Concealed Carry Corner: Helpful Hints To Carry Concealed All Day

We have all had days where we either were working for hours or grabbed the wrong gun for that given day. Sometimes whether you’re tired or just having a tough day, the wrong carry gun can dig into you and start to fatigue your body for a number of reasons. After a long day of carrying your firearm, if you don’t have the right gear it can become painful and just downright uncomfortable. With a few tricks and the right choice of gear, you can avoid constant fatigue and being uncomfortable with a firearm. Let’s take a look at helpful hints to carry concealed all day.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Validity Of A Backup Gun

There’s a ton of pros and cons when it comes to carrying a backup gun. Carrying a backup gun isn’t all that rare in the gun world and dates back to cap and ball era times. Throughout the years, there have been countless debates about how necessary it is to carry a backup gun in modern society. Whenever I have touched the subject of a backup gun in the past, I have gotten individuals on both sides arguing their opinion. In modern society, is it understandable to carry a backup gun? Let’s take a look into the validity of a backup gun.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Low Round Count Training

Earlier this year, I wrote about the struggles of finding ammo and shooting at ranges when COVID was in full force. Fast forward almost a year and now ammo is even more of a struggle to find than it was last year. For a large number of shooters, the mindset has changed from training to hoarding ammo because of the state of the gun industry. Over the last three months, I have seen the majority of public ranges almost completely empty as a result of the ammo crunch. It’s still extremely important to get out and shoot to shake the rust off every few months. Let’s dive into a few shooting drills that are great low round count training for concealed carriers.

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Concealed Carry Corner: How To Be The Gray Man

One thing I truly enjoy doing is traveling and seeing new places I haven’t been before. I typically either drive or fly somewhere new for fun or work a few times a month. Whenever I travel, it amazes me how many people are loaded up with tactical backpacks with a classic “infidel” patch. Now I will be honest, I enjoy seeing different patches and making a range bag my own with tactical accessories, but having that in the plain view out in public isn’t always a good idea. Throughout my travels, I have started to practice and appreciate the “gray man” approach. Let’s check out how to conceal carry inconspicuously.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Concealed Carry For Women

With International Women’s Day being this week, I figured it would be an appropriate time to talk about carrying concealed for women and some of their struggles. There’s an old saying that says “God made men, Colt made them equal”. This saying is even more true for women and over the last decade, there has been an increase in women carrying concealed firearms for self defense. The firearms market is dominated by males and because of that, the majority of products are designed with a man’s body structure in mind. Some women have real struggles in finding the right firearm and gear for themselves. Let’s dive into the struggles of concealed carry for women.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Flying With A Firearm For Concealment

In the world of carrying a concealed handgun, having to travel on a plane can be a big deterrent for taking your firearm with you. Often times if I am going on a quick weekend trip, I will have the debate to fly with a handgun or just leave it at home for the sake of easy traveling. There are a few different obstacles and extra steps but in the grand scheme of things, it’s fairly easy to travel with firearms to carry. If you don’t want to take a firearm when you fly, there are still a few options out there for carrying when you decide to travel without your vehicle. Let’s dive into flying with a firearm and tips to make it easy.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Questioning Whether You Could Take A Human Life

Welcome back to TFB’s Concealed Carry Corner. Most people have heard various statistics about people being killed with their own gun, of which I don’t really pay attention to, since the typical sources are coming from known anti-gunners. However, I won’t deny that people have been killed with their own firearms, which could stem from a number of factors during a lethal force encounter. Today, we’ll be focusing on one factor in particular; the mindset of being unwilling to pull the trigger, and the dangers of that unwillingness to take a human life, to save yourself or others.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Tips For Winter Carry

Carrying a handgun concealed is challenging on its own, but weather oftentimes can make it even more challenging depending on the time of year. Whether it’s peak summer season where you start to melt as soon as you head out of the house or the coldest winter in recent years, both present their own challenges but oftentimes, carrying in the winter is usually the harder season to practice for regularly. I think this is even more relevant with the recent cold spell in Texas where most people don’t have to deal with sub-zero temperates often. Let’s dive into some tips for winter carry for all you guys who may be struggling in these crazy times.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Flight or Fight? A Breakdown of Possibilities

Throughout the pandemic, I occasionally will swing by small gun shops to check out inventory. Last week I saw a couple of undereducated customers talking about what they would do if they were threatened by “these young punks in today’s society”. I barely contained my laughter and managed to eavesdrop on a decent amount of their conversation. Both men had a real macho stance of never backing down and always picking a fight with anyone that threatens them. This may seem like a great stance to take around your buddies, but realistically having a one solution plan is a really bad way to go. Let’s take a look at the ideas behind flight or fight possibilities in today’s world.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Carrying When You're Not Supposed To Carry

