The Rarely Spoken Realities of Carrying Everyday: 

Jun 12, 2023 | classes | 1 comment

Carry. Carry. Carry. I’ll advocate for nothing less. It’s that simple. 

For experienced individuals, you may already be familiar with some of the realities I am about to address. However, for those with little to no experience, I urge you to consider this blog before diving into daily carry practices.

Have you ever felt discomfort in your hip, abdomen, or skin while carrying? Have you wondered why? It all boils down to a few key factors such as: friction, weight, and balance.

Carrying a firearm in any position can pose certain health risks. Let’s focus on carrying in the appendix position for consistency. One of the primary concerns is nerve compression. Carrying in this manner applies pressure to the lower abdomen and groin region, which can lead to discomfort, tingling, and numbness. Prolonged pressure may even result in chronic nerve issues.

Additionally, muscle imbalances can arise due to the added weight. You may notice certain muscles being overused or underused, leading to problems with strength and flexibility. This can range from simple discomfort to reduced flexibility and an increased risk of muscle strains.

Furthermore, these issues can persist and affect movement and mobility, primarily in the hips, waist, and back.

By being aware of these potential health risks, you can take proactive measures to mitigate them. It’s important to find the right balance between personal safety and maintaining your physical well-being. Only you can make this determination.