Jaime Napoleoni Jr
8 March 2014
Handguns: Concealed Carry v. Home Defense/ Duty
In an age where gun sales and gun ownership in America are at an absolute high, you
may eventually find yourself buying very own pistol. Whether you are an avid collector of
handguns, or seeking your first pistol for means of protection, it is important that you have a firm
grasp on the intended use of the firearm. When acquiring a handgun, understanding the features
and limits of it, will simplify the decision process by allowing you to match what that handgun
has to offer with what you actually need it for. Some handguns are small with few features and
are simple enough for just about anyone to handle and conceal. Other handguns are large, heavy
and have features that allow customization for optimum defense. The key is to coordinate your
needs with the features that the handgun offers.
With the proper permit, many states allow for weapons to be carried on a person as long
as it is concealed. With carrying a concealed weapon increasing in popularity, many gun
manufacturing companies are making handguns that are more suitable for concealment. This
means more small, lightweight and easy to manipulate weapons are being produced. The most
common method of carrying a concealed weapon is with a holster on the waistline of the owner.
There are other methods like ankle holstering or inside a bag or purse, but carrying on the
waistline seems to be the most common due to the accessibility being much faster that the other
methods. When carrying a handgun on your waistline, it is important to keep the size and weight
manageable. A heavy pistol will cause your pants to sag and will be uncomfortable. If the pistol...