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Thread: How do you carry your handgun?

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    I've been looking for a little bag to carry my handgun in inside my purse and haven't been able to find anything. I've thought about making one but haven't been very talented about designing one. Anyone ever make one? buy one? How do you carry yours? I really need some ideas.
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    http://www.quiltingboard.com/t-101437-1.htm

    Here's the thread that was started back in February. I've lost track of the goings on there.

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    Mine is in a pocket sleeve. It is like a flat holster that protects the gun in your pocket. In our case..our handbag.

    Like this.......
    http://www.midwayusa.com/viewproduct...tnumber=327359

    Most of my purse have pocket just my handgun. One of my new handbags, I will have to make one for it to sit in.

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    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 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.
    :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup: Thanks you!! Nice to see you're on top of things Patrice!!! I really appreciate you keeping this board in check. :thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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    It stays in the inside large zipper pocket of whatever purse I'm carrying. Always a deciding factor when buying a purse.

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    Is the idea to be able to get to the weapon quickly? It seems like a zipper would slow you down.

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    Depends where I am going. Sometimes in purse in a pocket holster but most often in a holster right on my belt. If I need it then I want to be able to get to it in a hurry!

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    Shoulder holster in winter, hip, pocket, fanny pack or ankle holster in summer and for a skirt try: http://chickholsters.com. I think it costs as much to make as just buy some of these methods and more secure, in my opinion.

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    How about a simple quilted pouch with a flap that velcros on the front, kind of like a glasses case but bigger? You could reach it onehanded and open it in your purse if you needed to.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by be a quilter
    Shoulder holster in winter, hip, pocket, fanny pack or ankle holster in summer and for a skirt try: http://chickholsters.com. I think it costs as much to make as just buy some of these methods and more secure, in my opinion.

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    Great web site. Thank you for sharing.

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    You really need something with a closure on it.
    Mine was in a pocket in my purse.
    When I was having my hair done I had my purse in my lap and I moved too fast and my purse fell...the gun slid across the floor...I jumped down and shoved it back in my purse, but I know everyone saw it. It was an embarrassing moment.
    Syl

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    I used to use a standard holster with the 'hammer' snap in my purse. I used to make very very large cash deposits for my ex-husbands business. Being very pregnant at the time, I walked into the bank with the heavy vinyl zippered deposit bag in my purse. You should have seem the tellers eyes when I opened my purse and she saw a butt end on a gun sticking up next to the deposit bag! I laughed and said I am only here for a deposit. Using two fingers I took out the deposit bag and placed it on the counter for her. With a relived laugh she said " Being so pregnant I didnt think you could run that fast to rob us!"

    Cindy in TN

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    the nra has a vest on their site like the virginian wore on his series. it has a place for a pistol. it is really neat. i love the virginian so someone just happened to email me about it.

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    I don't have my concealed weapons permit yet, since I'm not a purse person, I think I would use something called a Smartcarry Holster.

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    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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    I have a Permit but
    have not figured out
    how I want to protect
    the gun yet.
    THANKS!!! J J

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    There is a purse with a built in compartment for your handgun. It has a slit in the side where you can just slid you hand in and get to the handgun fast. Look on the web for conceled handgun purses and you should be able to find it. I had one about 15 years ago and do not remember where I found it. Sorry

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    My .357 fits into a nicely quilted make-up bag that goes in my purse.

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    i don't carry a pistol but the vest that the nra has does have a zippered pocket that the pistol goes in and a place for some bullets too i think and i don't think it shows that you have a pistol. it is a leather vest though so it does price accordingly.

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    Thank you Annie Oakley for your enlightening views on this subject. Your post was very informative and illustrated the other factors to consider before purchasing or making a carrier for a weapon. Thanks again.

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    it depends upon what I am wearing and or carrying I fouind that the purse especially designed for carrying is not very handy and hard to retreive weapon in a hurry I like a shoulder holster if I am wearing a jacket or overblouse. I sometimes use a boot holster. I have a flat holster that clips i nside your waist band I wear an ankle holster with boots This summer I will wear mostly skirts with a holster that attaches high up on inside of thigh . I also have 2 belt buckles designed for very small 22's one is considled and one the gun is right outthere with a quick relerase I have never been questioned when wearing it ppeople think it is just a belt buckle that looks like a gun. I also have a regular purse that I just keep one compartment for a gun. I also have kept a very small gun in my bra between "the girls" Hope this helps you come up with your own ideas after all if you need to use a weapon surprise is part ofyour protection. I am 65 and know one would ever tthink I carry, One other thing I forgot I have sewen inside pockets in some of my jackets where I just have a weapon loose in it

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    special thanks to Annie Oakley for your comments, my grand daughters both carry concealed weapons, and will certanly be thankful for your comments. also, Sassey, you arae totally correct about there being many holsters made that are much more sensible than a cutsie little bag in your purse. My one grand daughter's purse was taken from her, and we were all very thankful that her weapon was NOT in the purse, but concealed on her body.....

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    I have one sister who carries her's in her purse in it's little holster. The other sister has a holster that fits on her belt and is in the small of her back. Me? I can't fit my rifle in my purse, really sticks out. LOL!

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    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...

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