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Seven Days Of Conceal Carry

A Girl and Her Gun: Seven Days Of Conceal Carry

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Seven Days Of Conceal Carry

Starting next Monday I am going to post for 7 days what I wore that day. I will also include what the temperature was that day, what holster I used, gun I carried and what I did that day.

Here is a preview...

This is me in that ever popular black shirt getting ready to head out for my day.  It is a beautiful day here. Sunny, 81 degrees with only 61% humidity.  No chance of rain!

I am carrying my Ruger LCP in a Crossbreed Micro Clip.  Personally, I am not a huge fan of this holster.  It only has one clip, which at first I thought I would love, but on me, it doesn't work that well..  Having only one clip makes it more concealable, but it also slips down my pants sometimes.  These particular shorts are too big for me, especially in the rear.  You will see that in the next pic.

As you can see, my pants are a little saggy because I have upped my summer workout routine and it is working, so my hips have shrunk a bit.  You can also see a tiny bulge and the clip sticking out.  I re-shot the picture so the clip didn't show, but then I realized that isn't very realistic.  Unless I am standing perfectly still for a photo shoot, the shirt moves and without a cover garment, this is most likely how I look while concealing this gun in this holster with these clothes.

I left the house with the gun loaded and chambered inside the holster inside my car safe.  The safe was open on my seat next to me.  I drove to my kids swim team practice, locked the safe and put it with the gun inside my glove compartment and locked that.

After practice, I put the holster and gun on and went to Ta*get for supplies.  I did not wear a cover garment and was not overly conscious about "hiding" the gun.  I kept it covered up, but I did a lot of bending and lifting, so chances are most of the time it looked like the above picture.

I came home, put away groceries made lunch and am still wearing my gun.

Tonight I will head with my man and 2 of my children to their swim meet and have not decided yet what our carry configuration will be.

More to come...

6 Comments:

At June 29, 2011 at 10:08 AM , Blogger That Texas Lady said...

Are you sure it's a MiniTuck? The MiniTuck has two clips, while the MicroClip has only the one. I'm not too fond of it for the same reason you stated, it doesn't stay put very well.

81 degress? You lucky, lucky girl. 107 here today, ugh. On the news channel's facebook page the other day it said "Today's forecast" and showed a picture of a hair dryer.

Have a great day, my friend!

 
At June 29, 2011 at 10:16 AM , Blogger A Girl And Her Gun said...

Yes, yes, yes, you are right. It is the Micro Clip. Not the Mini and not the Quick. Thank you!!! I will edit to make that correction!

 
At June 30, 2011 at 4:30 PM , Blogger That Texas Lady said...

I don't know if you like it, but I love it when someone corrects me so I don't have typos sittin out there. Luckily, one of my journalism co-editors from High School is a follower on my blog and points them all out.

Also, It's so fun to finally see what you look like, I don't know why but I had you pictured in my head as a blonde. Go figure. You're a very pretty lady and have a gorgeous family! I will email you one of our family pictures!

 
At June 30, 2011 at 4:55 PM , Blogger A Girl And Her Gun said...

LOL,I actually could careless about typos. I have an English degree and Linguistics degree. I taught college for many years and was insane about every detail with my students, but truth be told I am really not an attention to detail kind of gal. My blog was really stared as a "free" thought kind of thing to help me process all the changes in my life and to help my daughter understand my new way of thinking. I never imagined anyone else would read it. I am in no way offended by corrections, but if anyone is reading this blog looking for grammatically correct posts, they are in the wrong place. I am so crazy busy, most of the time, I don't have much time to edit:) You are super sweet to care and try to help, Thank you. Please feel free to let me know when you find an error, but it will probably keep you way toooooo occupied. Thank you for the kind words!! I can't wait to see your family pic!! I have truly enjoyed our conversations and reading your blog!!!!

 
At December 22, 2011 at 10:37 AM , OpenID suze76 said...

Thanks for the how to how to carry concealed tips for women. Our body shape can make it a challenge--who wants to wear baggy clothes or "cover garment" all the time?

 
At January 10, 2012 at 12:46 PM , Blogger Tony Lekas said...

The Cornered Cat is a great reference. Here is another one that is great for helping women determine how to carry concealed:

A young Lady's YouTube channel concerning firearms.
http://www.youtube.com/user/faliaphotography

In particular I recommend some of her videos on how to carry concealed as a woman:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogGBPVk5GQk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNL5pqn3Eng
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x3oPw1WCYpU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4izM0fiz6kk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B68ILSzggTc
She has various others that may be of interest.

 

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