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The Concealed Carry Mindset

Ed Head addresses the concealed carry mindset that ensures success in remaining your firearm undetected

The Concealed Carry Mindset
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Concealed carry means just that; your pistol should remain concealed. In some jurisdictions it’s a crime for any part of your concealed pistol to be visible to others and there are sound tactical reasons for your pistol to remain out of sight. Then we have the case of those frightened by the mere presence of a weapon and their hysterical brethren who would like nothing better than to call 911 and have you arrested or shot down by a SWAT team for exercising your right to be armed in public. All things considered, it’s probably best to keep your pistol out of sight.

Fortunately, we live in a time when concealed carry is growing in popularity. The firearms industry has responded with a multitude of products, from concealable pistols to holsters and related gear to make concealment easier. Our task is to select the guns, holsters, clothing and accessories that fit our lifestyle so we can carry our pistols with confidence. Writers, including myself, have devoted lots of words to this topic but there’s something else I would like to address. Referred to as printing, it’s a term to describe giving away the fact that you’re carrying concealed without actually revealing the firearm. Even though the gun isn’t visible, a large bulge in a pocket, a trouser leg that falls unnaturally over the ankle or a pistol butt that tents the material of your shirt or jacket when you bend over can show the location of your pistol.

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