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Old 05-10-2015, 02:18 PM
 
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If you are planning on carrying a handgun in a purse (except a holster purse), there are suggested good practices:

1). Use a pocket holster like the one shown in the picture below. The trigger is protected until it is drawn (the holster is designed to snag when drawn). One may accidentally pull the trigger without it. Also, the pocket holster helps keeping the handgun's orientation in the purse.

2). Use a designated purse compartment just for the gun. When the hand is reaching out to the compartment, there would be only one reason; the gun is always kept in the compartment, there would be no need to search through the purse for the gun.

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Old 05-10-2015, 02:45 PM
 
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What kind of garbage gun is that? A Lorcin? Purse carry is a terrible idea only next to not carrying at all. You get separated from the purse (easy), and you are defenseless.

Carry on your body. Any other method and you are just kidding yourself. Same to the people that won't carry with one in the chamber because they think they will have time to draw and rack the slide like some Israeli commando.
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Old 05-10-2015, 03:09 PM
 
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What kind of garbage gun is that? A Lorcin? Purse carry is a terrible idea only next to not carrying at all. You get separated from the purse (easy), and you are defenseless.

Carry on your body. Any other method and you are just kidding yourself. Same to the people that won't carry with one in the chamber because they think they will have time to draw and rack the slide like some Israeli commando.
That is a palm size pistol called Seecamp. There are some good reviews for the gun. A woman actually
spends more time with her purse than anything else.
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:39 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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What kind of garbage gun is that? A Lorcin? Purse carry is a terrible idea only next to not carrying at all. You get separated from the purse (easy), and you are defenseless.

Carry on your body. Any other method and you are just kidding yourself. Same to the people that won't carry with one in the chamber because they think they will have time to draw and rack the slide like some Israeli commando.
As someone else already pointed out, your gun ID abilities are pretty lousy.......

Rather than blast someone about how they carry, wouldn't it be better to explain the issues to them, and then let THEM decide?
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Old 05-11-2015, 06:44 AM
 
Location: New Braunfels, TX
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txjl123, the primary reason for concern about purse carry is because the purse can easily be snatched/stolen, leaving the gun in someone's else's possession, AND disarming the carrier at the very moment they're likely to need it. Waistband holsters, thigh holsters, etc. - there ARE other ways to carry on your body, where the gun is less likely to be taken by someone.

They make a holster that clips to the bra, in front. While it looks cool as blazes to some, there HAS already been someone that shot themself (fatally) while drawing. To be sure - had their booger hook not been on the trigger, nothing would have happened - but personally, it would seen like a lot of extra weight to carry there, and in the summer months, that's going to be a channel for sweat - NOT good on a gun finish.
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Old 05-11-2015, 08:12 AM
 
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There are pros and cons to all methods of carry. It's still up to the individual's assessment of his necessary circumstances which he or she can or can't do.

Pickpockets these days are as adept as Penn and Teller...I wouldn't guarantee that even strong-side holsters are utterly impervious.
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Old 05-11-2015, 08:32 AM
 
Location: Cape Coma Florida
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As long as I've been carrying I never carried in my purse, for reasons already noted here. I carry on my person and dress around it. I would not recommend having a gun in your purse.
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Old 05-11-2015, 09:08 PM
 
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As long as I've been carrying I never carried in my purse, for reasons already noted here. I carry on my person and dress around it. I would not recommend having a gun in your purse.

Good job Amy. Smart lady, and someone taught you well.
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Old 05-12-2015, 06:24 AM
 
Location: Chattanooga, TN
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What amylewis said is best.

However, if you insist on purse-carrying, get a dedicated carry purse with a dedicated quick-access gun pocket and reinforced straps. And NEVER set it down and walk off.

Here is a good article discussing the pros, cons, and techniques of purse carry: http://thewellarmedwoman.com/the-concealed-carry-purse

Buying options:
http://www.concealedcarrie.com/
http://www.gungoddess.com/concealed-carry-purses/
https://www.guntotenmamas.com/cgi-bi...&category=WHOO

You can even get them through "big box" stores:
http://www.amazon.com/s/?ie=UTF8&key...l_5sh0mmswbv_b
http://www.cabelas.com/category/Conc.../409715280.uts
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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Do they still make Seecamps?

Pricey lil' things they are, but I bought a pretty good clone - a North American Guardian .32ACP:



Don't carry it though - shot maybe 20 rounds through it years ago, and put it in the safe. Carried a few pocket pistols since - KelTec P32, Ruger LCP, and now a Kahr CT380 (all in Desantis Nemesis pocket holsters). Cool weather means carrying a Kahr CW45.

If I were a hipster, I would NOT carry my piece in a man bag.
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