One of the overlooked benefits of the dojo model of firearms instruction is the social aspect of going to a range on a regular basis and interacting with normal (or semi-normal) people who kinda look and talk like you do.
Think about it: We want guns to become normal, and yet the training opportunities we provide are a hassle that require us to set aside an entire weekend or more and maybe travel far, far away.
That sort of behavior is not normal for me or just about any other American adult.
But going to a karate class every week and chatting with the other parents as our kids get their kicks? That’s normal.
Getting used to concealed carry means getting used to the idea that people like yourself might be carrying concealed, and meeting those type of people on a regular basis makes concealed carry seem like a regular, everyday thing.
Because it is.