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7 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Concealed Carry

What piqued your interest in getting your permit to concealed carry?

Are you freaking out about riots springing up and want to have a fighting chance to defend yourself?

Or are you traveling for work and want to protect yourself no matter where you are?

For me, I like to camp and backpack.  Some of the areas I camp are prone to bears and other big things that might try to eat me.

Bear in Campsite, Howcast
Bear in Campsite, Howcast

My motivation to get my concealed carry permit was to carry my Glock 27 only when I was in God’s country and needed the protection.

That changed when I actually took the course and had the permission of the great state of Wisconsin to concealed carry.

Below are some situations you might not have thought of that you should definitely keep in mind if you are thinking about getting your concealed carry permit.


1. Feeling Like Everyone is Looking at You

When you legally carry your for the first time, you’re going to feel like everyone is looking at you.  Remember that big zit you had in high school and everyone was looking at you?  Yeah, it’s not that bad, but it’s the same sort of feeling.

Everyone Looking At You
Everyone Looking At You

You’ll realize almost everyone doesn’t know.  However, you will have to modify some of the ways you do things depending on where your holster is.

For example, if you carry your gun at the 4 or 5 O’Clock position (behind your right hip), your gun may print (how the outline or imprint of your weapon) when you bend over to get something off the bottom shelf at the grocery store.

Gun Printing With Different Holsters, LuckyGunner
Gun Printing With Different Holsters, LuckyGunner

To remedy this, you can either stop buying the cheap cereal in the bags on the bottom shelf and get real Fruit Loops, or you can squat with your back straighter to minimize the bulge.