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. Take a look below.
1. How clueless the average person is.
I don’t mean this in an offensive way at all, I mean it quite literally. At first, you think that every single person you pass can see your firearm. It becomes apparent after some time, that people are pretty bad at paying attention to anything other tan technology.
2. How quickly anti-gun folks can change their views-at least temporarily.
3. A quality belt is so important.
A quality gun belt will hold the weight of your gun, keep it close to your body, and prevent the holster from flopping around due to belt flex. Before you go searching for the right holster, make sure you’ve got the best quality belt you can get.
4. The value of a good holster.
3 things that a holster can do:
A good quality holster will keep your gun positioned correctly. If you ever do need to grab you’re gun, having a good holster will easily allow you to do that without having to check its position every five seconds.
A time may come when you have to get your gun quickly. In this instance, your trigger would be protected. Until you are holding your gun safely, the holster will keep your trigger protected.
You stay in control with your gun. You want a holster that will keep your firearm secure even when you are moving.
5. Bending down can cause problems
You might end up accidentally prining if you don’t watch what you’re doing. Printing can easily happen if the gun grip is pressed against your clothing while you bend over. Daily carry teaches you to bend in a different way to keep this from happening.
6. The number of people who also conceal carry
You will find yourself trying to spot other carriers. Whatever tips you off that someone is carrying a firearm, DON’T do what they’re doing.
7. Guns are heavy.
Actually, even light guns get heavy. When you carry a loaded gun and a couple of spare magazines, you’re talking about serious pocket change!
8. Heroism is overrated.
Prosecutors and the perps’ family members will try to take your money and freedom even if the shooting is completely justifiable.
9. It’s hard to beat a traditional belt holster.
It doesn’t really matter if you like OWB or IWD holsters. The most secure and accesible way to carry is on the belt. Is it a pain to conceal? Yes. Is it comfortable? Not necessarily. Another downfall is that you may need to change some clothing options, but you will not be let down by this carry method.
10. You don’t know anything.
You will always have things to learn when you start to carry a gun. Having a firearm doesn’t make you safe. Always be open to learning because carrying a gun is life or death.