Wife needs carry ideas

Wife needs carry ideas

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    Wife needs carry ideas

    My wife is hesitant about carrying. She's legal but just hasn't done it. She was thinking about a purse but that requires constant attention. I am hoping some women out there can give a few suggestions. She is about 5'4" and I won't give her weight but say she is curvy. Any pics would be good also because she doesn't understand all the terminology. Oh, she has a brand new beautiful j-frame. Thanks..


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    Here is website for specifically for woman that want to tote. It has some exellent info in it.

    Put her on it.

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    Superheat, a few details about her "normal" attire would help. My wife uses a Sam Andrews Monarch shoulder rig for her Glock 26. She loves this because she usually has a cover blouse, a jacket or a coat on. She never wears belts. Due to these considerations, the shoulder rig works well. A well-endowed woman might find a shoulder rig a bit "intrusive" in the wrong areas though.

    Does your wife wear belts? Jeans? Business formal" Business casual? Each of these might have an impact on her choices.

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    Limatunes, of this renowned forum, has a million great points about lady carry options too - do a search for her posts. She is currently distracted by a brand new baby though, so she'll be otherwise involved. Here is a Limatunes link:

    http://web.mac.com/mj_lauer/iWeb/Ran...20Options.html

    I'll find some more links for you too.

    Here's one, with a great post by Pax, the owner of Cornered Cat:

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...-holsters.html

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    My wife, like many, is not interested in a holster. She did find a 'thin' leather pouch...like a fanny pack, but not really a fanny pack. it hold her ID, and KT .32 (better than nothing). Under an untucked shirt it cannot be seen. I discouraged her from putting it in a purse.
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    I'm also a 5'4" woman and carry IWB. I don't have any pics but I will say I prefer holsters with an adjustable ride height and cant because I also have an hourglass figure. Hope that helps!

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    Quote Originally Posted by artemis28 View Post
    I'm also a 5'4" woman and carry IWB. I don't have any pics but I will say I prefer holsters with an adjustable ride height and cant because I also have an hourglass figure. Hope that helps!
    sure does help, thanks what holster do you use? Which way do you cant? Butt forward?

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    Currently using an M-Tac while deciding on a custom holster. I carry in a crossdraw position with the butt close to flush with my beltline. Sounds odd but it works for me. That's the biggest reason I like adjustable holsters. You can play with them until you find that "sweet spot".

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    I would definately not consider the purse as a carry option. Too many things to go wrong. IWB would be easy to conceal w/ a j frame. Either appendix or behind strong side hip.
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    From my women customer perspective, many carry appendix style with smaller guns like J-frames, kel-tecs and Kahrs just in front of the hip 1 to 2 o'clock.
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    several women i know carry cross draw style.
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    Kramer is one of my favorite holstermakers. They will last a lifetime. He makes a couple specifically for women...

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    THANK YOU ALL FOR THE TIME YOU SPENT HELPING. I feel I need to nudge her along. It will be her decision to carry to carry or not. She picked out the gun. I just think that I need to give her a holster. This may let her try it. I feel the whole selection process is overwhelming to her and she will just pull back and do nothing (thats ok). I think even if you don't want to carry every day, what if the day comes and you feel you have to. It sure would be nice to already have a base to start from. WHAT WOULD YOU RECOMMEND for a first holster, specific model and make. I think cross draw or strong side probably iwb. Oh, she has a J-frame.

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    Try Dave at Little Bear Custom Holsters - Welcome to Little Bear Custom Holsters. My name is Dave Galloway and I hope I can build you the holster you want. I understand what it is like to want a really nice holster but the need outweighs wait time. I hope I can
    He's a great guy to talk to about designing exactly what you want. (As a bonus he also has the best color selection I've come across. Something that might help pique her interest.)
    I just placed an order with him for a crossdraw holster, so if he didn't already have a design for one he does now.

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