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Holsters for women

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by Jeremiah10:23, Apr 4, 2012.

  1. Jeremiah10:23

    Jeremiah10:23 Well-Known Member

    I would like to get input from the ladies on this one.

    I am looking for options for conceal carry for my wife. We have not yet gotten her permit or even chosen a handgun. The choice of gun may well be dependent on where she can conceal it.

    Here is the twist, my wife wears only dresses or skirts. No pants. This is one of the reasons for my interest in the smart carry because I thought maybe she could wear it high and to one side when wearing a skirt. This obviously would not work with a dress. (Maybe the BG would have a heart-attack from it and fall over:D)

    How do you ladies (or guys, how does your wife) carry when wearing a dress.

    BTW, we have ruled off-body carry.
  2. JTQ

    JTQ Well-Known Member

  3. Ramone

    Ramone Well-Known Member

  4. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    Perhaps, if she is able and/or willing to wear a blazer or other jacket with a skirt, a gun could be carried belt- or shoulder-holstered under that. That would cover at least some situations.
  5. 38Mike

    38Mike Well-Known Member

    My wife dresses the same way, when we got our CCH permits, she was using a KelTec P32 carried in a bellyband holster. She'd wear the bellyband over a T shirt ( shell?) and cover it with a blouse or jacket.

  6. wrs840

    wrs840 Well-Known Member

    Thanks for posting that Ramone. Hadn't heard of it. I sent the "movie" link to my wife:


    It would work with her build and typical attire. I think she'll be interested.
  7. Swing

    Swing Well-Known Member

    One site that comes to mind is: http://chickholsters.com

    Beyond that, if you've ruled out body carry, its time to look into purse carry. Good luck and let us know how we can help.
  8. Jeremiah10:23

    Jeremiah10:23 Well-Known Member

    I see I mis-typed. We have ruled out OFF body carry. I have shown her the flash bang. I will look at some of the others later. Thanks for the input.
  9. 3KillerBs

    3KillerBs Well-Known Member

    I also wear dresses and skirts almost all the time and don't even own a pair of pants that has the beltloops for a gun belt.

    I use a bellyband.

    My preference is to position the gun under my strong-side arm as if in a vertical shoulder holster. Sometimes though I position it in front under my breasts so that I could draw through the neckline.

    In hot weather though I have to resort to a fanny pack since I work in a factory that has no AC.

    Since women's camisoles are often more ornamental than functional, I find that a man's "A-Shirt" works very well to protect my skin from the bellyband without adding any bulk under my clothing.
  10. 45crittergitter

    45crittergitter Well-Known Member

  11. bergmen

    bergmen Member.

    Out of business according to their site.

  12. hestes

    hestes Member

  13. zdc1775

    zdc1775 Well-Known Member

  14. hAkron

    hAkron Well-Known Member

  15. Alicia

    Alicia Active Member

    I can totally sympathize - I started carrying daily in March when I received my permit. I prefer dresses and skirts but do wear pants/shorts. I was planning on getting a chickholster, but like you found they are out of business. I've considered a belly band but worry it will be to hot for me to put up with (I live in FL)

    Most of the time I use a flashbang holster. Works great with a skirt - trickier with a dress. If I'm wearing a dress that's around knee length I still use the flashbang, I've practiced with it and can reach up and get it in a shorter to mid length dress without exposing anything. For now I've stopped wearing a long dress unless I'm going somewhere I'm not legally allowed to carry anyway - like the kids' school. It's been frustrating though not to wear my long dresses.The flash bang did take me several days and google searches to get it to fit just right and I was very frustrated until then. For me it's amazingly comfortable which really surprised me (I'm not well endowed but it's hidden very well). My biggest gripe is its hot and sweaty - I'm going to line the back with moleskin or something.

    If I'm wearing a skirt with a belt (or when I wear pants/shorts) I use a Crossbreed mini tuck.

    I came across a blog today (Packing Pretty) by a woman who tried and liked UnderTech Compression shorts to wear under a dress. I thought it brilliant and plan to order one. Basically you're wearing gym shorts under your dress so when you hike it up to get your weapon your business is covered. http://masterofconcealment.com/pgro...=index&category_id=104&_Concealment+Clothing/

    Love reading through the responses - I'm always looking for ideas!!!

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