But I’m Not a Gun Person

But I'm Not a Gun Person

There’s a common, unfortunate assumption that you need to be a “gun person” to carry concealed. A gun is a tool, no different than a drill, saw, screwdriver, or hammer. You don’t need to be a handyman (or handywoman) to use one of those tools and the same holds true for using a gun and carrying concealed. It also holds true that the more you know about your tool and practice using it, the better you’ll be at using it.

The term “gun person” conjures up any number of images. It could be a bunch of guys dressed in full tactical gear, advancing in formation, practicing clearing a street or building with their AR-15s. Or, it could be a couple of old guys talking about their heirloom revolvers with pearl handles, using important (and totally foreign) sounding gun words.

The truth, though, is that you wouldn’t even recognize most gun owners or concealed carriers when you see them on the street or in the stores you visit. They’re normal, everyday people living normal, everyday lives, doing normal, everyday things. They don’t have secret knowledge or skills, they haven’t been dipped into the river that runs with gun lube, they don’t share a secret language, and they don’t live the Second Amendment lifestyle. They are just like you and me.

Most concealed carriers aren’t expert marksmen and don’t spend every waking minute thinking about firearms. They’ve attended the class required to get their CCW permit and hopefully spend an hour at the range every now and again practicing using their tool. They didn’t grow up around guns or hunting and most didn’t even step foot onto a gun range or learn to shoot until they decided to start carrying.

What does this mean for you? Simple. You don’t need to be the host of your own remodeling show on HGTV to own and use a drill and you don’t need to be an Olympic sharp-shooter to own and use a gun. Don’t think for a minute you have to be a “gun person” to learn how to protect yourself with a firearm.

There’s a reason I named my company Suburban Carry instead of Alpha Defense or Special Forces Tactical; we are here to help normal, everyday, suburban Americans learn how to safely and legally carry a weapon as well as how and when to use it in a life-threatening critical incident.

So relax! Don’t be afraid to take our classes or reach out for help. We’re just like you!