Concealed Carry Corner: Carry Rules To Break

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we took a look at some of the best to worst carry positions when concealing a firearm. If you happened to miss that article, click the link here to check it out. This week, I want to go over a few different topics I have recently thought about. In general, it is good to have rules when carrying a concealed firearm. Certain situations challenge these rules and in certain situations, it makes sense to even break these rules we set for ourselves. I’ll give you examples of situations where it made sense to go against conventional thinking and go against my own rules. Let’s take a look at what carry rules to break in certain situations.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Best To Worst Carry Positions

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we discussed the biggest mistakes concealed carriers make when starting out. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to click the link here to check it out. For this week’s topic, I wanted to dive into some of the most common carry methods and rank them from best to worst in my experience. I often question why I carry a certain way, so I figured this would be the easiest way to break down how and why I carry the way I do. Let’s take a closer look at some of the best to worst carry positions.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Biggest Carry Mistakes – Part 2

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about some of the biggest carry mistakes I see new concealed carriers make. This week, I wanted to do a follow-up part 2 of last week’s article, adding in a few other trends I see regularly. A few of you have great points in the comment section last week so I took those into consideration as well. Let’s take a closer look at more of the biggest carry mistakes people make when they start out.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Biggest Carry Mistakes

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about the perfect do-all pistol. If you happened to miss that article be sure to click the link here to check it out. This week, I want to talk about a few topics I often times see people do when they first start carrying a concealed firearm. There are a number of things that could find their way on this list but these are the three most common mistakes I often will see from beginners. Let’s take a closer look at the biggest carry mistakes.

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Concealed Carry Corner: The Mythical Do-All Carry Pistol

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we took a look at the importance of magazines when it comes to your carry pistol. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to click the link here to check it out. This week, I want to talk about a common topic for people who have become comfortable with carrying a concealed firearm but tend to shuffle between full-size handguns and sub-compact depending on the season and time of year. People who reach this point often talk about the mythical do-all size pistol that can be carried all year round comfortably. Every person is different but there are certainly a few models that can fill the spot of that particular need. Let’s take a look at some options for the mythical do-all carry pistol.

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Concealed Carry Corner: The Importance Of Magazines

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we looked at various products that help carry concealed and some items to avoid entirely. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to check it out by clicking the link here. This week, I want to discuss a topic that not many consider in the overall concealed carry world which is magazine selection. With countless options and manufacturers of magazines, it can be tough to know exactly which one is best for you and your carry needs. Let’s take a closer look at what options are on the market and the importance of magazines.

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Concealed Carry Corner: What And What Not To Carry

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about a concealed carry gun size guide. If you missed out on last week’s article, be sure to click the link here to check it out. This week, I’ve seen a ton of newer people carrying improper holsters and interesting ammo choices. There’s a plethora of fantastic holsters and ammo on the market but there’s a fair amount of poor options as well. Let’s take a closer look at what and what not to carry.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Carry Gun Size Guide

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we looked at the various cost levels of carry guns. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to click the link here to check it out. This week, I wanted to talk about a similar topic that a commenter brought up to me last week. Determining the overall size of your carry gun can be a major factor in how comfortable you are carrying throughout the day. Finding that sweet spot where you have a firearm big enough for your hand yet be able to conceal it easily is the place everyone wants to eventually find to carry comfortably. Let’s take a closer look at my interpretation of a carry gun size guide.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Levels Of Carry Guns

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we took a look at whether it’s better to be self-taught or start off by taking training. Both had their perks and it was a great conversation in the comments so thank you to everyone who left their thoughts in the comment section. If you happened to miss last week’s article, be sure to click the link here. Recently I’ve heard a number of people say they don’t want to carry a concealed firearm because it’s too expensive to get set up. I think it’s a common misconception to think it costs a huge amount of money to get set up as a concealed carrier. Let’s take a closer look at some levels of carry guns.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Self-Taught vs Professional Training

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about the risks of drinking when carrying a concealed handgun. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to click the link here to check it out. This week, I wanted to look at another topic I get more questions on than expected. With current events around the country, there has been an uptick not only in new concealed carriers but also in women who want to carry concealed firearms. There have been a fair number of people interested in getting their concealed carry license but get anxious about taking a class for the first time. Many have said it’s best to go out and shoot on your own first while others preach to get training first so you learn to shoot correctly. Let’s take a closer look at self-taught vs professional training.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Risks of Carrying and Drinking

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about some of the top personalities in the concealed carry space. You guys did a great job in the comments section, so be sure to watch for part two. If you happened to miss that article be sure to click the link here to check it out. This week, I wanted to talk about a common issue that I see both in person and on the web. There are a number of people I know who will have a drink or two while carrying concealed. They often times say it’s no big deal and dismiss anything I say to them. There are some real issues with drinking while carrying not only legally but ethically as well. Let’s take a closer look at the risks of carrying and drinking.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Top 3 Carrying Stereotypes in 2023

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about flying with a carry gun. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to click the link here to check it out. This week, I wanted to look at some of the personalities I’ve started to notice more and more over my time in various gun shops and events. Keep in mind this is to have fun and point out certain things in the community that may not be perfect. Let’s take a closer look at some carrying stereotypes.

