What can you learn when you carry every day? A whole lot, it turns out.
Reflecting on my experiences carrying a gun daily for near a couple of decades, I figured out that I’ve learned a couple of things. Read these facts below.
The first thing I learned was that normally, people are pretty naive.
This is not a bad thing. You’re convinced, at first, that everyone can see the gun that you’re carrying. You learn, after a while, that people are mostly focused on their priorities.
2. Those who once thought of themselves as “anti-gun”, may find themselves being “pro-gun” in an instant.
3. Why you can’t settle for just any belt.
You want a sturdy belt that will support your gun while keeping it near you, and that won’t allow it to flop arounfd. If you’re having trouble with a holster, make sure you’ve got a proper belt underneath.
4. The necessity of a good holster
What should you expect from a good holster?
In order to keep your gun secure, you need a good holster. If you ever need to reach for your gun, it will be exactly where you expect. It won’t move around and you won’t have to constantly check the position of your gun.
A time may come when you have to get your gun quickly. In this instance, your trigger would be protected. By having your gun in a holster, you are keeping the trigger protected until your hands are securely on the firearm.
You stay in charge of your gun You want a holster that will keep your firearm secure even when you are moving.
5. Be careful when you bend over
A number of carry methods can cause printing dysfunction if you’re not careful. Whether your holster is an inner waistband or outer waistband, leaning too far out can cause you to print. If you carry a gun daily, you quickly learn how to reach low things by bending your knees and keeping your back straight.
6. The number of people who also conceal carry
You will find yourself trying to spot other carriers. 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.
Typically when you carry, we’re talking a loaded gun with some extra magazines just in case. All of that weight can make it pretty heavy to carry!
8. Heroism is overrated.
No matter how justfied a self-defense shooting was, people will always come out of the woodwork to “get even.”
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. Comfort and ease while concealing are not its top priorities. Although there are some downsides to carrying like this, you will be very happy you did should you ever find yourself in a sticky situation.
10. You don’t know anything.
You learn so much the longer you carry. Having a firearm doesn’t make you safe. Always be open to learning because carrying a gun is life or death.