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Re: Where do you Ladies carry?

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:40 pm
by USA1
I just wanted to share an observation I made the other day.

I saw a lady walking through a Target parking lot with her keys in one hand and her other hand tucked inside her purse which was carried cross body style. I can't be 100% positive but it looked like she had her hand on a gun inside her purse.

It looked like she was on high alert. :thumbs2:

Re: Where do you Ladies carry?

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:42 pm
by marksiwel
USA1 wrote:I just wanted to share an observation I made the other day.

I saw a lady walking through a Target parking lot with her keys in one hand and her other hand tucked inside her purse which was carried cross body style. I can't be 100% positive but it looked like she had her hand on a gun inside her purse.

It looked like she was on high alert. :thumbs2:
You must have been creeping her out :smilelol5:

Re: Where do you Ladies carry?

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:43 pm
by The Annoyed Man
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marksiwel wrote:Sometimes I wish we men could carry purses. 5.11 Tactical Purse, you know they have the Specs for it
They do, only they are available now from Maxpedition. It's called a Versipak Fatboy. I have one, and they work great.
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Re: Where do you Ladies carry?

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 9:44 pm
by USA1
marksiwel wrote:
USA1 wrote:I just wanted to share an observation I made the other day.

I saw a lady walking through a Target parking lot with her keys in one hand and her other hand tucked inside her purse which was carried cross body style. I can't be 100% positive but it looked like she had her hand on a gun inside her purse.

It looked like she was on high alert. :thumbs2:
You must have been creeping her out :smilelol5:
:lol: Probably.

"Creepy old guy" :mrgreen:

Re: Where do you Ladies carry?

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:06 pm
by Crossfire
BTW, the REAL answer to the question "Where do you ladies carry?" is "EVERYWHERE legally permissible"

Re: Where do you Ladies carry?

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:10 pm
by mikeintexas
USA1 wrote:
marksiwel wrote:
USA1 wrote:I just wanted to share an observation I made the other day.

I saw a lady walking through a Target parking lot with her keys in one hand and her other hand tucked inside her purse which was carried cross body style. I can't be 100% positive but it looked like she had her hand on a gun inside her purse.

It looked like she was on high alert. :thumbs2:
You must have been creeping her out :smilelol5:
:lol: Probably.

"Creepy old guy" :mrgreen:
I'm thinking Arte Johnson and Ruth Buzzi!

Seriously, my wife does the purse carry thing!

Re: Where do you Ladies carry?

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:11 pm
by longtooth
I was waiting for that right answer but did not dare be the one to post it.

Re: Where do you Ladies carry?

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:30 pm
by TLynnHughes
USA1 wrote:I just wanted to share an observation I made the other day.

I saw a lady walking through a Target parking lot with her keys in one hand and her other hand tucked inside her purse which was carried cross body style. I can't be 100% positive but it looked like she had her hand on a gun inside her purse.

It looked like she was on high alert. :thumbs2:
"rlol" "rlol" "rlol"

Um...er...which Target exactly?

T.

Re: Where do you Ladies carry?

Posted: Fri Apr 02, 2010 10:38 pm
by USA1
TLynnHughes wrote:
USA1 wrote:I just wanted to share an observation I made the other day.

I saw a lady walking through a Target parking lot with her keys in one hand and her other hand tucked inside her purse which was carried cross body style. I can't be 100% positive but it looked like she had her hand on a gun inside her purse.

It looked like she was on high alert. :thumbs2:
"rlol" "rlol" "rlol"

Um...er...which Target exactly?

T.
Why, could it have been you ? :lol:

It was the Target up here in Tomball.

Re: Where do you Ladies carry?

Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 7:23 am
by KFP
The Annoyed Man wrote:
Crossfire wrote:Compvest - you may have talked some of the MEN into carrying a purse!

BTW, to answer the question - how and what I carry depends on the situation. Unlike you guys, who dress pretty much the same way every day, us ladies have to be more flexible. Depending on the situation, I carry a S&W 642 in my purse, a Glock 26 in my laptop bag (which also has a holster pocket) a Bersa Thunder in a strongside CTAC holster, a Glock 19 SOB, or the Glock 26 in a bellyband.
Crossfire, you haven't see me yet stylin' around with my Versipak Fatboy-S*! :mrgreen:

*that's man-talk for "purse."
My wife incorrectly calls mine a purse, I have to remind her each time that it is a Jack Bauer bag.

Re: Where do you Ladies carry?

Posted: Mon Apr 12, 2010 12:05 am
by DalhartCHL
They make some sweet ankle holsters if you feel like that is an option. I carry at the belt inside my pant and at the ankle. I'm just not very dedicated to carrying a purse or otherwise I might carry there. In my opinion I feel like it would be easier for a purse snatcher to be armed in a bad situation. ;-)

Re: Where do you Ladies carry?

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 9:53 pm
by Venus Pax
Normally, I carry IWB. However, I've been carrying in one of the compartments of my diaper bag since I'm still breastfeeding my daughter and it's hard to hide a gun when my shirt goes up on my dominant side.

Re: Where do you Ladies carry?

Posted: Tue Apr 13, 2010 11:16 pm
by seniorshooteress
When I am not "Dressed" up, meaning jeans and top I carry IWB. When I do Dress up I have several different pouches I put on my belt. I also have smart carry, belly band etc. Guess everyone does the "best holster/carry method for me" thing when they first start to carry on a daily basis. I won't carry in a purse, cause I have been the victim of a purse snatcher. The guy was caught and I got my purse back but there were some things missing just in the short time he had my purse. Which was about 15 mins. So no purse carry for me. I really prefer IWB with the Ruger LCP. I also pocket carry a Kel-Tec P32. The Bersa Thunder .380 goes in a fanny pack. She will most likely experiment with several different modes of carry til she settles on the one that suits her best.

Re: Where do you Ladies carry?

Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 10:46 am
by Tass
I purse carry frequently. Like Compvest, I have a dedicated pocket that is easily accessible. My SIL makes fun of me when we are shopping because she is looking at what is trendy or cute-I look to see if it is carry-ready.

My opinion, any woman who is serious about her own personal safety and takes steps to make herself an un-appealing target to bad-guys/thieves should not worry about purse carry. It's all about situational awareness. (USA, was the purse red?)

That said there are 2 individuals I know personally who should not have CHL's period. Both are quite 'dizzy' and prone to distraction. In fact both have had purses stolen out of vehicles in areas known for break ins ('but I hid it under the seat....') and both were surprised that someone would do this.

Tass

Re: Where do you Ladies carry?

Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2010 1:11 pm
by CompVest
A person has got to admit that bad things happen and then admit that bad things could happen to them before they will consider personal defense as a priority.