If you are considering or have pursued a concealed carry license, like a growing number of the population, you may be wondering where to start. The concealed carry lifestyle does not begin and end with purchasing a weapon and holster.
Holster Advantages and Disadvantages
Each holster type has advantages and disadvantages. For example, concealed carry ankle holsters are easily disguised and don’t typically require a change in clothing except a wider leg. However, these holsters can sometimes be difficult to draw from in a standing position and may shift as you run or move. If most of your day is spent sitting, this is a great option. In fact, they are often used as backup holsters.
Sense of Security
A weapon is a tool in your self-defense toolbox, but it cannot be the only tool. Having a tool does not make you secure because the tool itself is not useful unless you are adept at using it. Therefore, consider taking self-defense classes and learning how to navigate hostile situations. Then, practice with your weapons and holsters regularly to ensure you can draw quickly and fire accurately.
Concealed carry is a lifestyle. Carrying on a regular basis will change how you dress and move. It requires that you add weight to your body every day. Although you will get used to this added weight over time, it can be somewhat uncomfortable in the beginning. You may consider only carrying when you are in dangerous areas, but you are not in charge of when or how you may be attacked. Criminals control the time and place, and they can change these situational factors at will. You need to be prepared at all times, so you should carry at all times.
Consider learning about the concealed carry lifestyle from those who currently carry. They will provide you with valuable insight into the impacts carrying has on your life.