Did you know that many CCW permit holders choose to not carry on a regular basis? Many different factors influence this, including having trouble finding a comfortable holster or feeling like you can’t easily conceal your weapon. How can you start overcoming some of the most common obstacles concealed carry permit holders face when carrying?
Comfort: Uncomfortable Holsters or Guns
There are seemingly endless holsters and firearms available on the market. Finding the perfect fit for you is not always easy. Things get more complicated for CCW permit holders when you consider the many methods of carrying. Once you choose your carry style, try multiple different holsters and firearms. At Soteria Training Academy, we have a What Gun Should I Buy? course that lets you try numerous weapons for comfort, including:
- Glock 19
- Glock 48
- Glock 43x
- Sig Sauer P365
- Sig Sauer P365 XL
- Smith and Wesson M&P Shield EZ
- Springfield Hellcat
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Concerned About Prohibitions
It can be intimidating to see a sign outside of a business prohibiting firearms, but in reality, they are not always enforceable. On a federal building, like a post office, these signs are enforced, and you must heed them. However, if you are visiting a private property where there is a “No Weapons” sign, it does not have any force of law. You are not legally required to leave your weapon behind. However, if you are asked to leave, you must or you face potential trespassing charges.
Poor Fit: Trouble Finding the Right Holster or Clothing
Finally, some CCW permit holders have a hard time finding the right combination of firearm, holster, belt, and clothing. It can take a lot of trial and error to find something that feels right for you, which is why it is so important to try out different options instead of just not using your CCW permit at all.
Friends and Family: Why Double Carry?
Some CCW permit holders have family and friends who also have permits and carry daily. When you know that you are meeting up with someone who will be carrying, it is sometimes tempting to leave your own firearm at home. However, we all should be responsible for our own safety. You never know what situation you might end up in, and having two good guys with a gun is always better than just having one.
Soteria Training Academy Helps CCW Permit Holders Overcome Their Fears
Soteria Training Academy provides expert pistol and first aid training with an emphasis on safety. Whether you’re a beginner in the world of firearms, or already have a wealth of experience, we look forward to helping your shooting skills grow. Contact us today by visiting our website, or call us at (410) 216-3176 to learn more.