We live in the Denver area. My sister is handicapped, is working on her concealed carry license and will carry in a waist pack. The original plan was to carry a .38 Special Lavender Lady, which was factory modified to have no hammer spur, for her, but it turned out hard to shoot for her and she couldn't shoot it accurately. But we found a Coronado waist pack for that, which was very nice looking - dark brown leather, with the concealed compartment in the back and other compartments up front for her big wallet, sun glasses, etc.
The problem with it was that the concealed carry compartment was covered by a stiff leather flap, supposedly to conceal it ( makes no sense to us ) and it was very difficult to unzip in a hurry. ( poor design? ) We would have rather that they had no flap over the zipper and it be fast and easy to open.
Anyway, because of the problems with the Lavender Lady, we need to sell that now, and the ammo we bought for it.
Meanwhile, she tried my old Springfield XD-9 with standard 4" barrel, which is accurate and a pleasure to shoot, and it works very well for her, she just needs practice with it.
So now we'd like to find a slightly larger waist pack for that pistol, but similar. She loves the dark brown leather, but NOT the difficulty of opening the zipper on that Coronado we bought. The dark brown leather, worn by a handicapped woman, walking with a walker or cane, at least does not scream "concealed carry!" when people see it.
She also needs the additional compartments up front for her "stuff", like the Coronado has, BUT the concealed carry zipper compartment needs an easy and fast zipper.
But for the XD-9, the inside compartment dimension needs to be about 10" horizontally and 6-7" vertically to hold that pistol.
Does anyone know of a good waist pack that fits the bill for all this? ( Under $100 please. )