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    Congrats! How will you carry? Be safe.
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    Thanks, all! Right now, my only gun is a Sig P239, 9mm. Lovely little thing, though still a bit big for me to carry. I've decided to carry it anyway, since it handles and shoots so well for me. Mostly I will be using a SmartCarry -- but in a weird way -- in the normal front-crotch position, but with the gun in the full-width pocket (where wallet could go) instead of the front half-sized pocket where the gun normally goes. Why? Because if I put the gun in the front pocket, it prints like mad!

    I will also purse carry sometimes.
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    Congrats...on the new permit!
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    'Yay Grandma!!""
    I applied for my permit today in Georgia, still have the ink on my index finger!!
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    You are an inspiration, as I am a new user to the world of guns as well..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Egger1211 View Post
    I joined this site today, I do not yet own a gun..
    Get on it!
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    Congrats!

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    Oh, yeah. I definitely need more training. And even more training after that. There's a good quality indoor range near me that has 5 levels of classes. I'm going to go as far through them as I can, when I can. Levels 3 - 5 require a holster. I hope they consider a SmartCarry as a good enough holster, because I don't wear belts -- ever. No IWB or OWB for me, unfortunately. Wonder if they'll care?

    If I can get through those 5 classes, then I may be in a position to try one of the high-level "come and shoot for 3 days, go home exhausted" types of places.
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    Some classes or ranges might not allow the SmartCarry, as many have strict holster requirements. If a belt is absolutely out of the question (just for the duration of the class?), then I'd recommend a good paddle holster. With a large and sturdy enough paddle and tightly fitting jeans, a paddle should adequately secure your pistol -- provided the range is okay with you not having a belt. A shoulder holster would be another option.

    My wife seldom wears a belt either, and when she does its usually one of those tiny "fashion" belts rather than a functional belt. But she agrees that when she's ready to carry -- she has her permit already but is still "in training" -- she will start wearing a belt and will dress around the gun. She recognizes the risks of off-body carry (like a purse), which was a relief to me.
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    Hmmm. Good point. I could wear a belt just for the classes. But I'd rather train the way I'll actually be carrying.

    Food for thought. Thank you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gilraen View Post
    Hmmm. Good point. I could wear a belt just for the classes. But I'd rather train the way I'll actually be carrying.

    Food for thought. Thank you.
    Yes, you should train the way you'll carry, but your training time during the class will be minuscule compared to the training you'll need to do on your own. THAT'S where you'll get the most out of training like you carry. Some practice ranges won't even let you shoot from a draw with ANY holster, and if that's all you have access to, then you'll do the bulk of your draw training with an unloaded gun at home. I'd recommend people do that anyway, as it will give them the opportunity to train while sitting on the couch, at the kitchen table, from a confining lawn chair, etc -- scenarios where you might actually be caught at home or elsewhere in those situations, and almost nobody can do that type of training at a range!
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    permit arrives

    congrads on your permit. enjoy your walk though
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    YOU GO GRANDMA!

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    Congratulations Grandma!! I pity the fool that tries to mess with your grandchild.
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    Congrats Granny!

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    Congratulations!
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