3 Stealthy Concealed Carry Tricks

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How important is concealed carry? What I'm about to tell you could literally make the difference between life and death. It could be a crisis for you and possibly your family.

There has to be some reason you found this post right now, probably at the right time. No matter how much you want to believe, you can never become a victim. The truth is that life is unpredictable, and danger can strike at any given moment. The ability to protect yourself from a would-be attacker could be something that you lack.

In this situation, having a concealed weapon can easily turn the tables in your favor. But let's face it! Most of the time, you'll find yourself in non-permissive environments where you cannot carry any purpose-designed weapons. In this case, having a tactical pen can make all the difference. By using it effectively, you can increase the odds of stopping the attacker so he can't target you.

“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. He comes into us at midnight very clean. It's perfect when it arrives, and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we've learned something from yesterday.” John Wayne

Concealed Carry: How to Act with a Concealed Weapon

1. The Benefit of the Size

If you ever had the chance to hold a tactical pen in your hands, you know that it actually looks like a real pen, and due to its size, it can be very easy to hide.

There is also the safety advantage that tactical pens have compared to guns. Like many others, I bet that you thought about owning a gun. Though you can't help but think about what would happen if somehow the gun went off in your hands.

What if you have kids and they find it and shoot someone with it? And when someone is charging at you, the last thing you want to do is fumble with a gun in your hands while you or your family is in danger.

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Handling a tactical pen is much easier and so is using it. In fact, the figures show that the time it takes people to reach for their gun can be anywhere between 5 to 8 seconds or even more.

During this time, it's easy to gauge what can happen if someone decides to attack you. On the other hand, a tactical pen can be pinned on your shirt. It can also be tucked in your back pocket or even held in your hand to play with while walking down the street.

The secret behind using a tactical pen is the fact that it doesn't attract attention. At the same time, it's a common item no one would ever guess as a weapon for personal defense. That's exactly what you want people to think!

2. Act Naturally and Don't Fumble

Increasing your personal protection is definitely going to give you peace of mind, but at the same time, it can also have the opposite effect. Some people may actually feel self-conscious about the fact that they carry a weapon. This can make a would-be attacker realize that you're hiding a weapon and force him to take precautions against this.

Under no circumstance should you reach out in your pocket unless you feel that your personal safety is at risk. If you always keep on reaching to your pocket, then people around you will notice you're carrying a concealed weapon.

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Now you need to practice this concealed carry technique. In fact, drawing the pen from your back pocket and drawing it from your shirt's front pocket can mean the difference between being hit by the attacker and being the one who strikes first.

What I mean by this is that the faster and easier you can reach your pen, the higher the chances of stopping your attacker and avoiding the risk of becoming a victim.

I would also advise you to wear the right kind of pants since some of them can be very tight and therefore make it harder for you to draw your pen. And at the end of the day, you're trying to conceal your weapon, so using pants that are a bit loose is certainly going to help out in this regard.

3. Mind Your Temper

Have you noticed that people who carry any kind of weapon have an inflated level of self-confidence? Alongside that, do they act in a way that makes it easy to understand they're hiding something?

On top of that, they also have a quick temper and can easily get angry if you as much as look at them in a funny way.

However, the minute you become rash, angry, or impulsive, you aren't thinking straight anymore. Focusing becomes harder and your emotions take over your rational thinking.

Carrying a tactical pen though is for self-defense purposes and never for punishing or intimidating someone. It's understandable that you may feel a bit strange when carrying a tactical pen for the first time.

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Try to throw it somewhere in the back of your mind so that you can focus on what's really important and that is staying cool, acting natural, and minding your own business. By managing your emotions, you won't stand out and make those around you feel that you may be carrying a dangerous weapon. And Remember, Stay Safe!

In its essence, self-defense is an art and it must be taught and learned properly if you are to know how to keep your calm and respond effectively to dangerous situations. Carrying a concealed weapon, such as a tactical pen should by no means instill pressure in you or over-inflate your self-confidence.

Check out this video by Funker Tactical about the things a concealed carrier should know:

As I always say, as a part of becoming invisible and avoiding the wrong kind of attention, there are a few things you need to master. Being reasonably friendly, humble, willing to learn, and thoughtful are amongst the most important aspects you need to work on since, at the end of the day, lawful concealed carry is for the good guys and girls.

Do you agree with these concealed carry tricks? Share your thoughts in the comments section below!

Up Next: Open Carry vs. Concealed: Pros and Cons

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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published on June 20, 2014, and has been updated for quality and relevancy.

