Carry options while pregnant

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    Carry options while pregnant

    He everyone! I've been lurking here for a few months but don't usually post, as you can tell from my profile.

    I get the feeling that most of the posters here are men and probably won't have advice for my predicament, but I also know there are some women on here who might be able to help.

    I am 13 weeks pregnant, and my jeans are starting to get a bit tight. Pretty soon I'm going to have to choose between PJs, sweatpants, and maternity pants (which have elastic bands and no belt loops). My preferred method of carry is IWB at the appendix position, but that may no longer be an option if I cannot wear a belt. I've thought about a belly band, but I would probably grow out of it in a matter of weeks. Off-body carry is not an option in my eyes. Are there any other options out there?

    I appreciate any advice you all may have for me!

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    Welcome to the Forum and CONGRATS on the anticipated arrival of your bambino.

    Have you considered Ankle carry..? What type of weapon do you have?
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by los View Post
    Welcome to the Forum and CONGRATS on the anticipated arrival of your bambino.

    Have you considered Ankle carry..? What type of weapon do you have?
    It appears that you're asking a pregnant woman to bend at the waist. That will offer a diminished return for sure.


    Anyway found this article...link below.

    Women & Guns :: View topic - Comfort Holster vs. Bra Holster vs. SmartCarry, etc.

    The rest of the search results here.

    http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q...rry%20pregnant
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    Copy that. Does that create a problem at 13 weeks?

    An ankle strapped weapon would be somewhat more accessible in a sitting position. Would it not?
    What we've got here is failure to communicate.

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    Limatunes might have some suggestions, given that she went through this last year.
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    You may be able to try a shoulder holster. Smartcarry? It would really all depend on how loose your tops will be. If you'll be wearing a loose flowing sweater/cardigan or something, you'll be ok.

    Depending on the waistband of the pants (holster makers shouldn't say this), you could use a strong clip holster along side your belly, without your "beach ball", I would imagine it would be about 2 o'clock, but the clock will be distorted by then.
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    shoulder holster?
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    Here is a little more reading for you.

    Shooting while pregnant

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    Prior discussion on DC about carrying while carrying: click.

    2006 article from Women & Guns magazine, about carrying while carrying: click.
    Your best weapon is your brain. Don't leave home without it.
    Thoughts: Justifiable self defense (A.O.J.).
    Explain: How does disarming victims reduce the number of victims?
    Reason over Force: The Gun is Civilization (Marko Kloos).
    NRA, GOA, OFF, ACLDN.

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    wow. this is a question for lima if i have ever heard one!
    check out her blog untill she arrives to post here...
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    The only option I can see is pocket carry of a small revolver or auto. When the ex was pregnant though, I remember a lot of her maternity pants didn't have pockets though.

    You may want to reconsider purse carry also. At least with that you're not going to be worried about your constantly changing clothes or trying to reach your firearm with your constantly changing body.

    This is definitely a question for Limatunes or Pax though.
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    Any of those options would work. There are plenty of ways to carry...keep you and that baby safe!
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    the most important this is that you DO carry!
    Don't stop carrying b/c you are pregnant even if it gets more annoying.
    If a 'normal' carry method isnt working for you, I suggest getting something like that safe packer, Something that is external, looks like a purse or camera bag, and you can wear around your belt.
    I'm not for 'off person carry' such as a purse, which you can set down, which can be grabbed from you, etc. Something that STAYS ON YOU, even if it is external is by far the best.
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    Wow, thanks for all the responses! I wasn't expecting to get this many in 12 hours. I will definitely check out those links, although some of them do sound familiar as I scoured the forums before posting my question.

    I do have a gun purse that I carry with me all the time, but I don't keep a gun in it. It's just my everyday purse that I can put my gun in when I absolutely need to. I also have a thunderwear holster which may come in handy, but the problem with that is that it makes me look like I have a penis .

    I carry a KT P32 with a factory clip and laser grips, and a Taurus 709 slim. As a last resort I could carry the p32 by the clip but I prefer not to as I would not be able to draw it quickly, and with adrenaline pumping it would be too easy to accidentally loop my finger around the trigger while in the process of drawing it. The last thing my baby needs is a mommy with a gaping hole in her femoral artery while the assailant runs away. I'm also thinking the Taurus is going to be too bulky for summer carry so it'll probably be my p32 with me most of the time. Hubby doesn't like that idea so he's trying to find me a LCP instead (which, ironically was my 1st carry gun, which we sold before I even got my permit because I didn't like shooting it).

    Oh, and I've also read up on shooting while preggers, and plan to abstain from the sport for the duration.

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