Do you practice your draw and aim at home with a loaded gun?
I dont. This way, I can work out problems and issues, speed and angles, without the possibility of ND. I only practice loaded at IDPA practice.
I thought this was a great video and will consider more on-body carry.
OTOH, one thing that I dont think people realize is that, if done properly, drawing from a purse can definitely be faster than many of the options she showed. As well as some holster draws that men do.
I'm not criticising at all, just pointing out. I dont have to move a garment out of my way if I am in Condition Red or even Orange. Or Yellow. I can have my hand on my gun anytime I want...and no one is the wiser. If I am walking to my car, my hand can be (and often is at nite) on my gun in it's holster in my purse. With my purse anchored at my left hip with my left hand (cross-shoulder carry for purse), I can draw very quickly with my right hand. I can also do so (unzip, grab gun, and draw) with only my right hand.
Yes, I know the main objection is that your purse can be stolen. However my gun is to protect my life and person, not my purse. If someone mugs me for my purse....I hand it over and run in the opposite direction. The gun and some cards may be lost (I carry little cash). Oh well, that would definitely stink.
Purse carry isnt all bad. It even has some advantages. And I dont even like carrying a purse! I used to avoid it when possible, now sometimes I do it just to make sure I have my 9mm.