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Carrying A Firearm Does Not Make You Invincible

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Ehhh, we got some tough guys out there. All too often, I’ll post an article about *insert article title here* and some people will always chime in with their “I’d get the job done” attitude.

Example Story: A story is posted about a homeowner who shoots at an intruder. The homeowner misses and the bad guy gets away.

Example Comment: “If someone broke into my house, they would have been filled with lead! Can’t believe the homeowner missed. Get back to the range!”

I know, I know. Some of you could take out an armed home intruder from across town with your Glock 19 while simultaneously paying for your groceries. I get it, you’re a great shot and you’ll never miss your target regardless of the circumstances.

But for those of us who live in the real world and look at things from a logical perspective, we understand that we may not be the best shots in the world, especially under the circumstances of a high-stress situation.

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And, although someone may miss, the threat in the example was eliminated.

Obviously we want to hit our target if we’re ever forced to pull the trigger, but…

Here’s my point: I see new people on our Facebook page and website every single day, and many of these people are brand-spankin’ new to concealed carry. They’re here to learn, and some take advice (however bad it may be) from comments of others at times. If a lot of these comments pop up and are read by someone not 100% familiar with everything, they may slack a bit on training. And that’s not ok.

Sure, it’s up to each person to seek out as much or as little training as they see fit, but I’m a fan of getting as much training as possible, even if you are that tough guy. I’m also a fan of being a positive roll model, and the macho comments don’t really help anyone but the commenter’s ego.

Plus, if you’ve never had to draw your firearm in self-defense, you’re not allowed to give your opinion on how you would perform.

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About Brandon Curtis | View all posts by Brandon Curtis

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady…

Brandon is the founder of Concealed Nation and is an avid firearm enthusiast, with a particular interest in responsible concealed carry. His EDC is a Glock 27 that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in an Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 holster.

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