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Do you often practice drawing from concealment? Why or why not?
USA Carry Asked by USA Carry
2/11/2015

Do you often practice drawing from concealment? Why or why not?

65%
Yes WINNER

37

35%
No

12

65%
Yes

37 Comments
Russell Maynard
4
Russell Maynard

Because unlike riding a bike, safe gun handling skills are perishable, if not practiced regularly. Regular practice attains and maintains proficiency.

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Dave Hagstrom
3
Dave Hagstrom

Practice makes perfect.

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Lee Greger
2
Lee Greger

I moved from NE to NJ and all I have is a blue gun and a IWB holster. To rent a gun buy ammo (at the range) is about $70! So practicing keeps my up on my skills and saves cash!

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Brian Herb
2
Brian Herb

The 6 P's...proper practice prevents piss poor performance...

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Walter Wellman
2
Walter Wellman

can never be too prepared for the deadly encounter

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Chris Gragg
1
Chris Gragg

Because drawing from concealment is the best representation of the real-life scenario that you will face in self-defense situations. If you can't do this reliably you may not survive when it counts.

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Tom Atwood
1
Tom Atwood

I practice CC draws while dry firing at home and then when at the outdoor range.

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Tim Jones
1
Tim Jones

You have to know your system, and practice is the only way.

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Angi Smith
1
Angi Smith

if you need to draw, you don't have time to fumble around. practice when your life isn't on the line and you can create muscle memory

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John Kirkpatrick
1
John Kirkpatrick

So as to develop "Muscle Memory" for the drawing technique.

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Blue Turtle
1
Blue Turtle

It is always best to practice what you want to learn when you are not under pressure. You can do it very slowly at first, then you can increase your speed as you find yourself getting better.

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Michael Loos
1
Michael Loos

muscle memory can save your life when under extreme duress

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Roger Kissel
1
Roger Kissel

Practice makes fast and permanent. When under stress, I want to be able to draw and hit my target (thug) without having to think about what I need to do. MY LIFE depends on it.

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Rick Wright
0
Rick Wright

If I don't practice, I won't be ready when I need it.

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Arturo Turo Rojas
0
Arturo Turo Rojas

I was taught most altercations where you have to draw your weapon happen from 4-7 yards and you normally don't have much time to aim down the sights, so thats why I train from the hip.

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Danny Gholson
0
Danny Gholson

to get better at it if the need arises.

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Larry Gabbard
0
Larry Gabbard

because if I ever do have to pull my weapon I want to be sure I can.

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Paul Willard
0
Paul Willard

Practice makes perfect :-)

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Dale Single
0
Dale Single

You must be proficient in all forms of retrieving your sidearm for basic protection.

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Michael Lentini
0
Michael Lentini

That is where the gun is.

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Billy Calhoun
0
Billy Calhoun

Practice makes perfect. In stressfull situations you will make mistakes without practice.

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anthonyaumiller
0
anthonyaumiller

That way you know exactly how to do it when something happens. The more you practice the better prepared for the unknown

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Hoss Nelson
0
Hoss Nelson

Taught to train the way I'd have to shoot by old school instructor years ago the highly grammatically challenged " Muscle memory" it works!!

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Aimee Pister
0
Aimee Pister

Practice makes better

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Sean Walton
0
Sean Walton

Import to train myself for the situation. Accuracy shooting is also part of my regime. I pair the two for balanced, effective training.

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Mike Walker
0
Mike Walker

A defensive situation doesn't arise very often when you have your weapon drawn and at the ready.

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Tim Caton
0
Tim Caton

I carry concealed so I carry for protection and practice for perfection. You must try something 3000 times roughly before it becomes second nature. That way when the time comes it just happens.

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Organic Democracy
0
Organic Democracy

Being skilled using firearms is a continuous process - with a lot of repetition - the only was to develop muscle memory.....play the 'what if' scenario. Of course, I only practice draws @ right time.

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Gerald Hopkins
0
Gerald Hopkins

I do practice some, but nowhere near enough.

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Pj LaFaille
0
Pj LaFaille

It is important to develop muscle memory for this action.

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Charles Conway
0
Charles Conway

Because speed and surety only come together when you have developed your skills. Practice makes perfect!

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Joey Parton
0
Joey Parton

I wear different shirts, some are longer and some are tighter. Gotta pratice

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Craig S. Andersen
0
Craig S. Andersen

Because drawing and re-holstering are two of the most dangerous actions one can execute with a loaded firearm. Furthermore, I carry and practice makes perfect.

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William Johnson
0
William Johnson

practice makes perfect

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Bob Faulds
0
Bob Faulds

I draw my weapon many times during the day just to make sure everything is ready to go if necessary. each time I draw I actually draw down on something. just for practice.

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35%
No

12 Comments
Pete Phillips
3
Pete Phillips

I guess I am lazy I should practice ..

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Juddy Jacob Neidamyer
3
Juddy Jacob Neidamyer

Because I live in NJ, and NJ has a law to violate my 2nd amendment rights! But should I ever move to a state that allows carry, or should NJ allow carry I would indeed pratice.

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Steve Harmon
2
Steve Harmon

Don't think to. Too lazy.

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Bob Johnson
2
Bob Johnson

too crowded with people..

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Jim Marshall
2
Jim Marshall

Many gun ranges do not permit it - I do practice drawing at home unloaded.

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Samuel A. Grim
2
Samuel A. Grim

I open carry 95% of the time.

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Lewis Carter
2
Lewis Carter

Don't seem to have the time. Though I believe it's a very important skill that I need to practice.

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J.Ed Baker
1
J.Ed Baker

Drawing from holster not allowed at my range

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Orange Bird
0
Orange Bird

Because the answer is No.

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Kevin Yost
0
Kevin Yost

Because I haven't found a range that allows draw from holster.

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Do you carry a gun with a manual safety?
USA Carry Asked by USA Carry
4/5/2016

Do you carry a gun with a manual safety?

49%
Yes WINNER

0

51%
No

1

49%
Yes

0 Comments
No one has commented yet

51%
No

1 Comment
Kent Unterseher
1
Kent Unterseher

In the heat of the moment, when the adrenaline dump hits, a manual safety is just one more thing that you will likely not remember.

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Do you carry more than one gun?
USA Carry Asked by USA Carry
3/29/2017

Do you carry more than one gun?

34%
Yes

3

66%
No WINNER

1

34%
Yes

3 Comments
Del Jones
1
Del Jones

Yes and no. If I'm on the road or out past dark I do carry a backup. IF it's to do a few errors during the day then I normally carry my everyday pistol. But always carry an extra mag on me.

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Michael Chavez
0
Michael Chavez

When traveling I like to have a backup weapon to be able to arm my wife or daughter while I drawn off any trouble that may approach us. At home I carry one weapon.

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Scott Dismukes
0
Scott Dismukes

Depends where I'm going - and when. Downtown at night, yes. For sure.

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66%
No

1 Comment
Bill Harrigan
3
Bill Harrigan

It's just that I usually only carry one but I have another that I could carry too if I feel like it.

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