The decision to carry a concealed weapon is a life-changing one that brings massive responsibility. There are a few things that you should absolutely NOT DO!
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There’s a lot that goes into carrying a concealed weapon as part of your lifestyle. Finding the right equipment, and training with it are the first step. Learning your state’s laws and going through the process of getting the permit generally come next. These are relatively easy portions of the road; they’re documented and understood and generally straightforward. As with everything, though, there’s a vast gulf between theory and practice. So here are some of the common mistakes, pitfalls, errors, and oversights that CCW—both newbies and old hands—occasionally blunder into.
Use a cheap holster.
Your carry system counts—a failure could be anywhere between embarrassing and catastrophic– so spend the time and money on quality. Check out our article 11 Things to Consider When Choosing a Concealed Carry Holster for more info.
Using improper carry and storage methods is a big no-no.
Shoving a gun in your belt or the back of your pants is never the preferred way of doing things. Ditto leaving it under the car seat while you duck in to work. There are better, safer ways to do this, and responsible gun owners find them.
Likewise, disobeying the relevant laws is out of the question.
As responsible members of the CCW community, it’s our collective responsibility to stay apprised of all the relevant laws and obey them. This is the agreement we make for the legal protections that come with the permit.
Don’t get lazy with it.
It’s very easy to become complacent when you carry an object every day—even if that object is a weapon. Follow the rules of gun safety to the letter.
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