Remember that thing on the right column saying this is a PG-13 blog....
Great post by The Firearm Blog about a new product available to women for CCW that places the weapon where it can be easily reached and concealed....their chest..
Yep, thats right...a holster for a woman's bra. Kind of ingenious. A few people have already posted replies over at TFB on the article about safety. It appears that the holster is made of Kydex and adequately covers the trigger guard area so I don't see any major safety issues as long as the user is properly trained to keep their finger off the trigger until their sights are on the target. Check out her finger, I can't exactly tell where she puts in in the trigger guard, but she removes it as soon as she is done shooting...good trigger discipline.
Its called the "Flashbang" holster...get it...first she "flashes" and then she "bangs" with the pistol. Here is a vid...
Looks like it conceals the pistol well...of course its a little Kel-Tec P3AT, which conceals well just about anywhere. Still, she does have the correct "assets" to conceal the shape underneath her bra. I wonder how it would work with someone not as "naturally gifted"?
Somebody was also posting about not using the sights on the pistol and shooting from the hip. At bad breath distances like in a grab situation this type of shooting is acceptable. She appears to properly lock her elbow to her hip and keep her arm level each time to shoot more or less where her body is aiming..she has obviously trained. This type of point shooting was taught by Cooper and others as self defense shooting and I have no problem with it.
Overall, I think its a bit gimicky. There are other established ways for women to carry their pistols that have been proven to work. With their ability to openly carry purses as a social norm they also have the bag carry available that many men do not have the option to do. This does offer another avenue for a woman to carry concealed and it appears, at least with this young lass, that it can be done both effectively.
I just have to wonder what response grabbing for your bra would have on an assailant though...maybe it would provide a needed pause in order to get the drop on them...
Rapist/Mugger/Psycho talking to his cell mate in jail:
first I came at this chick and I was like...and then she grabber her boobs and I was like..
...and then she pulled a piece on me and I was like...
...and then the cops showed up and I was like...
Lastly, I can't discuss this topic without this scene from Austin Powers going through my head!
2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America
A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
"I ask sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people except for a few politicians."
- George Mason (father of the Bill of Rights and The Virginia Declaration of Rights)