Holster help

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by 1HotMama, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. 1HotMama

    1HotMama New Member

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    I need some options for an IWB holster for my Kahr CM9. Keep in mind that I'm a curvy woman, wear clothes that actually fit (jeans and a baby doll tshirt most of the time) and 5'3", these factors present a few challenges. Unfortunately they don't make a flashbang holster for the cm9 yet.
     
  2. MrWray

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    I lost my trane of thought once you said that you are curvey and described what you wear :)

    Mmmmmmmm...Oh ya,holsters. check out the crossbreed supertuck and tommy theis for good IWB holsters.
     

  3. Marlinman

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    Wipe the drool off the keyboard wray;). As to the holsters, give me a minute to look up a website for you. The ones wray mentioned are good also. Found it-ssholsters.com

    God didnt make all men equal colonel Sam Colt did
     
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  4. Doc3402

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    My recommendation would depend on whether you are Daisy Duke curvy or Janet Reno curvy, and on the internet it's hard to tell. If it's Janet Reno curvy, buy anything, hide it in a fat roll. If it's Daisy Duke curvy I think you are making a mistake with an IWB. Anything but a KingTuk style IWB is going to be very painful, and the KingTuk style will tend to be very irritating, especially to your ribs when sitting. My statement is based on my daughter's experience down here in Florida. She is 5'2, 105 to 110, and dresses similarly to what you describe. She finally gave up on finding a comfortable waist holster. She bought a carry purse for her main carry pistol and an ankle holster for her BUG.

    Another strike against the IWB holster. Based on what you say you wear, when you sit down, your gun will print.
     
  5. chazzy

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    Go on utube....there are a few videos on how to carry if you're a woman.....let alone a woman with a smokin body. And those videos show these women carrying full size handguns. I'll if I can find one for yoy
     
  6. chazzy

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    Yeah....go on utube and type in "conceal carry for woman".....lots of options for women with your slim build....good luck
     
  7. Doc3402

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    The first video should be very helpful in selecting what works with the female anatomy, but I do have a problem with the gun owner filming them. Someone carrying a sidearm for self defense should do everything they can possibly do to make sure the weapon is carried the same way in the same place every time. The girl in the video is changing the holster location to suit her clothing, and in a tight situation she is going to look like she's doing the macarena before she ever locates her firearm.
     
  8. gilfo

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    Why not try a Remora, you can move it around those curves till it feels right.
     
  9. 1HotMama

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I wouldn't say I'm Daisy Duke curvy but far from Janet Reno curvy. I'm not comfortable at all with carrying in my purse, I have a feeling thus will be a trial and error learning curve. The 90 day wait for my cwp should give me time to figure out what works.
     
  10. chazzy

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    Yes it will definitely be a trial and error thing. I bought my first ccw back in February and dine then I bought 3 different holsters for my xd9sc. But it is good to have different options, but I agree that you should stick with one holster as much as possible for muscle memory sake....otherwise you'd be doing "the macarana" like you said. Good luck Hot Mama!!!!
     
  11. Doc3402

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    My daughter wasn't comfortable, either. She filled a box full of holsters that didn't work for one reason or another before she went to the purse. Of the choices she had with the body she wants, it was the best available for her. We have since put her into a nice 5 shot hammerless revolver and she is even happier yet. She will wear the purse on her strong side, and as she leaves work or the store she will slip her hand into the weapon pocket of her purse. The weapon is in her hand yet still completely concealed. Is it the ideal solution? Far from it, but it is the best compromise we can come up with so far.

    Seriously, I wish you a lot of luck. With the difference in skeletal anatomy, plus what society and fashion trends tell you to wear, you're in a mess. Try to find a local gun shop with a female employee and talk to them. They have the same problem you do, plus they have access to a lot of female customers that share your problem.
     
  12. Glockpotion23

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    I second that...on everything;)
     
  13. 1HotMama

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    This is the best advice and I feel stupid for not thinking of it myself :-/
     
  14. fudo

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    Try corneredkitty.com
    Most of the female police officers that I know carry a North American .22 Mag. derringer in their bra as an "Onion Field" gun.
     

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  15. Doc3402

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    Without my daughter's experience I never would have thought of it. Good luck with your search, and please let us know what you come up with.

    By the way, never feel stupid for not coming up with the answer. Only feel stupid if you're too proud to ask the question.
     
  16. 1HotMama

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    I just ordered the Remora, since I don't like to wear a belt it seemed like my best first choice. :)
     
  17. gilfo

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    Let us know how it works out for you. I think you will be happy, just trust it, it is not going anywhere.
     
  18. BigB

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    I want a CC holster for inside your waist band. As I am right handed I would need a left handed paddle holster then correct? Need help.

    Psalm 82:4 Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.
     
  19. 1HotMama

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    I'll let you know. I appreciate the suggestion.
     
  20. levelcross

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    Trying to stay focused on the subject...I am glad that the purse is not your first choice, anything not on your person is easily taken away.

    My daughter carries a M&P9C in a N82 IWB holster, she is a slim curvy girly girl, it does print with most of her shirts while sitting, but she is usually cold and almost always has a sweater or jacket in hand.

    The wife has a few more curves(I'm so in trouble) and carries in a Sticky holster most of the time. Both of my girls can pull off a hybrid type holster they just complain about having to buy jeans a little bigger and about wearing a belt.

    This lady seems to have several good ideas on female carry tips. http://www.youtube.com/user/faliaphotography