What To After Getting Your Concealed Carry Permit
Jun 29th 2022
To receive a concealed carry permit, many states require you to take a basic firearm safety course that teaches you how to handle a gun safely, but with great power comes great responsibility. These skills are extremely important to maintaining safe habits and are meant to be built upon, so you can properly defend those you love. Now that you’ve gotten your concealed carry permit, it's important to know what comes next. Thankfully, our maritime security company has outlined what you should do after getting a concealed handgun permit.
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Carry Your Hand Gun Every Day
Each day is a new day filled with unexpected possibilities, which is why you should commit to safely carrying your concealed handgun in a comfortable high-retention gun holster every day. This can help you feel more comfortable while having constant and reliable access to your handgun.
Put Gun Safety First
On and off the gun range, you have a responsibility for following the fundamental rules of firearm safety. While you are in possession of a firearm, the following rules should be obeyed at all times.
- Treat Every Weapon As If It’s Loaded
- Keep Your Finger Clear & Off The Trigger Until You’re Ready To Fire
- Never Point Your Weapon At Anything You Don’t Intend To Shoot
- Know What Is In Front Of & Directly Behind Your Target
Teach Your Children About Gun Safety
If you live in a household with children, it is important to teach them about the seriousness of firearms and to make sure they understand a handgun is not a toy. Teaching your loved ones about gun safety can protect them from potentially harming welcome guests, friends, or family in your household.
Practice Drawing & Reholstering
Part of building your confidence when carrying concealed is regularly practicing drawing and reholstering your handgun. Practicing this simple movement can help build muscle memory on how to behave around another gun. A gun is simply a tool for the wielder, meaning it cannot do anything you don’t want it to.
Inform Your Close Family
Though telling your family is optional, as it is your choice on who to inform, it is a good idea to tell them of your decision to carry concealed every day. This will also give you the chance to answer any of their questions, such as questions about proper gun safety and proper use of a handgun. Being the only person in your house with a concealed carry permit makes you the household expert on carrying concealed.
Familiarize Yourself With Your Equipment
When you have a concealed carry permit, you can never know too much about your equipment and how it functions. Your equipment could become your lifeline, so it's important to commit yourself to learning about your daily carry handgun and how it operates when it's in and out of the holster.
Never Be Too Confident
Carrying concealed can often make you feel more powerful, but it is important to never be overly confident, as guns don’t guarantee good outcomes. Given the option between engaging in conflict and de-escalating the situation, choose to de-escalate, as it can be difficult to keep a cool head in a real-world scenario.
Take A Professional Training Course
No matter how long you've been handling guns, tactical firearms training is beneficial while fun! At Six Maritime, we offer tactical training courses that can help the novice and experienced. At one of these courses, our instructors will explain and demonstrate skills and give you feedback during your own practice.
Six Maritime offers tactical weapon training to help hone your skills in real-time. Contact us today to start working one-on-one with a trainer.