Concealed Carry for Women

Concealed Carry For Women Part 4: Concealed Carry Issues

Concealed carry can be very intimidating and we may feel we have a lot of issues or obstacles to master. I think one of the reasons for this is that there really is no “one way” to do it. Each of us is so unique. Our bodies, emotions, mindsets, and clothing are unique to us. Therefore, our solutions to different challenges may differ. But, there are some areas that we as women will all likely have to deal with as concealed carriers.

Over the years, I have written about many concealed carry questions and challenges that come up. Of course, there will always be more, and please share your concealed carry obstacles in the comment section below so we can expand our content!

Below are some of the more common questions I get. Of course, you can browse our Concealed Carry Issues landing page for all of the concealed carry-related articles.

This article is part 4, if you missed the earlier sections you can easily navigate back by choosing a link below:

Should I Conceal Carry? Concealed Carry For Woman Part

How to Start Concealed Carrying Concealed Carry For Women Part 2

Concealed Carry for Women, Where To Start? Concealed Carry For Women Part 3


One of the most important aspects of concealed carrying is your draw. The ability to draw your gun quickly, safely, and effectively from your holster should you need to use your gun to save your life is paramount. Without this skill, so many things could go wrong including hurting yourself or others.

I broke down the steps of how to safely and properly draw from a holster when carrying concealed in my 5 part series “Drawing From Concealment”. In each article, I give practice tips on how to master each skill.

Drawing from Concealment 5 Part Series:

Holster “cant” is another area of confusion for many women. Understanding the cant of a holster is important as it can affect the effectiveness of your concealment and your ability to draw your gun. In my article Holster Cant Simplified,  I discuss what it is and why it matters.

Another interesting area when it comes to carrying is carrying 2 firearms. Check out the article Backup Carry – Is it for you? What does it mean to backup carry and what are the arguments for and against it?

Holster Cant Simplified

How to Dress For Concealed Carry

I love this part of The Well Armed Woman – the community of women gun owners reaching out to help others! We have collected images and tips from women all over the country. They share how they dress to conceal and tips and ideas on how to conceal well with their body type.

This is such a great resource as it has everyday women solving common concealed carry issues that they have come across and they share their solutions with you. We have broken it down into four albums, casual wear, activewear, business wear, and formal wear.

casual concealed carry
business wear

The Ins and Outs

Here is a list of articles on other common “concealed carry issues” you may come across while on your learning journey. As I mentioned before, I want to try and help you every step of the way!

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6 thoughts on “Concealed Carry For Women Part 4: Concealed Carry Issues

  1. Annette says:

    How about ideas for concealed carry for women plus sizes?

  2. Cathy says:

    Was wondering how to conceal carry while backpacking?

    1. Carrie Lightfoot says:

      Great question Cathy, IWB works well. If it is a larger gun that gets in the way when hiking uphill or climbing, you could rotate it more to the hip or just off the back of the hip. I believe there are also pouches with holsters that you can buy that clip onto the strap of your backpack.

  3. Please consider a “clothing to conceal on the body carry” article for small women, clothing size 4-6. Thank you.
    Ann Montgomery, Indian River County, FL

    1. Carrie Lightfoot says:

      Yes, I will absolutely do that Elizabeth. Thank you!!

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