Does your wife carry?
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She would never carry
No, but thinking about it
Yes, she carries more than I do.
March 17th, 2008 02:14 PM
She's applying for a permit this month, and we are currently shopping for a carry gun. She is under no delusions of "Nothing could ever hapen to me" thanks to quite a few situations that friends and family have experienced with home invasions, being drawn on by BGs, etc.
Like most women, she was scared of the idea for a long, long time, but she has begun shooting with me. She partial my Kel-Tec P3AT because it's so small, but I really want to get her something in at least in 9mm.
As far as having the will to use a weapon to defend herself or her family, I've been very successful in drawing that out in her. The first time we punched paper, I did my best to put her in the mindset. As she stood with the gun drawn on the target, I told her "He's coming to hurt our son. That's what he's going to do if you dont protect him." Seconds later, there was a .380 sized hole in between the target's "eyes." That was her first experience firing a gun, and we've moved on from there.
Still have a lot of training to go before she sets out carrying on a daily basis, but that is our goal. We're both shooting IDPA this year, as well.
March 17th, 2008 02:14 PM
March 17th, 2008 02:17 PM
Yes, She carries a Lady Smith.
March 17th, 2008 03:25 PM
She carries, but is more concerned with "How I look" then finding some way to carry her Taurus other then in her purse.
March 17th, 2008 04:16 PM
All of you who said your wife will never carry, will never know how good we (the one who have wifes that do carry) have it.
Blessed be the Lord my strength, which teacheth my hands to war, and my fingers to fight.
Senior Instructor for Tactical and Defensive of Texas
March 17th, 2008 05:16 PM
No and I am not sure she really likes the idea of ever carrying
the other night I did gently tell her
now that I am getting my CHL
and we have a handgun in the house
She would eventually be getting her permit too
and she grudgingly conceded
My Daughter on the other hand
says she wants to get her CHL
when she is old enough
Last edited by jeffsmith; March 17th, 2008 at 06:40 PM.
March 17th, 2008 05:17 PM
it was NO for a long time...then a group of my friends got their CCW's, and all at once our wives decided it was time also...
So I voted yes. i am very satisfied.
--people ask why I carry, and I show them this picture. I think it says it all.--
NRA Certified Instructor--many disciplines
March 17th, 2008 05:45 PM
I answered no, but she does have her permit and on rare occassions she carrys. The hospital she works at does not allow employees to carry or have them on hospital property. When we go out together I am always armed so she doesn't feel she needs to. Working on her though.
March 17th, 2008 05:54 PM
My spouse won't carry a firearm for protection but she does carry a taser. Yes, it's pink. (...and man, does that thing hurt!)
Shoot well, Be safe.
Last edited by Captain Crunch; March 18th, 2008 at 02:15 AM.
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March 17th, 2008 06:15 PM
My wife and I both applied for our permit over a month ago and are waiting and waiting and waiting. She is the one that got me fired up about handguns. She bought me a Beretta M9 for my birthday last year. She brought her Glock 19 with her when we got married. Since last year we have purchased two more handguns and have two on layaway right now. Ya, she will carry. I am glad she is around to protect me.
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March 17th, 2008 08:04 PM
March 17th, 2008 08:19 PM
Yeah, she carries a .38 Taurus snubby. It's got gold accents and would make a nice accessory to her wardrobe if it was kosher to expose.
March 17th, 2008 10:02 PM
She would never carry. It is just not in her nature. She has no problem with me carrying and teaching and she understands the need. She just leaves it to me to be the protector.
DEMOCRACY IS TWO WOLVES AND A LAMB VOTING ON WHAT TO HAVE FOR LUNCH. LIBERTY IS A WELL ARMED LAMB CONtestING THE VOTE.
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Utah Permit Certified Instructor
March 17th, 2008 10:23 PM
Voted No; I am sure that if need be, to defend herself, me or our son; she would drop and BG in a heart beat. Carry though is not at the moment an option. It may happen, if and when I can find a range to take her to; in SE KS there are not ranges to shot at!! I think she would like the shoting part I am not sure she would carry. Her job site is a No Carry Zone so . . .
March 17th, 2008 10:28 PM
While I voted that my wife carries more than I do; it would have been more appropriate to say that she has carried much longer than I have!
We both carry every time we are outside the house!
And guns are always close at hand inside the house, if not on my person.
"The gun is the great equalizer... For it is the gun, that allows the meek to repel the monsters; Whom are bigger, stronger and without conscience, prey on those who without one, would surely perish."
March 17th, 2008 11:00 PM
Well apparently Satan was in Sears recently and was seen buying a coat, a hat, and gloves...
Originally Posted by grady
My wife started taking her .32 KelTec with her almost everywhere she goes...I love it...
"That I cannot do."
"Give this to, uh, Clemenza. I want reliable people, people who aren't going to be carried away. After all we're not murderers in spite of what this undertaker thinks."
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