The Flashbang bra holster has definitely changed the way women carry their guns!
How does it secure the gun?
The Flashbang is a thermo-plastic, molded clamshell that snaps into place over small pistols and revolvers. It tucks underneath a bra band, where it is secured in place by both the band itself and a soft suede strap, that snaps around the center portion of the bra between the bra cups. The open-bottom design of the holster allows the gun to be drawn simply by pulling straight down on the grip of the gun, while the suede strap keeps the holster securely attached to the bra.
How do you draw from it?
To draw the gun, use your weak-side hand to pull the hem of your shirt away from your body. Then pull straight down on the firearm with your shooting hand. Because of the way the Flashbang holster is made, the trigger guard is fully covered until the gun is pulled away from the body while at the same time allowing a full combat grip on the firearm. This technique also presents the attacker with a major distraction while allowing you to access and utilize your firearm.
What about different bra sizes?
The Flashbang bra holster comes with three straps of different lengths to accommodate the majority of bras. Each strap has a directional snap that allows you to quickly put the holster on and take it off, but prevents the holster from being forcibly removed or accidentally knocked loose.
Is it concealable?
Because the gun actually rests partially inside the bra cup, the only portion that's visible is the grip. Although a larger bust line improves concealment, a looser shirt with a pattern on it or a bit of fullness can help a woman with a more athletic physique to conceal the firearm. Some bras may also work better than others, which is why the different strap sizes are included, so you can use the one that fits your bra style best. The straps can be easily changed using a Phillips head screwdriver. As with all holster options, whether this type of holster works for you, your circumstances or your body composition or size, is a personal decision.
What about Colored straps?
Your Flashbang bra holster comes with a set of 3 tan-colored straps. You have the option to add colored straps, a pack of 3 different sizes in the following colors: red, pink, black, teal, lime and purple. Get colored straps here.
Left-Hand Draw models: Most left-hand draws are special orders, and may take 5 - 15 business days to ship. As soon as your order ships, you will receive an email with tracking number (if you add other items to your order, all items will ship together when your holster is ready).
Out of stock models: We try to keep most right-hand Flashbang models in stock. If your model is out of stock, it will be marked as such in the options drop-down list - you can still place your order, just understand that it may ship within a day or two if inventory is received, or it could take up to 15 business days to ship. If you add other items to your order, they will all ship together. If you prefer a notification when back in stock, just email us Inventory@GunGoddess.com.
There's a reason we added these videos :) This is great info - watch them before you start using your holster!
How does it work? View this video below of Lisa Looper, creator of the Flashbang holster.
Frequently Asked Questions/Tips & Tricks!
I don't see my firearm model listed. Can it fit into another holster model?
Unfortunately, no. While some firearms from the same or different manufacturers may appear the same, the holsters are molded for the exact firearm you will be carrying.
Can you make a custom holster for me?
My Flashbang Holster is "riding low" and doesn't stay in place. How can this be resolved?
Please watch the videos under the "Video" tab to see how you can either "high carry" or "low carry".
The snap on my holster is hard to unsnap. How can I resolve this?
The safety snaps on the holsters are directional to keep them from ever coming undone accidentally. They can be a little tricky, especially when new. They do loosen up, so work them a few times. if necessary, use a screw driver to pry on the tab end at first. Make sure you watch the "Snap Tutorial" under the videos tab!
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Posted by Kelly on 15th Sep 2015
It was very uncomfortable and awkward at first. Once I got used to it I love wearing it. I got really angry at the snap because I could never get it to work right but then I figured out that had a "lock" on it which I love the idea of it. It works perfectly with the holster as well.
The holster fits my gun perfectly as it has an added laser on it and to make things more difficult, I'm a lefty. However, this was the one site that all that wasn't a challenge. I exchanged a few email with the staff and they were very helpful and friendly. The last email exchange was because my holster had taken longer to ship out so I was inquiring about when it will be shipped out. They informed me they were sorry and that it should had been shipped out already. They also told me that they put in a note for the holster to be shipped directly to me instead of it going from Texas to NY then to Cali. She contacted the distributor and then informed me it would be shipped out that day and I would have it a few days later. and I did!
I would highly recommend this holster and this company!
Posted by Jennifer on 3rd Aug 2015
I love this holster! My biggest fear carrying my pistol was imprinting through my clothing. That does not happen with the Flasbang. I also love that i do not have to purse carry to be comfortable sitting down. Fantastic!
