How do petite women cc?

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    How do petite women cc?

    I am a petite woman about 5'4" I wear figure flattering clothing. I need advice on how to cc without changing the way I dress. I don't want to carry in a purse or fanny pack. Does anyone have any advice on this?

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    something like this maybe?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pinklady View Post
    I need advice on how to cc without changing the way I dress.
    That may be a problem, most CC'ers dress around their gun. Check out this thread to see how other ladies carry. You don't have to wear baggy clothes or dress like a man, but a cover shirt will allow you to carry on your waist.
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    My wife is petite, and uses a belly band to carry her Ruger LCP and a spare mag. She does tend to wear looser fitting blouses.

    If you like to wear skin-tight clothing, you will find on-body carry difficult, I'm afraid.

    You can wear blouses that are tight on top, but looser around the waist - that would be a "babydoll" I believe?

    Best of luck - maybe the ladies here can chime in.
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    Smart Carry holster should work great with a skirt or dress. If wearing slacks it would work best with a pleated front.

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    Vest??...Ankle carry???...Smaller weapon for concealment???
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    You can still wear your form fitting clothes, but you'll need some sort of cover garments to help you conceal the gun. A button down shirt untucked works well. So does a cardigan, sweater vest, or light weight jacket.

    As mentioned above the bellyband, smart carry, or anything other holster that allows you to carry the gun down low will help you.

    If you plan to stay in the cover garment all day Outside the Waistband carry might be more comfortable for you. It also does away with the waistline pants bulge.

    Appendix carry, cross draw, behind the hip or small of back should all work with your petite frame.

    Best of luck to you.
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    My daughter is the mother of three and quite shapely. Like the OP she wants to carry concealed but does not want to give up wearing stylish clothes in the process. Emphasis on "stylish" which does not necessarily mean tight. Her solution has been the Smartcarry. It has provided an excellent, stable, CCW platform and allows my daughter to pretty much wear the clothes of her choice.
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    Oh, there are tons of ways to carry on body even as a slim lady!
    I am 5'8" 115 lb. I have a few methods of carry. My top two being IWB at 2:45 and smartcarry.
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    Look at the cornered cat link and the pics of ppl dressing around their gun thread. Both have some great input and you can see how other gals do it!
    Sorry I dont have any pics of me carrying with my IWB. I gotta get some of those.
    My main recommendations: Get a thin (single stack) gun with a short grip.
    wearing two layers helps a ton. Lima's pic on the 2nd page of that thread is a great example of how to dress sexy with a gun. I tight shirt underneath with a loose shirt over it is the way to go.
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    Looks like this hides pretty well. she is pretty skinny, not sure if you call that petite or not.
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    Slender woman, she has lots of videos and good advice.

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    I am going through the same thing with my wife. She has her license and desire to carry, but is a very petite female and has trouble with a lot of handguns. She has issues racking slides and limp wristing with autos, and tuff trigger pulls on revolvers. Not only am I stuck trying to find the perfect weapon for her to operate, it has to be very concealable as well. Here in Texas, a cover garment is only feasible a very short time of the year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcain007 View Post
    I am going through the same thing with my wife. She has her license and desire to carry, but is a very petite female and has trouble with a lot of handguns. She has issues racking slides and limp wristing with autos, and tuff trigger pulls on revolvers. Not only am I stuck trying to find the perfect weapon for her to operate, it has to be very concealable as well. Here in Texas, a cover garment is only feasible a very short time of the year.
    Revolver with exposed hammer so she can shoot SA. A modern revolver will not fire even if the hammer is cocked without pulling the trigger. You can drop it, wack the triger with a stick and the hammer will drop but it will not fire.

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