My wife decides to carry....
So, my wife has never been anti, has always supported my decision to carry, but has never shown the desire to do so herself, with the exception of a brief period last year, when a neighbor was having some trouble with an abusive husband.
So, a couple months ago, I was shocked to hear her mention getting her CHL. I really tried not to push her on it, though I was thrilled. As time went on, she started mentioning it more often, and decided she should go ahead with it. She grew up around guns, but never handled them much herself, and is a little, no, a lot nervous around them.
She signed up for a safety class at a local range, and is on her way to class even as I type this. She had decided it would be better if she had her own gun prior to the class, so she'd be more comfortable with it. She asked me for my thoughts on a firearm, and also did quite a bit of reseach on the web.
On Mother's day, after opening the new Benchmade I got her(lol), we went to the gun shop, where she decided on a Taurus snubbie in .357 with a concealed hammer. Nice little piece.
Since then, she has decided she wants to carry it more than just to and from our studio when she works(she is a belly dancer), and may actually carry most of the time.
What a difference in a few months. On the radio a few days ago, we heard about a woman who'd been held at knifepoint and forced to drive to a remote location. My wife's first words were,"why the H$%#& didn't she have a gun?". She then realized what she'd said, and was a little surprised. It's a remarkable(and pleasing) change I've seen in her.
Any of y'all know a holster maker who caters to the female crowd? I'm having a hard time convincing her to spend more money for a pricey carry rig, especially as I am comfortable with my $30 Don Hume. Trouble is, we are having trouble finding carry gear for her gun, being a 7 shot snubbie in .357.
Input from the females would be great, if any of you can suggest what works for you. My wife has an hourglass type body,I know body shape can make a difference when choosing a holster for women.