Make Sure Your Wardrobe Won’t Kill You While You’re Carrying


A reader named Adam sent us a picture along with his realization of what was going on with a certain article of clothing, and how it played a part with his concealed firearm. Luckily, he caught the problem while at home and not out and about.

Adam writes:

Had a very interesting realization about wardrobe choice. Glad I was only adjusting my pants on the porch at home and not in a draw situation. That little cord hooked under the belt clip could have been a huge time delay. There is no manual for this. Better to figure this one out at home.

That photo above is what Adam had submitted, and you can see exactly what the problem could be. It reminds me of a time where a police officer had a negligent discharge while inside a gun shop (see video here) when the exact same type of drawstring got into his trigger guard and depressed the trigger. Yikes.

Let this serve as another reminder of just how important it is for us to recognize any of these potential hazards when we get dressed on a day that we are carrying a firearm (that’s everyday, right?). If it looks wrong, fix it. Taking the chance that things will go smoothly when you need your firearm is not the type of preparedness we’re looking for.

Observe, adjust and carry on.

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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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