|Glock 27 in 40 S&W|
|Good old paddle holster|
Now that I've had it for several months and become well acquainted with it, I'm looking for concealment solutions. Here's the story.
I wanted a purse. I thought it would be handy and easier to carry, especially in the summer. So, I got the Gun Tote'n Mamas Bag in camo. I don't remember the name of it and can't seem to find it anywhere online to reference. I got it from Cabelas, Inc., however, so maybe they have it exclusively. But, here's a picture of mine:
|Gun Tote'n Mamas concealed carry bag|
|The holster is part of the deal|
I loved this bag when I got it. I used it exclusively whether I carried or not. It came with a simple holster that stays in place with hook and loop tape. It can be repositioned to however you need your gun to be held inside the bag.
When I carried my Glock, however, I realized just how heavy it became. And when I didn't, I wanted more room. The handle is stiff and hard to adjust. Whatever material they made it out of, it certainly does its job. I like this bag, don't get me wrong, but it doesn't quite excite me anymore.
So, then I found this bag: The Ful Peabody in Camo.
|Ful Peabody in Camo|
I was excited and geeked about it. It happens that my Glock can fit in the uppermost zippered compartment.
|The 3 zippered compartments offer options.|
But, I like to have a holster to protect it, not just let it hang in there free. So, I used the simple holster that came with my previous bag and felt better. But, there again, the weight became an issue.
I really like this bag, though. I wear it cross body style. It keeps my hands free while I can then swing the bag towards the front of my body to access any of the compartments.
I started thinking about carrying on my person. But, then, IWB or OWB?
(Confused? IWB = In the waistband and OWB = Outside of the waistband.)
OK. Well, I was given a leather paddle holster with my gun, remember? So, we were going to my parents' house one day and I decided to wear it. I donned my camo belt and placed my paddle holster. The inside of my elbow was resting on the gun. In fact, the gun was almost touching my, well, girls. While I drove, a manual trans, the holster was digging into my hip. I'm not very tall, mind you, about 5' 5". As I shot and walked around at the 'rents' place, I realized this holster would not do. Quite uncomfortable when worn with normally fitting pants. When worn with pants a little big to accommodate said holster, the weight wants to pull your britches off!
|Paddle holster from the top|
UGH. So, I keep looking online, seeking direction from some unknown place, some knowledgeable female who has gone before me. I came upon a few different ideas that I may try. Or I may try to create.
The thought has crossed my mind that I need to carry a smaller caliber, smaller framed gun, but then... I don't wanna. The smaller framed guns don't fit my right hand well. I feel like my fingers are gargantuan when I hold them because my trigger finger wraps all the way around back to my thumb and can even overlap my thumb almost entirely. I don't like pulling the trigger with my knuckles.
Comments and suggestions are welcome. Just leave a comment below or find a way to contact me in the sidebar to the right. Whatever suits your fancy!
Here are a few great resources I found along the way:
30 Cal Gal
Girl's Guide to Guns
GunGoddess Etsy Shop
Pinterest Gun Leather and More