Welcome to Everyday Carry Concealed
My name is Mike and my goal is to provide you with all types of information for your everyday carry needs. Growing up the son of a Marine, I was raised to be prepared and adaptable to overcome life's challenges. So, whether it's setting up and maintaining your EDC bag, laws on concealed carry, or refining your medical kit we tackle the hard questions.
I am a concealed permit holder (for over a decade) as well as a firearm enthusiast. Many of my friends and family are former or active duty military, and I have consulted with them on many of the topics I cover in this blog over the years.
If there's a topic you want covered, or a question to ask, please feel free to leave a comment. Thanks for taking the time to review the material on this site. I look forward to any thoughts you'd like to share.
Concealed Carry Map
If you've got questions about the concealed carry laws or reciprocity of a certain state, simply click the state to learn more
If you’re relatively new to concealed carry, you may have heard the term “printing” thrown around in the community. But what is printing and why is it such a big deal?
Every shooter should be able to identify the type of handgun they are handling. Knowing the type of handgun will give you insight into the cycle of operation.
I’ve broken down the most popular handgun into two categories — design and quantity produced. This isn’t meant to settle any friendly debates, but to make a case for each criterion.
Tired of having to shoot your buddy or spouses full-size handgun? Feel like every gun you pick up doesn’t “feel right” in your hands? Finding the right fit doesn’t have to be difficult. Helpful hints and top picks for pistols for smaller hands.
One school of thought is to conceal carry the smallest handgun in the largest caliber. But is this a hard and fast rule, or a generalization?
Alright, so you’re picking up a new gun from your local FFL dealer. But, aren’t there some things you should be inspecting on a new gun before buying? The short answer is yes.