Don Hume JIT Slide

Discussion in 'Handguns: Accessories, Holsters, and Optics' started by MCgunner, Dec 20, 2009.

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  1. MCgunner

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    Just ordered one of these for my 3" Taurus M66. Anyone carry a revolver in one? Any feedback on it, how you like it, concealability under a loose shirt? At least it's affordable if I don't like it, but thought I'd try it on advice from others. I've got a box of other rigs I ordered, most expensive was 140 bucks, that I don't wear. :banghead: My problem is I just don't like IWB. Hoping this will be an option for bigger guns. Might get one for my Ruger P90 if I like it, but the 3" 66 totes a bit flatter.
     
  2. BossHogg

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    I use one with a 3 in. j-frame. The JIT is great to see if OWB is good for you. It's only about belt size, so if you need to leave the gun in your car there no need to remove the holster. Just don't fill right wearing a pancake holster around without a gun. The JIT feels more like a cell holster.
    OWB is challenging but can be done. Good Luck.
     
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    I sometimes use a JIT for a Ruger SP 101 and an ultralite Taurus 851. Have a couple more for use with semi-autos as well. What I really like the JIT for is when I am driving. Very comfortable.

    It conceals ok with a flannel shirt or jacket over it. If you like the Don Hume line, and I do, try the 721 OT. It will hold your revolver closer and more securely than the JIT, and is priced at less than $50. I've been using both the JIT and 721 for a few years now, they wear well. I carry my SP 101 in the 721 under a suit or sport jacket every Sunday.
     
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    Sounds good. I do hope it works for me. Thanks for the input. I'll check the 721 out, too.
     
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    The JIT doesn't hold tight enough to the body for me. I easily prefer the 721OT.
     
  6. MCgunner

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    Well, I got it in and I think it holds pretty tight to the body, not unhappy at all with that. Yeah, the gun ain't being held in with much retention. Wouldn't go hanging upside down on the monkey bars with it, but hell, I don't do that anyway, LOL. I don't think it'll be a problem for how I'll use the holster. I don't think running will dislodge it.

    The one thing I'm not real thrilled about is I thought it'd ride a little higher. Can't lift my arm over shoulder high without exposing at least the barrel of the gun under a normally long untucked T. I have a collection of vests that work well as over-garments, but in summer, they're too hot. I'll just have to keep from reaching with my right hand in the store for something on the upper shelf.

    The plus is it seems to be a lot more comfy than any IWB. I have IWBs from Sparks and Rosen and neither are as comfy for long term wear. And, yeah, I think it'll work well in the car. Once a week, I collect from the machines (part time paper route job twice a week to boost my retirement income). I carry in the pocket, but getting the gun out of a pocket while seated in a car is a bit tricky. IWB is better, but the seats in the car aren't conducive to 4 o'clock carry, wrap around buckets. This thing carries at 3 o'clock without bothering my hip bone.

    Anyway, while I don't think I'll wear this thing every day, it will be handy for the .357 and I think it'll be handy when I'm collecting. It will also be nice to carry the 4" gun when I check the hog trap at my place or go down there to work on something. I normally don't bother with a belt gun, but if I can wear it on the belt concealed, hey, why not? :D I'm pretty happy with it, especially that I don't have a lot of money in it. It contributes to the overall collection of systems for carry and I might actually use it once in a while, LOL.
     
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    MCgunner - glad it worked ok for you.

    Lifting your arm up and exposing the barrel can be a problem, you just have to watch that movement I guess. I don't notice it as much since the barrel length I carry is 2" or so, but if it is an OWB holster, that will always be an issue under some conditions.

    Carry on! :D
     
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    That's the holster I use for carry, I've always liked it myself.
     
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    I've been using it every day since this post and I'm lovin' it. I'm stocking up on long tail hawaiian style shirts for summer, but I had vests that work with it for this time of year. It's SOOOOOOO much more comfy than IWB. I'm quite impressed. :D I'll put up with the little extra it takes in long shirts. I'll still pocket one of my pocket guns if dress requires, but this rig works for every day use.

    If I get an OWB for my P90, it'll be the 721OT. I like the extension for protection of the skin from the decocker. But, really, I don't know that the P90 would be the gun to carry OWB. The 3" 66 is a lot more compact, I like the caliber, and I like revolvers.
     
  10. Low Budget Shooter

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    Dear MCg,

    I've been using the JIT with my snubbie for about two months. I like it very well so far.

    LBS
     
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    I'm a big fan of the JIT. I've used one with my Kahr MK9 for several years and recently purchased one for a J frame. One of the things I like about the JIT is that it also works very well as a crossdraw because of its almost neutral cant. If I'm going to be spending much of my day driving, I use it in the crossdraw position. It is a good holster at a bargain price.
     
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    I had not thought of using the Hume JIT as a cross draw, but after another member's comment, I have found that it works well as a pocket holster. That's pretty good versatility.

    LBS
     
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