I just turned 50 some months back, and over the years theres been a lotta mistakes.
But for the purpose of helping those new to handgun shooting, and the concealed carry lifestyle, why dont some us share mistakes we’ve learned from when transitioning from not carrying to being responsibly armed?
Theres a sure gap between minimally legally armed and living a responsibly armed life.
For instance, I I initially struggled to locate a decent holster and belt. For a Bersa Thunder 380, in stores at the time, there were only those IWB nylon crappy deals. Nowadays, theres a ton of holster makers out there, Clinger Holsters is my choice, but I also own a few Mitch Rosens that are functional. My first CC holster for a 1911 came from my gun maker, Kimber. That one died after about a year when I discovered CrossBreed IWB…
The point? Those of us who now have a solid, responsible, EDC life had to learn at one time things like a proper firing grip, what indexing your trigger finger means, how to field strip and clean a pistol or revolver, and the difference between the two.
I would ask that we think back on our journeys and share the most poignant lessons we’ve learned in this thread, for new folks to learn from some of the crazy mistakes we may have made.
My biggest problem I recall during some training was learning to scan left and right after addressing a threat, and that scumbags tend to travel in packs…
Share yours here!