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Recurve
08-11-2011, 22:11
Probably gona pocket carry. I've heard good things about Mika...anything else I should consider?

the perfesser
08-13-2011, 12:27
DeSantis Nemesis works fine for me.

fxstchewy
08-14-2011, 06:26
Uncle mikes works for me, i "think" it is #3.

Chup
08-14-2011, 09:41
I like Uncle Mike's # 4. It is a little larger and stays in the bigger pockets better.

Chili69
10-19-2011, 21:26
Probably gona pocket carry. I've heard good things about Mika...anything else I should consider?

I have a Mika and it works great. I also use a Cell Pal when I don't want to give up a pocket. Then there's the 5.11 Holster Shirts that work well, too.

den888
10-19-2011, 21:58
Desantis is good.

off road
10-20-2011, 05:00
Uncle mikes works for me, i "think" it is #3.

What he said...

tenntornado
10-21-2011, 17:16
I have a Mika and a Galco horsehide,I used the Mika for a long time but eventually got tired of having to fish around in the sofa cushions looking for my snubbie after a little catnap.

I like the Galco a little better since it hangs onto the revolver a little better yet still allows for a smooth easy draw and just feels more stable in my pocket.

I usually wear pretty loose pants

Since I recieved this Alessi IWB holster in this photo a couple of years ago I rarely PC anymore,I can clip this thing IWB AP 3:00 5:00 or anywhere else I want no belt required.http://i200.photobucket.com/albums/aa212/mfleishman/020.jpg

cowboywannabe
11-09-2011, 16:34
i like the safariland model 25.

captcurly
11-13-2011, 13:50
An Uncle Mike's pocket size 3 works for me.

Dogguy
11-13-2011, 15:29
I've used all the holsters mentioned above except for the Cell Pal and 5.11. I like all of them. But I mostly carry in the Galco horsehide holster if the pocket will accommodate. If the pocket is small I use the Uncle Mike's (I go with the #3).

up1911fan
11-30-2011, 19:39
I like the Safariland 25 and the TUFF Products pocket holsters

voiceofreason
12-17-2011, 17:15
I really like my Kramer Pocket holster. HATED the Mike's #3 pocket holster.

J-frames are so light, putting them on a belt holster makes them almost disappear weight wise.

Comp-tac CTAC is very, very easy to conceal with the velcro clips. Shirts just tuck in nicely over the gun & holster.

ArmedMikeL
02-09-2012, 20:58
Remora holster

clfarr72
02-12-2012, 15:13
My favorites are my Kramer and my Safariland. Only thing I have a hard time wrapping my head around is that one is the most exspensive and the other is the cheapest holster I have for my 642 and I like them both equally. Whish I would have bought the Safariland first.

unit 900
03-29-2012, 16:17
Mike Meredith at Pocket Concealment Systems makes a variety of pocket holsters. Mine is well made and designed. The part that faces the outside of your pocket is flat, showing no gun outline.

http://i20.photobucket.com/albums/b222/heysox/DSC_0297.jpg

Dalton Wayne
03-29-2012, 16:36
I love my Done Hume, great price no printing and stays in the pocket when gun drawn
http://i647.photobucket.com/albums/uu192/Daltonlwayne/DSCN0034.jpg

whitebread
03-30-2012, 13:20
I use and recommend the Galco pocket horsehide. It holds up well and stays in the pocket presenting the gun.

Southswede
04-13-2012, 15:29
http://www.desantisholster.com/store/SEARCH-BY-GUN-MANUFACTURER/SW/j-642-2-1-2/inside-the-waistband-holsters/clip-grip/?searchterm=clip%20grip

This is on my 642. I also use some of the holsters listed.....

rkrk
07-24-2012, 20:01
Remora holster

This for me as well. I pocket and IWB with my remora - works very well

I have a lobo enhanced pancake on order - we shall see
rk

4Rules
07-24-2012, 21:52
A good holster should provide effective primary retention and protect the trigger from inadvertent activation. The horsehide Kramer Pocket Holster (http://www.kramerleather.com/productDetail.cfm?productID=25&categoryID=28) does that.

