Best Gun Holsters for Women
Women are differently shaped from men, and most women have different shapes from one another as well. For this reason, it can be a more time consuming process for women to choose the ideal concealed carry holster for their gun than it is for men. It will prove to be even more overwhelming for a woman to choose a good gun holster if they are new to guns and concealed carry as well.
Fortunately, this article is here to help. If you’re a woman who is on the search for a holster for your new concealed carry gun, then you’ll appreciate the five different types of concealed carry holsters that we will outline and discuss here.
Before we go into the different kinds of holsters, there are some things that you will want to know about first. The first is that there is no definitive gun holster that works for every shape. Plus, how you dress and what you do daily also greatly impact the kind of holster you need. With that in mind, the holster that you wear in the summer is probably going to have to be different from the one you wear in the winter.
Without any further ado, let’s get into what some of the best gun holsters for women are:
ATHENA INSIDE THE WAISTBAND LEATHER HOLSTER
The Athena Inside the Waistband leather holster is a deep concealment and highly customizable option named after the Greek goddess of war and wisdom. Perhaps more importantly, the Athena holster was designed and made by a woman for women, so there’s always comfort in knowing that your purchasing a product made by someone who knows exactly what you need. Each of these holsters is handmade for each order, rides less than half inch above your waistband, and comes in three different clip options: the standard clip with a straight draw and no cant for carrying appendix style, the 15 degree standard clip designed for carrying behind your hip, and the tuckable clip option that allows your shirt to be tucked in between your waistband and your holster.
CAN CAN CONCELAMENT GARTER HOLSTER
The Can Can Concealment Garter Holster is a type of thigh holster that does not require the use of any kind of a garter belt to keep the holster on your thigh. Thigh holsters are a popular option among women, especially for when wearing skirts and dresses at formal events or in the summer. However, the Can Can Concealment holster will only work for extremely small, pocket sized pistol such as the Ruger LCP or Kel-Tec P3AT because if a bigger gun is used, the holster could slide down towards the knee. The Can Can holster offers you easy access to your gun, won’t print, and will not get in your way even when sitting cross-legged as well.
BELLY BAND HOLSTER
We can’t limit ourselves to a specific manufacturer or model of belly band holsters here because there are many different ones out on the market and they are all nearly identical in how they function as well. The beauty of belly band holsters is that they can be worn in a variety of different positions (back, to the side of the hip, over the abdomen, etc.) and will not print under nearly any kind of an outfit that you wear. Once you get used to wearing the belly band holster and find your preferred position for it, you will find that they are quite unobtrusive and comfortable as well. They work for both semi-automatics and revolvers.
LOOPER BAND AVA HOLSTER
The Looper Band AVA is another IWB holster, but one that makes use of two clips rather than just one. Two clips better distributes the weight of the pistol across your hip and also keeps everything more secure. This makes the Looper Band AVA your best option out of all of the holsters on this list for if you plan on packing a bigger gun such as a Glock 19 or 26. The Looper Band AVA has been designed so that the soft purple suede on the outside will mold identically to your curves. As for the holster itself, it’s made out of thermoplastic and leather and will run well for many years. All in all, the Looper Band AVA is an excellent choice for dress jeans or pants.
FLASHBANG BRA HOLSTER
The lightweight Flashbang Bra Holster from Looper Law Enforcement is designed to be attached to the bra with a leather strap and worn between the breasts. Believe it or not, but this set up is actually quite comfortable and makes drawing easy with a little bit of practice. The thin profile of the holster requires a thin gun to be placed in it as well, but most women won’t have a problem with this. The Flashbang Bra Holster also works with nearly any kind of outfit and without printing.