Posted by Ellen on 30th Jul 2015
when I first received my Flashbang bra holster I watched the videos because I had read the reviews about how hard the snap was. I thought the snap was a snap! pun intended! I wore the holster around the house (no gun) for the first day and honestly forgot I was even wearing it! Then I wore it (with gun) when I went walking on a public walking path. For walking I wear tight walking shorts and a snug tank and honestly you couldn't tell I was carrying! I have the Flashbang holster for a Ruger LCP .380. I love this holster! It is comfortable, easy, and as far as I can tell, never show imprinting. One thing I did figure out, it doesn't work with all my bras, so I need to work with it and the other straps that come with it to see if by changing the straps/snap it will work with my other bras as well. Love it and highly recommend it! Oh, I love that it is a US product as well!
Posted by Ashley on 27th Jul 2015
Love seeing gun products for women made by women! This is a comfortable, secure way to concealed carry and if you have an ample bosom can conceal very easily in just about any type of clothing.
Posted by Amorette in Philadelphia on 2nd Jul 2015
GG Response: The snaps are directional, ie. they will unsnap easily only when pushed in a specific way, in a specific direction. That's to keep the holster securely attached to the bra - it is important to watch the "Snap Tutorial" video as well as the other videos with tips on how to position the holster on the bra, as well as info on what bra styles work best. But as with all holsters, the Flashbang wont be "the one" for everyone. There's a 60-day return policy, so no customer will ever be stuck with a holster that doesn't work out for them!
I really had high hopes for this holster. But was tragically disappointed. The snap that you use to secure the holster to your bra was so difficult to unsnap that I required assistance from a male to try to get it off of me. I struggled with it from the time I took it out of the package. I understand the need to keep it secure but if I have to take off the bra and find a screwdriver to try to pry the snap open, that's a problem. I tried all the straps that were provided and same deal. Disappointed... such a shame. I'm getting more use out of the nice chapstick that was a free gift. None of the straps fit securely, they just dangle and I when I walked around the house on a test run, my gun nearly fell out of it. Am I able to exchange this? I'm willing to give another one of your products a shot. No pun intended.
Posted by Megan on 13th Jun 2015
I'm a petite women 5'2, 105lbs This holster is not for me! Very disappointed....Maybe with a different gun it would be better, not sure? I have a small J frame revolver, and my gun falls out of this holster and is not snug up next to my bra, it dangles. I will stick with my corset.
Posted by Cathy on 5th May 2015
I am very appreciative that you have made this bra holster, what an ingenious idea. I carry it all the time and a holster for the pants isn't ideal for the summer. Guys can get away with it but women it's hard with wearing shorts and summer cloths. So I am so happy I have found this website. The holster...................... stays in place and doesn't bother my chest at all. At first I couldn't get it to work, however I called them and they went over somethings on the phone that helped me to put it on correctly. If you have tried and it hasn't worked............................. try again I had to try a couple times before I got it to work. I just love this holster and I will be wearing it forever, even in the winter. At first it was just for summer but I am convinced that it's the best and most comfortable holster I have ever tried. God Bless you for making this holster.
Posted by Cathy on 24th Apr 2015
I got it and wore it right away, and then I pulled it out and it didn't stay in place............... I was so worried because I really wanted to carry it on my bra, it's so comfortable. Well l fiddled with it and I change to the medium size and now it's perfect. I also had to try allot of different positions and now it's awesome. At first I was frustrated but after playing with it I got it to work beautifully. I do not wear an under wire and I am a size 38 B. I am so excited to go out now that I have my protection that I need and it's really handy. I am glad someone thought of this. Of course it was a women lol. Thank you Flash Bang. Your the best.
Posted by Vicki on 2nd Mar 2015
I have been wearing my Flashbang for a few weeks now. I have to say that it did take a few days to get used to. Now it is just part of me (like always knowing your iPhone is there, but doesn't bother you). I have a large collection of bras-all the same brand/style-to fit my curvy shape. It did not take me long to find the correct adjustment for a great fitting holster. Thank you for taking care of the needs of women.