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Concealed Carry Corner: How To Fly With Your Carry Gun

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we discussed training like we fight and the importance of consistency. If you missed that article, be sure to click the link here to check it out. This week, I want to talk about a subject that most people who carry concealed either avoid or are just too nervous to attempt. Flying with a firearm is one of those things that most aren’t willing to do because they feel like it’s either too difficult or just not worth it when traveling. Over the last few years, I have flown a number of times commercially with a firearm, along with just recently private as well which is certainly a completely different experience. Let’s take a closer look at how to fly with your carry gun.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Training Like You Fight

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, I talked about my updated carry guns and why I carry them. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to click on the link here to check it out. This week, it’s all about training like you fight. Understanding the importance of being prepared for any situation that may arise is critical. No matter how well-trained you are, encountering an unexpected scenario can cause hesitation. In such cases, your ability to defend yourself depends on how well you can adapt your skills to the situation at hand. “Skill adaptability” and “automaticity” come into play when you have limited time to act, and the stakes are high. In this article, we will explore the concepts of skill adaptability and automaticity so let’s take a closer look at training like you fight.

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Concealed Carry Corner: My Updated Personal Carry

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about cleaning and maintenance on your carry gun over time. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to check the link here. This week, I thought it would be fun to revisit my most used carry loadouts and what I have changed or kept the same from the initial article I wrote a while back. Let’s take a closer look at my updated personal carry.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Carry Gun Cleaning and Maintenance

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we discussed what to do when encountering the police. Ironically, I was pulled over just two days after the article went live. We ended up talking about the article and had a relatively good talk about people who carry around police. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to click the link here to learn more. This week I want to talk about cleaning guns and equipment to ensure everything is in perfect working order. Simply cleaning and inspecting your gear can alert you to any potential problems. Let’s take a closer look at carry gun cleaning and maintenance.

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Concealed Carry Corner: What To Do Around Police

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week we looked at some of the best options for summer carry. If you missed that article, don’t stress and check it out by clicking the link here. This week, it’s all about interacting with police in various situations depending on what part of the country you live in. Throughout my travels and training with various police officers in training courses, I’ve heard a number of perspectives I’d like to share in an effort to help you guys out if you happened to get pulled over or stopped by police with a concealed handgun on your body. These tips are straight from my personal experience as well as police officers with field experience. Let’s take a closer look at what to do around police.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Top Options for Summer Carry

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about convenient carry methods other than IWB carry. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to check the link here for more info on carry methods. This week, I wanted to look at some of the more popular options on the market and explain why they have a place on the table regarding concealed carry. This is by no means a comprehensive list, but it highlights a number of great options on the market for carrying concealed so this may be part one of a larger series. Let’s take a look at some top options for summer carry.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Convenient Summer Carry Methods

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week we talked about Items to consider carrying. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to click the link here to check it out. This week, I get asked all the time what some other ways you can carry other than Inside The Waistband. IWB carrying is one of the most popular today and although it’s important to talk about those options, it’s not the only option available to people. Certain individuals say it’s uncomfortable or they just don’t enjoy carrying a firearm like that. Let’s take a look at some convenient summer carry methods.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Items To Consider When Carrying

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about the Top 3 Things to Do To Easily Carry. If you happened to miss last week’s article, be sure to click the link here to check it out. For this week’s article, I wanted to focus on a few small items to consider when carrying concealed regularly. There have been a few questions lately about what’s the best system to carry with and what things should be checked regularly if you carry a concealed handgun every day. Let’s take a closer look at what are some important items to consider when carrying.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Top 3 Tips To Easily Carry

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about perception versus reality when it comes to carrying a concealed firearm. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to check it out by clicking the link here. This week, I want to address a few questions I’ve gotten over the last few weeks since summer is coming. People have asked what are some tips to carry easier during the summer months and what kind of gear should they buy to help them out. While buying things can help somewhat, the bigger issue is people carrying too many items and trying to do too much with too little space. Let’s take a closer look at the top 3 tips to easily carry.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Perception vs Reality

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about how handgun size can affect your overall carrying experience. If you happened to miss that article, don’t worry, since I’ve left a link to that article here. This week, I want to address some common perceptions I see in the gun community that may not always be true. Whether it’s worrying about printing or not carrying enough stuff, there are plenty of things that people have various perceptions of that may not be true. Let’s take a closer look at what some carry topics that are perception vs reality.

