GG2G friend, Barbara Baird aka “Babbs in the Woods” put together this great article for the Women’s Outdoor News. If you’ve ever wondered what the pros carry, look no further!
May 4, 2011 by Women’s Outdoor News
One thing about women shooters, they do not pack their guns away between competitions. Every one whom I’ve ever met who can legally carry in her home state, will carry a concealed gun. While in Las Vegas, at the SHOT show last January, I asked some shooting stars to reveal what they carry.
Dianna Liedorff, a police officer of the Tulsa Police Department who shoots for FNH USA, also is an Oklahoma (CLEET) certified Firearms Instructor and a certified Oklahoma Self Defense Act Firearms Instructor. She carries a Smith & Wesson Model 42, Air Weight, .38 revolver. She carries it on her waistband in an appendix holster. Sometimes, she’ll carry it in a purse.
Dianna’s buddy, Tasha Hanish, also shoots for FNH USA and hails from open-carry state Arizona. She
carries her FNX semi-auto that she competes with, and she carries it in a holster on her hip. She said, “Most of the time, I carry at night if I’m by myself. With my kids along, it’s in my purse or in my car.”
Louisianan Kay Miculek said, ”That’s a hard question because I have guns for my clothes. In the summertime, I carry a Smith & Wesson .380 because it fits in my back pocket.” She continued, “In the winter, when I have more clothes on, I carry a Smith & Wesson 646 (revolver). I also have a Kahr 9mm. Kay prefers a small-of-the-back holster clip.
Randi Rogers lives in Georgia and shoots for GLOCK. She has been carrying since the day she turned 21. She says, “I carry the 19, the compact 9mm that GLOCK makes. I use a Mernickle holster on the small of my back, inside the waistband, and I think all ladies should carry!”
Smith & Wesson’s Team Captain, Julie Golob, revealed that she carries a Smith & Wesson Model 442 in .38 caliber. She said, “I like how lightweight it is. It’s easy. It’s simple — you pull the trigger, it goes bang and it’s always there for me.”
Julie carries her gun in an appendix leather holster. She said, “I click it on my belt in my pants and it’s right there in front and ready to go. I sometimes carry a gun in my bag, but I haven’t really found that right bag!”
The right bag, the right holster, the right pants, the right belt. It all takes thought to get the right combination, and hopefully, none of these ladies will ever have to put their shooting skills to test defensively.
We thank them for revealing their undercover and carry options.
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Our only question is: What does Babbs carry?