I'm gonna go out on a big limb here and assume that you carry a firearm for your personal defense on a daily or near daily basis. Am I right? Good. Me too!
Carrying a concealed firearm is a significant responsibility, and it's essential that we continuously strive to improve our self-defense skills. In this installment, I wanted to pass along 5 of the most common mistakes I see among concealed carry holders out there. If you're new, please consider these tips to help improve your weapons handling skills. If you've been at it a while, maybe you can use this information to help out someone else on their journey.
So let's get to it!
Mistake 1: Poor Holster Selection
One of the most common mistakes concealed carry holders make is choosing the wrong holster. Often, aesthetics and fashion are prioritized over function. A poor holster can hinder your ability to draw your firearm quickly and efficiently, which can be a matter of life or death in a self-defense situation.
Invest time and effort in selecting a holster that's tailored to your firearm, body type, and daily activities. Consider factors like retention, comfort, and accessibility. Holsters that offer proper retention while still allowing for a swift and secure draw are essential. Finding the right holster for you is kinda like buying a car. You gotta take it for a test drive to see how it handles. I have a closet full of old holsters that I bought and tried before I settled on a couple of brands that worked for me. Here's a few I've had great experiences with:
When it comes to self-defense, understanding that the first threat you encounter might not be the only one is vital. In the realm of security and personal protection, we refer to this phenomenon as primary and secondary threats.
Primary and Secondary Threats Defined
In the security and self-protection world, primary threats refer to the initial and often overt attacks or dangers that individuals or groups face. These threats could include acts of violence, such as an armed assailant, an explosion, or other violent stimuli, where the immediate danger is clear and present.
However, secondary threats are less obvious and more insidious. These are the concealed dangers that follow the primary threat, often catching individuals off guard and creating additional challenges for those seeking to protect themselves.
Secondary threats may take various forms, such as