by Brad Over the last decade, the number of individuals obtaining a concealed carry permit has skyrocketed, and that’s a good thing. The concealed carry movement has bolstered support for the Second Amendment, introduced legions of new shooters to the world of firearms and proven that legal gun ownership does not create spikes in crime rates (just the opposite, in fact).
Perhaps most importantly, the boom in concealed carry has preserved the personal liberty of millions of Americans by allowing them to defend themselves against those who would inflict harm upon them. As a result of this new wave of shooters, gun sales have risen dramatically, and the topic of concealed carry firearms has become a watercooler topic in workplaces around the country.
Choosing a firearm for concealed carry is an important decision, to be sure. But it isn’t the only decision you’ll have to make when you obtain your concealed carry permit, and it may not even be the most important decision. Here’s a look at six other critical decisions you’ll have to make when you obtain your CCW permit, all of which are critical to developing an effective personal protection plan.
by Brad Fitzpatrick