If you had the chance to read (and watch) our blog post: Concealed Carry Training – The Purse Carry, you know there are a lot of advantages of carrying concealed in a purse. The challenge is quickly accessing the gun and firing in a tactical situation. Take a few minutes to watch the video below and see how our Maxpedition gear can overcome some of the inherent limitations of drawing from a purse:
We decided to go back to the Shooting Range and demonstrate drawing from the Maxpedition Versipack Fatboy. We were shooting the Glock 27 and just for fun we also tried it out on one of our more stylish Coronado Leather purses.
As you can see in the video, the Maxpedition far out performed the more conventional Coronado purse. But of greater interest is the time difference between being ready and not being ready with the Maxpetition.
When Patty anticipated a potential problem situation and had the concealed carry pocket unzipped and her hand inside in the ready position, in a split second she went from threat to bullet on target. When she had to first unzip the pocket, get her hand on the gun, then draw and fire, you can see it takes considerably longer. In a previous blog post we cited a statistic that says an average man can cover 21 ft. of ground in 1.5 seconds. If this is accurate, being ready versus not being ready, can mean the difference between life and death! As always, consistently practicing drawing from the purse will improve your reaction time and accuracy.
If you want more information about obtaining a CCW in Colorado, visit our How to Get a Concealed Carry Permit in Colorado page. We also offer three live training classes that meet Colorado’s education requirements for getting a Concealed Carry License.