Some other makers rely upon gravity alone to keep the handgun in their pocket holster. Some other makers claim to make pocket holsters that stay in the pocket - and stay in place in the pocket - through the use of materials that do not easily slide within the pocket.
Sounds good, right? Well...it don't work.

The number one priority is to ensure that the trigger is protected, no matter what, and the Kramer does that.

http://www.kramerleather.com/productDetail.cfm?productID=25&categoryID=28

LarryNC
09-04-2012, 23:15
I have a pocket holster for my 442 and I really love it. I bought it at a gun show in Charlotte, from the fellow who owns Wild Bill's Concealment. Link (http://www.wildbillsconcealment.com/wildbill/shop/)

The one I use is:

Level 10
Pocket carry
Pocket Packer
Can be used in either right or left front pocket

I've had mine for years and it has never given me the first problem and it has always been comfortable.

pjva04
09-05-2012, 04:10
I stopped pocket carrying some time back. I read somewhere pocket carrying a snub being described as being similar to carrying an orange in your pocket. Well, I can't say that analogy is either accurate or inaccurate as it depends on the size of the pocket, material, size of wearer, size of orange(s) (levity injected here), etc...

My main reason for no longer pocket carrying is that I do prefer lighter material clothing and also already carry enough **** in my pockets already....and just ain't the tacticool kinda guy...being that Iam fairly athletic and don't favor the dunlop concealment method I find that for standard day to day carry the Clipdraw works just fine for my 442. If engaging in more active endeavors, I slide it into my cheapo reproduction of the SmartCarry (gonna pony up for a real one here soon, tho)...

HexHead
09-05-2012, 04:52
Mika.

stihlmanz
09-12-2012, 21:12
+1 for a Mika pocket holster, and he signs your name, etc. inside (or at least he used to..)!

pjva04
09-13-2012, 04:34
Remora holster

I have been reading very positive reviews on these over on smith-wessonforum and went ahead and ordered one...hope it lives up to its billing.

https://www.remoraholsterstore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=Series%2D8%2DCH

Bluestreakfl
09-14-2012, 20:52
I have been reading very positive reviews on these over on smith-wessonforum and went ahead and ordered one...hope it lives up to its billing.

https://www.remoraholsterstore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=Series%2D8%2DCH

I have three of them. Works as advertised, extremely comfortable, and no clips or belt to mess with if you don't want to. Have one each for a K-frame smith 3", Glock 27, and Taurus 2" snubbie. Lifetime warranty, made in the USA, and the remora folks have always been more than a pleasure to work with. I proudly stock their holsters in my store.


Sent from my phone booth

Faulkner
09-15-2012, 16:25
Lobo Gunleather's Model 1 Pancake.

http://pic50.picturetrail.com/VOL488/1124764/2120947/393510879.jpg

Rob1109
09-15-2012, 17:02
DeSantis Nemesis works fine for me.

Ditto. I use it for my 642 and my LCR in my right front pocket. They also make one for the G26 w/CT.

cmcinc
09-16-2012, 17:14
Mine 442 goes great in its Milt Sparks VM-II.

g88
11-27-2013, 20:42
I carry the 340PD and the heavier stainless 640 .357 in Kramer Pocket Holsters because they retain the gun. I had a 442 J-frame dump out of an Uncle Mike's one time, and clear out of my slacks pocket, getting into a car. That cured me of holsters that don't hang onto the gun. But there may be even better ones than the Kramer. I don't know.

NMG26
11-27-2013, 20:57
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J-frames are so light, putting them on a belt holster makes them almost disappear weight wise.



Yup.

Here is my J-frame 638 with a shrouded hammer in an oversize(N-frame) holster. I use the holster for a N-frame 44 magnum, but when I want less bulk the J-frame sits pretty in it.

http://i1276.photobucket.com/albums/y466/patrickgrue/FCFEB2E9-F2DA-4759-A995-4AE13BECAA07_zps7rf6khs3.jpg

El Paso Saddlery 88 Street Combat Holster.

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