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Wife and her CCW

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by Alte Schule, Jan 14, 2019.

  1. Alte Schule

    Alte Schule Member

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    I've been married for 45 years. About a year ago my wife decided to get her LTC (License to Carry) and decided on a Bersa .380 as her EDC. She had multiple firearms to choose from but she liked the Bersa, qualified with it, and was confident with her ability to use it.
    We went to the local indoor range last week and I ran a target out to twenty feet and I told grandma to give it her best.
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    She looked at me and said "a little low but decent grouping huh grandpa." What could I say?
     
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    As I always say, don't mess with Mama Bear ...
     
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    Good time had by all but one.
     
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  4. bannockburn

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    Got to say your Wife and her choice of CCW are well suited for each other!
     
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    Dually noted......never get on grandmas fighting side!
     
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    Well done!
     
  7. ducati

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    Have her watch that support hand thumb. Seen too many with slide bite. Good for het getting her LTC. Good shooting.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing, surprised it hasn't bit her yet.

    But that's some good shooting, good for her and you for getting her out there.
     
  9. Speedo66

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    Nice shooting!

    But as I've said many times before, women cheat. They actually listen to, and follow, instructions.
     
  10. ArchAngelCD

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    This is why everyone should choose their own handgun. A few clicks up on the rear sight and that will be an amazing score instead of just great lol.
     
  11. GEM

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    Before I play with sights, I would work on the grip. I've seen folks truly cut themselves up with the crossed thumbs. Not to be picky but it's a real thing. A good grip and trigger control should be established before modifications.
     
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  12. Iggy

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    Shootin' like that could spoil a bad guy's whole day... Well done.
     
  13. FL-NC

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    Definitely don't change that handgun- it passes the accuracy test in her hands, and she likes it. At this point, I would work on drills to increase speed and refine engagement techniques.
     
  14. JTQ

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    Congratulations to you and your wife.

    A big tip of my hat to you for spelling that out. Seriously, I'm not joking.

    Nearly every state has a different term for a concealed carry license, and most folks just use the abbreviation leaving all of us who don't live in their state trying to figure out, within the context of a post, exactly what they are talking about.

    Thanks to you spelling out LTC, I can be assured she didn't pick up her own personal Lieutenant Colonel, Long Term Care, Long Term Captive, etc.
     
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    Great shooting.... we need millions more just like her...
     
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  16. Alte Schule

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    Until the last couple of years Texas was behind the curve on their carry laws. When they adopted the first concealed carry (CC) statute it was qualify with a revolver you can only carry a revolver but if you qualify with an auto loader you can carry a revolver or an automatic. Total fees for a license including mandatory class was close to $200. The craziest thing was the license expiration date.could be either two years or four years. You didn't know until you actually got it. About 2010 things began to change when a new statute allowed you to carry in your vehicle with or without a license. In 2016 Open Carry was adopted thus the correction to License to Carry. License fee's with mandatory class and qualification are about $100 now and good for five years.

    To all that are concerned with my wife's grip. When she decided to get her license she shot all the 9 mm, 32 ACP, .380 ACP, and .38 Special pistols in my inventory and I rented a few others. I threw the Bersa in the mix as kind of an afterthought. I had our LEO son demonstrate the proper grip technique and I attempted to correct her numerous times but she always falls back to what you see in the photo. Last week when I attempted to correct her she came back with "am I hitting the target"? I relied "yes but.".She cut me off and said "Just let me shoot." I like my food warm and my beer cold so I thought it best to leave it alone.
     
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  17. bannockburn

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    You sir are wise beyond your years!
     
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    Excellent shooting, with a well-chosen, but often-overlooked value in a weapon. I have been nothing but impressed with the one I've had ten years now.

    JTQ writes:

    Like Florida's CWFL (Concealed Weapon or Firearm License?) ;)
     
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    I sent my wife to a really good guy in B/CS.. However, for the life of me I cannot remember his name. Sometimes family cannot teach them correctly.. I learned that one a long time ago. :)
     
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  20. Skgreen

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    No worries,,,, Once she gets bit, she might remember,,,
    All you can do till then is grin,,,,
     
  21. Pat Riot

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    Alte Schule, “Bravo” to your wife! Darn good shootin’. :thumbup:
     
  22. Kendahl

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    I tell people, "Don't get between my wife and the target. Beside it is safe, not that she would shoot if you were standing there."
     
  23. Eddietruett

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    I have had some fun times shooting with my girlfriend. While she's not into shooting like I am, when she decided to get comfortable shooting a handgun for protection, she did take it seriously. Started her out with a little .380 auto which she did not like at all. Tried a Chiefs Special Revolver and that got her going. Decided she liked a Revolver much better. That worked well until one day she decided to try one of my 3" K Frames. She now has her own Model 65 with a 3" Barrel and Crimson Trace Grips. A Pie Plate doesn't stand a chance at 15 Yards. She normally practices with standard .38 loads but can handle a +P with no problem. I've been surprised. Recoil doesn't bother her and she does not flinch at all. I've done the test leaving a cylinder empty etc and smooth as silk.
     
  24. LUCKYDAWG13

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    Wow good shooting just think how good she would be if she had a real gun
     
  25. rskent

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    And if you have been married 45 years you already know this, but for the people that haven’t been…

    When she does get a case of slide bite, don’t say anything. Just help her with the bleeding and don’t say a word.
     
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