Monday, October 19, 2015

Flashbang Holster, Day 1

 **Warning** The following may be TMI, but certainly I can't be the only one with these problems, I'm just willing to talk about them.

I've been searching for a while to find a holster I could wear with my scrubs. Traditional waistband holsters pull on the drawstring scrub pants and are really very uncomfortable. I considered a bellyband type holster, but the last bellyband I had I hated and gave it away. Andplusalso, those Can Can holsters are sexy as hell, but I'm old enough to wear actual underwear, not tiny scraps of material. If I were to wear a Can Can holster, I'd have to pull my unders up over the top because the bottom of the holsters are right about the height of the pubic bone. Or I could put my unders on and then put the Can Can on, but what about when I have to go to the bathroom? Take my holster off? No thank you.

After reading some reviews of different holsters and tossing it around a bit, I decided on the Flashbang holster.

Twelve hours in on day one, I'm loving it. There are some issues, yes, that I'll get into in a second, but mostly this is a very comfortable holster and exceptionally concealable. I know, that's not news to a lot of people.

My issues are pretty minor and involve "the girls". Since I still have a hard time working the snap (though there is a helpful video with how to work the snap), I put the holster on my bra before putting the bra on. It made getting everything adjusted ... interesting. I prefer to wear my holster tucked deep into my bra because I have a bit of a gut that I'm afraid will push the butt of the gun forward. I got the holster settled in just the right place and then realized I still needed to put the gun in the holster. I managed, thanks to the video tips on how to do it safely, but it still took some finagling of the girls to keep any skin out of the way so as not to end up with a nasty pinch.

I finally pulled the holster down, holstered the gun away from the girls, and then tucked it back up into my bra and got everything (re)settled. I then pulled my scrub top on, woke up my sleepy husband and asked for a "gun check". I passed his bleary, one-eyed inspection and then spent some time moving in front of the mirror. No printing. 

Because of my shape, I won't be able to wear this holster with any form-fitting clothes, though I do know women who can and do. However, for my work wear, this holster has been a beautiful thing. I usually wear patterned scrub tops, which we all know helps disguise any printing and the material isn't clingy, so it drapes nicely over the gun.

The big test for me was sitting and talking to a co-worker who notices everything. I stood in her doorway and talked, I sat in a chair in front of her and talked, I stretched and moved around. Nada. Passed that test with flying colors.

The biggest benefit so far is that going to the bathroom is a beautiful thing. No juggling of holster or gun. 

I'll see how tomorrow goes, but after the first day, I feel like I have a good solution and I'm dreading "jeans day" when I can't wear a scrub top and will have to go back to a belt holster. Maybe I just won't go to the bathroom that day. ;)


Momma Fargo said...

hmmm. Glad you are doing this review. Not sure I would like to carry that way. I am watching this closely.

GunDiva said...

I wasn't sure I was going to be able to pull this off, but I love it. I've even figure out a routine for getting dressed in the morning so the girls aren't such an issue.

I decided to write about the less-glamorous parts of figuring out this holster, because when I was struggling, I couldn't find anything about the actual mechanics of getting dressed.

Unknown said...

I LOVE my Can Can Concealment Hip Hugger! Very comfy for all day carry. Tips for using the bathroom: wear the understanding over to make it quick and easy. Otherwise tuck them under and just wiggle the entire holster up, then drop drawers. Once I put my Can Can on, it stays on me until I take it off at bedtime.