Panteao Productions covers, among other things, the fastest-growing segment of the firearms market today, concealed carry. “Make Ready with Jeff Gonzales: Concealed Carry TTP’s” (Tactics, Tips and Procedures) covers everything you need to know to carry concealed effectively with a clear and straightforward instructional approach.

Jeff Gonzales is a personal protection instructor and head of Trident Concepts, which specializes in personal protection and tactical training for both armed and unarmed combat. Gonzales is also a decorated U.S. Navy SEAL who has served in conflict regions around the globe, and the author of the book Combative Fundamentals: An Unconventional Approach.

Armed & Ready

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The “TTPs” in the title stands for tactics, techniques and procedures, and Gonzales covers all of the issues that surround concealed carry, starting with situational awareness. If you remain vigilant and aware of your surroundings, you are more likely to be prepared. This also leads to the next section, conflict resolution; better to avoid a fight altogether if you can. Unlike some other instructors, Gonzales does not encourage a kitchen-sink approach. Instead, he advocates a “Threat Matrix” that promotes carrying what you reasonably need and what gear fits within your specific lifestyle.

On the technical side, Gonzales covers the basics in good detail, including defensive handgun and ammunition selection, holster and belt selection, and finally selecting the proper cover garments to keep your gun concealed. He also discusses training scenarios, including methods of concealment, dealing with cover garment malfunctions, low-light shooting, drawstroke techniques and reloads. Also included is a discussion on topics you seldom see covered in defensive courses, such as carrying a backup gun and firing from a seated position.

Finally, Gonzalez covers the need for and use of supporting equipment and edged weapons, as well as interactions with police officers, which require a certain amount of attentiveness as laws do change from state to state. All of the information is presented in an easy-to-find chapter format so you can review any specific portions easily.

Expert Advice

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Gonzales prepares students for close-range encounters.

It is no secret that the number of people with concealed handgun permits has more than doubled in the last 10 years, to over 11 million today. Training requirements vary from state to state, with some requiring no training and others many hours of it. Regardless, getting trained on how to effectively use your handgun and how to properly keep it concealed is always a good idea, and videos like this one make training easy and accessible for everyone.

Panteao Productions is the leading provider of training DVDs with world-renowned experts. In fact, it has the most experts on hand of any other training company. And Panteao has kept up with the times since you don’t have to order a physical DVD, but can also purchase a streaming version online. These videos cover everything from tactics and personal defense to survival and competition. No DVD can replace one-on-one training with a qualified instructor, and these are certainly not intended to do that, but they do offer excellent advice from real experts and are well worth your attention.

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This article was published in ‘Concealed Carry Handguns’ 2016. For information on how to subscribe, please email or call 1-800-284-5668.

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