I must confess I am a big- gun lover. In fact, one of my new year’s resolution is to replace my Glock 19 which has a shorter barrel making it a rather smaller gun with the Glock 17 or the H&K VP9 . If only the society allowed me without doubting the normalcy of my state of mind, I wouldn’t think twice about having a Smith and Wesson 500 Magnum with the 6.5- inch barrel. Although to many it may seem almost impossible to carry big guns around, I have a different opinion guided with facts on how one can comfortably carry them around.
Just think of it, if it were really impossible to carry them around, where did the designer intend them to be carried in the first place? I believe not everyone is with me in this, but my advice is to my fellow big- gun lovers, if you love it go for it and among the many ways of carrying you will surely find one that suits your tool.
Back to the business of the day, the following are some of the ways to comfortably carry a larger gun that I have sampled:
Although this may provide a challenge when it comes to withdrawing the gun since you have to access your inner garments first, it is a carriage method that has been tested and found to work pretty well. All you have to do is to adjust wardrobe and get some spandex underwears. For example shirt with a gun security strap placed under the arm. The shirt may also feature a pocket beneath it. The size of the pocket should be chosen depending on the size of the gun. This method is best suited for small guns anyway. There are cases of underpants too with inner pockets for holding guns.
Off The Body Carriage Methods.
Imagine when you are going swimming or jogging, and you have to carry a gun. In such situations, the off body carriage methods come in handy. These methods involving using carriage devices purses, belly packs or sling packs. Personally, I would recommend the sling pack due to the ease of access to your gun while concealing it appropriately.
They work in such a way that, they have a single strap backpack which can be rotated the front of your body easily for easy access to the gun compartment. They are very convenient when engaging in outdoor activities like jogging, hiking and especially for athletes. But the fact that they are off the body is a disadvantage in itself since in case you are caught off guard they might not be of any use to you since reaching out for them might be a problem.Belts.
There are also special belts in the market used for carrying guns. By special I mean gun belts and not just any other ordinary belt. Acquiring a proper belt specifically modified to carry a larger gun is not a bad move and won't hurt a bit. One thing with belts is that they vary in quality. You can either acquire a full custom leather belt which may last years, but of course, it will get worn out with time or a web belt. I would go for the latter since it does not wear out. Instead, only the Velcro on it will wear out which makes them cheap in the long- run.
All in all the type of gun you carry and how you carry it is also determined by among other things your body physique. I will admit that big guns come with its own carriage challenges so you must be sure of what you Want and what you are willing to do to keep it. But always remember that your security comes fast and personally I would compromise everything to ensure my safety.