Many people carry a concealed carry handgun as part of their everyday carry (EDC), but too few carry a backup handgun.
A backup handgun is defined as a second handgun that is usually carried concealed and can be used to supplement another gun whenever needed. Law enforcement and civilians alike have a long history of carrying a backup handgun in addition to their primary sidearm, regardless of whether their primary sidearm is also carried concealed or openly.
While you likely will never need to use your backup gun, there are still five very important reasons why you need to consider adding a backup handgun to your EDC:
1. Your Primary Gun Could Fail.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re packing something as reliable as a Glock or a revolver. There is always the chance that your primary carry gun could fail. What if you find yourself in the middle of a robbery or are being mugged, and your gun malfunctions after the first shot and you face multiple attackers? There have been countless reports over the years of civilians and law enforcement officers who were in that same kind of a situation, and their backup handgun saved their life.