View Full Version : Purse holsters - anyone with personal experience??
My GF just purchased her first handgun and will be taking a Concealed Carry course soon. I would imagine women are sort of picky about what they like in a purse and it's hard to find places to really browse for Gun Purses. Who makes a good one?? - both for gun carry and for general purposes? If anyone here has experience with a brand ( or several different brands ) I would love to hear..
there should be some threads in here with pics, pros and cons, and website addresses, too
Did the searches. Coronado and Galco came up most often. Some threads were interesting reading. Has anyone tried these??:
Thanks for the input!
Coronado Leather all the way. I carried various full size .40 autos in an American Hobo for years and still have it as my backup for when my on-body carry isn't an option (certain kinds of dresses, for example). Get one that has the zipper pocket for the gun. It's way faster for the draw. Plus the zipper locks. Coronados are very well made, and I love mine.
That said, I've gone subcompact and picked up a G27, and I carry it in a Ken Null USH shoulder holster. It's comfortable. It's versatile, and it works with anything but real tight tops.
My wife is a surgery nurse (open heart) and has a unique problem.
She wears scrubs so this limits method of CC. Also, she cannot have the gun on during surgery. Also, she does not want to remove the gun from on body carry and place in her locker as someone may see the firearm and become alarmed.
It boils down to off body carry. She can take the cc bag off and place in her locker. She does not want a full size purse. Something along the lines of the safepacker (http://store.thewilderness.com/index.php?cPath=51).
She likes the size of the Concealed Carry Pouch (http://www.michaelkole.com/product_info.php?cPath=9&products_id=22). Also, the exterior cell phone and ink pin pouch in the Venturer Excursion Organizer Bag (http://www.shopatron.com/product/product_id=ROT2327/573.0) add a nice touch to make the bag less revealing as to carrying a gun. Unfortunately the Venturer Excursion Organizer Bag is military canvas.
Has anybody run across something similar to the Venturer Excursion Organizer Bag but in a material other than military canvas?
How about something like this? It fits like a fanny pack, but is better looking. I wear it on my side. I wouldn't put anything bigger than a g26 in it. Use your own judgement.
How did I wonder in here. :supergrin: I don't carry a purse...unless my wife makes me hold it for her.
My wife has two Galco carry purses and a fanny pack. The Galco's work fine but she says they can get a little heavy even with a small frame revolver inside.
But over all she loves it. I'm kinda of jealous in a way because you can hide a full-size 1911 inside of one. Seriously. And it's sealed by itself so you never have to worry about something getting stuck on the trigger guard (because the pistol is actually holstered inside).
I teach a lot of new shooters and take one purse to every class so ladies can see what one looks like.
It's a shame the NRA killed it's women's magazine. I used to read it a lot for a different perspective and they ran a great feature on women and holsters.
Mrs. Historian has a dropped offset holster for range use that makes all the difference in the world with the pistol not pokin her in the ribs.
While I've no direct experience, I can tell you of a little trick my wife used when we were younger. CC purse's were fairly rare, and more designed for police women, yea, that's what they were called back then. Remember Angie Dickenson:supergrin: Anyway, back on topic. She carried in a diaper bag. Have you ever heard of a purse snatcher stealing a diaper bag? Remember, cloth diapers were still popular then, and a bag could possibly contain what to day would be a "bio-hazard". Something to think about.
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