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Concealed Carry Holsters For Women In Missouri
When choosing a holster for concealed carry in Missouri 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 Missouri
In recent years there have been a significant number of manufacturers making holsters specifically for women in Missouri. 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 Missouri 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 Missouri
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 Missouri. 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 Missouri 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 Missouri.
In Missouri 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 Missouri 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 Missouri
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 Missouri.
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 Missouri 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 State Constitutional Provision of Missouri states: “That the right of every citizen to keep and bear arms in defense of his home, person and property, or when lawfully summoned in aid of the civil power, shall not be questioned; but this shall not justify the wearing of concealed weapons."
In a shocking turn of events it was discovered that not only has Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon now admitted that he lied about submitting the names of concealed carry license holders to the federal government, but there’s a paper trail to prove it. New evidence proves that Nixon, a Democrat, had not only ordered his administration to submit the lists, but that DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano personally thanked him for doing so in a letter.
The Missouri state legislature has spoken out, and is taking action against the Governor; “This is a Senate Remonstrance against the Governor for the release by the Department of Revenue and the Department of Public Safety of personal protected information which has been publicly admitted by the departments.”
The Missouri governor had previously announced that the Show-Me state would “no longer scan or retain” concealed-carry weapon certificates, following a public outcry after it was discovered that the state had been submitting the names of concealed carry weapons to the federal government.
In a statement from the Missouri Sheriff’s association: “Missouri Sheriffs share in the concerns of the Senate Appropriations Committee about the release of carry conceal weapons permit holders personal information. Local Sheriffs are charged by statute with the duty of processing applications, gathering background information and ultimately issuing the conceal carry certificate. In doing so, we are entrusted with individual personal information. We have a duty, as Sheriffs, to hold that information to the strict standards of the law and the constitution in protecting the citizens we were elected to serve.”
At the next election it will be up to the voters if they want a new Governor, one that will not sell out their privacy to the Feds!
Missouri's concealed carry law provides recognition of concealed weapons endorsements from every state that issues them. A complete list of all reciprocity states and their accompanying laws can be found on our HOME page of US Precision Defense.
Missouri moved with great strides towards becoming one of the friendlier states for gun rights in the country recently. The Missouri House voted 118-36 to pass a bill which would nullify federal gun laws, it also clarified existing law and now allows for open carry of legal firearms in the state and also allows for carry by school officials under certain circumstances.
In regards to the school officials carrying on school property, Fox News reported the following; It would allow appointed “protection officers” to carry concealed weapons as long as they have a valid permit and register with the state Department of Public Safety. The officers would also be required to complete a training course.
If only other states would adopt similar laws our schools would be so much safer!
February 2013, State lawmaker Mike Leara has introduced a bill that would make proposing any legislation that restricts or limits gun rights a Class D felony. He is defending the Second Amendment by trying to ban any new attempts at gun control in Missouri. Leara is honest about the proposed bill’s chances: He doesn’t believe it will pass. “I filed HB 633 as a matter of principle and as a statement in defense of the Second Amendment rights of all Missourians,”
At least he is standing up for his convictions and for the US Constitution. This is what a politician is SUPPOSED to do. Stand up for what is right….
April, 2013; the Missouri House of Representatives passed HB 436, the "Second Amendment Preservation Act," by an overwhelming (and veto-proof) bipartisan margin of 115-41. Representative Doug Funderburk (R-St. Peters), sponsor of HB 436, was not interested in half measures when he drafted the bill. The Second Amendment Preservation Act would invalidate any federal legislation that infringes on the Second Amendment's protection of the right to keep and bear arms.
Missouri is one of a growing number of states passing similar laws as they have felt they had no alternative as the Federal Government was NOT standing up for the second amendment and has been on the path of eroding states’ rights.
US Precision Defense is a supporter of the Second Amendment, everything on our website is in support of gun rights and the shooting sports.