One of the hardest parts of concealed carry for women is the lack of information geared for women. That’s why The Well Armed Woman exists and I am so glad you found us!
When I began my journey of becoming a concealed carrier, there was no information available that I could relate to. Everything I read was for men, the holsters, the techniques, everything! That is why I created The Well Armed Woman. To make it easier for women to become their own self-protectors.
So, let’s do just that. At this point, you have gone over the basics of conceal carry and are now ready to start finding the right equipment for you, your body, your lifestyle, and your physical abilities. If you are not yet at this point, please read Conceal Carry for Women Part 2: How to Start Concealed Carrying
What Is The Best Concealed Carry Gun For Women?
This is a critical question and one there is no easy “one size fits all” answer. I have delved deeply into this question to help women find just the right gun for themselves. I have written numerous articles and videos to help. A good article to start reading is What Is The Best Concealed Carry Gun For Women? This will give you factors to think about when choosing a gun specifically for concealed carry. The best concealed carry gun for you is the one that you are comfortable using and carrying. Your gun should be one you can grip correctly, manipulate all of the controls, have good control over while shooting it, and more. Answering this question for you will take research, comparison, and testing. Here is the place to start if you are ready to choose your gun. Making the Decision Part 5: What is The Best Gun For Women.
Once you understand what type of gun you are looking for use The Well Armed Woman Gun Finder to help narrow down the best gun options for you. This one-of-a-kind short quiz asks questions about your hand size, preferences in gun features, and a few other personal characteristics to compile a list of guns that will fit you! You can then write down that list and take it to your local gun store and try them out for yourself!
Let’s Talk Concealed Carry Holsters
It is time to learn all about how to build your complete concealed carry system. This system is comprised of your gun, your holster, and your clothing styles. In my article Building Your Concealed Carry System I go over in detail what the system is and how to personalize each detail to yourself.
Before purchasing a holster, you will want to educate yourself about the different types available and the pros and cons of each. About Concealed Carry Holsters For Women is an extensive article about just that. Start here before shopping for a holster.
What better way to learn about concealed carry for women, than from actual women who carry! Concealed Carry for All Body Types is an article where we turned to women. We asked our customers and subscribers to share photos, insights, and tips they have learned over the years to make life easier! This is a unique and very helpful resource for you.
You can also read our quick overview on Do’s and Don’ts of IWB (in the waistband carry) Carry This will help you narrow down the type of holsters you should be looking for when carrying in the waistband, which is my preferred way to carry concealed.
The Wrap Up
Concealed carry for us is just plain different than it is for men. Now, you have preliminary knowledge about the different holsters and how they fit women differently. You can start to narrow down your holster choices by learning about how your concealed carry system will look.
A great additional resource for concealed carry holsters for women is found through our tag system in the Concealed Carry Category. Click Here for articles about different holsters and survey data on where women across America carry their guns and which holsters they prefer.
Ready for the next step? Concealed Carry For Women Part 4: Concealed Carry For Women Part 4: Concealed Carry Issues will discuss the important details that nobody talks about but you need to know!
Ready To Shop Concealed Carry For Women?
Are you ready to start shopping for holsters? The Well Armed Woman store has holsters that are made for women and holsters that work well on a woman’s body. It’s a one-stop-shop for women’s holsters!