Saturday, January 5, 2013

Concealing a handgun in a regular purse

A few months ago my hubby and I went for our training and applied for our concealed carry licenses.  With all the craziness going around we would both feel better with our 1911's handy. They were approved and now comes the daunting task of figuring out how to carry a concealed weapon. Concealing his is easy especially in the winter.  A nice holster does the trick.  But for me I had a big problem.  All of the concealment purses are way too small for my choice of handgun which is a government model 1911 with a 5 inch barrel.  Not exactly a small weapon.  The few purses that I found that "might" fit were almost as expensive as buying another gun.  So those were not an option.  Well I put on my thinking cap, got out my crochet hook and here is what I came up with:

Can  you see my gun???

When I look in my purse all I can see is what appears to be a stocking cap.
Arkansas laws say that a visible outline is okay as long as you can not see the metal or furniture of the weapon.

Here is the gun in its cozy out of my purse

So please let me know what you all think of this idea.  I had never seen anything like this and I looked on eBay and couldn't find anything.  If you have seen something similar to this please let me know.  It took me about 2 hours to crochet this, but hey without a pattern and winging it I thought that was not too bad...

The cool thing about this is as long as I have one in the tube all I have to do is pull back the hammer and pull the trigger, which can all be done without taking it out of the cozy.  Yes it will ruin the cozy, but hey whats 2 hours of crochet if it saves my life?????


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