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Posted: 4/25/2001 10:37:22 AM EDT
...I would care about her so much that I would get her one of these

SuperBra offers support, easy

                     By Jennifer Harper
                     THE WASHINGTON TIMES

                          It is one item that does not appear in the fancy lingerie
                     catalog . . . yet.
                          But in the perplexing world of
                     ladies´ unmentionables, the
                     SuperBra is the foundation
                     undergarment that may win a
                     coveted spot in history. It is the
                     world´s only combined brassiere
                     and firearm holster, designed by a
                     female security specialist for
                     female gun owners who had been
                     resigned to carry their personal
                     weapon in a purse or waist pack.
                          "If a woman is attacked, the
                     purse is the first thing taken from
                     her. A good place to conceal a weapon is in the chest area,"
                     said Paxton Quigley, a high-profile Beverly Hills security
                     specialist with some show biz in her veins.
                          A former talk-radio host, Miss Quigley recently tutored
                     three former female contestants of CBS´ "Survivor" in
                     self-defense, a process taped for the syndicated show
                           "They said their training was harder than anything they did
                     on 'Survivor,´" she said.
                          The "new bra holster is equal parts Victoria´s Secret and
                     Guns & Ammo magazine," according to one media account.
                          It is priced at $30, available in black or white and features
                     a soft plastic holster that can accommodate a .38 caliber
                     snub-nose revolver. There is no preoccupation with frills or
                     underwiring here; the most important concern is whether the
                     woman in question shoots with her left or right hand. The
                     garment is configured to match, and can conceal a pepper
                     spray cannister, besides.
                          "Which is what interested 'Ripley´s Believe It or Not.´ The
                     producers didn´t want to feature anything about women and
                     guns, but the pepper spray met their approval," said Miss
                     Quigley, who wryly noted that the syndicated TV show
                     completely retaped the segment to eliminate any mention of
                     firearms. Television apparently wants to keep the guns and
                     gore for movies and cop shows.
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 10:38:38 AM EDT
                           The infamous bra holster, though, is the stuff of waggish
                     press dreams. Over the years, the media has offered gleeful
                     accounts of undergarments as crime clues and even murder
                     weapons, like the "best clue in Ohio drug bust concealed in
                     woman´s bra" story that the Associated Press covered last
                          While Miss Quigley seriously advocates responsible gun
                     ownership, the jokes are beginning to multiply.
                           "A new bra made for holdups, not push-ups," noted an
                     April 10 account on "Court TV," which added that the bra
                     could "boost the confidence and more of wearers."
                          One online humor site features a fictitious "Personal
                     Security Bra," woven of bullet-resistant Kevlar fiber with
                     "integrated holsters for mace, knife and .22 pistol."
                          Miss Quigley, who has written two books on gun safety
                     and self-defense for women, is philosophical about it and
                     continues to offer the SuperBra as practical equipment rather
                     than boudoir flimsy, right along with a product line that
                     includes foaming pepper spray, gun-storage vaults and door
                          Female gun owners don´t have all that many options,
                          "We´ve been told by many women that finding a
                     comfortable holster is very similar to the search for a
                     comfortable bra," a notice for equipment supplier Concealed
                     Carrier explains.
                          Still, the company only offers pants, waist, thigh and belt
                     holsters for women, asking the prospective customer: "Will it
                     be a basic holster to protect your gun, a holster for the gun
                     range or strictly a concealment holster?"
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 10:39:20 AM EDT
                           Meanwhile, Miss Quigley, who has given self-defense
                     training to about 7,000 women since 1990 and taught actress
                     Geena Davis to shoot for the movie "Thelma and Louise,"
                     vouches for her product.
                          "Women like the idea of comfort and its ease of access,"
                     she said.
                          Though Miss Quigley has trademarked the name
                     "SuperBra" with a capital B, this isn´t the only "super bra" out
                          Both name and concept are oddly popular. Already,
                     lingerie manufacturers like Gossard, Bendon and Panache
                     offer sports bras called "Superbras." The "Holster Bra" from
                     D´Aquino Intimo, has nothing to do with guns. It is instead a
                     "feminine, sporty new bra for active life styles," and even has
                     its own Web site.
                          There´s also a Superbra recording label that features
                     primarily high-energy "techno" dance music. Needless to say,
                     some gun holsters are actually called gun "bras" in the trade.
                          Australian scientists, in the meantime, are at work on the
                     world´s first "Smart Bra," which uses futuristic, "self-adjusting
                     fibers" and sensors to expand, stiffen or contract the garment
                     in certain areas as a woman moves.
                          "It will be the first time intelligent polymer systems have
                     been completely integrated into fabric structure," said one
                     researcher, who estimated that the first Smart Bra prototypes
                     would be available in about two years.
Link Posted: 4/25/2001 10:40:19 AM EDT
Gives a whole new meaning to "Stacked AND packed"

Link Posted: 4/25/2001 10:47:17 AM EDT
I would just like to add, that as I am sensitive to womenz needs, I would give her my .38. We could then go for walks in the park and picnics with confidence.
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