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