Originally Posted by Leesa
Well in all the years I've carried a purse I have never lost one. I haven't tried to carry on my body so don't know for sure I wouldn't like it but it seems like it would be odd. Tough to get to though in the purse. Been in several situations where I was thinking how would I get to it...
I try to avoid purse carry because if someone grabs my purse, they now have my gun as well. However, I prefer purses with one strap that goes across my body instead of two straps on a single shoulder, so on the rare occasion where I do carry in my purse I feel it would be a little harder to grab it easily. My preferred method is an IWB holster in the front, around 11:00. I am slender, so near the hip doesn't work for me. This is my preferred method because the gun conceals well there and I can get to it easier than the small of my back. A lady at my local LGS recommended a few holsters and let me try them on to see how they fit for me before I bought one.
Several people have posted this video on concealed carry options for women which might be useful for you: http://.youtube.com/watch?feature=relmfu&v=4izM0fiz6kk
I'm kind of interested in the thigh holster option, but haven't tried it out yet.