What’s the best gun for women’s concealed carry? Well “best” is hard to define because everyone’s situation is different. So we’ve brought JoAnn back to discuss some solutions for women’s concealed carry choices.
First, we want to look at things that may not be optimal, like gimmick guns and poor carry methods. Particularly bad is any form of off-body carry. The big danger with off body carry is that every time you set your gun holding device down, your gun is no longer under your immediate control, and you no longer have access to it. Purse carry gets better if you’re using a dedicated purse holster, but there are definitely better options.
These didn’t exist when this video was originally filmed, but also right out are products like the Lethal Lace holster, which is only lethal to the person wearing it, since the trigger can be pulled right through the cheap fabric it’s made out of.
One of the options that appears to be a gimmick at first but that actually doesn’t suck is the Flashbang Bra Holster. I know, I know. It seems silly but hear me out. The holster has a rigid kydex shell that covers the trigger guard, and as a deep concealment option goes it is certainly better than purse carry.
On to the topic of guns, this is where things became more personal. We have luckily moved past the era of “just get the lil’ lady a j-frame” but unfortuantely we moved into the era of “get her a pink LCP.” There’s nothing wrong with the LCP and if that gun fits your use case then great! But it’s important to identify why someone wants a gun, what they plan on using it for, and whether or not they’re going to spend time getting good at using it. Because what works for a mom of three kids with no free time may not be the right choice for a single woman who lives alone, does jujitsu twice a week and wants to become a proficient shooter.
We’re fortunate that women’s concealed carry has become so popular, because more people exercising their rights is a good thing. Hopefully this video will help educate new gun owners and direct them down the path. This, after all, is the way.