This mom is looking for some holster options.
Gosh I've missed you guys!
I've been so wrapped up in being a new mommy I've hardly had time to blink, much less play on the forums.
Things are getting a little better adjusted with the family and I'm happy to have a little more down time to get back to my love of guns, ammo, holsters and everything else carry related.
Here is my dilemma.
Since becoming a Mom I've not had to carry very much as I have been pretty strictly a stay-at-home-mom.
The few times I do go out I can manage with my regular setups, but if I'm going to be out for an extended period of time or if I'm going to wear my baby I find that I have pretty major conflicts with my carry method and the means of keeping my baby near.
I like keeping my baby on my body as much as I like keeping my gun on my body for two reasons; one, it leaves my hands free to respond to ANYTHING and two, I don't have to worry about someone snatching him or having to mess with trying to fumble with him should I need to evacuate an area quickly.
But there are not many carry-friendly baby carriers out there.
If I carry the little guy in this carrier (which ties around my waist), the ties of the carrier go right over top of the gun.
There is absolutely NO WAY I could draw my firearm without first untying the carrier and effectively dumping my kid on the floor.
I am actually packing in this picture and simultaneously thinking, "I sure hope I don't need my gun because there is no way I'm getting to it in time."
If I carry in something like this (yawning baby)....
I can more easily access the firearm but cannot access reloads or my ka-bar (which, yes, I am carrying as well in this picture).
I was thinking of smart carry but that would be even harder to get at under the baby.
I thought of shoulder holster again, but not sure how that would work for concealment.
Maybe some holster makers can get inspired by my plight and think of a new carry method for moms..
I'm looking for any and all ideas. I'm pretty desperate to get back to being 100% comfortable and confident with my carry system.. this time I'm just adding a baby.