More and more people consider applying for a concealed carry weapon permit, and the number of women who do so is on the rise. It is therefore little wonder that a host of holstering and jewelry designed specifically for these women has appeared.
One of the most prominent examples is concealed carry purses that come with an exterior concealed compartment for easy reach of the gun. The pouch often features a lockable zipper that keeps children away from any danger.
Every woman who is interested in self-defense and concealed carry weapons should also get professional training that is tailored to her skills and needs. CCW courses are mandatory for getting a concealed carry license. Instructors and training must be N.R.A. certified, and often, the instructors who run these courses are former US Marine Corps.
The duration of CCW classes is either 8 hours or 10 hours, with the difference that the shorter one only covers the basics, while the longer one goes more in depth. The 8-hour class is enough to get your CCW license; however, consider taking the longer class since nothing is too much when it comes to learning everything you can in order to protect your life.
Since your safety is the main concern for attending these courses, check that the training company ensures all of the following:
You should get a personal instructor, and have 1 on 1 range time. This is paramount, since there is always the risk that newbies can seriously injure themselves or others when left unattended.
Moreover, any indoor ranges must be EPA certified. If you can, choose an outdoor range though, as there are lower noise levels and no risk of the attendees getting contaminated with lead smoke.
The average cost of concealed carry courses is around $120, but if you sign up for classes with a group of friends, each of you may be able to get a discount. Note that an extra range fee may apply on the day of the range.
Aside from your own personal instructor, the price should cover your hearing and eye protection, free use of a gun and ammunition, as well as free target. Having the possibility of trying out a variety of guns free of charge is important for women in particular, who usually buy a weapon only after successfully completing their training class. This way, you will know which gun suits you best by the end of the course.