Texas CHL (Concealed Handgun License) has been renamed to Texas LTC (License to Carry)
If you don’t have the proper mindset, or don’t feel that you can, then we recommended that you look at our other recommended options for personal protection.
Yes, we said it! We don’t believe that everyone can handle the responsibility of owning a firearm
Don’t miss-understand, everyone has the right to protect themselves from an illegal attacker
We can separate the Proper Mindset to Concealed Carry and Open Carry into two parts. The mindset needed before you decide that you want to protect yourself using concealed carry and/or open carry, and the proper mindset needed after legally obtained the right to conceal and/or open carry. While both mindsets are similar, they can be greatly different as well.
Part 1 of the Proper Mindset to Concealed Carry and Open Carry
This is the most critical aspect, and should not be taken lightly. However, don't get so caught up in research and preparedness that you don't take action.
DoubleActionCHL has heard in our LTC classes time and time again, "It has taken me years before I built up enough courage to learn how to shoot a gun, and take an LTC class." or, the one I hate to hear, "I was attacked and I'm here to learn how to defend myself." Asking a few questions might help the decision process, granted these are very high-level:
After you have decided to protect you and your family, learned the basics of firearms and firearms safety, acquired the proper licensing (if required by your local or national government) here is the second part of the Proper Mindset to Concealed Carry and Open Carry.
Part 2 of the Proper Mindset to Concealed Carry and Open Carry
The proper mindset of a CHL holder, or anyone wanting to protect themselves, can be broken down into 5 areas. Each area builds on its self, with the first goal being avoidance, and the end goal Survival an attack, heaven forbid that it ever get that far.
The 5 main areas are:
Surviving an attack (to some degree) and carrying a CHL Concealed Pistol for self-defense all take the proper mindset. If you do have the horrible misfortune to be attacked, your actions (training), along with your “will to survive” will make all the difference in the world. The best survival technique out there, is to not be in a bad situation in the first place; avoidance!