Barami hip grips?

Barami hip grips?

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    Barami hip grips?

    How many of you carry with or have tried Barami hip grips? I carry my 642 with 'em every so often...when I feel the need for that little tiny bit of extra concealment they offer sans holster maybe ... like as in the polo shirt may be a bit tighter than usual kinda situation.

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    Do NOT use one of these in a vehicle in Ohio. On body carry in a vehicle REQUIRES a holster. Using a "Hip Grip" or a "Clip Draw" in a vehicle is a CRIME in Ohio. Somebody got arrested for a using a "Clip Draw" recently.
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    Not for me (Any handgun I carry will have the trigger covered by a holster). However, I know folks that like 'em, so to each his own...

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    I've used them, and in the proper situation they can be just the ticket.
    I tend to prefer a traditional holster however. My brother carried his J-Frame on and off duty using the Barami Hip Grip for years. It worked for him, doesn't work as well for me.
    I still have a set sitting around in case I need them. I probably haven't used them in ten years or more.

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    The main issue I have with them is they depend solely on gravity to keep the gun in place. In a scuffle or while running you are likely to lose your gun.
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    Is it ok to revive an old thread?

    I just got a set of these for my S&W 638. My first impression was that I overpaid. Before they would fit on my gun I had to trim the flash* (excess plastic from the molding process) with a knife and fingernail. After mounting I noticed that the profile of the grip doesn't follow the gun profile closely. Kind of cheesy, if you look close. Hey - aesthetic appeal is important to me. My thought was that I routinely toss better looking stuff than this into the recycling.

    I'm not "grip sensitive" but these things are slick and shiny. Even more so than stock wood, j frame grips. I took the gun to the range and shot off a box of wadcutters from the hip. They were ok. I can shoot with them.

    The 638 is my bicycle riding gun. I did a 15 mile ride with the gun at 9 o'clock, extreme crossdraw, under a light jacket while wearing blue jeans and a regular belt. It was fine. I thought this might work. Next day I did the same 15 miles with the gun at 3 o'clock. All was well until I stopped along the river for a break. I had got used to the gun and wasn't even aware of it. I started lobbing stones into the water. After two tosses the gun squirted up out of its resting place and the only thing that kept it from clanging onto the rip-rap and into the drink was my jacket. Good thing the coat is snug around my waist.

    I won't use these if I'm going to do any kind of physical activity. They are, however, just the ticket if you are going into a social situation where you don't want any chance of someone finding out you are carrying. For that reason I am glad I have these. I guess I feel they are overpriced.
    Anyone have any experience with the Desantis clip grips? They're $10 cheaper and look like they afford a better shooting grip.

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    I tried them years ago. I shot the gun a lot so removed the Grips a lot. They broke quickly. Never tried them again. I use a holster AIWB.
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    Yes I used them (past tense). They are one of several gimmicks I tried when I was an urchin. As an accompanyment I also bobbed the hammer of a pinned barrel J-frame so it would not snag on the draw - another of my experimental regrets.

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    I might put them on a spare gun and wear it to church.

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    Wrong handed for me, plus I can't "point and shoot" accurately with that type of grip, so I doubt I'd be tempted even if they made a LH version.

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    Used one back in the early-mid 90s with my Model 38 Bodyguard snub. I was living in FL at the time, and liked it in the hot weather. Since I now pocket carry an LCP in hot weather, it's doubtful I'll ever go back to that method of carry. Still have the snub and still like that gun!
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    I just picked up a used set on Ebay for around $10, including shipping. I figured they're not bad to have around as an option for limited circumstances.

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