R. Ann Parris on Defensive Carry Considerations


Concealed carry or open, there are some things to think about before we make the next jump and as we expand our skillsets.
When we hear about carry considerations, whatever the focus may be, it’s typically handguns. I’ll mostly be focusing there, too. However, do absolutely apply the thought processes to any home- and property-defense rifle or shotgun. Go ahead and apply it to military-style sidearm deployment as well.
They, too, are our lifesavers.
So are non-shooters’ tools and any first-step LTL options we may decide we want to carry. They rate the same careful attention, especially in circumstances where firearms are extremely controlled and in family-home/close-neighbors/crowded-location situations.

Best Carry Position
Let’s start with one of the biggies, one that sees as much passion as 9mm versus .45 or AK v. AR. Despite all the many options for stashing a gun on our body, it’s actually really simple:
The best carry position is the one that fits into your life.
There’s a lot that goes into that, though. It comes up in how we sling long guns, even, and with the incredible array of handguns, holsters, and places to wear them, there’s even more to consider.
As preppers, we also want to consider the potentials of the future, which include age and injuries, as well as the vastly different conditions we think we might face that can change how it’s practical to carry, but most of all, here as nowhere else, we want to focus first on common, everyday situations.
Practice for the extremes, sure. Go ahead and get a little of that in early, even. But practice first and foremost for the everyday lifesaver situations — with defensive carry designed for today’s semi-functional society.
The follow-on articles here present some of the biggest factors that affect our everyday lives and thus our everyday carry, in hopes of helping you pick the carry that’s most efficient for your life.