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Concealed Carry Tips | Traveling With A Gun



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These concealed carry ideas will help you decide which method is more suitable for you as a gun carrier.

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In this article:

  1. What Works Best for You
    1. Standard 5 O’Clock Concealed Carry Holster Position
    2. Cross Draw/Paddle Holster for Concealed Carry
    3. Shoulder Holster for Concealed Carry
    4. Fanny Pack for Concealed Carry
    5. Car Mount Holster for Concealed Carry

5 Concealed Carry Tips | Traveling with a Gun

What Works Best for You

A pocket holster is great for outside carry as it is designed to stay in the pocket when you pull the firearm out. When you are in a car, however, it can be hard to get around the seat belt and down into the pocket when in a situation where you need your weapon.

These are really important to consider if you are spending a lot of time inside a vehicle. After getting a concealed carry permit, experiment with different ideas and holsters and find out what the best would be for YOU.

Run some scenarios and test them in your car and find a way that works best. Each situation is different, especially when moving from inside to outside your vehicle.

Check out the different options below and tell us what you think.

1. Standard 5 O'Clock Concealed Carry Holster Position


The standard five o'clock carry position obviously isn't going to be perfect for in the car but is one of the most popular ways to carry outside of a vehicle. In a vehicle it may be uncomfortable and cumbersome to present your firearm.

It's not the fastest or smoothest, but it may still work for some of you with practice.

2. Cross Draw/Paddle Holster for Concealed Carry


The paddle holster is great because it is easily taken on and off when you get in and out of the vehicle. You simply have to take your paddle holster and place it in your front waistband.

This works well in any seated position and nothing gets in the way of drawing. When in public, however, it is hard to conceal.

Also, it is easy for someone coming at you to grab the weapon.

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3. Shoulder Holster for Concealed Carry


The shoulder holster is yet another great option inside a vehicle, with all the weight supported by the upper body and, depending on seat shape and car, it may not put any unwanted pressure on your body when seated. The seat belt won't interfere with the holster in any way and it is easily concealable with any jacket or coat.

4. Fanny Pack for Concealed Carry


OK… so we struggle with this on. The fanny pack is great because you can start the day with the fanny pack on your person and you can take it off and put it on the seat next to you.

The only primary problem is it can slide off the seat if not secured, making it useless to you when in a dangerous situation. This is remedied by strapping it to the seat with its own straps or simply keeping it on when getting in your car.

The additional problem with fanny packs, of course, is you are wearing a fanny pack.

5. Car Mount Holster for Concealed Carry


Have a holster actually mounted inside your vehicle. This is the route most of us take a GC.

No matter what happens, it will always be in the same spot and easily removed if need be. The one pictured here is a simple twist and remove system.

You can also check out the full video on Personal Defense Tips: Firearms Training – Carrying Firearms in a Vehicle by PersonalDefenseNet:

You don't just pick a method that you think is cool. Spend some time to figure out which works well for you.

Is it convenient? Will you be able to quickly pull out your gun in case of an emergency?

Use a concealed carry bag if you're comfortable with it. These are very important things to consider when choosing a method of carrying your gun.

Do you now have an idea which concealed carry method will work for you? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!


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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on March 19, 2015, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

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  1. Woodson Tyree

    August 3, 2016 at 3:50 PM

    Matt, Thank you for the review of our shoulder holster. Keep up the good work.

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