Grandma and Mom now armed.

Grandma and Mom now armed.

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    Grandma and Mom now armed.

    Over thanksgiving, I visited my grandmother who lives in a cabin with my 87 year old grandfather. After dinner, I asked her if she would consider taking one of my pistols or rifles to keep for protection. She told me to wait a minute while she went to her office. About 2 minutes later, grandma came out with a copy of her concealed weapons permit that she had over 25 years ago. With a little pleading, she dug out an old .32 s&w lemon squeezer. After a quick cleaning, and some fresh ammo, I convinced grandma to keep it in the night stand by her bed. We agreed that next time I come to visit, we'd go out and shoot it to brush up on her skills.

    I forwarded my mom a few of the 911 calls, and videos posted on this website. She lives alone, and doesn't own a gun, and I worry about her safety. I sent her a few links with different guns that I thought would suit her needs for protection. She emailed me yesterday with pictures of her new S&W 642 with CT grips. My mother has promised to apply for her concealed weapon permit after some range time with the gun.

    Hopefully my mother and grandmother will never need to use their weapons. However, I feel pretty good knowing that with the help and motivation this site has given me, two more women now have the means to protect themselves.
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    Congratulations. It is always nice when you are able to get the women in your life to take responsibility for their own safety. Keep up the good work and get them to the range.
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    Yes, good job the world is only going to get more dangerous not less.
    Way to show loved ones you care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deadeye72 View Post
    Congratulations. It is always nice when you are able to get the women in your life to take responsibility for their own safety. Keep up the good work and get them to the range.
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    being armed alone may not be enough. Without practice it really comes down to chance.

    I had some ladies taking CCW class with me and I really did not want them to carry as they were handling the firearm poorly but managed to pass the tests. It was obvious that they were being pushed by others to take the class, but had no will to be ready.
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    Shucks, your mom and your grandma? Not that IS very cool!
    Congrats to both ladies.

    Now you have to get them both out so they have an understand of how their weapons work.

    Stay armed...sounds like a safer family reunion coming up...stay safe!
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    Shucks, your mom and your grandma? Not that IS very cool!
    Congrats to both ladies.

    Now you have to get them both out so they have an understand of how their weapons work.

    Stay armed...sounds like a safer family reunion coming up...stay safe!

    My mom lives 1200 miles from me, but has a good LEO friend that will be taking her to the range.

    As for grandma, a quick review and she was ready to go. She had lots of training when she used to carry 25 years ago, It came right back to her when she held that gun again.
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    Glad to hear about the ladies. It wasn't until I was in my thirties that I found out that my Grandma's purse was so heavy because of the ..45 PeaceMaker she toted around!

    I gotta love those old pioneers!

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    gma/mother

    thats great to hear. families that shoot together,have a great time.
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    Outstanding, good for them.
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    That was the hard part, good job!
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    Good on the OP. Great work. I think more women should be armed and capable of defending themselves, with deadly force if necessary.


    Quote Originally Posted by Solidgun View Post
    I had some ladies taking CCW class with me and I really did not want them to carry as they were handling the firearm poorly but managed to pass the tests. It was obvious that they were being pushed by others to take the class, but had no will to be ready.
    Sad. It's sad that well-meaning (I'm assuming) people push unmotivated women to do that. I suppose it makes some kind of sense. Well, no, it really doesn't.

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