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Can Can Concealment holsters for women

This is a discussion on Can Can Concealment holsters for women within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I recently ordered (12/22) and received (12/30) two holsters from a relatively new company, Can Can Concealment. The company is run by two women who ...

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    Can Can Concealment holsters for women

    I recently ordered (12/22) and received (12/30) two holsters from a relatively new company, Can Can Concealment. The company is run by two women who make non-traditional holsters for women. They currently offer a bellyband-style holster (2 models, for smaller and larger guns), a thigh holster, and a corset holster ($80). They also offer extender pieces ($14/$15) for the 2 bellyband holsters and the thigh holster to accommodate wearing the holsters higher or lower on your torso/leg, if you gain weight, or if you are a larger size than they offer. They offer all of their holsters in several accent thread colors. The Classic hiphugger ($59) and garter ($49) holsters accommodate guns up to 6" length and 16 oz. weight. The Big Shebang ($65) (bellyband for larger guns) accommodates guns up to 8" length and 32 oz. weight.

    I ordered from this company because not only are their holsters very beautiful (it's nice to feel feminine while carrying), but very functional as well and I have been displeased with traditional holsters. The holsters are made from elastic with "pockets" sewn in to hold guns and mags, with a hook and eye closure. The bottom of the gun "pockets" are left open to accommodate different length guns, while the other pockets have the bottom sewn closed. The holsters are right and left handed friendly. The holsters are backed with silicone for non-slip grip.

    I ordered the bellyband holster for smaller guns (The Hiphugger), in pink. The Hiphugger accommodates 4 guns, and 3 knives/mags/etc. The appendix positions on the Hiphugger have magnets sewn in for extra retention. The Hiphugger "flares out" at the bottom to match a woman's curve of the hip/butt.

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    I also ordered the thigh/garter holster (for wear under skirts/dresses), in black. The garter holster accommodates 2 guns, and both pockets feature magnets for extra retention. The website states it will accommodate 1 mag, but there are two pockets, on each side of the closure, that are large enough to hold a mag (or even an iPhone), but they apparently don't consider those pockets. The garter tapers in at the bottom to match the narrowing of a thigh. That feature is great, addressing an issue I had with my Remora 3-in-1 thigh holster.

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    When I received my order, the hiphugger was "damaged." It appeared to me that when the hook and eye closure was sewn on, the bobbin thread (under-stitching) ran out for part of the row, so some of the "eyes" were coming loose. It's an easy thing to miss. I called the company and spoke to one of owners, Alison, who apologized for the inconvenience, explaining that they recently hired new seamstresses for the holiday season and that she would address the issue with them. She sent me a new holster in the mail immediately with faster shipping than they offer standard, and threw in a freebie as well. They're now offering a laundry bag to wash your holsters in, and I was the first to receive one, for free. (They also threw in a free measuring tape in my original order). I sent the original holster back and she reimbursed me for the return shipping. Otherwise, the holsters are very well made and neatly sewn.

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    I've only worn the hiphugger for a few hours, and only tried on the garter briefly, but I'm really pleased for now. The hiphugger conceals extremely well. The elastic isn't visible through yoga pants, which are skin-tight. It also holds the gun closer to my body than my other holsters. Even though it's made of elastic, it isn't uncomfortable on your stomach (and I'm sensitive about pressure on my abdomen). The garter is great. I previously used a 3-in-1 remora for thigh carry, but it was too bulky and felt insecure. This is a much better solution, and can hold an extra mag.

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    All in all, I'm very pleased with my purchases and recommend other women to try them if they're dissatisfied with more traditional holster options. Or I guess men who want to feel pretty while carrying. You can purchase these holsters at cancanconcealment.com. You can also find them on Facebook, where they sometimes offer coupons (I got 25% off!) and giveaways. I'll try to remember to update with how long they last, since elastic will eventually wear out. Sorry this review is a little long. Sometimes it's just tough for women to find holster solutions that work and I want this to be as helpful as possible for other women. Thanks for reading! :)
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    Great info! Will be showing my wife so she can have one ready once we get the class done for her.
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    Awesome Thanks sending my wife to them now she has been struggling for a comfy holster
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    As a long time gun guy it's very cool to see start-ups coming along for the ladies interested in the lifestyle. They did a good job of making their offerings feminine and attractive to the fairer sex.

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    Super! Me like too. About time someone stepped up to fill this need. There is simply nothing in the market save a couple.

