As you may have heard by now, female membership in the NRA for 2013 is already up over 40% compared to last year and NRA general membership grew by 100,000 in just 18 days immediately following Sandy Hook. The NRA and NGR (National Gun Rights) are two of the major players in helping keep our 2nd Amendment alive and well. Then you have several law enforcement officials speaking out against new laws recently passed in their own states. The largest contingent is that of the Sheriffs of Colorado. The Sheriffs of 62 counties have now banned together and have written a letter to their govenor stating they will not enforce these new anti-second amendment laws he signed into effect back in April.
So, since more of you are learning, practicing and living a more protected and vigilant life I am sure you are looking for any means possible for carrying. Or, if you do not carry yet, what options are available to you? A couple weeks ago I posted the question on my FFT Facebook page… “To all the ladies who carry out there… if you holster, what do you use? If you don’t holster, how do you carry?” I recieved two really great responses… Thank you Whitney and Tammy! I also find it interesting that on June 4th Forbes on-line posted the article “Concealed Carry For The Ladies”. Ha! A very mainstream (and conservative I might add) magazine/website, mostly geared toward business and finances, discussing concealment options for ladies. See the article here… Concealed Carry For The Ladies.
Lets discuss concealed carry options for women. Women have the option of carrying in a multitude of different ways. They can, of course carry just like men, depending on their attire, weather and/or occaision. Multiple options are available… inside the waist holsters, outside the waist holsters, purse holsters, purses with handgun concealment compartments, bra holsters, t-shirt holsters, ankle holsters, etc. In my research I came across a series of Youtube Videos posted by “TheWellArmedWomanTV” . Carrie Lightfoot, the owner, has done a great job of presenting several options for carrying. If you go to her Youtube channel you will see her discussions on purses, ankle holsters, waist holsters, “summer carry”, etc. These videos are definitely worth taking a look at. Then, you have SoulSurviorX2, she is defintely a little more on the lighter side, but still very relevant. You can see one of her videos here… SoulSurvivorX2. There are several different designs when it comes to carring in a purse. I certainly would not be able to tell if someone was carrying or if it was even a concealed carry purse. Here are a few samples below:
A concealed carry purse from Gun Goddess, one from Gun Tot’n Mamas and then we have a concealed carry fanny pack from 5.11.