The Wolf concurs. Check out her web page Packing Pretty ,a tactical guide for women on concealed carry and personal protection.
Also remember that practice is vital. No matter how much you’re improving and no matter how little skill you think you’ll lose shooting is a perishable skill and practice is important.
It’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of life and find new jobs or new friends and let going to the range fall to a low priority. It’s important to make time though, at least to dry fire.
You don’t even need ammo or a range to practice. You can dry fire in an ammo free room at home practicing drawing, proper grip, sight alignment and trigger control . It’s not a matter of money. It’s a matter of making the time.
Armed people are free. No state can control those who have the machinery and the will to resist, no mob can take their liberty and property. And no 220-pound thug can threaten the well-being or dignity of a 110-pound woman who has two pounds of iron to even things out … People who object to weapons aren’t abolishing violence, they’re begging for rule by brute force, when the biggest, strongest animals among men were always automatically right. Guns ended that, and a social democracy is a hollow farce without an armed populace to make it work. – L. Neil Smith (from The Probability Broach)