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Old 07-20-2017, 11:56 AM
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Scrimp on lunch not carry gear.
Now you tell me!

Yesterday...

Lunch: double burger with slabs of green chili (no bun or fries) and iced tea: $14 w/tip

Pocket holster: Blackhawk size 3 (for my S&W M&P 340 w/Hogue Bantams): $15.35

This is the first thread to convince me to try a pocket holster. Blackhawk was the only offering in the lgs.

Presentation is the first issue I noticed (not as quick and smooth as my 640 Pro in a Lobo Enhanced Pancake at 4 o'clock, but I'm practiced with that).

The pocket carry is easier to conceal so I'll give it a try for some weeks, and if I decide I can get quick and smooth enough at it I'll give the Galco horsehide a go -- it appears to be a bit thinner than this synthetic rig. Driving or simply sitting is a blinder to my mind's eye, but we'll see 'cause I usually only feel a need to be quick on the draw when I'm walking in the woods (a daily occurrence).

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I pocket carry a 340PD every day all day..One little tip, use a pair of side cutters and snip off the copper rivets on the corners of the front jean pocket that you carry in, it makes a big difference on the draw. Desantis #02 pocket holster and a set of Hogue Bantams seems to be the best balance of conceal and control for me. In the EDC pocket dump pic: a Benchmade 531 a speed strip a wallet with a Surefire Titan clipped to the side all carried in left front pocket just as laid out,and the 340PD rides strong side front pocket.
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I carry my 642-1 as a primary within walking distance of my home (if I am not already carrying one of my semi-autos).

I carry in either a Mika pocket holster, Uncle Mike's #3, Aholster pocket holster (kydex), or a kydex AIWB from Dark Star Gear.

Normally it's in the pocket since it's generally carried in warm weather attire and it's more comfortable.
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Old 07-20-2017, 02:18 PM
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My 36 no dash has pocket wear not holster wear
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Old 07-20-2017, 04:58 PM
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I use a Desantis Nemesis about 90% of the time and a uncle mike's the rest of the time. its pretty comfortable and no one seems to take any notice. I typically wear dress pants or jeans during the week and cargo shorts on the weekend, fits in all of them.

I have couple of iwb holsters but I just never got comfortable carrying iwb.
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Old 07-20-2017, 07:18 PM
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642 in an A Holster Co. kydex pocket holster, best pocket holster I have found.
I like the Alabama Holster Company pocket holsters as well. Depending on the pistol or revolver, and pocket.

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Usually a J-Frame steel .38 in a Mika holster. If I were going to carry anything on my belt on a holster, it would have more rounds than a 5-shooter. Probably a Glock model 27 .40.

I DO like the 642 though. Might get one of those for the weight reduction over my 649.

Only reason I use a pocket holster is because the front sight tends to wear holes in my pockets. I don't care about "printing".

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Old 07-21-2017, 10:05 AM
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Not my main EDC but when I do,



Galco horsehide in my front pocket.
That Galco holster looks really well made and comfortable to wear. I'm assuming the inside is smooth and the outside is suede leather? I like those Altamont grips too. All of my "J" frame wear some style of Altamont's on them. I find their "Combat" grips carry just as easy as the original S&W "Magnas" carry. The pocket "J" frame is the perfect tool for the right occasion!
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Old 07-21-2017, 10:35 AM
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Default POCKET CARRY

An ultralight got pocket carried way more than the SS 640, it's a bit too heavy for my tastes. BUT I still own the 640 & can still pocket carry it on occasion if I choose to. NO COMPARRISON between the 2 shooting wise, YMMV.
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When I pocket carry I use a Mika's holster. If cooler weather I use a undertech tank top shirt. I really prefer this type of carry.

A word of caution. These are a compression fit shirt. If you like breathing order "TWO" sizes bigger .
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637 Air-Lite , since 2005 , is what works for me.
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I carry amy 642 or 638 in either a Galco pocket holster or an Uncle Mikes when I pocket carry. I prefer OWB when ever I can but most of the summer its short and T-shirts so its pocket carry.
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Old 07-23-2017, 09:46 AM
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Some of you guys must have some really big pockets. I just don't know how you do it. I'm a 34 in pants size and carry my J frame in an IWB holster with a belt clip. Unless I was wearing cargo pants and carrying on pant leg pocket the only gun I could ever comfortably carry in my front pocket would be a 22 derringer.
I'm a size 36 and don't wear baggy clothes, but I have carried a 340PD for many years in my front pocket in a pocket holster. Now that I'm retired I wear jeans in the winter and shorts in the summer and don't have any problem carrying the Jframe when I'm not carrying one of my 1911s. The only issue I have is when I wear Wrangler 20X jeans which, have very short pockets, and dress slacks can be a challenge with some holsters unless they are very thin. From no holster to thin holster there always seems to be a place for a Jframe in a pocket. Yes, Jframes take a lot of practice to be proficient, but I just can't bring myself to carry a .380 which is a very questionable caliber. Small 9mm pistols are easier to shoot, but always seem just a tad too big for pocket carry, and not as reliable under extreme stress situations. Given the choice, I'll always opt for my 1911 45 compact or full size, but when the temperature here in Texas reaches 95 to 100 degrees, you will find me with shorts and my 340 PD in my front pocket with a speed strip in my rear pocket. Cool, comfortable, and fairly well protected with the element of surprise on my side.
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My Cargo Shorts are Wangler Originals. My Jeans are Wrangler Of some sort and Lee. My Cargo Pants say Classic Edition. I don't know who that is. J-Frames fit in all of them easily. None are slim fit. If anything they are relaxed or for old low rider bodies.
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In summer weather if I'm wearing shorts I carry in a Mika pocket holster with Uncle Mikes boot grips. At all other times it's on my belt with Barami Hip Grips.
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I've usually got this 642 on me. Usually in right front pocket in a Wild Bill's horsehide pocket holster.

Bought the 642 new in 1997 and the pocket holster about a month later.

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No. Only in winter. And never in a pocket holster. It fits handily in the pocket of my winter coats and jackets. And a big advantage is that you look normal walking around with your hands in your coat pockets when it's cold outside.
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Some of you guys must have some really big pockets. I just don't know how you do it. I'm a 34 in pants size and carry my J frame in an IWB holster with a belt clip. Unless I was wearing cargo pants and carrying on pant leg pocket the only gun I could ever comfortably carry in my front pocket would be a 22 derringer.
You put a 1#+ gun in the floppy side pocket and your knee will get banged up and the gun will turning every which way. MY cargo shorts also have decently sized front pockets and that is where the gun sits in a DeSantis Nemesis
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