Whats the point of having a CC if you have to leave your weapon at home because your clothes can’t accommodate it?
Here are 5 tips for the ladies so they need not choose between clothes and their safety.
If it’s at home in your gun safe, that weapon you’ve bought won’t do you much good.
Ladies dress with more elegance than the bros. (We love it, don’t ever stop!)
Unfortunately, that can make bringing your gun along tricky.
But tricky doesn’t mean impossible.
Beka Garris gave us 5 tips to make it work.
1. Function Over Fashion.
Don’t let APPEARANCE be what guides your purchase. Learn how the weapon feels in your hand. Know what you want BEFORE you buy one. Rent a few, and shoot them. You will hate the way some feel. Do not buy those ones. Choose one that will feel ‘right’ in your hand.
2. Size Matters.
Leaving the obvious jokes aside, it matters how big the gun you choose is. If you go home with a monster gun, that is heavy and bulky, have you thought about how you are planning to conceal it?
Isn’t that the whole POINT of CC?
This is especially true for the ladies that are more on the petite side. When you’re making your choice, keep this in mind.
3. Wear It.
How often should you carry your firearm?
Simple: if you ALWAYS carry it, you will never be caught off guard.
You never know when it will become needed.
As we have seen on the news, time and again, even something as simple as baseball practice or a meal at a cafe isn’t automatically ‘safe’.
Better to have what you don’t need than to need what you don’t have.
4. Dress for Success
If your holster and your clothing are a mismatch, you won’t be able to use your firearm when you need it. It is possible to have nice clothes that are practical for your purposes.
5. Train How You Carry
The whole point of training is so that we don’t experience the failures of our learning curve at a critical moment when we NEED a quick and smooth response.
When you are training with your firearm, including the holsters you make use of in your training.
For example, if you carry in your purse, practice drawing your weapon from that purse when you go to the range so that it feels more natural when you need to do it for real.
If you have a preferred type of holster, make sure to include drawing from that holster when practicing at the range.
And as alway, stay safe!
(You can find Beka Garris’s article, including specific advice on holster use, here.)
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