So it finally happened.... My wife is considering concealed carry as part of her lifestyle. However, her requirements/“likes” seem to be a little picky. Is there anyone that could help me with providing ideas on how a petite female can conceal carry a 9mm Ruger American Pistol compact? What are some of the carry methods that your wives and girlfriends use in carrying a double stack pistol? After taking her to the range she told me that she really likes my full size Ruger American Pistol. It’s the only pistol, besides the 1911, that she can easily operate, such as racking back the slide, while handling the recoil enough out of a polymer framed striker. She loves my full size 9mm Rock Island Armory 1911 the most but she understands it will be close to impossible carrying that option on a daily basis. The American Pistol compact also grabs her attention because of the easy take down process of the platform. Having an easy take down process will help motivate her to take better care of her pistol. Plus, she is satisfied with how successful I have concealed my American compact, which is why she wants us to buy a second one for herself. The only problem is, obviously, my wife is a LOT smaller than me. Unfortunately, another reason why it must be the American compact is because she is also recoil sensitive so single stacked .380s and 9mms are not being considered at this time, due to increased recoil out of a smaller pistol. She prefers to stick with the 9mm in order to save money by uniforming our pistol ammunition. She told me that she doesn’t want to take the time learning about multiple calibers. 9mm is what she knows best in pistols and that she wants to stick with it in order to keep everything as simple as possible.