Today let’s dedicate some time to examining some of the valid reason’s why someone might be right to train with one gun and carry another.
Before we get started, however, I want to quickly clarify that Under no circumstances do I think it is a good idea to carry a gun that you can’t shoot proficiently. If you aren’t able to make multiple rapid hits in the high center chest of a target at 7 yards with your carry gun, you should gain additional proficiency before you carry the gun. If you aren’t able to make precision shots on a 2″ target at 4 or 5 yards, you need to gain additional proficiency before you carry that gun. Remember, a gun doesn’t make you safer. Only those that get the training they need to use their gun efficiently, carry their gun on a consistent basis, and have the willingness to use their gun when they need to will be afforded any additional safety by the gun they buy.
There is no shortcut.