The Top Eight Reasons You Don’t Carry Concealed Every Day

In Mid May of 2015 we started a series of articled designed to address the most common reasons why gun owners don't carry their legal concealed carry firearms every day. We gathered some input from our past students and our online followers and came up with eight core and common reasons people cite for not carrying a firearm.

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Most of us can relate to one or more of these. While they could be considered excuses they are real for the people who feel this way. Over the course of 3 weeks we dug deep and wrote a unique article to address each of these common reasons. If you relate to one or more of these and find yourself justifying leaving the gun in the safe each day please click below and read our best thoughts around the importance and technique of over coming these concerns! We hope you will Fall Back In Love With Everyday Concealed Carry!

  1. Difficulty Concealing the Firearm
  2. Too Many Places That Prohibit Guns
  3. Physical Discomfort
  4. Fear of Taking Action
  5. Fear of Legal and Civil consequences
  6. Employer doesn’t allow it
  7. Conflict with social activities
  8. Couldn’t Establish or Lost the Habit

If you feel we are off mark or if one of your concerns isn't addressed here please leave a comment below!

About Jacob Paulsen

Jacob S. Paulsen is the President of 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. David alley on July 2, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    I carry mine every where all of the time

    • Alexander on September 20, 2015 at 6:37 pm

      If you just store your pistol in a safe, just think of how you’ll gonna protect yourself
      in case of dangerous situation?If you’v an approved CCW license, carry your firearm
      at all time if not, most of the time.

  2. Bill on December 12, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    I, like many my age must wear a support sock on my left foot, I then put a regular sock over that. All prior to dressing, the next thing is my back-up, North American 5 shot 22mag w/ laser,,,Then my trousers, once dressed, on my right hip in a leather belt slide, a Springfield 45cal Champion. if I leave home to go into town, I wear a vest to cover the side arm, and support the Smith & Wesson air weight 38+p.,,, don’t start that why so much armament? this is MY business…I live in a town 87% black…I am 73yo white 165 pounds. but I am also well trained with ALL three guns…and I plan on living a long time still. TRAIN, TRAIN.TRAIN.

  3. kenneth j on February 1, 2016 at 12:14 pm

    I agree with the above statement. your gun is like a carpenter without his hammer.
    carry it with you and please be safe and comfortable. and remember to carry
    your ccpermit. in this common day we live in; a gun is better than a hammer period.
    I am 71 and weigh170 lbs and am handicapped, my gun is my hammer, with 2 xtra
    magazines to boot. too many unspecified people out there, use your brain first.
    thank you Kenny b

  4. Darren on February 1, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    GOD bless you all’ you not only train to protect your family and your selfs, but one day may have to help another that falls victim to some scrum bag. Remember we are all in this together

  5. Ruger on March 20, 2016 at 2:18 pm

    Everyday, Everywhere–Also the Sheriff in our county has had almost every ‘no weapons’ sign removed–He stated that the citizens need to protect themselves no matter where they may be–We need more like him, like every county in every state

  6. lwid1 on April 3, 2016 at 8:46 am

    I carry everywhere. My favorite saying “gun is like a parachute. If need one and don’t have one, you’ll probably never need one again”. At 68 yoa I intend live a great deal longer and be able to protect myself at all times.
    I don’t understand people that are CCW and only carry “sometimes”. They must have some inside information I’m not capable of knowing on when they will need it.

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