Concealing any firearm comfortably and effectively can be a challenge. I’ve been a CCW permit holder for five years now and have struggled because I am a small-framed woman. The only way to effectively conceal carry a firearm is to have a set up that makes it effortless for you to carry. When Springfield Armory released the Hellcat, I was blown away with its carrying capacity and small size. I soon realized that I owned the perfect conceal carry firearm, and with my years of experience carrying other Springfields I was ready to carry it in the most effective ways. Check out my video above to find out more.
As a woman, apparel built specifically for us to carry a gun can be some of the best investments we ever make. The Azyre Believe Concealed Cari vest is one of my most used carry pieces. Not only is it cute and fashionable, it is also fully ambidextrous and you never notice that your firearm is even there!
As a lefty I place my gun in the conceal carry pocket on the right of the vest and an extra magazine in the left pocket. Having a spare magazine can be crucial in a life or death situation. The vest comes in the colors lichen, antler, and black, and I highly recommend adding one to your wardrobe! It is a great layering piece that you can easily add to any outfit.
The next item I use to conceal carry my Hellcat is the Crossbreed Reckoning inside the waistband (IWB) holster. This holster fits seamlessly inside your pants. I personally like to buy my jeans about 1″ larger than my actual waist size for conceal carry comfort. This gives your waistline a little bit more room to conceal a firearm comfortably.
Tactica is a women’s apparel brand built around concealed carry comfort. My favorite pieces from them include the blue Classy Concealment Two Piece Top, and the Clever Concealment Camo Sweater. The blue two-piece top can be worn around town, to work, or even on a date. It is a cute two-piece blouse combination that makes it easy to hide your Hellcat. The camo sweater also effortlessly hides your Hellcat and simultaneously makes it easy to draw your weapon whenever you need it.
The final conceal carry piece of this video is the Hailey Conceal Carry Crossbody Clutch from Hiding Hilda. This classy, two-toned leather purse has a lockable compartment to carry your Hellcat. One of my favorite things about the Hellcat is how lightweight it is! You can have a fully loaded Hellcat in this purse as well as your wallet, keys, and other belongings and not feel like it’s weighing you down. A conceal carry purse is a great and easy way to carry your Hellcat everyday and everywhere. Just make sure you constantly retain control of the bag.
So there you have it, five ways I can carry the Hellcat. I really like the little gun, and it’s nice to have so many options as a woman for carrying it. It makes a great gun even better!
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