Nicholas C

Co-Founder of KRISSTALK forums, an owner’s support group and all things KRISS Vector related. Nick found his passion through competitive shooting while living in NY. He participates in USPSA and 3Gun. He loves all things that shoots and flashlights. Really really bright flashlights.

Any questions please email him at nicholas.c@staff.thefirearmblog.com


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  • dave

    Id wear one. Idgaf

    • Ryfyle

      Same.

    • Jack_A_Lope

      I’d wear one to help manage the results of all of my beer indiscretions.

      • Dougscamo

        Tried it….didn’t work….looked like a tube of toothpaste that had been squeezed in the middle….

    • john huscio

      I’d wear one 24/7…..keep the gut(s) where its supposed to be.

  • M.M.D.C.

    The girdle holster seems like a good idea.

    The… other thing, not so much. It looks far too slow and fumblesome. Plus, the user can’t walk and draw at the same time.

  • noob

    hmm. can it take ballistic inserts?

  • Most custom undercorset makers should be able to easily add elastic material to the outer layer for simple belly-band type concealment, or sew on MOLLE type attachment points for clip holsters. The higher end corseteers can build in actual Kydex or leather holsters, and probably already have experience doing so thanks to Rennies.

    • Sunshine_Shooter

      Molle seems like it would be counter-productive. Most molle stuff sticks out a lot and would be terrible for concealing. That doesn’t mean it’s impossible, just that the market isn’t set up to do it.

      The Kydex is a great idea though.

      • Harry’s Holsters

        Trigger guard holsters with a lanyard that fit in a pocket would be ideal.

        • Sunshine_Shooter

          Would you need to worry about retention, though?

          • Harry’s Holsters

            I don’t think so. Most of these women’s devices are tighter and have a lot of elastic in them. If it’s a cloth pocket than definitely but if the corset is designed correctly then it shouldn’y be a problem.

    • Bill

      Kydex would have to chafe. Leather and lace.

      Only girls named Molly should wear MOLLE.

  • Pete Sheppard

    The corset holster as worn in the video looks really awkward, as she has to pull the pistol to mid-chest to clear the holster. A buxom woman could also find her breasts interfering with the draw. A more horizontal orientation which would permit a more level draw might be more practical. The thigh holster appears more accessible to me.

    • gusto

      the more buxom gals can get one of those snap-bang-bra thingies

    • Harry’s Holsters

      Women just have a whole different set of issues to deal with then men and have to make concessions. Due to their chest most Buxom Women won’t be able to draw faster from any holster that sits on the front of the body.

  • A Fascist Corgi

    I still don’t think that body carry is practical for most women. It just doesn’t work with how women are expected to look in public. Not only are they supposed to wear tight clothing, but weird bulges under their clothing will receive way more strange looks than it will with a man.

    I know that the firearm community is extremely opposed to purse carry, but I still think that it’s the most practical way for women to carry handguns. They should just wear it on their shoulder so that it simulates an old school shoulder holster. And they should buy a purse that was specifically designed for carrying firearms so that they can easily reach into a section of the purse that only has a pistol in it.

    • Ryfyle

      You could hide a Draco with a quad Stacked mag in some of those bags and still have tons of space.

    • DaveP.

      Problem is, if someone DOES get your purse they’ve now got your home address and probably house keys… and now, they have your gun too.

      I’ve seen purses left on car roofs, on restaurant tables, in bathrooms, shopping carts, checkout counters, front porches and a host of other places. It’s bad enough that Willy the Crackhead is now enabled in his antisocial behavior, now he’s armed. If he doesn’t use the gun himself, he’ll sure-bet sell it to someone who will.

      “If a mugger is going after their purse, then obviously the woman will be screwed, but muggers typically don’t rape or murder you…”
      That’s one monster of a big assumption. It’s akin to that famous bad advice from the ’70s: “Just give them your wallet and they won’t hurt you”. Wasn’t a good bet then and it isn’t now.

    • royce

      A solid year, year and a half of BJJ practise and a woman can defend herself against an average size man who isn’t wielding a gun/knife

      • Sunshine_Shooter

        Same time & effort with a firearm and a woman can defend herself against anyone with any weapon, as long as they aren’t wearing body armor. Not saying BJJ is useless (I need to get into it myself), but guns are still around for a reason.

        • billyoblivion

          > aren’t wearing body armor.

          To quote the philosopher Ron “Tater Salad” White:

          “Shoot’em in the head”

      • A Fascist Corgi

        That’s a dangerously delusional myth.

      • Wow!

        And yet there are practically no cases of that happening in reality. Sparring in the dojo is completely different from a real world fight. Fools may use their fists. I’ll stick to my glock if I have to use anything. I have licencing for a baton and I love it dearly, but I would never try to depend on that if my life is in danger if I had something else.

    • Harry’s Holsters

      Women can still look great dress with variety and carry on body. They just need a larger variety of carry options and that presents it’s own issues.

