7 Things you need to know about pistol concealment
7 Things you need to know about pistol concealment by Zoey Sky – BugOut
If you’ve recently acquired your pistol, you need to understand that responsible gun ownership goes beyond choosing which holster to use and practicing with your weapon of choice.
Here are 7 tips that you must know to properly conceal your pistol.
Practice gun safety.
A gun is a deadly weapon. Even if you bought a pistol for self-defense, you must never point it at another living thing unless you need to protect yourself or someone who’s defenseless.
However, this doesn’t mean you need to be scared of your gun. Learn how to load, unload, check, and clean it properly.
When it comes to pistols and pistol concealment, safety is your priority.
This means you must:
- Treat every firearm as if it is loaded.
- Never point your pistol at something you do not mean to shoot.
- Keep your finger clear of the trigger and trigger-guard until you’re ready to fire your weapon.
- Confirm your target and what’s behind it.
- Prevent unauthorized individuals from accessing your weapon.
Learn about the law for pistol concealment.
Before you even attempt to use your gun, sign up for self-defense firearms training. These classes will cover crucial topics such as laws “relating to the judicious, justifiable use of lethal force in self-defense” along with pistol concealment.
Practice using your weapon in a controlled environment.
You need to know how to shoot and when to shoot. This way, you never fire a shot unless you absolutely need to. By knowing how to use your weapon, you can avoid accidents and hit your target when it counts.
Firing a gun is nothing like its portrayal on TV. One well-placed bullet won’t always take down your attacker, and it’s not always easy to hit a moving target, let alone their vital organs, especially when your adrenaline is high and you’re disoriented by panic and fear. Once you learn how to use your weapon, practice whenever you can so your skills don’t get rusty.
You must also practice how to fire your weapon while standing, sitting, or reaching. Practice getting into and out of your car while wearing your holster and drawing from concealment.