19 Responses to :
3 Stealthy Concealed Carry Tricks

  1. Mr. Smith says:

    This was an interesting article. While I’m sure that the tactical pen is a very effective weapon in some situations as I was reading the article I kept thinking that there must be something about this tactical pen that I’m not getting. I must be missing something. Perhaps this tactical pen shoots a dart? Or maybe it has some pepper spray cartridge? I just do not understand the wording of this article if this is just a piece of metal a few inches long with a point on one end, I mean it doesn’t even have a sharpened edge! I’m sorry but in a fight I would be more wary of a common pocketknife than this “tactical knife.”

    I’ve carried a firearm, sometimes two every day for more than twenty years and I can tell you that I feel some of the wording is borderline slanderous for those of us that carry a weapon. I mean how could the sentence, “On top of that, they [those that carry a concealed weapon] also have a quick temper and can easily get angry if you as much as look at them in a funny way.” be interpreted any other way? If that were true with as many people that have concealed weapons licenses there would be far, far more shootings in this country.

    I try to treat others as I would want to be treated, however this article sounds more like ad copy written by a teenager than a serious exploration of alternative concealed weapons techniques.


    1. Anonymous says:

      The mind your temper was supposedly written by someone at the survival academy. It had to be a new hire or someone planted by the far left crowd.

      1. Patty says:

        The 1st two opening paragraphs are well written which is why I continued to read. I’m with everyone about the inaccuracy of the rest of the article. I just kept shaking my head the whole time. Have they been infiltrated too? If this writer represents survivallfe, then I’m no longer interested.

      2. Cody says:

        I’m sorry Survival Life, but if this is your general view of responsible gun owners, you should star writing you column in the New York Times or someother left wing platform.

    2. Anonymous says:

      Get over yourself, they are trying to train beginners!

      1. Anonymous says:

        Really?… So it’s your assertion that the sellers of this pen have no interest in selling to anybody but beginners?

  2. Mike says:

    I can tell by the way this guy speaks about guns he obviously shouldn’t have one! The way he talks about fumbling with it, and it going off in his hand he is obviously far too inept and uncoordinated to safely manipulate this type of weapon ,I do however appluad him for recognizing his shortcomings and deciding not to carry a gun. As for the inflated sense of confidence and short temper of those who do carry a real weapon well that’s just HORSESHIT. Maybe he percieves it that way due to feeling some type of inferiority complex. I’m not saying a tactical pen does not have it’s uses, but as a primary weapon NO WAY!

  3. JM says:

    Unfortunately this article was misleading and abusive to those who competently carry concealed weapons. It severely abused the English language and most importantly never made it to the point of the best ways to use a “tactical” or other pen to defend oneself. Please consider not posting articles that haven’t been proof-read for content and clarity.

  4. Joyce Berman says:

    I agree with others that this guy shouldn’t have a gun. I disagree with the writer about showing self-confidence. Most bad guys are cowards, and they’re looking for a victim. If you walk with self-confidence, they’ll think twice about doing anything to you because they suspect you just might fight back.

  5. Michelle says:

    I do believe I will be deleting survival life should I find one more article of this nature. Not only is it inflammatory but it is also utterly useless as it taught me nothing but old wives tales and fairy tales.

  6. Captain Bob says:

    This is probably the best advice of all. Thanks Michael.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I would love to see the resume of this “survival writer”. Apparently if you have a computer you’re an expert.

  8. Weapon Collector01 says:

    Weapons the size of a pen are not a valued deterrent like a hand gun or tactical combat knife if some big oaf druggie or drunk sees this he is going to think your weak and foolish………..,sensible mature educated people use the element of surprise on possible attackers who ever wrote article probably has not found them self in this situation especially if there is more than one clown looking to engage criminal actions I suggest you retire from giving out this kind of advice sounds lame Criminals are already for you and showing a pen may make them even more hostile and aggressive cause your dumb enough to show a pen there is absolutely NO FEAR FACTOR HERE!!!! Hand guns are the best deterrent cause you can rid multiple clowns in seconds…………Go get a life and real job….PLEASE!!!!

  9. Geronimo says:

    For air travel you are limited to what you have at your disposal. Training with any and all items to proficiency as any martial art you learn with the hope you never are forced to harm others. You live with your actions.

  10. J Hall says:

    Pretty much agree with majority responses. Who ever wrote this article didnt use much common sense or check with their editor before publishing it. Im a retired law enforcement , carried almost my entire adult life , both firearm and blade but never pulled it in anger ( though I wished sometimes). they need to fire this writer and hope they can keep some followers.

  11. Chris says:

    Is this guy selling Tactical Pens?

  12. Anonymous says:

    Ive been in a fist fight while carrying a fire arm and a knife as well. Never once thought of pulling either as my life was not threatened. Yes me with a bad temper was able to harness my self control. Imagine that…

  13. Anonymous says:

    HUA? What does HUA mean?

    If you can bother to spell “egregious” it seems like whatever HUA means could be written out so that we don’t have to decipher yet another acronym.

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