Gun enthusiasts and firearm owners are increasingly beginning to conceal carry. As violence and active shooter situations are on the rise, more gun owners understand the need for personal protection outside of the home as well as on their own property. One must consider how to go successfully about making the move from the glove box to the body. Here are three things to take into account as you make your decision.
What Is Concealed?
Some people prefer to open carry, which is fine if allowed by state law. If, however, you prefer to conceal carry then you may not want your weapon to be too noticeable. A typical holster is fine for open carry, but it is too obvious to conceal. Other options include things like a concealed ankle holster or belly band, which provide you with the anonymity you desire.
What Is Practical?
A second factor in making the determination as to which concealed carry is right for you is whether or not the weapon is easily accessible. Your firearm may not be noticeable, but is it quicly retrievable? You don’t want to falter in a life or death situation. Ensuring your firearm in concealed yet within quick reach is critical in finding the right concealed carry for you.
What Is Safe?
Another factor in determining which concealed carry product is right for you is choosing the right manufacturer. Just as you want your gun to fire properly every time, you also want your firearm products to be quality and perform well. Choose manufacturers that have a high customer rating and positive reviews. Online forums and groups are generally happy to provide feedback if you’re unsure.
If you are making a transition from storing your gun in your glovebox to your person, then prepare to do so safely. Answering the three questions outlined here will get you off to a good start. Do your homework and choose wisely.