Many people don't conceal carry simply because they choose the wrong gun. In this podcast I answer one of the age old questions; "What's the best concealed carry gun?!" Now this is my opinion but it's backed up by almost 20 years of concealed carrying. Sit back and enjoy.
Rene Aguirre is the founder and owner of Bravo Concealment.
The best conceal carry handgun, and I keep answering it with this, it's the one that you have on you. Conceal carrying is not easy. Anybody that told you it is, they're lying to you. Now, does it get easy? Yes. Try to find the best gun for you. You're not gonna find the perfect gun. Everything has its give and take, but find something that you can conceal carry on a daily basis and viola, that's your conceal carry gun. Guys, thank you for joining the Bravo Audio Show. My name is Rene Aguirre. I'm the owner of Bravo Concealment. Guys, thank you so much. You guys are killing it. Our podcast, The Bravo Audio Show is doing awesome. You guys are downloading it, you guys are sharing it. Thank you so much. It means the world to me.
Guys, today, I wanna talk to you about everyday carry. One of the biggest questions that I get is what's the best conceal carry handgun out there or what's the best EDC. The best conceal carry handgun, and I keep answering it with this, it's the one that you have on you. Plain and simple. And what do I mean by that? Basically, it's the one that you feel more comfortable with. Now, a lot of people don't conceal carry because they make the mistake of buying the biggest handgun out there because they want tons of rounds and they want something big and, you know, long so that the accuracy is there. That's fine.
If you can conceal carry that, great. More power to you. But I know a lot of people guys and this is through experience that don't conceal carry because they choose the wrong gun, meaning, they choose a gun that they cannot conceal carry because it's just too heavy. It's too uncomfortable. You know, so go out there and find what's best for you. And I know it's tough because you can't buy a gun and then return it. But if you have friends out there in the shooting community, go out there and, you know, pick their brain and try what it is that they're conceal carrying. You know, maybe even hold it in your hand, see if it feels good on you and go out there and shoot it at the range. Go out there, go to a gun shop.
If you have a good gun shop in your area, they'll be able to help you out with this. There's businesses out there that aren't people friendly, but if you have a good gun shop out there, go out there and sit down and talk to a guy there at the counter. You know, maybe they can give you some insight, right? But the best conceal carry handgun out there is the one that you have on you. The one that you're gonna feel more comfortable with. That's it. And a lot of people, they spend way too much time on brand, on conventional wisdom or thinking, you know, this is what's in, this is what's new, this is what you need to conceal carry.
I remember I had a friend of mine that was telling, "You're a big guy, man. You should carry Glock 17." All right. So, I have a Glock 17. I tried conceal carrying it, I can't for the life of me. I mean I can, but it was just way too uncomfortable. I just couldn't. So, you know, I went with the Glock 19 and that's what I conceal carry about 40% of the time. 60% of the time, I'm running a Glock 43. That's my conceal carry. Nowadays, they're making, you know, obviously they have...and they've been around for a long time, but Ruger and you know, Glock has got the Glock 43. The M&P Shield. There's a bunch of guns out there. SIG came out with 365. There's so many guns out there that are single stack that you're able to conceal carry a lot more comfortable.
Now, are you giving up firepower? Yes. I get that. You're giving up rounds. Yes. I understand that. But it's the one that you have on you at the time. A lot of people don't conceal carry and I sound like a broken record because they choose the wrong gun. They choose something that's way too heavy. A Glock 17 fully loaded is about 30, 32 ounces. That's over two pounds guys. That's two pounds. If you can conceal carry that, great. But there's a difference between let's say maybe a Glock 17 where you want to protect your home and then your everyday carry. Again, if you can do it, awesome. Go out there and do it. But a lot of people leave them behind because they choose the wrong gun.
Now, I can probably conceal carry a Glock 17 because I can transition from a 19 to a 17. I know it sounds weird, but you can, right? So, you know, there's small increments. But again, I feel comfortable with the 19. That's what I run. But guys, it's what you feel more comfortable with. I know people that go out there and try to buy a 19. A friend of mine bought an M&P, just a Smith & Wesson M&P, the 4.25. Because I'm running a Glock 19, he can't conceal carry it. I can conceal carry my Glock 19. But he can't. So he went and he bought a Shield. Great, awesome. He found what he could conceal carry on a daily basis.
