What's the best way to carry iwb?
[QUOTE=lyz_grace;2440423]I don't think I know of any women who can carry in front of their hip or front pocket. Guys pockets are so deep that when they sit, the gun is actually resting on their thigh... when your pocket's only 3 inches deep, you get a gun in your belly! Extremely uncomfortable.
As far as carrying in the back, there's a bit of a debate as to whether carrying in the small of your back is good for you. If you fall straight back for any reason you may be setting yourself up for a spine injury. When I say "back," I mean I carry at about 4:00, so behind my right hip. And if you're right handed, the grips of the gun should be toward your spine, with the barrel pointing forward toward your hip.
I thought that was backward and awkward at first, but think about the way you draw. If the gun were facing the other direction, you would grab it with your thumb pointed behind you and the back of your hand along your body. That seems like the more natural way to reach, but when you get the gun out and go to point it forward, you would have to "flag" yourself (have your own body in the line of fire) for the whole draw. With the barrel already pointing toward your right arm, the reach is a little more awkward (thumb between your body and the gun), but it's much safer.
Sorry if you understood that already and all the holsters you looked at really were left handed :embarassed:
I have not tried the compression shorts, but am looking at making myself a bellyband once I have access to my sewing machine again. As far as bra holsters go, attaching anything to my bra is absolutely not an option for me. There are women out there that like the FlashBang, but the gun is literally supposed to sit IN your cup and quite frankly I don't see how it would work unless your bra is already too big. My band would have to be at least two inches looser and 1)I need the support, and 2)even if I didn't, I wouldn't be buying a new set of bras that I could only wear with my holster :rolleyes: I did try a Kangaroo Carry holster and, while it wouldn't work for me and my wardrobe, I know people like it and it wasn't uncomfortable, just bad placement for me. If you're looking at upper-body carry, I would give that one a try - if you don't like it you can send it back for a refund without questions, Austin Davis was extremely helpful and friendly.
Hope at least some of this was helpful - keep us updated with what you decide![/QUO
I just received a Smith & Wesson Ladysmith 642 for Christmas and new to cc. I am only 5' and about 160 lbs., with a very short back. I have been looking around for a good iwb holster. Would wearing a left-handed iwb holster on the right side small of the back make pulling easier because it would pivot the grips toward my hip and the barrel toward the spine? Please advise.
an intimate Flashbang question:
I'm new to carrying and don't have the option of wearing anything attached to my pants since I wear scrubs every day. I have a Walther PPS and started carrying it in a bellyband. It conceals just fine but sometimes feels like it's suffocating me. So i ordered a Flashbang and it came today. Here's the question - do any of you who use the Flashbang have breast implants? I'm very small but have pretty big silicone ones (32DDD) so the fit of my gun is both good and bad: The big boobs help conceal the gun, but since they're not natural they're not as soft and squishy, so i feel like they sit on top of the holster in the bra more than form around it. Does that make sense? Or do natural breasts sit on top too?
I'm also wondering about the strain on the middle strap of my bra - the PPS is not the tiniest carry gun around so it's kinda heavy. Have you had much wear or stretch on your bras? I don't really want to wear out my bras because it's an odd size and those suckers are spendy.
Thanks in advance for help with a semi-awkward situation :)