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TXMary
12-05-2011, 16:18
I am just starting to do my research for getting my CHL and I have a question. IS there a good conceal option for women that doesn't involve wearing a belt with the clips on the outside? I am not a belt wearing person anyway---and if I were to have the clips showing, I wouldn't feel comfortable. I've looked at the belly band and that looks good, but without a holster in it, it doesn't look that secure. Help!

Thanks!

Emoore
12-05-2011, 21:22
90% of the time I use a smartcarry or a bellyband. With a belly band, you shouldn't need a holster. There's a pouch in the band that holds the gun. I wear the bellyband so the butt of the pistol is right underneath my breasts so my shirt drapes over it. I'll see if I can post a pic tomorrow.

TXMary
12-05-2011, 21:28
thanks!

Mrs. Cochese
12-05-2011, 21:50
I carry a fanny pack cross draw like a purse instead of wearing it around my waist which puts the gun right below my breasts as well as Emoore stated above...I think that is the best position for it because it is easily accessible.

Ultimately it is what is most comfortable for you but practice drawing it from whatever carry holster you choose.

I never know if I'm going to be wearing something appropriate to conceal so the fanny pack works for me but I'm also in Law Enforcement so I have my credentials rigged in there as well.

I also like the fact that when I carry it snug and cross draw I have two free hands if needed...I don't like the purse flung over the shoulder type carrying systems.

I've never tried the belly band....

Hope that helps

Emoore
12-05-2011, 22:09
Here's some pics I took:

Belly band right under the breasts:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/Emspics/IMG_2179.jpg

Lower on the stomach:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/Emspics/IMG_2180.jpg

On the side, you can do this if you wear baggier shirts:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/Emspics/IMG_2181.jpg


Closer pic of side carry:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/Emspics/IMG_2182.jpg


You do need to wear an undershirt or camisole as shown under the bellyband as it tends to chafe. If you're carrying lower on the stomach or on the side, retention isn't really good enough to turn cartwheels or do a lot of sprinting. If you have larger breasts, the under-breast position helps hold the gun down in the holster but it isn't as easy to draw from no matter how big or small your chest is, so you kind of trade retention for ease of access.

TXMary
12-06-2011, 11:52
Thanks for the pics and the ideas. I noticed that you are wearing the belly band higher--do you ever wear it lower--like at waistline of even just under waistline?

Emoore
12-06-2011, 15:20
Thanks for the pics and the ideas. I noticed that you are wearing the belly band higher--do you ever wear it lower--like at waistline of even just under waistline?

No, I also have a smartcarry and it works a lot better for that. I don't care for the smartcarry as much, though. I'm vain and it makes me look like I have a lower belly pooch!

TXMary
12-06-2011, 15:38
well--since I'm "old" and already have a belly pooch(!) guess then I could blame it on the smart pouch instead of my lack of sit-ups!

Misty02
02-18-2012, 09:34
Iíve use both the fanny-pack and the belly band. The fanny-pack in both positions, as described by Mrs. Cochese and the traditional way, it depends on what clothing Iím wearing. The belly band I use it partly over the hip/waist/torso with the firearm at around 4 oíclock, which means I need a second outer layer to drape over the whole thing. I tried it the way Emoore has it but it didnít work for me, God didnít bless me with enough of a bust so that blouses would just hang and not show the outline.

What did you end up opting for? :)

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Keoking
02-18-2012, 09:51
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v91/Emspics/IMG_2179.jpg


You're out of toilet paper.

MrsUzi4U
02-27-2012, 18:47
I have a purse carry and an older fanny pack. I've seen some newer fanny packs that look a little less 'announcing'. Is there a brand anyone likes? I'm trying to carry more often, and need something I can be semi-active, like frisbee, or tennis wall practice while wearing.