Helping wife CC in summer

Helping wife CC in summer

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    Helping wife CC in summer

    My wife and I have two young kids (toddlers), and my wife is a full-time, stay-at-home mom. In theory, she wants to conceal a firearm day-to-day (has permit), but in practice it seems easier said than done.

    Her main concern is that she'll be discovered, most of all by one of the other moms in her frequent play groups. We also have very highly energetic kids that keep her twisting, bending, scrambling, dodging, ducking....they're little rascals for sure :)

    Any tips from anyone who's ever been, or wife/SO has been, in a similar situation.

    The wife's friends are not necessarily anti..I don't think the topic really comes up...but, she doesn't believe they would be indifferent and just doesn't want to deal with potential confrontation with people she relies on for sanity (when the kids are bouncing off the walls).

    She's read Cornered Cat, and loves it, and also has watched some of Lima Tunes' youtube videos.


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    That sounds like a case to be made for a belly band or smart carry. It is a bit more involved to draw from but alot less likely to be jostled loose or exposed unexpectedly.
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    I’d pocket carry a mouse gun P3AT 380.
    I do all the time in a nemesis holster, in the front pocket of cargo pocket shorts.

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    Smartcarry or pocketcarry seem like te best ideas, but she may also think about keeping it in a diaper bag or purse while she's on playdates. Not as handy, but less likely she'll be discovered. When we're out with my 18 month old, there's a lot of time I'll put mine in his diaper backpack because it comes with us wherever we go.
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    I would be extremely careful about carrying off body (purse, diaper bag, etc.) since leaving a gun unattended because you are distracted with one kid or the other may lead to a potentially dangerous situation.
    My wife is in the same situation (not so convinced about everyday carry yet) and I am looking at smartcarry or ankle holster for her SP101 .357 mag.

    Quote Originally Posted by CRags99 View Post
    Smartcarry or pocketcarry seem like te best ideas, but she may also think about keeping it in a diaper bag or purse while she's on playdates. Not as handy, but less likely she'll be discovered. When we're out with my 18 month old, there's a lot of time I'll put mine in his diaper backpack because it comes with us wherever we go.
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    I vote pocket carry, unless she likes tighter jeans.
    I know not what this "overkill" means.

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    KelTec P-3AT in this...


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    Quote Originally Posted by glock45 View Post
    I would be extremely careful about carrying off body (purse, diaper bag, etc.)
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    I would go with a pocket holster.

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    I would second the Kel-Tec P3AT in a pocket holster. My K-T is an ideal gun for those time when concealment is critical, (church, weddings, etc.) No, it isn't an ideal defense weapon...but it's much better than not carrying at all.

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    Have her check out this site. It might give her some good ideas.

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    Most womens pants are much too tight to pocket carry. I'd suggest a smallish gun in a purse, or possibly a very small flat gun IWB with an undershirt tucked over it. Cornered Cat is a good resource.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlackJack View Post
    Have her check out this site. It might give her some good ideas.

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    allot of good info... thanks for the link

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    Quote Originally Posted by TerriLi View Post
    I vote pocket carry, unless she likes tighter jeans.
    She has an LCP, which is of course totally pocketable. I'l see what she thinks of this mode, but she does wear more of the designer tighter jeans in general; not really any baggy pairs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LeCalsey View Post
    That sounds like a case to be made for a belly band or smart carry. It is a bit more involved to draw from but alot less likely to be jostled loose or exposed unexpectedly.
    I'll have her check these out....the belly band is one option I don't think she's thought of. She thought the smart carry was funny, but that doesn't mean it wouldn't work :)

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