Pocket Holster for S&W J Frame

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  1. pawn

    pawn Active Member

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    I traded in my Ruger SP101 for the Bodyguard version of S&W 638 J Frame Revolver. While I miss the heft of the Ruger while shooting, the light weight of the 638 makes it an easier carry gun.

    I bought it specifically for pocket carry. Does anyone have recommendations as to a high quality pocket holster to accomodate?

    Thanks! :)
     
  2. ponycar17

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    Personally, I have no idea how you carry the 637, 638 or 642 in your pocket without massive printing.

    Even with a pocket holster, revolvers tend to print readily because of the cylinder outline. I hope that someone here has a trick for you. :eek: This could be very informative!
     

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    pawn Active Member

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    I hope I have answered my question and your valid concern with this purchase from Midway USA Ponycar17...

    Its galco leather, I don't think the cylinder will print behind the leather. I will post my findings after receiving the product.

    -pawn :)
     

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  4. CampingJosh

    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

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    I have found the Uncle Mike's pocket holsters to easily take the shape of the gun, which leads to printing after just a few days of carry. I'm glad you went with something else.
     
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    Go IWB (inside waist band) instead. Easier concealment, and more natural for drawing.
     
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    CampingJosh Well-Known Member

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    But with a pocket gun, you can have your hand on it all the time, which drastically reduces draw time.
     
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    True. But i've always thought that pockets are for hands and stuff, your hip is for your sidearm. :D

    I too have tried my new Taurus .357 in my pocket (no holster) and it prints pretty well. I will likely carry it on my ankle anyway. Although, i will probably look into a Fobus holster for hip carry as well. Love that Fobus stuff. :D
     
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    +1 for Fobus. Sold mine at the same time as the Ruger SP101

    I must agree with campingjosh, pocket carry with the appropriate firearm is not without its advantages. Its the first direction i would like to go with my new HCP rig ;)

     
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    I've just been carring my .38 in my front pocket. Printing has not been a problem, yet!
     
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    Try kramerleather.com That's how I carry J-frame in my pocket.
    I also use a Barami Hip Grip for IWB carry. Both methods work very well.
     
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