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

  1. 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.”

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