Lady Carry Options

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    Lady Carry Options

    I'm sure this has been covered here, but I am going to ask anyway since I am new here.

    My wife has a S&W .38 aerolite with her, but she keeps it in a fanny pak in the mapholder compartment in the car door because of our daughter. Not the best place for protection or keeping the little one from it either.

    I work shift work and I am not at home alot of times when she and my daughter are coming home to an empty house with a walk-out basement. We live in a rural area also...

    My concern is someone hiding in the basement or closets downstairs and her gun is in the car. I have told her about this, trust me.

    I have other guns around the house, but they are semi-autos and she didn't train to use those in the NRA class we took. She used a revolver.

    What are the options for her to carry this weapon on or with her comfortably? Would like to hear from some of the ladies or wives of members here if they are carrying as well...

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    For Christmas I got my wife one of these.

    Cabela's -- Triple K Pistol Purse

    I don't like her carrying in her purse, but it is better than her leaving it in the safe. I am going to have to work some more with her on this as I am begining to think that we both are going to go through TX CHL Instructor Class this summer. She is going to have to move to on body carry in my book if she is going to be instructing other folks about the need for getting a CHL.

    Good luck with your wife.
    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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    My wife carries her LCP in a belly band. She tried a revolver, but it was too big and thick around the cylinder for her. She preferred the thinner LCP.

    The fanny pack would be fine - as long as she wore it! My wife refuses to wear one. Not fashionable enough, I guess.
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    Women's concealment holsters

    Check out the bra holster. It also gives a little lift for some vavoom along with the kaboom.

    This holster is the only way I could comfortably wear my 649 Bodyguard. I can wear my LCP inside the waistband, but this is it for the revolver.

    Much depends on clothing styles. I like slim fitting things, not too much overblousing. Vests are a good option.

    Someone said in another thread that you have to make concessions on your clothing choices when carrying. It's the new normal. That is good advice.

    How about cargo pants?

    The other problem with revolvers is that speed loaders take so much width and strips are, well, strips. I am really moving to the pistol due to the ease of carry and magazine volume.

    Hope this helps.

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    It also gives a little lift for some vavoom along with the kaboom
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    I bought my wife a Kel Tec P3AT and installed the belt clip. She carries it everywhere now. If she doesnt slip it in her pants it is small enough to slide into her "small" purse. The PT11 was just too big for her to carry around.

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    I'll have to show my wife that bra holster. Not sure it would work, since she often has our infant daughter laying on her chest - but worth a look.

    The belt clips make me nervous, especially with children crawling over you. I prefer something that covers the trigger.

    Interesting thread - holstering issues for the ladies are a whole different topic!
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    Well I showed my wife the bra holster, and both her and the other gal in the office didnt' think too much about it. Maybe the OP or some of the other gals on here will be more receptive to the idea. Like guys, it is probably going to boil down to personal preference.
    Just remember that shot placement is much more important with what you carry than how big a bang you get with each trigger pull.
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    Does she have a permit? Does she want to open carry? What position does she wants to carry?

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    I've been watching this thread because I'm always interested in seeing how lady's are carrying. I try to get my wife involved in daily carry but I just can't find easy comfortable ways for her to carry.

    Looking forward to more info:)

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    With me it varies as to the situation and what I have to wear. Sometimes a fanny pack is the best, other times I like a pocket holster with the LCP, an inside the waistband Uncle Mikes (I know, it should be a better holster) with the S & W snubbie..
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    Ask your wife to take a gander at this site. Cornered Cat She'll get some good advice there.
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    One thing I've learned is to start small, then creep up to a larger gun.

    Another consideration for women is the whole "pants on the ground" thing for using the restroom. Men have fewer POTG calls during the day if you get my drift, but women's holsters must make this happen easily and safely without a big clunk on the tile floor. Not an insignificant issue.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammo girl View Post
    One thing I've learned is to start small, then creep up to a larger gun.

    Another consideration for women is the whole "pants on the ground" thing for using the restroom. Men have fewer POTG calls during the day if you get my drift, but women's holsters must make this happen easily and safely without a big clunk on the tile floor. Not an insignificant issue.
    If you've ever been in a mens restroom you know that when men are required to sit, we too must not let our pants, not to mention our guns ever touch the floor.
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