Over the years, there have been countless times I remember my wife saying I can’t carry to an event. Whether it’s a family get-together or going to a coworker’s birthday dinner, I’ve been told a few times to not carry anything. Now, I know some of you are probably saying, well maybe it’s time for a new wife and well you’re probably not wrong. Honestly, there are ways to discreetly carry without risking your wife or people around you knowing.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Simple Gun Tips For Everyday Life

When we start thinking about concealed carry topics, oftentimes it’s about gun selection and what you should carry on your body, big picture items like holster selection along with different guns for different people, but there are a number of small tricks that help new carriers. Carrying a concealed firearm seems fairly simple when you first start out but over time there will be certain situations that aren’t so simple. Don’t get me wrong, the big topics like gun selection and finding the right holster are important. If you’re interested, I encourage you to check out some of our other Concealed Carry Corner articles. Let’s dive into some simple gun tips for everyday life.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Why Weight Isn't Always Bad

Over the last decade, handguns have been getting lighter and progressively improving. With lightweight polymer guns like the SIG Sauer P365 and Springfield Armory Hellcat dropping onto the market, things have changed. The days of carrying around a real heavy metal-framed handgun are over, or are they? There are plenty of arguments online about how lightweight handguns are the best and there are valid points for that, but metal-framed guns have their advantages. Let’s jump into why weight isn’t always bad and some of the advantages of metal-framed handguns.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Different Guns For Different Uses

When taking a look at handguns for concealed carry, there are a few options most people will go towards. Most individuals will pick a semi-auto to carry daily and call it a day. Even though those are great options for the majority of situations, there are a number of places around the country where some may need different firearms to carry. This could range from big bore revolvers to smaller unique pistols that have a very specific purpose. This all started for me last week when my dad started carrying his Kahr Arms CM9 to protect himself against snakes and mountain lions. As a result, we ended up having a fairly lengthy conversation about what’s useful depending on where you’re at. Let’s dive into different guns for different uses in certain parts of the country.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Revolver vs Semi-Auto Debate

Most individuals who are relatively new to the concealed carry market will typically go the way of semi-autos and be done with it. There’s still a large group of individuals who carry a revolver on a regular basis, and I will admit I am usually one of those people. There are a few advantages to both along with a few things that each system has issues with, in their own ways. Let’s dive deeper into the great debate of Revolver vs Semi-Auto.

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Concealed Carry Corner: What Would Santa Carry?

Christmas is a wonderful time of year where families get together when there isn’t a world pandemic and have a great time celebrating everything they have in life. It’s also the time of year where the big jolly fat man slides down the chimney and leaves gifts for all the children of the world. For many, Santa is a beacon of hope and reason to work harder at being a better person but to others, he may look differently.

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Concealed Carry Corner: 5 Great Gifts for A Concealed Carrier

Christmas time is right around the corner and there’s still enough time to order gifts for that special someone in your life who carries a firearm daily. With ammo being in short supply this year, it may seem like a challenge to find that perfect gift for your friend or spouse. Whether it’s something for training at home or gifts to make it easier to carry gear daily, there are plenty of options out in the market to surprise someone with. Let’s jump into 5 great gifts for a concealed carrier for Christmas.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Replacing Your Gear Over Time

When you start to dive deep into the concealed carry market, it is easy to become overwhelmed. There are so many different options whether it’s firearms, holsters, ammo, or magazine holders that it can be difficult to pick at first. Fairly often, it takes a while to find your perfect setup and have a system that works for you. We often talk about how to find the right systems for you and your lifestyle but what about when those things start to wear out? We are often so caught up in finding the perfect setup we don’t think about when we should be looking to refresh or replace our gear. Let’s take a look at certain items and when it’s time to start replacing your gear over time.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Back To Basics with FAQs

Whether it’s because of the latest scare with COVID or the instability of society, there has been an explosion in new gun owners and individuals conceal carrying in public. I can’t tell you how many times I get questions on a weekly basis about different topics so I’ve decided to put them all together and talk through each one. I get a wide variety of questions but here’s a list of the most common ones I get when it comes to carrying concealed. Let’s dive into the concealed carry basics.

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Concealed Carry Corner: The Terrible Truth About Fanny Packs

Last week a buddy gave me a call and asked to come over to show me his new carry style. He walked into my house with a Rugrats fanny pack with a pair of white new balance shoes. Now my buddy Sean is a father who lives in the suburbs along with being the proud owner of a sweet Toyota minivan. I couldn’t help but laugh at the sight in front of me, but to my surprise, he pulled out a Glock 19 and said it fits perfectly. At that moment, I felt confused, angry, and disgusted all at once but let’s jump into the terrible truth about fanny packs.

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Concealed Carry Corner: What's Beyond Your Target?

