If you’re hip-carrying concealed and you’re not putting in the practice time, you could be just as a threat as a violent criminal.
That’s because, in a situation like a bank robbery, you are the one who is unprepared already. Bank robberies are usually premeditated. The criminal has thought what he’s going to do for the money and the actions he’ll take if you get in the way.
So if you’re carrying from the hip, but you haven’t practiced pulling your weapon and putting it on target multiple times, you are now putting yourself and others in a dangerous response.
Matt Best, an army ranger with 10 years military experience, says every time he goes to the range, he starts with 15-20 dry fires.
Take a look at how he works with his handgun.
A few thing to notice about Matt’s checklist for how he carries.
He’s aware of his presentation when he’s reaching for things. He’s carrying back up mags. He’s putting in the time down range.
Bearing arms is a right. That doesn’t negate the fact that with great power comes great responsibility. You can’t wield a weapon with great destructive power and not be aware of how that an be used.
So spend some time getting familiar with your weapon and how you navigate the normal world when you’re carrying. Figure out how you’ll overcome printing but still have your gun at the ready and still have access to their magazines.
You owe it to yourself and your loved ones.
How much do you practice drawing from a concealed carry? Let us know in the comments below.