Putting On Your Rig: Do You Put Everything On Together, Or Holster First And Then Firearm?

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I didn’t know it, but this is somewhat of a debate.

When you are putting your rig on for the first time in the morning, do you first holster your firearm and then put the entire rig in place, or do you put your holster in place first and then add your firearm?

Furthermore if you’re using the bathroom in your own home, do you do anything differently than you answered in the above question?

My routine:

In the morning, the holster goes IWB first. Then, my firearm gets holstered.

For trips to the bathroom (in my home) when the pants need to be dropped, I will remove the entire rig as a complete piece and set it on the counter. Then when I put it all back together, it goes back on as a complete piece as well.

We’ll get to bathroom carry out and about in a future article.

What’s your practice?

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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 Springfield Armory Hellcat OSP, with a Shield Sights RMSC Red Dot, that holds Hornady 165 gr FTX Critical Defense rounds, and rides comfortably in a Vedder Holsters ComfortTuck IWB holster.

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