So I workout with a young lady that is 5'4 and 115. She has a P229 and has done all her classes with it. I discussed going to a slimmer carry but she has obviously sunk some dollars into the SIG. She wants to go OWB and just purchased what I believe is a good belt. So what do you look for in a holster with such pistol "bulk" that will stay high and tight to the body and concealed?
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July 15, 2013, 12:51 PM
I have heard good things about Raven Concealment but have never gotten to try one.
July 15, 2013, 02:22 PM
The P229 can be tucked in close and disappear with the right holster. She will either need to position that holster closer to 6:00 or to 12:00 given that she's very thin.
I'm impressed with her pistol choice. Most gun goblins can't say anything but "revolver" or "glock" to a lady, and that's usually what gets sold.
July 15, 2013, 02:49 PM
I'm not a woman, but I'd think she would not need to carry at 6:00 or 12:00 in order to conceal. With typically wider hips, placing the pistol behind the point of the hip, at 3:30 to 4:00, as most recommend should probably work well.
Mitch Rosen has the "Nancy Special" specifically designed for women. They have other models that may also work.
The Cornered Cat may have some ideas for her. There are a couple of sections concerning holsters.
July 16, 2013, 09:13 AM
OWB's like this Black Dog carry very high and tight to the body. She will need a very high quality belt regardless of what she chooses, that is a heavy firearm.
This may help a bit.