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Holster for Wife.....

Discussion in 'Handgun Discussion' started by S3v3n, Feb 26, 2015.

  1. S3v3n

    S3v3n Beaverton, Or Active Member

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    Ok so I finally got my wife to agree to get her CHL. We picked her out a Ruger LC9s and now the question is holster selection.

    As she is a woman there isn't a single holster that will work for her 100% of the time.

    So I am reaching out to see what the community has came across for holsters for ladies. The hardest one I think is going to be for when she goes out on her walks/jog. She wears exercise clothes so no belt and everything is usually pretty tight so imprinting would be hard to hide.

    So if anyone has idea and or suggestions please share. If the ladies would share on what they use it would be a big help as well.

    Thanks
     
  2. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    As an firearms safety instructor, I've been searching for this very advice to my female students for years now. There are several different products on the market, all of which have their down sides.

    As the news recently has shown us, off the body carry is full of problems. The Bang Flash style bra holster can work, but recently a woman shot and killed herself while using a that product or similar.

    One of my fellow instructors who is female suggests to find a holster you like, and try it for one week with hair brush in it. (or mock up of the pistol you want to use). If you can safely handle the non-firearm for one week and not drop, cross your body, or someone else's body then it may be the right one.

    I'm looking forward to other people's input on this topic.
     
  3. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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  4. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    My wife carried her firearm in a fanny pack for years. Lots of reasons that worked well for her.
     
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  5. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    I would look at holster shirts or belly bands.
     
  6. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    You might as well open carry if you're going to use a fanny pack. Nothing screams "gun" like a fanny pack.
     
  7. jluck

    jluck Really,Really, Close to Newport Oregon 97365 Voted #1 Member

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    The wife has almost every style known to man. Uses none. Best luck I've had getting her to carry was a purse deigned for CC. She originally chose a pistol that is just way too big for her body. She just purchased herself the new Ruger LC9 pro (or whatever) I hope she carries it more.
     
  8. Just Jim

    Just Jim Well-Known Member

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    Well she carried a gun for a lot of years and never got hurt... We traveled a lot with my work and spent a lot of time on the roads. The convenience of having a gun handy strapped to her at all times out weighed what it looked like. She never carried a purse for thieves to grab and run off with plus when she had to do her business she didn't have to take her gun off.
     
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  9. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    If you look at the 5.11 I posted a little earlier, I think they do a decent job making the pouches look too small for a firearm. The trick is that when you open the square pouch it extends all the way into the triangular section. I even put a flat first aid kit in front of the gun, so I could always show what's in it ;-)
     
  10. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't implying that a fanny pack wasn't safe, I was merely pointing out that there are two types of people that wear fanny packs; the fat sweaty guy that lives in his mom's basement, and the guy that's got a gun in his fanny pack.
     
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  11. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    I don't really care how a fanny pack looks, or whether or not it appears that it's even feasible to hide a firearm in it, but if I see a fanny pack, I'd say that the odds are pretty good that there's a gun inside.

    *edit: A fanny pack just makes me giggle inside.
     
  12. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    or a guy / girl that is engaged in sports and has no other place to put a few necessities...
     
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  13. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    Like a gun?
     
  14. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    a "funny pack" would make me giggle
     
  15. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    For the record, most people, including myself, that know that a fanny pack holds a gun, could really care less if you're wearing one and hiding your gun there.
     
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  16. boogerhook

    boogerhook Seattle Well-Known Member

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    Still better to have one on you, even if people suspect you might have one. No one needs to be mauled by a pit bull, raped by a trail predator, etc.
     
  17. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    I wasn't saying "don't carry a gun in your fanny pack", I was saying that I get a kick out of people wearing fanny packs, as they are the most obvious form of concealed carry. Yes, always carry a firearm, even if it's in your fanny pack.
     
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  18. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    As a side note, I was at the zoo last week, and the sign at the ticket counter says "no firearms with the exception of ORS 166.173", and my wife asked what it was, then I heard the gal behind me asking her husband what that was, and he was explaining to her that it allowed for CHL holders to carry on public property. This piqued my interest, and I was trying to figure out what and where he was carrying. Since he wasn't wearing a fanny pack, I never spotted it.
     
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  19. blackadder

    blackadder Everett Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I conceal a full size M&P 40 with a belly band when I run, but I also wear fairly loose t-shirts. I don't know how tight her clothing is, but LC9s are pretty dang small so it the belt band might work for her. The fanny pack is actually a very good option for all the haters out there. A lot of marathon/distance runners use fanny packs with the water bottle holders. I wouldn't give one of those a second thought unlike a standard fanny pack. Shouldn't be that hard to adapt one of those for CC, and as boogerhook mentioned, she can have more than just the pistol in there.
     
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  20. solv3nt

    solv3nt Portland Well-Known Member

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    I giggle at them too.