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Re: What is YOUR favorite holster/carry style? WOMEN ONLY
« Reply #25 on: December 16, 2008, 12:29:25 am »
Yes, but would I have to move to Houston or Dallas to start it? Or would people drive all the way out here to West Texas to shop?

Maybe an online rent-a-holster to try out, then buy a brand new one if it works? There has to be a way to help people get rid of there unwanted holster collections and help other people figure out what works without acquiring their own unwanted holster collection!

Anyway- I can use a Smart Carry, but I don't wear it where the guys do! I wear it pretty much like an IWB holster.

Now, when it comes to the thigh band holsters, that's when I go "You've got to be kidding!"  ;D

A holster matchmaking service....lonely, unwanted holsters hooking up with people who are reduced to Mexican carry.....

 ;D ;D ;D

I think I need to get some sleep.... :neener

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    Re: What is YOUR favorite holster/carry style? WOMEN ONLY
    « Reply #26 on: December 18, 2008, 08:05:38 pm »
    "online rent-a-holster"

    What a great idea, Gunsmom.  Perhaps a package of half-a-dozen "rent-a-holsters" to try at a time, one of each type (IWB, OWB, shoulder, etc.).  I've been wondering what to do besides a concealed carry purse.

    DO IT, please.

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    « Reply #27 on: December 20, 2008, 03:37:19 pm »
    I just recieved the Fobus Paddle Holster for my Bersa 380 in the mail.  Up to this point, I have laways carried in a purse designed for concealed carry.  This is my first attempt at carrying on my waist.  I tried it on my strong side forward and to the rear of the hip, and cross draw.  I like how it rides and feels just forward of the hip bone on the strong side.  I also like the ease of access over the purse option.  Any other suggestions as to wear the holster?

    I decided to go from purse to body for two reasons.  First, geting the gun out of the purse was somewhat awkward and clumsy.  I never felt as if I had a strong handle on the gun until after removing it from the purse.  Second, I was always afraid that someone might try to steal my purse while shopping.  It seems as if I always have my guard up to protect the purse.  And third, (OK, I know I said two to start), everything I have been reading on this forum and on Women and Guns, and talking with my instructor, has led me to think that it is better to have the gun on body,for quicker and more controlled reponse to a threat, should that occur.

    I will keep the purse for those times when on body carry is not possible because of clothing restrictions.  But since I am way too overweight, old and ussually run around in jeans and baggy tops, (it is really nice being retired and no longer HAVE to wear professional clothes to work  :clap) on the body should not be too much of a problem.

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    « Reply #28 on: December 20, 2008, 03:58:50 pm »
    Good for you, Abby.  It is better; certainly safer in terms of keeping the gun under your control.  I too find myself obsessing about my purse on those occasions when purse carry is the only option.

    Let us know how it works in various different situations!

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    « Reply #29 on: December 20, 2008, 09:12:45 pm »
    I had mentioned a Pac Safe purse earlier; it's supposed to be relatively snatch-proof, with mesh in the front and bottom and wire in the strap. I have one on its way to me now. I'm hoping that it will work for the occasions when I want to purse carry. I don't plan to do that often, as I'm finding that my Smart Carry works pretty well with skirts and dress pants, but we'll see. When I get the purse and try it out I'll let everyone know how well it works.

    The thing I find myself being more conscious of is hugs- I'm trying to "catch" those with my left arm so nobody goes "What's that!"

    As for the rent-a-holster, if I can figure out how to get people's little-used discards cheaply, I just might do that!

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    « Reply #30 on: December 20, 2008, 09:32:49 pm »
    I had mentioned a Pac Safe purse earlier; it's supposed to be relatively snatch-proof, with mesh in the front and bottom and wire in the strap. I have one on its way to me now. I'm hoping that it will work for the occasions when I want to purse carry. I don't plan to do that often, as I'm finding that my Smart Carry works pretty well with skirts and dress pants, but we'll see. When I get the purse and try it out I'll let everyone know how well it works.

    The thing I find myself being more conscious of is hugs- I'm trying to "catch" those with my left arm so nobody goes "What's that!"

    As for the rent-a-holster, if I can figure out how to get people's little-used discards cheaply, I just might do that!

    When you get it, if you can, post some pix of how it works and how you carry with it.

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    « Reply #31 on: January 14, 2009, 11:48:55 pm »
    Well, the PacSafe purse I was supposed to be getting that I bought off eBay never did arrive. I did get a refund. I'll start looking for one again. Drat.

