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Common Methods of Concealed Carry
In our first article we will discuss several of the common ways to conceal a firearm on your persons. These are just different methods, and to each there own. What works for me may not work for you. In this article I will explain several of these methods. In later articles I will give my opinions on what I like to use.
Strong Side on Belt
One of the most common methods. This method allows one of the quickest draws. The holster is secured on the belt at either the 3 o’clock position for right handed people or 9 o’clock for lefties.
The gun is carried either inside the pants or out on the belt. The gun is placed on the persons opposite side. You must reach across the the body to access the gun.
Inside the pants
Just like strong side on the belt, but inside your pants. You must wear a larger size pants to accommodate the extra room for the gun and holster.
Appendix carry is one of the most un-liked and looked down upon carry methods, the gun is placed inside the pants in the 12 o’clock position. This can be very uncomfortable and some feel there may be accidental discharge issues associated with this method.
Behind the Back
The gun is placed either vertically or horizontally on the small of the back. You must reach behind you to access your weapon.
Pocket carry is for small guns only. The gun is placed in a special holster that stays in your pocket when the gun is drawn. This is recommended for a backup gun.
An wide elastic band that is worn on the belly. It usually has a universal holster and a dual magazine pouch. This holster can be spun around so the gun is in any position desired. This can be very hot in warm climates.
The shoulder holster is generally worn over a shirt and under a jacket. This method was made popular by detectives. It is commonly utilized with a suit. The one main disadvantage is once the jacket is removed the gun is no longer concealed.
Purse or Bag
The purse is a common place for a lady to carry a gun. Altho it has some major disadvantages. It can easily be separated from you. And often the gun is too hard to find due to all the other items in the purse. In recent years men have popularized the “man purse” a messenger or other type of bag.
The fanny pack used to be a common place to carry when at the beach or amusement park. In recent years people have stopped carrying fanny packs. A fanny pack screams gun.
The ankle holster is a popular way to carry a second gun. It is much harder to access a gun on your ankle, and you can not carry a large gun down there. When using an ankle holster your pants must have a large enough leg to conceal the gun.
In my opinion the spare magazine is the most over looked part of concealed carry. Why no one that carries a gun wants to be prepared for the worse is still a question to me. One spare magazine should be carried with every primary gun. And one should consider the possibility of carrying another spare in there vehicle.
This article was originally posted on my other site GunPreparedness.com to view the original article go here.http://gunpreparedness.com/2011/10/common-methods-of-concealed-carry/