The "girlfriend with a gun" thread brought this to mind. I know there aren't many of us girls around this board, but I am interested in hearing from the guys as well.
I have carried in my purse for nearly as long as I can remember until a year or two ago, so when I was dating my suitor would never know that I was carrying. I now refuse to to purse carry 99% of the time because I think its dangerous. Anyone heard of purse snatching?
Now that I am recently single, I find myself debating about how to carry when out on a date. (Notice, I say 'how' not 'if.'
) I'm not concerned about protecting myself from my date (though a woman's intuition isn't 100% accurate) just how to go about doing something I always do anyway.
-He knows I'm armed and he better behave.
-If I do need it, its easily available.
-Weeds out the Brady nuts right away.
-It might scare the crap out of some men...somewhat understandable; if he gets over that pretty quickly, he might still be a keeper.
-If he has nefarious intentions, he knows where to find and disarm me while I'm distracted. Also, he be more likely to be more in my personal space, therefore closer to my pistol.
-Being asked to leave an establishment that my date has chosen.
-Won't scare the crap out of the poor guy, who might be a bit nervous on a first date anyway...especially with me, but that's another story.
-Still pretty easily accessible if needed.
-We won't be asked to leave due to a weapon.
-I have to be careful about exactly where he can put his hands. I'm not talking about the usual spots...I usually cc in the small of my back and men often use this spot as a way to "guide" ladies. Generally, I like this move, but if its concealed, it should be concealed and I don't want his hands on my weapon...its mine! :P
-I can't wear some of my more attractive (tighter) tops or I'll "print" big time.
-If he has nefarious intentions, he still might know where to find and disarm me while I'm distracted...again, in my personal space and all.
I'm sure I've thought of others that I'm not remembering, but that's all I'm coming up with at the moment. So, lets hear you opinions!