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J-frame pocket holster or similar?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by Lightsped, Sep 26, 2011.

  1. Lightsped

    Lightsped Well-Known Member

    I am looking for a affordable J-frame pocket holster. The holster should be able to fit into blue jean pockets. Holster should also be gentle on the finish of my J-frame.

    I am looking at the Galco Pocket protector. Is this recommended? any others I should look at?

  2. pikid89

    pikid89 Well-Known Member

    I've heard good things about the DeSantis nemesis and superfly, i will prob be ordering one for my LCP in the near future as funds allow
  3. mdauben

    mdauben Well-Known Member

    Galco makes good stuff, so you can't really go far wrong with them. I personally like their Front Pocket Horsehide Holster a little better, but they are both good choices.

    If you don't object to synthetic holsters, the DeSantis Superfly is very nice. It breaks up the outline of the gun nicely and the "tacky" outer material helps the holster stay in your pocket when you draw. (Oh! Ninja'd by pikid89!)

  4. Lightsped

    Lightsped Well-Known Member

    I'll be sure to check the DeSantis holsters out. Who makes the "Front Pocket Horsehide holster"?

    My main concern with plastic holsters is that I like to keep my guns in top condition and I am concerned with finish wear on the my guns from plastic holsters....
  5. pikid89

    pikid89 Well-Known Member

    no matter what kind of holster you choose, a carry gun will always get wear on it...if it doesn't, your not carrying it as much as you ought to

    be proud of that extra wear and know that that gun got the wear doing its job admirably
  6. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    The DeSantis Nemesis is pretty good. If your j-frame has an exposed hammer I'd say get something a bit sturdier... mine hangs up a bit after carrying it for a year or so.

    Robert Mika makes good stuff also. I have one of his. The revolver jumps out of it.


    Whether the j-frame will work with your jeans is kind of dependent on how tight you like your jeans, and how deep the pockets are. I can get away with it in mine but I wear my pants a bit "roomy." ;)

    The LCP works better and is my primary carry piece now.
  7. mdauben

    mdauben Well-Known Member

    Galco makes both the Pocket Protector (left) and the Front Pocket Horsehide Holster (right). ;)

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  8. Lightsped

    Lightsped Well-Known Member

    Thanks for the replies. For the record, my J-frame has the internal hammer (Double Action Only).
  9. Resist Evil

    Resist Evil Well-Known Member

    I have found that the DeSantis Nemesis will begin to conform to the J-frame's shape if used frequently and will come out of the pocket with the revolver. Personally, I'm looking to replace my Nemesis with something a mite thinner and stiffer like horsehide seems to be.
  10. JTQ

    JTQ Well-Known Member

  11. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

  12. buddyemily

    buddyemily Well-Known Member

    Uncle Mike pocket holsters are cheap and work.
  13. Lightsped

    Lightsped Well-Known Member

    I too am liking what I see regarding the Mika Pocket Holster. Can anyone comment on what the inside of the holster is made of? I realize carry guns will show wear but I wish to minimize the effects of this. I have been successful at carrying other guns that still look brand new, and I would like to continue this route with my S&W 442.
  14. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    It's some sort of nylon fabric, low drag, and sewn. I'll take a pic if I remember.

    The opening is spring loaded open. There's not enough friction to hold the holster on the gun if you don't have it in your pocket. It just drops off.
  15. rayban

    rayban Well-Known Member

    I have to show off my new horsehide...I got it working perfectly now.

  16. Resist Evil

    Resist Evil Well-Known Member

    Just ordered a Mika Pocket Holster online. He called to say thanks for the order. Nice.
  17. 340PD

    340PD Well-Known Member

    +1 on Mika. great poroduct gets better with age.
  18. Kevin Rohrer

    Kevin Rohrer Well-Known Member

    I've had a Mika pocket holster for my J-frame for a couple months now. It was inexpensive and works great. Highly recommended.
  19. Maia007

    Maia007 Well-Known Member

    The Mika.

    I pocket carry both a small revo and a small auto depending. And I have different Mikas for different guns and for differently shaped pockets.

    Sure, I have had an Uncle M.....junk. And the Desantis Nemisis...gave two of them away. And I have had a kydex one or two. As well as some rather expensive leather ones.....all sold...like a Milt Sparks for one. I've owned lots of pocket holsters.

    What holster makers don't seem to get is that pocket holsters need to be kept simple....really simple. And they need to stop adding "boning", "retention", "rigid reholsterability" and other features that are desireable for belt holsters but that work against the pocket concept. Pocket holsters have a different job to do than belt holsters. Many of the old time makers had it right. Most of the new guys, I think, do not.

    Mika does. It does what a pocket holster needs to do. It protects the trigger. It keeps the gun oriented correctly in the pocket. It smoothes the outline of the gun and minimizes printing within the usual range of standing, sitting, etc. And it facilitates a very quick draw. It doesn't move at all or come out, or threaten to come out during the draw. It's loose. It doesn't depend on hooks or gimmicks to stay where it belongs. It is soft and conforms. Think about it....what does a PH really need to do. And not do?

    If I really thought there was a better PH, I would buy it.
  20. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    Do you use the round or the square version?

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