Those of us who take concealed carry seriously, along with the responsibility that comes with it, also commit ourselves to receiving proper training and practicing as much as we can.

Of course, that is not to say that training should be mandatory in order to exercise a basic right, but it is a really good idea. Unfortunately, we all have jobs, families, bills, etc., that can make getting quality training a challenge. But that is not an excuse, especially with the availability of training videos from Panteao Productions, which showcases the very best instructors to bring their expertise directly to you either on a DVD or online.

Two recent videos from Panteao will be of special interest to anyone who carries concealed or is considering it. The first is Make Ready with Matt Jacques: Fundamentals of Everyday Carry, which, as the name implies, takes a structured and careful approach to the topic. Jacques has more than 20 years of experience as a former police officer with federal and state agencies and a Marine Corps military police veteran. He now works as an instructor offering both civilian and law enforcement training.

Jacques takes a very straightforward and professional approach to the topic, and his style will appeal to beginners and experienced shooters alike. It would be a great video to watch as a family in fact. He starts with discussing the rules of safety and moves on to the philosophy of carrying a gun on a daily basis. He also discusses handgun options and features, and how to select what works best for each individual and their lifestyle. This includes a discussion on handgun enhancements that can make your handgun more effective and more comfortable to carry and use.

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