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Okay, so how do women usually carry?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by iiibdsiil, Aug 24, 2008.

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  1. iiibdsiil

    iiibdsiil Member

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    I was just thinking that while I carry IWB at 4:30, that won't work for most women (tight butt grabber jeans, skirts, etc). That also leaves pocket carry out.

    I'm assuming it typically goes into the 20 lb purse with everything else they own? :p
     
  2. pax

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    IWB between 3 and 5.
     
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    Most of my women customers are appendix or 3 o'clock carry. My wife likes 3 o'clock. But depends on your body type.
     
  5. the naked prophet

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    My wife designed a holster for herself which has become popular with other women as well. Like pax, Megan wears it in the appendix position. She calls it the Megan Magnum.
     
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    You have a web site now? How 'bout that...May have a job for you after income tax returns...
     
  7. SWDoc

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    I have heard of using a crossdraw holster (specifically Greg's crossdraw from comp-tac) in a right side appendix position. Supposedly the angle is good and it is comfortable. My wife has not tried it. This is hearsay.

    Steve
     
  8. herohog

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    My wife has a carry purse, carry vest and used the glovebox in the car,
     
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    Not to hijack the thread, by my wife is 6' tall and about 130 lb. She's built like a model, and dresses like a typical 25 year old. She and my teen age daughter share clothes.

    She wants to get her CHL and start carrying, but it looks like there is just no way without a complete thrashing of her wardrobe.

    Any suggestions?

    Any holster carried on the belt line is going to print like mad. There's no such thing as jeans with in her closet that have enough room for an IWB holster. She won't even carry her cell phone inside her pocket because it's not comfortable and the pockets in these girl jeans are just not nearly that big. Plus, she doesn't wear jeans all the time anyway.

    I am thinking a P3AT or Ruger LCP in an angle rig is the only possible answer, or perhaps upgrade the same gun to pocket carry or a belly band when clothing allows.
     
  10. SWDoc

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    Pax,

    Excellent links. Forwarded to my Mom (in her 70's signed up for a defensive pistol class in Oct) and wife.

    Thanks,

    Steve
     
  11. the naked prophet

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    mr. 72, sometimes people have to make a choice between their wardrobe and their safety. If dressing like a model is more important...

    Seriously, there is no way to conceal a gun on the body with the skin-tight clothing that is popular. Maybe try a gun purse (generally considered to be ugly, and likely to be snatched/left behind/accessed by children at the worst moment) or move to a state with open carry.

    Good luck.
     
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    Sometimes my 1911 goes in the dedicated holster pocket of the 20 lb. Maxpedition Versipack with everything else I own.

    Suarez training and female anatomy has convinced me that appendix carry is the way to go. I use a Wilson Featherweight because I can adjust the cant by leaving the Chicago screw a little loose and tightening it when the holster settles comfortably. I also have good results with a SmartCarry.
    I like that! I'm going to have to order one!
     
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    My wife doesn't carry anymore, due to a brain injury that makes it difficult for her to walk, and may impare her judgement. We've had to have a long, and somewhat painful talk about this as she has improved and has asked about carrying again. We're at the "not yet honey" stage.

    BUT. When she did carry, she either used a standard OWB holster for her Glock 19 at 330 or so. When she couldn't do that, she used a dedicated carry purse with it's own compartment for her G-19.
     
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    I don't have my permit back yet, but it seems that appendix or 4:00 IWB would work best. I think I could probably also carry SOB. I don't usually carry a purse anyways, and wouldn't go that route unless there was no other option. It'll be easier when I move somewhere a little cooler weather-wise.
     
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    Here are the vests I have. I had my wife model them as she's easier on the eyes...

    My CCW Vests

    I tried to give a good idea of what they look like and how they wear with pistols in them as we wear them.
     
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