Conceal carry weapons are advantageous as it ensures security and keeps you prepared in an emergency. Choosing a purse for a concealed weapon must be safe, accessible, stylish, and comfortable.
Numerous retail outlets and online stores design suitable conceal carrier purses and bags. This article illustrates everything one must consider when acquiring a concealed firearm purse.
The essential feature that the bag must include is a holster in a secure, specialized compartment separate from your bag’s central area. The right size and security features include a lock and slash-resistant shoulder straps.
Definition of Concealed Carry
Concealed carry or carrying a concealed gun (or weapon) is the habit of bearing a handgun hidden from public view. Onlookers can’t tell that you’re carrying a firearm. Open carry is the counterpart of concealed carry.
In some jurisdictions, citizens must acquire a concealed carry weapon permit. While in others, a concealed carry permit is a legal requirement only if the weapon isn’t within public view. Concealed carry entails the gun being in a purse, handbag, bag, briefcase, trunk, etc.
Benefits of Carrying Concealed
The primary advantage of carrying concealed is preventing you from being a target. Additionally, hiding your weapon protects the people around you from unnecessary worry. The correct firearm must be comfortable to shoot and hide.
Although legalizing arms remain controversial, statistics reveal that the right to carry contributes to a safer society. Essentially, it’s a legally recognized understanding that holding arms keeps people safe.
Considerations When Choosing a Purse for Concealed Carry
If you don’t properly store your gun in a secure section, different elements of the bag could accidentally trigger a negligent discharge, causing severe injury or fatality. Ensure that nothing can interfere with your gun. Typically, there are purses explicitly designed for concealed carry.
Many retail stores and online sites have a wide assortment of bags and purses with specialized, secure compartments and holsters to protect your piece. Additionally, they’re designed for ease of use and accessibility. There are also right-handed and left-handed options.
An excellent example of where you can acquire concealed carry purses is Gun Toting Mamas (GTM). You could also obtain your firearm, holster from the Justin West line on Amazon.
Considering the size is vital as you want to avoid printing. Printing is when the outline of your gun is visible in your bag. Your purse will avoid printing if its size is larger than your firearm and the bag’s material is thick. Generally, leather is the best material to hide your weapon.
Ideally, your purse must be small enough to maintain comfort and always kept on your person. Yet, large enough to ensure your weapon is sufficiently concealed. If you prefer to have a small bag, a subcompact automatic, like a Glock 43, won’t challenge your style too much. A small purse assists with easy access in the event of an emergency.
The security features of your concealed carry purse are simple to follow. First, accessibility is the main priority. Ensure there aren’t too many obstacles to retrieving your firearm if need be. Again, placing your piece in a secure compartment eliminates accessibility issues.
Secondly, some purses have a unique compartment with a locking feature- brands like Browning, Vince Branch, and Roma Leather sell bags with a lock. A lock is necessary to restrict children’s access. Generally, these purses are designed with access and security in mind. Again, all you’ll need to do is familiarize yourself with the features.
Thirdly, the bag or purse’s shoulder strap is a relevant security issue. Most bag thefts involve grabbing the strap and running. Acquiring a more secure shoulder-strapped bag ensures you don’t lose your firearm in a grab-and-run robbery.
Another way thieves steal purses is by slashing the bag’s strap with a knife. Again, the material of your carrier is a relevant feature to consider when buying a concealed carrier. A slash-resistant bag enhances your safety. Travelon Anti-Theft bags are fashioned with anti-slash straps.
Some straps have a metallic element that can’t be cut. These have a wire or steel mesh woven into the bag’s fabric, strap, and design. Another security option is to carry your purse’s strap across your body and not over the forearm.
The fourth security consideration is always keeping the weapon on your person. Too often, concealed carry purses are left behind. Your gun must be with you at every stage in public. All these aspects are relevant to maintaining your security.
Comfort is one of the more relevant aspects when deciding on the right concealed firearm carrier. Size, straps, style, material, accessibility, and ease are comfort features. You must enjoy your purse and feel at ease with your option. If you’re comfortable with your carrier keeping it on your person won’t become a safety issue.
Types of Purses for Concealed Carry
Numerous carrier styles cater to your concealed firearm. Moreover, various retail houses include Women Sarah, Montana West, Roma Leather, and Browning Alexandria, and these sell a vast selection of bag styles.
The cross-body style bags have longer straps. As mentioned above, wearing your bag across your body increases the safety of your contents and better prevents theft. Typically, the actual purse is smaller than regular forearm bags. As they are worn tight to one’s body, they increase the control of the pack.
The shoulder bag style is the norm in fashion. When thinking about a woman wearing a bag, one usually imagines it’s across her shoulder. This is probably one of the more comfortable positions to wear a bag. It isn’t restricting and promotes ease of use. However, this isn’t the safest option.
Shoulder bags come with two equally size straps, a long-strapped option, and short handles. Usually, the actual size of the bag is a comfortable medium, perfect for concealing a firearm.
The tote bags are a larger and more casual alternative to shoulder bags. The large size of tote bags ensures that your firearm is adequately concealed. However, the everyday appeal of the tote bag could tempt one to throw the piece in the main compartment. Remember to holster your firearm and secure it in an individualized section.
How to Choose the Right Purse for Conceal Carry
Style is a crucial factor when deciding on the right purse. Of course, it would help if you wanted to always keep this accessory with you. With the suitable style, this won’t be a chore or a hassle. Instead, it’ll be a privilege.
Shopping for purses and bags, even for a loved one, is a great way to spend your time. So, have fun choosing the right handbag.
Assess Your Lifestyle
When deciding on the correct purse style, you must assess your lifestyle.
- Do you have, teach, or work with children?
- Are you a government employee?
- Do you work in a government establishment?
- Do you carry your concealed weapon to church?
It’s essential that you know your state’s legislation regarding carrying a concealed weapon.
Measure Your Weapon
When deciding to own a gun, consider the size, caliber, and various features. Carrying a firearm in a handbag is a versatile option for all gun sizes, types, and brands. Additionally, a bag provides more comfort.
The bag must accommodate the gun covered with its holster. It must not squeeze into its designated compartment. Concealed carrier bag retail stores will usually have a chart to assess gun size to bag. Furthermore, you must leave enough room for additional necessities.
Consider Your Comfort Level
Comfort level is also determined by lifestyle, job type, and social situation. It’s best to own different bags for different daily or nightly events.
If you’re a woman reading this, you probably already own a variety of purses and bags that suit not only the event but also different outfits.
Typically, women own one go-to bag that takes care of everything. Ensure it fits the necessary dimensions and safety features.
It’s crucial to remain vigilant about your firearm in social situations.
Carrying a concealed weapon is beneficial as it’s necessary to protect and prepare you. An obscure weapon won’t frighten or startle those around you. It’s crucial to stay as safe as you can in a violent world.
The size, material, style, comfort level, safety, and wearability are all relevant features when buying the right concealed carrier purse. Assess your lifestyle and measure your firearm. Take time when researching the best bag. Have fun shopping.
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