Keeping a handgun safely hidden but well within reach is relatively easy in the winter and cooler months where sweaters and layers make it easy to tuck away a holster and firearm with ease. But, when the weather turns and summer months give way to high temperatures and humidity, comfortably concealing a weapon can be a greater challenge. This is especially true for women who normally have much less fabric to use to their advantage in the first place.
In the Pit
One often overlooked choice for women that is very versatile is the under the arm holster. It’s an excellent choice in concealed carry holsters for women in summer months when jackets and coats aren’t used and lighter and tighter clothing makes in the waistband and on the waistband holsters impractical. They typically affix to the side of the bra and are generally comfortable. They will be quite visible if wearing a tank top or very tight top, however.
No Show Skirts
Summertime can mean sundresses and light and flowy fabrics. This provides an excellent opportunity for women to take advantage of the thigh holster. These rigs ride on the hip and drop down to snugly hug the thigh. Since they are often worn on the non dominant leg with the holster on the inside of the leg, they are great for providing discreet security.
The Bra Holster
Not all attire allows for the use of a bra holster as plunging necklines and v necks can make their use difficult. However, normal and everyday blouses and shirts can easily accommodate a center of the bra rig that typically breaks with a downward snap for a quick, concealed and easy draw.
Protection in any Weather
Many women choose to keep a firearm on their person for protection against the unknown. But, that protection is only valuable if it’s practical no matter what the attire or the weather. Thankfully, many options exist to keep women comfortably carrying every season of the year.