When you have a concealed carry permit, you can carry your firearm with you throughout your daily life. However, in an anxious world where regular citizens have no way of knowing the difference between people who have a CCW permit and people who might be looking to do harm, someone spotting your weapon could lead to panic. Accidentally revealing that you’re carrying a concealed weapon happens, but there are steps you can take to avoid doing so.
Checking and Adjusting Your Weapon
If you are new to concealed carry, it can be an adjustment to carry every day. Many new concealed carry permit holders find themselves unintentionally checking and adjusting their weapon throughout the day. However, in reality, you are drawing more attention to yourself by repeatedly touching and adjusting your gun than if you just left it alone. Security guards and others are trained to look for people who are tugging on their shirts, constantly adjusting their clothing, and clearly trying to hide something.
It takes practice, but you should learn how to relax and trust that your high-quality holster and proper clothing are doing the job and covering up your firearm. If you are not giving people something to look at, there is a very low chance they will ever notice you are carrying a concealed weapon.
Wearing the Wrong Clothing
Some people think that carrying a concealed weapon will permanently impact their style choices, but that isn’t the case. Providing that you are using the correct holster and thinking critically about your outfit, there’s no reason why you can’t wear things like tank tops, shorts, and fitted pants. However, planning and testing your outfit out ahead of time are essential to avoid wearing the wrong clothing.
Some of the factors that impact what clothing you wear when carrying a concealed weapon to avoid giving it away include your lifestyle, the activities you perform daily, the climate where you live, and your personal style. If you wear a hoodie every day, you probably won’t have much difficulty covering up your weapon. However, if you prefer wearing fitted clothing, it’s a good idea to try a variety of weapons, holsters, and carry methods to find something right for you.
Soteria Training Academy Helps You Avoid Challenges Related to Carrying a Concealed Weapon
Soteria Training Academy cares about helping those of all skill levels safely and effectively carry concealed. If you are concerned about carrying a concealed weapon or disguising your firearm, our classes can help. Contact us today by visiting our website, or call us at (410) 216-3176 to learn more.