Holster options for a lady
The title is somewhat vague, so let me get specific:
I'm looking for advice on carry options for a lady who will not wear a belt. I know that leaves pretty much pocket carry or purse carry. I don't consider pocket carry to be an option, but any of you gents who have a wife who carries, or any ladies on the forum... any ideas or advice you can give?
The basic issue is that my wife is not going to change the way she dresses. She isn't going to put on a belt every day. Her dress varies from super-casual sweats, to jeans, to skirts/blouses, etc. Belts are something she wears to "dress up".
Purse carry bothers me a bit, simply because of bad habits of being somewhat absent minded about where the purse is left.. The other thing I don't like about purse-carry is that the gun is not on the person as much as it should be (imho) for a decent carry option. Purses also don't go hiking in the woods.
I understand I could have a few carry combinations, but I want to make sure up front that she would, indeed, carry it. Surely I can't be the first guy to be going through this thought process.
I don't have a belt, and still carry iwb
I carry my xd9sc in a High Noon Hidden Ally. I did drop the clip on it to make it more comfortable so that it would not jab me in my ribs. I'm short waisted, so it was a problem. Once I did that, it's been great!
On some jeans that are loose, I can still wear my firearm, but I feel like I look fat, because the gun pulls down and away.
I just make sure my jeans fit well, and I'm good. No belt, no worries!