Yes, ladies, we are reviewing purse holsters for you. Do not fear though, we have tackled this task with our usual dedication. Our top selection list of purse holsters has been chosen to ensure a balance between practicality, style, and safety.
We have chosen five purse holsters that are ambidextrous, offer a wide range of colors and styles as well as materials. There are big and small options but all purse holsters had to be designed to ensure that other everyday items that a woman may need to carry can also be accommodated.
Ultimately, you cannot sacrifice convenience just for a gun.
Most of our choices are very affordable with the exception of a genuine leather purse which will naturally cost roughly the same as any other good quality leather handbag.
Why would you use a purse holster?
Well, it has its advantages and disadvantages. For one thing, if you have a gun in your purse it means that you don’t even need to worry about your choice of clothing. Thinking about holster printing or clothing that properly conceals your gun is not a concern.
In addition, a would-be criminal would never assume that a woman wearing a nice summer dress would be packing heat. The element of total surprise is extremely valuable in those types of circumstances. One downside is that drawing your gun will never be as quick as a standard IWB or OWB holster.
This just means that any prepared gun owner will need to put in a bit of practice to ensure that your access can be as quick as possible.
Four out of the five purse holsters that we have selected have lockable zippers for the gun compartments of the purses. Obviously, locking the hidden gun compartment will have a dramatic impact on your draw speed.
The locks on these purses are more for the safety of your children. It will prevent a kid from accessing your gun and it will be harder for an assailant.
However, a zipper-lock is not that robust and if someone really wanted to rip open your gun compartment, they could. Any opportunistic thief would probably be unaware that you had a gun in your purse and will later realize that they hit the jackpot.
It’s important to remember that if you choose to go the purse holster route, then you should have control over your purse at all times. Whether you are sitting in a restaurant or going to a park, you need to remain mindful of where your purse is at all times.
Carrying a gun in your purse constitutes concealed carry. The law surrounding concealed carry will vary by state and sometimes by city. To be certain of your state’s laws, click on this link to our state law page that has a state-by-state breakdown of open and concealed carry laws.
Some states will even consider pepper spray or bottles above a certain volume, as “weapons”. Make sure that you are familiar with your state laws and have the necessary permits before going to the expense of purchasing a purse holster.
Although, most of our choices are decent purses anyway, even if you were not using them for the express purpose of concealing a gun.
That concludes our round-up for purse holsters. Between these five styles and brands, you should have plenty of options that enable you to wear a purse holster without looking like the fashion police will open up an investigation docket.