As we've learned from previous #TrainingTuesday posts, there are many advantages to carrying a TASER device in a holster, fixed to your waistband. However, this is not always feasible. Today, we explore other options for carrying your TASER device.
Why would I skip the holster?
Carrying a TASER device on your person, in a holster, is a preferred method of carrying given the easy access and safety that holsters provide. However, there are situations that may make it difficult. Perhaps you are on a hike, out on the town, walking to your car—it might not make sense to strap a TASER device to your hip. It might make more sense to pack your device in a purse, running belt, or backpack. In addition, carrying in a bag also allows easy transport of additional cartridges should you need them.
Keep the muzzle and trigger secure
It is extremely important to be sure that the trigger and muzzle of the device are covered and secure in order to minimize the risk of accidental discharge while carrying in a bag. For this reason, it is recommended that the device is kept in an easily accessible Sticky Holster or the protective soft cover that comes with the device. Each of these can help stop probes from traveling in an unsafe manner if an accidental discharge occurred. A Sticky Holster also allows for a quick draw of the device from your bag or running belt, whereas the protective soft cover can be a bit more cumbersome to manipulate in a hurry.
Bags designed for concealed carry
To make accessing your device even easier, many companies now offer purses and bags specifically designed with concealed carry in mind. These bags have hidden compartments that are specifically designed to be quickly accessed should your device be needed. You can view a selection of these products over at The Well Armed Woman.
If you're looking for a bag specifically designed to carry your TASER device, Concealed Carrie has designed a velcro TASER Pulse and TASER Bolt holsters that are compatible with many of the bags in her store. These offer a great, stylish option to safely carry your device inside a purse or bag.
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