New Purse!!!

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New Purse!!!

Postby NutterButters » Thu Jun 18, 2009 1:59 pm

While I am waiting for my CHL application to be processed, I started looking for purses - specifically I was looking for one that had a zippered pocket large enough to fit a firearm. Now, after spending some time reading this forum, I know that carrying in a purse is not the preferred method for a ccw, but it is what I am comfortable with at this point in time; I just don't work in a n environment where I can stay holstered throughout the day.

So finding a purse ccw is my best option for right now. I didn't really think that I was asking for much, but the pickings out there for my specific purpose were quite slim! I wasn't happy with the design of the purses made specifically for cc, so I had to go shopping for it. What made it harder was the fact that I couldn't just carry the Sig around with me at Macy's and try stuffing it into various purses to see if it would work. After weeks of searching, I finally found it!

It is an antique leather bag made by Hobo International, and measures 15" x 9" x 5". That is a Glock 19 that I have pictured next to it. The last picture shows that it pretty much just slips into the bag!

I still need to get a holster sewn into the lining of that pocket. Any recommendations for getting this done in the Houston area?
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Re: New Purse!!!

Postby CompVest » Thu Jun 18, 2009 2:42 pm

Well done! As a fellow purse carrier I know how hard it is to find the right one. By the way purse carry is far better and quicker access then some of our fellow member know or care to admit. the only real drawback is that a BG could get your purse.
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Re: New Purse!!!

Postby Crossfire » Thu Jun 18, 2009 3:47 pm

I am also a purse carrier. I have 2 different Galco bags and one by Coronado Leather. I also have a laptop bag that I got at a gun show, but I don't know the manufacturer.

The gun you carry in your purse is far better than the one you left at home, because it wasn't comfortable!
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Re: New Purse!!!

Postby Texas10X » Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:12 pm

Hi, Nutterbutters! I know you are happy to have found one you like! Regarding adding the holster, I imagine it would be difficult to try to sew the Velcro into the lining after the purse was assembled, and I don't think I would trust having it only glued. However, maybe you will be able to find someone who can add your holster securely inside. Good luck and let us know how you solve this!
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Re: New Purse!!!

Postby The Annoyed Man » Thu Jun 18, 2009 7:20 pm

My wife got something like that recently for herself - an American Hobo bag from Coronado Leather. She carries it all the time now.

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Re: New Purse!!!

Postby NutterButters » Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:45 am

Thanks for the comments & advice!
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Re: New Purse!!!

Postby Abraham » Fri Jun 19, 2009 8:54 am

NutterButters,

See below if you need to have leather work done i.e., having a leather holster sewn in your purse.

I think they also have other facilities in the Houston area. I've always used the shop on Airline Dr.

Good folks, do good work at fair cost.

Oh yeah, parking is in back and it's rather tight so I wouldn't drive a duelly there...

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Re: New Purse!!!

Postby CrimsonSoul » Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:24 pm

a quick search on yahoo turned up this page, it looks nice

http://ccwpurse.com/
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Re: New Purse!!!

Postby Venus Pax » Sat Jul 25, 2009 5:16 pm

I'm normally not a purse carrier because it's so difficult to find something that's both functional and looks nice. I did happen to find a large purse, which will be used as a diaper bag soon, that has the perfect gun pocket until I can get into normal-people clothes again.

CompVest has mentioned that she likes Fossil bags; I do too. They hold up well for the price. If you can get one with the extra compartment, it can make a great gun purse.
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