      Like everyone else the a woman should carry a defensive flashlight and not be afraid to hit someone with it’s beam. The situation awareness and aggressiveness of that action can prevent an attack from happening which is always preferable.

      I think it’s naive to say women are defenseless.

      • A Fascist Corgi

        I’ll never understand why so many people in the gun and martial arts community think that a flashlight is an effective tool for self-defense. Sure, it can briefly distract your attacker and allow you to possibly get off a strike or draw your firearm, but the idea that a flashlight alone is enough to fend off an attacker has to be one of the most dangerously idiotic self-defense myths that I’ve ever heard.

        • Harry’s Holsters

          A flashlight when properly employed is also a phycological weapon. It can throw the attacker off enough for you to get out of there and is better than nothing. The flashlight isn’t going to stop an attack but it could stop a would be attacker if that makes sense.

          In a fight having a well lit house can be a tactical disadvantage but having a well lit house can also deter criminal from choosing your house. Light scares criminals. Will it stop the most determined? No. But it will stop the less determined which are the majority of predators.

          • A Fascist Corgi

            No, it can’t. A flashlight will only temporarily blind your attacker. That effect is not enough to allow you to slip away.

          • Harry’s Holsters

            If they have committed to attacking you correct. But often times they haven’t fully committed by the time a situationally aware person engages the light. If I’m walking through a dark parking lot or street I’ll hit someone with the light it they get to close and aren’t approaching naturally. I’ll say something oh thought you were Dave and get out of there.

          • Harry’s Holsters

            I really don’t think you understand that most criminal are opportunists looking for easy target. Not hardened attackers looking to go after every opportunity they see. The fact that the potential victim has a light and is checking them out shows they are an aware target and thus may not be an easy target.

        • Dougscamo

          Trust me….properly used….a 6 cell flashlight is a highly effective self defense tool (used one for years as a cop)….but not in a gunfight….and not just the beam….so I get your point….

        • billyoblivion

          It’s worked at least once.

          But then it was night, and the guy with the flash light has been *teaching* martial arts for over 20 years and was more than willing to escalate his response. He just preferred not to.

  • Cory C

    There’s something about the phrase “thigh holster” that really revs my engine.

    • iksnilol

      Garter belts are God’s work, son.

    • Aaron

      Looks like good places to hide the battery pack for those remote controlled adult novelties.

  • TheNotoriousIUD

    To each his/her own but if you need four pistols and a switch blade to leave the house you should move.

    • iksnilol

      I’d say you’re boring.

      B̫͖͘L͝O̢̝O̰͈͈͇D͏̻̜̙̯̱ ̷F̗͕͎̦̦̺̹O̥͚R̴̤̼̭̫̞̹ ͢TH̯̻̀E̫̗̗̖̱͉̱ ̟B̵L̗̥̝̺͚͖͡O͉͓̟Ơ̻̭̙̞Ḍ̛̭̣͓̞ ͇G̨̙͔O̮̗̦̖̫͟D̢͍̯̳
      ̩̥̺̪̪̱͞S͙̬K̸̳U͓Ḷ̰̲͖̗L̠͎̥͢S̩̮̖̫͟ ̺̙F͇͓͖͉O̰̤̤͔̜R̷͈̮ ̯T̴͕H̘̫͍͝E͚͖̟͇̭̟͖ ̵̳͖̖̪ͅS͕K̙̣̟͇͖̼U̢L͏̹͉L͉̤̗͙͍ ҉̝̦̺T̰́H̻̬̤͇͓͙͕͝R͏͓̺̜̮͇̜̘Ọ͇͚ṊḘ͔̯͇͘
      ̴̻͙

      • TheNotoriousIUD

        Ive had a taste of the “exciting” life of being shot at.
        Im more than happy to be boring.

        • iksnilol

          As someone who can’t even have one proper shootout, I am extremely bored.

          I mean, most fun thing I’ve done lately is stopping a guy from jumping. That was fun, but oyu don’t do stuff like that often. :/

          • Jeff Smith

            Wait…did you shoot him?

          • iksnilol

            What no, it wasn’t a shootout. Just grabbed the guy with the help of some others, so that he wouldn’t jump.

          • Dougscamo

            Must have owed you money….

          • iksnilol

            Yes, his death would’a cost taxpayer money. I’m a taxpayer.

            So yeh, was personal.

          • Dougscamo

            Dang….how much do they pay for suicides over there?….

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Screw all that, I wanna die in bed.
            Or a yacht explosion.

          • iksnilol

            Oh my god, dying of a yacht explosion while snorting cocaine of the rear end of a slightly dishonorable woman has been my dream for years.

          • Nathan Alred

            Shot by a jealous husband at age 86.

          • iksnilol

            My nasty Yankee mannerisms
            Didn’t jive with the local traditions
            How was I to know she had a jealous husband?
            He was the G.M of a Tractor Supply
            Well-acquainted with the guns and knives
            Sometimes I swear I have less sense than a bag of hammers

          • Dougscamo

            Got many Tractor Supply stores in Norway and Serbia, do they?…..

