There are a lot of people who don't advocate purses for concealed carry. I understand the thinking. It is easy to have the purse taken from you.
At the same time, a lot of times women wear clothing (or lack of clothing) that makes it darn near impossible to carry on the body. I also always remind people that it is always better to have a gun with you than to “forget it” back at home. If the carry on the body is so uncomfortable people will come up with excuses either consciously or subconsciously to leave it behind.
Another good thing about a purse is that there is a much lower chance of accidentally displaying your weapon and running into problems. I am not suggesting you carry your pistol somewhere where it is not welcome, that is a choice you have to make yourself.
Sometimes a purse is a good compromise to make sure you have something with you. We found a good video that does a review of the GTM Gun Tote'n Mamas Concealed Carry Raven Shoulder Pouch. Check out the video and let us know if this is something for you.
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