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Old 04-08-2012, 12:39 AM
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Anybody concealed carrying a Model 60?
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What IBW holster are you using?

Any disadvantages to carrying the 60?

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Old 04-08-2012, 02:03 AM
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It's not a Model 60 but I recently began carrying a Model 36 with a 1 7/8's barrel in a Bianchi 3s IWB size 01. Very comfortable and affordable off of ebay. Less than $30 including shipping for an almost brand new holster.
I like the weight reduction from my previous carry a Model 39-2, the easier concealability and the knowledge that if I do my part the 36 will function reliably. The only negative I can think of is the feeling of carrying not enough ammunition: 5 round capacity and two 5 round speed strips since I was used to carrying 9 in the 39-2 with 2 nine round magazines on my belt. With time I think I can get over this.
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:58 AM
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I bought a 60-4 (.38 spl.) about a decade ago. The 3"/heavy barrel configuration makes it seem like a bigger gun in the hand, but it hides very easily. I liked it so much I recently found a LNIB 36-1 (again, 3"/heavy barrel, only in blue) for my wife. Even +P stuff feels mild with the extra mass. J frames are certainly easier to hide well and I don't think I give up much on "shootability" with 3"/heavy barrel guns.

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Old 04-08-2012, 07:48 AM
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60PRO is nice (a 3"), the wood grips that are specific to it and very nice looking are about 5/8" longer than a boot grip and really feels great in your hand. S&W has a nice belt holster with S&W stamp on it. (right or left hand available).

I purchased another set of PRO grips from S&W to put on my Model 63 22LR and the two together look really marvelous. They were on about $45 plus shipping.
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I have been carrying a model 60 pro for a couple years daily. I wear it outside the waist band in a pancake style holster that I made for it. It hides exceptionally well. The model 60 is generally a fantastic carry gun. It is a perfect balance I think with the 3 inch barrel. My example is very controllable with full house .357 Magnum loads, and down right fun with some Hot Rod .38's. It is nasty accurate as well. I keep it loaded with Hornaday Critical Defense .38's
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Old 04-08-2012, 09:35 AM
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I've carried my 1 7/8" 60-7 pretty regularly for a few years, now. I generally carry it in my pocket, in a Kramer holster. I have a Tucker Cover-up for it, but haven't used it much.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:43 AM
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The only downside is that it is a bit heavy for pocket carry, but apparently it works for jlanecole so it may work for you as well. I like the M&P 340 for that role, but also own the 640, just not a pocket gun for me.
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Old 04-08-2012, 01:36 PM
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My 60 no dash rides in either a Kramer pocket holster or a Sparks Summer Special IWB. Dale
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Old 04-08-2012, 02:51 PM
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I've carried a M632-1, which is basically a 3" Model 60, only chambered for .327 Fed Mag.

Due to a bad back I carried mine in a Mernickle PS10DA Cross Draw Holster.
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Model 60-7 2" RB in a Kramer Horsehide Belt Scabbard. Buffalo Bore +P 158 grain HEAVY load. Once in a while I pocket carry in a DeSantis Nemesis holster.
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Old 04-09-2012, 02:16 AM
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Galco N3 is my choice for a IWB. Secure, and easy to re-holster..
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My model 60 is one of my most versatile carry guns. I mostly use a Galco pocket holster. I have a Bianchi Shadow, a Galco iwb "tuckable", and an old Heiser owb "Threeperson strap". I seldom leave home without it.
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i carry a model 60 in a milt sparks pmk owb holster,hardly know its there,i like the combination for comfort and looks.Will sometimes throw in my 640 or 649 to mix things up,they all are great shooters.
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Regularly tote a Model 60, NY-1.

Use Remora, Galco, and Active Pro-Gear IWB's. One Galco and the APG are j-hook holsters. As with the Remora, they are very concealable.

Be safe.
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Old 04-09-2012, 08:33 AM
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Regularly tote a Model 60, NY-1.

Use Remora, Galco, and Active Pro-Gear IWB's. One Galco and the APG are j-hook holsters. As with the Remora, they are very concealable.

Be safe.
Me too, in a Remora

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The mod 60 with a 3in. barrel is one of my favorite carry guns. I love the balance and longer sight radius. I do both IWB Galco USA and OWB with a Don Hume JIT or a Roy Baker original pancake style. I think the Mod 60 is a little heavy for pocket work, for that I use the S&W 638.
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I've carried a 60 no dash and a 60-7, both with 1 7/8" bbls for several years now. According to Smith & Wesson reference tables, the 60-7 is able to handle the +P loads. I recently acquired a 60-9 with a 2 1/8" bbl in .357, which I will load with the +P loads as well. I've been carrying in my back jeans pocket, which isn't the best idea but it has certainly been serviceable. I got an Uncle Mike's pocket holster with the -9, which I have been using for the -7. I want to upgrade the pocket holster, although the Uncle Mike's has been fine.

