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    New York Times - Nine of a Kind: Purse Pistols

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2...e-pistols.html

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    Nine of a Kind
    Purse Pistols
    By CHEE PEARLMAN
    As more states allow citizens to carry concealed weapons, manufacturers and customizers are making guns that are flashier, more feminine and easier to pop into a handbag . . .

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    1. Was there an article to go with that? All I got from that link was a picture of some handguns.

    2. Do to the complaining that I hear about how heavy my wifes purse is, when I think of a "purse gun" I don't think of a Sig P226 (featured twice) or a 6" heavy barreled Ruger Mark 2...also I don't think of tiny mini revolvers (also featured twice) do to all the other small things floating around in my wife's purse.

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    The sad thing about this article is that it implies that it is safe and effective to just "pop your gun into a handbag."

    Nothing could be further from the truth...

    Can you say "negligent discharge" boys and girls?

    Not to mention all the scratches, dings, and lint and other contaminants that a handgun would be exposed to inside the average purse.

    They make purses SPECIFICALLY for carrying concealed. These purses have specially-designed pockets for carrying a gun. Because you DON'T want your gun (especially if its one of these $2000+ custom jobs) rattling around in there with your keys, change, makeup, and who knows what else.

    Cool guns though. The engraving on the Walther, Smith, and Casull is especially nice...
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    They are called "purse snatchers" for a reason.

    Consider the source. I'm wouldn't at all be surprised if the failure to point out the flaws of this are intentional. They usually scream like a banshee about anything gun related.

    The shoe fits.
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    No, the derringers are definitely NOT good for purse carry. We had someone here in New Orleans recently have one go off in Galatoire's Restaurant when she dropped her purse containing a derringer. http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/...ongs_to_l.html

    A competition Ruger .22 is another useless gun for purse carry - unless you've got one of those shopping bag sized purses.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XD-GEM View Post
    A competition Ruger .22 is another useless gun for purse carry - unless you've got one of those shopping bag sized purses.

    You obviously don't know much about NYC fashion, and what is acceptable (and even desirable) in a woman's handbag...
    It is our cause to dispel the foggy thinking which avoids hard decisions in the delusion that a world of conflict will somehow mysteriously resolve itself into a world of harmony, if we just don't rock the boat or irritate the forces of aggression—and this is hogwash."
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    It's NYT and NYC.

    Why are we even talking about this?

    I think it's pretty clear that the article was published with the intent of suggesting to NYC Women that carrying a gun in your purse is legal there.

    The more who get arrested, the more 'gun crime' they can claim to be preventing...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dreamer View Post
    You obviously don't know much about NYC fashion, and what is acceptable (and even desirable) in a woman's handbag...
    Either way, it's NYC- highly unlikely anyone there will ever be able to carry any of these anyway.

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    i like the hello kitty one
    3. Move thumb safety down taking gun off safety. Caution: The gun is now ready to fire. Be prepared for noise and recoil when pistol fires.

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    Consider the source and demogrqphic culture. Airhead information for mouthbreathers. '..pop your gun into a handbag...' says it all right there.

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    yep

    Quote Originally Posted by XD-GEM View Post
    No, the derringers are definitely NOT good for purse carry. We had someone here in New Orleans recently have one go off in Galatoire's Restaurant when she dropped her purse containing a derringer. http://www.nola.com/crime/index.ssf/...ongs_to_l.html

    A competition Ruger .22 is another useless gun for purse carry - unless you've got one of those shopping bag sized purses.
    no trigger guard
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    Set up for Open Carry mode using the holster's clip and a heavy Velcro strap:


    Note Laptop Bag strap used cross chest. Snatch my bag and you are taking ME along with it!
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    I don't have NEAR enough ammo on hand. `nuff said.

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    One for the Ladies

    Concealed carry purse.
    Note the lock on the zipper (for if you're at a friend's house etc.)
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    Holster inside zipper pocket on the back side of the purse.
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    A smaller gun works best. Pictured: Sig Sauer P 238 Equinox .380
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    Guys, don't feel left out!!!

    Just for kicks:

    Concealed Carry Purse For Men
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    Quote Originally Posted by DigsSigs View Post
    Just for kicks:

    Concealed Carry Purse For Men
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    Oh, relax, will 'ya? I've got a murse that doesn't look like a murse.

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    DigsSigs -

    Welcome to OCDO.

    Please Google the phrase "necroposting".

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmark View Post
    Please Google the phrase "necroposting".
    Skids, if others show a serious interest in the topic over last six months, it's not necro. Just because you might not want to see the topic again doesn't mean others don't.

    Give it a rest.
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