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WOMEN - HOW TO CARRY FIREARMS - Guns N' Girls (Informative Version)

Discussion in 'Firearms' started by Brokor, Apr 19, 2016.

  1. Brokor

    Brokor Live Free or Cry Moderator Site Supporter+++ Founding Member

    Falia Photography Channel:


    Thigh holster (concealed carry)

    Concealed carry and outfits for women

    Crossbreed Supertuck

    Selecting a handgun (women's perspective)

    There's tons more on her channel, too. I ask everybody to keep this clean and professional. This thread is for information ONLY, and is NOT to be taken as a joke. For having fun, please visit this thread instead: https://www.survivalmonkey.com/threads/guns-n-girls-possible-mature-content-guns-mandatory.35015/
  2. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey++

    I'll throw my $.02 in.

    Biggest rule for me is to not let somebody else purchase your Carry Piece for you. There are so many minute details that go into making a gun right for YOU, that nobody else can get right.

    And remember: Your loved ones care for you, but they aren't you. The person working the counter may be nice, but they are at work, and need to move the product in the store if they wanna keep their job. A good instructor just wants you stay alive.

    And a lesson that most people who have never carried a gun don't understand: The first one or two are probably not going to be the ones the you end up carrying for the next 20 years. It is really hard, without experience DOING it, to know what you can comfortably carry, get into action, hit with, and put whatever you are shooting at down. You probably won;t be one of the lucky ones.

    I'll be watching this thread. This is some very important information that needs discussing.
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  3. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Moderator Moderator Site Supporter++

    Inside thigh holster, that is an interesting concept but I would like to see her quickly draw the weapon. All I can think about is chafing and if you wear hose, it will ruin them for sure. Personally, I think the holster that attaches to your bra is better. It seems to be more functional. I have talked to some women that prefer the bra holster because it is easier to conceal

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  4. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey++

    That bra holster looks like the way to go as absolute no print and it certainly presents quickly. I would think you would have to be a bit careful re holstering but that goes for appendix carry also. Many women around here are now carrying appendix but I doubt they know about this bra holster. The inside the thigh looks like a accident waiting to happen. I am going to see if wife is interested in the bra holster as I would like her to get her permit and carry but don't know if she can as she is not an American citizen.

    @AxesAreBetter "The first one or two are probably not going to be the ones the you end up carrying for the next 20 years." Ain't that the gospel. I started with a Kahr P9 as it when I first got back about a year ago, then went to a Glock G19 with the larger magazine after all the terrorist crap and now considering something smaller again for summer but will see as looking at some Kydex appendix carry holsters for the G19.

    Going to purchase the Glock G43 because wife cannot rack the Kahr and I think it prudent to have guns we both can use...it will be hard to give up the Kahr but...there it is.
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  5. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Speaking from a slightly different standpoint, I've known women that couldn't hide a derringer in a bra holster; let's just say they have "boyish" figures. Once again, the concept is great, but not going to work for all.

    So far, the subject has been addresses from the angle of minimum clothing. What about formal or business attire?
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  6. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    I am not a fan of them.
    Wingnut Lady Shoots Self Dead While Adjusting Boob-Gun

    I would prefer having the gun pointed at something that doesn't bleed. For the same reason, I don't like being behind someone with a horizontal carry shoulder rig (it's aimed at ME).
    I was taught to always carry any firearm, pointed in a safe direction. (Usually down).
    I'm no expert, but I would prefer either a vertical shoulder holster or a small of the back IWB.
    People make enough mistakes leaving their weapons behind In restrooms, or dropping them on trails. Aiming a gun at a body part is just dumb.
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  7. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    Watching this thread... very interested in the input from she-monkeys I can pass along to my wife.
  8. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    Your point is well taken. Bear in mind that your preference is subject to a lot of argument, simply because we are dealing with concealed carry, and you won't be able to tell if it is pointed in your direction or not. That is for the wearer to "think safety" about. When you get down to it, there is almost no way to carry that doesn't expose a body part to an ND.

