Whether you carry concealed or open carry, there is a lot to know about how to safely carry a firearm even when it's holstered. Wearing and maintaining proper equipment can reduce the odds of an accidental or negligent discharge, along with following other recommended firearm safety tips.
We here at Nexbelt are experts in firearm handling and have designed our everyday carry or EDC belt series with safe firearm handling in mind. Learn from our team of experienced firearm enthusiasts to improve your personal firearm carrying safety:
Suggestion 1: Only Carry Firearms You're Comfortable With
While it is tempting to carry a larger firearm, it's more important that you stick with firearms you're comfortable handling. This includes not only getting used to how it handles when drawn, but also how it feels if you carry it on you throughout the day. If you find a firearm too heavy or awkward to handle, you may want to swap it out for something smaller.
Suggestion 2: Get Proper Firearm Training
Many states require you to take a certain number of firearm training courses before you can qualify for your concealed carry permit. Even in states that don't have this requirement, we highly recommend you take a firearm course at least once every year or so. These courses provide a great refresher that will help you handle your firearm more safely, while also providing you the opportunity to meet and instruct other firearm carriers.
Suggestion 3: Develop and Maintain Your Skills
Don't let your skills stagnate. Firearm safety, accuracy, and the manipulation of firearms are all diminishing skills. You need to practice on a regular basis. Consider taking annual training courses, and if you can't make it to the range for live fire training, you can practice in the comfort of your own home.
When practicing at home, always keep safety at the forefront of your mind. Completely remove all ammunition from the firearm and even the room before you start. You can also use a replica or training firearm rather than your real firearm to simulate the actions necessary to keep your skills up to par.
Suggestion 4: Have a Good Way to Carry Your Firearm
When it comes to firearm accidents, firearms falling out of their holsters or holsters falling off their wearers are a common concern for many firearm enthusiasts. Get a good holster for your firearm, and consider a good belt if you're interested in carrying your firearm every day.
Everyday carry gun belts are designed with pistols in mind, and are built with extra support and durability. However, your belt won't do you much good if it isn't a good fit. Read our sizing guide on how to take our one size fits all belt and make it a Precise Fit for you!
Check out EDC, Tactical, and Other Gun Belts from Nexbelt
Looking for a gun belt that will maximize comfort and durability without compromising on style? We here at Nexbelt offer a wide range of belts designed with different types of firearm users and enthusiasts in mind. Those interested in a basic EDC belt can find belts designed with men and women in mind, while our friends in law enforcement and the military should check out our tactical nylon belt collection.
Have a question about which gun belt is right for you? Then contact us today by phone or email, and we here at Nexbelt will do our best to help you with your gun belt and firearm safety needs.
Important: This guide is for informational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice.