<b>Galco Gunleather CarrySafe</b> <br /> The Galco Gunleather CarrySafe is designed to allow for safe and effective handgun carry in handbags, briefcases and innumerable other storage devices through the use of an elasticized nylon holster that attaches securely to a leather backing plate. An adjustable metal clip on the backing plate allows the user to adjust the ride height of the holster to accommodate different bags and draw preferences. Multiple holster sizes allow the user to choose from tiny .32s to small-frame revolvers and even full-sized service pistols. The CarrySafe is available for right- or left-hand draw. It comes in black and has an MSRP of only $29.95 (usgalco.com). <br />
<b>Galco Gunleather CarrySafe </b> <br /> Lisa Looper created Flashbang Holsters after repeated, and fruitless, attempts to look like a “girl” while carrying concealed. Flashbang’s holsters are made for women by a woman and are designed for both comfort and concealment. Flashbang holsters are compatible with typical garments such as tops, bras and jeans, allowing users to carry a firearm without resorting to special shirts. Now, your CCW won’t get put aside when you’re dressing for formal occasions (flashbangholster.com)!
<b>Deep Conceal BRAT Holster</b> <br /> Deep Conceal’s BRAT holster is designed for women otherwise unable to hide a firearm because of their clothing or build. Designed to be hung from the front of a bra, the BRAT is soft, comfortable and allows for easy CCW access without tugging or patterning (deepconceal.com).
<b>Pistol Wear PT-2 Concealment Holster</b> <br /> Pistol Wear’s PT-2 Concealment Holster is similar in function to the PT-ONE, but features a single pouch that utilizes a smaller footprint and a narrower belt for concealed-carry use with athletic apparel or casual dress. Although it can accommodate some full-size semi-autos, the PT-2 Holster was designed to fit compact semi-autos or smaller revolvers. Like all Pistol Wear holsters, it features a breathable belt for ventilation, offers noise-free access to the weapon and is both perspiration and solvent resistant. The PT-2 has an MSRP of $38.50 (pistolwear.com).
<b>Pistol Wear Trump Card Concealment Holster</b> <br /> The Pistol Wear Trump Card Concealment Holster is a versatile cross-draw concealed-carry holster that’s perfect for business-casual or professional-dress attire. With its unique, multi-location adjustable support strap, it can be comfortably worn under the arm, inside the waistband or outside the waistband. It accommodates compact semi-autos and most short-barrel revolvers, while a Sub-Compact version fits subcompacts and small pocket pistols. Like all Pistol Wear holsters, it features a breathable belt for ventilation, offers noise-free access to the weapon and is both perspiration and solvent resistant. It has an MSRP of $38.50 (pistolwear.com).
<b>VooDoo Tactical Hide-A-Weapon Fannypack</b> <br /> VooDoo Tactical’s Hide-A-Weapon Fannypack allows for the ambidextrous carry of most medium- to large-sized firearms, including typical service weapons. The pack features a removable internal holster (and can accommodate your own), left- and right-side “quick-pull” tabs for easy and rapid access, a hook-and-loop rear pocket and zippered waist belt pockets. It comes in black, olive drab, coyote and multi-cam colors (voodootactical.com).
<b>PROPPER Covert Hoodie</b> <br /> PROPPER’s Covert Hoodie is a very handsome, 100-percent polyester, smooth-faced, midweight, fleece hooded sweatshirt. The hoodie’s unassuming traditional design masks a seemingly innocent kangaroo pocket that features sleek magnet pass-throughs for silent ambidextrous waistband CCW access. A pull-out ID panel on the arm commands authority when needed. It has a zip pocket on left arm for secure storage as well as thumbholes at the cuffs to prevent bunching and twisting. The CoverT Hoodie comes in charcoal, navy blue and black and is priced at $54.99 (epropper.com).
<b>Bianchi Model 100T Professional Tuckable Concealment Holster</b> <br /> Bianchi’s Model 100T Professional Tuckable Concealment Holster is an inside-the-waistband design that features a unique C-clip that wraps around the belt for minimal visibility—even when worn with a tucked-in shirt. The fully adjustable C-clip allows the wearer to personalize the holster to obtain an optimum carry location, while an adjustable cant allows for a customized draw. Additional features include a suede-lined, full-grain leather exterior that serves as a non-slip material next to the body, and a high-cut rear that makes the rig rides comfortably against the torso. Available in a plain tan finish, the Model 100T fits a wide variety of semiautomatic firearms and is available for 1.5-inch belt widths. It has an MSRP of $64.00 (bianchi-intl.com).
<b>TSSI MERLIN Backpack</b> <br /> TSSI’s TACOPS MERLIN packable backpack is designed to be stowed in an integrated pouch, allowing the user to store the bag in a suitcase or main backpack until he or she is ready to use it. For travelers in need of an extra bag or who have plans to backpack once arriving at their destination, this roomy and versatile lightweight nylon pack is perfect. It has a front zippered compartment, a main compartment with drawstring closure and a hydration-compatible reservoir sleeve and port. Its suspension features adjustable padded shoulder, sternum and waist straps. It has a MSRP of $79.99 (tssi-ops.com).
<b>PROPPER Independent Button Up Short Sleeve Shirt</b> <br /> PROPPER’s Independent Button Up short sleeve tactical shirt is a 4.4-ounce, 100-percent polyester casual shirt made to blend-in with a crowd. The PROPPER Independen Button Up masquerades as a casual plaid shirt, but offers you the full tactical advantage with hidden quick-access features like a false-button, a snap front closure, tear-away side seams, dual chest pockets with quiet magnet closure and underarm gussets that allow for a greater range of motion. The Independent Button Up has a small, covert zip pocket for securely storing accessories, and it comes in charcoal plaid, grey plaid, khaki plaid and navy plaid. It has an MSRP of $49.99 (epropper.com).
The challenge of concealed carry is keeping your weapon concealed and out of sight, preferably without looking out of place with climate- or situation-inappropriate clothing. Worse than looking absurd, the wrong outerwear can reveal bumps and lumps, giving away the fact that there’s something concealed in or underneath your clothing. In south Florida, where I live, minimal clothes are the rule during the summer months, and carrying concealed is almost impossible unless you know the options. At SHOT Show 2013, manufacturers unveiled a host of concealed-carry clothing items—many of them designed by women, for women—that will keep your weapon secure, out of sight, and yet accessible.
The challenge of concealed carry is keeping your weapon concealed and out of sight, preferably…
by Personal Defense World / Feb 4, 2013