When we all started shooting or took hunters safety, there was always a set of rules we learned when it came to gun safety. One of the most important rules when it comes to safe firearm handling is knowing what your target is and what’s beyond it. On the surface, it’s a pretty simple work but when you start looking at it through the perspective of a concealed carrier, it becomes complicated rather quickly. There are a number of ways to train to minimize risk when it comes to hurting innocent lives and a number of considerations to keep in mind when carrying concealed. Let’s dive into the importance of knowing what’s beyond your target.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Training With Snap Caps

The state of the gun economy is fairly strong in current times. If anything, it’s almost doing too well, which has created problems for shooters. The market for ammunition has taken a huge hit with the demand skyrocketing as a result of first-time gun buyers and people buying due to uncertainty. With supply this low, there are only a few options to keep up the training and hone your skills. You can either buy ammo at double or triple the rate of what it was before the rush or another option that’s much more budget-friendly, is the use of snap caps. Let’s dive into how training with snap caps can be a useful tool.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Guns For Different Body Types

When picking out a handgun for carrying concealed, it can be difficult to pick the perfect model. Whether it’s capacity, ascetics or how it feels in your hand. One thing people often don’t think about is the type of firearm that will best fit their body type. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve gone over the different methods to carry a concealed handgun, but sometimes you’re limited because of physical restrictions. Whether that’s a slim slender build or being a big guy, various body types will ultimately be a big factor in what handgun you can carry comfortably. Let’s dive into the various choices there are when it comes to guns for different body types.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Top 5 Concealed Carry Styles

A couple of weeks ago, I talked about the advantages of carrying strong side and how it can be beneficial when it comes to training and consistency. Over the last two weeks, I’ve received a number of messages asking about different carry styles and what the advantages were for certain carry styles. You guys asked so I will happily break down the various carry styles and go through them. Let’s dive into the top 5 concealed carry styles.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Weapon Accessories and Their Purpose

Over the last 6 months, there has been an explosion in new gun owners and people who decided to start carrying a concealed firearm. As a result, the amount of variety and stock of handguns in gun stores are limited and down from where they were before the lockdown. With the increased numbers of new handgun owners around, there’s been an increase in weapon accessories as well. There are plenty of people asking what they should put on their carry guns and what the best accessories are for them. Let’s dive into different weapon accessories and what are the best options for your specific needs.

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Concealed Carry Corner: The Benefits of Strong Side Carry

Lately, I’ve read a ton of articles about how AIWB (Appendix Inside the Waistband) carrying is the latest and greatest method of carrying.  Everything else is outdated in comparison according to people who appendix carry. Now I know that’s a broad generalization but there’s been a number of writers talking about the latest and greatest. Appendix carrying is popular among the concealed carrying crowd but there are several other carry methods. I’ve read a couple different articles lately, and was surprised to see a few guys saying strong side carry (4-5 o’clock position) was for fudds. These authors also made the claim strong side carry is outdated.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Training for Concealed Carry

During the COVID-19 pandemic and civil unrest this year, there has been a nationwide rush on firearms and ammunition. We all can feel the struggles every time we go to the gun store or online dealer for ammo. Part of this is the fact there are more first-time gun owners in society now. These new owners are typically people who want to get better with their firearm for concealed carry but don’t know where to start.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Real-World Stress Training

Last week, I talked about the importance of one-handed shooting and practicing with both your support and dominant hand. There were a few great debates in the comment section and I loved how you guys digested that. I went to the range early Saturday morning with three close friends who are all experienced shooters and did one-handed drills. We added time and a bit of physical exertion into the mix and some strange things started to happen.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Being Well Rounded With Your Firearm

When going to the range to practice for carrying concealed, I’ve talked about the importance of practicing skills. Whether it’s drawing from your holster and firing or making your hits in a short amount of time, these skills will be invaluable if you’re ever caught in a situation where you need to defend yourself. What’s not always talked about though is the importance of one hand manipulations and the ability to shoot with your support hand if your dominant hand becomes incapacitated. There have been a number of cases where certain individuals have had to shoot one-handed or use their support hand in self-defense situations. Let’s dive into the importance of being well rounded with your firearm.

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Concealed Carry Corner: A Critical Look At Open Carrying

Last week, I went into the gas station to pick up some orange juice and a stick of gum. While I was waiting in line to check out, there was a gentleman in front of me who was exercising his right to open carry. I think it’s awesome when people want to exercise their right to carry in public spaces but this gentleman had a Hi-Point C9 in an Uncle Mike’s holster strapped on a leather belt.

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Concealed Carry Corner: Three Different Carry Bag Options

Last week, I wrote about various PDWs and there were a number of people asking about the Vertx bag I had in the background. I also had people ask about other types of carry bags that work well with carrying concealed for pistols and larger weapons as well. There are endless options for carrying and off-body carry. I can already hear the disdain from some of you, but its ok if people carry in different ways than you, trust me it’ll be ok. I’ll go through three different bags I’ve used but these are typically the three most popular styles of bags for concealed carriers. Let’s dive into three different carry bag options.

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