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Thread: How do you carry your handgun?

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    Senior Member lonestardreams's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by momto5
    I have a concealed weapons permit; I carry mine (.38 S&W) in what's known as a "ITP" holster...ITP for "in the pants"...very safe, very effective and you can get to it quickly. I carry in my midback at the waistband and use a left-handed holster...oh, and they aren't too expensive either. I don't carry a purse any more! Good luck with trying to make one...
    What brand is the ITP holster? I carry in my purse but would like to find something more accessible. Thank you.

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    Thanks to everyone that commented and had suggestions on my original post. I think you all are right, it's better on you than in your purse. I'm going to have to check out some holsters. My DH has an ankle one but I was afraid when I crossed my legs my pants would come up and it would show. I'll check out one that goes in the waistband. I appreciate all of your help. Sassey, i'm 60 and it seems like alot of us baby boomers are now carrying.

    Carreen

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    I REPEAT:

    Quote Originally Posted by PatriceJ
    She asked whether anybody had or knew of a pattern.

    This topic is NOT an excuse or invitation to air your personal views regarding hand gun ownership or use.

    i have deleted all the irrelevant comments posted so far.

    please respect the nature and purpose of this topic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annie Oakley
    What kind of handgun are you talking about....a revolver or a semi-automatic pistol? A .22 derringer or a full-sized military .45?

    I'm with you on this one. I have a hip holster that works very well. Most military surplus stores carry a variety of holsters.

    I always, always, always carry on my body instead of in a purse or pocket. It is a safety issue and a weapon retention issue. A purse snatcher can easily grab a purse and should never find a handgun in it as part of his reward! A properly designed holster protects the gun carrier and those around us from "accidental" (negligent) weapons discharges. Even if a gun in a hip holster were to fire, the round would travel down into the ground/floor. A leg or foot wound might result but it probably wouldn't be lethal. A properly designed holster can also make it more difficult for anyone but the wearer to draw the gun from the holster.

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    I was told to not carry your handgun in your purse. If your purse gets stolen, guess where your handgun in. Does anyone wear their handgun on them rather than in their purse? If so, what type of holster do you use to conceal it? Curious before I make a purchase.

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    Mine is in a holster which I just slip into my purse.
    I do not have my conceal & carry yet so I display it on the dashboard of my car when I drive and then slip it back into my purse when I get out.

    Great topic. Thanks for sharing all the info ladies.

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    Sportsmansguide.com has purses made to hold handguns. It is not my intention to carry my gun in my purse, but to have it in my gun safe in the car which is a nice metal flat case with a combination lock. DH says you may want to carry it sometime, so get the purse!

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    I guess it would depend on whether you are allowed to carry it concealed or not. I would think putting in a pouch or zippered compartment would not be time efficient if you needed to actually use it to defend yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Annie Oakley
    What kind of handgun are you talking about....a revolver or a semi-automatic pistol? A .22 derringer or a full-sized military .45?

    I always, always, always carry on my body instead of in a purse or pocket. It is a safety issue and a weapon retention issue. A purse snatcher can easily grab a purse and should never find a handgun in it as part of his reward! A properly designed holster protects the gun carrier and those around us from "accidental" (negligent) weapons discharges. Even if a gun in a hip holster were to fire, the round would travel down into the ground/floor. A leg or foot wound might result but it probably wouldn't be lethal. A properly designed holster can also make it more difficult for anyone but the wearer to draw the gun from the holster.

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