CCW Holsters for J-Frame

CCW Holsters for J-Frame

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    CCW Holsters for J-Frame

    Hi folks,

    I did a search and didnt really see what I needed. So...

    I have a Smith and Wesson .38 Special Snubby. Nickel plated. I sold my Sigma to start a fund raiser for my M&P 40c that I want for CCW. In the mean time I will be carrying my .38. I was wondering what you all that carry this or have carried this recommend for a CCW method. I like IWB, but never carried a revolver like that.

    1. Where is best place to buy inexpensive holsters?
    2. What method of CC works best for you with regards to revolvers?
    3. Any inexpensive holster recommendations?


    Looking for real world experiences to help guide me to the right buy.


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    Carrying any handgun has its trade-offs as far as conceal-ability vs. comfort. The J frames are no different. I have carried my Airweight with inside pocket, OWB, and IWB holsters. Now I tend to use the IWB Remora no clip. I slip in in my waste band and it stays put. I can even run with it and it does not move. It can be removed from the waste band easily and reinserted easily and its comfortable to carry with it. Another thing I like about it is if I am carrying and get in my car or truck I can remove it and slip it between the seats and it stays put and keeps the handgun close at hand while driving. The outside material these are constructed with is very grippy. It is the perfect option.....no, but no option is really perfect.

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    I have several. I like this on from FIST the best. Good turn around time.
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    I am liking that Remora. With the Tuckable version and sweat shield mod it seems like a great holster. Perfect for what I need.

    Remora Holster for J-Frame Revolvers

    Those holsters by FIST INC are fantastic looking holsters. A little more than I wanted to spend though. Might get one for my M&P when it comes in as it will be my primary CC weapon.

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    A j-frame is a good candidate for pocket carry. A 638 in a DeSantis N3 in the right front pocket works well.
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    Thanks, I will check that out as well

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    Remora is great. Also check out the N82 holsters. Just got one for my LCR .38 and really like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcbridebr View Post
    Hi folks,

    I did a search and didnt really see what I needed. So...

    I have a Smith and Wesson .38 Special Snubby. Nickel plated. I sold my Sigma to start a fund raiser for my M&P 40c that I want for CCW. In the mean time I will be carrying my .38. I was wondering what you all that carry this or have carried this recommend for a CCW method. I like IWB, but never carried a revolver like that.
    1. Where is best place to buy inexpensive holsters?
    2. What method of CC works best for you with regards to revolvers?
    3. Any inexpensive holster recommendations?

    Looking for real world experiences to help guide me to the right buy.
    The best IWB holster I have ever used for carrying a J frame IWB is the DeSantis® Cozy Partner™..........

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    I keep trying to find something fancier that works as well or better, but I have found that an Uncle Mike's Inside the Pocket Size #4 (not 3) works great for my model 36 and 442. It is the smallest, least bulky pocket holster around, it covers the hammer and the trigger, and it stays in the pocket when you draw. It's about 10-15 bucks and you can find them everywhere. A good inexpensive place to start. I have just ordered an RKBA leather pocket holster (42 dollars shipped) and I have very high expectations for it. It looks very well engineered and reviews are very positive. And of course, the Remora is a great do it all holster. It's secure for IWB, and (although a little bulky) it makes a good pocket holster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarineDad View Post
    Remora is great. Also check out the N82 holsters. Just got one for my LCR .38 and really like it.
    Marinedad you dont happen to have any pics of your set up do you both on you and by themselves? That is pretty much the setup I am looking at. Thanks!

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    My wife carries her S&W 638 in a Remora and she loves it. I've carried it before in the same setup and found it to be comfortable, but I prefer a single stack semi for IWB carry.
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    Yup.....its great. I carry my S&W Snubbie in a cozy partner also, with a Pachmayer grip. Just love it

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    clip draw belt clip is the best for the j-frame. i put one on my j-frame many mango seasons ago and took the rubber bands off.
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    I bought my first snubbie in 2002. Picked up an IWB Alessi holster at the shop for maybe $15 used. It was from the 80's and still works perfectly. If you desire an Alessi they're still in business but the guy that used to design and make the holsters for Lou moved on and has his own business. His name is Skip and his product is Ritchie Leathers. I bough an IWB in the style of the old Alessi holsters for my PPK brand new for $70. Fits like a glove, you can take off your pants, shake them upside down and the gun stays holstered. I have two from him and 3 or 4 Alessi holsters (jack A$$ and Ankle). I won't really carry any other way.
    Good luck and let us know (with pictures) how you made out. Below is a custom 9mm for my Taurus PT99 made by Ritchie leathers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lokin4deer View Post
    Marinedad you dont happen to have any pics of your set up do you both on you and by themselves? That is pretty much the setup I am looking at. Thanks!
    Here are few pictures. Sorry about the quality, but should give you an idea. I'm sure you know, but the Remora is the model with the Full Sweat Shield. I use both in the postion shown in the last picture.

    N82 - LCR.jpg

    Remora FSS - LCR.jpg

    N82 AIWB.jpg

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