    The Smart Carry works great under either jeans or dress pants, and under skirts with a jacket, but under a skirt and sweater I feel as if I'm wearing a neon sign around my neck: "I'm Carrying!" And that's with a loose sweater, at that. It's just the way they drape, or something.

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    « Reply #32 on: January 14, 2009, 11:57:52 pm »
    Rats!  Any idea where you're going to look next?

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    « Reply #33 on: January 15, 2009, 12:22:24 am »
    I've been watching eBay for a couple of days; there's another seller but they haven't listed the style I want. I may cruise around the net a bit, I'm trying to avoid paying full price.

    The seller I had bought from was one of those big "Power Sellers" that does the drop shipping thing, meaning they list stuff then have it sent from a warehouse somewhere, and it may not even be in stock. I got one email saying it was back ordered, then one later saying they'd cancelled because I sent a PO box address (I have both my PO box and my physical address listed so that excuse won't fly). I hate some of those big sellers on eBay who do so much business they don't have to worry about customer satisfaction. Let someone like me screw up very often and eBay would have me out on my ear.

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    « Reply #34 on: January 20, 2009, 03:40:17 pm »
    Appendix carry, right side unless I'm driving and then it's left side because of the seat belt.

    Right now I have a Kramer IWB holster (sheepskin on the inside) that clips onto my jeans, etc.  I've got a K&D on order that will go IWB and OWB. 
    The Galco contoured gunbelt arrived on Christmas Eve and the new holster should come sometime end of Feb/March.

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    « Reply #35 on: January 23, 2009, 03:40:58 pm »
    I carry in an Uncle Mike's OWB holster on the strong side of my body.  I really had to work with the adjustable thumb break's positioning, before it stopped flipping the safety/decocker into the fire position.

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    « Reply #36 on: January 23, 2009, 04:11:28 pm »
    Just about two months into it with this holster from Ted Blocker: https://wethearmed.com/index.php/topic,1206.0.html

    It's an IWB tuckable for my Glock 26; I carry in the appendix position. That's the firearm, type & style of carry I've used for 9 years now. When my beloved old Blade Tech UCH broke, I tried to replace it but found they'd since changed the design on me (rats!) -- and the new design just did not work on my body (double rats!). So I bit the bullet and ordered from a custom shop. I should have done it years ago!

    So after two months in use, I'm absolutely loving this set. It's amazingly comfortable and the gun just disappears when I put it on.

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    « Reply #37 on: January 28, 2009, 11:48:12 pm »
    I finally got a PacSafe bag. The one I got is a Tour Safe travel tote, not actually a purse.

    When I opened the package this evening, I realized that it does not have straps long enough for me to carry it across my body. Entirely my fault, not the seller's; I didn't look closely enough. I'm thinking that if I carry it on my left shoulder, and carry my Glock still in the pocket closest to my body, then I could cross-draw with my right hand. I want to attach some sort of holster in the pocket, though, so that the gun doesn't just rattle around in there, even though nothing else would then go into that pocket. The pocket has a zipper on the bottom, too, another reason for a holster.

    If I'm doing this right, you should have images of the back with the pocket I intend for the Glock, the front, the inside, and the back pocket with the Glock just sitting in there.

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    « Reply #38 on: January 29, 2009, 12:01:53 am »
    I got one of those on there twice, sorry.

    That's a Glock 26, for perspective.

    One of the reasons for carrying in the "back pocket" is that one of the anti-theft features is the zipper; when you zip the top closed, you can fasten it to a clip, so that it can't be easily unzipped. This is the bag that has slashproof mesh in the front and bottom and wire in the straps so that it can't be slashed nor the straps cut. One of the straps clips into that back pocket, so that you can unclip it, run it around something like the arm of your chair, then clip it back; it can't be just picked up and carried off.

    I don't expect to purse carry often, but when I need to, I wanted something I felt pretty secure with. It's also plenty big enough that I can leave an inside pocket open to slip my BUG from my glove box into when I'm traveling, too.

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    « Reply #39 on: January 29, 2009, 05:46:25 pm »
    Very nice.

    I've been looking for a new leather backpack purse to replace the one I keep my Grenade Launcher in.... searched the net and all the major dept stores... checked Galco and Colorado but nothing.

