Wear Your Concealed Carry Holster and CCW around the House

For a lot of beginner and intermediate concealed carriers, coming home can mean it's time to put away the gun holster and lock up firearms. Especially those with families and young ones, there can be a solemn desire to make home a home and leave the dangers of the outside world behind.

Unfortunately, this mentality can set you up for failure further down the road. We'll explore five reasons why wearing your concealed carry holster and firearm in the house is a great choice.

1. You Never Know When You'll Need to Respond

Home burglars and intruders rarely check to see if you're ready. It's going to be a bad day to be stuck with your concealed carry firearm in the next room. While home is usually thought of as a place of peace and tranquility, criminals may not view it as such. And because they don't, you can't.

2. You Can Get Used to Wearing Your Concealed Carry Holster

If you're new to carrying a concealed firearm, you may be reluctant to leave the house with it. Wearing it around the house in a comfortable gun holster is a great first step to preparing to leave the house with it. Best of all? There's nothing to remember. Your concealed firearm is already holstered in place you when you leave.

This also gives you occasion to decide if the concealed carry holster you have your pistol or revolver in is right for you. Sometimes people purchase the first holster they see at the local gun store. Big mistake. A lot of big name brands – while great – may not be best suited to your personal style of carry.

Walking around the house with your concealed carry firearm in its gun holster will help make that determination for you. Make sure the pistol holster that you buy has a trial period and a good warranty.

3. Get Used to Doing Daily Activities with Your Concealed Carry Pistol Holstered

When you're out mowing the lawn or watering the garden, you can begin to appreciate your choice in a concealed carry pistol. You can see how it seamlessly blends with your everyday life. And when a concealed carry pistol and IWB holster (inside the waistband) suit your lifestyle – you're more apt to carry it around every day.

4. It Teaches Personal Accountability

When you're out there in the world, everything you do with that firearm attached to you matters. Whether you're in a public restroom or walking through a crowded restaurant, you need to make sure you have personal accountability over your firearm at all times. Walking around the house and doing daily activities can help reinforce this practice.

The last thing you want to do is end up leaving your firearm on your nightstand or in the middle of the kitchen. If the firearm is out of the safe, it's on your person and in its holster – attached to your side. That's the only way to properly carry a concealed firearm.

5. It Reinforces Situational Awareness

Complacency kills. The first step to responding to a threat is knowing that it exists. You can't respond to what you can't see. Having your firearm in a gun holster on you is one step of maintaining situational awareness at all times. It's too easy to fall into the lackadaisical approach of daily life. Because you've survived X number of years without a single incident doesn't mean that today can't be that day. Living by that mentality ensures you're prepared to respond if and when the situation should arise. And if so, you have your concealed carry firearm in your inside the waistband holster.

About Alien Gear Holsters: Founded in 2013, Alien Gear Holsters manufactures premium, incredibly comfortable gun holsters for concealed carry. Alien Gear Holsters are the most comfortable concealed carry holsters on the planet. Any planet. For more information about Alien Gear Holsters, visit www.AlienGearHolsters.com.

About the Author: James England is the contributing editor for Alien Gear Holsters. He is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and private defense contracting in Afghanistan. He presently lives in New Hampshire where he advocates for veterans issues through the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

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