Women only!!! What are you concealing?

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by GrizzlyGurl, Nov 19, 2012.

  1. GrizzlyGurl

    GrizzlyGurl New Member

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    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?
     
  2. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    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.
     

  3. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    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!
     
  4. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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    My wife has a S&W model 36. 5 shot wheel gun. No buttons to push, no malfunctions to deal with.
     
  5. rjd3282

    rjd3282 New Member

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

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    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.
     
  7. Sniper03

    Sniper03 Supporting Member Supporter

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    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.

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  8. Zombiegirl

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    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.
     
  9. winds-of-change

    winds-of-change The Balota's Staff Member

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    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.

    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.
     
  10. partdeux

    partdeux Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  11. Alicia

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    I carry an XDsc9 IWB. It was a bit of effort at first to get used to concealing it but I love this gun so I make it work.

    My first EDC was an LC9 - I loved how easy it was to conceal (used Crossbreed mini tuck and a flashbang) but I didn't enjoy shooting it. I sold it and worked on finding something I'd enjoy. It took some time lol. I made a spreadsheet of carry guns in my price range with all their info (size, trigger weight, etc etc) Then I went to the store and held each one. Just by picking them up I could rule some out. I had it narrowed down to 3 so I rented 2 of them and borrowed the third from a friend. Ruled her's out right away, but I loved the other 2 and spent a long long time in the range shooting both. It finally came down to a coin toss, I'd have been happy with either.

    I carry from the minute I get dressed until I fall asleep at night, in a Crossbreed Supertuck. I typically wear jeans or shorts and an untucked shirt. I don't go real baggy, but just a bit loose - patterns and dark colors hide better. Or I'll wear a fitted tank with a open shirt over as a cover shirt. If I'm wearing a dress I throw on shorts under it and still carry IWB.
     
  12. 25-5

    25-5 New Member

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    No matter what or where you carry, when yellow turns orange your grip should be completed and ready for red.
     
  13. Cinderocka1989

    Cinderocka1989 Well-Known Member

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    I carry a SIG 938, the biggest thing for me was finding something light and small that I could shoot well, took me a few trips to the range to get comfortable with it but I love it. I carry IWB small of back if I'm wearing jeans, in a skirt I either carry inside my left thigh or in a shoulder rig. It works for me. My suggestion would be go to a range that rents guns and shoot a few, my first cc was a Ruger SR9C and unfortunately I never shot one before I bought it and after having it for a few months I decided it was too big to carry and I had a few issues with it.

    By the way, we also have a Women's forum on here. http://www.firearmstalk.com/forums/f173/ You have to pm notdku for access but we'd love to have more women to talk to. :D
     
  14. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Dam, i was hopin for some pics :eek:
     
  15. Cinderocka1989

    Cinderocka1989 Well-Known Member

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    There ya go. :p


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  16. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Jpyle New Member

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    Most likely not what he was hoping for but well played. :)
     
  18. Cinderocka1989

    Cinderocka1989 Well-Known Member

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    I know, but I think I'm funny....
     
  19. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    Most attractive thing on a Lady is a gud sense of humor :)
    OK i'm lie'n but sounds gud don't it :p