Lingerie for hot shots: The 'Flashbang' bra with a hand gun holster
16:47 GMT, 5 June 2012
A bra fitted with a gun holster is on sale thanks to an ingenious design by a law enforcement supplier from Oklahoma.
The Flashbang bra is attached with a thermoplastic shell that is able to store one of more than 20 hand gun styles already on the market.
Lisa Looper, owner of Looper Law Enforcement which is a company that produces 'concealed carry gear', came up with the design to give her the ability to defend herself 'at a moment's notice'.
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Clever: The Flashbang bra, pictured above, is able to store a single handgun as it is attached with a 'thermoplastic shell'. The shell has been made to store various hand gun designs. It is now available online
It offers a modern-day take on traditional female self-defense systems such as the garter belt holster made popular in American Old Western films of the early Forties.
Mrs Looper, a mother of two, told ABC: 'I really never intended to create a holster line, that was never something
that I wanted to do. I just did this for myself but as I was talking to
other women, they were like “oh my gosh, this is great, I have the same
'It was kind of like, where can I put this thing so it won't show,' she continued.
She found that a woman's bra was the most logical place to place a gun, where women can simply yank at a handle on the holster to release the weapon.
Details: The bra is fitted with a shell (above) that clips itself around a hand gun in able to safely store it
She said: 'Women have this natural little overhang here and it's a great spot to tuck a gun.'
The garment's slogan reads: 'Nothing comes between a girl and her gun'.
She added: '[You] can't get to the phone and call 911 all the time, you know you need to be able to defend yourself.'
It is said that the average time it takes to draw the gun from the bra, which retails for $40 online, and fire the gun is 1.5seconds.
An eBay account that is selling the design comes with further details.
Designer: Lisa Looper (above), the owner of a law enforcement supply company in Oklamhoma, came up with the design in order to give her the ability to defend herself at any given moment
Snappy: Mrs Looper demonstrates how quickly a woman is able to pull the gun out from her bra design
It reads: 'Statistics show that most
gunfights last about 2.5 seconds, there are multiple attackers over
80per cent of the time, and the fight will be in extreme close quarters,
usually within touching distance.'
'You need the ability to draw and
fire as soon as possible without alerting the suspect to your intentions
until they receive your gun fire,' the spiel continues. 'Weapon retention is
paramount, meaning purse carry is rarely a viable solution.'
For the fashion-conscious, the bra comes in a range of colours, including hot pink, nude and black, as well as sizes.