Like both sides of a coin guns also have a mixed usage. But before we use one, the wielder must know as to how carry one around with them. The mechanism in which a gun works is very complex and yet simple. A spring loaded pin presses onto a bullet, igniting it and propelling a piece of metal at approximately 1,126ft/second. Pretty simple right? Well this spring loaded system is quite delicate and with so much as a slip and fall, the gun will fire automatically. To prevent it, there is a safety switch and many more precautions which must be known in order to get a license. Carrying a gun on oneself isn’t a walk in the park. People end up making mistakes and a loaded gun is something with which you don’t want to commit any blunders. Today we will discuss 10 commonly concealed carry mistakes and as how to avoid them. These pointers will not only help you to save time and money but in some cases maybe also your life and freedom.
- Selecting the right firearm- Selecting the right firearm is very important. You walk into a firearm shop and you’re met with various displays of handguns and picking the one that looks more beautiful and fashionable may not be the right choice. There are a lot factors that come into consideration such as, how you are going to carry it, whether on the hip or in a shoe holster or in a vest, you need to pick one suited for the particular location. Second, is your physical size. If you’re a 5ft 2’’, then a .45caliber may not be the correct choice. Last comes the time of the year. As due to season the clothing change, one needs to buy a gun which can easily be concealed in the clothes.
- The second point we are going to talk about one’s awareness. Making a personal protection plan only about firearms isn’t the best of ideas. You should be equally aware of your surroundings and act accordingly, judging by the threat level and deciding whether you should pull out your firearm at all. The best way to avoid conflict is AVOID the situation altogether. The best way to survive a violent encounter is to avoid it in the first place. Weapon training is crucial, but learning when and where to actually point the nozzle is the real lesson here.
- Finding the right holster is a crucial point. A gun is like a tool and people tend to best the tools with which they are comfortable with. Finding the right gun and the comfortable holster is a challenge. One has to go through a lot of trials before finding theirs. There are all sorts of holsters available in the market, from the super cheap to the insanely expensive. One thing the buyer has to keep in mind is the quality. You need one which retains the gun properly and can be worn throughout the day without any signs of discomfort. Go ahead and experiment with the different types available in the market until you find the right one suited to your needs and compatibility.
- There is no end to learning. Having a license to carry a hunting rifle won’t do you much good if you intend to carry a handgun around with yourself, the two are miles apart. There exists different courses and tutorials for different guns and as well the same guns. Believing that you have learnt all of them is a mistake. Knowing to wield a gun isn’t enough. As said before you need to know the situation required in order to use it and these scenarios have no end to them. Keep yourself up to date and never believe that you have had enough training.
- Preparing for the aftermath of a self-defence shooting. This is very critical as the actions taken during this phase goes a long way in the future handling of the case. Two possible scenarios come to mind. If you’re at the scene where a gunfight is taking place. Do not get hyped and pull out your gun. Take cover and call the police. In the incident someone got shot. Make sure to holster your gun when the police arrives or they might accuse you of the crime due to circumstantial evidence. Secondly if you happen to pull the trigger in self- defence, call the authorities, notify them of the incident stating your identity and also keep your weapon holstered when they arrive.
- Test your self-defence ammo. Testing out your self-defence ammo when you are actually faced with a dire situation isn’t the best of ideas. Take time to practice your skills in a firing range. Try out the different brands in order to learn about their performance and stick to the one you’re comfortable with. Yes, dashing out a box of bullets may be expensive but it’s reassuring to know that during the time of need you will be able to defend yourself and not have to fumble around searching where to load the bullets.
- Maintain a consistency. Don’t just buy it and keep it on your shelf. Carry it around wherever you go (provided it is allowed). You will get an idea and the practice will come in handy if you’re unfortunate enough to face such situation one day. People make mistakes when they are stressed. Ample practice will help to counter such mishaps.
- Go through a proper training course suited to your choice of weapon.
- Maintain your equipment. You don’t it to malfunction in the heat of the moment. Clean and oil it on a regular basis.
- Lastly learn the laws of the region you’re residing or the place where you intend to carry your self-defence weapon. It’s your duty to be aware of the laws of a particular state and whether it allows you to even carry a firearm in the region. Don’t do a Google search, consult the legal authorities.
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