Been & Badge has created the Olivia, a beautiful leather concealed-carry bag with a crocodile-embossed exterior. The shoulder strap is removable, and the bag has a convenient magnetic closure that allows easy and quick access to the interior. There, a snap closure leads to a Velcro-lined holster pocket. Any Velcro holster can be used, allowing the carrier to customize to her preferred gun. It’s perfect for both everyday and more formal occasions. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://beenandbadge.com/products/the-olivia-convertible-tote-brown-spice>http://www.beenandbadge.com</a> or call 844-262-2247.
New from Command Arms Accessories (CAA) is the Lady Jean pepper spray gun. This convenient and easy-to-grip design is the smallest and lightest pepper spray gun available. The barrel tilts upwards at a 20-degree angle to help hit a taller target. The replaceable pepper spray canister within contains a strong pepper formula plus a UV dye marker for attacker identification. The kit is sold with an additional inert practice canister to learn the spray gun’s function and range. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://store.commandarms.com/lady-jean-pepper-spray-gun/>http://www.commandarms.com</a> or call 215-949-9944.
Carry Cleanly presents a range of concealed-carry bags and totes. Pictured is the leather range bag, which has plenty of room to carry your gun plus a laptop or anything else you might need. Looking more like a beach tote than a concealed-carry bag, its fun appearance belies its true purpose. An outer pocket keeps the firearm separate from the rest of the bag but still easily accessible. Carry Cleanly also offers an array of smaller bags and gun cases. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.carrycleanly.com>http://www.carrycleanly.com</a>.
A brand new option for female athletes who want to carry, Concealed Carrie’s athletic shirt features Velcro-lined pockets on both sides of the waist. The stretch material looks like any other workout shirt, but it can hold a gun, pepper spray, stun gun or anything else you can fit in a holster. Great for hikers and bikers, it is not recommended for runners, as the gun tends to bounce. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://shop.concealedcarrie.com/all-products/athletic-shirt-54.html>http://www.concealedcarrie.com</a> or call 844-522-7743.
The Under Fire bra holster from DeSantis is the ultimate holster for a woman’s self protection. It is molded from Kydex to specifically fit your small pistol or lightweight revolver. The Under Fire exterior is covered with smooth suede to provide extra comfort against bare skin. The holster is worn horizontally tucked underneath the bra band and can be rapidly drawn by pulling straight down on the grip. It comes with three different-sized hanger straps for a perfect fit for varying body types. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.desantisholster.com/UNDER-FIRE-HOLSTER>http://www.desantisholster.com</a> or call 800-424-1236.
Fashion Firearms Handbags has come to the market with a beautiful line of concealment bags. The leather bags have a separate holster compartment that can be accessed from the top or either side via lockable zippers. The adjustable holster, which attaches with Velcro, matches the trendy animal-print pattern of the bag. The purse straps feature metal cables within, eliminating the risk of a thief cutting the straps. These bags are well designed in terms of both style and practicality. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.ffhandbags.com>http://www.ffhandbags.com</a> or call 970-623-4688.
The very first holster designed specifically for plus-sized women, the Audrey builds on Flashbang’s popular women’s holster line. Worn cross-draw or appendix, the Audrey features a reverse cant and an elevated position for the gun, preventing it from sagging at an odd angle. Its sturdy build and double waistband clips allow it to be worn with or without a belt. This flexibility is sure to be appreciated by women everywhere. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://flashbangstore.com/products/copy-of-the-audrey>http://www.flashbangholster.com</a> or call 800-299-5667.
Galco’s very popular CarrySafe, the portable holster mount that turns any bag into a concealment bag, now comes with an accessory holder. This holder can be expanded to custom fit whatever you want it to hold—magazines, speed-loaders, pepper spray, flashlights, etc. It can be attached anywhere on the CarrySafe pad for easy accessibility and convenience. This is an excellent upgrade to an already wonderful carry system. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.galcogunleather.com/carrysafe_8_393_1048.html>http://www.galcogunleather.com</a> or call 800-874-2526.
Carrying pepper spray is a smart and popular choice for many joggers and walkers. Unfortunately, some find themselves unable to grab their spray immediately when they need it; even a pocket can be too far to reach in a split-second. The InstaFire is a small, fingerless glove with a pocket for the pepper spray built right into the palm. The spray canister is held so that it is instantly available as soon as your fist closes. The canister is securely strapped so it will never fall out and features a lock mechanism to prevent an accidental discharge. It’s a natural fit with any athletic gear. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://guarddog-security.com/instafire-pink>http://www.guarddog-security.com</a> or call 888-800-8440.
Lethal Lace has introduced its Universal Carry Holster for women. This versatile holster is a long, lacy swath that can be wrapped around the waist or chest like a bellyband, or wrapped around the thigh or calf. Simply place the gun in one of its holster pockets, position the gun as desired on your body and wrap the material around yourself. The unique lace material adheres to itself, while small clips also help keep it in place. The black, nude or bold pick lace can be incorporated into any outfit, even peeking out like a camisole without revealing its true purpose. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://lethallace.com>http://www.lethallace.com</a> or call 225-266-8172.
