concealment difficulties

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by Jess, Sep 1, 2009.

  1. Jess

    Jess New Member

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    So I'm a bit hippy not A hippy but hippy as in curves. The problem comes when I try to carry (i have a .380 Beretta BerettaHQ.com: Beretta 85 Cheetah Pistol, Black, 85F200, 380 ACP Calib looks just like that) I'm fine in the winter when i can wear a big sweatshirt but can't seem to conceal it in warm weather. when i wear it in a holster it sticks away from my body since my waist goes in above my hips, away from the grip. I don't know if i'm making sense...possibly i should add photos? maybe I should just buy a new gun LOL
     
  2. robocop10mm

    robocop10mm Lifetime Supporting Member Lifetime Supporter

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    You can consider an inside the waist band holster just in front of your pelvis (AKA Mexican carry, but with a holster). A loose shirt will cover the gun nicely. A belly band may also be for you. By this I mean an elastic holster that goes around your lower abdomen and allows the gun to be positioned anywhere.
     

  3. layton

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  4. meek

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    What about a shoulder holster or one of those fancy back numbers? Are you shouldery or backy?
     
  5. Jess

    Jess New Member

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    I might have to try a shoulder holster. I would need to try them on though and i get no love at the gun store around here, just treated like a dumb girl:mad:
     
  6. stalkingbear

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    It sounds like you need to change gun stores. I've read where women carrying concealed have to have distinctly different holster options due to your body shape. perhaps you need to change to a slimmer, smaller gun during the summer? Check out several carry options and don't put all your eggs in 1 basket. What about belly band as suggested? How about fanny pack? DO NOT carry in your purse as that's the FIRST thing they'll go for & then you'd be disarmed. There's a bunch of different options available. Just try different 1s till you find some that works for YOU. If you try a holster & discover it's definitely not for you, sell it on gunbroker and try another type. My wife went through all that & found a couple that works for her.
     
  7. canebrake

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  8. meek

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    I wonder of the accesibility. How does she get to it and can she do it quickly? I talked to my wife about it last night and she say's there is no sliming holster, but I know she never carries on her person. Innovative, neccesity is the mother of invention.
     
  9. IGETEVEN

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    The way I figure it, if a woman starts to unbutton her shirt or raises her shirt in a sexy kind a way, you already have the BG distracted. With that advantage, the rest is up to you to follow through with what he wants. Release of bodily fluid through some well placed holes.....from a firearm. :)

    Jack
     
  10. CA357

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    I'm trying to remember which holster manufacturer designs holsters specifically for women. I'll try and find it and post a link for you. They are belt concealment holsters and they're set up somewhat differently to accommodate a womans curves.
     
  11. themyst

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    I'm also a girl and I've been looking at those small-of-your-back-inside-the-waistband holsters. Of course, you can wear it out of your waistband or inside. I prefer inside.
     
  12. CA357

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  13. canebrake

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    Not to discourage you themyst but the general consensus is the MOB (Middle Of Back) carry location presents many negivities. Here are two:
    1. The location provides issues with any body position other than standing. Specifically sitting and driving. Also the potential for back injury from a fall.
    2. The gun location does not provide an easy access and once you make purchase of the weapon you are required to sweep it in a large arch to bring it to target.

    Just this old man's [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  14. themyst

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    Thanks for the information. I haven't been around here long enough to know that. :eek: However, I'll probably go out and buy one anyway because I've considered this for so long and it seems like the MOB is the best place at least for me. I'll be sure to post my opinion on it after I try it out for a while.
     
  15. CA357

    CA357 New Member Supporter

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    Check out the Kramer link I posted and do an internet search too. They're out there. Why be uncomfortable?
     
  16. canebrake

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    I drive a 10 yo Eldorado and love it. A decision I'm sure 99% of our members would not make!

    Bravo on getting what you want! Please follow-up with your experience. Many people use the MOB form of carry and like it. (Like my caddy:p)

    I wish you a good outcome!
     
  17. Carne Frio

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    I used to carry a J frame Smith inside wait band of surgical scrubs
    with the scrub top not tucked in, using a Barami Hip grip:

    Barami Hip Grip Concealed Pistol Revolver

    I did that for years and no one ever caught on. I know a nurse that
    also carries that way in her scrubs.
    :D
     
  18. Hollander

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    Mitch Rosen has one specificly for women.
     
  19. gorknoids

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    Do check out the 1:00 or Mexican options. I'm not what you'd call "hippy", but this time of year I have a 34" waist and even with a cover shirt I print if I try to carry inside or outside anywhere else. That, and you can actually get into a car without a lot of adjustments with it up front. I have found that hats and funny tee-shirts tend to draw the eye away from the waist line, also.
     
  20. Jess

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    Thanks, i'm going to check out some of those options.