4 "Other" Ways to Carry Your Gun Concealed

Concealed carry isn't limited to your strong-side hip and appendix! GUNSMARTS' Ken Scott offers some CCW alternatives.

posted on September 21, 2021

The two most common ways to carry a concealed firearm are what's called "strong-side hip" and "appendix carry." However, there are many alternate ways to effectively CCW, and an NRA Woman would be wise to consider them. In this video from Smith & Wesson's GUNSMARTS series, instructor Ken Scott walks you through four of the most common "other" positions in which to concealed carry.

Ankle carry, as Scott points out, is a comfortable method to carry concealed ... so much so that it was his initial choice for a carry position when he first started out. Small-of-the-back carry lends itself to deep concealment while still keeping the firearm close at hand. Belly-band carry is an extremely popular choice with self-defenders in general, but women in particular find it easiest to incorporate into our existing wardrobes. Finally, there's off-body carry, which is a popular and convenient choice as well (with certain caveats, of course)! 

Whichever you choose, it's critical that you practice safe gun handling skills at all times. It's also crucial that you train with your gun, and that (when possible) you train to shoot from your chosen carry position. 

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