A Woman's Perspective

by Heather
(Youngstown, Ohio)

Never would know it was there

Never would know it was there

I am a hard working middle class, middle aged mother of two teenagers and wife to a wonderful man who is in law enforcement. I have had my CCW permit for the past 5 years and never carried. I’m not sure why, I guess being complacent? That can be dangerous in a lot of circumstances... But now since my renewal was up I had to decide what I wanted to do.

One motivating factor for my decision to carry other than the ever rising crime rate is that as an American, I am growing tired of those who are pushing trying to take away my rights, guns and/or other. In effort to shorten my rant that’s all I’m going to say for the sake of getting on with this and to the subject at point. I just had to get that off my chest…..which brings me to my next topic “gun choice and carry method”

I have 2 guns which I carry depending on my outfit, okay, not to “match” like some of you believe, but how casual and loose or more form fitting. For those casual tines I carry my Glock 36 in a waist band Holster. Pretty average I think, I prefer this gun and probably end up carrying it most.

When I am in clothes which are more formed fitting then I will carry my Kel Tec P32 in a modified Uncle Mike’s holster (I cut the retention strap off) clipped inside the center of my bra…..close to my heart... I have practiced my draw at the range and surprisingly I can get to the gun very quickly although I found it is best to not wear a necklace. As far as security and retention of the gun in the holster I feel completely safe.

I recommend to anyone who wants to carry, to do a lot of research first. Know the laws, know your gun, inside and out…how to strip and clean it and practice, practice, practice. Shoot at different distances. Standing, sitting, one handed, two handed etc.

Let’s face it, we all see the news, crime can happen anywhere and hopefully anywhere I’m not!
God’s peace to all.

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