A concealed carry is only as good as your ability to access it.
We feel it’s best to occasionally state the obvious. So, here goes…
FOREWARNED IS FOREARMED
Prior knowledge of possible dangers gives you a tactical advantage. Or to put it another way — always be ready to use your concealed carry in any and all situations!
Especially those situations where you know there’s a good chance you could find yourself compromised, like say for instance, if you happen to be entering a dangerous, messed-up part of town.
In those cases, it’s a really-really good idea to keep these simple tips & tricks fresh in your brainpan:
FREE YOUR HANDS
Sounds like something I shouldn’t have to tell you, right? But you’d be amazed how many people forget this simple rule and wind up on the receiving end of a violent crime.
Keep your hands as free as possible for quicker access to your concealed carry.
Shift your groceries to your passive arm…
Get in the habit of carrying a backpack to free up your hands…
Put down the damn phone! Talking about which…
You’ve heard of Distracted Driving, right? Well, what about Distracted Walking, Distracted Talking or for that matter, Distracted Breathing??? That’s what happens when you bury your head in your phone.
People can’t go two seconds without looking at their phone. There are many documented cases of people walking into traffic, walking off a cliff, and other stupid yet lethal incidents while ogling their iPhone screens!
Put down the phone. Back away from the phone. Now… look up… engage!
I know it’s hard – but just do it. You’ll thank me later.
Plus of course, when you have a phone in hand, you can’t also be expected to easily access your concealed carry. Bottom line… stay alert to your surroundings. A simple rule to live by that could save your life.
Also, make sure access to your firearm is unimpeded — unzip your coat, release the snap closure on your holster, and make sure your undershirt or shirt tails don’t get in the way of unholstering your gun.
Lastly, getting in and out of a car can pose problems for access…
… especially with seat belts and IWB holsters as part of the equation. Be aware of your limitations in a vehicle and adjust your firearm accordingly.