4 thoughts on “The Well Armed Woman TODAY – Round In The Chamber

  1. Heather Slytherin says:

    Well said Carrie Lightfoot! Without continual practice, I would not base my security simply by having a gun or what my brain will do when confronted by a serious threat. So much like anything else it takes practice, practice and more practice. Be safe everyone!

    Thanks for all you do Carrie Lightfoot, I’ve been following you for years!

  2. Anita Thomas says:

    Carrie – I truly appreciate the discussion about carrying with one in the chamber. As part of the discussion, you iterated that it takes a bad guy 1.5 seconds to traverse 21 feet. You referenced the use of a thigh holster. Well, by the time I hike up my skirt, remove the retention strap, extract the gun, and get it on target, I am well beyond the 1.5 seconds. In fact, I cannot envision very many situations where civilians, even well trained ones, could think through the alternatives and then respond with a shot in 1.5 seconds. I can see a situation in which I have to walk from my car into a building. I will rack the slide and keep the gun highly accessible. For most other situations, I think I have time during the escalation phase to draw and rack the slide. Am I mistaken or naive?

    1. Carrie Lightfoot says:

      Hi Anita, this is why training is absolutely necessary. It takes a real investment of time and practice to draw in 1.5 seconds, even more when carrying in any other location other than the waistband area (sweet spot). Experts say and I have to agree, that during an attack, “We don’t rise to the level of our expectations, we fall to the level of our training.”

      1. Heather Slytherin says:

        Well said Carrie Lightfoot! Without continual practice, I would not base my security simply by having a gun or what my brain will do when confronted by a serious threat. So much like anything else it takes practice, practice and more practice. Be safe everyone!

        Thanks for all you do Carrie Lightfoot, I’ve been following you for years!

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