If you choose to carry a firearm concealed remember that YOU are responsible for your firearm at all times. Many women choose to carry a firearm concealed in a purse. A valid concern with purse carry is control of the firearm. Your purse can be snatched away from you much more easily than a gun that is carried on your body. Because of these concerns, off the body carry in a bag or purse requires some specific attention.
NEED TO KNOW INFO ON CARRYING CONCEALED IN A PURSE
Make sure your firearm and any ammunition (magazines, speed loaders, etc.) are secure in their appropriate compartments.
Do not place any other items like keys, makeup, etc. in the compartment that holds your firearm.
Keep your purse with you.
Never leave your purse lying around or hang it on the back of a chair.
Wear the bag containing your firearm or, if seated, hold it on your lap or firmly between your feet.
Because a bag can be carried in so many different ways, those who choose to carry a firearm this way need to keep some additional things in mind.
SHOOT TIP – PISTOL PACKING IN A PURSE AND DRIVING
Take care when putting your purse down.
Place your purse within easy reach but not anywhere where it could impede with your driving.
Keep your bag close to you and never within reach of children.
Orient the purse so that you will have quick access to the firearm but also ensure that the gun is pointed in a safe direction.
Remember that carrying a firearm is a huge responsibility and that you are responsible for your firearm at all times.
Carrying a gun in a purse is a popular option for women because of its flexibility over other methods, but there are some critical things you need to know before you add a purse to your carry repertoire. Take a look at our article on carrying concealed with a purse to learn the basics and find out if purse carry is a good option for you