Equipment necessary to carry a concealed weapon should be considered a system of basically three parts, firearm, holster, and belt. The firearm should be small but still have stopping power, as a compact 9 mm handgun that fires 10 rounds. Holsters vary, and an inside-the-belt, traditional holster is best for concealed carry, although selecting the right one, that is most comfortable, may be a trial and error process. For men, pants should be sized to allow for the gun, and any extra equipment they may need. For upper body carry, the shirt should be sized and colored to prevent outlines showing, and to allow easy access to the gun. Concealed carry is a system of several parts which must all work together efficiently.
- There is more to carrying a gun than a gun.
- Thoughtful consideration of the support you will need in terms of a belt and holster are necessary when you carry a gun.
- Carefully consider your wardrobe when you will be carrying a concealed weapon, no matter what size or shape.
“The most important feedback I can give a new concealed carrier: think of concealed carry holistically.”