So many women come to gun ownership with the primary purpose of protecting themselves. The ability to carry the firearm on the body everywhere we go throught the day is necessary to have the cability if heaven forbid the need arises. There are many things that must be considered and some challenges that need to be solved to effectively, comfortably and safely carry our gun concealed.
“Carrying a gun isn’t supposed to be comfortable, it is supposed to be a comfort” Clint Smith
Clint’s quote is very revealing as it is important to understand that concealed carry for a women inevitably means making some physical adjustments and concessions. There may be times when it’s an inconvenience or a little uncomfortable, but this just comes with the territory.
Each month, I seem to be getting more and more questions from women about how to obtain a permit to carry a concealed firearm. Whether it’s for their own personal protection, their family’s protection, or just for a little added peace of mind, an increasing number of women throughout the country are considering applying for a permit to carry a concealed gun. When it comes to how to get your concealed guns permit, the procedure is different for every state. Below is a little information to help you get started and apply for your CCW permit.
“Carrying a gun isn’t supposed to be comfortable, it is supposed to be a comfort” Clint Smith Clint’s quote above is very revealing and it is important to understand that concealed carry for a woman comes with some changes and some concessions. There may be times that it is an inconvenience or a little uncomfortable but[…..]
Conceal and Carry, Concealed Carry, or CCW, is defined as the carrying of a handgun or other weapon in public in a concealed manner, either on one’s person or in proximity. Concealed carry for women poses some important questions and challenges. Women have some unique challenges to effective and safe concealed carry such as: holster locations on our curvy bodies, a variety of clothing styles that can make concealed carry challenging and the way a woman lives out her life.
The Concealed Carry Purse, people either love them or they hate them. To carry your firearm in a concealed carry purse is your decision to make and there is no right or wrong answer. What there is though, is what is recommended. You are an intelligent woman who can consider all of the information, the risks and the pro’s and con’s and make an intelligent decision for yourself if a concealed carry purse is right for you.
One of the most exciting things I can report this year is that many more women are carrying concealed and the way they carry their firearms is changing! With the commitment to education and training that I have seen you undertake this past year, you are carrying your firearms primarily on the body and on or in your waistbands (which is the best location for safe and easy access). This shows just how committed you are to finding the best and safest carry on the body positions and holsters! I am so proud of you! KUDOS!!
When we consider the choice of caliber for our concealed carry gun, we often stick to the well-known choices: .380, .38 Special, .357 Magnum, 9 mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP. All of these rounds have their pros and cons, and you will find people who will swear by one or the other. The .380 gives you a wide choice of extremely concealable auto-loaders with all different systems of operation. The .38 Special is the round of choice in the ever-popular S&W J-frame snub nose revolver, which has proven itself time and time again as both a primary sidearm and a backup or deep concealment piece.
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I have to say, I just love digging into numbers and stats and seeing the picture they paint. I think it can be very helpful to “see” what solutions others with similar concealed carry challenges are finding effective for their concealed carry. Just as with a firearm, there is no “Best Holster For A Woman”, There are just too many variables that can make one choice good for one woman, but not effective for another.
Women have multiple challenges carrying a firearm. Many of those challenges are due to the curves and shorter waists of the female body. Concealed carry for larger women has some additional issues that only exacerbate the already challenging problem of finding holsters that can be worn comfortably, discreetly, safely and allow for effective access to the gun should the need arise.
We know to best defend ourselves and our loved ones we must be ready, equipped and know what to do if necessary. Winning and surviving is about having the edge in the fight, whether that is in time, equipment, skill, and perhaps even in luck. What an interesting topic this is. Take a moment and view the video first…
I was recently talking to a man who was telling me the story about his black eye. He had been walking down a street in the early afternoon when two men came up behind him quickly and began to harass him. Before he knew it, he was clocked in the face and his wallet and phone were stolen. He goes on to tell me “I just wasn’t prepared, and I should have been.”
A large majority of the women who come through my classes have raised the concern about storage of their firearm when they’re not carrying it. It seems simple enough to answer at first. Certainly, it needs to be unloaded and locked in a safe, especially if children are in the home. But, this is Concealed[…..]
Firearm conditions are primarily a way to declare the readiness of the weapon. For instance, if you’re on the firing line and the range safety officer calls out “cease fire, cease fire, unload, show, clear — weapons at Condition 4″ — it’s helpful to actually know what that means.
Let’s break this down into two different sections: recommendations based upon carry style AND tips for carrying while traveling about on a motorcycle. Republished with permission from our friends at Concealed Nation Pocket Carrying? Pocket Holster It. If you’re going to carry in your leather jacket or vest, make sure the trigger guard is protected with[…..]