Thanks for the website Tenn and all the tips guys and gals. I was thinking shoulder holster too for the cool weather when i can wear a light jacket. i feel like a dork taking a gun with me. if i go by myself i don't but when the kids are with me i feel like i must be able to protect them. i was raised thinking a gun means protection and it's hard to kick that thought. i do have pepper spray for animals.
I'm thinking of upgrading my pistol and getting a smith field armorny XD compact. you guys see these yet? my hubby has the regular size one and his man hands are too big for the compact but it fits my hands soooo good. it just hurts my wallet thinking about it.