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Re: Plus size ladies carrying

Postby SewTexas » Fri Aug 12, 2011 8:49 am

I have a Coronado purse, the big hobo style, I like it, it has a velcro pocket access.

I have a Coronado backpack, I use it seldom, I find the leather real stiff, the access is a zipper.

I have a Coronado fanny-pack, I use it for outdoor stuff like festivals and such, times when fanny-packs aren't unusual.

I have a wonderful messenger style bag, this bag is made by a company names Illusion, in Venezuela, I think? No, I would not have normally bought this bag, but I got it off ebay, I'd been scouring for a messenger bag. it's everything I'd been looking for, it's small, it's soft! but I can't find that company at all, which is sad.

last time I was in Cabella's they had a large Coronado messenger style bag, surprised me that they were selling Coronado! very cool, I think they may have had Gun toten mama's too. can't remember, it's been a couple of months.

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Re: Plus size ladies carrying

Postby pistolpackinma » Wed Aug 31, 2011 8:25 am

I carry mine in a pocket holster. It's works for me. But sometimes I keep it in my purse to. :thewave


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Re: Plus size ladies carrying

Postby jdlott74 » Sat Sep 03, 2011 10:46 pm

I have a concealed carry purse or on body behind the back usually.
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Re: Plus size ladies carrying

Postby GunToter4Life » Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:09 am

That is a question I would have been asking as well! I just bought a cross-body handbag from a seller at a local gun show. Its not the leather, but more of a black nylon-ish type material? I really like it although I don't have my CHL yet, so I'm not packing. ;-) It seems like a very sturdy bag, but you can't put too many personal items in it just a few small items in the front 2 pockets. My Mom bought it for me as a present because no way I would be comfortable paying $65 for one. I am also thinking about trying an ankle holster, if it doesn't feel too heavy for me.

I guess I really really need to get my CHL first. :rules:
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Re: Plus size ladies carrying

Postby RobinK » Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:24 pm

I also use the belly band, and it kinda doubles as a girdle! :lol:

For off-body carry, I have a purse with a velcro holster inside, it looks like this:

https://www.guntotenmamas.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?preadd=action&key=GTM0099ZBR

It's made out of a ballistic material to make it harder to cut the shoulder strap. It doesn't offer a lot of room for other items though, which is why I also have one of these made by Galco:

http://www.amazon.com/Galco-PANBLK-8-Pandora-Holster-Handbag/dp/B003UGRQ3U

I've found through experience however that on-body carry is preferable. I was getting pretty paranoid about my purse when it wasn't in direct line of sight, and who knows if I'd be able to get into it in case of emergency.
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Re: Plus size ladies carrying

Postby jimkellam » Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:40 pm

SewTexas wrote:ah, come on Crossfire, you could totally carry them all at the same time! add an ankle holster and you're Fiona from Burn Notice!!! :lol:


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Re: Plus size ladies carrying

Postby SRO1911 » Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:53 pm

My wife is a happy plus, I just ordered her a bag she has been eying from gun totn mammas. Nice folks to deal with... She also uses a remora "in a shoulder position"

Her early Christmas present was a new p238 - before that she was carrying a commander... Same place :)
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Re: Plus size ladies carrying

Postby SewTexas » Tue Nov 20, 2012 11:40 pm

most of the time, if I carry in a purse, I don't use a "gun purse" as long as it's a sturdy bag, with a good pocket, you're good.
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Re: Plus size ladies carrying

Postby Divided Attention » Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:09 am

If I am not using a "holster purse" I do use and recommend using, a pocket holster or I will use the nylon holster from my designated holster purse. NOTHING else goes in the pocket where the sidearm is! This prevents worrying about something getting in the trigger guard through the cloth dividers, or the outside of the purse, and prevents some little something gumming up the gun if it should get in there. It is amazing the "stuff" that accumulates in a mom's purse :mrgreen:
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Re: Plus size ladies carrying

Postby SewTexas » Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:57 am

absolutely, a pocket holster is a must! even in a dedicated pocket, also, that way you're double sure it won't "print"
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Re: Plus size ladies carrying

Postby psijac » Wed Nov 21, 2012 9:09 am

LikesShinyThings wrote:Another Burn Notice fan - Cool!

