Beretta in a Concealed Carry Purse?

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    Beretta in a Concealed Carry Purse?

    Gracie at www.packingpretty.com has some advice on carrying a larger gun on body.

    I carry an XDsc right behind my hip. For my frame, that's that what works for me. There are days I get frustrated trying to conceal it (we had a rare date night Sat and none of my long sleeve dresses could conceal it, I finally ended up going with a denim skirt which was more casual than I planned, but what's a girl to do - I wasn't leaving home without it) However, most of the time I can conceal it quite well with little effort. A couple great cover tops on clearance are priceless, especially in neutral colors to have more to pair them with.

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    I agree that behind the hip (between the back and side belt loop on jeans) is totally doable for a pretty good size gun. My hubby's got a Beretta PX4 Storm full size (big and fat--gun, not hubby, lol), and I can conceal it with a regular pancake holster, if I'm wearing a sweater or sweatshirt. I'm sure with an inside the waistband holster, the concealment would be even greater. The key is finding the sweet spot and just the right angle, using our curves to our advantage. Lots of good videos and sites posted. Our own Limatunes has some great videos on concealing huge guns on a little lady. Her YouTube channel has many different holster reviews, too.

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    Argh! Yes, model, sorry, kept forgetting! I have a 92F. I really like the idea of behind my hip. But man, will it really fit there?

    Also, I know this is off topic, but there are just so few places that you can carry anyway...am wondering if it's worth the effort.

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    My wife's model is the GTM-0019 Bucket Tote. (She will carry a Ruger LCR.)

    The attached pictures were taken with a Beretta 92, and while it just fits it can be drawn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fordgirl20 View Post
    Argh! Yes, model, sorry, kept forgetting! I have a 92F. I really like the idea of behind my hip. But man, will it really fit there?

    Also, I know this is off topic, but there are just so few places that you can carry anyway...am wondering if it's worth the effort.
    I won't lie, that's a big 'ol, heavy gun that even some men wouldn't want to carry on body. It's doable, with a good gun belt and holster. The cost of those two items may certainly exceed your $100 limit by double. Just something to think about. As far as purses, the Gun Totin' Mamas brand Spovik linked are some nice purses for the price point (can be had in your price range). They have a nice selection, and have a gun fit chart to let you know what purses are compatible with your gun. There's a larger tote style I've seen in person that isn't huge, but will accommodate your gun nicely. And if your not carrying, their purses are of course still functional everyday purses.

    As far as whether it's worth it to carry or not--only you can make that decision. Of course, we on this site have decided it is, so you're not going to find contrary opinion here. I'm not familiar with Kansas carry laws, so I'm not sure what's off limits there. Carrying for women certainly take effort, maybe more so than men. If it hasn't been posted already, check out Cornered Cat | If you have to fight, fight like a cornered cat.. Lots of information, not just on carrying firearms, but also addresses questions and concerns about mentality, ethics, fears from a woman's perspective.

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    Also check out Limatunes' YouTube. While she's not carrying your exact gun, her every day carry is a whole lotta stuff, even on a teeny lady. You can see how and where she puts items on her belt, to maximize concealment and comfort.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaMaria View Post
    As far as whether it's worth it to carry or not--only you can make that decision. Of course, we on this site have decided it is, so you're not going to find contrary opinion here. I'm not familiar with Kansas carry laws, so I'm not sure what's off limits there. Carrying for women certainly take effort, maybe more so than men.
    Haha, good point on not finding a contrary opinion. I guess what I mean is, I was wondering if anyone else was frustrated with the lack of places that concealed weapons are allowed. Kansas is fairly standard, no guns in school zones or government property...the problem lies in that almost EVERY other public building, you find a "No Concealed Carry" sign. Where is there left to carry it then?! I guess my question is that once I go through the effort (I'm probably buying a different gun as opposed to carrying my current Beretta) to get to the point where I can carry, I feel I have no options of places to take my gun. All dressed up and no place to go! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fordgirl20 View Post
    Haha, good point on not finding a contrary opinion. I guess what I mean is, I was wondering if anyone else was frustrated with the lack of places that concealed weapons are allowed. Kansas is fairly standard, no guns in school zones or government property...the problem lies in that almost EVERY other public building, you find a "No Concealed Carry" sign. Where is there left to carry it then?! I guess my question is that once I go through the effort (I'm probably buying a different gun as opposed to carrying my current Beretta) to get to the point where I can carry, I feel I have no options of places to take my gun. All dressed up and no place to go! :)
    I agree that the plethora of "Gun Buster" signs can be frustrating. I try to focus on where I CAN carry. Grocery store, dentist, department store, many restaurants and coffee shops, doctor (found a clinic not attached to a hospital), all good to go. In addition to my own home and while in my car, that covers 90%+ of places I go. A smaller gun may also be a good idea, and may open up a lot more concealment options for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MamaMaria View Post
    I agree that the plethora of "Gun Buster" signs can be frustrating. I try to focus on where I CAN carry. Grocery store, dentist, department store, many restaurants and coffee shops, doctor (found a clinic not attached to a hospital), all good to go. In addition to my own home and while in my car, that covers 90%+ of places I go. A smaller gun may also be a good idea, and may open up a lot more concealment options for you.
    As a college student and parent, sometimes I feel like I never get to carry at all anymore


    Fordgirl20-Welcome. Since I'm not a girl,..I can't give too much advice on how/where to carry! Other than echo what others have said about off-body carry. Another concern is if you have children, or are around children,..if one of them gets nosey, they might find your weapon


    "To blame a gun for a mans decision is to foolishly attribute free will to an inanimate object"- Colion Noir.

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    FL allows us to carry in some places you can't like libraries and churches. Do the signs on stores carry weight in your state? In FL just because Toys R Us(for example) has a no weapons sign doesn't mean I can't shop there concealed according to state law. I carry at home, always. I carry everywhere I'm legally allowed to do, so for me that's most of my day. I keep a lockbox cabled to my front seat for those places I can't have it. I just started back to work part time and I can't carry there or even have it in my car on workdays so that's been a BIG adjustment for me.

    I agree with MamaMaria about finding that sweet spot for carrying on body. A lot of mornings I'll put it on...shift it over to the left...shift to the right...there it is. And that exact spot will move slightly depending on if my jeans are low rise or mid waist, etc. I've found for my frame I can't do appendix - at all. I recently tried when my back was bothering me, but everyone is different and some find that's perfect for them. It's doable to carry on body, although your gun is larger than mine, mine's no pocket gun.
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    Coronado Leather has some nice bags. They're kind of expensive. I have one of their belt bags and I'm happy with the quality.

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    Does it have to be a girly purse? A maxpedition brand man purse is a nice option.
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