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Ok I am new to this. We just took our class waiting on our license to get here but until then I want to start getting ready. I have read and seen pics of men carrying but not a lot of information on women. Any of you men have spouses that carry?
As of right now I have Taurus PT111 9mm. It is a little bulky and kinda to heavy for me to consider as my EDC. I was wondering if any of you have any photos or ideas on the options that women use to carry IWB?
I am looking for options in holsters and guns and different carry types.
I typically wear shorts or jeans, and tshirts or sghetti straps. I am 5'7" and 165lbs. I am in San Antonio, so its hot as... well its hot!
Any ideas or inputs would be great! Thanks!
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oh yes, do some searching and you will find many threads.
Personally, I have a few methods of carry:
1) a 3" 1911 in a CTAC holster. This is my every day carry. I can wear a semi-loose fitting tshirt over it just fine, or I most often will wear a normal fitting tshirt with some light weight overshirt with it. I highly suggest the MTAC (half-leather version of the CTAC) as a IWB.
2) smart carry: my review here: http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...w-females.html
3) wilderness safepacker- Safepacker Concealed Carry Holster - Wilderness Tactical Products, LLC
i wouldnt do purse carry, but i think this is a great option. looks like a hip new purse style, and is connected to your body, so doesnt have the problems that off-body carry has such as a purse
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Here's some ideas:
Maybe you can get a Kahr in 9mm and carry it in a Milt Sparks Versa Max II or for OWB get a Kramer belt Scabbard holster.
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Those are other members pictures jester is using for demo. Like Retsupt, suggested look at Lady Fist, and some of the other top makers on the Mega Holsters Link here...
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Most of the upper end makers make a woman specific rig, but you can used "standard' rigs as well, with a little research. Try using an IWB with straps or clips fore and aft of the actual gun, to minimize bulges and provide stability. Or maybe a well fitting OWB that rides high tight to the body with high riding belt loops or fore and aft snaps. My wife is 5'10" and can conceal a Sig P228 with a Galco Summer Special, and a t-shirt, at the 130 position.
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My purse weapon is a Strum/Ruger 5 shot pistol, but my pocket pistol is a Ruger LCP, Raspberry and black. Valentine gift from hubby. He knows the way to THIS girl's heart. I am disabled so reaching quickly for a weapon in my waist is not as good as reaching in my pocket. I am sure you can find great ideas at the Cornered Cat for waist carry.
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The blond gal posts a whole bunch of pics on the second page that may give you some info.
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I wear my 380 keltec iwb every day. It's comfortable and it's small enough that I can wear a tee shirt or blouse easily. Now, for my traveling, I have a 9mm tucked in the drivers door pocket of my suv. When I am home the 9mm is beside my bed, the 380 is tucked still in holster under my mattress. And for more fire power, I have a 38 revolver in the drawer of my nightstand.
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