17/8 in model 49 S&W jframe holster choice.


August 20, 2010, 11:30 AM
Which would you prefer the Hume 721ot or Blackhawk classic leather speed holster. I bought a Hume JIT Slide and ain't that crazy bout it, and the blackhawk does'nt have stitching for the belt loop but does have a great following on the web. There is one I saw on someones post somewhere that I think is a good looker and would like to try but don't have a name for it.
Jit http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr174/Buzmech/To%20Buy/JitSlide.jpg.
721ot http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr174/Buzmech/To%20Buy/Hume721ot.jpg.
Blackhawk http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr174/Buzmech/To%20Buy/Blackhawk.jpg.
Blackhawk http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr174/Buzmech/To%20Buy/BlackhawkSppedclassic.jpg
Dunno http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr174/Buzmech/To%20Buy/In-ConspicuousJFrame.jpg.
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.

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August 20, 2010, 12:24 PM
Although the short J frames often ACTUALLY measure 1 & 7/8" S&W and most people use 2" for ease and brevity.

August 20, 2010, 04:16 PM
I use a triple K. Well made and inexpensive.

August 21, 2010, 12:52 AM
Good to hear about the 2" thing I was curious about the 1/8" difference,
and I think the Triple K is a good looker too but I'm after a unit with belt loops though.
Has anyone got an opinion about the offerings listed originally, good or bad I'd really like to hear. And is the last one pictured that's labeled "Dunno" a UBG holster or some other company. I like it's size compared to the pistol better than every one mentioned or is the size an illusion due to the pictures format.

August 21, 2010, 01:20 AM
The Dunno is made by Garrity Gunleather it's an IWB called the Inconspicuous IIRC. Will be buying it soon although there is a waiting peroid I will post pics when avail. Any comments, think it will be too top heavy? anything at all I need Educating on this. I wish it came with belt loops but all I see is the clip version.......

August 21, 2010, 08:40 PM
My opinions on revolver holsters for what it is worth! The belt needs to rest either below or above the cylinder. Otherwise you are putting the belt across the widest part of the gun. This will cause the gun to print badly and/or put pressure on your hip and abdomen. I prefer either a high ride pancake or a IWB holster that puts the cylinder below the belt leaving just the grip panel above.

Again just my opinion but a bad J frame holster will make it print more than a 1911 in a Summers Special. Of the holster pictured looks like the Dunno and glassman's Triple K do a good job at getting the gun deep into the pants. Hope this helps. Bill

Cocked & Locked
August 21, 2010, 10:32 PM
I like this one by Blackhawk. I often carry it cross-draw between pants and belt. The clip is long enough to carry cross-draw at an angle under a 1.5" belt.


August 21, 2010, 11:05 PM
Ever think about making your own? J. David McFarland's 'How to make Practical Pistol Leather' (Desert Publications, ISBN 0-87947-150-6) has a how-to and a pattern for a small revolver holster. Bought my copy in Tandy's, long ago.
The belt you use is just as, if not more important, than the holster too.

August 21, 2010, 11:35 PM
Of the ones listed, I'd go with the pancake style 721ot.

My personal favorite for this application is a Simply Rugged Silver Dollar Pancake.

Great holster at reasonable prices.

The one on the left is a custom Silver Dollar Pancake with a Colt Cobra. Conceals easily under an untucked T-shirt.


August 22, 2010, 11:34 AM
Wcwhitey-with respect I like your opinion and have felt that way too, but have never been able to verbalize it. I did'nt want to buy a wheelgun in the 1st. place because I could'nt justify concealability. But due to good friends with good intentions I was swayed in my belief to come to own the Mod.49 that I am so proud to own now. http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr174/Buzmech/To%20Buy/IMAG0207.jpg
http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr174/Buzmech/To%20Buy/IMAG0208.jpghttp://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr174/Buzmech/To%20Buy/IMAG0209.jpgPlease forgive the poor pics they were taken with a cellphone. If you'll look at the 1st and 2nd of the recently uploaded pics just what your saying is evident and I was given the evil eye by a local leo at the 7-11 last night probably because of this. So the JIT may go back in favor of the 721ot with a thumb break I have'nt decided yet.
Savit-The custom job catches my eye but seems so long is it because it's a longer framed gun. And I really like the tgrips a purchase pending for sure.
Sunray-I am not so handy even with instruction to be able to make my own, that officer would have busted out laughing instead of the evil eye had I made it.
Cocked and Locked-awesome grips and holster but I want some thing that rides a little different I will check the Blackhawk site though just to see what they got.
BTW did order the Garrity yesterday I've not recieved a confirmation yet but the order is made....

