Sunday was my third and final day of the Gunsite carbine course and the focus was on versatility of different weapons during a fight, knowing your environment during a fight and threat simulation.

In the morning, my instructor Dave taught me how to properly transition from my carbine to my handgun in the middle of a fight should my carbine fail because of a malfunction or lack of ammunition.

In training, a pistol holster is used on the right hip with a pistol ammunition holster on the left hip. An ammunition holster for carbine magazines is also on the left side, just behind the pistol ammunition holster.

According to the Gunsite student handbook, “A rule of gunfighting is to have a gun, loaded and workable. If your primary weapon malfunctions, the priority is to get a loaded gun into your hands. Bringing a secondary weapon to the fight may tilt the balance in your favor.”