You took your concealed carry class. You bought your gun and ammo. You’re good to go. Or are you? If you’re new to guns or new to concealed carry, it’s a good idea to invest some time in training and practice. There are several things you will get out of structured training that you won’t get from doing target practice.
1. Avoid Bad Habits
In a class setting, your instructor will get you started on the right foot, making sure you know how to use your specific gun with the concealed carry belly bands or your preferred accessories. There are a lot of bad habits that can make you ineffective in real-life situations, a class can help you avoid these habits and put you on the road to becoming a safe and responsible gun owner.
2. Save Time
There is a lot of information on the internet about gun use and safety, but that means there’s a lot to sift through. Investing in a course with reputable trainers saves you the time and frustration of guessing what is right and what is wrong, getting you up and running faster.
3. Build Resilience
Investing in in-person training can be expensive and feel overwhelming. No one wants to practice simulations they hope will never happen. It can be stressful and uncomfortable, just like the real thing. If you’re carrying a gun and encounter a crisis you need to be level-headed and in control of your emotions. Training in life-like simulations helps prepare you for these situations under the guidance of someone who can point out areas for improvement and additional practice.
A solid foundation in gun safety and use will give you the confidence you need to handle intense situations appropriately. The best way to build this foundation is by investing in training and committing to practice.