August 22, 2010, 06:36 PM
Savit-The custom job catches my eye but seems so long is it because it's a longer framed gun. And I really like the tgrips a purchase pending for sure.

The holster pictured on the left (Simply Rugged Silver Dollar Pancake) should be roughly the same size as the Hume 721ot you have pictured above. EDIT: just looked at the pic again. Looks like the Hume is cut off right at the end of the muzzle, and the SR does extend below the muzzle on my colt.

The Colt in the picture is a whisker bigger than a J frame i.e. it's .1" wider, but length and hight are nearly the same. Maybe just a whisker longer.

Now if you're talking about the black holster on the right in the pic.... That's a Simply Rugged Sourdough Pancake with a 4" Colt Python in it. A MUCH bigger and longer gun.

An IWB holster is going to be more concealable than ANY OWB, but I have found that the Sivlver Dollar Pancake conceals better than any other OWB holster I've ever tried.

I did try a J.I.T. one time, and wouldn't even consider trying to go out in public with it, as it just didn't pull the front part of the holster in nearly tight enough to be inconspicuous. The Pancake style holster seem to do a very good job of pulling the gun in nice and tight.

As I said before, I have NO problems at all with the Silver Dollar Pancake and an untucked T-shirt. If length was an issue, a high ride pancake might do the trick, or the best solution would be to go IWB.

No problems concealing the much larger Python going IWB and an untucked T-shirt.

August 24, 2010, 08:54 AM
Hey Cocked and Locked, I just checked the Blackhawk sight and realized they are the makers of the number 3 pictured holster in the original post. I like the look of that holster #3 but inconsideration of what Wcwhitey wrote I would'nt try it as a belt holster. Although what appears as another incarnation of that same very same holster is this baby http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr174/Buzmech/To%20Buy/Correspond/holster_closeup_med.jpg by D&L Sports. http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr174/Buzmech/To%20Buy/Correspond/holster_on_table_med.jpg http://i481.photobucket.com/albums/rr174/Buzmech/To%20Buy/Correspond/holster_front_med.jpg Called the JX2 shoulder holster System. I'd buy it if i needed 2 guns that close to me.

August 24, 2010, 08:06 PM
Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner. Both holsters are Desantis and about 20 years old at least. Both have held up well. The black pancake sits up high and tight to the body, the snap is something I added for a little more retention. It is called a speed scabbard, the model number is 22. The suede holster is also Desantis, notice how high the clip is, butt sits inside the pants at belt level, gun cannot be seen. It used to be a daily wear back when my pants were not so tight. Works well with shorts as well. Hope this helps. Bill

August 27, 2010, 12:20 AM
Just got a black 721ot, kinda tight fit pictures tomorrow.

September 24, 2010, 08:39 PM
Sorry, but at work now so no pics I am waiting on Garrity to come through. Was toying with the idea of a K.L. Null skr and came across this thread. I kept the jit,maybe tommorow I'll
Do promised pics.

September 25, 2010, 02:08 PM
Like it so much (the 721ot) I bought one for the 1911 format also, The top pic shows the belt loop at the cylinder on the Jit which makes it not conceal as nicely as the 721.
Sorry about the wait, I forgot. Now the only one not had is the Garrity which I am eager to get but ordered with the understanding of a wait peroid so I am. What ya think?

October 8, 2010, 11:31 AM
I have two Don Hume JIT Slides. For CCW you can not beat them. Every I pull my S&W 442-2 my love gets deeper an I take them both in the bedroom and lay the saddle soap to them,buff them down. The only this I do not like is they are made in Mexico. If you can one they do great leather work. I thing the USA sends blanks to them,and they sew them up. them do nice work. Badbob38

October 8, 2010, 11:33 AM
This is my first post,and you shoot me down. badbob38

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