While there are dozens of reasons people purchase a firearm, home defense often tops the list. In a home defense scenario, it's important to understand two related, but very different concepts: cover and concealment.
When buying a firearm for defense, either at home or on the go, it's important to get professional training because defense isn't just about shooting. One of the topics that a good defensive instructor will cover is that of cover and concealment. The average home has numerous examples of both, and you need to know how to use each along with their respective advantages and disadvantages. Knowing in advance which items in your work constitute cover or concealment just might make all the difference one day.