Do women hesitate when using a firearm for self defense?
SO a long running debate between me and a dear friend is women's means of self defense. I'm on the side that would like to see more women carrying firearms. My friend believes that women should be more preferential to blades because they would hesitate if they were to use a projectile weapon and cites psychology as her reasoning. I have, as of yet, been unable to find any studies or statistics that point to this claim.
Have any trainers or other women in the community observed this phenomenon?
And even if it were true, wouldn't training help overcome any hesitancy?
Disequilibrium facilitates accommodation.
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