I am really excited that my wife has decided to get her CWP. I have wanted her to do this for some time, but ultimately the decision to carry has to come from her, and her assessment of the "need" to carry. She has always been supportive of me carrying, and says she is comforted in that fact, but for some reason never felt the need to carry for herself. I'm not entirely sure of what flipped the switch, whether the serial rapist that was recently caught in our area, or just the continued high crime rate in the Spartanburg, SC area. Whatever the reason, I am just happy she is doing it. She opted to not get her first class with me, and said that she would be more receptive to instruction from another person. I was really happy when she came back from her instruction when she was talking about guns and using terminology that I have never heard her use...so cool. Since that class she has asked me to take her to the range and continue practicing her shooting before her class. She said she likes her gun, a Springfield XD 9mm sub compact, but says that it would be too big still for her to carry and wants to search for her own carry gun...but still wants to keep the XD ;)
Anway, I'm thrilled with my wife and her choice.
This picture was taken after her first class. We are still working on fundamentals (including grip), and it will get there...but again, so proud of her!