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Pocket holster for Smith 637 (J-frame)

Discussion in 'Handguns: Holsters and Accessories' started by bdjansen, Apr 21, 2008.

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  1. bdjansen

    bdjansen Member

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    What pocket holsters do you guys like for your J-frames? Mine is the 637, with the hammer, so keep that in mind.

    I hear of a lot of people who like the Mika ones. What else is there?
     
  2. Nagant

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    I have a Bianchi International "size #1" pocket holster. Don't know any other specs or names attached to the thing. It seems to do it's job, though I only "practice" wearing the thing in my house (45 days is a long time to wait for a little something in the mail...);). It works great with some of my pants, but is too wide for others, though I'm a pretty small dude, so that may not be a generalized problem...
     
  3. enfield

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    I carry my 638 in a Kramer horsehide pocket holster.
     
  4. rdrancher

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    Two things to look for when purchasing a pocket holster for a hammer equipped snubby:

    #1 Make sure the hammer sits well into the holster so as you rock the gun back during the draw the holster catches pocket material before the hammer does.
    #2 The holster can't have a sewn lip on the inside edge of the opening or it will come out with the gun.

    For example, the Desantis Nemesis has a lip on the inside and grabs the hammer during the draw - not a good thing.

    I would suggest ordering a Mika round-cut and purchasing an inexpensive (under $10 at Cabela's) Uncle Mike's #3 for carry while you wait for the Mika. The Mika is not a do-all holster, but it is inexpensive and does work in most pockets. It will give you a good baseline to gauge your likes and dislikes in a holster.

    I presently pocket carry both a 642 (shrouded hammer) and Vintage Charter Arms Undercover w/ hammer. I have also carried a model 36 in the past. Both the Mika and UM holsters work well for for me with hammer-equipped snubbies.

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    Clockwise from Top. Mika, Thin IWB off ebay, DM Bullard, Diane's Speedstrip Case, Desantis Nemesis, RKBA Custom Square-Cut for my coat pocket.

    You may want to check out rkba.com. He makes some nice leather designs and is a member of this forum.

    rd
     
  5. Phydeaux642

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    I use a Safariland pocket holster to carry a 642 on occasion. I imagine that it would work just fine for a 637. I have a Mika but tend to use the Safariland.
     
  6. GunNut

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    I've got a couple of designs, and can custom make just about anything you can dream up.:D
     
  7. ArchAngelCD

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    I'm very happy with the pocket holsters from Robert Mika. They are not expensive and they work. Mr. mika is also a great guy to deal with. I have several of his holsters and one on order right now. His IWB holsters are good too.
     
  8. TwinCarry

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    After experimenting on 5 different pocket holsters, I finally concluded that in my opinion the best all around pocket holster of all time is the:

    Kramer Pocket Holster for my S&W 36 with hammer:
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    or my S&W 442:
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