If you are carrying a handgun for defensive purposes, you need to be able to get to it when you need it. On the market today, there is a vast variety of holsters to choose from that vary in price from a few bucks to a few hundred; some are worth it, many are not. What most people forget when considering carry techniques for a handgun or any weapons for that matter is that they are going to have to be able to access the weapon in all environments with both strong and weak hands.
The criminals or terrorists will always try to set you up to ensure they have the advantage. This is where you need to have a strategy already worked out for deploying your concealed carry weapon in a hostile situation. If the criminals have you held at gun or knife point at close quarters, and they are serious people, the chances are if you are seen trying to deploy your weapon you are going to get shot or cut. This is why you must be aware of your surrounding at all times and never caught off guard.
You need to be able to access and use your weapon with both your strong and weak hands from whatever position you are in. It is very easy for your strong hand or arm to be injured in a confrontation. Think about how you could access your handgun with your weak hand, without the help of your strong hand, and put multiple rounds into a target 5 yards/meters away. If you can’t or have not even though about it, you need to re-think your personal protection program quickly as you’re working at 50% capacity. When buying a holster and deciding on how you’ll be carrying your handgun you should take into consideration the environment and climate you’ll be operating in, the size of the handgun and what type of clothing you’ll be wearing.