Going from a Ruger SR9C to a .357 loaded w\.38+p, for CC

Going from a Ruger SR9C to a .357 loaded w\.38+p, for CC

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    Going from a Ruger SR9C to a .357 loaded w\.38+p, for CC

    The .357 is a lot thicker, what in your opinion is the easiest, most comfortable, way to carry? The places in my waist band that feel comfortable, also feel less concealed. Any ideas on a holster or carry option?

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    Why type of .357? J-frame? or something bigger?

    A lot depends on your body type. Some people like appendix carry, some like 4:00. 4:00 is much more comfortable for me.

    I have a jframe, and for OWB with an untucked shirt I have found the Galco concealable belt holster at 4:00 to perform very well. With a boot grip it is very difficult to tell that I am carrying. Only if you know what to look for when I sit down will you know. And that is if you are looking...

    For IWB, I use either a DeSantis summer heat or a Galco Royal Guard, but since I've acquired the OWB holster that's what I'm using most often.

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    I prefer AIWB, myself.

    A Mr. Softy, by High Noon Holsters works well for my SP101 and my S&W 442

    We need to know what kind of .357 that you're talking about to help out. If it's a lightweight like an LCR you might be able to pocket carry.

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    A K-frame or similar-sized wheel gun is going to rate low on the comfort scale if carried IWB. That's just an edge automatics are always going to have. But don't let that deter you; with the right cover garments and a holster that keeps the gun tucked in close, you'll conceal that revolver effectively.
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    Why are you switching?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigJon10125 View Post
    Why are you switching?
    I know this isn't a thread to bash or question your decision to switch CCWs, but why? I love my SR9c and a hot 9mm is better than a .38+P as far as velocity and energy #s go. Higher bullet weight capability? More information on why you are switching might help us give better recommendations on how you might prefer to carry.

    For holsters, I think IWB with a bulky revolver would be uncomfortable but I've never tried it. If it's a little J frame, the pocket or an OWB pancake holster might be the most comfortable choice. A belly band is another choice that might be right for you. Larger framed revolvers just aren't very concealable compared to a compact to sub-compact auto like your SR9c.

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    Its a Rossi 461. I switched because, I've carried the sr9c for 2 years now and recently I've had to send it back several times because of ftf or fte. I need something reliable. I've practiced at the range 2 months prior to making the switch. I feel very confident with it.

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    I pocket carry my LCR.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rw121104 View Post
    Its a Rossi 461. I switched because, I've carried the sr9c for 2 years now and recently I've had to send it back several times because of ftf or fte. I need something reliable. I've practiced at the range 2 months prior to making the switch. I feel very confident with it.
    That is about a 26 ounce 6 shooter, so it may not fit in a regular J frame holsters. 26 ounces is about my limit for IWB, and would be a bit heavy for pocket carry. So I would consider a good OWB holster and belt that keeps it press against your body (I have found OWB's that engage the belt, and not paddles, to be more comfortable for me).

    I like the choice of the revolver as well. Jams less than a Semi (it's possible, but very unlikely), and you just pull the trigger again if there is a ftf...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rammerjammer View Post
    I pocket carry my LCR.
    That works for me too.
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    Thanks for all the feed back.

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    I carry my 27 oz. SP101 .357 IWB at 6:00 with an untucked shirt.

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    I carry my J-Frame in a cross-draw mode as a BUG when needed, it's very comfortable, regular old paddle holster.
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    I would advise you to get a Theis IWB holster. They are very comfortable and secure. Don't buy another gun until you try this holster w/your Rossi®.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rw121104 View Post
    Its a Rossi 461. I switched because, I've carried the sr9c for 2 years now and recently I've had to send it back several times because of ftf or fte. I need something reliable. I've practiced at the range 2 months prior to making the switch. I feel very confident with it.
    Hmm. What was Ruger's diagnosis? How many rounds did you have through it before the problems started? Did you clean out the striker channel at any point?

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