There are some words that immediately make our heads hurt when he hear shooters talking at the range. “Today, I’m carrying my stepping out gun;” or “I wonder which gun I’ll carry today?” Granted…..your Sig P229, your Dan Wesson 1911, and your Ruger LC9s are all wonderful personal defense firearms. However, they all operate in very different ways.
Mechanics of operation of different firearms may very well be vastly diverse. Defensive situations are some of the most stressful situations one can be in. The very first thing that leaves us in these types of situations are our fine motor skills. All focus needs to be on stopping the threat in a timely manner, not on the different operations of your carry firearm. In other words…..effective handling of a defensive firearm in a personal defense situation will rely mostly on habit. And understand guys…..these habits are only created by tons and tons of training.
Now…don’t get us wrong. We are definitely not advising you that it is a bad thing to own more than one gun! The PSA vault grows exponentially by the month!!! What we are saying is that, consistently changing up the carry firearm that is dedicated to the protection of you and your loved ones is highly impractical. Furthermore, if a change in your EDC is required, we suggest that you hit the range (with some dedicated time) to re-familiarize yourself with the mode of operation of the newly adopted EDC.
*** If you are unfamiliar with firearms and/or their accessories, and want to learn more, PSA strongly suggests that you find, enroll, and attend a comprehensive and reputable firearms safety course. Firearms safety is all of OUR responsibility.
We want to thank you for taking out the time to stop by our lane at the shooting range!! We hope that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you stop back by early and often to catch up on all PSA updates! We truly hope that we were able to hit the target, and if you ever have any questions please don’t hesitate to shoot them our way!! We look forward to shooting the breeze with you soon again!!
And as always….remember to watch your six and stay low!!!