Overview and Tutorial: Onbody Concealed Carry Corset Holster
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We've received many questions over the last few months on various topics but the topic of highest interest revolves around concealed carry. In fact, this interest is at record levels, nationwide and we've written a piece on this very topic on our brother site, basicshield.com (you can read about 2016 supply and demand projections and analysis here).
The question we get most often is: what is the best way to carry concealed? Since I've addressed this in several articles in my primer series, I will not cover that in depth here (I'll leave links to those pieces at the bottom of this article and I highly recommend that you read them before you watch the video below); however, if you choose to carry concealed, it is always preferred to have that holster on your person, rather than in a purse or something that can get separated from you, even if only momentarily.
Even though I am a combat veteran who has had to carry a firearm daily in uniform, I had never been around female-specific on-body holsters. I try to be open-minded about all things, but I wondered if these lacy things were just a marketing gimmick. I had even been in the firearms industry for a few years prior to this, and never even thought to try these products.
I met Donna Bickert (owner of Femme Fatale Holsters) at a gun show and was very impressed with her thoughtfulness and even-keeled passion for her products. She suggested I try them out and so I got one of each item and tested them each out for several weeks in daily use.
This post is a specifically an overview and tutorial of the Femme Fatale Corset Holster. It's a product about which we see the most interest and questions and since this happens to be my personal favorite, I decided to post an overview and tutorial of this holster first. So if you've been interested in this holster, please watch the video below.
I know that I already mentioned it in my article about on-body concealed carry holsters, but I was very surprised at how comfortable and centered this holster felt and needed very little adjustment time (if any at all) to become accustomed to this holster for daily wear.
A few very important points worth repeating:
Practice holstering and unholstering with your firearm unloaded
Put the corset on first before holstering your gun
Take the gun out of the holster before taking the corset off
The rest is simple and intuitive and you'll probably be as surprised as I was at how versatile this holster is for daily wear.
As promised, here are the links to my other posts about concealed carry if you haven't read them yet: