Hello from Ohio ~ New CCW gal looking for some advice

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paladin3840 View Post
    Small hands call for both a short trigger reach and a small grip. If semi-auto's are your thing look at/handle a Sig P238. For revolvers the J-frame Smiths have small grips but trigger reach may still be an issue - handle one and see if it fits without squirming your hand toward the trigger.

    Being short waisted causes most holsters to ride too high placing the grip too close to the armpit to allow drawing. Curvy figures usually tilt holsters toward the ribs causing the grip too dig in uncomfortably. Kramer Gun Holsters | Handgun Holsters |Custom Gun Holster Leather
    has a Womans Belt Scabbard designed to solve both problems.

    FIST holsters FIST, Inc. has a Lady Fist line.

    My petite wife's solution is a Ken Null Gibralter K.L. Null Holsters Home Page made straight draw and worn cross draw at 9:00. It blends the gun butt with the bustline and the gun frame is under her arm. She wears a camisole under an unbuttoned shirt or blouse as a summer casual outfit. You can call Ken and discuss your requirements - he is a real nice guy with a long history of custom built holsters to meet unique needs.

    Beltless slacks or skirts present a different issue. the FIST #1 Inside Waisteband worn cross draw in front of the hip or in the appendix position is a solution for some. The garment waist must be an inch or two oversize to accommodate the gun. Some belt clips are unsecure, but. the FIST clip has a hook to keep the holster from coming out with the gun when drawn.
    lol are you sure you used the right word? A camisole is an undershirt. It is worn over a bra so the bra doesn't show through a shirt or worn in place of a bra.
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    There's also a thread on this forum for women:

    The Official Female Carry Reference Thread

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    Welcome!

    The Beretta Nano looks to be a hair smaller but probably not enough to make a difference. I like mine for summer but will go back to my G27 once the temps start dropping. Have you thought about a 380?

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    Welcome to the forum. I am an "older" woman with small hands and arthritis. It limits me to a small carry gun. After trying a couple of different ones (S&W 38 spl snubby, and S&W 22 magnum snubby) I decided on the 22 mag. It is easy to carry and fire, and is easy on the hands. The magnum has a little more fire power than a regular 22LR. There is also another web site that you might want to check out. The Well Armed Woman. They have lots of good information on just about everything you need to know.

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    Generically speaking...

    [QUOTE=minimalbrat;2374179]lol are you sure you used the right word? A camisole is an undershirt.

    Yep, a camisole is indeed a ladies undershirt. They are available in different materials, colors, cuts, lengths, plain or lacy. A T-shirt can even serve that function.

    And yours are ???

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    [QUOTE=Paladin3840;2374247]
    Quote Originally Posted by minimalbrat View Post
    lol are you sure you used the right word? A camisole is an undershirt.

    Yep, a camisole is indeed a ladies undershirt. They are available in different materials, colors, cuts, lengths, plain or lacy. A T-shirt can even serve that function.

    And yours are ???
    lol I was being funny. I yelled to the hubby and asked if I could wear my camisole outside. He yelled back PUT SOME DARN CLOTHES ON.
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    Welcome from Wisconsin!

    I can't add any more than the info you've received other than to reiterate that trying out as many different handguns that you can & experiment with concealment. There has to be a happy medium between concealment & ease of access to your gun. You might have to have a drawer full of holster to go with the particular wardrobe that your wearing that day & maybe even several guns to go with that. I've got it easy myself as I tend to wear the same type of clothes daily - cargo pants & untucked T shirts. I can't carry my gun to church because it's attached to our school & in this state that's a felony unfortumnately. When winter comes along (too soon in Wisconsin, probably the same in Ohio) I'l have more options but from everything I've heard & from my own experience everything can be concealed. Being in an open carry state it's no big deal if the gun/holster prints or peeks out of my clothing.

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    My wife is 119 lbs soaking wet and she carries a 5 shot S&w in a holster from smartcarry.com, I am a little BIGGER and carry a beretta nano 9mm in a in the same type holster, you can not even see it, on either of us, works for us, maybe not everyone. Just sayin.........

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    Welcome aboard from another Buckeye.

    The 709's a decent enough gun. The good thing about 9mm is ammo is cheap. Practice, practice, practice. Try out some other guns in the meantime.

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    Welcome to the forum from a brother EMT. Sorry I cant help on your questions, Im still fairly new to carrying.

    I have realy small hands but I am partial to the large backstrap on my Gen4 Glock. Its all quite personal (preference/comfort) in the big picture.
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