After 35 years of marriage...it took the first 32 years and a bad experience to get my wife to get her CCW. That was a start...once in a while she would take her .38 special on trips to her sister's place. The gun was just in her purse. It all ended there...no personal carry on her body...but now, after 3 more years, TV news, my preaching, blah, blah, blah...it happened yesterday.
We were going to go to the mall, and she starts talking about me ALWAYS having my weapon...she has no problem with that...
I suggest that she try the KelTec .32 with a pocket holster, and she tries it but feels that it is too bulky. Then she suggests trying my 'little' NAA .22LR (tiny pistol)...I was shocked!
OK, I dig it out of the safe with a Hedley holster, and she puts it in her front pocket and comments that "This is just fine!". Off we go to the mall, and we are both armed!
Now most will say that the little .22 isn't worth much, but that's not the point. I just want her to get into the habit of feeling both comfortable and the need to carry on the body...so far, so good!
It's a start...and I am delighted...
Now we are beginning to talk (and agree) about what WE do together in various scenarios...I can't believe it...but I like it!
It took me 32 years to change her mind-set about CCW and another 3 years to change her mind about CCW on the body...We are definitly getting there...
Stay alert...stay safe!