Random Musings for the Armed Citizen

 

With “Permitless” Carry taking effect in my home state of Texas September 1st  I had some thoughts:

One of the things I learned very early on when I started carrying a gun for self-defense was that I needed to adpot a mentality of Avoidance, Deterrence and De-Escalation if I wanted to stay vertical and out of prison.

  • Avoid Dangerous places and Stupid People

  • Deter Criminal Behavior with Acute and Constant Situational Awareness

  • De-Escalate heated situations with an apology and submissive behavior (Tuck your Ego and Temper In. Be the bigger man and Squash a Verbal altercations with an apology and move on.)

 

Most all of you know I am NOT a fan of Open Carry.

If you are going to carry a gun for self-defense, go concealed or don’t go at all.

The reasoning is simple: SURPRISE is one of the biggest advanatges the armed citizen has against a criminal, especially now in Texas when the odds are very high that every person that a criminal comes into contact with MAY BE armed!

Once the criminal knows a gun is involved it changes things dramatically.

It can work FOR the armed citizen (the deterrence factor) or it can work AGAINST them.

Just remember: EVERY altercation you are going to be involved in there will be a GUN present, YOURS!

For this reason I am a Firm believer in the armed citizen getting solid Weapon Retention Training.

Going along with the Concealment MO, you might re-consider your blade carry as well.

A pocket Clip folder is handy but it is also noticeable.

Instead, go for a horizontal fixed blade belt carry.

Lot of great options out there like the Cinch Pick.

Something to chew on.

Stay Alert, Armed and Dangerous.

The Five Worst Guns for Self-Defense

The Five Worst Guns for Self-Defense

Some practical common sense advice.

If you are going to carry a gun to protect your life and the life of your loved one’s, don’t be a cheap idiot: spend the money for a quality firearm and some quality training!

 

Texas News: Texas Senate Passes Bill to Get Rid of License to Carry Fee

Texas Senate Passes Bill to Get Rid of License to Carry Fee

 

This is awesome but it’s a small victory in light of what we could have.

I urge all Texans to email, phone or smoke signal their Texas House Representative and State Senator and tell them to get HB 1927 PASSED!

Constitutional Carry for Texas is LONG Overdue!

 

Texas News: Texas Constitutional Carry Coming Soon

Texas Senate Committee Recommends Passage of Constitutional Carry

 

This has been Long Overdue, Let’s get her done!

Texas News: Permitless Carry Scheduled for House Consideration on Thursday!

Texas: Permitless Carry Scheduled for House Consideration on Thursday!

 

Attention all Texas Politicians and Governor Abbott:

Texas has a long, proud tradition of rugged individualism, self-reliance and FREEDOM, so let’s make sure those traditions live on by doing away with “Carry Permits” and other unconstitutional non-sense created by bureaucrats.

Constitutional Carry is the ONLY type of Carry there is according to the Second Amendment.

Let’s make it happen.