The Pathfinder LED beanie from L.L. Bean has been redesigned to be better than ever, now featuring two LED lights in its headband to help you find your way in the dark. Perfect for those who jog or walk the dog on dark winter evenings, the lights show your path and make you more visible to cars. Its inexpensive batteries last 68 hours, and its hands-free design is more convenient than a flashlight, keeping you both warm and safe. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.llbean.com/llb/shop/82837?page=pathfinder-lighted-beanie>http://www.llbean.com</a>.
Many women are reluctant to carry knives and aren’t trained to use them. Mantis Knives has developed a solution that is instinctively simple to use and attractive to wear. The Vicious Circle appears as a necklace charm (pictured here are the mother of pearl and abalone models). In an emergency, the wearer needs only to slip her finger through the ring and yank it off the chain. The motion automatically deploys the hidden blade and positions it like a claw on the outside of her knuckle. Her hand is now an effective weapon even without any special training. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://mantisknives.com>http://www.mantisknives.com</a> or call 714-996-9671.
Catering to both the serious and fun sides of shooting, Pack’n Heat presents its line of Ladies’ Crystal shooting earmuffs and eye protection. These fully functional hearing protectors are bedazzled with sparkling crystals with a choice of every color in the rainbow. Custom designs are also available. The matching shooting glasses have coordinating crystals along the sides. Have fun while protecting yourself! For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://packnheatproducts.com/ear-muffs-eye-protection/>http://www.packnheatproducts.com</a> or call 813-400-0589.
Building on the success of its Zap flashlight/stun gun, Personal Security Products (PSP) has come out with a miniature version that is easier to carry. The palm-sized light doubles as an 800,000-volt stun gun, making it both a practical nighttime accessory and a highly effective defense. Slip one in your pocket for peace of mind whenever you go out at night. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.psproducts.com/products/zap-light-mini-800000-volt-stun-gun/#product_images[grouped]/0/>http://www.psproducts.com</a> or call 877-374-7900.
A comfortable, 100-percent cotton holster shirt, the Packin’ Tee is now available in a women’s version. The reinforced holster pad can be attached by Velcro to either underarm for ambidextrous use, with an accessory pouch for the other side. The shoulder and arm holes are reinforced to prevent any sagging. The simple scoop-neck design integrates easily under any cover garment and is as comfortable as an ordinary T-shirt. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=https://ridgeoutdoors.com/shop/packin-tee/packin-tee-52.html>http://www.ridgeoutdoors.com</a> or call 386-956-6891.
New from the leader in pepper spray, the Pepper Spray Drink & Test Kit offers double protection for young women on the dating scene or at college. The kit contains the same powerful pepper spray that Sabre has always been known for, plus a set of drink test strips. Add a drop of liquid, and these strips will change color in the presence of GHB or ketamine. Although not a universal drug test, the wallet-sized strips are able to detect some of the most common date rape drugs. Smart women and their families will pack these for the dorm or apartment. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=https://www.sabrered.com/pepper-spray/pink-key-case-pepper-spray-drink-test-kit>http://www.sabrered.com</a> or call 800-325-9568.
Many people buy pepper spray to carry without first training to use it. After all, there aren’t many places to spray it safely, and few people think to purchase an inert training canister. But an emergency is no time to try to figure out how your spray works. Sabre is now selling a New User Kit that contains both the pepper spray and a separate water spray for practice. Learn how to activate the canister and know its range before you carry the real thing for protection. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=https://www.sabrered.com/pepper-spray/pepper-spray-new-user-kit>http://www.sabrered.com</a> or call 800-325-9568.
Many shooters struggle with racking the slide on their pistols, and Taurus has decided to do something to help them. The company’s new TCP pocket pistol in .380 ACP includes an innovative new feature: two little “wings” that swing out to form a handle at the end of the slide. With the wings deployed, the slide is suddenly simple to grip and easy to rack. The wings fold in flush with the slide when not needed, so the gun functions as usual. This addition promises to be a godsend for anyone with small, weak or arthritic hands. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.taurususa.com>http://www.taurususa.com</a> or call 800-327-3776.
Acclaimed self-defense author Lynne Finch has debuted her latest book, The Home Security Handbook. In addition to addressing defensive strategies for the home, Finch also covers other activities where risk is often underestimated, such as driving, living on a college campus and the internet. This book is a vital read for any woman (or man) regardless of their experience with firearms. The chapters are filled with sensible, practical advice for avoiding trouble and dealing with a variety of defensive situations. It’s a must-read for every young woman, and a good idea for everyone else, too. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://www.femaleandarmed.com>http://www.femaleandarmed.com</a>.
This new shooting instruction manual, written by Diane Nicholl and Vicki Farnam, covers all the technical aspects of learning to shoot accurately: stance, grip, trigger control, sights, recoil and more. Although aimed at female law enforcement officers, its wisdom is applicable to all women learning to shoot. Written by two professional firearms instructors, this comprehensive introduction is a worthwhile read for all new shooters. For more information, visit <a target=blank href=http://dtiwomen.com>http://www.dtiwomen.com</a> or call 970-482-2520.
If you can’t carry a gun to protect yourself, it’s smart to carry pepper spray or a Taser where legal. But there are plenty of other options available. Here are some excellent new products hitting the market that are designed to help women protect themselves, including bags designed for concealed carry, pepper spray blasters, stun guns and much more!
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Been & Badge
Fashion Firearms Handbags
Guard Dog Security
Pack’n Heat Products
Personal Security Products
The Home Security Handbook
Women Learning To Shoot
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by Personal Defense World / Mar 24, 2015