More and more people are taking advantage of concealed carry laws in the United States these days. There are more concealed carry options for women, and there are just as many holsters available as there are guns on the market. If you’ve decided to start carrying a gun with you, you still need to make sure that you do so safely. Here are a few safety tips to keep in mind while you conceal and carry.
Get the Right Holster
Different handguns will require different types of holsters, and you can never assume that the holster you bought for one gun will work for another. Research different holsters, and buy them before you buy any new guns.
Wear Your Holster at Home
It sounds strange, but you should spend some time wearing your holster and gun around your house. You need to get used to how it feels and what you need to do if you ever need to use your gun in a self-defense scenario.
Don’t Draw Attention to Your Gun
Part of the purpose of concealed carry is that your weapon is concealed in public. People shouldn’t know you have it. If you point it out or touch it too often, people will know that you’re armed, and that might make them nervous. There is nothing wrong with being armed where it is legal to be, but you don’t want to give anybody the wrong idea about why you have a gun with you in public.
Don’t Draw Your Gun if You Don’t Intend to Use It
Finally, never pull out your gun if you don’t intend to use it. You don’t want it to go off accidentally, and you don’t want to scare anybody. You should never assume that any gun is completely safe in your hands. You have a deadly weapon in your possession, and you should treat it with the respect it deserves if you don’t want to be responsible for yet another accidental shooting in this country.