Hello from Texas - Super N00b!

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    Hello from Texas - Super N00b!

    Hello all!

    I'm always so bad at these intros. I'm a Jersey native, married to a Marine and currently living in Texas. Although I came from a hunting family, it wasn't until I met my DH that I really started getting interested in shooting, multi-disciplined self-defense training, and carrying a weapon for protection.

    This Sunday, I'm taking the CHL test. I am confident that I'm ready for the test. I hope that eventually, I'll be comfortable enough to actually carry. (Yes, to me there's a difference between the test and actually carrying for real).

    I decided to join this forum because when I was a new military girlfriend/spouse the forums I found online served as an invaluable wealth of knowledge. I'm hoping the same holds true in this context as well. I am a petite (5'2") female, and I'm quickly finding that women have different carrying needs than men. My husband is getting quite the education as well. "No honey, I can't carry it there. I have hips."

    Looking forward to getting to know you all.

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    Welcome to the forum!

    Feel free to ask questions, if we don't know the answers, we'll just make something up!

    A good site with a woman's slant on things is Cornered Cat | If you have to fight, fight like a cornered cat.

    limatunes (a wonderful lady here on this board) is also a great one to direct you toward some female oriented information.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SweetVanity View Post
    Hello all!

    My husband is getting quite the education as well. "No honey, I can't carry it there. I have hips."

    Looking forward to getting to know you all.
    Thanks for the laugh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by high pockets View Post
    Welcome to the forum!

    Feel free to ask questions, if we don't know the answers, we'll just make something up!

    A good site with a woman's slant on things is Cornered Cat | If you have to fight, fight like a cornered cat.

    limatunes (a wonderful lady here on this board) is also a great one to direct you toward some female oriented information.

    Thank you so much! I'm actually 1/2 way through The Cornered Cat! I even found DH reading some of it the other day! I will definitely seek out that member you mentioned. I understand that I'm going to have to modify some of my dress etc... but I'd like to not have to throw out 3/4 of my closet as well.

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    Welcome from Wisconsin! I used to teach SD to ladies. It was between my Navy & Army years & it was a mixed martial arts concept before there was MMA using makeshift weaponry as well as empty hands & feet. If nothing else it was one heck of good hard exercise.

    Thank your husband for his service from me, please.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GH View Post
    Welcome from Wisconsin! I used to teach SD to ladies. It was between my Navy & Army years & it was a mixed martial arts concept before there was MMA using makeshift weaponry as well as empty hands & feet. If nothing else it was one heck of good hard exercise.

    Thank your husband for his service from me, please.
    It really is the best workout. Also, because my job--albeit currently unpaid at the moment-- (#internproblems) I never know when/if a client is going to snap. It's comforting to know I can work in a contained space using nothing more than what I've got at any moment.

    I will pass along your kind words to my DH. THank you for your service as well.

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