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Concealing a Detective Special

Discussion in 'Handguns: General Discussion' started by wamj2008, Feb 24, 2010.

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  1. wamj2008

    wamj2008 Member

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    Hey guys, I carried a J-frame appendix style for almost a year, I'm moving up to a Colt DS, don't know if that area will be as comfortable to carry in with a bigger gun. Thinking about an OWB paddle holster. Just wondering, do they ride high enough to conceal well? Looking at a Galco leather holster, ala

    http://www.copsplus.com/prodnum1772.php

    Might end up going with a Fobus to save money, but you get the gist. Any tips on concealing these? Or do they boil down to "Wear a long shirt." ;)
     
  2. rmfnla

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    I've carried both and I don't think you will notice much difference, except for maybe the Colt's much better trigger pull!
     
  3. ChristopherG

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    OWB yes; paddle, no.

    If concealment is a priority you will do better with a pancake holster that holds your sixgun snugly against your side. I actually prefer a mid ride to a high ride with a short-barreled revolver, since it puts the gun's thickest part--the cylinder--at my skinniest part--right at the belt. Wouldn't be an issue if I were in the shape I want, but we live in the bodies we have, don't we?

    Back on point: I've just never found a paddle that rides anywhere near as close to the body as a pancake. CERTAINLY not a fobus.
     
  4. wamj2008

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    What holster do you like?
     
  5. kanook

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    Carry it in your purse, that's where my wife carries hers:neener:
     
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    I don't think it is enough bigger than the S&W small-frame that you would notice any significant difference.
     
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    I see no difference carrying a J frame or DS. Paddle holsters are not the best for concealment as far as I'm concerned.
     
  8. AZ Desertrat

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    I still prefer a Blackhawk OWB holster or a pocket holster.
     
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    With a good holster and belt, I didn't notice much difference between a J Frame and a K Frame, but YMMV.
     
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    FIST KYDEX IWB... :D


    Jesse

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