March 25, 2017 at 5:14 pm #11132
I live in Florida, need I say more? It’s hot, tanks and shorts are preferred. (my first time posting to a forum too)I carry in purse, yet my husband is encouraging me to carry on body. I try!!! I have difficulty. I have a G43 with TLR-6I, I am 48 yrs old and athletic. I know I must loosen things up, but I shouldn’t have to wear a burlap sack either. I have trouble with printing! I have tried the Uniclip and a Kydex holster. I also have a can can hiphugger in route. I have bought looser clothing yet nothing seems to help. I keep telling my husband he is built different. They have broader shoulders which helps offset the hips. Am I crazy? Is this a normal feeling? What has helped you conceal better?
March 26, 2017 at 7:18 pm #11133Stacy BrightKeymaster
Hello and welcome to the Women’s Gun Zone! This is a popular question, especially during the summer months. You’re definitely not crazy — Men ARE built differently, and therefore don’t experience the same issues that women have when concealing their firearm. I have heard a lot of good things about the Can Can holster, so please let us know how that works for you. In addition, I’m going to post an article from The Well Armed Woman that might help also. Please keep us updated on your search, or if nothing works we’ll try to see what works for other people! http://thewellarmedwoman.com/3-keys-concealed-carry-in-the-summer
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April 1, 2017 at 6:28 pm #11145
March 30, 2017 at 7:24 pm #11142SarahParticipant
March 31, 2017 at 1:39 pm #11143Charlotte FParticipant
Please be careful with ‘sticky’ holsters. A good friend wore one for a few days and loved it! Then, for whatever reason, 2 minutes after leaving her condo 1 day it fell down her pantleg and her gun fell out. The magazine exited the gun, hitting such that the end popped off, spring flew one direction and bullets scattered everywhere, including off her 10th floor catwalk to locations unknown below!
She’s not worn one since. I’m helping her get accustomed to IWB or bra holster options she already owned.
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April 3, 2017 at 6:46 pm #11148RayneParticipant
I have a variety of ways that I carry depending on the weather and my wardrobe. I find that a pair of spanky type shorts with built in holsters work well when you don’t have a belt or want to carry in a holster. I do caution that unless you have an external safety to make sure and put a piece of kydex in the built in holster so you don’t accidentally snag the trigger on something. With printing issues some things you could try is changing the position you wear your holster. Instead of wearing it at 3 o’clock try 4:30 or 5:00. Also make sure you have a good stiff gun belt that will hold your holster steady, upright and close to your body. I have found the Daltech Force belts with internal stiffener to be the best gun belt.
With a G43, I don’t recommend the flashbang style bra holsters. It can be done, I have a bra holster for my S&W Shield, which is similar in size. It’s doable for a few hours but not the most comfortable. I’d give up some printing before spending many hours in the bra holster for that size pistol. Sometimes my wardrobe dictates otherwise though.
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April 12, 2017 at 5:19 pm #11194SarahParticipant
April 20, 2017 at 4:53 pm #11200Heather BarnerParticipant
April 23, 2017 at 4:54 pm #11204Jan DonerParticipant
I use a Sticky Holster with my S&W Bodyguard. I can’t wear stiff belts and usually avoid any belts because I have a medical appliance attached to my belly which makes them very uncomfortable. I haven’t had any problems with the Sticky Holster yet. I live in FL as well so I understand the problem with light clothing and printing. If we get lucky, the law that eliminates the chance of being prosecuted for wearing a gun that prints or is accidentally shown will pass and that problem will go away.
I wear t shirts and shorts with snug elastic or stretch waistbands and they hold the holster very well.
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