We were all n00bs at one point, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of. The fact that you’re actively seeking out information on concealed carry says a lot about the way you’re approaching it. So many people dive in head-first without going through the proper training, and without doing the proper research.
Tip #01: Don’t Rush The Setup
If you haven’t already, you’ll need to start the task of finding the perfect concealed carry firearm and holster for you. This usually isn’t a one-shot deal, as it takes time to really figure out what works for you — and what doesn’t. Don’t rush this process, because it’s important to be carrying a firearm and holster that you’re comfortable with.
Tip #02: Make Practicing Your New Second Job
Aside from range time (which is very important), opportunities are everywhere for you to practice different techniques and gain the skills you’ll need if you ever need to draw your firearm. For example, each morning after I put on my holster, I will then holster my unloaded Glock 27 and practice drawing a few times. If you do this consistently, you will get a feel for drawing in different attire, as well as conditioning your muscle memory.