I decided to keep things understated with another concealed carry holiday look. I thought I would change things up and ditch the jeans. It's not often that I wear skirts but no time like the holiday season to clean up a bit but as you can see I still kept the denim going. This time around I opted to wear a simple tulle skirt. I love this one because it's understated without a lot of volume. I also wanted to dress the look down so I added a denim jacket. You can easily dress this up more by switching the jacket out with a fitted cardigan, layering it with a button down tied at the front, or an embroidered top. However, for concealed carry purposes, I tried this outfit on with a button down and found it a little more restrictive when trying to draw. I’m still learning so right now I’m trying to go with what is simple, easy, and comfortable for me.
When I looking online for holsters for women and carrying while in a dress or skirt, Can Can Concealment kept coming up and from what I found online it seemed to be a pretty popular option. There are were other belly band style holsters I saw but they looked too bulky and had velcro and that didn’t appeal to me. So I ended up ordering the Can Can Concealment Hip Hugger Holster for my Glock 43. They offer thigh holsters as well but I don’t think I’m ready for that just yet. I’m still carrying at home and don’t want to introduce too many variations in how I carry. I want to stick to carrying on my waist for now.
With this holster you could carry up to four firearms…that' seems a bit like overkill to me. I’m just trying to figure out how to carry one. But it does have options to carry in the front or the back. The holster is basically a strong elastic band that goes around the waist that has holster “pockets” and utilizes a hook & eye closure to keep it secure around the waist. It also has a pocket to carry a spare magazine but I’m not ready for that yet. I like this extra pocket because I could use it for something else like a flashlight, pocket knife, or even a lipstick. The front holster position also uses strong magnets sewn between the fabric to help keep the gun in place.
I was a bit uncertain about how this hip hugger style holster would hold up on my body and also while drawing. It has non-slip silicone on the back to prevent it from slipping and moving. It didn’t budge at all. I was pleasantly surprised that my Glock 43 felt secure. I never felt that is was shifting or falling down, which was one of my original concerns. Also, since this is what I believe is considered a “soft holster” there isn’t a hard trigger guard. The trigger is completely covered, however, there isn’t a hard piece of kydex to prevent something from pulling on the trigger. Since I’m currently still carrying at home, it’s not major concern but will be something I will need consider once I start using this in my daily life. I want to play around more with this holster because it has a few other carry options that I think will come in handy for different outfits. I also like this holster because it also sucks you in ;)
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