S8E16: Concealed Carry Shopping List

Topic: Concealed Carry Shopping List

Jacob and Matthew talk through the required shopping list for a responsible Concealed Carrier. Embarking on this journey can be intimidating and expensive so boiling it down to the core must-haves is what this episode is all about.

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Spoiler – Here is the Shopping List

In order to make this easy we are providing below the list of items discussed in this episode along with links to either products or resources that discuss this kind of gear in greater detail.

  1. Concealable Handgun with a minimum of 10 rounds of 9mm or greater caliber
  2. Name-brand hollow point ammunition for defensive use
  3. A quality, quick access safe for emergency staging
  4. A quality holster that meets the 4 holster rules
  5. A range bag to hold all your range-related gear
  6. Safety Eyewear and Electronic Ear-wear
  7. Quality trauma kit w/ minimum of TQ, Chest Seals, Hemostatic Dressing & Pressure Bandage
  8. Quality handgun cleaning kit w/ lubricant and cleaner
  9. Pepper Spray
  10. Quality high-output flashlight

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About Jacob Paulsen

Jacob S. Paulsen is the President of ConcealedCarry.com. ConcealedCarry.com provides in-person and online firearm training for American gun owners. The Company is currently teaching in-person classes in 25+ states with a team of more than 55 instructors. Jacob is a NRA certified instructor & Range Safety Officer, USCCA certified instructor and training counselor, Utah BCI instructor, Affiliate instructor for Next Level Training, Graduate and certified instructor for The Law of Self Defense, and a Glock and Sig Sauer Certified Armorer. He resides in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado with his wife and children.


  1. Leigh Leathers on June 22, 2023 at 11:26 am

    Disagree with many points of this podcast
    Very opinionated
    I know many older men and women who would be better off with a 5 shot revolver, no limp wrist, can handle Less recoil with a smaller caliber, etc
    Not everyone needs a quick open safe
    ( no children, keep the gun beside bed at night and carry in daytime, have a hidden storage device, etc)
    Not everyone needs a gun safe

  2. Paul C on July 3, 2023 at 7:59 am

    I think the “shopping list” is a good start for someone getting into conceal carry. As you go , with experience and training through the years , one will make some modifications to the list. Some will carry more rounds , some less. Some may not carry as much med stuff or maybe more. Either way , ccw shouldn’t be taken lightly. Always be a student .

  3. Amber on January 30, 2024 at 1:08 pm

    Loved this informative episode! I wanted to educate myself on the first aid stuff & wanted to clarify the website you referenced which offered free first aid information?

    • Jacob Paulsen on January 30, 2024 at 6:25 pm


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