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GrizzlyGurl 11-19-2012 03:40 PM

Women only!!! What are you concealing?
I need help narrowing my options on handguns for my first CC. I want to know what other women have PICKED themselves for CC and why it worked for them. How do you conceal it? How did you know that this was the right way for you?

winds-of-change 11-19-2012 03:43 PM

Well, I wish I could help you but I live in Illinois.

But I do have a Sig P238 that I like very much. Nice weight, feels solid, external safety (which some don't like but I do), small, really nice trigger. I carry it around the house and property in a Remora holster either IWB or in my front, right pocket.

But you might take the advice of someone who carries all day doing routine activities.

hardluk1 11-19-2012 08:12 PM

I have 2 married girls and my wife. Do you have experence with handguns allready. I stayed out of the choices but helped get them a bunch to try and handle and hit all the big guns shops. My wife just picked a taurus tcp380. My youngest picked a bersa 380CC but just claimed my other tcp 380 and oldest girl has a charter arms ultra lite 38sp+P revolver .

Two ladys we know cc, one has a glock 26 and the other a to big for her to cc, m&p9 and is looking for something smaller. An X wife of a hunting buddy carries a glock 29, 10mm as her CC. She is a small tough lady that works on a dairy farm and is in charge of calfing. She is tougher that most men I know and allways has been.

All you can do is handle ever one you get a chance to. Keep notes on the ones you like and any time someone offers one for you to shoot, jump at the chance and again keep notes. It depends on your life style and how you dress, your size to a point and how you handle recoil from some of the lighter snappier pistols as to what works for you.

You need something to cc for ever hour your out of the house. Even borrow what you can with holster just to try out around the house if only for wieght of pistol and position to cc even if you don't like it. Let friends tell you what they think about how well you hide your handgun. You may find a limit for size and weight quickly to help define your choices. Keep notes!!. You may find some people change the way they dress just to conceal every one they know see's the difference right away and others never change and still CC well.

If your near some shooting ranges or gunstore many now have female RO's / instructors . Talk to them too. See if you have a state or regional handgun forum and find people near by for try outs with firearms. Many shooters will let a strange shoot there firearms . Good luck picking your handgun. Hope something a said helps!

25-5 11-19-2012 09:18 PM

My wife has a S&W model 36. 5 shot wheel gun. No buttons to push, no malfunctions to deal with.

rjd3282 11-19-2012 09:26 PM

I'm not a girl but please don't carry it in your purse. That's the first thing dirtbags try to steal.

Old_Crow 11-19-2012 09:58 PM

My wife uses a belly band holster a lot. Her job requires office attire so jeans are out of the question. She carries a SP101, a P-11, she even snags my P-3AT. I am a large framed man but an ace bandage might work for you. I just leave the pistol in a IWB holster and wrap an ace bandage around my waist. I have yet to meet a pistol I can't conceal.

Sniper03 11-19-2012 10:10 PM

Sorry Grizzly Gurl!

I ain't no WOOOOOMANS!:D
But my wife carries a Browning BDA in 380 Cal. She also has a purse with a hidden compartment.


Zombiegirl 11-19-2012 10:11 PM

I usually carry a Keltec P3AT. It's a .380. I just toss it in my front pocket because my jeans fit well and it doesn't move. I sometimes carry my Ruger SR22 with a Blackhawk IWB holster. I can also put my 1911 in the small of my back.

winds-of-change 11-19-2012 10:41 PM


Originally Posted by 25-5 (Post 1020255)
My wife has a S&W model 36. 5 shot wheel gun. No buttons to push, no malfunctions to deal with.

I agree here. Male or female, there's no semi-auto more reliable than a revolver. My first gun was a revolver and it was a good "teacher" to me.


Originally Posted by rjd3282 (Post 1020273)
I'm not a girl but please don't carry it in your purse. That's the first thing dirtbags try to steal.

I also discourage any woman from carrying in a purse for that very reason. Not only might it get stolen but I'd hate to open my purse to get my gun. Just takes too much time and the BG will probably know exactly what you're doing.

partdeux 11-20-2012 01:21 AM

SWMBO has twice as many firearms as I do, and three times as many carry firearms.
Her first choice is the Bersa .380. Her oldest and previous 2nd choice was the XDMc-9. Third choice (until I made her shoot it at the range) was the LCP. Her latest is a .38 spl she got for her BD. Not sure where that will fall into the order.

Carry, 90% of the time it's tucked IWB with a large T-Shirt or sweatshirt over it. Purse or man purse the rest of the time. The LCP would make it occasionally into her pocket.

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