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Me too, in a Remora

Which remora fits the 3" pro model 60. I will have mine in a week or so.
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If you are going to carry your model 60 inside waistband I suggest
you take off the hammer spur.
Here is mine in an Alessi Hard Shell Talon.
Lou made it and he has passed away, but I understand that
his family is carrying on.
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I carry a 36 1 7/8 AIWB in a leather clip on Holster and a 442 in a Uncle Mike's pocket Holster. The advantage of the 60 is more rust resistant than the 36 and more weight for Recoil control than the 442.
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Carrying my 60-15 today in a Milt Sparks VMII....love this holster. Extremely comfortable for all-day wear. This is my warm weather rig as the horsehide construction seems to be very sweat resistant.

In fact, I just ordered another for my Kimber Ultra Carry Series I. I've got to believe that the slimmer profile of the semi-auto will be even more comfortable for EDC if that's possible.
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Even though I don't carry my 60 Pro with the 3" barrel much anymore, I did for a period of time. Carried very well in a Simply Rugged Pancake. Very versatile gun!
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The only downside is that it is a bit heavy for pocket carry, but apparently it works for jlanecole so it may work for you as well. I like the M&P 340 for that role, but also own the 640, just not a pocket gun for me.
I've pocket carried a 640 for years and the weight doesn't bother me. For a couple of years before I bought the 640 I pocket carried a Rossi 88, a very decent clone of the M60. My way of dress for work then didn't lend itself to IWB or OWB carry, and I don't need or want the option of SA fire in a defensive gun, so I had the hammer bobbed to prevent snagging on the draw.

I don't feel under-protected with a J frame and good ammunition.
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Carrying my 60-15 today in a Milt Sparks VMII....love this holster. Extremely comfortable for all-day wear. This is my warm weather rig as the horsehide construction seems to be very sweat resistant.

In fact, I just ordered another for my Kimber Ultra Carry Series I. I've got to believe that the slimmer profile of the semi-auto will be even more comfortable for EDC if that's possible.
Yep Metal Man the VMII is even comfy with a full size 45 ACP,
but opinions vary. We are not all the same.
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Another IWB that I like a lot for my Model 60 is this "Inconspicuous"
by Mark garrity. I like the offset clip and he uses the best clip in the
business. The tension adjustment is also a plus. Mark is kind of a
super cop/instructor in the Phoenix area. When I dealt with him
it was a long wait, but worth it.

When I wear the M60 in the open I like this black gator by TJ,
on a Culver gator belt, shown with my Boker Kalishnikov knife.
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I often carry one of my two M60s in my coat/vest pocket when riding motorcycles, or as a BUG.
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I've used a High Noon Mr Softie for .38 J-frames, but I carried them as BUGs that needed to be concealed and didn't worry so much about the "stay open" features. A buddy recently bought a Safariland Model 18 for his 640 that he claims is comfortable for AIWB. When getting into 3 inch barrels, I'd seek holsters from the custom leather crafters such as Milt Sparks for the best comfort


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My Model 60 in .357 magnum is a great carry piece.
I am used to it's very loud muzzle blast, and only use a specific gun range.
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Anybody concealed carrying a Model 60?
3 inch?
2 1/8 inch?
What IBW holster are you using?

Any disadvantages to carrying the 60?

Thanks
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I used to pocket carry a 2" Model 36 virtually every day, in a leather pocket holster I made.

If you're comfortable with .38 Special and five rounds before reloading, that'll get the job done.

I've since switched to a 3 1/2" M1911 in .45acp. The threat changed and I changed with it.
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My cabin,hiking and hunting "Kit Gun" is a 3" 60-10, .357 ...... think micro 5 shot 686.

I found a little IWB ( no makers mark ) kidex holster at a small rural gun shop that fits it perfectly....... also havea small Bianchi X-15 Shoulder holster for winter carry under a jacket or coat.
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I carry a model 60 daily. Iwb horsehide holster made by grizzle leather. Looks like a milt sparks vm2 but rides I bit deeper and doesn't have a reinforced mouth. But I can still reholster with one hand.
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I do not think you can go wrong with the Mdl 60. I have been carrying a 640 in a Galco pancake and do not feel under gunned at all.


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I carry my M60 with 2-1/8" barrel in a Galco Summer Comfort IWB holster. it is very concealable in the 4:00 position.
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