While it’s no secret that the vast majority of concealed carriers are men, plenty of women carry, too. And for them, carrying can get a little complicated. Most concealed carry equipment is geared toward men, not women. But we’re going to focus on the ladies a little bit in this post. Here, we’ll look at how a concealed carry purse holster can cover your trigger guard and prevent an accidental discharge.
What is a Concealed Carry Purse Holster?
If you’re a woman who carries a concealed handgun, chances are pretty good you carry your gun in a purse. Unfortunately, womens’ fashion these days isn’t particularly conducive to concealed carrying. Most clothes for women are tighter rather than loose-fitting, which makes concealing a weapon difficult.
As a result, many women who carry choose to do so in their purses. This is actually a pretty good option. Your purse is already something that you have on-hand and close-by. In addition, chances are you’re already primed to remember your purse wherever you go. And purses themselves are already opaque containers that don’t arouse much suspicion in public.
In theory, a purse is the ideal carrying container for a firearm if you can’t have it attached to your body. You can already see some men trying to capitalize on this by carrying around a gun in a backpack.
However, keeping a naked gun in your purse can actually be dangerous for the person carrying it. We’ll look at that phenomenon – and how to prevent it – next
Purse Holsters Prevent Accidental Discharge by Covering the Trigger Guard
Chances are, your gun won’t be the only thing you keep in your purse. I’m not a woman, but I have hung out with a few on occasion. And I can tell you from experience that no matter what kind of purse they carry, it’s always full of stuff. Wallets, phones keys, makeup, portals to a different universe, it all exists within the magical confines of a woman’s purse.
With all of that extra gear hanging around in a woman’s purse, there’s ample opportunity for an accidental discharge. An accidental discharge, also known as a “negligent discharge,” occurs when a gun fires without the owner intending for it to do so.
This can happen for many reasons, but one of the biggest is when someone or something accidentally pulls the trigger. And in the confines of a purse, that can happen with just about anything – even when you’re drawing the gun.
However, there is a way that you can protect yourself against accidental discharges and still carry a concealed gun in your purse. We’re talking, of course, about a purse holster.
A purse holster is essentially just a sleeve for your firearm. Like a regular holster, it covers most of the gun – including the trigger guard. This one simple feat radically reduces the chances of an accidental discharge. Long story short, a purse holster can save your life.
Finding the Right Concealed Carry Purse Holster
Okay, so you’re finally sold on the idea of a purse holster. But where can you find one? Fortunately, the Southern Trapper has you covered. Check out our durable and stylish alligator leather purse holster in our online store, backed by our 100-year guarantee.