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    Hi. My name is Meg. I am a stay at home mom to 19 month old K and am expecting #2. DH, David, is active duty Air Force.

    Why I'm here:

    I was raised around guns. My dad made sure my brother, sister, and I all knew how to respect and handle a gun. I'm here to learn more. Growing up, I mostly viewed guns as first a means of providing food and second a means of home protection. As I've gotten older, seen more of the world, and had a child I have started to look at guns as a (but not the only) means of self defense and of defending my children. I am also interested in other means of self defense such as martial arts and a well trained dog.

    David and I will be going through the Florida cwp class within the next few weeks. I do not feel that I am ready to carry yet. I need to learn more...especially about the logistics of carrying with a toddler and baby in tow. We are also still looking at options for a carry piece for me and have a few in mind. It would probably be awhile after purchasing a carry piece before I actually started to carry it. I would want to be completely comfortable with it.

    So...hello!

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    welcome from Wisconsin. There are a lot of smart people on this site that will be able to help you.
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    Welcome, you may want to take a look at the Cornered Cat website, and the youtube and facebook accounts of "Limatunes", as both are female specific resources that may have answers to some of your questions.
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    Welcome to the forum! Ask any question you have. There are a lot of people here that give good advice.

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    Welcome, Meg! I went through the same process as you are going through: Get the permit, get the right gun (involves trying out several to see what works best for you personally) and lessons, then lots of practice. THEN I was ready to carry and have been doing so ever since. I started with revolvers.

    There are a few excellent videos on you tube re young children and gun-totin' mamas. I think they could be very helpful to you. Here is one by this forum's own extremely knowledeable "Lima Tunes" Carrying a Gun and a Baby - YouTube
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    Welcome aboard. Thank him for his service for us!
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    Welcome from Western Kentucky. My daughter's husband is over seas in the Army. She has three kids and packs a Bersa Thunder 9 Ultra Compact Pro to protect herself and her kids.

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    Welcome to the forum, Meg.
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    Welcome to the forum!
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    Welcome from Virginia, Meg. You'll find a wealth of information here and a willingness to share the knowledge.

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    The 2 links above are written by women. Both are a good source of information. Limatune is one of the moderators here, and I know she is the mother of 2 little ones.
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