Off Body Carry-Things to Think About
I am a big believer in muscle memory and how you train yourself to react to certain situations. What I mean by that is when I pick up a shotgun, my muscle memory will kick in to take it off safety as I begin to mount the weapon to fire. I don’t have to think about doing it, it just happens.
I appendix carry IWB 95 percent of the time and then there is that five percent when you simply can’t carry on your body for some reason or another.
There are many challenges and real life facts to deal with when you decide to off body carry as your primary weapon system.
You can see there are many things to consider if you are using OBC as a primary weapon system. However, if you are considering it as a secondary weapon system I am all in for that.
At my church we have a “security” detail in place to prevent the tragedy at Tennessee last week. Most of us have our CCW with us at all times while some of the older hats carry a brief case that has multiple weapons staged and ready to go. Most of these older gentlemen have glasses, pills, knife, phone, folder, papers and a lot of other things the rest of us don’t have. So OBC makes more sense for them. These brief cases are not “primary” weapons though.
When you go to the Doctors office, it may not be practical for you to carry on your person. This is where OBC really comes to play. It will be beneficial to have a weapon in your bag in the lobby and in the office. You can set your bag beside you on the table or wherever you deem the most tactical location and still be armed.
I hope I have made you think about a few things if you do OBC as a primary weapon system. I am not saying it can’t save your life, rather you need to have a plan and a system for acquiring your weapon and utilizing it should the time come.
Fortuna Paratus Remunerat= Fortune Favors the Prepared.