This is an introduction to methods of concealed weapons carry and is made specifically for women.
When I started on my journey into concealed carry I was hit with a horrible truth: holsters are made for men, not women! To make matters worse, women's clothing is not designed to hide anything, it's designed to show everything you've got and then some.
At 4'8" and 80 pounds I don't have a lot of room to hide anything. I decided to carry the largest weapon I could safely handle, just to prove to other women they can in fact carry their 9mm or .38 special safely, comfortably, and concealed. I carry a Kimber ultra-carry II .45 ACP. It's a 1911 style commander type with a 3" barrel. I love it. It’s fun to shoot and highly accurate.
I do switch to other guns depending on what I'm wearing. I practice with each change, dry fire and drawing so that I'm not thrown off-guard if a real problem comes up.
This is my journey. My methods are unconventional and have been 'pooh-poohed' by many well-meaning men whom I greatly respect. But these are men who have NEVER bought slacks without belt loops because 'belt loops aren't in this year'! These are the same men who tell you to leave your shirttails out for a concealment method, but who are drooling over the Dillon's blue press catalog cover girl every month!
Save your breath. This is for women. Ladies you don't have to dress like a guy to carry a gun, and you don't have to leave your gun home in order to feel feminine!
Just carry your weapon.