Thanks for attending class! Here is a list of recommendations and reminders. Feel free to message us with questions and we hope to see you at a future class!
Choosing a Gun
These are more important than caliber, model, what gun writers write, internet forums, or what your brother "who was a deputy" says. If it meets these three tests, you are gonna be just fine carrying it with confidence.
Ladies carry options: GunGoddess.com
Don't look tactical! Wear normal attire, adapted to support carrying.
Jackets/Coats: make sure to practice practice practice safely holstering with an unloaded gun BEFORE trying it with loaded gun. Also, ensure that NOTHING else is with the gun in the compartment, and that the jacket is thick enough to prevent access to the trigger from outside the pocket. Only use if you will COMPLETELY control the jacket – as it is on your body. Do not leave on coat hangers or coat checks where others can access.
Vests: Vests mark you as different and, if you aren't a photographer with a camera, as somebody with a gun. It's the concealed carry version of open carry. WEAR NORMAL clothes.
Use a pocket holster for the gun of your type. The kind with wings looks "big" but it is better because it keeps the gun stable, flat (prints less), and lets you pull the gun out while the holster stays. It is IMPERATIVE to have one with firm enough sides to keep things out of the trigger. And as with backpack/purse carry, if a gun is in your pocket, NOTHING ELSE IS.
Never ever ever put gun in a pocket alone. And never try to put the gun into the holster while in the pocket. Do it outside, then place as a unit.
We taught you how to safely load and unload a pistol while keeping the gun aimed always at a safe spot. This is critical if loading/unloading at home. Find those spots and use them.
Further Training Options
One of our trainers will also do a private full day carry/shooting class with 1 to 4 people (2 if new to shooting, 4 if more experienced). With prior coordination that will include fitting guns, holsters, and even shopping online and locally for the right setup for you. That can range in price depending on the instructor. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss.
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