Posted by Peggy Lyon on 19th Feb 2015
My husband and I applied together for our concealed carry permits. During the waiting period, I reviewed so many sites on holsters trying to decide what would be best for me. I received my permit and was really excited to try the Flashbang holster. I want to be able to carry every time I leave my house -- and I'm on the road a lot. I will say that while I'm driving, I adjust the holster so the handle of my gun does not poke my midriff, and before I get out of my vehicle I readjust it so it is in a position where I can draw it if needed. I really forget I have it on and expect to become even more comfortable with it as time goes by. I'm wondering how it's going to feel this summer. We have some pretty extreme heat here in the South.
Posted by Tami on 19th Feb 2015
I got this in hopes that I could have a different carry option for days when my pants were too snug to carry with my in waistband Crossbreed holster, which can be rather bulky. I had high hopes for it, but my fears were confirmed. This is such an uncomfortable and unrealistic option for me. When worn in the lower carry option, my gun was not secure and the grip of my gun would stick straight out from my torso, leaving my gun dangling unsecured. The other option was to high carry it, which is where it's literally tucked in under your underwire. This caused my bra to offer no support for under my beasts, and gaping spaces in my bra. I really tried to make this work for me, I tried it with several bras and continually had the same issues. I watched many YouTube videos and reviews for it, read FAQS and forums for ideas on how to make it work, but none of the recommendations worked for me. If I got the holster up high enough into my bra to be comfortable, I wasn't able to draw my gun out from the holster and it would snag on my bra. A little more info, I have a small Beretta nano, I wear a size small and am 5'6", 30F. All the concerns of comfort I had before purchasing it were confirmed for me. I sent it back for an exchange for a different holster. As a daily carrier, I understand that carrying isn't supposed to be 100% comfortable, but this holster was just plain torture.
Posted by Charlotte Stevens on 2nd Feb 2015
I love my FlashBang holster - this is the second one I have gotten for my weapons. It is comfortable, leaves no print and I always KNOW where my weapon is, unlike those who try specialty handbags - with tragic results. I recommend this to every woman who carries concealed.
Posted by Meagan on 13th Jan 2015
I have always been on the fence about this holster, and decided to buy it, and give it a try. First of all, shipping was incredibly fast!! Very comfortable holster. First time I wore it, I forgot I had it on! Tension on the gun is great, easy to draw, and doesn't get stuck. I will be recommending this holster to all my female friends!
Posted by Daphne on 13th Jan 2015
I had such high hopes for this carry option. I bought two for both guns I carry. I watched the videos soooo many times, plus you tube videos. I just couldn't get the placement right on the high carry position. The low carry position just didn't feel right, it moved around and was uncomfortable. I tried the high position and I just couldn't get the fit right so I could still have access to my gun when I needed it. I will keep playing with this holster to see if I can find a way to make it work. I have high hopes it would be a nice carry option for me.
Posted by Susan Leamon on 4th Jan 2015
I liked the idea of the flashbang holster however was not able to secure it under my bra band without feeling I was losing breast support. I want a concealed holster that doesn't sacrifice anything else. This didn't fit the bill for myself.
Posted by Unknown on 1st Dec 2014
I got this for my gf she loves it. Says it is comfortable and she feels safer kbowing that nobody knows she is carrying
Posted by Cee Cee on 30th Oct 2014
I'm a first time purchaser and I LOVE this holster! It's comfortable, easily accessible and conceals extremely well! I ordered the set of black bands also for versatility! I feel better that I have this on body holster as opposed to carrying my handgun in my handbag! I simply love this invention and I recommend it highly! It's not noticeable under any of my tops so far.. I'm completely satisfied...
Posted by Cynthia on 23rd Oct 2014
I usually carry concealed in a handbag, however, thought I would give this holster a try. At first, it was a little hard to get used to but after about a week of carrying my handgun this way, it actually became a part of my body. Easy to attach to most any bra. I think you ladies will like this holster.
Posted by Unknown on 13th Oct 2014
The flashbang holster is extremely comfortable and easy to use. Very concealable even under tighter clothing.
Posted by LEANTHEA on 22nd Sep 2014
There are sometimes when I just can't carry my conceal purse, this is a great alternative for me. No one knows I am wearing it or that i have a pistol. I had to try different ways to get the fit i wanted but after that it was great.
Posted by Becky Lindley on 18th Aug 2014
Ruger LCP with Crimson Trace: I had a little bit of trouble with the ordering but Athena helped me out quickly and I got my FlashBang earlier than expected. Very easy to adjust the leather strap and the instructions for fitting it under your bra and breast are very clear. I wish I could carry at work. Taking it off and putting it on before and after work is not a lot of fun but it is easy and well worth it to be the sheepdog and not the sheep. Thank you.
