We are always looking at new holsters or ways of legally concealing hand guns for legal permit holders. Just because it is Sunday do not leave your legal hand gun at home. We have seen in the recent past that bad guys don't stop just because it is hallowed ground. One example is the young lady in Colorado that was instrumental in stopping a shooter with over 1,000 rounds heading into a church with 7,000 members. Pictured on the right is our test Bible Cover with a Kahr 9 mm and extra magazine.
Many of our students are from local churches. They have found that their Bible Covers work as a great external holster. They suggested getting Bible Covers with two pouches. One for the Bible, and one for the small handgun. With a small frame semi-automatic and your Bible in the cover, you cannot tell that there is a hand gun in the cover.
There are several major concerns for carrying a legally concealed handgun. The first is if your state allows CCW permit holders to carry in churches. Arkansas is an example of a state that does not allow CCW permit holders to carry within the church. The second is that it is a hand held cover and you cannot ever let it get out of your hands. If you set it down and walk away, you may find yourself in some legal trouble by leaving a firearm unattended. The third is that you must be more "Situationally Aware". We tried drawing from the second zippered pouch at the range, and found that there is not any easy way to get a fast draw. It should be considered as a deep concealed method of carrying.
We found our Bible Cover at BibleCovers.com. We selected the Leather Multipocket Cover X-Large, and have been carrying to church for several months. While it does not have a specific holster pouch, the second pocket holds small frame auto's very nicely. It also holds 2 to 3 additional magazines with out adding too much bulk. It has been very comfortable not worrying about what holster to ensure concealment in Church, and nobody has ever given the Bible Cover a second glance. I make sure that it does not ever leave my hand, and I am grateful for the other church goers to suggest a comfortable way to be prepared even at Church.
Happy trails and keep the lead down range. - Clark
Sun, November 30, 2008
by Clark filed under