Anyone carry a 2" snubbie in a high owb holster?

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  1. Agent-J

    Agent-J Member

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    I'm looking for something for summer time that I can keep concealed with a t-shirt. If so, what holster do you use?
     
  2. steveracer

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    I carry one like that.

    It's a 2" model 10-7, round butt. I have Ahrends finger groove boot grips on the gun, which help concealment a lot, and my holster is from Lobo Gunleather. $39 shipped, and I loved it so much I bought another for my 629!!
    Steve
     

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  3. vcs700s

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    I carry my 2" J Frame OWB in the Galco Concealable holster.

    It rides high and close to the body.
     
  4. Oro

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    I carry a 2.5" K frame in this Roy's Original pancake. It fits a 2" or 2.5" medium revolver. It rides high and tight. They are out of business, but for sale used periodically. Others make similar pancakes, though none quite as nice as this that I have found (would like to know if someone knows of one). The Galco Fletch is a close style and well made.

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  5. vcs700s

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    I also have a Galco Fletch for my L Frame 4" 620.

    It does ride high and tight which is necessary for a 4" barrel.

    It does have a thumb break though.
     
  6. Guillermo

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    Colt Detective Special in a Biachi high ride holster.

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    it prints even under a hawaiian style shirt.

    Also, do not forget the belt. A good firm gun belt that will not torque away from your body is extremely important
     
  7. 351 WINCHESTER

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    Yea, a good belt and a good pair of suspenders if you suffer from dunlap.

    Any owb will print with any t shirt. You need iwb for max. concealment.
     
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    I carry a 340pd in a Galco SOB in the 5 o'clock position.

    Also, I wear t-shirts from the Duluth Trading co which are 3" longer.
     
  10. denfoote

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    I carry my Taurus 605 in a Bianchi Black Widow (#5)

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    use a don humes otw for my 642 I know a lot of people say if you carry a snub otw you should carry a bigger weapon and I really see the logis in this but after 10-12 hours with 15 lbs on your belt when i get home and change the light 642 with this don humes is a God send. also have a iwb but it seem most of my pants have gotten smaller and the iwb is a little uncomfortable unless i'm in my shorts.

    be safe
     
  13. pogo2

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    S&W model 66 snubby in PWL holster

    I often carry a S&W model 66 snubby (2.5 inch barrel) in a Price Western Leather (PWL) holster OWB. It positions the gun very high and tight on the belt, with the grip canted forward. The concealment and lack of printing is excellent.

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  14. Old John

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    Ruger SP101

    I carry my Ruger, 2.25", .357 Magnum in a Galco, SM122B.
    It's an OSW, high-ride, open-top pancake holster.
    It's my day to day CCW, under a light shirt, Summer & Winter
     
  15. Mainsail

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    I carry a Taurus Model 85 in just such a holster, although I don't use it for concealment. I carry that gun openly while jogging in the park.
     
  16. wnycollector

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    I carry my J frame IWB during the summer. I could never get used to the "floppy" feel of a my 2.75" Ruger security six in a high OWB holster...and that was WITH a simply rugged "real man" belt! It must be the high center of gravity of the short barreld .357. I carry all my service sized pistols in high ride belt slides with no problems.
     
  17. mbr

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    I've tried several high ride OWB holsters for sp101's and j-frames, and for me they work fine if I am standing or sitting, but anytime I have to bend over, lean to one side, etc., they either gouged me in the side or stuck out like some huge appendage. IMHO this is an idea that works better in theory than in practice.
     
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    the simply rugged "silver dollar pancake"
     
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    I carried Ruger SP101 snubbies for several years in Galco Concealables, and then Milt Sparks PMKs up to the present, though since late 2008 I have usually carried my duty P229s on the belt when off the clock. The Galco Concealable rides higher than the PMK, if I recall correctly.

    The critical part is the T-shirt. There is a world of difference between a soft, thin underwear-style T, and a Hanes Beefy-T, the latter of which can conceal an N-frame, and I am not kidding. I usually avoid T-shirts, though, as I live on the hot, humid Gulf Coast, and button-up and polo-style shirts with collars ventilate FAR better. Pay attention to patterns and colors, too. Black is a good solid color; contrasting patterns will camouflage any bulges.
     
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    infrequently I use a Fobus Kydex paddle holster (forward cant, strongside) for my S&W 642; the holster is made for a Taurus 85, but retains my 642 just fine
     
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    I carry my 85 in a tagua gunleather high-ride open top pancake holster. Keeps the edge of my grip right over my kidney, drawn in tight enough I can feel it in my back if a stand up real straight. Hides right in the small of my back.
     
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