To start off let me be clear: both my wife and I believe that we are responsible for out own safety and not the police. It is up to us to be proactive for our safety and defense. Here's the scenario: My wife likes to get to her office early and so she is there by herself often and hour or two before they open up for business. She had been at her office about an hour before a co-worker showed up. The co-worker rushed into the office and slammed and locked the door and was obviously distressed. As my wife looked up to see what was going on she said there was a transient at the door looking in and trying to get in. He moved so that he could see in the window better and stood there watching the two gals for several minutes before stumbling off. My wife said he was very drunk and could hardly stagger. The business happens to be in such a setting that transients tend to hang around the area. In fact, my wife could look out a window and watch transients use a small storage area in the back of an old gas station as "home". Considering all this she asked me if I thought she should carry as she does have an Oregon carry permit. I told her no. She has a Glock 26. She says it would be difficult to dress for carrying the gun on a belt. I told her a gun with a slide in a purse will allow her one shot and might likely get hung up on something preventing follow up shots if needed. She also doesn't practice even though I invite her out frequently. Often she is working but other times she just doesn't want to go. When we have shot together in the past I've tried to stress her a little by telling her to "hurry! that zombie pinko commie is getting closer" but she gets flustered. I've tried to work with her on presentation and accuracy but I she gets frustrated with me. So basically when we do shoot now I just let her have fun knowing that if she wants to get better and follow my advice .... .... which is: don't carry concealed until you have had some formal training that you do on your own without me. My only formal training has been with the Oregon Firearms Academy so I told her at a minimum it should be training to Defensive Handgun 1 standards but preferably to DH 2 standards before she contemplated CCing for real. She said she would think about it. Translation: probably ain't gonna happen. Your thoughts? Thanks.