Carry rotations are a bad idea

It’s Monday, so we’re going to talk about why carry rotations are a bad idea. What is a carry rotation? It’s when people decide which piece of life-saving equipment they’re going to carry not based on their mission or potential threat, but rather on feelings. “Oh it’s Tuesday, so I’ll carry the Ruger today” is an example of a carry rotation. Carry rotations are a bad idea, and we’re going to look at why.

Understanding what a carry rotation is and isn’t helps us avoid making mistakes. A carry rotation is carrying different guns at different times with no mission driven purpose. It’s like saying “I’m going to carry a Glock 19 on Monday in a Dark Star Gear holster because there is a full moon” and then on Tuesday carrying a revolver because “three fifty seven” starts with the letter T like Tuesday. On the other hand, carrying different guns for different mission purposes isn’t a carry rotation.

For example, let’s say that your EDC is a Beretta APX. But when you go running, you carry a Smith & Wesson 340PD because it’s easy to conceal and light enough that it won’t yank your running shorts off. Another reason to carry a different gun would be if you were issued a Glock 17 for work, but carry a Glock 43 when you’re off duty. Different guns, different purposes.

One of the reasons this is a bad idea is they prevent you from becoming well-versed with one gun. When you’re carrying 5 different guns a week, you never really form a bond with one of them, they’re all just rotating accessories. The biggest thing about carry rotations is that it indicates the person carrying all these guns isn’t interested in personal protection so much as they’re interested in “being the guy/girl carrying a gun.” It’s a different attitude, and leads people to make bad decisions. Don’t be “the guy with the gun,” be the guy or girl who is serious about self defense.

Caleb Giddings
Caleb Giddings is a scotch enthusiast with a writing problem, which is apparently common for writers. He also shoots some guns or something, and is a Master Class shooter in IDPA and NRA Action Pistol. You should definitely follow him on instagram