Smith & Wesson Forum

Go Back   Smith & Wesson Forum > >


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-27-2016, 12:04 PM
jimmyj's Avatar
jimmyj jimmyj is online now
Member
Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel  
Join Date: May 2003
Location: DUNNELLON, FLORIDA USA
Posts: 7,450
Likes: 739
Liked 5,815 Times in 1,915 Posts
Smile Six inch Barrel

What is a acceptable method of CCW a K Frame six inch barrel ?

Last edited by jimmyj; 11-27-2016 at 01:06 PM. Reason: wrong sub section
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-27-2016, 03:11 PM
badge 851's Avatar
badge 851 badge 851 is offline
US Veteran
Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel  
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Olympia, WA
Posts: 401
Likes: 37
Liked 136 Times in 76 Posts
Default

Vertical Shoulder Holster
__________________
David
CW3 USA (Ret) 1968-1990
Reply With Quote
The Following 6 Users Like Post:
  #3  
Old 11-27-2016, 03:21 PM
NYlakesider's Avatar
NYlakesider NYlakesider is offline
Member
Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel  
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Northern NY-AdirondackMts
Posts: 3,118
Likes: 3,206
Liked 3,253 Times in 1,485 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by badge 851 View Post
Vertical Shoulder Holster
About the only viable way.

Ankle holsters unless your Shaquille O'Neal are totaly out!
__________________
14 S&W Revs none with locks!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-27-2016, 04:15 PM
BAM-BAM BAM-BAM is online now
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Western Pa.
Posts: 6,058
Likes: 134
Liked 6,403 Times in 3,093 Posts
Default

You could "try"...... Appendix IWB..........




but I'd stick with "Dirty Harry's" vertical shoulder holster myself.
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-27-2016, 04:48 PM
Rpg Rpg is offline
Member
Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel  
Join Date: May 2013
Location: Denver area
Posts: 2,263
Likes: 3,893
Liked 2,601 Times in 1,127 Posts
Default

I've found shoulder holsters to be miserable contraptions.

Uncomfortable, bulky and generally unpleasant.

Check with Milt Sparks for a strong side owb with about a 20 degree forward cant.

The alternative is a cross draw arrangement.

In any case, you'll need to dress around it. A sports jacket at a minimum.

Last edited by Rpg; 11-27-2016 at 04:50 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-27-2016, 05:19 PM
shawn mccarver shawn mccarver is offline
SWCA Member
Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel  
Join Date: Aug 2005
Posts: 7,130
Likes: 2,645
Liked 5,081 Times in 2,083 Posts
Default

Check with some of the members who are old time LAPD guys. Back in the day, the detectives often carried their 6 inch K38s concealed so they did not have to go buy another revolver, which was difficult on the pay they received at the time.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Likes This Post:
  #7  
Old 11-27-2016, 05:43 PM
WR Moore WR Moore is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 2,583
Likes: 54
Liked 779 Times in 458 Posts
Default

There are shoulder holsters and good shoulder holsters. Many will, at some time, remind you why they're frequently referred to as "bras". You might check with Ken Null. His stuff isn't cheap but does work.

Crossdraw is about the only other option. Unless a messenger bag fits your life style.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-29-2016, 11:39 AM
Grayfox's Avatar
Grayfox Grayfox is offline
US Veteran
Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel  
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Bartlett, Tennessee
Posts: 3,511
Likes: 615
Liked 5,367 Times in 1,676 Posts
Default

A good friend of mine used to carry in a belly band worn up on his chest. He'd position it so the gun was tucked in under his left arm and then wore western shirts with snaps over it for easy access. Its a variation on the "Superman" carry.
His EDC was a 6" Model 29.
It worked great for him and he said it was quite comfortable. I knew it was there, but had to look close to see if he was armed. But then, he was a big ol' barrel chested guy. So hiding that big .44 wasn't too difficult.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-29-2016, 01:13 PM
iPac's Avatar
iPac iPac is offline
Member
Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel  
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 317
Likes: 291
Liked 351 Times in 134 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by BAM-BAM View Post
You could "try"...... Appendix IWB..........




but I'd stick with "Dirty Harry's" vertical shoulder holster myself.
Is that a 6" barrel in your pants, or are you just happy to see me? LOL!

Sorry, couldn't resist.

The OP said for conceal carry, so on the hip will not work. Shoulder holster is about the only thing I can think of. Or go buy a nice 4" or smaller gun for conceal carry.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-29-2016, 01:55 PM
Wise_A Wise_A is offline
Member
Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel  
Join Date: May 2016
Posts: 753
Likes: 447
Liked 811 Times in 377 Posts
Default

One of the guys I shoot with is a little tall. I saw him at the range with his 6" .357 in a hip holster. Only the last 2.5" or so of the holster stuck out underneath his jacket, and looked more like a knife sheath than anything else.
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 11-29-2016, 03:13 PM
357-RevolverGuy's Avatar
357-RevolverGuy 357-RevolverGuy is online now
Member
Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel  
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: The South
Posts: 1,069
Likes: 663
Liked 1,051 Times in 394 Posts
Default

Best holsters I've found for carrying a 6" K frame are the old police leather ones with a swivel, but they're OWB. If someone could reverse design one of those for IWB it would probably work wonders.

