10 THINGS EVERY CONCEALED CARRIER SHOULD AVOID DOING
January 2, 2017
There are so many things that a concealed carrier must not do when carrying his or her own firearm. But in this article, we have listed 10 important ones that must be remembered.
Discharging Warning Shots
Never fire warning shots. Firing your gun just because someone does not believe that you are carrying a loaded gun is not a good idea. In addition, some places do not allow discharging of firearm when it’s not needed. You may be charged with an actual crime if you do that, especially if the police caught you not using your gun to defend yourself from imminent danger.
Tucking A Loaded Gun In Your Pants Without A Holster
Tucking a loaded gun in your pants without a holster is not smart. Carrying a concealed gun without the holster will not give protection to the trigger. Even though you secure your pants with a tight belt, you cannot protect yourself from accidentally firing the concealed weapon. If you are doing this, you are putting yourself in a dangerous situation.
Shooting Without Training And Practice
Are you expecting to fire appropriately in an emergency situation without any training? Regular training and practice with dry firing and holstering is needed to train your brain and body to respond well in case of an emergency. These are not skills that are intuitive in nature.
Ignoring What’s Near The Target
When targeting an active shooter, you must also pay attention to what is in his proximate surroundings. If you just shoot in any direction near him, you might accidentally injure and even kill other people, while giving a chance for the attacker to escape. So before you discharge, make sure that nobody around the culprit will be hit.
Not Paying Attention to The Fundamentals Of Firearm Safety
Most concealed carriers when stuck in a shooting environment forget the fundamentals of firearm safety, but this is one of the important things that you should always remember when responding to an emergency situation. Every bullet that come out of your concealed carry weapon will be investigated by the authorities. So if they find out that you have been negligent with your actions, you could be charged with a crime.
Not Having A Spare Magazine
This is one of the most common mistakes a concealed carrier commits – not having a spare magazine. This is a mistake that can put your life in danger. In almost all shooting events, the firing does not stop until the law enforcers arrive or unless someone is dead – so it’s either you or the criminal. If you run out of ammunition, how can you defend yourself? Always have a spare magazine accessible.
Think Before You Engage another Shooter
Engaging a shooter in order to protect yourself, your family or someone else who is being is a heroic thing to do, but you should also understand that in every action you take, there are legal consequences. If you engage a shooter, you may end up killing them. Make sure that are willing to accept the consequences of your actions.
Leaving Your Firearms Not Locked Up
Make sure that you lock up your firearms if you are not carrying them. This is important, especially if you have children or guests at home. A firearm is a rescue tool that, if it ends up in the wrong hands, can lead to tragic consequences.
Risking Our Life Just For Convenience
Some concealed carriers have been known to be shot with their own gun when someone gets a hold of their gun because they carried it in an openly accessible way. Do not keep your firearm in a carry position that may endanger you or other people. Make sure your weapon is out of sight and securely holstered.
Overestimating Your Abilities And Underestimating Your Attacker
Just because you carry a gun does not mean you can always outsmart or outmaneuver your attacker. Being over confident can get you killed. Always assume an attacker is armed and never draw your gun unless you plan to shoot to kill.