    We do need more input from the ladies. Men's thinking is fine for what it's worth ---
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  9. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey..... Moderator Site Supporter++

    When my wife wanted a CCW, I took her to an indoor range that also had a rental counter with a great variety of pistols/calibers. She shot a bunch of different pistols in 9mm and .380, as she disliked the recoil of my .40 and wanted something smaller. I wanted her to pick the best tool, that she could work properly and shoot accurately. There were a couple that she popped maybe two or three rounds.... cleared the pistol and said nope...next. After a bit she kept going back to the S&W M&P Shield in 9MM.... happiness ever after. :)
  10. kellory

    kellory An unemployed Jester, is nobody's fool. Banned

    The article I referenced is just the first Google hit on the incident. It is clearly slanted anti-gun, but I do remember the incident when it hit the news.
    The facts remain regardless of the slant presented. It was not on safe, and it was pointed at a body part. That, combined with her inexperience, killed her
  11. Tevin

    Tevin Monkey+

    Being a guy, I can't speak with any authority on this issue. It is somewhat amusing when other guys try to offer wisdom on a topic that they clearly have zero experience or firsthand knowledge.

    When women ask me about firearms (which seems to be often these days), I can show them how to operate a particular gun, answer questions about the various calibers and types of ammo, and help them hit a target. I can even do it with a high level of competence.

    As far as where on one's person and how to carry a gun in the context of female anatomy...you're on your own, ladies. I plead clueless.

    Men have it easy. An in-the-waistband holster with a loose untucked shirt and I'm good to go. I can even carry an extra mag or so and no one can tell I've got all that hardware under there. Not many women could pull that off.
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  12. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey++

    This may screw my OPSEC a little, But:
    I have fallen victim to an accidental discharge due to having a critical buckle (of all things) on a carry rig decide to pop off. Like Kellory saying, you HAVE to keep those worse cases in mind.

    There are boob holsters that point up at you chin...if you wana know why that ain't a good thing, there is a big problem that people have with open carry hip holster getting excited and shooting themselves in the leg...reaching under your clothes in a hurry? I'd be wary.

    Do any of you ladies packing heat use any of the garment s with built in holsters and suchlike?
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  13. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey

    My wife uses a purse holster, though it's susceptible to purse snatchers. I always thought it would be fun to make the shoulder strap break away under heavy force pulling a pin out of an internal grenade and 3... 2... 1... one less thief...
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  14. Tikka

    Tikka Monkey+++

    My wife went to a excellent gun shop. Her choice was a hammerless S&W wheel gun. As he changed the grips a few times, the clerk actually knew what he was doing. Better fit for her and they sold a set of grips.

    Although she shoots every pistol or revolver here and quite well. She thought under duress, point and squeeze was a good idea.
  15. arleigh

    arleigh Goophy monkey

    If your going to carry you should accept the fact that there is going to be some sacrifice to comfort.
    As has been said , people have lost them , obviously gotten too comfortable with where it is placed.
  16. TailorMadeHell

    TailorMadeHell Lurking Shadow Creature

    Okay, a question on thigh holster so you ladies have things to think about. Is it better to have an internal thigh draw or external thigh draw?
  17. Cruisin Sloth

    Cruisin Sloth Special & Slow

    Great thread .
    Glad Im no longer dating / courting woman .. Great Videos .
    My Wife Breasts could not hide like the video's showed .
    She was saying , Not going to have a chance of her trying to hide one there , But she liked the IWB style.
    right now she packs on OWB as a gunslinger would on the farm .
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  18. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey++

    @ghrit yes, I understand but my wife is well enough endowed that it would not show and it appeared those holster are placed horizontal, you pull straight down to disengage the holster.

    @kellory Understand your concern but in my mind - well - if you have a GOOD gun and if you have a GOOD holster and training is GOOD then the gun should never go BANG until you pull the trigger.
    The military taught me that in a stressful situation you will NOT THINK you will react - meaning you will do what you are trained to do, no less, no more. Train to that standard and all will be well. I understand your concern but I really think you should try to get over it... now, truly, I understand given where we live (just got smacked in the face today from over reach government) but a shoulder rig is pretty clandestine. I have one and use it during the winter and now am trying to transfer to an appendix holster.
  19. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey++

    Hell, I like the Shield! And, that might be the fix. I really don't care as long as it is 9mm so as to not having to stock numerous different calibers. I know, the .40 and .45 and 10mm but I have made my bed and I will sleep in it.
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  20. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Warning Warning WarningWarning Warning SCROLLoLLOLL Down At Your Own riskWARNING WARNINWARNING

    But Ganado's sure to get a giggle from it.....Skirt or kilt...anything a man in a kilt can do while carrying...a woman or girl can also do











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