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Concealed Carry Corner: What's Really Important About Size?

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about some important things to consider when thinking about summer carry. If you happened to miss last week’s article, be sure to click the link here to check it out.  I had a few of you reach out to me on social media talking about overall handgun sizes especially when it comes to handgun width. I thought this was a great addition to last week’s article since carrying can be different for everyone based on their body type. Let’s take a closer look at what’s really important about size when it comes to carrying concealed.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Must-Have Items For Summer Carry

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we took a look at what happens when things completely break and what indicators show before they do. If you happen to miss that article, be sure to check out the link here. This week, I wanted to take a closer look at some of the things I carry every day when I wear shorts in the summer. When the weather starts to get hot outside, the last thing you want to do is start fatiguing with a large framed firearm rubbing against your side. Certain people will say they do carry a full size in the summer and that’s perfectly fine but for the vast majority of people, it can become challenging. Let’s take a closer look at some must-have items for summer carry.

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Concealed Carry Corner: When Things Completely Break

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about the problems of carrying an ultra-lightweight pistol. If you happened to miss that article, or want to check it out be sure to click the link here for more information. This week, I wanted to talk about something we all eventually go through if we carry a firearm every day. Murphy’s law states that anything which can go wrong will go wrong and some days that’s the absolute truth. all kinds of things can break if you put them under heavy use or just use them daily. Over time things wear out and it’s important to keep an eye out for these signs. Let’s take a closer look at what you can do to avoid the moment when things completely break.

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Concealed Carry Corner: The Major Problems With Lightweight Pistols

Welcome to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about buying or building out your carry gun for self-defense. If you happened to miss that article, be sure to click the link here to check it out and get caught up. This week, I want to talk about a common issue I see in the community when it comes to smaller carry guns. Going with a smaller concealed carry gun is oftentimes a mistake people new to the community make, but I’ve seen just as many knowledgeable people make this same mistake. The silver lining is the fact many companies have fixed this issue by adding capacity and adding weight to the frame making the handgun have a better balance in your hand. Let’s take a look at some of the major problems with lightweight pistols.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Buying Or Building Your Carry Gun

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about various drills that are great to add to your range days for concealed carry. if you happened to miss that article be sure to click the link here to check it out. This week, I get a ton of questions about people buying replacement parts or building out their carry guns instead of buying firearms from the factory. There are various pros and cons to both ways of thinking so it’s a perfect topic for us to take a deeper dive into. Let’s take a closer look at buying or building your carry gun.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Great Concealed Carry Shooting Drills

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about overcoming flight or flight impulses like tunnel vision and auditory exclusion. If you missed that article, be sure to check it out by clicking on the link here. This week, I wanted to talk about something relatively important when it comes to carrying concealed. We oftentimes can get so much out of dry firing but working on those skills at home only do so much. It really takes getting out to the range to practice all the skills together to become proficient. Ammo prices are thankfully coming down so I figured I would add my absolute favorite drills at the moment when it comes to helping train concealed carriers. Let’s take a closer look at some great concealed carry shooting drills.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Overcoming Fight Or Flight

Welcome back to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week, we talked about carrying and training with similar firearms. If you happen to miss that article, be sure to click the link here to check it out. This week, I wanted to take a deeper dive into the natural effects of the body’s emergency response to danger. The emergency response of fight or flight was incredible when looking at our ancestors. People running from danger or fighting for their life needed these extra-conditioned responses but in modern times do they do more harm than good? Let’s take a closer look at overcoming fight or flight.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Carrying and Training With Similar Firearms

Welcome to another edition of Concealed Carry Corner. Last week we talked about some of the dangerous distractions we have to face on a daily basis when it comes to our phones. If you missed last week’s article and want to check it out, be sure to click the link here. When it comes to carrying and training, we can often get distracted by other styles of firearms as well as different action types if we decide to buy something new. It happens all the time, but what most don’t think about is the amount of proficiency lost due to switching around from one gun to another. I certainly know some of you are like me where you enjoy buying various action types and moving around from one system to another. This poses a few problems so let’s take a closer look at carrying and training with similar firearms.

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