If you’re a woman wanting to take your safety into your own hands, researching concealed carry for women is your first step. Initially, you may think that carrying a handgun in your purse is the go-to option. Actually, that’s not ideal as an assailant will go after your purse first in a robbery, and there goes your protection.
Concealed Carry for Women – Where?
A big challenge for women is where to carry on your body. Women generally wear more fitted clothing than men, and you don’t want the outline of the weapon to be apparent. This is why you have to make the right choice in weapon and holster.
While there is concealed carry clothing for women, I doubt you’re willing to purchase an entire wardrobe of it. The sensible option is to find a way to conceal it on your body, so here are 5 ways to carry concealed weapons for women.
This choice works well for long dresses and skirts where the ankle is covered. Carrying in this position is probably the most comfortable as well as extremely accessible.
Inside Waistband Carry
With this carry position, you need to wear clothing that anchors the firearm to your body. Denim jeans and shorts fit the bill because the material is tough enough to support the weight of the weapon.
You’ll need the correct thigh holster to make this work. The handgun can only rest so high before the grip becomes visible—especially on thinner women. Also, the length of your skirt or dress will decide if this is a viable option for you.
In order to back carry, you can try wearing compression shorts with pockets. These shorts feel like Spanx and hold the weapon securely in the small of your back. It also gives you a bit of tummy control.
Certain holsters like the Flashbang Bra Holster make it easy to carry this way. The holster fits under the front of the bra. It may take some trial and error to get it positioned correctly, but there are Youtube videos for that.
Women and Safety
Any carry option requires practice with the draw. They all require you to reach and rearrange your clothing, but you can still look good and carry at the same time.
The world is not a safe place–especially for women. Refuse to become a victim by becoming proactive about concealed carry for women.