Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Do Yourself A Favor
So do yourself a favor.....
And slooooooow down. Take time to be aware of what is going on around you. If you carry a handgun think about what you may be doing - in haste - that could backfire (sore pun, indeed) from your decisions.
Learn how to shoot.
My husband doesn't pick out my clothes so he surely isn't picking out my handgun. I have to try on all different sizes and cuts at Old Navy for jeans so a similar trying on is required to find the perfect fit of a handgun. If you can't get your outstretched hand around the grip that's a good sign it's not right for you. What looks like it might be a good fit can surprise you once you get to the dressing room (or the firing range). Take your time. Do your research. Feel confident. If you aren't confident - you're missing the point.
Keep it Covered.
Conceal carry. And conceal well. No one likes handgun printing. It makes the anti-gunners shriek in fear, and the other conceal carriers let out a sigh, Come on man! Get yourself together!
Ladies - if you carry a handgun in your conventional purse please use a holster (which primary objective is to protect the trigger from inadvertent contact) or a dedicated pocket free from lipstick and cracker crumbs. I know how hardheaded many of you are so please don't shame me on the approval of just tossing a firearm into a never-ending black hole of a handbag. It happens, and far too many of you do it.
Your duty as a firearm owner never ceases. Your shift is 24/7/365. Understand it. Embrace it. Uphold it. A loaded firearm (especially with children) demands extra precautions and extra responsibilities.
Think about a long day drawing to a close, how many of you set the purse on the kitchen counter and forget about it... If someone breaks in.... Oh look! I can steal your purse, which has your wallet, and... your firearm! Or if a child has access to your purse and contents then we could have another sad news release of a mother who, like all the stories state, was an avid shooter and safety was important, and yet....
I have always believed there is a fine line between prepared and paranoid.... which are you?
PhotoCredit: Lucky Gunner Ammo