My wife has had her Texas CHL/LTC for 15 years. She is very proficient with her Ruger SP-101 in .357mag, and we go to the range at least every two months. She is not recoil sensetive even with full power loads but the only time she carries is to and from the ranch. Once she gets there she empties out the .357 rounds and replaces them with .357 shotshells for snakes. She is one snake killing gal. She says as long as I carry, she does not feel the need to do so and I carry from the time my feet hit the floor till I lay down to sleep. When we travel together I keep an extra gun in the truck/car for her if I ever would need backup/help.