Tom Marx shares decades of experience at NRA Convention in Houston
Houston, Texas - He started in Chicago. He left the Chicago PD in the late 80s to become one of three special chosen instructors for the Smith & Wesson Academy. From there he's been lecturing and consulting on all matters of firearms for everyone from BLACKHAWK, ILEETA and the National Rifle Association.
The man is Tom Marx. If you've attended an NRA Annual Meeting lately, then you should know the name. After all, his Methods of Conceal Carry seminars have been packing them in for the better part of a decade.
"He packs them in," NRA Law Enforcement Director Glen Hoyer told us. "People are lined up against the wall."
Pretty impressive when you consider the challenge of keeping an audience's attention for up to six hours. That's right, Marx's seminar has been known to go on for six hours.
"They told me I had to keep it down to four hours this year," said Marx. "There's just so much."
When you think about it, six hours (much less four) might not be enough. Especially for a subject like Methods of Conceal Carry.
As it reads in the program, Marx seminar provides "a series of 'bigger picture', building block-like components that will allow you to better analyze your own needs, gear and techniques in order to help you more successfully carry and present a firearm from a concealed location on and sometimes, off, the body."
Not too sure what that means? Well, in a nutshell, there's a history of holsters, what you can carry, dressing for the gun and the occasion, what you should carry, and what you can disregard when it comes to guns in the movies.
"If you put a gun in the side of your pants and start to run, the gun is going to slide down your pant leg," Hoyer said. "Believe there's a blue gun demonstration on that too."
So if you're going to make it to next year's Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, and you have any interest or questions when it comes to conceal carry, then you're not going to find a better way to spend an afternoon that Marx's Method of Conceal Carry. Even after four hours you'll be coming back for more.