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    The Dos and Don’ts of Carrying a Concealed Handgun

    23 Feb 2018

    Everyone makes mistakes. But when your mistake happens to involve a gun, it could get you in trouble with the law—or even cost someone’s life, including and quite possibly your own.

    When it comes to handling a firearm, you are obligated to practice vigilance every step of the way.

    Of course, if you are new to the world of concealed carry, you should know better than to use a handgun without doing your homework. Here’s our list of dos and don’ts to improve your skills on the field and on the range:

    Do: Carry Extra Ammo At All Times

    Because you’ll never know when you need it!

    Besides being an excellent tactical strategy, carrying extra rounds makes you less nervous about running out, and deal with multiple assailants. All things considered, carrying extra shouldn’t be a question of “if”, but of “how many” rounds you should carry.

    Don’t: Skip Dry Firing Practice

    “Practice makes perfect” is a phrase you’ll hear a LOT on the range—and it’s true for every shooter. Finally getting a licensed gun may arm you with a lot of confidence, but don’t let it fool you into thinking you don’t need practice.

    Since on-the-range training and ammunition can be expensive, consider dry firing with laser simulation. This an excellent skill-building option and can be practiced with any firearm at home.

    A good firearm instructor will normally recommend 70% dry firing and 30% shooting for optimal practice.

    Do: Practice Drawing Your Concealed Carry

    There’s more to skillful shooting than simply pulling the trigger.

    While you’re practicing your drawing skills, don’t focus exclusively on drawing from an OWB holster or from a hip. Practice with your actual concealed carry holster in order to develop muscle memory, understand the nuances and technical precision of drawing different guns from different CDC holsters.

    Don’t: Invest in a Low Quality Concealed Holster

    Choosing the right concealed holster is as important as choosing the right firearm.

    Do not make an impulse decision based on the price tag or aesthetic, and be sure to ask important questions before making your purchase.

    A great holster ensures that your gun is safe, secure and available at all times.

    Buy from a licensed dealer who can walk you through the selection process.

    We specialize in inside the waist band (IWB) and outside the waist band (OWB) holsters, supplying premium products to Military and first responders. For more information on concealed carry, give us a call at 800.382.7571 and let us help you choose the ideal holster hardware and accessories!

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