Carry Options For Smith 642

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  1. johnlives4christ

    johnlives4christ Former Guest

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    ponycar, i reckon since im 6'5 and 300+ pounds i can hide it a tad better. but i am leaning more towards getting a sweet belt holster. i seen one in the dillion book that would let me carry strong side, or crossdraw for the times i need to carry a primary and a backup.
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    I can see mine. Whatever I am wearing, jeans, slacks or shorts, I wonder HOW other people don't see it. I look down at my pocket, and see the gun. I look in a mirror and see the gun.

    I've asked other people, who know I carry a gun. They say no. I say, "It's right there", and point to it. They still say no.
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    They don't "see" it because they're not conditioned to "look" for such things. An officer would see it, or a trained security person. A criminal might too.
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    That's kinda the point. I don't care if a cop sees it. I'm legal. Florida law says it must be concealed from >the ordinary sight of another person. < That's Joe Public I'm hidin' it from.

    It's like with the fanny packs. That's "concealed", by definition, but every time I see one, I think, "GUN". I suppose all cops do, too. Maybe many crooks.
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    Yeah, that was my point. It definitely won't work for everyone. A lot of people believe that it will and place themselves in a potentially bad spot. :)

    In SC you risk being arrested for 'brandishing' if you're spotted with a printing 'concealed weapon'. It's stupid but it's the law and I try to watch out for 'exposing my weapon' for lack of a better phrase... :D
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    im glad the laws arent that strict in kentucky
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    im thinking now i want to try a crossdraw rig worn at the 7 o-clock position, drawn wild bill style.
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    Nah, just stick it in your drawers next to the danglies and when you need it just pretend to scratch:D
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    lol, they might think i'm reaching for my cannon
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    anyone have a cross draw holster that will fit the 642, no thumb strap prefered, that they want to donate to me? i prefer black, but will take whatever
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    I have a Ruger .38 special LCR. I carry it in an Uncle Mike's pocket holster.
    It works just fine in my Wrangler jeans or my Dockers. I'm 6' tall & weigh 225#'s.
    I'm not huge. You can't tell it is a gun, in my pocket. I can tuck my shirts and it is still concealed.
    I also have a "Simply Rugged" silver-dollar pancake holster, I use for belt carry. But generally if it's belt carry It's my Ruger SP101 .357 in a Galco high ride pancake holster. In order to conceal it I wear my shirt tail untucked.
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    i am unsure exactly how i want to carry my 38. when i carry it as my primary i would like a strong side belt holster. but i think for backup i would like a cross draw holster worn at the 8oclock position with the gun being drawn wild bill style

    sometimes i carry an naa mini in the pocket, but in general i have all kinds of stuff in my pockets, too much to carry a gun comfortably
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