I would think IWB could be a possibility, too. Although it probably depends (doesn't it always?) on your shape.


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Re: Plus size ladies carrying

Postby asa » Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:02 am

New member here. Bumping this thread back up as I'm still trying to find a holster that will work with my "ampleness". I rarely use a purse, so not interested in those. Will be using a Walther PK380.

I'm really interested in the flashbang as I know it would work while I was standing, but I do have worries about when I am sitting as unless I really sit up, my belly would probably push the butt of the gun out. Also, boob sweat.

I have been searching around for a few weeks now and most of the detailed reviews/videos are from either thin women up to what I would consider average/healthy at the largest.
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Re: Plus size ladies carrying

Postby C-dub » Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:59 pm

Am not a Burn Notice watcher. Isn't Fiona that skinny little, probably a size zero sidekick? Do they really have her carrying all that and an ankle holster? As little as she is, you'd think the only place she really could hide a gun is in an ankle holster with some long pant legs that flare out.
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Re: Plus size ladies carrying

Postby mtnthundr2 » Thu Sep 04, 2014 10:36 pm

asa wrote:New member here. Bumping this thread back up as I'm still trying to find a holster that will work with my "ampleness". I rarely use a purse, so not interested in those. Will be using a Walther PK380.

I'm really interested in the flashbang as I know it would work while I was standing, but I do have worries about when I am sitting as unless I really sit up, my belly would probably push the butt of the gun out. Also, boob sweat.

I have been searching around for a few weeks now and most of the detailed reviews/videos are from either thin women up to what I would consider average/healthy at the largest.


Welcome to the forum asa !

I am new to carrying as well and am still trying to figure out the best place for me to carry. I don't carry a purse either (and just can't imagine I'd feel comfortable being responsible for a gun that **wasn't** on my body).

Have you looked at "The Marilyn" from the Flashbang company? There's a woman on google who did a slight modification to her "Marilyn" so it works better for her. Basically, the Marilyn holster rides 'on top of' and to the outside of your breast, it almost sits in front of your armpit. It gets hidden between the breast and the upper arm.....kinda....ish, hahaha. Google 'the marilyn reviews' and you should be able to find the video I'm talking about.

Good luck in your search, please let us know if you come up with any creative carry solutions!!
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Re: Plus size ladies carrying

Postby asa » Tue Sep 09, 2014 12:35 pm

mtnthundr2 wrote:Welcome to the forum asa !

I am new to carrying as well and am still trying to figure out the best place for me to carry. I don't carry a purse either (and just can't imagine I'd feel comfortable being responsible for a gun that **wasn't** on my body).

Have you looked at "The Marilyn" from the Flashbang company? There's a woman on google who did a slight modification to her "Marilyn" so it works better for her. Basically, the Marilyn holster rides 'on top of' and to the outside of your breast, it almost sits in front of your armpit. It gets hidden between the breast and the upper arm.....kinda....ish, hahaha. Google 'the marilyn reviews' and you should be able to find the video I'm talking about.

Good luck in your search, please let us know if you come up with any creative carry solutions!!


I could not figure out the Marilyn when looking online. Either my gun is too large or my chest is shaped wrong, but there's no room at all in that area to conceal something.

I gave up on the remora, but it fits my husband's gun, too. So he can have it as another one to play around with.

I went ahead and ordered the Flashbang bra holster. It came in yesterday, so I spent a few hours wearing it with my unloaded gun. I did inside stuff, I watched tv slouched on the couch, I walked around outside and did a few things with the chickens. It passed the test so far except for when I was sitting down and I leaned down to mess with something beneath me. The gun jabbed into my belly pretty good and also pushed my chest way up. I need to mess around with the straps and get that adjusted correctly. I had a few problems drawing the gun. Sometimes it just didn't want to come out, other times it worked perfectly. I've got to figure out what the difference is. It does slightly pull out the middle of my bra. I wear a fairly expensive (to me) bra almost exclusively. I have 3 older ones and 2 brand new ones. Different colors, so I know which is which. I think I will not wear the holster with the new ones and save those for my work outfits (can't carry at work). I have some 'only at home' bras that aren't underwires and offer very little support. I have no idea if it will work with them or not.
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