Archive | December, 2011

How To Carry Concealed – My Initial Experience

14 Dec

Concealed Carry Weaponhey there,

Some time ago I made a decision – a very important decision….

if you are here reading this blog I am guessing you are either thinking about carrying a legally concealed weapon or you have already decided to do so some time ago.  This was a big and serious decision for me and I wanted to create this blog to share my experience in making this critically important decision. I hope this information is helpful for you.

Why I Chose To Carry Conealed

It was a hard decision but really what it came down to was an article I read by a guy named Lt. Dave Grossman.  The article was called “On Sheeps, Sheepdogs, And Wolves”  – It was a real game changing article for me and I recommend looking it up.  Just google it and you’ll find it.

That article will get you thinking for sure.

It got me thinking about who I was, who I wanted to be, what I would stand for, and what I would NOT stand for.

Once I started thinking about it I looked up a lot of information on how to carry concealed, the laws etc.

I recommend looking up your own state laws first.

Since I lived in a state that didn’t require me to take a class I went down to my local Police Department and requested my license.  It showed up in the mail about a week later.

I then went to a local gun range and took a private class with a firearms instructor on how to safely handle a gun.  

YOU SHOULD DO THIS!!!!

I was not really comfortable with firearms before this but afterwards I had a healthy respect for them and I knew how to use them more effectively. Besides learning how guns worked I also got to shoot a few different guns to see which I liked better.  (I liked Pistols first rather than Revolvers although you may choose differently)

I then went into research mode to find out which pistol I wanted.  I ended up buying a couple different guns.

1.  I got a Glock 36 (a .45 caliber pistol) – an excellent gun

2.  I also got a Ruger LCP .380 (this is also an excellent gun, considered a pocket pistol and is much smaller and easier to conceal.  I use this one mostly).

Once you have your license, your gun, you need to get a holster

There are lots of different Holsters out there.  You will need to try a bunch and see which one works best for you.  I really like the crossbreed holsters but see what works best.  A lot of local gun stores will have a wide variety that you can check out.  There are some guides on Amazon dot com that can get you pointed in the right direction.

The best Advice I Have On How To Concealed once you have these pieces is:  education and training 

This is just the beginning.

Now you need live training by experts, you need to physically train yourself (repetition and motor learning, and education on what when to defend yourself and the laws involved.

One Last Important Point

I highly recommend looking into getting Self Defense Insurance so that if and when you ever have to defend yourself your butt will be covered.

Did you know that if you ever have to defend yourself and your family you will be arrested and you might get prosecuted?  That’s why you need this additional level of defense so you don’t get screwed over by our “Legal System” and criminals who do something wrong, get shot, and then sue you for shooting them (even if you were legally in “the right”).

I hope this blog helps you my friend.  I commend you for being a “Sheepdog” and a responsibly-armed American!

Stay Safe,

-K