It doesn’t do you any good to carry concealed if you don’t take the time to practice regularly with your weapon. I’m sure you know that, but hope that you won’t mind some additional CCW tipsthat may refresh your memory and spur you into taking some much needed action!
- Practice at the range wearing the type of clothing you wear most often when you carry concealed. You need to be familiar with how to get to your weapon in the same clothing you typically wear when carrying.
- It’s okay to practice with target ammunition, but also go a few rounds with the exact same kind of ammunition you carry daily.
- Women should consider switching their guns from their purses to on their bodies. Too often the bad guys will take the purse, and if they get that – they now have your gun, too.
- Be sure that you are really carrying concealed. If your pants are a bit too tight, for example, then you are only carrying covered, not concealed.
- Be cool about being armed. Keep it quiet so that you can keep yourself from becoming a threat and the first target.
- Run your own practice drill that goes from accessing your ccw, improving your draw, taking the safety off, and aiming as accurately as possible. ALWAYS unload your gun first, of course. Check it and then check it again to be sure that all the ammunition is removed and that you are safe when practicing these trials.
These great tips come from Paul Benjamin on USConcealedCarry.com He also had this to say:
“Remember, if you have to draw your firearm to defend yourself, you are reacting to someone’s aggressive moves. They are already in motion, while you are catching up. Your drawing and firing have to be as natural as breathing. You will not have time to think about each step.”(Full ccw article here)
The above is in relation to perhaps the most important of his CCW tips — to practice regularly and in a variety of drills so that you essentially increase your muscle memory and gain the kind of comfort necessary to ensure successful use of your pistol or other ccw in a dangerous situation.
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