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Old 09-16-2020, 12:08 PM
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Was wondering if can get some tips about holsters, want a waist one, but have no idea which one

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I've carried a Model 60 no dash 2" during an LE career and later for everyday carry a Model 60 3." I've carried 'em in all kinds of holsters. So with over 40 years with the Model 60, here are my recommendations:

My favorite in-the-pants holster is a simple Galco suede leather pouch with a clip for the belt for security.

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Galco Gunleather: Leather Gun Holsters, Belts, Slings & More

My favorite belt holster is a Kramer horse hide pancake style holster. Probably one of the best holsters that I've ever used for this particular duty.

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#1 in Horsehide Leather Gun Holsters - KRAMER(R) Kramer Leather
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I like Clinger Holsters IWB holsters. I've not used one for a revolver but for my S&W Shield and my Sig P365XL. It holds the weapon snuggly against the body.
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I have a Ebay "Master's Holsters" crossdraw. It's my favorite belt holster so far.

Also have an Azula leather pocket holster I love, also off Ebay.
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Old 09-16-2020, 12:57 PM
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Awesome tnx a lot
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Check out Ted Blocker Holsters. They are in Portland OR, they have a great web site.
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3 slot Pancake from a variety of makers will cover every OWB option.

Mine is a Simply Rugged but sorry, don't have a handy pic to share.
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I've got a 2" model 60 I bought new in 1971 for around $110.00. It still looks new and I frequently carry it while on the road in a high rise cross draw holster so the seat belts don't interfere with it. I keep a Glock 20 or S&W M&P 40 full size in the glove box. That little 60 is the most accurate snubby I've ever shot. It's wearing a set of Crimson Trace grips that got me out of some harassment by a guy driving an 18 wheeler. He got on my tail after running me off the road and started blowing his air horn. I painted his passenger side windshield with the Crimson Trace and he got the idea to leave me alone. I like that style holster because it's easy to get to while you're driving.
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I use a Side Guard Holsters Quick Clip IWB holster for my 642-1 (same size as your 60).


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I actually have only two options for my J-frame (Model 640-1), inside the waist band or pocket, both are DeSantis holsters. The IWB is their Sof-Tuck and the pocket holster is their Nemesis holster. Both work great for my J-frame. I have considered an outside the waist band and their are a number of 3-slot pancake designs out there that look like they would be good choices.
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I have a no dash that I carry on occasion - but always in a Mika Pocket Holster. Enjoy yours!

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I’m taking a new shooter for her first range session tomorrow and she’ll experience the Model 60‘s handling/recoil as part of her decision process (J Frame vs LCP) for what kind of a ccw weapon she wants to buy.
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I particularly like this Avenger style holster from Ritchie Leather Co. Very secure, rides high and tight and the hammer spur is well covered. Many holster makers offer this style. Lobo has an enhanced Avenger that is outstanding and Kramer makes a fantastic Avenger.



Speaking of Lobo, This enhanced pancake works very well. This one has a neutral cant and I wear it at about 2:30. The gun stays put and I forget it's there. Conceals great.



That covers the holsters on the left. Middle Top is a Lobo IWB Belt Loop Style, below that a Ritchie Stakeout. Both very good but I usually only carry the model 60 outside the waist band due to the hammer spur.

Right top is a fantastic appendix holster from Side Guard, a low-rider Quick Clip. I've been wearing this a lot lately (642). Below that another Ritchie, aptly named the Appendix.

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I have an Edward Rodek Leather Works holster, pancake style, for my EDC M60 2 inch. I selected the brown basket weave style. After a few years it is still like new. He has a good website and it is made in Springfield, Il.
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I use a Bianchi Shadow 8L. Fits close and is very comfortable. I also have a Bianchi Lightning 55L that works well with all J frames. It’s a good one for a 442 or 38.
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Was wondering if can get some tips about holsters, want a waist one, but have no idea which one

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It seems to me the first thing you have to decide is whether you want IWB or OWB. I go OWB in the winter, when I'm typically wearing sweatshirts over a tee shirt. That's the only good thing about winter, in my opinion. But personally I like carrying OWB much better than IWB.

My OWB is a Desantis thumb break scabbard. I have two of them. Highly recommended, and as a bonus you can buy one for $55 on Amazon prime and have it in a couple days.

My main IWB is a Lobo offset belt clip. Took about 2.5 months to get, but I'm very pleased with it. Prior to getting it, I used a Galco Stow N Go.

One thing I encourage you to take into consideration with IWB is where the revolver sits when holstered. The Galco holds my J frames much lower in my jeans than the Lobo. You may or may not prefer that.

Here's a piece of advice. Don't start with a high price holster. You don't want to spend a lot of money, have a considerable wait, only to find out you wished you had gone a totally different direction. You didn't tell us your level of experience with concealed carry. If you're new to it, and you think you want to go IWB, I'd find one in the $25-40 range and try it. It takes some getting used to. If after a while you like it, you can just stick with the inexpensive one, or order a custom made holster. You may not even like carrying concealed. Or you may decide you'd be better off with pocket carry, either your model 60 or a pocket .380.

Good luck with your decision. Eventually, you'll wind up with a drawer full of holsters like most of us.
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[IMG]S&W 442 OWB by Jerry Jaynes, on Flickr[/IMG]
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I like Tucker Gunleather out of Texas. They make really nice holsters, some for the Texas Rangers FWIW. I have an OWB holster for my j frame and k frame. Message me if you need some pics. Only deal is they are currently at a three month lead time. I still think it’s worth the wait.
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I particularly like this Avenger style holster from Ritchie Leather Co. Very secure, rides high and tight and the hammer spur is well covered. Many holster makers offer this style. Lobo has an enhanced Avenger that is outstanding and Kramer makes a fantastic Avenger.



Speaking of Lobo, This enhanced pancake works very well. This one has a neutral cant and I wear it at about 2:30. The gun stays put and I forget it's there. Conceals great.



That covers the holsters on the left. Middle Top is a Lobo IWB Belt Loop Style, below that a Ritchie Stakeout. Both very good but I usually only carry the model 60 outside the waist band due to the hammer spur.

Right top is a fantastic appendix holster from Side Guard, a low-rider Quick Clip. I've been wearing this a lot lately (642). Below that another Ritchie, aptly named the Appendix.

Hope this helps and good luck.


Tnx a lot was truly helpful, think will go for the down in the middle
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