holster update

Looks like the only way I can wear this LCR with the flashbang holster is straight up and down between my breasts.  In some ways it is mentally uncomfortable to have the barrel of the gun pointed straight at my chin. Could wear it pointed down so it is aimed at my stomach :)? On the other hand, it is equally accessible to either my right or left hand. if worn pointed down, the bulky grip is between my breasts and would be left hand only. Will be thankful for its versatility, that will give me options depending on my dress for the day. and will practice with all the options.

and anyone checking out my cleavage will have more than an eyeful !!

Oh, for those women of size, mount it high or you will find your stomach sticking the grip out enough to print.

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Flashbang

My flashbang holster arrived today.  The Kydex is molded perfectly for my Ruger LCR and holds it securely.  Takes a mighty tug to get it out, and some effort to get it back.  of course, getting it out is the important part. 

the LCR is a pretty bulky gun for this purpose; a 380 will be flatter and possibly easier to conceal, but prefer the revolver with the shrouded hammer for many reasons.  If you are not familiar with the gun, see www.ruger.com/products/lcr/models.html

it took some fiddling to get the flash bang to sit properly.  am wearing a bra today similar to the fuscia one on this page http://ultimateconcealedcarry.com/holsters-for-women.html   the holster comes with three interchangeable straps, the shortest one attached.  had to shorten it again and mount it at an angle for it to sit properly and comfortably.  straight up and down as they show it, it kept slipping out as I bent over to do things.  when wearing a different bra, it will  have to be adjusted again.

For those women who have padded under their breasts for “push up”, the gun does it for you!  if you are filling your bra fully, you may want to go up a cup size to accommodate the holster.

The flash bang is basically a cross draw holster.  got a left hand draw, which required nearly a months wait, because (1) I’m more accurate with intuitive shooting with my left and (2) my right breast is substantially smaller than my left, so there’s room to spare.

The LCR does have a bulky, but short grip which is my only complaint about it.  So was pleased to see a reasonably priced Colt Cobra .38, 2″ barrel at my gun shop the other day.  Unfortunately, it had been refinished poorly, which made it reasonably priced!  The grips had also been replaced and were more accommodating to my big hand.  of course, as a gun that hasn’t been made for 30 years, find a holster for it will be even more difficult!  A generic may have to do.  There definitely will be no flash bang in its future, although ankle, thigh, pocket and waistband holsters are all available for it.

Over all, the Flashbang is surprisingly comfortable. Its limitation is the necessity of wearing some kind of top rather than dress.  But guess holsters for women to carry concealed will be like most other things; a variety of styles for every occasion.

 

holster update 1

For some this post will be TMI!

Stopped wearing a bra when I was 16, that’s nearly 48 years ago.  but have recently begun again so I can accommodate wearing a flash bang holster.  after much searching, that seemed to be by best option.  Not totally convenient when wearing a dress, and not with some style bras.  Definitely better to struggle with the discomfort of wearing a bra, though, than having my gun fall out of its holster everytime I bend over in the garden! 

Then I found a great thigh holster at www.shootingtulips.com.  Their XL is just barely within my size range.  It came today (I’m still waiting for my flash bang, its a special order).  The thigh band is comfortable, with my LCR.  the waist part of the garter is going to be stretched to hell and gone quickly, but its not uncomfortable, and won’t be hard to replace.  It is certainly more attractive than most thigh holsters being stretchy lace – not neoprene, elastic, Velcro and other stiff materials.  actually, most concealed thigh holsters look like the ones they sell for wearing OUTSIDE ones pants!

Now I have something to wear everyday, with my dresses, that will be a hell of a lot easier to get to than the flash bang would be, reaching down through the neckline!