Guys, another thing real quick. Conceal carry, it's a lifestyle, man. You have to commit to it. The way you commit to exercising, the way you commit to maybe a diet, the way you commit, you know, to your...commitment is not easy. It's not. The way you commit in your marriage, your children, everything, your job, the things that you do, commitment is not easy. Conceal carry is not easy. Anybody that tells you it is, they're lying to you. Now, does it get easy? Yes. For me, it's second nature. I cannot leave my house without my gun. I can't for the life.
It's like if you left your house without your cell phone. That's the way I feel. I mean I just feel naked without my gun and I'll stop and I'll turn around. I don't care if we're halfway there, I'll turn around and I'll go and I'll get my gun. And if I ever decide to go out of town on a four, five-hour drive and I forget, which I won't, but this is just the way I think. If I ever do, I'll stop at an academy or at a gun store somewhere and I will buy a gun and I will buy a cheap gun holster. I mean that's just the way I am.
It's just so second nature to me. I've been conceal carrying for the longest time, for about 20 years. I was on and off for a while and that's why I say I talk from experience because I went through this. I was on and off for a while until...when I start the Bravo, I really started conceal carrying just every single day. And now, I just...I can't leave the house without one. But how you get there? It's just time. It's just the way it is. You just get better and better at it to where it just becomes second nature.
And so one of the main reasons that I can conceal carry every day is because I have the gun that I can conceal carry with. Certain situations call for a Glock 19, other situations call for a Glock 43. Now, I'm not saying that the Glock 43 is superior to the Shield or, you know, to the PPQ or to the PPS M2 or anything like that. That's not what I'm saying. That's what I just choose. There's a lot of good guns out there that you can conceal carry a daily basis. Again, I mentioned the PPS M2. It's awesome little gun. I mean guys, there's so many options out there.
A lot of people prefer the single stack because they're thinner and it's just easier if you wanna go inside the waistband, so people go with the 43 instead of, you know, like the Glock 26 or 27. But guys, go out there, try to find the best gun for you. You're not gonna find the perfect, perfect, perfect gun. Everything has its give and take. But find something that you can conceal carry on a daily basis and viola, that's your conceal carry gun.
Now, I get it, there's also the issue of it's got to be reliable. I understand that. Go out there and find a good reliable gun. You know, Ruger makes a good gun. I think they're reliable enough. Some people may disagree. I get that. But they are. Obviously, Glock, they are known for their reliability. Guys, just go out there. If you clean your gun and if you learn how to use it, it's gonna go bang when you pull the trigger. But again, you got to make sure it's clean, you got to know how to use it, you know, you got to train with it and all that. And all that comes to...it's a means to an end to where it's gonna be your EDC, your everyday carry. It's the one that you feel more comfortable. The one that you know best. That's gonna be your EDC.
So, guys, I hope I answered the question. It's not a one sentence question. I kind of condensed it to that. It's the one that you have on you. But obviously, there's some depth in that, so I just felt that I wanted to share that with you guys. Guys, thank you so much. Again, you guys are clean. Oh, another thing, if you're gonna conceal carry, go out there and try a Bravo Concealment Holster.
This is my everyday carry right here. This is a Glock 19. This is about 40% of the time and then, 60 is my Glock 43. Glock 19 in a Torsion gun holster. I got an RMR, got the tall suppressor sights just so that it can co-witness with the RMR. Awesome gun, guys. I love it. But this works great for me. I got it in a Torsion gun holster. The Torsion gun holster is awesome. I run in a single belt clip configuration. I like it because it allows me...it kind of moves a little with you as you sit down and as you move around, it kind of moves a little, so it makes it a little bit comfortable. But some people like, you know, the two anchor points, the two belt clips and that's fine.
That works great for other people. This is my EDC and I love it. For everybody out there on YouTube land, you guys are watching it, you guys are looking at it. Guys, go out there. Try it out for 30 days. We have a 30-day money back guarantee. Try it out. Go out there, take it to the range. There's a class coming up, try it out, get it dirty, scratch it up, whatever it is. You don't even have to clean it. If you don't like it, put it back in the box, send it back to us. We know you're gonna love it. We just wanna put it in your hands, guys. I'm telling you, man.
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Rene Aguirre is the founder and owner of Bravo Concealment. Rene has been carrying concealed on a daily basis for over 8 years and has been a CHL (concealed handgun license) holder for more than 20 years. Finding a high interest in firearms for many years, Rene started Bravo because of the “lack of” a good concealed carry holster on the market.