As a woman who shoots and carries concealed daily, I have a unique perspective about what gifts the special woman in your life might enjoy.
You Can Never Go Wrong With a Gun!
First of course is a firearm and make it concealed carry model! I personally carry a SIG P365. SIG Sauer offers the P365 SAS as the perfect everyday real-world concealed carry. It has a 10+1 round magazine capacity, day/night bullseye sights, and a sleek flush design to be snag-free. This pistol will bring your gal confidence by being compact enough to conceal in a purse, bag, or on her body. Plus it’s comfortable to shoot which means she’ll enjoy it. Price is around $600.
Every Gun Needs A Holster
The Safariland Schema IWB Holster is built for comfort and safety. The skeletonized body is designed with rounded edges to make In the Waist Band carry more comfortable. These holsters are firearm specific for a more secure fit. Currently, the holsters are made for 5 different makes and are optic compatible. It’s a very affordable holster at about $40.
Every Woman Needs A Purse!
Most women, myself included often carry a purse. Montana West has nearly 300 concealed carry purse options with quite a selection of colors, materials, patterns and sizes so you’re sure to find one she loves. These purses offer the convenience of an everyday purse while specializing in carrying concealed. This Aztec Studded Set Tote/Crossbody/Wallet comes in a few different colors and includes all 3 pieces. Black is always classic and the different sizes make it a versatile gift at around $65.
Body Armor for a Bag
Have her back with body armor. Getting shot at while at the mall is unfortunately a realistic scenario. Premier Body Armor offers a wide selection of backpack panel inserts that are made in the USA and tested to stop the most common handgun rounds. The inserts are slim and lightweight with a wide range of panels to fit any size backpack with 7 universal inserts as well as manufacture-specific options. Prices range from $169-$589 depending on the piece.
Stocking Stuffer Cleaning Mat
Buying a vacuum as a gift might not be well received but gifting her a cleaning mat and kit for her firearm will be. I clean my own guns and it’s given me all kinds of confidence. These SIG SAUER Gun Cleaning Mats show the parts and pieces of the firearm, making it not only useful but informative too. The mat will protect the counter or table tops and will prevent grease or oil stains. Well worth it at $17.
Help ensure your girl is safe with education and practice. A concealed carry class as a gift will teach her about gun safety and laws for being a responsible gun owner. Taking her new firearm to range time for a concealed carry class is a great first step to building skill, confidence, and accuracy. Don’t forget to get her a range pass for more shooting time. Search your local area to find a class near you and remember that not all instructors are created equal so do your research. Pricing will vary.
Firearm Inspired Jewelry
Put a bow on it this Christmas with firearm-inspired jewelry. Women love gifts that are unique and show that you put some thought into them. Joe Wall takes his experience designing and manufacturing firearms as inspiration to design jewelry that is truly original for men and women. Whether the preference is gold or silver there are necklaces, bracelets, and rings. 1911 trigger necklace or safety selector earrings…who knew gun parts could be so elegant. Prices vary but the sterling silver AR15 safety selectors below are $129.
Red Dot for Her Pistol
As all of us age, it gets harder to see the rear sight, front sight, and target…especially at the same time. Red dots are easier to shoot and the Holosun EPS Carry Red 6 is one of the best in the industry period. This model fits most concealed carry guns that accept an optic. It’s fully enclosed (no purse crumbs get inside), the controls are easily accessible, the battery lasts 50,000 hours, and the battery can be changed without removing the sight and having to re-zero. MSRP $388
Hopefully, this list gave you some good ideas. If you’ve ever given a firearm-inspired gift and it was a hit, please comment what it was in the comments below. Merry Christmas!
“As with the first comment, carrying in a purse would seem like the last place you would want to carry, unless you see it coming. I would also think carrying in a purse without a slide safety would be rather dangerous considering the amount of stuff moving around inside, in my opinion.”
I understand your concern, but it can be done safely with the right training and preparation. The way my wife dresses there’s really no way for her to carry on-body. So she carries in her shoulder bag in a separate compartment that only holds her gun. She swears by her Beretta 92, which she carries loaded with one in the chamber, decocked, safety off. The DA pull for the first shot is stiff enough that there is really no danger of an ND. She’s quick on the draw from her purse, shoots very well, and after the first DA pull, the rest are SA if she needs a follow-up shot. Trust me, it works very well. And no, she isn’t one of those who puts her bag in the shopping cart.
As with the first comment, carrying in a purse would seem like the last place you would want to carry, unless you see it coming. I would also think carrying in a purse without a slide safety would be rather dangerous considering the amount of stuff moving around inside, in my opinion.
I have never understood the CC purse. Many times the purse contents are what a criminal is after and they wait for the best instance to grab and run. Of course I know it is a challenge to conceal a firearm with certain fashions especially in the summer but that has to be weighed against the potential of losing a firearm.
I was thinking the same thing. A few years ago, I have seen a training video on the internet about pepper spray, in which a woman was suddenly attacked by a thief, who tried to grab the bag from her, while she struggled to keep the bag on her with one hand and tried to grab the pepper spray with the other hand right out of that very bag the thief was coming for. As it was just a training video this actually worked, but I hardly doubt that this would turn out good in a real and non-scripted situation. According to my opinion, the best way is and will always be to carry your gun somewhere at your body, but never in your bag, although I also agree with you that carrying concealed during the hot summer days can be quite a problem, especially with large guns, like my beloved Colt 1911, which was even one of the reasons why I have bought myself a Glock 17 as well, which I can carry concealed much easier in summer.
Very well written and comprehensive. I like that this author gave you a start to finish gift.
Is there a bodyware carry that she would recommend for larger woman?