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My comfortable snub nose

This is a discussion on My comfortable snub nose within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by tabraha Love my 340PD! I started with a Taurus Total Titanium 85 and love both although the 340 gets the nod for ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tabraha View Post
    Love my 340PD! I started with a Taurus Total Titanium 85 and love both although the 340 gets the nod for EDC. I have an XD40SC I carry frequently but the 340PD just disappears completely with just about anything I wear.

    The only thing that has reduced the 340PD's carry time and increased my XD's time is my Crossbreed holster for the XD and the fact that it's now cold. I can hide the larger frame alot easier but I bet when it gets hot again the 340 will come back out to play.
    I agree 100%. My 340PD goes with me most of the time.
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    My usual EDC is a Colt Defender .45 in a FIST OWB holster or MTAC IWB holster; its what I am wearing right now. However, on hot days or days where I am wearing dress slacks and shirt the S&W 340 or 642 goes in one of the pockets instead.... if I haven't put the Keltec P3AT in there first!

    I definitely prefer the Defender, but sometimes the smaller snubbie or Keltec is more practical.
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    I own bigger guns but found that I rarely carried them. Now I carry 642 or 637 (for short pockets)in Nemesis in right front pocket all the time. I have to run out to the store in a hurry wearing jeans and a light shirt too many times to fool around with big complicated rigs. I am not going to fit my life around the gun, the gun has to fit my life. I am not saying it is right for everybody but it sure works for me! And oh yeah, unless I am in one of the forbidden zones I am armed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by falcon1 View Post
    I use an ankle holster for my snubnose revolvers a good deal of the time, because I am in numerous situations during the week where "frightening the horses" is a real concern. I have never been comfortable with a tuckable IWB (although standard IWB is what I prefer). The ankle holster is not tactically ideal, but is better than a firearm in the safe. It just works for me.

    I am often wearing a shirt, tie, and slacks in those "horse-frightening" situations, so the ankle holster is a viable alternative. YMMV.
    Just curious, Why don't you like the tuckable IWB?

    I have a Split Decision from High Noon and find it conceals my snub nose under a dress shirt just fine. No one has ever noticed the belt clip.

    Interestingly for some reason it seems to stay put better when I wear it tucked. I have a spare tire to deal with and my belt wants to ride down a little even with no gun. With the shirt tucked I think the holster actually pinches the shirt material a little and the shirt carrys a little of the weight of the gun. It just seems to actually work better tucked, then just covering the gun. The only drawback would be a more difficult draw when the shirt is tucked.

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    I carry my j-frame in a IWB akj concealco holster, very comfortable. I also on occassion carry a colt Det. Spcl., not as often since aquiring my chiefs special.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TedBeau View Post
    Just curious, Why don't you like the tuckable IWB?

    I have a Split Decision from High Noon and find it conceals my snub nose under a dress shirt just fine. No one has ever noticed the belt clip.

    Interestingly for some reason it seems to stay put better when I wear it tucked. I have a spare tire to deal with and my belt wants to ride down a little even with no gun. With the shirt tucked I think the holster actually pinches the shirt material a little and the shirt carrys a little of the weight of the gun. It just seems to actually work better tucked, then just covering the gun. The only drawback would be a more difficult draw when the shirt is tucked.
    Tuckable just hasn't felt very comfortable to me. I too have a Split Decision (Glock Model 30) which I purchased with a view to tucking it, but just didn't like the feature. I do use it for standard IWB and have been very satisfied with it in that mode. I think it just boils down to a personal preference. Unfortunately, High Noon does not currently list D-Frame and K-Frame Split Decisions...I might like tuckable for the revolvers, but the Glock--no.
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    Taurus 651ti for the pocket and 415ti for the woods...gotta love those snubbies. There is absolutely nothing faster drawn from a front pocket. But when you get long in the tooth, you get short in the recollection. Now which darn pocket did I put that in?
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    I can't disagree too much with the general consensus here. I love my S&W
    Model 60, stainless, 3" barrel. I'm pretty small framed, and I wear clothes that fit (not into the saggy, baggy look), so it's still not as concealable as a true snubbie or a pocket auto, but it's much easier to carry than my Glock 17.

    I've got three different Uncle Mike's holsters that fit it pretty well. I originally bought an ankle holster, but with the 3" barrel, it's a bit big for ankle carry. Besides the fact that I wear western boots most days, so ankle carry is less than ideal. It's pretty comfortable in an open top neoprene-type IWB worn SOB, but I can feel the cylinder when driving, and SOB is a poor draw when in a vehicle. My preferred method, however, is with a nylon belt slide/hip-holster at the 4 o'clock carry. It snugs up really nicely and the grips lay flat against my lower kidney area.

    Decided that the .357s are a bit too abusive in a J-frame and I get better groups with +P .38s. Started carrying Speer Gold-Dots when I was a cop and never saw a reason to carry anything else. My uncle who works for Hornady keeps saying I should try their Critical Defense. I told him, "how 'bout you get me some free samples..." Haven't heard anything else from him. *dang*

    I always tell my students that it's hard to go wrong with a S&W snubby.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eagleks View Post
    Taurus 617 - 7 shot - .357 cal. Comfy and reliable.
    Man, I'd use my 100% of the time if they ever made a crimson laser grip for it. Revolver is so much more comfortable for me in my carry mode (smart carry), I'm half tempted to get a set that kinda fit and see what my dremil drill can do.

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    My name is Laura and I am addicted to snubbies. Here are two with the bigger brother:

    The next one arrives on Tuesday.
    Caution, they are like Lay's Potato Chips, you can't have just one
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rugergirl View Post
    My name is Laura and I am addicted to snubbies.
    (All: Hi Laura...) Looks like you're working on 'Step 4'...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gasmitty View Post
    (All: Hi Laura...) Looks like you're working on 'Step 4'...
    Does a 4 inch barrel on a .44 count?

    Make that step 5
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    My name is BugDude...and I have 3 snubbies. Truth is, I want another one in 357 magnum. It's a disease.
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    every beginning collection needs a snubbie..or so I've read, somewhere.
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