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5 Concealed Carry Tips For Gun Owners | Best Gun Concealment
Help yourself to these concealed carry tips, handy for both novice and expert gun carriers.
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- Concealed Carry Tips: What Responsible Gun Owners Should Know
Concealed Carry Tips for Responsible Gun Owners
Concealed Carry Tips: What Responsible Gun Owners Should Know
The right to bear arms will always be a topic of debate. But that’s not what I’m arguing here. I'm here to talk about Concealed Carry.
That’s our God-given right as U.S. American citizens.
We can put people at ease a little by concealing our weapons. What they don’t know won’t hurt them. And of course, we won’t hurt them either, because we’re responsible gun carriers.
Most people who carry a CCW never actually have to use it. That’s because the only reason they would ever use it is in a life-threatening emergency to themselves or others.
Nonetheless, having this CCW does make them feel safer, and they like preparing for the worst.
Part of preparing for the worst includes knowing how to properly handle your weapon. While in use, and while not in use.
Please always be responsible. Here are 5 of the best of our concealed carry tips.
1. Practice Wearing It
Always take it for a test run so you can get used to it. Wear it around the house before going out in public.
This includes practicing sitting, standing, walking, and using the restroom with your holster on. If you can’t do any of these maneuvers, the concealed carry holster is not right for you, or you need more practice.
2. Stop Fussing
Fussing is one of the concealed carry things to avoid. Your gun might be hidden, but you’re fiddling so much that you’re giving it away.
Don’t make this common mistake and let the holster do its business.
A constant tugging at your shirt or feeling for the gun will reveal it’s there… Most people don’t think twice about this sort of thing.
And most people don’t search for a hidden gun on someone, it’s just not something that crosses there mind.
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3. Practice Using Your Gear
Just like I mentioned in Tip 1, if you can’t wear it effectively, you shouldn’t wear it. Likewise, practice using your weapon and how to properly carry a concealed handgun.
Getting it in and out of the holster effectively, and actually using the weapon.
You must be able to use it and feel comfortable using it if you plan on actually wearing it out in public. Or else – what’s the point?
4. Keep Practice and Real Life Separate
You’ve practiced a dry fire round, hold off on loading up the gun and going about your day. Give yourself a mental rest.
You want to keep a distinguished difference between carrying your loaded weapon vs practicing with it unloaded.
5. Do Not Act Like You Have a Gun
Conceal, don’t feel, don’t let them know. Walking around hyper-suspicious will not help you in your situation.
If you are indeed concealing a weapon, I am assuming you are doing so in a state where this is legal, with that being said, there is no need to feel paranoid. You are not breaking any laws.
Do not feel guilty, walk with confidence and care. You have a lethal weapon on you, and you will use it if (and only if) there is an emergency.
Be proud, you are an American citizen who has the right to do this. People will notice if you feel uncomfortable. Be your natural self.
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These 5 concealed carry tips will help you become a more responsible gun owner. As we've heard so many times before, “With great power comes great responsibility.”
Use it wisely. Do not use it unless there is a real danger. Please and Thank you.
How do you conceal your weapons? Do you have any concealed carry tips to add? Let us know in the comments.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on March 18, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.
April 2, 2023 at 4:55 AM
I really appreciate the tips in this article. It’s so important to be responsible with our firearms, and these tips will help me be a better concealed carrier. Thanks for sharing!
Do you have any other tips for being a responsible concealed carrier?
March 10, 2022 at 7:27 AM
You guys should be ashamed of yourself!
Finger on the trigger with gun in your pants?
December 4, 2020 at 5:53 AM
What a joke. First picture no holster to cover the trigger and finger on the trigger. This article should be removed.
August 24, 2020 at 8:42 PM
Lisa, you might be an idiot! Or at least the editor is! I won’t read the article or recommend it to anyone starting with this photo or the one on the link to this article.
October 26, 2016 at 9:25 PM
I’m with everyone else…..bad photo. Rule #3: Keep your finger out of the trigger gard and off the trigger until your sights are on target (and you have made the decision to shoot). So…..I won’t be using this page for tips.
August 30, 2015 at 8:59 PM
I’m new to concealed carry,but that picture looks dangerous. How many times has he shot himself?
September 13, 2015 at 9:33 AM
One and done. Bad photo to use as an example. But after looking at it, he might just be scared and getting ready to pull it. Look at the brown spot just below the center belt loop.