A guide to carrying concealed for petite women (and men)
By Jacki Billings
When choosing a holster for AIWB, a Kydex design with a built-in claw, like the Dark Star Gear Orion, often helps angle the gun in a manner that conceals better. (Photo: Jacki Billings)
As a micro warrior, a.k.a. a petite concealed carrier, people often ask me how I pack away a Glock 19 on my midsection without qualms. The art of concealment is definitely elevated when you’re working on a smaller canvas, but using some creativity and good gear, petite gun owners like myself can make it happen. Though my journey has been fraught with a decade of trial and error, I’ve gathered a few tips and tricks along the way to better help my fun-sized friends.
Invest in a quality holster
A holster will either make or break the concealed carry experience, so it’s important to choose wisely when investing in a holster. Though a bevy of options exists on the market, it’s important to note that all quality holsters will have the same basic concepts. A good holster will safely retain the gun, safely cover the trigger area and allow efficient access to the firearm when needed. Most importantly, a good holster will help you, the concealer, keep the firearm tucked