Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by CTGunner, Apr 6, 2013.
Appendix carry in Bianchi Pro-100 holster.
Since my 442 is a backup gun, I haven't spent a lot of money on holsters for it. I have an Uncle Mike's pocket holster for the occasional primary carry. More often it's in a Bianchi Triad ankle holster. I also have a Fobus paddle holster for the very rare belt carry.
Although I often pocket carry (Mika), pocket carry is not a good option for in the car or while sitting. I use a Caldwell Gunleather for OWB and he usually has them in stock on ebay; he makes a good holster at a good price point. The Mikas are very functional, utilitarian, good quality, and priced right but you wait.
For OWB carry, it's tough to beat the price point and speed of a Don Hume JIT. For IWB carry, a Don Hume H715MSO works well.
Not if you mind having a hammer spur digging into your appendix its not...tossed my MSO a long time ago.
pocket carry Desaints Nemisis
Mike Pocket Holster. The most comfortable way I carry my J-Frame. After that, the Galco King Tuk works very well for IWB carry and any pancake type holster works for belt carry.
Uncle Mike's size 3 pocket holster. On my 2nd one. The first one only lasted about 20 years.
Have two holsters for my S&W 640-1, a Comp-TAC CTAC IWB and a Galco Ankle Glove.
I carry that hammer shrouded J-Frame when I want a bit more concealment.
None of my J frames have a hammer spur so the Don Hume works well and it's priced right.
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S&W Model 442 in appendix carry holster that I made from scratch
M442 in modified DeSantis Nemesis
When I carry my 642, it's in a Robert Mika pocket holster.
Good for you. But many of use still carry j-frames equipped with hammer spur. In which case the DH holster is not a good choice.
I carry mine in a BlackHawk #2 inside the pocket.. The golf ball impression is minimized in cargo shorts with deep pockets..
I bought a Simply Rugged with removable IWB straps. In the summer the holster goes inside using the straps and in winter the straps come off and I can use the belt loops. Works great (See on right).
DeSantis Summer Heat with my 638 is great both Appendix and 3:30 to 5:00 o'clock carry.
I have a bunch of JBP "Masters" holsters. I use both IWB and belt versions for my 642.
In the same DeSantis Cozy Partner IWB that I bought 25+ years ago. Now that we're finally getting CCW here in IL I treated myself to a new holster - a Lobo 1-SL-X snap-off crossdraw.
I carry a J-frame Smith 442 quite a bit.
I use a cheap Blackhawk for Appendix carry. It conceals well with wooden magna stocks or Hogue Bantams (Which the gun sports now). I have ran over 1,000 miles with that set-up and run 2+ miles a day with it still.
I use a Robert Mika pocket holster on rare occasions, it works well but I usually have a NAA mini in my pocket.
I carry in a common Hunter 1100 belt holster. Of course I open carry.
I carry my model 60 in a mini me from www.peachstateconcealment.com currently its my go to. Other times its a side guard minimal clip, high noon bare asset, uncle mikes or Mika pocket holster.
Kramer pocket holster. Comfortable and sturdy. Have had one for years
I carry my S+W 340pd with a clipdraw its stays put and its easy on and easy off and I don't even know it's there. Yea I know ( you have to cover the trigger guard) with a 10-12 lb trigger pull I could live with that. Works for me better then sticking a thick piece of leather down my pants and can't wait to take it off.
I don't carry appendix style. IWB cross draw or behind the hip it works well even with a hammer spur.
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This is my favorite J frame holster, an old Speed Safety worn cross draw.
There are a lot of similar holsters out there. (Speed Safety is gone.)
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