If you are new to carrying a concealed weapon, one of the first decisions you will need to make is where you want to carry your weapon. There are many options open to you, depending upon the type of clothing you wear and where you intend to carry your weapon. Consider these three options when making your choice.
Carrying your weapon at the shoulder will require you to purchase a concealed shoulder holster. This location is popular with many law enforcement officers because the cross-body draw it allows can be very quick. However, if stealth is important to you, shoulder carry may not be the best option, because drawing from this location is very difficult to do without being obvious.
2. Belly Band
Belly bands can be a good option for people who do not want to wear a belt. The belly band is made of comfortable material that attaches around the waist of the wearer. It works best for smaller weapons. This option can be particularly useful for people who want to carry while jogging, hiking or biking.
This is only an option if you are a person who regularly wears a bra. Bras can be purchased with integrated holsters, or you can purchase a special holster that attaches to a regular bra. The holsters that hold the weapon horizontal under the bra offer the quickest access. The type of shirt you wear may affect how easily and quickly you can draw from this type of holster.
These are just three of the many options available to you when conceal carrying a weapon. If you try one location and it does not work well for you, feel free to experiment with other locations. You may need to use different locations for different clothing, weapons and activities.