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Carrying Concealed Q & A

Carrying Concealed Q & A

I get a lot of questions from people on both sides of the spectrum with regards to carrying concealed. I will run through a few of those questions and answer from the perspective of someone who is non-military, non-law enforcement, and who is not required to carry for their job. Now, this article is not here to convince you to carry or even own a gun. This is here for those interested who would like to understand why some choose to carry. These are in no particular order and hopefully, help to shed some light for those of you who may or may not be considering carrying.

Carrying Concealed Q&A:

Q: Does Carrying make you feel safer?
A: No. It does, however, make me much more attuned to all the dangers around me. Things like buildings with no exits and strategies to combat these fears are heightened. A sense of preparedness would be the proper adjective to describe how I feel.

Q: Aren’t you afraid of accidentally shooting yourself?
A: No. Just like anything else, getting the proper training and always practicing safe handling of a firearm is a must.

Q: Is it uncomfortable to carry?
A: Sometimes. The restroom is one such challenge.

Q: What gun would you recommend for concealed carry?
A: This is a loaded question and I will always answer as follows. The best gun for concealed carry is a gun that you can shoot proficiently and are comfortable carrying daily. It will depend on your personal preference.

Q: Do you think you could pull the trigger and kill someone?
A: Honestly, this is always a tough question. I would like to say, Yes. Protecting myself and my family is priority number one and I hope the day never comes that I have to find out.

Q: What caliber is best for concealed carry?
A: Again, this comes back down to proficiency. Use what you are most comfortable shooting.

Q: Aren’t you afraid of being shot by the cops?
A: No. If you obey the law and don’t put yourself in a situation where this could occur, there is nothing to worry about.

Final Thoughts:

These are not all the questions I have been asked, and I am sure many of you get if you do carry. These are the basics I get from people who are new to concealed carry. I hope this helps and if you enjoyed the content, please drop a like / share and make sure you check us out on our other social pages. 

We highly recommended obtaining carry insurance, should you choose to carry. USCCA


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