Both of you ought to know that today, I either made a grave mistake, or I paved the way into some level of fame. I was trolling the forums of the local gun range (which happens to be the best gun range on the planet), and I happened upon a thread where there was an ongoing discussion between a brand new gunnie, asking about recommendations for a slighter-built person carrying concealed, a woman talking about CCW, and a woman who works at said range, saying that she was about to conduct a class on women carrying concealed.
What I got out of the conversation was that one would have to adjust one’s wardrobe to carry, would have to carry a small gun, and it might not be terribly comfortable. I disagree. Yes, one must be mindful of one’s dress when one carries a firearm, fully concealed. But, it should not be uncomfortable, and it doesn’t have to be a small gun, as long as you pick the right holster…
Granted, I think that Oklahoma Shooter knows what she’s talking about. But, she got me to thinking about my life, and my wife, and the holsters that I have made, and the fact that I might be up for a new challenge. I took her words as a challenge. I’ve been able to hide some large guns under some fitted clothing on some small forms before. Perhaps her call was a challenge to the ultimate in this game. Yeah. I’m in.
Exhibit A – Jenni’s pleasure shooter, “Envy”, Smith & Wesson 627, 5-inch barreled, N-Frame, 8-Shot, .357 Magnum, Big-Boy Revolver:
There was a point in time that I saw this gorgeous, red, woman’s suit on the internet. I couldn’t afford it at the time that I first saw it. It was a Gianni Versace. Shortly after the fact, I was able to pick up the same suit on ebay for Jenni. I won’t tell you what I paid, as I don’t want Gianni rolling over in his grave.
Exhibit B – Jenni’s gorgeous, sexy, red, Versace suit, that leaves little to the imagination:
My proposal, that I hastily posted in the H&H forum today is,
My lovely wife is all of 5’4″, and she currently floats between a size 2 and 4. I think she needs a holster for her 5″ N-frame. I believe that I can hide that 44-oz beast under sexy Versace, and still have it wear comfortably, and remain accessible to draw quickly.
Which means nothing less than this visual:
As I said to OKShooter, wish me luck and I’ll keep you posted.