Holster for 642.


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joepa150
January 5, 2011, 05:23 PM
I just bought a new S&W 642!! My first J frame. I just need a holster now. For my other guns I have a Pure Kustom Black Ops Pro and a Crossbreed Supertuck. While I love these holsters, I want to try another manufacturer.

Also I never pocket carried before. Is this the preferred/most used method to carry a small jframe?

Any recommendation on holsters for my 642.

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glassman
January 5, 2011, 05:42 PM
I've carried mine in a Triple K IWB for a few years. Well made and inexpensive. It's held up real well. I don't pocket carry but I think Desantis makes the Nemesis that is well received.
http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w81/glassman_photos/642.jpg

ultralightbackpacker
January 5, 2011, 08:07 PM
I have a 642, its easily pocketable, I prefer not too. Excellent, everyone THR swears by gold dot short barrel. Thats what I use and practice with.

I use a desantis "cross draw" Sky Cop. Works awesome, when 4 wheeling and sitting down in most any position. Wear it all day forget its there. I paid 70 bux directly from desantis a couple years ago.

http://www.desantisholster.com/store/SEARCH-BY-GUN-MANUFACTURER/SW/J-332-340-342-442-640-640-1-642-2-14/BELT-HOLSTERS/Sky-Cop

Also on THR, there is a massive following on the 642 thread. If you search for it, its thousands of messages long. Something like "club 642", etc. Good luck.

motorcycle-charlie
January 5, 2011, 08:22 PM
for pocket carry i use a Blackhawk size 3 or a Mika round cut pocket holster. depends on what pants i am wearing. both work very well. for inside the waistband appendix carry i use a High Noon Mr. Softy. this holster is excellent in my opinion. it is very minimal yet secure with great retention and an outstanding metal clip that is actually hard to get off the belt. each one of these holsters are under $30.00 but seem much more valuable than their cost. welcome to THR. you should check out the 642 club parts 1,2 &3 on this forum.

motorcycle-charlie
January 5, 2011, 08:25 PM
joepa150, see if this link gets you there.http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=554071&highlight=642+club+3

dawei
January 5, 2011, 09:00 PM
http://www.desantisholster.com/store/SEARCH-BY-GUN-MANUFACTURER/SW/J-36-37-60-317-331-337-360-2-14/INSIDE-THE-WAIST-BAND-HOLSTERS/Cozy-Partner

fiVe
January 6, 2011, 02:49 AM
For pocket carry: Robert Mika (http://www.frontiernet.net/~akim/) round-cut is the best.

joepa150
January 6, 2011, 08:05 AM
Robert Mika holtsers look nice and are priced right. Do you know how much he charges for shipping?


Also would it be a bad idea just to put my 642 in my pocket until I get the Mika?

JTQ
January 6, 2011, 10:25 AM
Somebody here on THR has posted a nice picture of a Lobo Gun Leather pancake for a small revolver.

Here is the Lobo website.
http://www.lobogunleather.com/

High Noon typically has a bunch of options and an excellent info section.
http://www.highnoonholsters.com/

motorcycle-charlie
January 6, 2011, 11:04 AM
Robert Mika holtsers look nice and are priced right. Do you know how much he charges for shipping?


Also would it be a bad idea just to put my 642 in my pocket until I get the Mika?
the shipping is very reasonable. mine came out around $30 or so including shipping. you will be very happy with the Mika, he is a great buisnessman who makes an excellent product. he called me after i orderer the holster online to tell me a little about it and what he does. i wouldnt advise putting any gun in your pocket without a holster. you need that trigger covered. it only took a few days to get mine. you can call him or send an e-mail to see what the lead time is. he responds very quickly. great customer service.

TimeIsRunninOut
January 22, 2011, 12:07 AM
I have tried several holsters for both my beloved missing 442 (sold regrettably) and my 642 which I got last year. Self B-day presents are great! I have a custom holster for it, but carry mostly in an Uncle Mikes IWB both pocket and IWB same holster. Most People think you have one of the wallets with the money clip, due to the IWB clip

joepa150
January 25, 2011, 08:18 AM
I bought the Mika Holster. So far it has been great. Since then I have been wanting other carry options just for a variety. I actually made two holsters. One IWB and one OWB. They are not perfect but work.

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