So You Bought a Concealed Carry Gun. You’re all Set, Right? Nope!
Here at concealedonline.com we feel that — aside from proper training — you need some awesome accessories to make your CCW system effective in every situation.
Here’s our 3 favorite concealed carry accessories to optimize your self-defense and help you protect your loved ones. Each one will help you take your protection to the next level.
This is where the rubber meets the road… the primary point of failure for most new concealed carriers. Which makes it the weakest potential link in the chain of things that absolutely have to work for CCW system effectiveness.
Most people just assume they’re going to wear the belt they already have, and some people wear no belt at all on a normal basis.
The belt you wear while carrying concealed is one of the most important parts of carrying.
Why? Let’s break it down:
Stability – your belt provides an attachment point for the holster and also keeps the holster on a horizontal plane. Both of these are critical for keeping the gun stable.
Draw – a properly fastened and retentive belt keeps the holster attached when you draw. A too loose or too thin belt will flex and bend which could interfere with your draw.
A belt is critical to weapons retention, and is often the only thing holding your holster in your pants.
A good belt for concealed carrying can be made of either quality leather, or even synthetic nylon. Look for a solid buckle and wide belt as this offers more holster support.
Unless you’re a crack shot, you may need more rounds than you think. Having the option to reload is key to neutralizing bad guys.
Since you already have a belt and concealed holster, slim-fitting magazine carriers are a must-have.
Like your weapon, they can be discreetly disguised and the extra weight is negligible. Go with an open-top magazine carrier that allows you to grip it from the bottom and pull them straight up for a reload.
For revolvers, open-top speed loader pouches are effective, though they’re wider than comparable mag pouches.
But don’t forget – speed loaders or a magazine in your front pocket are a dead giveaway you’re carrying concealed.
Rule of thumb: always keep additional hardware as concealed as the weapon itself.
Most concealed carry guns won’t be equipped with a weapons light. The whole rig is big and bulky and kind of defeats the purpose of carrying concealed.
Even so, the fact is, you still need tactical illumination since many of the places you carry are dimly lit.
Movie theaters, restaurants or the workplace can be challenged for proper lighting.
We recommend you always carry some form of flashlight. If a situation ever arises, you don’t want to rely on squinting to hit your target.
At concealedonline.com we strongly believe that a weapons system is more than just the weapon itself.
Accessories allow you more options and it’s better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it!