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  1. #11
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    Las Vegas,NV
    I cant say about Iowa?, but sounds like your on the right tract?, Learn as much as possible about the firearm you chose to carry, operation, cleaning, ect. ect., One good way to get proficiency with your firearm is?, practice practice practice, One bit of advice I'll offer?, when practicing drawing your firearm, IMO?, should be done unloaded, at least until your more fimiliar with the firearm, Good luck, stay safe

  3. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by Raquel Rumbaugh Gerhart View Post
    Any advice for a woman who lives in the state of iowa, im looking for the best way to get a licence to carry a gun, but at the same time want to learn as much as I can about shooting, parts of a gun, proper care, all the basics. My husband is gone a lot but has taught me a lot about saftey with guns. im looking into it for safety of myself and my children when he is gone, and we travel alot also, any advice for which would be the best class to take in Iowa, where I will actualy learn something?
    Not sure if you are still around or not, but I will furnish a link to a site operated by a woman for women thinking about carrying. She has some excellent info and every woman (and most men) I have directed to the site have really appreciated it.

    Cornered Cat

  4. If your husband is not able to teach you the basics of firearms care and operation, you need to start at the beginning. A CCW course is not likely to give you the basic training in handling a firearm.
    My older Son has been discussing the possibility of his wife getting her CCW license not so much to carry a concealed weapon herself but to meet the unique legalities of the Iowa law. I won't go into those specific legal issues but they are onerous in regard to accessibilty of a loaded firearm inside a vehicle.

  5. #14
    Quote Originally Posted by Raquel Rumbaugh Gerhart View Post
    Any advice for a woman...
    Yes. Do everything your husband ask you to, couldnt resist.

    I applaud your efforts in wanting to learn about self defense with a weapon. Your questions were exactly spot on. I wish all folks new to this topic were as diligent as you are. Thank you.
    Due to the increased cost of Ammunition I will be forced to discontinue warning shots as of now! USAF Chief Master Sergeant, Retired, 1979-2005

  6. #15
    The first thing that I would do, if I were you, is to change my user name to something that is obscure. If your real name is really Raquel Rumbaugh Gerhart and you live in Iowa, then that is enough information for a bad guy to find where you live. You've already said that your husband is gone a lot and that you have children at home. Please hide your identity; we don't need to know your real name. Take care of yourself and your children.

  7. #16
    Armed & Female: Taking Control by Paxton Quigley
    Armed and Female: Twelve Million American Women Own Guns, Should You?
    Stayin' Alive: Armed and Female in an Unsafe World by Paxton Quigley
    Personal Defense for Women: Practical Advice for Self Protection by Gila Hayes and Massad Ayoob
    Not an Easy Target: Paxton Quigley's Self-Protection for Women by Paxton Quigley
    Armed and Dangerous: Memoirs of a Chicago Policewoman (Illinois) by Gina Gallo
    Lessons from Armed America by Kathy Jackson and Mark Walters
    Women & Guns

    Lots of useful info.
    CCWing is more difficult for women than men because most men don't see other men, really. They just blend into the background. On the other hand, men are acutely aware of women and their attire. Also, being smaller physically, and proportioned with higher waists than men. This causes the butt of firearms worn on the waist to dig into the lower ribs. There are very few makers of gun belts and holsters contoured for the female form.
    If you want to carry a gun, spend the money to get a quality gun belt and holster. If you need your gun, you need for it to be where you expect it to be. Also, if the holster does not fit properly, you will be fooling around, adjusting it all day long, you might as well hang a sign around your neck saying,"I'VE GOT A GUN." Lastly, avoid the temptation to carry off-body, such as a purse. You need to be in total control of your firearm at all times, especially with children about.
    You have already received good advice regarding keeping your name and address private.
    Welcome to the community of people who protect themselves and their loved ones rather than abdicate their responsibility to the government.
    War to the Knife, Knife to the hilt.
    If we don't want to live in a trashy area, we all have to be willing to help pick up the trash.

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