A few weeks ago, Blue Sheepdog did a post entitled, Teaching Citizens Real Self-Defense. I was curious about the women of caliber website after reading his post so I decided to check it out.
Their philosophy on women carrying weapons is exciting. After looking around their site, I have a new found desire to, not only carry a gun when I choose to do so, but also learn how to effectively wield it in a combat situation. Guns don't have to be scary, they don't have to be just for the men in our lives, they can be just as effective in our hands if we have have the right training. I'm just speaking as a rookie police wife without any training whatsoever, excluding my redneck shotgun experiences growing up. This is a great website with a lot of resources and valuable information.
I'm curious to know what the female officers think of all this. How do you think the civilian self defense courses measure up when compared to what you know as an officer? Are self defense classes worth my time? Do you think the best self defense for a woman is a gun? I just don't want to end up in a class like this one: