2 years, 9 months ago AmyLovesGunsParticipant
I find it tough to carry all of my kid’s stuff, my stuff, and my gun. Does anyone have a good solution?
2 years, 8 months ago MrsMParticipant
I struggled with that problem, too. I started carrying when I became pregnant with my first. But I did find that if I found a secure way to carry a gun on my person, it became second nature to carry it along with my kids’ stuff. I don’t have one yet, but I really want to get the conceal-carry tanktops and/or underwear to wear under my clothes. I think that will honestly be the best option.
2 years, 8 months ago CateParticipant
I think it is crucial that our children see that we love them enough to carry and at the age appropriate time teach them gun safety. By carrying, they will learn that we are fiercely protective of them and ourselves and will do all in our power to prevent them and ourselves from becoming victims. If we approach our carrying as nothing less or more than a diaper bag or purse or fanny pack it will just be second nature to have it on us at all times. What good is our permit if we don’t have our gun on us? Sorry, I will get off my soapbox….
2 years, 8 months ago ChanceParticipant
There is a huge debate amoung EDC ( every day carry) folks. Once you decide to go this route – (Concealed Carry) and get your permit – you are now faced with ‘how’. Personally, I would suggest the “Belly Band’ by DeSantis. (http://www.amazon.com/DeSantis-060BJG3Z0-P-Desantis-Belly-Holster/dp/B00EOPDXI8) I am not a fan of a purse, or any off body carry – as those can be easily left behind and/or unattended, especially where there are children – who demand your constant direct attention. If someone rips your purse off your shoulder, or picks up your purse – YOU are responsible for any and all outcomes. If you carry and you carry concealed – keep the firearm on your person and in your possession at ALL times.
Also know, that if you choose to go this route, that you will be making a complete lifestyle change – not only to your own wardrobe (yea, shopping!) but to everything you do throughout the day. Talk to your children (and their friends), attend an Eddie Eagle program with them, encourage your school to implement safety training, or at least an introduction. If you have a State run Hunters Education program, start the kids there.
2 years, 8 months ago Rogue1Participant
When my son was in diapers is used a Maxpedition Jumbo Versipack Sling Pack as my diaper bag. It’s got tons of pockets and a velcro pocket for a holster. It’s not the most comfortable bag to carry across your shoulder for long periods, but works great for running errands, etc. After diapers, I started carrying a purse I got online from mygunpurse.com (which I don’t know if this site is still available…) I have 2 purses that have holster pockets that LOCK. They have a zipper with a tiny lock, which is helpful if you have to set your purse down somewhere. (Of course, if I was out and about I had it unlocked…especially at night.)
2 years, 8 months ago Kcmom2fourParticipant
I just got a breathable belly band holster from the Well-Armed Woman. I love it!
2 years, 6 months ago LINDASGIFTParticipant
Living in Florida , 100° plus 80% humidity. Conceal carry is not always the best option. I found a great place online for conceal carry pocketbooks. Egunbags.com. a choice for every personal style and price range. Locking gun pocket zipper. Now, I believe the best carry is on you person. My 380 fits right into my front jeans pocketbook. But with three rowdy and mischievous grandsons and limited clothing hiding places I Carry a cross body style unlocked. But if the kids are around I zip and lock it. Everybodys situation is different. Mine changes every day. I also have a little “smartphone looking” pouch that my belt goes through. This is not cocealed, but the handgun is.
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