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    « Reply #40 on: January 29, 2009, 06:56:41 pm »
    Very nice.

    I've been looking for a new leather backpack purse to replace the one I keep my Grenade Launcher in.... searched the net and all the major dept stores... checked Galco and Colorado but nothing.



    Des, this is why I love your posts.  Grenade launcher purse.  You're my shero!

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    « Reply #41 on: January 29, 2009, 07:08:17 pm »
    PacSafe makes a pretty wide variety of products; purses, messenger bags, backpacks, laptop bags, etc. Unless you really want leather, maybe give them some consideration.

    They aren't specifically made for concealed carry- of a baby Glock, grenade launcher, or anything in between; in fact, I think they're an European company and may not give that any consideration at all. They do design to be anti-theft, though. The company has a website so that you can get a look at their product line, and they have videos of how their anti-theft devices work.

    This bag is very lightweight, which was another consideration for me. It has a pad on the shoulder strap too. It's more a tote than a purse, but their purses are pretty streamlined-looking and not "foofy" at all, either. I'm not a purse person; it's a thing in which I carry my junk. I usually have a black one or two and a beigy one or two, so I can already forsee that I might look for a smaller black PacSafe in the future. If these are made as well as I think they are, they should last me a good long time.

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    « Reply #42 on: January 30, 2009, 12:47:23 am »
    By the way, does anyone have a suggestion for a holster to attach to the inside of the bag? I want one that the gun won't slide out of, but which also won't be difficult to pull it out of, should I need it. (Picky, picky!)

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    « Reply #43 on: January 30, 2009, 02:19:58 pm »
    Are you going to velcro it to the inside of the bag?  If so, I'd recommend one of the woven fabric holsters like Uncle Mike's.  The idea is to keep the gun in one place and to ensure that nothing can get inside the trigger guard to accidentally cause a discharge; a stiff sided, woven fabric Uncle Mike's with a 2x3 inch square of velcro ought to do it. The downside is you'd have to sew or glue the other piece of velcro to that nice new purse :-(

    But it's either that or have a clip on holster of some sort...but what would it clip to?

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    « Reply #44 on: January 30, 2009, 06:23:53 pm »
    No, I want to rivet it to the inside of the purse. We're still trying to work out the details. I think I may need a left-hand draw holster for it to work. If I carry the bag over my left shoulder, it would put the gun in essentially the same position as carrying it in a shoulder holster.

    Goodness, that's hard to explain without drawing a picture! I want a hard plastic one; if printing is a problem, I'd probably pad the outside with part of a cheap fabric one. I considered a clip-on one but ran into exactly the problem you mentioned: where to clip it.

    I'll probably put a bit of velcro inside that pocket just to keep it from gaping open when I don't want it to; just enough to keep it closed, not enough to make drawing a problem.

    Who knew this would all be so complicated??? Now I understand why those thigh holsters were invented!! 

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    « Reply #45 on: January 30, 2009, 10:57:13 pm »
    I don't see any reason why you couldn't use a hard plastic holster... the craft stores have velcro with the adhesive tape on one side and the wider the better... you can always throw a few stitches onto other half of velcro into the side or lining of the purse.

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    « Reply #46 on: January 31, 2009, 09:29:46 pm »
    I don't see any reason why you couldn't use a hard plastic holster... the craft stores have velcro with the adhesive tape on one side and the wider the better... you can always throw a few stitches onto other half of velcro into the side or lining of the purse.



    That's pretty much what the Jagwear folks did with their belt pouch holster http://www.jagwear.com/jagwr2-3.htm The holster is velcroed to the inside rear of the pouch, and is a stiff plastic material.  Of course, the rear of the pouch is all Velcro type material, so you can move the holster a bit to suit you.

    I'm trying to imagine how you can rivet it in.  I'm looking forward to seeing what you end up with.

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    « Reply #47 on: January 31, 2009, 10:18:14 pm »
    My son has a serpa (sp?) holster for his Glock. His has the button; I put my 26 into it just to see how it felt. I don't think I want the button. It was a little stiff for me, trying to get it to release. I don't know if the size of the holster had anything to do with that; it's made for a larger Glock than mine, though mine fit into it.

    I won't be leaving for Austin until Tuesday or Wednesday so maybe I'll get a chance to go looking Monday. I'll be pretty close to a Gander Mountain to see what they have.

    Come to think of it, I'll need to add some elastic loops or something for extra magazines. 

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