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5 Reasons You May Want to Consider Concealed Carry

Talking about guns in America right now can be overwhelming, to say the least. With political parties weaponizing platforms over the use of the Second Amendment and once-friendly neighbors and coworkers making divisive comments about personal freedoms, you can be exhausted before you even start your research.

We believe if a person so chooses, they should exercise their right to lawfully carry a firearm. Sometimes, it’s necessary to take carrying one step further and obtain a permit to carry concealed. Here are five reasons you may want to consider when deciding if concealed carry is something you should pursue.

You Find Yourself in Potentially Dangerous Situations

When I started my career, I sold residential and commercial real estate. I enjoyed my time in the industry, but my days consisted of meeting strangers in vacant buildings or unoccupied homes full of valuables. Each showing was a risk to my personal safety. Concealed carry allowed me to go into showings knowing I could protect myself with force should the need arise. (It also helped me create our original holster, which you can read more about here).

Other professions that may benefit from added security: automotive sales or anyone offering vehicle test drives, contractors visiting unfamiliar locations, private security, social work and more.

You Want to Purchase a Gun Without Needing a Background Check

In 1994, the government passed the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act, which requires federally licensed firearms dealers to conduct background checks on all potential firearms purchases. However, it comes with a provision that allows concealed carry permit holders to bypass the background check requirement in 25 states. The following states allow concealed carry permits to act as background checks as long as the permit is valid and issued within the last five years: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Mississippi, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, South Dakota, Texas, Utah, West Virginia and Wyoming.

You Volunteer Your Time as a First-Responder

While there are career emergency medics and firefighters with specialized defense training, many small towns and rural communities are protected by volunteers. These first responders have the necessary training to assist in emergencies, but for many, they volunteer their time as a way to serve their communities. When they’re dispatched, there’s no guarantee of what the scene may reveal. It could be an act of domestic violence, a situation where a weapon may have fallen into the wrong hands, or a dangerous scenario with wildlife or animals. A concealed carry permit allows volunteer first responders an extra layer of safety; however, this is not the case for all organizations. We recommend becoming familiar with the legislation of your town and the policies of your department before carrying concealed on duty.

You Want an Added Peace of Mind

I’ve held a concealed carry permit since 2015, but I remember the uneasy feeling when finding myself in less than ideal situations. We’ve all been there — filling up the car at a gas station in the middle of nowhere or on a hiking trail when you feel like something has its eyes on you. Not to mention the times I’ve heard female friends talk about feeling frightened by unwanted attention during what’s supposed to be a fun night out. Carrying concealed gives us the confidence to know we can protect ourselves and our families from harm.

You Aim to Be a Responsible Citizen

When we carry a concealed weapon, we are reminded that avoidance is the most effective option in tense situations. No one wants to deal with the emotional, financial or legal strain that a self-defense shooting could place on a person. Understanding that you carry the power to end human life makes you aware of the things that really matter and that walking away from a situation before it escalates is always the best choice.

Whether you’re just buying your first firearm or you have been a collector for years and want to add peace of mind, concealed carry can be a beneficial option for you. We’ve broken down the steps to acquiring your permit here.

Concealed carry doesn’t have to feel intimidating or exclusive. Here at Harry’s Holsters, we believe concealed carry can be a great way to get involved in the firearms industry and educate others on lawful self-defense. (And it doesn’t hurt that we make the most comfortable inside-the-waistband and outside-the-waistband holsters on the market).

31 Replies to “5 Reasons You May Want to Consider Concealed Carry”

  1. Eric W says:

    I carry because I’m too old to fight back but still have a wife and 2 young children to protect. It’s the confidence in knowing that I have a chance.

  2. Alexis Y says:

    I carry because I have three children to protect! It helps me feel safer and secure about where I go and what I do. I was a nervous wreck every night waiting for my husband to get off work late at night until we purchased a gun and now I feel confident in protecting my children at all times.

  3. Kelly Freeman says:

    Very informative. Thanks!

  4. David Baumgartner says:

    carrying concealed is like wearing your seatbelt. You don’t wear your seatbelt in hopes of having an accident. You wear your seatbelt just in case the unthinkable happens. I carry concealed. I hope to never, ever break leather and to pull my gun, but in the worst case if my family is in danger or if I am in danger i want to be preparred. As the old saying goes “It is better to have a gun and not need it than to need a gun and not have it.”

    1. Sam says:

      Totally agree. You have it hoping you won’t have to use it, but it is there if you need it. Better safe then sorry.

  5. chris p says:

    good article

  6. Christian Grest says:

    Definitely prefer the bad guys not knowing what I have and where.

  7. Chad Boyd says:

    In the times we are living in, carrying every day is a must!

    1. I have a small automatic, but I simply don’t trust it due to its history. Sadly my other handgun is a full size revolver, and about as easy to carry concealed as a horse.

  8. Lance Melnik says:

    Unfortunately, the state of Michigan has made it so that you still need a background check even if you have your conceal carry permit. It is being challenged in the court of law and will hopefully be over turned.

  9. ALEX Cox says:

    I need to get me a holster, but first I need to find a smaller pistol

  10. Bob says:

    Looking to get my first Pistol

  11. Alan P Blinzler says:

    I carry and practice to be prepared. It is the same reason I have three fire extinguishers around my home. I do not want to have a fire; I do not want to have a “situation” arise. However, if one does I want to be prepared.

  12. Bryan L. says:

    I think everyone who is comfortable and trained SHOULD be responsible enough to carry everywhere and everyday. The more people who know what they’re doing out there carrying, the better. Next time some psycho wants to mass kill people, hopefully there will be plenty of practiced concealed carriers to stop them.

  13. Derek Fornof says:

    I conceal carry because more people have gone insane and violent these days.

  14. Edward Matia says:

    nice

  15. TomC says:

    “You Find Yourself in Potentially Dangerous Situations” — like living and breathing.
    Hey guys, the world is a dangerous place today.

  16. Bill Rozier says:

    The being able to purchase and immediately possess is a huge reason to have a CCP

  17. Tad Oleson says:

    Gun rights have ben getting trampled on for years.

  18. John House says:

    Glad I live in a permitless carry state…..

  19. Bill H says:

    I carry because we live in a dangerous world…

  20. Concealed or open should be made a National accepted right as the Constitution already guarantees.

  21. Jaime says:

    Because I can’t rely on someone else for my safety.

  22. Matt says:

    I’ve had a permit for years (although I don’t feel I should have to have a permit) and find myself carrying a lot more these days. Crazy times. Stay safe folks

  23. LaMont Copeland says:

    I conceal carry after a man was demanding money from me on a bike path. Luckily I was able get away. A good holster is a necessity.

  24. Andrew Hall says:

    I cc because I am a concerned citizen.

  25. Mark Rigdon says:

    I carry as it is my right and responsibility to protect me and mine!

  26. Murray Chapman says:

    Five of many reasons …

  27. Ken says:

    My work has me in a different city and state daily and sometimes I find myself in questionable areas and other times more affluent areas but no matter where I find myself I take comfort in my ability to have the tools to defend myself and my property.

    I train often for the day I will have to use those tools to defend my life and I pray daily that day never comes.

  28. Angelica says:

    I’ve been carrying concealed for nearly a decade now, I intend to continue doing so.

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