An increase in the amount of women obtaining concealed carry permits has created a new industry around female-friendly concealment options.
According to WFAA, items such as garters, ankle holsters, female-friendly waistbands, and bra holsters are big sellers.
“Most holsters have been built for men’s bodies,” said firearms instructor Karla Pohl. “Women are built differently, and we dress differently.”
Carrie Lightfoot, owner of The Well Armed Woman, told WFAA that bra holsters are particularly popular.
“It’s kind of a natural location, depending on the size of the gun and the size of the ‘guns,'” she quipped. “We have some things to consider, and it’s not for everyone. But it’s about options. Women just need options, because one day a woman is wearing a dress… the next day a suit… and the next day exercise clothing.”
Lightfoot also stressed that each new option comes with a different set of challenges.
“Each position will require a different draw, because in the heat of the moment, you can’t say, ‘Hold on a second… I don’t know how to draw from this thing; I have to learn now.’ It just doesn’t work that way,” she said.
As WFAA reports, a ladies-only class took place this past weekend at Quail Creek Shooting Range in Argyle, Texas, aiming to teach women about different options of where to conceal their firearm, as well as receive training for quick draw techniques.
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