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Seeking flat-sided CCW pocket holster for S&W 642

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by P. Plainsman, Nov 17, 2004.

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  1. P. Plainsman

    P. Plainsman Member

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    Don't have my CCW yet, but when I get one in a few months I plan to tote a J-frame in the right front pocket of my slacks. I want a holster that has a flat, relatively firm outer face so the gun doesn't print through the pocket.

    Bought a leather holster out of a catalog -- think it was an Uncle Mike's something -- and when it gets here it turns out to be form-fitted on both sides. The gun prints worse through this holster than it does just dropped in my pocket! No good.

    Any comments and/or recommendations? Comfort is nice, concealability is key. I think I saw a black J-frame holster in the Dillon Blue Press -- Kramer? -- that was the right configuration.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. dhoomonyou

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    take a look at the Desantis Nemesis.
     
  3. txcoyote

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    try Mika

    Seems like there was a good thread on here recently about Mika pocket holsters fitting your requirements.
     
  4. Whole Hog

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    I don't have them yet, but after a lot of looking I ordered pocket holsters for my J-frame and PM9 from RJ Hedley. He makes them just as you've described.

    http://hedleyholsters.com/

    Edited to add link.
     
  5. Damon

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    Kramer holsters has exactly what you are looking for.
     
  6. SouthpawShootr

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    In order of preference:

    Hedley (my 642 resides in this. Just can't say enough good things about it.)

    Kramer

    BTW, if you fancy the Kramer, I suggest you look at Dillon precision. They have them for J frames for about $10 less than Kramer sells direct (maybe bigger difference by now),
     
  7. Preacherman

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    Another recommendation for the DeSantis line. The Nemesis (soft, "sticky" material) is my standard pocket holster, and I carry a S&W 442/642 or a Glock 27 in one all day without being "made". DeSantis also makes a leather Pocket Pal which conceals the J-frames very nicely.
     
  8. MrMurphy

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    The Desantis Nemesis.

    The plain $10 Uncle Mike's worked for me for nine months in jeans.
    In slacks, the Safariland Model 25 is excellent, formed inside, flat outside, and quick, however it's a "hard" pocket holster and doesn't always "look right".

    The Mika has an excellent reputation for a reason.
     
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    The Uncle Mikes pocket pouch (or the same pouch for use with armor) works nicely for me - either one. The soft-sided nylon doesn't print like hard leather.
     
  10. P. Plainsman

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    Thanks for the good feedback, folks.

    I looked in the closet, and it turns out the unsatisfactory holster I bought was a DeSantis -- but it was not the Nemesis, which looks quite promising.
     
  11. tbeb

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    I recommend a Mika pocket holster because I use one for my .38 snubby. Cost is $15.95 and that includes shipping. You can order a "round cut" or a "square cut". If yor're not sure which one you want then e-mail Robert and ask. His e-mail address is on his web site which is: http://www.frontiernet.net/~akim/

    Robert sent me a holster before I paid him. He told me to send him the money if I liked it. If I didn't like it, he told me to give it to someone who did and nobody owes him anything. I tried mine for a couple days and sent him the money. (I don't know if he'll do that for you, but I wanted to tell my story to show what kind of guy he is.)

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  12. Nick96

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    Another vote for Mike Mika's pocket holsters. They are not flat sided - but rather rounded. In other words - no hard lines that pop out. Offered are square or round bottom holsters to accomidate round or square pocket bottems. I'd recommend getting both - which can be had for under $40 for both shipped right to your mailbox.

    Also, the Mika holsters are designed to stay in the pocket when the gun is pulled - not come out holster & gun like some of the more form fitting or tight pocket holsters. They also resist moisture (a bigger deal for those of us in warmer & more humid climates).

    No holster is going to make a gun "disappear" in a pocket. What you want is something that doesn't obviously look like a gun - will comfortably & securely hold the gun in a consistent position - and will allow the gun to be drawn & re-holstered quickly & smoothly.
     
  13. Oldoperator

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    The Kramer pocket holster has been my choice for years. I've tried many others, but found none better than the Kramer.
     
  14. ACP

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    Nemesis and Uncle Mike's. I've used them for nearly a decade.
     
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