    My daughter uses a Flash-Bang rig, she's much faster and more accurate than me!
    Has two models, one for her LCP .380 ACP and another for her LCR in .357 Magnum. She's REALLY good with both.
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    It looks like those will work for you...
    Search out Fist holsters...they have a very nice line just for the ladies.
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    > reimbursed me for the return shipping.

    Good customer service isn't what happens when things go well, it's what happens when a problem gets resolved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TRX View Post
    > reimbursed me for the return shipping.

    Good customer service isn't what happens when things go well, it's what happens when a problem gets resolved.
    Why won't companies learn? This is a perfect example of what can come of good customer service, and going the "extra mile" resolving a complaint. By taking care of this one customer, they have garnered more goodwill than they could have bought with advertising dollars.
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    Good write-up, Jenatron.

    Any problems with the draw?

    Does the front site-up get hung up on the elastic?
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    Quote Originally Posted by molleur View Post
    Super! Me like too. About time someone stepped up to fill this need. There is simply nothing in the market save a couple.

    My daughter uses a Flash-Bang rig, she's much faster and more accurate than me!
    Has two models, one for her LCP .380 ACP and another for her LCR in .357 Magnum. She's REALLY good with both.
    Yeah the flashbang is good too. I don't use it frequently, but for several shirts that I own it's the only way I can carry on-body, so it's definitely earned it's spot in my holster rotation.
    Also, we're from the same neck o' the woods!

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    Good write-up, Jenatron.

    Any problems with the draw?

    Does the front site-up get hung up on the elastic?
    Thanks! The draw is fine. It's a little different than traditional holsters, especially since it's so snug to your body, but it's totally natural after a couple of tries. No snagging whatsoever, and the Sig (p238) has good sized sights for a micro pistol.
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    H M O G. Pistols are not cell phones, to be slipped into "whatever".
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    Quote Originally Posted by rednichols View Post
    H M O G. Pistols are not cell phones, to be slipped into "whatever".
    No where did I indicate that I put my gun "wherever," or regard it as lightly as a cellphone. Your attitude is impolite and uncalled for. I wrote a thorough review on a holster to help other women. If you don't like the holster, that's fine. But you could be plenty more polite about it.
    This is not the first "holster" of it's kind: bellyband, holster shorts/shirts, etc. are all based on the same premise. And those products, like this one, are all perfectly safe. The elastic is too thick to pull the trigger through, and holds the gun tightly enough that it won't fall out. If it's safe, what bothers you so much? I'd genuinely like to know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jenatron View Post
    No where did I indicate that I put my gun "wherever," or regard it as lightly as a cellphone. Your attitude is impolite and uncalled for. I wrote a thorough review on a holster to help other women. If you don't like the holster, that's fine. But you could be plenty more polite about it.
    This is not the first "holster" of it's kind: bellyband, holster shorts/shirts, etc. are all based on the same premise. And those products, like this one, are all perfectly safe. The elastic is too thick to pull the trigger through, and holds the gun tightly enough that it won't fall out. If it's safe, what bothers you so much? I'd genuinely like to know.
    Not YOUR wherever :-), the band itself is a 'wherever'. There is no politeness called for when safety with a loaded pistol - condition one no less - is involved. Belly bands are old-school, suitable only for the long-gone days of hammerless Centennial double-action revolvers. Your SAYING it's "perfectly safe" doesn't make it "perfectly safe"; you're guessing. I'm not guessing. That game has changed, single-action cocked and locked can't be treated like an old M&P police revolver. And we don't ignore what we've learned for the sake of not hurting anyone's feelings.

    A bit of pink ribbon doesn't transcend a holster's essential character as a personal weapons carrier; a weapon that can go "kablooey" at the wrong time - or eject a magazine, or jack a slide, or snag a trigger, or flick off a safety, or catch on a rear sight, or catch on a front sight, or interfere with a full grasp and cause a fumble, or -- this is not a business for amateurs with no more than a sewing machine and a fashion sense.

    I'd be especially concerned about holstering. Imagine drawing and firing; police are about to attend the scene and you don't want to be the only person seen waving a pistol around. You're nervous, you're shaking -- can you holster AT ALL with the band both collapsed, and behind your back? Or does the pistol have to go into your waistband at the front? If so, that's a fail.
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    as long as the holster does what it is suppose to everything is good.
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    Thanks, Jen. I am still searching for the right thigh holster for on body concealment wearing a dress. Much better than purse carry for me. This might be a good choice. I would probably attach it to a garter if they even make them anymore!
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