Posted by Dawn on 15th Aug 2014
I have carried concealed for over 25 years in my purse/vehicle. The only reason I didn't give the FlashBang Bra Holster 5 stars was because of the sweating factor ... the plastic is a wee bit warm in my climate (NM) during the summertime. I am going to try the moleskin that's been recommended. I carry a revolver and since my hands are quite large for a woman, I have a custom grip on it, so its a little bit harder to conceal, but with the majority of my blouses/jacket combo's NO ONE can tell. I did have to create splices in my dresses & slips so I could reach the weapon without too much trouble. I'm liking "wearing concealed" instead of "carrying concealed", and my purse isn't so dog-gone heavy anymore.
Posted by Angela Herrington on 26th Jul 2014
I love it. It's hard to conceal a gun with mostof the clothes I wear but this lets me do just that!
Posted by Marianne on 7th Jul 2014
This is my second flashback holster and I continue to think it is a great product. Some have complained about the snap, but once you look at it and see there is only one way that it fits, it works great. Very comfortable and very discreet.
Posted by L Huffman on 30th Jun 2014
I love my new bra holster! I am new at concealed carry and I was never comfortable carrying in my purse and my firearm was always visible if worn on my hip. I spent several hours wearing my new holster and practicing with no problems. It does slip a bit when I bend over but it is easily adjusted. When my husband came home I tried to get him to see anything different on me and he was shocked when I showed him because he could not see a thing. I have already recommended this to friends and family.
Posted by Heather on 24th Jun 2014
I am finding that I really like this holster! It's weird to get used to though. I have a...um...full chest. It hides my Glock 27 very nicely. The first time I wore it in public, I felt like everyone could see it, and checked my reflection frequently. I'm wearing it to the office now, and no one is the wiser.
There is a downside. If you have a lot of belly, and you sit down a lot, you're going to be very uncomfortable! I don't mean to offend here. I am a shrinking, heavy girl; so I know what I'm talking about. I lost some weight over the past 2 weeks, and it makes a big difference.
Some of the other gals have mentioned discomfort from hotter conditions. I haven't had any issues with that so far.
Overall, I really love this holster. It holds my gun securely, and there's no shifting. I hope this is helpful. Oh, and thank you, Athena for all your help!
Posted by Unknown on 6th Jun 2014
I really love this product. I have a G26 and I am a rather petite. I was able to carry and wear a rather fitted tank top without it showing. I refer to wear a lightly padded bra so the firearm doesn't show through the bra itself.
Posted by Crystal Bronk on 28th May 2014
The product appeared to be very easy to use/install and looked like a great idea. However, it doesn't install anywhere near as well as shown and it doesn't sit/stay in any position as shown depending on the size of the bra and breast. Hardware is difficult to use, and installation is not easy to figure out. Overall I was very disappointed with the product.
Posted by Girls with guns from Vegas on 9th May 2014
This product fits very well. No slipping, no bulging or rubbing. I would like to see it in different colors; nude or tan. Also, maybe hide the snap a little better. Athena with customer service was very kind and polite. I ordered the wrong holster and she corrected the problem immediately and sent the correct one promptly For my Ruger LCP with Crimson laser.
Posted by Kelskie on 23rd Apr 2014
I purchased this FlashBang Bra Holster for my S&W m&p Shield. Fits my gun perfectly, but it's difficult to get the whole contraption to stay in place. It conceals the gun well under my clothes, nobody has noticed I'm wearing one and drawing the firearm out is really quick and easy. But there are downfalls. To make it stay in your bra and concealable I find you need a padded bra with a TIGHT waistband/underwire. Otherwise the holster will slip down. I find that i have to wear a tight cami tank top over my bra and holster to keep things "in there" better. You have to cram your boobs up and then tuck your gun under the bra wire, bottom of your boobs rest on the holster and not the bra itself. Also, with the plastic being right up against your skin, that area sweats something terrible. I tried to wear this while on a walk with my dogs and the thing moved all over the place. I definitely do not recommend this holster for joggers or active people. Also, like other women said, the snap is industrial strength. Next to impossible to unsnap and snap! Might be a hidden benefit, my sore thumbs aren't sure yet.
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