So one of the things I found most interesting during my abbreviated time with Kathy Jackson in her class was the holster presentation. Holy crap! The holsters and weapon retention systems were passed around the room like popcorn. OWB, IWB, belly band, ankle, pocket, SOB, etc...
There were also some unconventional holsters that left me stunned. "Hey big boy is that a M&P 9C in your pocket or are you glad to see me?". Heh. She did point out that particular rig might have a use for a woman wearing a skirt.
She also brought out an array of bra attachable holsters. Me back in the day tried to detach bras, not attach more stuff to them. She showed the pluses and minuses involved in each method of carry. I have my box of holster fail, this brought me up to another level when it comes to teaching Women in concealed carry classes. As my classes continue to be mostly Women, I needed this information. I work really hard to not be the "Here little lady, this revolver is what you need". I hate that.
Kathy makes the case for off body carry in limited circumstances. I get that. She also points out the shortcomings of it. I concur with her assessments. So I wander off and get one of these things, it arrived today.
A Maxpedition jumbo LEO messenger bag. First, to me it screams "GUN". Second, I have no idea now how to make this thing work.
Off body carry to me was simple in the day. My Curmudgeon presented me with this some time ago.
He carried it. It is an El Paso Saddlery and Leather "Shaving bag" back when they cared about products and customers.
Here is another shot of the other side with this old little kit in the side pouch:
Guess what. One of these was inside it during his travels.
This rig I think would be even better now with a Colt Defender or New Agent! That would keep the spirit and memory alive to me and be a bit more manageable than the full steel Colt Commander.
I need a purse holster rig for show and tell during class. I really don't want to pay full retail for one. If any Ladies out there have an old one I will pay for it. Shoot me an email if you do!