In the last 10 years, there has been more than a 300% increase in concealed handgun permits issued in the U.S. Among the largest and fastest-growing groups of new permit holders are women.
As more and more women exercise their second amendment right to bear arms, gun accessory makers and designers are taking notice. The market is flooding with products designed with women in mind. A new market is taking shape.
If you are among the women strapping on concealed firearms, you know that finding the right products to make carrying comfortable and stylish is important. Here are some of the holstering options currently on the market and why you should consider trying a few out before landing on your method of concealment.
Ankle holsters are not specific to women. The ankle has been a popular spot for concealed carry holsters for many years and for every type of gun owner. There are drawbacks to ankle carrying.
It can be difficult and awkward to draw from your ankle in an emergency, for example. But the ankle has proven to be a comfortable and well-hidden concealment option. Look for short, slimmer designs made for women to avoid extra bulk and you’ll be all the more comfortable for it.
Classic belt and waistline holstering options are also getting a redesign for women. Sleeker designs with custom-fit options make waistline holstering more comfortable than ever.
This holster type combines comfort, accessibility, and concealment for the perfect standard option. If you’re new to the game, this is the best place to start.
Designers quickly recognized that pants made for women don’t always allow for either ankle holsters or waistline holsters as they are often made to be worn much tighter than those made for men. One solution is the corset holster.
This is a holster option that wraps around the waistline above your pants. These are made with full pockets to hold both your firearm and an extra magazine. They are built to be form-fitting and comfortable so you can wear them all day and so that they perfectly conceal your weapon under nearly any style of clothing you like to wear.
Belly Band Holsters
Belly band holsters are similar to the corset option in that they wrap around your belly. They are generally worn higher, though, and look and feel more like a belt than a corset. Typically, these bands are very adjustable, so they can be worn in a way that works for you and your clothing options.
There are more and more products being released for female gun owners and carriers every day. Don’t settle for a classic option when you can find one custom-made to make you feel comfortable and safe.