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J Frame OWB holster?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by fxstchewy, Nov 12, 2010.

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  1. fxstchewy

    fxstchewy Member

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    Which would YOU pick and why, Mitch Rosen 5JR OWB holster or Galco Concealable? price is about the same so what about the Quality? I carry a J frame in the pocket MOST of the time but would like to carry OWB some as well. Thanks. :)
     
  2. InkEd

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    I use a leather Don Hume.
     
  3. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

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    If presented a choice between the two at the same price level, the Mitch Rosen usually has a higher quality of workmanship, even in their lower end Express line...which is what I presume you are comparing, as their full detailed 5JR model is close to $150.

    A better comparison between Rosen and Galco (it is still weird to call it that) is the 5JR President which also has the offset seam that the Concealable is known for
     
  4. KyJim

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    I own a Rosen holster (Express line) and a couple of Galcos. IMO, the Rosen is a better holster though there's nothing wrong with the Galcos.
     
  5. jkulysses

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    Have you looked at the simply rugged holsters?? For around $70 you get several holsters in one, owb strong side canted or not, cross draw or iwb. I'm very happy with mine. www.simplyrugged.com
     
  6. Lucky Derby

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    None of the above.

    Simply Rugged Silver Dollar Pancake

    Get the insideout straps and it goes from an OWB to an IWB. Straight or cross draw. Really hard to beat.

    www.simplyrugged.com
     
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    And a third for Simply Rugged. The silver dollar is a stellar holster, especially when you consider the price.
     
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    I bought a Bianchi #7 for my J frame sized Charter Undercover. Inexpensive and works just fine.
     
  9. M2 Carbine

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    What works for me for my concealed carry is the Don Hume JIT Slide. I use it with everything from 1911 to J Frames. They cost about $30.

    The holster does not have a retaining strap, so if I was "active" I might choose a different holster. Although for normal wear the gun is secure.

    My young friend is wearing one of my Don Hume holsters and J Frame.

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  10. jkulysses

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    You literally posted this right under my post that was recommending simply rugged ;)... lol
     
  11. S&Wfan

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    I've never owned as incredible a holster as my left-handed Rosen UPL (Upper Limit) for my 1964-made Model 36 "square latch/diamond" J-frame.

    The fit and the finish are simply stunning compared to all the other holsters I've owned. A retention strap is absolutely unnecessary . . . the gun seems to simply "click" into place when holstered with a perfect and totally secure fit, yet can be drawn with maximum speed too . . . since it will release just as cleanly! I don't know how they do it so well!!!

    Awesome holsters indeed, and well worth the price, IMHO!!!

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  12. ArchAngelCD

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    If you're willing to look at other holsters I like a few different companies.

    While Simply Rugged makes great holsters so does DeSantis, Don Hume and Galco. (and all at a fair price) There are other good manufacturers out there but their prices are much higher. (not that they aren't worth the price in most cases)

    I really like the Silver Dollar Pancake from Simply Rugged and all their products are Made In The USA!
     
  13. Karate

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    blackhawk leather
    speed classic really love it for my j frame
     
  14. Zundfolge

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    Normally for wheelguns I chime in with "Simply Rugged" ... and for large revolvers they are the holster of choice.

    However for a J-Frame I have to recommend a pancake from Lobo Gun Leather.

    Los posted a review of the real nice rig Ray at Lobo made for his J-Frame here.

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  15. southern man

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    i use a bianchi shadow 2 it rides good
     
  16. CZDave

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    Does anyone know of a place in the DFW area that sells holsters you can try on? Im thinking of a place that would have various holster types you can try on in the store with your gun before you make a purchase.
     
  17. Zundfolge

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    CZDave, I figure any large gun shop would have a good selection of off the shelf type holsters (like Galco, Bianichi, Blackhawk, Safariland, etc). I would suspect there's a lot of big gun shops in DFW.

    However the smaller holster makers tend to make their holsters on order so you'll be limited to the major manufacturers.
     
  18. CZDave

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    Thanks Zundfolge. Yea actually we have several places where you can see the ones like you mentioned but the places I've visited are not to fond of letting you remove them from their wrappers to check them out.
     
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