Concealed Carry means exactly what it says; carrying a weapon concealed so that you know it is there but nobody else does.  Even if you don’t own or carry a weapon it is a wise idea to learn the body language of those who do carry a weapon.  The following are things you should be aware of when carrying concealed.

  • Avoid skin tight clothing that can accentuate a concealed carry gun.
  • Make sure your covering garment such as a coat, long shirt, etc., is still long enough to cover your weapon in the event you have to reach up; so the muzzle end of the holster does not show.
  • Avoid movements such as patting your weapon through your clothing to make sure your weapon is still there.  It is a tell tale sign that you are carrying and should not be done.
  • Be careful when sitting in restaurants to avoid having the weapon, under your clothing, hitting the table or chair, where the sound of contact between weapon and wood or metal tables and chairs can be heard by others.
  • Make certain when you bend or lean forward; the holster and or gun does not swing forward; to be accidently revealed from under your covering garment.
  • Wear the right clothes appropriate to your environment.  A heavy jacket in a hot environment is not only a no no but is another tell tale sign that you are hiding something, likely a weapon.
  • Never flash your weapon.
  • You do have your CCW permit right!!!

Carrying a concealed weapon should be something done discreetly; in the event your life is in immediate, imminent danger.  It is not for showing off or displaying in public; it is for your personal self defense if the situation should warrant the use of defensive force.

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  1. jessemathewson says:

    Reblogged this on Jesse Talks Back and commented:
    Again spot on!

  2. nvchad2 says:

    Good post. I struggled with some of the things you mentioned when I first started carrying my pistol on me. Once you figure out what you need to wear and how to sit and move so that the pistol is not seen and doesn’t bump into anything it’s not hard to carry concealed though. The last point is definitely the most important one! Never carry without that permit! That’s just asking to get in trouble.

    • rmactsc says:

      In these times it’s so important to have that permit when carrying. As you mentioned; after awhile it becomes natural but it takes a little while to get acclimated to carrying the pistol.

  3. You know I have mad love for you and your blog, right? So this is why I HAVE to ask your opinion (and I wouldn’t if I didn’t respect it, LOL…)

    I’m looking at a double action .38 as my CC weapon of choice. There is no safety, no hammer to pull back, but the trigger is heavy, in that you have to MEAN to pull it to get it to fire.

    This was recommended to me by two LEO’s as opposed to a .38 with a hammer, given that if it’s hiding in my handbag, there’s no way for it to accidentally cock, and potentially blow an inadvertent hole in a designer bag, or worse still, hurt/kill someone. Is it really safer to have a double action than one with a hammer?

    What are your thoughts on this? Oh…and I am not at all comfortable with a semi-automatic. I own one and it jams a LOT…which is why I never EVER use it. But…it IS pretty to look at. 😉

    • rmactsc says:

      That is so nice of you to say. What a wonderful compliment; it’s like winning the lottery 🙂 Which semi auto do you own that jams frequently? Personally I have had nothing but wonderful experiences with my semi autos and I usually prefer semi autos over revolvers. On the revolvers; generally the exposed hammer allows you to fire either single action or double action depending on whether the hammer is cocked or not. The hammerless revolvers generally are less likely to snag when drawing. 99% of the time I prefer the semi auto but if you decide on a revolver; to avoid accidently cocking it; you can keep it inside a holster in your bag where the holster is designed to cover the hammer. This would not be a holster you wear but instead one that is for storing the handgun safely in your handbag. Personally though I believe a good quality semi auto is the way to go.

      • You rock, as always! 🙂 What I currently have (that I have ridiculous sentimental value attached to) is a .25 cal F.I.E. Titan that really can’t hit the broad side of a barn. The darn thing was a gift from my ex, and since we are still the best of friends, I can’t part with it, but don’t count it as an actual gun. Now, after having pulled it out of the drawer, I see that these guns, per common opinion is that rocks are more accurate, hit harder, and are much cheaper, LOL…So I am guessing that I got what he paid for.


  4. rmactsc says:

    I’ve carried four different semi automatic handguns over the years at one time or another and all functioned perfectly. Here are the four I’ve used which are reasonably priced new and even lower in price used. Smith & Wesson M&P 45, Smith & Wesson M&P 9C, Bersa Thunder Pro 9mm and Bersa Thunder Ultra Compact Pro 9mm. I’ve put thousands of rounds through all four of these at the range over many years with no malfunctions and have concealed carried all of these at one time or another. The M&P 45 and the Bersa Thunder Pro 9mm are full size handguns. The M&P 9C and The Bersa Ultra Compact are smaller size handguns.

  5. torvalamnell says:

    If I may throw in something….regardless if you pick a revolver with or without an exposed hammer or a semi-auto, the best thing you can do is keep it in a holster. This prevents anything in your handbag from somehow putting pressure on the trigger and perhaps negligently discharging the firearm. That being said, if you are more comfortable with a revolver, one without an exposed hammer does have the benefit of not snagging as often.

    The weight of the trigger pull on double action revolvers, exposed hammer or not, are generally pretty high but I would still recommend a holster.

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