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Another good episode, guys! I really appreciate your making the point of distinguishing Combat Stress from PTSD. I think it's important to note that the mainstream media seems to have forgotten that PTSD is not exclusive to those who serve... but the general public hears it with such regularity now that it's becoming something people automatically associates with the military. Anyone who suffers a traumatic event (or series of events) can develop long lasting effects from their experience. It's a real condition that requires treatment in order to manage the symptoms, and the DoD would do well to take an active interest in better understanding it... telling people to "man up" is a disservice to all.
Keep up the good work!
1 year ago on Inside the Team Room Episode 9: Combat Stress
@GoNavy @FateofDestinee Ha! The infamous bra holster... those make me laugh. If only it were that easy... ;-) Seriously though- more often than not the average attacker is going to come up from behind a woman, which would make accessing the weapon difficult if you aren't able to break away. Worse yet, they might even find it and disarm you depending on where they grab. IMO, the abdominal carry- while it does take some getting used to- is one of the better options for both accessibility and concealment.
1 year, 1 month ago on Pocket Rockets – A Subcompact 9mm Comparison
@Tango9 @FateofDestinee Ah, I see now... just had a chance to google it. That's interesting- will definitely be looking into that. Thanks again!
@Tango9 @FateofDestinee Thanks Tango9, I'll have to check them out. If I'm picturing it right, I'm sure it would help keep a better profile, but the catch (for me, and I don't think I'm alone on this) is that my jeans are generally fitted and have a relatively lower rise. So, for my IWB holster, it pretty much sits on the flare of my hip, instead of hiding in my natural waist like a guy's would. I've been working with an abdominal carry lately, which seems to be okay- it's a bit awkward and the draw still feels weird.
Now a dress on the other hand... that'd be waaay easier to work with. ;-) Seriously though- I get the concept of dressing around the gun, but I don't want to wear big floppy clothes all of the time. Kind of defeats the purpose of being a lady, you know?
@FateofDestinee I couldn't agree with you more- concealing while still dressing like a woman is the biggest challenge for me, as well. We need more real solutions for day to day carry- mom jeans are not an option! (And don't get me started on the bra holsters and purses...ugh). ;-)
@Old PH2 I bought a Kahr E9 (that one's not made any more, but it's equivalent to the K9 (slightly longer barrel than the CM9) about 13 years ago and I still love it. It's been a solid performer and the fact that it's all steel helps with the recoil considerably. If your wife has smaller hands and is worried about the kick of a sub-compact pistol, I highly recommend she give it a try. The only drawback is that it's got a pretty long trigger pull, but it's a DAO so really, it's not a surprise. Oh, I'm also short-waisted so sometimes I have trouble carrying it when wearing more fitted clothing. But all in all, I can't say enough good things about the Kahr.