Here are some things a new gun owner will learn about carrying everyday, and that you might have learned already if you are more seasoned. Check it out from Tom McHale…
1. How clueless the average person is.
After a couple of weeks, you begin to realize that people are far more immersed in their phones than your appearance. The folks that do make eye contact with you almost never look for telltale bulges around your waist.
2. How quickly anti-gun folks can change their views—at least temporarily.
My wife was out for dinner one night with some friends, some of whom are decidedly anti-gun and can’t understand why someone would carry. Walking to the car after dinner, the group noticed a couple of suspicious characters hanging around a dark corner of the parking lot. Looking to my wife, the group asked the same question, “You do have your gun with you, right?”
3. The value of a good belt.
Carrying a gun safely and securely requires a proper belt. A quality gun belt, like the Galco SB-2, will hold the weight of your gun, keep it close to your body, and prevent the holster from flopping around due to belt flex.
4. The value of a good holster.
Once you have a solid foundation with a proper belt, you need to continue building on that with equal quality. A good holster does three things:
- A holster helps you access your gun quickly, easily, and safely.
- It protects the trigger.
- It ensures that your gun remains under your control.
5. Bending over can get you in trouble—in more ways than one.
If you carry a gun daily, you quickly learn how to reach low things by bending your knees and keeping your back straight.
6. How many other people carry concealed.
Trying to spot other concealed carriers is a great way to pass time. Better yet, make this activity a self-improvement drill. If you can spot others carrying, consider what tipped you off to their armed status, and don’t make the same mistake yourself.
7. Guns are heavy.
Actually, even light guns get heavy. Because marketing materials of pocket guns always show unloaded weight, you get surprised when you load that sucker up with 10 or more cartridges.
8. Heroism is overrated.
Even after justifiable self-defense shootings, ambitious prosecutors or family members of the perpetrator can take your life savings—and freedom—in the post-event courtroom.
9. It’s hard to beat a traditional belt holster.
Regardless of whether you prefer IWB or OWB holsters, on-the-belt carry is had to beat for gun security and quick accessibility.
10. You don’t know anything.
The longer you carry, the more you learn. The more you learn, the more you realize how much you don’t know.
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