GGP 046 - Girl Talk Concealed Carrie Purses

Catch up with Gun Girl Radio hosts Randi Rogers and Julie Golob as they chat about the busy summer. Then Julie interviews Leslie Deets, the founder of Concealed Carrie, a company that offers women a way to safely secure their firearm without sacrificing fashion. GGP 046 Concealed Carrie.001

After developing Sharp Shooters USA, a female friendly gun store and range in the Atlanta area, Leslie Deets began taking shooting classes. Shooting with other women, she quickly discovered a need for purses that safely concealed firearms with an updated look. The goal was to create a line of fashionable and fabulous purses for women.

It’s not just about the fashion either. Leslie explains how all Concealed Carrie handbags are ambidextrous. “All firearms are stored in a separate compartment that is accessible to both right and left handed shooters in an adjustable Velcro holster that adapts to any size firearm. Special design focus ensures that the main compartment is not compromised leaving women plenty of space that is also enhanced with the numerous pockets and dividers that you'd expect.”

Compact Carrie

Julie and Leslie discuss how, for some women, off-the-body carry in a purse is the most practical and effective way for them to carry concealed.  Where carrying on the body is more secure, many women are not comfortable with body holsters. It may result in them choosing not carry their firearm, hence leaving them unprotected.

Concealed Carrie launched  with the Classic Carrie line featuring all leather products. With innovation key to this company’s growth they expanded with a lighter weight and less expensive solution with the addition of Microfiber and Casual Carrie products. Addressing the woman athlete and outdoor enthusiast look for Carrie’s Closet, an athletic shirt that is specifically designed for a women and allows for a firearm to be worn discreetly and safely while exercising.

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Listener Feedback:

Shootin Straight: I know both of you have spoken about practice, and drills, but I would be curious - when you don't have an upcoming competition - how often do you go to the range to shoot (practice) - and what would you suggest, or what do you practice on?

Eric: In previous podcasts you have talked about how upper body strength is a differentiator between male and female action pistol shooters. Is there a similar difference between male and female 3-Gun shooters when it comes to long guns? If there is, no one bothered to tell the Team Smith and Wesson Lady 3-Gun shooters.

Brice: Offered comments on RO's on timer cadence, bumping the RO and timer technique.

John: Offered perspective on shot timer apps.