Concealed Carry Holster Options for Women on the Grind

With so many concealed carry options available, how do you determine which option is right for you? Most gun owners will tell you that they own many carry options based on their daily activities. They will also tell you that many that they tried are stuffed in a drawer to one day be sold on eBay.com.

Curves of a woman’s body make it even more challenging to find the perfect concealed carry option depending on the firearms that she chooses for everyday carry. The options are limitless as women’s interest in firearms for self-defense and sport continues to soar.

Inside Waistband Holster

An inside the waistband holster is by far the most convenient for women on the move. There are numerous inside the waistband holsters available but when thinking about concealed carry, you want to choose a holster that is comfortable enough to wear all day. The Crossbreed Minituck is one of my favorites when used for appendix carry. No matter which brand you choose, make sure that the backing (the side that touches the body is flexible for maximum comfort.

Crossbreed MiniTuck® Concealed Carry Holster
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Belly Band

Belly Bands holsters are another great option for those who like to conceal carry close to the body. Belly Bands are practically invisible under the right garment and come in a variety of pricing options. Most belly bands have a place to house multiple handguns, extra magazines, a smartphone, flashlight, knife, and other personal items!

Gander Mountain sells the PS Products Belly Band Holster with 2 Magazine Pouches for a low $14.99, while Can Can Concealment has a fancier women’s only Hip Hugger style that retails for $79.99. The Can Can comes in three sizes, micro, classic, shebang,

Hip Hugger Classic Holster

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Corset Holster

The most beautiful and most popular corset holster for women is by far, the Dene Adams Brand. The Dene Adams corset holster comes with a universal trigger guard that secures your handgun firmly into place and works for those who are right or left handed and those whose prefer to carry in a cross draw position. The Dene Adams corset holster retails for $109 for the classic edition and $139 for the limited edition.

Midnight corset holster
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Garter Holster

Garter holsters are a perfect option for summer fun and Sundays. Both Femme Fatale and Can Can offer beautiful garter holsters that are perfect when you want to wear a dress or skirt. The Femme Fatale holster comes in a lace design while the Can Can garter holster comes in micro, classic, and shebang sizes.

Femme Fatale Garter Holster
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Can Can Classic Garter Holster
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Ankle Holster

Another great option for women is the Femme Fatale Ankle SoxXx holster.  The Femme Fatale Ankle SoxXx holster has a 5″ wide pocket that holds your handgun. The pocket is designed to hold a variety of handguns allowing your handgun to be positioned to the contour of your leg allowing for total concealment. There is a plastic shield that is hidden between the ankle and the handgun for added comfort.

Femme Fatale Ankle SoxXx
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Bike Shorts

UnderTech Undercover makes women’s Concealment Short Shorts.  The are perfect for wearing with skirts, jeans, and slacks when you don’t want to wear a belt. Dene Adams now make the body shaping Thigh Holster Shorts that smooth the tummy and conceals your handgun with a built-in trigger guard and a breakaway retention tab.

UnderTech Undercover Women's Concealment Short Shorts
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Body Shaping Thigh Holster Shorts
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Tank Shirt

UnderTech UnderCover Concealment tank is designed to carry the handgun close to the body. It has a holster pocket on the left and right side and is perfect for those that prefer to cross draw their handgun. You could also one pocket for extra magazines.

UnderTech Undercover Women's Concealment Tank Top
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No matter which option you choose, always make sure that your trigger guard is completely covered for maximum safety.

Concealed Carry Handbags – Are there any stylish options?

Looking for a Concealed Carry Handbag?

Are you looking for a concealed carry handbag and having little luck finding quality options? Anyone who knows me will tell you that I am a handbag snob. Nothing irritates me more than a highly endorsed line of handbags that are of low quality materials. When it comes to a concealed carry handbag, only buy the best because quality lasts.

No matter what concealed carry handbag you choose, the holstering option is critical. Many come with a velcro backed holster that ca be modified to fit a variety of handgun sizes. ALWAYS ensure that your holster option covers your trigger guard completely!

After an extensive search for the most beautiful concealed carry handbags, I discovered some beauties that I think any handbag snob will love!

Concealed Carrie has a beautiful line of concealed carry handbags that are sure to please the most bougie diva. Concealed Carrie offers a variety of satchels, hobos, and totes in leather and nylon. The Aged Brown Leather Satchel is my absolute favorite and the one I chose for personal carry.

Aged Brown Leather Satchel
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Crocodile Print Leather Hobo
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Another fabulous concealed carry handbag manufacturer is Designer Concealed Carry.  Designer Concealed Carry is the Hermes of concealed carry handbags with their price at the top of the scale in dollars and in style. With increased cost comes with increased quality as Designer Concealed Carry‘s handbag are absolutely stunning!

Couture satchel -Ivory Embossed
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Padlock Satchel - black lizard
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Gun Tote’N Mamas  offer a variety of crossbody bags, shoulder bags, and totes at a much more affordable price. Gun Tote’N Mamas  also offer vegan varieties for those who refuse to spend a lot on a purse or prefer not to purchase real leather.

GTM-77 Blue Studded Tote
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Concealed Carry Handbag
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What is your favorite line of concealed carry handbags? Do you currently own a concealed carry bag or is there one that you currently have your eye on? Share your favorite concealed carry handbag with the GIRLZ on F.I.R.E. community by leaving a comment below!

How to Conceal Carry Like a Pro

The first step to being successful at concealed carry is education. By taking a reputable concealed carry handgun course you will learn not only the laws applicable to your state but a variety of other subject matters as well. Most concealed carry handgun courses will teach the principles of safety, handgun nomenclature, marksmanship fundamentals, safety issues while carrying, presentation techniques, cleaning and maintenance, and various proficiency drills.Concealed Carry

As laws regarding concealed carry changed based on legislature, staying updated on the current state laws is mandatory. As an example, within five months of teaching Concealed Carry Handgun certification, the manual changed twice.

Following up with additional training in not only recommended, but critical in becoming proficient with your firearm. As you will learn in a firearm safety class, there are many types of firearms, all with different safety features and firing mechanisms. By reading your owner’s manual you can learn the features that are unique to your training needs.

By choosing the right holster or carry option for your lifestyle, you will be dedicated to carrying on a daily basis. If your carry option is not comfortable, you simply, will not carry. Holster options range from on the body, to purses with built-in velcro holsters that are accessible from the left or right carry position. In addition, you have the option of ankle holsters, shoulder holsters and even those built into leggings for athletic needs. Do your research and choose the options that are best for you.

Before you travel, always research laws for each state that you plan to cross. Many states will honor your concealed carry permit while others don’t allow concealed carry at all. Invest in a locking safe that can be securely affixed to your vehicle if you do not have a locking glove compartment as it required in the majority of states.

Finally, never stop learning. There is a variety of information available via online Google searches, YouTube videos, and social media platforms. Do your research and know your rights!