POCKET PISTOL CARRY CORRECTION: Using the Raven Pocket Shield Safely & Effectively w/ Small Guns


In the spirit of continuing that humbling experience, a friend of mine privately called out my lackadaisical handling of my pistol. I went back and realized that I made this mistake on more than one occasion, so I felt compelled to correct this and show what “right” looks like.

Darryl Bolke likes to say that he can tell everything he needs to know about someone by how they administratively handle their firearms. Well I failed this test on several occasions.

I also got several questions on how exactly I have this pocket holster set up, and wanted to give y’all a closer look at exactly how I have it configured. I’ve got both the RCS Shields and these holsters in the Amazon Store linked below if you want to pick one up and try it out for yourselves.

Alex Sansone took his first formal pistol class in 2009, and has since
accumulated almost 500 total hours of open enrollment training from many of the nation’s top instructors including Massad Ayoob, Craig Douglas, Tom Givens, Gabe White, Cecil Burch, Chuck Haggard, Darryl Bolke, and many others.

Spending his professional life in the corporate world, Alex quickly realized incongruities between “best practices” in the defensive world, and the practical realities of his professional and social limitations.

“I’ve never carried a gun professionally. I’m just a yuppie suburbanite that happens to live an armed lifestyle.

Having worked in the corporate arena for the last decade, I’ve discovered that a lot of the “requirements” and norms of gun carriers at large aren’t necessarily compatible with that professional environment.

I also have a pretty diverse social background, having grown up in the Northeast, and there are many people in my life that are either gun-agnostic or uncomfortable with the idea of private gun ownership.

This has afforded me not only insights into how we are perceived by different subcultures, but how to manage and interact with people that may not share your point of view without coming across as combative or antisocial.

This is why my focus is the overlooked social aspects of the armed lifestyle.”

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