A Lacy Addition to Women’s Concealment


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The Hidden Heat Lace Holster appears to give female concealers a trendy suggests of carry. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

Companies appear to cater to females getting into the shooting sports by means of a wide variety of suggests, but most notably, the women’s holster marketplace. Filled with lacy, feminine styles, the women’s holster arena usually caters to style and comfort. Hidden Heat Lace Holster by Miss Concealed is a single such holster. A beautiful lace building, the Hidden Heat aims for a sexier strategy to concealment.

Guns.com got our hands on an original Hidden Heat Lace Holster to see if its beauty could hold pace with function.

What is the Hidden Heat Lace?

Hidden Heat Lace, by Miss Concealed, is a belly band style holster produced especially for females. Occupying the space of trendy firearm holsters, the Hidden Heat appears to bring femininity into the holster fold with a soft, lacy style.

Working with Velcro to safe about the wearer, the Hidden Heat Lace holster comes with a five-inch firearm compartment to accommodate a wide variety of firearm sizes. The pocket sports a Velcro retention strap to safe the firearm in spot although two added pockets – situated on either side of the major, firearm region –hold smaller sized accessories.

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The Hidden Heat Lace Holster comes with a single major firearm compartment and two accessory pockets. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

The Hidden Heat Lace comes in a bevy of sizes, beginning at modest and ending at added-big. With a cost tag of beneath $40, the holster is extra price range friendly than equivalent, female-oriented holsters on the marketplace.

Concealment with the Hidden Heat

I’ll be sincere, I am generally skeptical of any rig deemed a “women’s holster.” In my knowledge, these have a tendency to give significantly less safety although focusing on the pure feminine aesthetic. Whilst seeking good is a bonus, it is not a necessity to holster function and shouldn’t be the main concentrate of carrying. Let’s be sincere, if you are concealed carrying no a single must be seeing your holster any way.

The Hidden Heat comes equipped with two accessory pockets as nicely as a the major, firearm compartment. The addition of the accessory pockets proves helpful, specially if you want to carry a spare mag, flashlight or knife. One particular pocket is smaller sized and excellent for these small accessories although the other is slightly larger, accommodating a telephone or ID. Nothing at all secures these accessories, even so, so if you are in a tussle or you finish up in any other position other than vertical, your accessories may well fall out. The added pockets are a good touch although and the Hidden Heat performs as a makeshift on-physique purse if you pick to go out on the town and leave the purse at residence.

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The Hidden Heat Lace Holster did not conceal the Smith &amp Wesson Shield on the author’s physique. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

Holsters like the Hidden Heat center on deep concealment – which means the holster performs to hide away the gun by extra or significantly less burying it. Whilst the tactic does generally make concealment, deep concealers have to balance access with concealment. In the case of the Hidden Heat, access is relatively restricted. The Hidden Heat, functions a enormous pocket that holds the firearm. Bigger guns will rest comfortably inside the holster’s pocket even so, smaller sized guns have a tendency to come to be buried and thus need extra digging to access. Paired with a Velcro retention strap that should be detached prior to drawing, access to the firearm diminishes.

Futher, the Hidden Heat didn’t give me the type of concealment I am use to. Typically sporting a Glock 19 in a kydex holster, the Hidden Heat couldn’t adequately conceal a smaller sized, Smith &amp Wesson Shield in the appendix position. With no wedge, claw or wing to rotate the gun into my physique, the grip protruded from my waistline. No quantity of placement or twisting or turning could rectify this.

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The fabric style building suggests the trigger can be manipulated by means of the holster physique. (Photo: Jacki Billings/Guns.com)

What the holster does suitable is comfort. The elastic and material applied is incredibly soft and can ride straight against the skin with no the need to have for an undershirt. It breathes relatively nicely for a complete fabric style and is effortless to place on and off. The downside to its fabric style, although, is that the trigger region on the holster is absolutely unguarded and, yes, the trigger can be engaged by means of the fabric – a huge con to any holster style, specially if you are a lady who carries about young children. The Velcro building on each the retention strap and the holster itself is also an additional region to watch as this material does put on out more than time.

Final Thoughts

Whilst the Hidden Heat Lace is a trendy seeking holster, it does not meet my specifications for carry. If you are especially hunting for a feminine, lacy style that delivers deep concealment then the Hidden Heat fits that bill even so, if access and the potential to draw unimpeded is the priority you’d do improved to appear elsewhere.


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