Carry Tips for Older CCW Holder

As we get older, we must keep in mind that we can still be targets for criminal attacks. In fact, we may become even more of a target as the years catch up with us. The crooks see the gray hair, the wrinkles and figure that we will be less likely to resist and less likely to be armed. Age may cause us to have physical problems to deal with, but many can be overcome. We owe it to ourselves and our families to be as tough a target as is humanly possible. Here are a few ideas to help older defensive shooters deal with their issues.

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Holsters: What to Look For

In the past, we’ve discussed the importance of selecting a defensive holster specifically made for the pistol model that a person carries. We’ve also talked about the importance of having a defensive holster of the best quality possible so that it holds the handgun securely. Both of these are essential considerations whether that holster is made from cowhide, horsehide, or Kydex.

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Short-Range Confrontations: Defending Yourself at Close Quarters

The next time you are downtown or at the shopping mall, take a minute and notice how close people stand to each other when they talk. We even allow total strangers to stand that close to use during a conversation. Usually, there is only a couple of feet distance between two people. Now imagine what happens when that conversation turns into a criminal attack.

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Build Your Self-Defense Skills: Study Attacks

I often fear that we put too much emphasis on guns and gear when we consider our own personal defense. A person can be armed with the latest firearm, the very best ammunition, and still lose the fight. It happens because we fail to see the trouble brewing until it is right in our face. At that point, it may be entirely too late to put all that excellent equipment to use in time to make a difference. In addition to the surprise, we may have never given serious thought of what to do when violence is visited upon us.

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