CCW Class for Pregnant Wife
This is a discussion on CCW Class for Pregnant Wife within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by pax
I would not use an indoor range if it's at all avoidable. Air filters are rarely all that good, and even ...
January 15th, 2010 12:58 PM
there may be concerns after she delivers also if she is nursing...i would go for the outdoor range after delivery personally...
Originally Posted by pax
January 15th, 2010 01:10 PM
I'm also an NC instructor and I have to ask, is there a compelling reason that she can't wait until after the birth to get a CHP? Is there any reason NOT to be safe rather than sorry later?
While it may be just fine to shoot while pregnant is it worth the risk of finding out down the line that if you had just waited your child would have been fine?
Having to shoot in a real self defense situation is one thing, but to shoot just to qualify is totally different.
I'd say wait the few months. Is the child's health worth the risk? Will the friend NOT give her the class later?
January 15th, 2010 02:39 PM
Thanks all for the replies.
There is no hurry for her to take the class. She could take it with my instructor friend anytime. It is absolutely better being safe than sorry.
If 50 people replied saying that lead exposure in a well-ventilated indoor range is hands-down not an issue, then we might rethink it. But given the overall response, I think we'll go with our instinct which was to wait.
The only trouble with waiting is that then we'll have 3 kids to try to schedule her taking the class around, and she plans to nurse for 1 year, so it just becomes more of a hassle to get it done and pushes it back quite a bit. Regardless, it's better to never have to worry about any potential negative effects, so we'll just wait, like many here have said. Outdoor range after birth sounds like the way to go.
She will probably be in the 'rarely carry' category anyway, but she wants to take the course and I'm going to be fully supportive of that.
Thanks again folks!
January 15th, 2010 02:49 PM
Originally Posted by smed1869
I shot ONCE while I was pregnant but it was early in the pregnancy I didn't know it at the time. After I found out it was dry-fire practice only from then on out.
It's just one of those things you don't want to risk.
January 15th, 2010 03:06 PM
Is it absolutely necessary?
Originally Posted by NC Bullseye
My wife and I had our second child about three months ago. As such we haven’t been to the range together for some time now. I cannot imagine there being any risk given all of the precautions that you are taking, but as a father I would never want to be guilty of knowingly putting my loved ones in a situation where the was even a remote chance of being injured unless it was absolutely necessary. Is the CCW absolutely necessary? I would wait until after she is done breastfeeding the baby.
Just my opinion.
January 15th, 2010 05:22 PM
Question: Can you qualify with a .22? I was told (in Texas at least) that a .380 was the smallest caliber.
And congrats on the baby!!
January 15th, 2010 05:42 PM
I would think ONE day of shooting 50-75 rounds?? would be negligable, as to the effects of lead exposure. JMHO
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January 16th, 2010 05:32 PM
I believe there is no caliber minimum to qualify in for the CHL in NC.
January 16th, 2010 09:43 PM
I would work on safety and mindset...that way you don't need to worry about lead exposure or noise. Afterall, we all know carrying a weapon is not a talisman for safety and security. Mindset--a defensive one and one that forces you to think about pulling the trigger on another human being...is something that takes time....and should start early.
The act of shooting will come with practice---but IMO, mindset is the next best thing to work on.
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January 17th, 2010 12:20 AM
I'm thinking if that kid hears all the gunfire you might not see him poke his head out til she's around month 22
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January 17th, 2010 03:53 AM
Originally Posted by dukalmighty
To the OP...
I'd wait...there is no hurry!
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