Which Concealed Carry Position Should I Use?
The carry method you select should be individually tailored to your specific situation. Everything from body types, level of training, mode of dress, level of concealment required, or even occupation can affect someone’s decision making process regarding where they choose to carry. A person that spends all day in a suit is likely to have different priorities and requirements than a person who lives in jeans and a t-shirt.
When selecting a carry method, make sure that you’re considering your situation fully.
If you decide to research the topic on your own, look for professionals who have experience carrying a firearm in an environment that’s similar to the one that you’re most likely to find yourself. Someone whose primary experience involves carrying a rifle and deploying pistols from drop leg holsters may not have advice that’s relevant to your situation. Again, there are no absolutes, and what works for one person may not work for you.
What Carry Position Is Safest?
Opinions differ on which carry method is actually safest, and the fact remains that no matter which carry method you select there’s always the risk of an accident if a mistake is made.
There are some people who think that appendix carry is the safest carry method because it allows someone to maintain visual awareness on the muzzle of the gun and the mouth of the holster during the holstering procedure. Other people think appendix carry is horribly dangerous because any injury that occurs if the gun fires accidentally has the potential to be severe.
You can find other people who think strong side carry is the safest, because if the gun fires accidentally it’s less likely to strike anything vital. The counterargument is that because people are less likely to maintain visual awareness of an object placed behind their hip, it becomes easier to make a mistake, and the severity of the injury can be just as high when you factor further human error into the equation.
Every carry method will have its proponents and detractors when it comes to safety. At the end of the day, it’s the end user’s responsibility to do their own research to identify all the risks associated with any of the concealed carry positions, and the best practices for mitigating those risks.
What Is the Best Concealed Carry Holster for Popular Concealed Carry Handguns?
There’s no objective measure that can identify what the best concealed carry holster is for one person. There are many excellent options available for almost all the popular concealed carry positions. If the holster you select retains the weapon you plan on carrying, protects the trigger, and is well designed for the concealed carry position you’ve selected, it’ll probably serve you well. If you’ve questions regarding a holster and whether it’ll be something that works well for your specific situation, seek out a qualified professional. Make sure they have relevant experience in the situation you plan on carrying and ask what they think. Most are very approachable and happy to help!
What Are the Worst Carrying Positions?
Every single one of the popular concealed carry positions has a set of circumstances where they may not be an ideal choice. While there are certainly some choices that have more drawbacks than others, it’s impossible to make an objective statement that one is worse than all the others. Educate yourself on the strengths and weaknesses of each carry method, and then select the one that best suits your needs while providing the fewest number of drawbacks.
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