This is a discussion on My wife's reaction on getting her carry permit within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by ppkheat Yes, good grief, I should have mentioned what she'll be carrying, and she does like it. I got her a S&W ...
Congratulations to both of you. If all of you that don't care for the picture on your CHP would just move to NC - no picture required.
Its a shame that youth is wasted on the young.
I'll put up the clapping hands for both of you also!
Now both of you get out to the range and get some practice time!
As an aside, my wife had carried her MK9 in a pocket holster concealed in her bag. I talked her into getting an IWB holster which she has now had for about 5 months or so. She has still been carrying the MK in that little pocket holster in her bag. I asked her why she wasn't using the IWB as much and she told me that she felt the bag concept was just as good.
Fast forward to range time last week. I had her bring both of her holsters and we ran through some drills drawing from concealment. It took all of 5 minutes for her to realize just how slow and vulnerable carrying is if you have to draw from the "purse". After she realized that, I had her try again from the "purse" from a normal position and quickly tore the bag away from her. She was standing there empty handed and I said "Now what do you intend to do?.... Use harsh language?"
She now wear's that IWB almost all the time.
"You've never lived until you've almost died. For those who fight for it, life has a flavor the protected will never know" - T.R.
<----My LT was unhappy that I did not have my PASS-Tag at that fire. But I found the body so he said he would overlook it. :)
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Independence is declared; it must be maintained. Sam Houston-3/2/1836
If loose gun laws are good for criminals why do criminals support gun control?
I haven't seen a photo of myself that I have liked for the past 20 years.
Your wife getting her CCW is something she will never regret. I know I haven't. It gives peace of mind to know you are not "helpless".
I carry a purse. One I got from http://www.coronadoleather.com/
The other is for everyday errands....it is a "Fat Boy". Works great.
I also have a fanny pack for around the house.
The thing about carrying off body....in a purse....is that you always have to be aware of it and guard it. It is all in the mindset. I know many women who have that kind of mind set even if they don't carry.
No one wants to lose a purse....it carrys everything we need.
A woman must not depend on protection by men. A woman must learn to protect herself.
Susan B. Anthony
A armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one has to back it up with his life.
If I get cranky It's because the VA is changing my meds again.
NRA and DAV life member.