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Off-Body Carry Part 3

When you have to carry your firearm in a handbag, briefcase or backpack, there are many things to consider. Beyond all of the issues of safety in an off-body carry situation, one also needs to consider the practicality of the method. It is astonishing to me how many people I know carry using one of these methods, yet have never practiced drawing and firing from a bag. They would likely be surprised by how difficult it is to do so, and by how long it takes them.                                                               When You Need it, You Need it Fast I have seen many Read More […]

Off-Body Carry Part 2

There are few areas of concealed carry debate that are more contentious than the issue of off-body carry. Just bring it up with a fellow gun-owner, male or female, and you will likely get an earful of opinion. Many have no issue with it, and many think it should never be done, and most fall in between with a myriad of legitimate concerns. It’s worth a realistic look at the merits and disadvantages…after all, off-body carry happens a lot and information on what to look out for and how to mitigate the problems would be useful.     Your Bag Read More […]

Off-Body Carry – Part 1

I am not a huge fan off off-body carry; there are too many disadvantages and chances for things to go wrong. However, there are times when it is the only option for carrying a concealed firearm. I wish I could always use a dominant-side holster. It is, without question, the most efficient way to keep my sidearm close and quickly accessible. However, because of wardrobe and activity choices I often have to move to ankle, corset or purse carry. This is more of an issue for women than men, as women’s body shapes and clothing styles make it difficult to Read More […]