2 new ccps from Virginia

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    My wife just got her permit. I have had mine for a few weeks. We both have snubbies. Mine a 38 special hers a 32 cal. I actually prefer the revolver over the semi, we do have those as well, as not many moving parts to worry about besides the wife has difficulty with the action on a semi. The small pocket semis can be real difficult for an old lady anyway. Next thing to do is get her to carry in public. Glad this forum exists. Any helpful advise is always appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizjimbo View Post
    My wife just got her permit. I have had mine for a few weeks. We both have snubbies. Mine a 38 special hers a 32 cal. I actually prefer the revolver over the semi, we do have those as well, as not many moving parts to worry about besides the wife has difficulty with the action on a semi. The small pocket semis can be real difficult for an old lady anyway. Next thing to do is get her to carry in public. Glad this forum exists. Any helpful advise is always appreciated.
    Welcome from Missouri.

    I am a Nana aged lady and have problems with carrying my weapon in a holster. I have a small waist in relation to the size of my hips and top. No bragging...it makes it almost impossible to carry anything on my waist. A bra or shoulder holster will not work because of my arthritis. My Hubby got me a really nice "carry" purse. Outside compartment with zipper (which can be locked).
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    I use it with my Ruger SP101 when we are going out, but I found it restricting when shopping alone...too heavy. I borrowed by Hubby's Ruger LCP and put it in my front jeans pocket. It was perfect for that purpose. On Valentine's Day, Hubby bought me my own Ruger LCP (color raspberry and black), because he is a sweetie (and I think he wanted me to stop borrowing his)

    If she is going to use a purse...she needs to practice drawing (unloaded) until she finds the combo that works for her. I keep the shoulder bag around my neck on right side with compartment unzipped and my hand on the weapon...making sure I don't have my finger on the trigger. Purse is harder to grab than if it were on just my shoulder and keeping my hand on the weapon means I can draw it before I would lose my purse. I do this when walking out to the parking lot or other places where there might be a threat.

    Let me know if there is anything I can help with. Check out some of the utube sites that have women's holsters and systems, Check out vendors who specialize in them.
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    Thanks. She actually got a concealed carry purse from a vendor at the latest gun show. It seems to be just the ticket. It can be slung around her neck and it has a stiff wire running through the strap so it cannot be cut away. The lady that was running the vendor stand at the show showed her how she didn't have to draw, just tilt the purse up a bit and pow. She feels much better with her J frame revolver than an LCP, although
    she is quite
    competent with a 9mm too, she just likes the revolver simplicity. Her first handgun experience was with a 38 special 4" and she shot the orange out at 25 feet. She is a much better shot than I am. The trickiest part of having a conceal carry permit is getting used to the idea of carrying a concealed weapon.

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