Ready To Get Your Concealed Carry Permit? 3 Tips For Adjusting To Carrying A Firearm

Posted on: 17 December 2019

If you have taken all the classes and passed the test to get your concealed carry permit, now you move onto the second part of getting a concealed carry permit – actually carrying your gun on your person. Carrying a gun on your person can be a big adjustment; here are a few tips that will make the adjustment easier to handle.

Tip #1: Invest in a Good Belt

The first thing you need to do is invest in a good belt. You need a belt that will support both the weight of your holster and the weight of your handgun. You need a strong belt that is not going to wear down or break when you are wearing it. The last thing you want to happen when you are walking around with your handgun is to have the buckle on your belt break, or the belt itself break, and have your holster and gun dangling down the side.

You need to use a high-quality, strong belt. A nice custom leather belt is a good choice. Don't just depend on your pants on their own to hold up your holster and gun; wear a belt with your outfit when you are carrying your gun on your person around your waist.

Tip #2: Invest in a Nice Holster

Second, you need to invest in a nice concealed carry holster. Don't go with a cheap universal holster. Instead, invest in a high-end holster from a nice store. Bring your handgun unloaded in a locked box with you to the store, and ask their permission to get your handgun out and try it with the different holsters they have in stock. You want to invest in a holster that fits your gun perfectly and is easy and comfortable for you to use.

Tip #3: Carry the Gun You Want to Use

Finally, make sure that you are carrying the gun you would want to use in an actual emergency. Don't carry the lightest handgun, or the cutest one; carry the handgun that if you were in an emergency, you would actually want to pull out and use. You should be carrying the gun you feel most comfortable using and have experience practicing with on the gun range.

When it comes to carrying a gun now that you have a concealed carry permit, you need to invest in a high-quality belt and holster so you can safely carry your gun. Make sure you are carrying the gun you would actually want to use in an emergency situation. Be sure to carry extra ammunition with you as well, just in case you need it.