Tuesday, September 6, 2016

CanCan Concealment Hip Hugger

I've been wearing a Flashbang Bra holster for several months now and loved it. Of course, there was a breaking-in period where we had to get to know each other, but for the most part I've been exceptionally happy with my Flashbang.

Back in April/May, I had a lot of dental work done, which resulted in some weight loss. Because of this, my bras no longer fit, so what did I do?

Instead of buying new bras to continue to carry my Flashbang, I decided to give the Hip Hugger a try. I'd tried it (briefly) once before, when I was trying to decide how I was going to carry at work, but it didn't work for me at the time. With the loss of a few pounds, I thought I'd try it again.

It's been a week now that I've been wearing my Hip Hugger instead of the Flashbang and it's going well. I'm fairly short-waisted, so the first day was spend trying to find the "sweet spot" to carry my gun comfortably. I have to carry my gun at 12 o'clock to be comfortable, otherwise when I sit down the barrel of the gun jabs into my thigh. The advantage that the Hip Hugger has over the Flashbang is that I can carry an extra magazine fairly easily. The advantage that the Flashbang has over the Hip Hugger is that it's a kydex holster, which I feels secures my gun a bit better.

I've been using "fitted" holsters for so long that it is weird to just slip my gun into a cloth pocket, no matter how well made. I would love to have a kydex insert fitted to the G42 that I could attach inside the Hip Hugger's pocket, then I think I'd have the best of both worlds.

I like the freedom of having different carry options for my gun and I think I've finally hit upon the right combination of holsters. I have a kydex OWB for when I can venture forth in jeans and a belt; the Flashbang as an option for work; and the Hip Hugger as an alternative option for work.

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