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Ace
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Posted - March 16 2012 :  6:44:19 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Got a ladies-only CCH class coming up, and have had more women sign up the last few classes, which is a good thing. One thing I've noticed, though, is that girls tend to have different...uh....silhouettes than boys. Some have no problem with 'regular' holsters, but some who have a more curvy outline tend to get poked in the side with the gun grips. So what are some good holsters to recommend they look at for that situation? I could spend hours looking at the different brands and models, but it's more fun to come here, and takes less time. Thanks in advance. Ace

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Charlie Foxtrot
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Posted - March 16 2012 :  9:03:23 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
First, I would explain the merits of on body carry vs. the disadvantages of off body carry.

While there are quite a few specialty holsters manufactured with women in mind, e.g., bra and thigh holsters, I suggest that you start your students off with standard OWB holsters. With that in mind, I would recommend a good belt designed specifically for carrying the weight of the firearm and associated gear.

My observations over the years have been that many women wear standard "men's" OWB right handed concealment holsters at 1700 - 1730 hours to get the gun off of the hip and to minimize printing.
There are some OWB holsters designed with women in mind, such as the Safariland 329, Contour Concealment Holster. BTW, it's made for 1.25" belts.
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Evan
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Posted - March 17 2012 :  08:59:10 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Farnam just devoted his most recent quip to the subject with several internet links.

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Slick
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USA
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Posted - March 19 2012 :  10:59:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Kramer ladies holster... it's dropped and offset. I couldn't get my wife to carry on her hip until we got one of those... all the others made the gun poke her in the ribs. It's worth the $$$$

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Biggfoot44
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Posted - March 23 2012 :  10:58:21 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Mrs Biggfoot had a chance to use a prototype Kramers Wonen's holster, loved it. Until she found out it was horsehide (lifelong horse owner). It works well for guys with Dunlop syndrom too.
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Ace
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USA
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Posted - March 23 2012 :  3:33:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the replies, gives me some places to start.
The branch manager where I work may get to come to the class. I'm looking forward to it. Maybe it will be the start of some awareness training at work--which would make my job easier if anything ever happened (which I've been told it won't). Ace

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Slick
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Posted - March 26 2012 :  10:23:36 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Bigfoot,
I've had horses in my life since I was born. Worked with them professionally for a large part of my life. Love them to death.
I have no issues wearing horsehide... good stuff.
I'm pretty sure they were dead before they 'donated' their hide for my holster. :)

It's recycling at it's best, Brother! Certainly the misses is into recycling, right?

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Edited by - Slick on March 26 2012 10:24:38 AM
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BobM77
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Posted - March 26 2012 :  7:54:49 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Slick


It's recycling at it's best, Brother! Certainly the misses is into recycling, right?


That's funny!

Bigfoot, I'm pretty sure most of Kramer's designs are available in cowhide as well.
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Biggfoot44
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Posted - April 04 2012 :  11:13:09 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
It doesn't bother ME. To her it would be like eating the family dog. But was long as that's the stickiest issue , life is good.

But again in the origional topic, in general those holsters that for "average" guys stick out just a little far from the belt, and ride kinda medium height, would be worth trying for females w/ curves.
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wolfgang2000
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Posted - April 04 2012 :  12:26:21 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Big foot, my wife is a retired LEO also. The problem has always been the hips. That is why women with any kinda of womans figure would wear the holster a little forward from the 3 a clock position.

Though I spent tons on different holsters for her over the years, she never really found a waist holster she liked. Even when her coke bottle figure went to a wine bottle, she preferred a shoulder holster or even purse carry.

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