Check out MTR Leather. I was able to get an IWB from them for a 4" K frame. It's a lot like a Crossbreed. I'm sure they would be able to set you up for your 6". Not the most comfortable carry but it works.
MTR Custom Leather
__________________
Ephesians 6 (Armor of God)
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 11-29-2016, 04:02 PM
Baggy Wrinkle Baggy Wrinkle is offline
Member
Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel  
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Western Washington State
Posts: 31
Likes: 36
Liked 19 Times in 10 Posts
Default

Try the vertical shoulder holster as suggested. My Dad carried a 6-inch Smith .38 throughout WWII in the Aleutians and SE Asia using a leather shoulder holster. I used the same revolver and holster as a boarding officer on a USCG icebreaker and high-endurance cutter in the late 60's and early 70's. Worked just fine. This holster has a built-in spring clip surrounding the cylinder for retention.
Reply With Quote
  #13  
Old 11-29-2016, 04:15 PM
OIF2 OIF2 is offline
Member
Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel  
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Back home, for now
Posts: 1,487
Likes: 1,479
Liked 1,958 Times in 388 Posts
Default

For many years, the LAPD-issued revolver was the 6" K38. That included plain-clothes detectives, who usually carried their issued 6" revolver in a Lewis Leather cross-draw. Still not a bad holster choice, if you can find one.
Bob

Last edited by OIF2; 01-12-2017 at 01:45 AM.
Reply With Quote
The Following 2 Users Like Post:
  #14  
Old 11-29-2016, 04:59 PM
Mainsail's Avatar
Mainsail Mainsail is offline
Member
Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel  
Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Puget Sound
Posts: 707
Likes: 418
Liked 1,263 Times in 394 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by jimmyj View Post
What is a acceptable method of CCW a K Frame six inch barrel ?
With indifference.
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 12-25-2016, 11:29 PM
caleb4387 caleb4387 is offline
Member
Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel  
Join Date: Mar 2015
Posts: 437
Likes: 85
Liked 178 Times in 98 Posts
Default

just rock it open and ignore the occasional stare
Reply With Quote
  #16  
Old 12-25-2016, 11:44 PM
alwslate alwslate is offline
Member
Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel  
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Indiana
Posts: 3,847
Likes: 1,021
Liked 2,452 Times in 1,306 Posts
Default

How about dress slacks, a dress shirt and tie to justify the briefcase your
6" revolver rides in?
Reply With Quote
  #17  
Old 12-25-2016, 11:55 PM
Jingles's Avatar
Jingles Jingles is offline
Member
Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel  
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Murrieta, CA
Posts: 369
Likes: 52
Liked 563 Times in 191 Posts
Default

Six inch Barrel-dh1-jpg
Attached Thumbnails
Six inch Barrel-dh1-jpg  
Reply With Quote
  #18  
Old 01-11-2017, 11:38 PM
Bpx4st's Avatar
Bpx4st Bpx4st is offline
Member
Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel Six inch Barrel  
Join Date: Jul 2016
Location: Knoxville
Posts: 37
Likes: 65
Liked 33 Times in 10 Posts
Default

I've tried strong side & cross draw with a 4" & didn't feel too concealed. Crossdraw concealed better but was a pain in the hip when sitting.
I've seriously considered a shoulder rig but the good ones can be pricey. I've seen some horizontal ones that aren't AS expensive but I don't think they would conceal very well & I'm not crazy about it sweeping backwards. I just can't imagine IWB for a 4" much less a 6"

Sent from my SM-T377P using Tapatalk
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ATI Titan .4acp jimmyj Firearms & Knives - Other Brands 2 11-17-2016 05:42 PM
Transmission on my wife's Titan muddocktor The Lounge 10 06-03-2016 08:10 PM
FIE Titan Tiger ??? Revolver M65 The Lounge 14 02-16-2012 10:56 AM
Titan Reloading GJH77 Reloading 2 06-17-2011 08:38 AM
F.I.E. Titan Tiger Snowbandit The Lounge 5 07-19-2010 07:32 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
smith-wessonforum.com tested by Norton Internet Security smith-wessonforum.com tested by McAfee Internet Security

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:36 PM.


S-W Forum, LLC 2000-2015
Smith-WessonForum.com is not affiliated with Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation (NASDAQ Global Select: SWHC)