          • iksnilol

            Any civilized place has tractor supply stores. So that probably means there’s none in Serbia.

          • Dougscamo

            But…you said “Tractor Supply”….an American chain that had a brief incursion into Canada….not Europe…..so Norway is not civilized?….

          • iksnilol

            I did nae know it was a specific brand

          • Gary Kirk

            In bed on a yacht that explodes??

          • TheNotoriousIUD

            Ideally

        • Billy Jack

          Excitement is highly overrated. Even if you come out ahead you don’t. With hindsight and time to kill, rehashing every time I almost earned a Darwin prize kinda sucks.

      • AC97

        B̲̘̱͍̜͓͈̻͢l҉̡͇̜̠̤̰o̢̼̤͕̠̺̬̟ͅo̵̧̙d̻̻̭̖̼̼ ̟̱̀͝f̪͈̜͙̙̦o̸̠͕̳̱̹̘̼r̯̟͓̤̦͟͞͝ ͇̱t̴͎̮̗̠͉̘͘h̛̼̫̪̩̕͘ȩ̥̭ ̷̶̪͕͕̺̪͉̗ͅC̩͙͕h̦̦̭̼̘̙́i̪̜͇l̴̲ͅd̵̺̘͈̲̫̝̮͚r̯̻͚̱̭͚̪ḙ͕̮͓ń̸̯̩̕ ̸͕̤̗̹̤̙́G̸͉͕͇ͅo̷̦̯̦̻̹͎̟̹̙͢͡d͏̸̡̻͉̩̻̭̩̙̪s̸̼͎̬̗̖̦͕̬͞͝!͎͔̥̰̣͝

      • Billy Jack

        You can have the skull throne buddy. I’m not sure what you call being stressed out twenty years later over stuff that never bothered you when it happened, but it sucks. I

        • iksnilol

          PTSD?

          • Billy Jack

            Not sure. It doesn’t make me shake or cry or anything. It’s just like a really late wtf? kinda thing. Post B@ll$h#t Delayed Freakout. I don’t know if that’s how ptsd works or not. I thought ptsd was more severe. If I don’t think about those events I’m fine. I don’t think ptsd is that easy to box up. Either way, stress on a person will manifest itself via activation or deactivation of various genes and can be viewed as health threats to offspring and even later generations. Adrenaline junky stuff usually ends badly.

          • iksnilol

            It does end badly, thats why I do live my “boring” life. I mean, I hate it but I also appreciate it to some extent. Bloodlust and whatnot can never be sated, and to give in will only make it hungrier next time.

            Might be PTSD, to what extent do you freak out and whatnot? Would recommend having it checked but I dunno, maybe better to keep mental health under wraps or something.

          • Billy Jack

            Wow. Bloodlust? Maybe you need a trip to WestWorld. When you stop looking for it, it may find you.

            I couldn’t call it a Freakout even. Maybe more of a displeasurable vivid memory. If I had income to dispose of maybe it would be analysis worthy. Not the kind of stuff our vets are dealing with. My father had some pretty intense war experiences and luckily no ptsd. My father in law just one pretty bad one and some surgeries/injuries related to the one incident and no ptsd. Both ran into a bunch of Agent Orange stress. Pretty much the only action any of us were on the lookout for was the female variety.
            Mental health is a strange beast in the U.S.. I went looking for help when I was stressed out about a decade ago. Told the guy what was up and he said ok you’re handing that pretty good LMAO. No drugs, no cool initials to get me some sympathy companionship. Two tears in a bucket…

          • iksnilol

            That’s why I never look for it. + it’s douchy/wannabe hero to look for a fight/life threathening situation. I count my blessings when I get into a intense/fun situation but otherwise don’t seek them out. Could’a been an EMT but money ain’t good enough to live decently here in Norway of that. Or a criminal, buuut I sorta try to avoid being a criminal.

            Yeah, mental health is a strange beast everywhere I’d say. I started seeing a shrink more for fun than anything else (+ to expand my horizons and perspective somewhat) and I am just ambivalent to it. I mean, how can she say that I am normal? I know damn well it ain’t normal to enjoy punching someones face in/getting your face punched in or to save someones life. Like, that’s the stuff you aren’t supposed to enjoy. But yeah, shrink on campus is free and I do get opposing viewpoints so it’s worth it, I guess.

  • Nobody

    What is with the weird post about blood and skulls

  • txcheme

    If you carry locked and loaded in the corset, you have a loaded firearm pointed at your legs/lower abdomen when you sit down.

  • Eric

    Has anybody else noticed how little original quality content there is on TFB. It seems like lately there has been precious little else other than press releases, click bait, and write ups about someone else’s video/article that went live over a week ago?

    • Sunshine_Shooter

      The huge time delay on videos/article is my single biggest gripe with this website.