Responsible Armed Citizens | Concealed Carry Drills
Everyday concealed carry has gained more and more popularity in recent years, both in practice and in politics. It’s estimated there are over 16 million concealed carry permit holders in the United States, that’s a 256% increase in permits since 2007. Keep in mind that number does not include folks who carry in the 15 states that allow permitless or constitutional carry, not to mention folks who choose to carry without a permit. There are a variety of reasons folks choose to carry a concealed weapon including personal protection, crime prevention, and sheepdog mentality. Concealed Carry Weapon or (CCW) is a part of everyday life for millions of Americans, for those who carry there are a multitude of considerations that factor into everyday carry. The magnitude of obligation that is assigned with the decision to carry is not limited to choosing a firearm and deciding on a carry method. Personal protection does not end with holstering a loaded pistol on your way out the door in the morning.
Carrying a concealed weapon comes with great responsibility. There is a lot more to arming yourself with a deadly weapon than simply buying a small pistol and a concealed holster. As responsible gun owners and CCW citizens it’s important that we do our part when it comes to concealed carry. It’s critical to familiarize yourself with your chosen firearm, your carry method, and to practice real world scenarios when it comes to CCW. Whether it’s dry fire drills, live ammunition practice, or simply better familiarizing yourself with your pistol, mags, and holster; drills and intentional practice are critical to concealed carry, firearm safety, and an obligation in arming yourself in society.
A quick online search for Concealed Carry Drills will produce over 1 million results at the click of a mouse. It’s obvious that the topic of concealed carry and real world preparedness for those who choose to carry is a critical topic in society today. YouTube channels like USCCA (United States Concealed Carry Association), Iraqveteran8888, NSSF (National Shooting Sports Foundation), and On Target all have multiple video series centered around the topic of concealed carry practice and concealed carry drills.
This video details dry fire drill options, by USCCA, it focuses on the use of snap caps for practice and drills for concealed carry.
Iraqveteran8888 has a great multipart series that covers many aspects of concealed carry. Check out this video, number three in the series, detailing drills.
The folks over at NSSF produce quality videos covering a host of topics around shooting sports, personal carry, and firearms in general. Here they discuss drawing a pistol in a car, the options for situational carry, and practice.
Over at the On Target channel, the guys cover everything firearm related, including this terrific video over basic drills for concealed carry.
Choosing to carry a concealed weapon is a personal choice and must be taken seriously. If you choose to add a firearm to your everyday carry, keep in mind the implications and obligations that accompany that choice. Take advantage of the wealth of resources available for training, proof of concept, and practical implementation to keep you and your family safe.