If you’re an ‘every day carry’ gun-owner are you carrying the right equipment?
In a recent OP-ED, Richard King, a police officer and Recoil Magazine contributor, writes about why he believes bigger is better.
King suggests carrying a full to fuller size gun. Better stability, aim, and more bullets.
The statistics he reports appear to back him up. Between January 2000 to December 2001 there were four active shooter incidents. That number jumps to more than 40 between 2014 the end of 2015. 40% of those were stopped by someone other than law enforcement. However, those statistics don’t include incidents with fewer than four fatalities.
King says that your side-arm isn’t the only piece of equipment to have. A flashlight is key as he reports that 70% of deadly-force incidents occur in less than ideal light.
And King reminds owners that “every bullet that leaves your gun has a lawyer attached.” From your gun, its setup, ammunition, and your training, it’s your responsibility to ensure that you hit your intended target.
Do you every-day-carry? What training did you go through? What equipment do you feel is must have?