[SHOT 2016] Gun Tote’n Mamas

    This year I was fortunate enough to have my wife attend with SHOT with me (though she was in a buyer role), and she asked why there was hardly any coverage on products for the ladies. Well, sheesh, good point.

    Her biggest issue is finding a concealment option that will work well as a purse. Women’s business clothing is apparently not as concealment friendly as my cargo pants with a flannel shirt, and so she would like to have the option to carry in her bag. The problem is that most of the bags she has found to date have not been very business fashionable.

    The inside is lined with velcro allowing for a number of configurations.

    The inside is lined with velcro allowing for a number of configurations.

    Another complaint (that my wife had) that Gun Tote’n Mamas has addressed is having options to access the gun from the top. Most gun purses have a side access, and that is problematic if you switch the purse from shoulder to shoulder, since the gun would now be in a less advantageous position.

    The quality of the material is pretty high and the construction looks solid. The have even incorporated an anti-cut feature into the strap.

    This is the construction that prevents a quick cut from letting a bag snatcher run off with it.

    This is the construction that prevents a quick cut from letting a bag snatcher run off with it.

    Gun Tote’n Mamas has a number of options to fill that gap with a number of styles and varieties that can accommodate and match with any wardrobe. And for that matter they have a number of products that will work for guys (satchels, messenger bags, and even a leather iPad case that can conceal a 1911 Commander or Sig P220).

    You can see a number of their products and styles on their website: http://guntotenmamas.com/

    Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and writes for a number of publications, including The Prepared, a site devoted to self-preparedness. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it–he is known (in certain circles) for his curse…ahem, ability…to find the breaking point of anything.

    You can reach him at tom.r AT thefirearmblog.com


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