The IMPROPER handling and use of a handgun can result in SERIOUS INJURY and/or DEATH!

CovertCarrier® urges everyone to practice handgun safety. Negligent discharges may occur during the drawing and/or securing phase of handgun use. Furthermore, negligent discharges can only occur when a live round is in the chamber of a handgun. Users of Covert Carrier Safety Techniques can prevent negligent or accidental discharges of a handgun.

When drawing, presenting or securing a CovertCarrier equipped handgun with a LIVE round in the chamber the user assumes significant risk. ALWAYS keep your trigger finger ALONG SIDE the frame of a handgun and out of the trigger guard until you specifically intend to press the trigger and discharge a handgun. These safety routines hold true for any and all concealed weapon operations.

The CovertCarrier is offered for sale to members of law enforcement, concealed carry permit holders, and/or those persons properly trained and permitted by law to carry a concealed handgun. Safe operation of a handgun is essential to preventing injury or death. Gun safety classes are encouraged and recommended. Carry wisely, prevent negligent discharges.

Please carefully read the following demonstration information about the safe use of the CovertCarrier. With CovertCarrier you are: "semper paratus," always prepared!

“The proper method of using, securing and presenting the CovertCarrier.”

Pictured above is an NAA ACP .32 with a CovertCarrier Replacement Panel           

In the photo below, the subject is armed with a .32 Cal. ACP Guardian. The Guardian is made by North American Arms, Inc. of Provo Utah.  The weapon is securely positioned approximately three inches to the right of the subject’s belt buckle, in the waistband, along the belt loop. The CovertCarrier MUST be used with a high quality belt and suitable shorts, pants or trousers equipped with standard sized belt loops.  A strong, thick, leather “Ranger” type belt is used in this instance; it is important to aid in locking the concealed weapon in place.  The CovertCarrier and handgun must fit securely between the user's belt, pants and torso.  The proper position for the metal fastener is behind the belt and belt loop.

NOTE: The metal fastener has a small niche near the bend at the top of the lazy S.  In order to create the "INVISIBLE LOCK" be sure that the niche is placed against the belt loop.  Gravity, pressure of your torso against your clothing, and the niche affixed to a belt loop combine to create the Covert Carrier's "INVISIBLE LOCK."

In the second demonstration photo, the subject uses the off-hand to locate the trigger guard portion of the CovertCarrier equipped handgun, below the barrel.  Upon safe contact with the handgun, it is moved up and away the torso, lifting the handgun slightly.  The user keeps the muzzle and barrel pointed safely away from the body with the off-hand; the thumb of the user’s strong hand locates and leads the strong hand in gripping the handle portion of the pistol ONLY.  The handgun is then lifted above the beltline away from its resting position.

NOTE: Currently, there are two methods to draw and present a handgun equipped with the CovertCarrier: A) The two-handed draw as explained above; and B) The "Hinkle" one-hand draw.  The one-hand Hinkle method is complex and should only be used by persons trained by CovertCarrier, Inc. or that are recognized and designated EXPERTS in the field of self-defense!  With the Hinkle method the handgun is located, lifted and drawn using only one hand.

In the third photo, the subject has pulled the handgun, equipped with the CovertCarrier, from the waistband and brings it up to a low ready position.

NOTE that the user’s strong and weak hands both remain behind the handgun and barrel; the trigger finger remains “along side” and NOT ON the handgun’s trigger during the drawing and presenting phase.

The fourth photo shows the handgun at the low ready position.  The user keeps his or her finger off the trigger and along side the trigger guard. The handgun needs to be free and clear of the users body and clothing.  Now with the handgun properly presented and a round in the chamber, the user has it in a safe operating position. Users must never forget that pressing the trigger of a loaded handgun may result in serious injury or death, to self or others.      

The technique used to grip a handgun which is equipped with a Covert Carrier is a bit different than the standard grip of a pistol not equipped with our metal fastener.  When gripping a Covert Carrier equipped handgun use the index finger, the web between the thumb and forefinger, the thumb, and the leading edge of the palm as primary contact points against the pistol.  The lower, remaining segment of the palm and fingers grip the handle of the pistol, but with less overall pressure than that of the upper segment. The pressure applied to the grip should be a 60/40 split. 60 at the high end and 40 at the lower end.

The Covert Carrier metal fastener's design is intended to be convex; the palm of the hand is concave.  The fastener and the palm compliment each other; and, it allows the fastener to be received into the palm of the hand easily. Two handed shooters may opt to use the weak hand to provide some additional stability and control.  At discharge, the handgun and Covert Carrier will move towards the heal of the strong hand.  As such, contact with the forward segment of the Covert Carrier fastener becomes unlikely.  Furthermore, by gripping the handgun as we suggest, there should be little or no interference when either presenting or discharging the firearm.