Concealed Carry Holsters For Women In Colorado
When choosing a holster for concealed carry in Colorado there's a quote that sums it up fairly well, by Clint Smith; "Carrying a gun isn't supposed to be comfortable, it is supposed to be a comfort"
It is important to choose a holster and gun combination that provides the needs that you have identified yet will also properly fit your body. Just as the proper holster is specifically designed for the make and model of your gun, the holster must also be able to fit the proper proportions of your body, specifically considering about where on your body you're going to wear the holster.
Concealed Carry Holsters Come In Various Designs In Colorado
In recent years there have been a significant number of manufacturers making holsters specifically for women in Colorado. Some options for consideration are; holsters design to go on a woman's thigh, there are ankle holsters, modified under the arm i.e. shoulder holsters, compression tank top holsters that are actually worn as an undergarment, belly band and under wraps holsters, holsters designed as a pouch and double as underwear.
There are several models of holsters specifically designed for a women's shape and proportions to wear both inside the waistband and outside the waistband, with just a little research in Colorado you will be able a find the perfect holster for your needs. We have some options in our store.
Practice With Your Concealed Carry Holster In Colorado
Regardless of whether the holster you have chosen is made of Leather, Nylon, Kydex, Cloth, or any other material it is not enough to just wear the holster, you must start practicing and testing how to wear and use the holster competently in Colorado. This is similar to when you do dry fire practice with your firearm, you also want to practice continuously with drawing (extracting) and re-holstering your firearm, this is something you should practice hundreds of times so that you build up true muscle memory.
It has been proven time and time again that in a high stress or panic life and death situation in Colorado that the body will respond in the way that it has been trained, Muscle Memory. It can save your LIFE!
You must repeatedly practice on how to access the holster from under clothing, or from a concealed carry Handbag, or other specialized Clothing, how to keep the clothing out of the way as you draw your gun and move into a shooting position as smoothly and quickly as possible. As you do this you'll be able to find the perfect positioning adjustments that may be necessary for the holster to properly function with your body type and the type of clothing that you'll be wearing in Colorado.
In Colorado Use Your Concealed Carry Holster In Shooting Drills
First, practice repeatedly just like you do with dry fire, doing so in front of a mirror may help you analyze efficiency of movements. Make sure that wherever you're doing this that the gun is unloaded and that there is no ammunition even in the same room. Please follow safety guidelines. The advantage of this type of training is doing it in the comfort of your own home. However, your home is not a shooting range and you always need to follow strict safety guidelines.
1. Unload your firearm completely. If you are using magazines, ensure they also are unloaded.
2. Inform everyone else in the dwelling that you will be practicing so they can minimize any distractions.
3. Do not have any live ammunition at all in the room where you are practicing.
4. Have an adequate backstop.
5. Set a firm start and stop time for practicing. When the time to stop comes, stop.
Once you're ready to proceed to the firing range in Colorado and start with live fire exercise is it is suggested that you should start with "one shot drills". Draw your gun, fire a single shot and then re-holster. You want to do this repeatedly and frequently to help build up your muscle memory which will be absolutely critical and possibly life-saving in an actual shooting situation. As you continually practice this drill, and you become smooth with your movements you can slowly pick up speed and accuracy with practice.
Breaking in your Concealed Carry Holster In Colorado
When you first start wearing a new holster for concealed carry the best way to get used to the holster is to wear it everywhere, wear it out in the community; to the store, to the movies, out to dinner, get to know the feel and any movement of the holster in every possible daily situation. Choosing and then wearing the correct holster has to be something that is done with great consideration, there are no shortcuts to finding and utilizing the proper holster for your concealed carry needs in Colorado.
Whichever holster is your final choice the only way that everything will work well when you need it the most is that you must practice, practice, and then practice some more. During this practicing and while learning how to draw (extract) your gun from the holster and the re-holstering you may want to try incorporating multiple positions into your actions.
Work with a certified instructor to learn how to draw and fire from different positions or while in movement, in a self-defense shooting situation chances are you're not going to be squared off and standing still like you are at the range practicing with the target! As your proficiency and skill level increases while working with an instructor in Colorado you may want to incorporate some speed and timed drills. Before taking this step make sure that you have had a significant amount of practice and training on the fundamentals first, without proper application of the basic fundamentals speed drills are difficult to accomplish competently, again, always be under the supervision of an instructor when working with speed drills.
