J Frame Carry

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  1. CTGunner

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    What have you found to be the most effective way to carry your J Frame? I'm looking for an 'in stock' holster that's excellent quality. Appreciate your opinions.
     
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    Had shoulder replacement and until I feel ok about the XDs again,I am carrying one inside pocket in Bianchi soft liner.

    The other is in ankle rig [ Bianchi soft/leather combo ].

    But the pocket carry NEEDs a soft loose pair of pants,I am wearing Tru-Spec's BDU's.
     
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    An Uncle Mike's #3 for smaller pockets and a Hedley for bigger pockets (don't know if he still makes one for j-frames)
     
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    CTGunner- I just sent you a PM, but I love the Desantis thumb break Scabbard. It's tight, secure, rides the belt very nicely, and tucks the gun high and tight. Perfect for concealment, and the cant makes for a nice smooth draw.
     
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    My first j-frame holster was the Desantis "Tuck This". I keep buying others, but nothing carries like that Cheap-o nylon IWB. I like it because the cylinder rides below the belt line and feels like nothing when carrying. It's on my hip right now.
     
  7. gordy

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    I carry my S&W 642 in a JBP IWB holster.Very simple design and holds the firearm very well.
     

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    Mika pocket holsters They seem bulky at first, but conform to the gun and your leg. They stay in place and remain open for re-holstering..You won't find a nicer guy than Robert either.

    http://www.frontiernet.net/~akim/
     
  9. Rob1109

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    DeSantis Nemisis in right front pocket.
     
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    I have one too and it works very well.
     
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    Tagua or Fobus paddle.
     
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    I use a DeSantis Nemesis too. However, I fold up a small rag and stuff it into the pocket between the holster and pants. This breaks up the triangle outline of the barrel, backstrap and bottom of grip. This trick works really well for larger guns such as the Glock 26/27/33.
     
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    Same here or in a Bianchi 4750 Ranger Triad ankle holster. Nice thing about the small J-Frames is they are adaptable.......:D
     
  14. orionengnr

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    When I carried a j-frame it was with a DeSantis Nemesis--the one made for mini-Glocks. It worked for all my j-frames, and later my Kahr PM9.

    I still have the Nemesis (and the PM9 :)) although all six j-frames are long gone. Lately I've been thinking that I need a 642. If I end up with one, that same Nemesis will share duty.

    I have a larger one that works for a Kahr P45 and a 3" 1911, and although I've done it, those are both too large for pocket carry (for me).

    I have a Mika holster for my LCP, and would not hesitate to try one for a j-frame (if I had one ;)). Mr. Robert Mika is a class act all the way, and a pleasure to deal with.
     
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    Remora IWB for my 442.
    Rides low in the waistband, use it for when my 66 Kframe is too big for discreet carry.
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    Since you said "in stock" holster I won't suggest a Minka pocket holster even though they are very good.

    In Stock, a DeSantis Nemisis or a Remora pocket holster.
    http://remoraholsters.com/Home_Page.html
     
  17. HKGuns

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    This is what I use...very good to carry. Desantis. In stock direct from S&W.

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    I like the pancake holsters from Simply Rugged. Great price and good quality. Also, made in U.S.A.

    http://www.simplyrugged.com/
     
  19. Deltaboy1984

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    I pocket carry or I use a Chiefs Special holster.,
     
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    I got this DeSantis Nemesis about 3 months ago to carry a S&W 360. It works fine, stays in the pocket, the revolver slides right out.
     

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    Tried a dozen outside the waistband holsters until I found the Staysput pocket holster by Concealment Specialties http://www.concealmentspecialties.com/home.html

    Bonus, they are made in the great state of South Carolina!
     
  22. CougarRed

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    I tried a clipless Concealment Specialties holster today "Remora-style" at Appendix IWB with my snubbie. Worked like a charm. The gun never moved. I walked up and down stairs. Got into and out of my car. Sat and had a meal. For a $15 holster than can be used in the pocket and AIWB, it's hard to beat.
     
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    I just got a DeSantis Sof-Tuck for my S&W Model 638. I have this same holster for several of my semi-autos and really like how well it carries and conceals.
     
  24. lowercase

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    Uncle Mike's #3 pocket holster for pocket carry.

    Don Hume JIT slide for OWB carry.
     
  25. grimjaw

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    Desantis Nemesis, or less often a pouch that attaches to a backpack strap.
     
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