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What to consider before you concealed carry

Concealed carry tips for firearms newcomers

Concealed carry tips

When it comes to you and your family’s safety, not much can give you the peace of mind of a concealed firearm. Yet, for those inexperienced with firearms, owning and carrying a firearm in public might seem taboo.                                                                                                                 

One of our missions at Frontier Justice is to remove the stigma around owning and carrying a firearm. It’s your right to carry a firearm, and we strive to educate our community on how to safely and effectively exercise this right. 

Read on for some helpful concealed carry tips from our conceal carry experts. If you have any questions about firearms, get in touch with us and we’re happy to provide the answers you need.

Do’s and don’ts of concealed carry

Our top concealed carry tip for newcomers is to go through training. Our concealed carry classes, taught by training experts, introduce students to concealed carry, all while fulfilling your safety training requirement for a concealed carry permit in your state. 

In these classes, we go over everything from basic firearms operation and maintenance to safe storage and even conflict de-escalation tactics. We also offer a range of other classes, geared towards firearms newcomers and experts alike, so you can be confident while operating your firearm. 

Some other do’s and don’ts for concealed carry include:

  • Do try to carry often. The point of concealed carry is to have a convenient method for defending yourself or others.
  • Don’t carry your firearm in prohibited places. These include federal and state owned buildings and hospitals. Check your specific state regulations for a complete list.
  • Do practice your holster draw. For those new to firearm ownership or concealed carry, take the time to perfect your holster draw. In the event you need your firearm for self defense, the seconds it could take to effectively draw your weapon could mean life or death. 
  • Don’t draw your gun unnecessarily. Flashing or brandishing a firearm to scare or intimidate people is a crime. Knowing when it is appropriate to draw your firearm is important and can be learned in a variety of courses.
  • Do refrain from adjusting or fingering your firearm. It’s a natural instinct for newcomers to concealed carry to make slight adjustments to your firearm. The #1 rule of concealed carry is to keep it concealed. By drawing attention to your firearm, you’re doing yourself and others around you a disservice.
  • Don’t carry while consuming alcohol. Possession of a firearm while intoxicated is federally illegal, and it’s just not smart. Avoid use of any dangerous weapons while under the influence of any substance. 
  • Do keep your permit on you while carrying. In case you are questioned about your firearm or you need to use it, it’s important to keep your permit on you while carrying. 
  • Don’t make it obvious you’re carrying. The whole point of a concealed weapon is to keep it concealed. Depending on your weapon of choice, you may have to make some adjustments to your daily outfit while carrying. Avoid printing, or creating a clear outline of your firearm underneath your clothing. There are also many options for carrying off body, like concealed carry purses.  

Frontier Justice is proud to take care of all of your firearm needs

Whether it’s concealed carry tips, proper firearm training, high-quality firearm products, or a cute new look from our boutique, Frontier Justice proudly serves our customers in the Midwest. 

Our founding philosophy of Faith, Family, and Freedom guides our business. We do everything we can to educate our community about their rights while providing top of the line firearms and fashion for the whole family. 

Learn more about what makes Frontier Justice different by reaching out to us, signing up for our membership club, scheduling a class, or simply stopping by and checking out our store, boutique, and range for yourself!

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