Tag Archives: Handgun

Concealed Carry Holsters and Pain

29 Oct

Not everyone has a positive reaction to handling guns.  They worry that guns kill people, but that’s not true. People kill people, and when someone is threatening you, a handgun could mean the difference between saving not only your own life, but the lives of the people you love. tuckable concealed carry holster

Your fear of handguns can be overcome. Proper education about how handguns and time at the range will probably change your mind, and are important for every new concealed weapons permit (CWP) holder. But you may not realize is that not just any handgun and concealed carry holster will be right for you. In addition to learning to overcome the fear of using guns, you’ll also need to study which guns and holsters are your perfect fit.

As a solution to the problem of comfortably carrying a gun, plenty of options are in the marketplace, especially if you find yourself dealing with concealed carry holsters and pain. Most holsters are not as easy to conceal as others. Some holsters are just too bulky, and are easy to spot, even for the untrained eye. You can find products that will make your experience more tolerable and comfortable, but be reminded —  some carry holsters look neat and pretty but can be both uncomfortable and useless. Others may provide the functionality you need but lack the design and comfort you might be looking for.

And if you’re not comfortable, it could lead to pain. Here is one common issue, discussed by Bruce N. Eimer, Ph.D. in his article, “Concealed Carry Holsters for the Highly Sensitive (And Everyone Else),” on USConcealedCarry.com

Concealed Carry Holsters and Pain

“Problem 1: Hip Pain. More than a few people who had been toting a substantial handgun in an inside the waist band holster (IWB) have told me that they developed chronic hip pain, back pain, sciatica, and arthritis. Some developed chronic groin pain as well. I am a pain management specialist who sees chronic pain patients in a medical pain management center every day. It is my hunch that some of these folks developed painful medical conditions as a result of long-term pressure on their hips or groin which caused constricted blood flow, bruising, and nerve irritation.

Solution. What is needed is an IWB that does not press hard into one’s side. Ideally it should be well cushioned and conform to the shape of one’s hip. (More concealed carry holster problems and solutions here)”

The need to protect yourself and your loved ones may have you carrying your weapon all day. Some threats call for a quick response and retrieving a gun easily and comfortably then becomes important. When you’re in pain, you can’t be effective. But then, you need to keep your gun as close to you as possible, and a comfortable and functional concealed carry holster can actually mean the difference between life and death.


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Handguns Galore!

4 Sep

You can see handguns galoreat SHOT (the Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade show) which is one of the most comprehensive trade shows for professionals in the shooting sports, hunting, and law enforcement areas.  This show boasts attendees from all fifty states as well as attendees from over one hundred different countries.

Gameface and Crossman Airsoft Lineup at SHOT S...

Gameface and Crossman Airsoft Lineup at SHOT Show 2011 (Photo credit: abcovey)

For over thirty five years, the SHOT show has been the ‘go-to’ show to see the newest and most innovative advances in the world of guns as well as some oldies but goodies.  It is usually a shorter discussion to ask what is NOT shown at the show instead of what IS.  You want to know what is going on in the industry, then you need to be there in 2013! The 2012 event was covered in part by USConcealedCarry.com

Handguns Galore!

“Firearms and accessories manufacturers display their products for an audience of licensed dealers, law enforcement professionals, and the media. The SHOT Show is the preferred venue to introduce new products, and the quantity of exciting new gear can be mind-boggling.

Show attendance hit a record high this year, with the official number exceeding 61,000 attendees. Media representatives numbered a record high of 2,466—including a large contingent from Concealed Carry Magazine and the USCCA.” (Full article on the SHOT Show here)

Back in 1979, the first show boasted a total 4700 attendees, while the most recent show saw a whopping 61,017! That is a real testament to the need for this kind of exhibit and the hunger in the market for knowledge about guns, knives, and other self-defense paraphernalia.

While it was a kind of handguns galore extravaganza, there was also a large collection of knives, flashlights, pens (made from rifle cartridges!), targets etc. available. You name it, it was on display!  The Zombie 3D reactive targets were hard to miss at the show. As a fun and engaging way to spice up yout target practice, the zombie’s come with a bleeding option. While these interesting targets are not cheap, they are very effective in providing a dimensional target to practice on as well as fun diversion to break up practice sessions.

No matter what, the SHOT show is an annual event that is sure to open your eyes to new options and information that will help you in all your defense efforts.

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