As your expertise and proficiency improves so will your speed and accuracy, some training aids that are suggested is a shot timer and the use of paper targets so you can confirm your accuracy (as opposed to a steel target where you may not know where the round actually hits) As you train keep a written log so you can track your activities, and monitor your progress.
When practicing to use your holster in combination with your firearm please remember this; slow is smooth…… Smooth is fast. Speed is fine-accuracy is final. You can't miss fast enough to survive; the first shot fired must connect accurately and decisively. If you are involved in a self-defense shooting the award for second place is something you do not want….
The Colorado State Constitution States: “The right of no person to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person and property, or in aid of the civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall be called in question; but nothing herein contained shall be construed to justify the practice of carrying concealed weapons.”
Colorado has become a state divided on the issue of Gun Control and an example of a political party’s agenda overriding not only what the citizens want but also what the majority of law enforcement officials want. Cleary the legislature acted on behalf of its own internal agendas and did not act for the will of the people. So far several elected legislatures (Democrats) are facing recall elections, and fifty four (54) elected sheriffs have not only gone publicly in opposition to the recently imposed gun control laws they have banded together to file a federal civil lawsuit against two gun-control bills passed by the Colorado legislature.
Various citizen groups in Colorado are fighting back to preserve their 2nd amendment rights; The issue committee Citizens for a Safer Colorado went so far as to file an initiative to amend the Colorado constitution to repeal the gun control laws passed by the legislature in March of 2013, and to prevent the legislature from ever passing such laws again. The initiative, if approved, would in future refer such measures to a vote of the people.
Because the Colorado constitution already protects the right to bear arms, many feel that the legislature’s actions, influenced by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s Mayors Against Illegal Guns and orchestrated by Senate President John Morse, are unconstitutional. The pending federal lawsuits will be watched by all other states and the US Congress.
A handful of Democratic state lawmakers in Colorado face recall petition efforts in what looks to be the first wave of fallout over legislative votes to limit gun rights. In an era in which recall efforts are booming, from governor's offices down to town councils and school boards, the Colorado efforts will serve as the first test of gun-rights groups' ability to punish elected officials who expanded gun control laws. Three Democratic Colorado state legislatures are facing recall.
"Colorado seems to be the testing ground for some of the gun measures, so this has national implications,"
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Democratic Senate President John Morse; The first-ever recall election of a lawmaker in Colorado history is moving forward after the secretary of state's office announced that organizers submitted more than enough valid signatures from voters upset with his support for the passage of this year's gun control laws.
In Colorado the citizens are not happy when their elected officials disregard the will of the people, as such a recall effort is also underway targeting Sen. Angela Giron (D-Pueblo) the effort has moved forward when enough gathered petition signatures were verified by the Colorado secretary of state's office. In a recent quote by a Colorado pro-gun group; “Giron’s disregard for the majority of her constituents to vote no on anti-Second Amendment issues and her general disregard of our Constitution and the rights of the citizens of Colorado demonstrates she must be removed from the Senate,”.
Both Angela Giron and Colorado Senate President John Morse face potential recalls after gun rights group file recall petitions with the state. Both legislators are defiant and refuse to resign. It is now a test of the will of the people against self-serving career liberal politicians who allowed themselves to be influenced by out of state organizations and did not take the time to listen to their own constituency..
In defiance of the Colorado state legislature a small town on Colorado is sending a strong message; As much of the nation continues to debate gun control and as Colorado gets ready to implement sweeping new gun control laws just passed in the latest legislative session, one small town in southwest Colorado has decided to go in the opposite direction by passing an ordinance that makes gun ownership mandatory. Nucla, Colorado, about 50 miles south of Grand Junction and with a population of less than 1,000, recently passed an ordinance on a 5-1 vote which requires a head of a household to own a gun. It may be nothing more than symbolic yet history has taught us that great things can come from very humble beginnings.
A rural Colorado school board has given two of its top administrators a new title: Security Officer, a title which grants the administrators the ability to legally carry guns in schools and effectively bypasses Colorado's gun laws. Dove Creek and the Dolores County School District a small rural community in the southwest corner of the state voted to give Superintendent Bruce Hanks and Assistant Superintendent Ty Gray the authority to carry firearms in school because the district is so small they couldn't afford to hire a full-time security officer.
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