Purse holster

Discussion in 'General Bersa Discussion' started by shaneomac, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. shaneomac

    shaneomac Active Member

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    So I bought a thunder .380 plus for my soon to be wife's carry gun. So far she wants to carry it in her purse. She feels she can't carry it on her as she's 5'3", average frame size, and doesn't wear loose clothing often. So I had her look at gun purses. She loved the idea, but hates the way they all seem to look like "grandma" purses. She wants something with a holster in say a Coach purse. I told her I doubted anyone made anything like that. She would keep it in a pocket inside rather than just tossing itb in the bottom. That way she doesn't have to fumble for it.

    So I've been thinking about how to make a holster in the purse for it. The biggest problem is that she changes what purse she uses every 2-3 weeks. I don't want to install a dozen holsters into her purses. So I've been thinking I need one holster that can be swapped between purses. I just can't think of a good way to mount it, or at a minimum, secure it so when she grabs for her gun the holster doesn't come with it.

    As of now I'm thinking my best option is to buy a Remora, or similar holster with sticky outside and smooth inside, and attach on the bottom of it a weight such as a small metal bar or a bean bag. I know it doesn't need to be too much as the gun should come out pretty easy as is. Im thinking a 3/8"-1/2" rod about 3" long covered in cloth and sewn on to the holster. Or a small weighted sack sewn on.

    What do you guys, and especially gals, think of the idea? Any other ideas? Has anyone seen anything like that done? Also does anyone know off hand which size holster a thunder .380 plus uses? Thanks much all.
     
  2. PatrickinGa

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    If someone comes up behind her, grabbing her maybe around one or both arms, getting a gun out of a pocket in her purse might be difficult to do.

    Doesn't carrying ON YOUR PERSON increase your odds of getting to your gun when you need it?

    Just wondering.

    Either way, good luck!
     

  3. shaneomac

    shaneomac Active Member

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    Yea but as of now she doesn't want to. I learned to dress around my gun. She's the type that she won't. She will carry it in her purse with the chamber empty and safety on. Im trying to get her more comfortable with carrying so she carries with one in the chamber, but with her its one small step at a time.
     
  4. David

    David Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Shane, I'm in the same boat you are. My wife is taller than 5'3", though, but she also wears tight fitting clothes (I encouraged her to). Its extremely difficult for her to hide her gun, and she doesn't carry a purse. So... its a difficult situation to be in.

    As for right now, though... having a bodyguard is all she can do.
     
  5. rond

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    I would think that a purse would the first thing that would be grabbed by a theif and there goes your gun. I see ladies leaving their purses in shopping carts all the time and walking away to look at something on the shelf. They get in the car and the purse is tossed into the passenger seat. If you carry concealed you need to carry on your person.
     
  6. PatrickinGa

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    GREAT point!
     
  7. levelcross

    levelcross Well-Known Member

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    I had a battle with the wife at first over carrying in her purse. Then I picked up a Remora holster and she can carry it IWB at 2-3:00 without it printing too much. She does have to place it deeper into her pants to where the last 1/2 of the grip is all that is showing.

    The Remora style should stay in place in a pocket in her purse as long as the pocket is somewhat snug on gun and holster. Good luck.
     
  8. Heimdhal

    Heimdhal Well-Known Member

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    Sometimes, doubling down on the guns is the way to go for women.

    My wife likes to purse carry. I very much dislike the idea of purse carry, for many reason already hashed out. She found a great compromise. She carried a glock 17 or 19 in the purse. Thats the go to gun. If, for whatever reason, the access to the purse is no possible, she also carries a small LCP or Kel Tec .380 in Rebel Rig holster in her front pocket or IWB.

    She can get to either quickly, both are very well concealed and she strikes a great balance of having enough gun (the glock) with a gun on her person (which is always prefered).
     
  9. sldcountry

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  10. shaneomac

    shaneomac Active Member

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    I doubt I could get her to carry two, althiugh Id love if she did. She hates the polymer feel of my pf9 and my old sigma. Ahe says it feels like a toy and she doesn't like that. One of the reasons I got her the bersa was because the gun is all metal. That what she likes. So I doubt I could get her to carry a p3at or such. Not to mention the recoil will be too much for her. The thunder .380 was the biggest caliber/lowest recoil gun she could comfortablely shoot. So smaller guns are out, and that sassy purse holster is something I doubt she'd like enough to carry. See my frustration yet? Lol
     
  11. hilandr

    hilandr thunder 380 CC owner

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    I saw this yesterday and was very impressed:

    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nhr8kG6PEOc[/ame]
     
  12. levelcross

    levelcross Well-Known Member

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  13. PatrickinGa

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    May be the best way for a woman to CC that I have ever seen!

    Wonder how it would work with some kind of a harness rigged for a man?
     
  14. ashsmith91

    ashsmith91 Active Member

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    Am I like one of the only women who are anti purse carry cause I find it horrible idea.
    I have 4 holsters and i didn't do well with them all til I got one from www.foxxholsters.com & I love it. IWB and I'm left handed , wear it at maybe 10'clock give or take (comes with two clips adjustable and Both are on my left two belt loops area. Conceals amazingly!