Good concealed carry holster for females
For many years I served as the chief firearms instructor for a law enforcement agency. Our agency required that everyone carry concealed. I retired a few years ago, and throughout my tenure I had great difficulty finding decent holsters to recommend to the female officers.
There are obvious physiological differences between the way men's and women's hips are build. For the female officers this usually meant that when drawing from a concealed carry holster, the pistol was pointed into their ribs just below the bra line. In order to draw, they had to bend quite far to the side to get the pistol out of the holster.
The male's more blocky build makes it far easier to conceal a pistol. For females, a pistol on their hip looks enormous, and is easily spotted. (at least it was back in the early 2000's)
Have either fashions changed enough (low rise jeans) or has anyone developed a decent concealed carry pistol for females yet?
Because of the potential for falling on a firearm during a fight, small of the back, or kidney carry is NOT recommended. The holster will pretty much have to be a strong side carry holster. Does anyone have any good suggestions for my daughter?
A belly band can be worn in any position on a person's midsection.
But no, clothing hasn't changed much.
Women aren't all shaped alike, so its not possible to recommend a holster online for someone we've never seen.
I'm 5'3", about 135, and I carry a G19 or G17 appendix carry most times in a Comp-tac Infidel holster.
I carry my pm9 in a cross breed microclip just behind my hip, no one can tell I'm carrying and that's while wearing layering tanks and a fairly fitted sweater (4'10" 100lbs)
I'm a die hard Raven fan. I had a very hard time finding a holster that would actually "conceal" the gun until I tried out my fiance's new Raven holster. I am 5'4 and weigh 115 lbs, and you honestly wouldn't notice my M&P9C in a tight shirt if you weren't looking for it. I have since ordered my own Raven gear for all of my guns. They also offer OWB loops in case you ever wanted to carry that way without having to get a second holster, which is what I do when I take handgun training courses. The only downfall is that they have about an 18 week wait time for new holsters. However, the demand speaks for itself.
Hope this helps!!
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My wife is considering going to a shoulder holster, perhaps something along the lines of the Bianchi 'Tuxedo' model.
My wife is about 5'9" and about 160 lbs and abt a C+ cup. She also has a mature figure (52yrs old). She has found that a belly band just below the waist band with a small S&W 5 shot 38spl works real good for her if she wants to carry on her person.
BTW I am enjoying the small weight gain. I like mine as she is. If women are like wine and someone started a thread about 40 yrs old. Well 10 more years makes it that much better.