just got a j-frame any advice

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    just got a j-frame any advice

    Hello all im new here. i just got a s&w 442 and a high noon mister softy holster. ive been appendix carrying it. does anyone have any advice on carrying a revolver, or any good equipment recomendations. i know its a piece alot dont like to carry but i love it. and i love bein a 22 year old who carrys a wheel gun. thanks for any advice or recomendations offered to a noob.

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    Welcome! Both to the forum and the carrying community! I own two holsters for my S&W 637. An appendix carry for regular days and a Thunderwear holster(smart carry) for days I need deep concealment. I don't feel the need for anything else except ammo and a load of range time :-).

    EDIT: I actually have 4 holsters for my snubbie!

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    thanks alot for your input. i love the holster i have and im tryn to put 50 rounds thru it each trip i love it tho.

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    I carry my J frames in a High Noon pocket holster.

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    Thumbs up Good choice.....

    Excellent choice of weapon and holster. Get quality training and enjoy your new found responsibility.
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    One critical thing you should know... they like to be shot, a LOT!

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    Also a great pocket carry gun. I have a Mika holster and a DeSantis Nemesis holster, both are great for the pockets.

    Ammo wise, Speer Gold Dot Short Barrel Ammunition 38 Special +P 135 Grain. Its made just for a snubbie.

    Other than that, enjoy the wheel gun with lots of practice.

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    thanks so much for the advice i pocket carry a kel tec p32 but with my wardrobe pocket carryn the j frame is quite bulky and noticable but the appendix carry is great. i need to get some speed strips tho

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    I have an IWB and a pocket holster (Galco Summer Special and a Desantis nemesis). Also get you at least two pocket strips and one speedloader. Practice at range for distances out to 50 feet, thtas about maximum usable unless you are Bob Munden. Practice reloads, they are key. No where near as fast as an auto. You have a very good start. Oh and I recommend Speer Gold Dot HP Short Barrel for your carry load.
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    Welcome My only advice is to carry it all day, everyday
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    im using remington ultimate home defense 125 grain hollow points now but im ordering some gold dot short barrel as the speers work great in my 32 and
    9mm. reloading is the thing im the most nervous about whats better to have tho speed loaders or pocket strips.

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    Squeeze the trigger a couple thousand times. I used snap caps, a lot do not. Really smooths it out and it helps a lot.
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    i dry fire practice often as the dao trigger took a lil getn used to. does anyone have any grip recomendations i have the stock one surrently

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    Quote Originally Posted by joedodge View Post
    i dry fire practice often as the dao trigger took a lil getn used to. does anyone have any grip recomendations i have the stock one surrently
    I have a 637 and like the stock grips pretty well. If your interested in some fancy wood grips check out www.esmeralda.com. Im thinking about the Crimson Trace grips for my 637.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wormy View Post
    I have a 637 and like the stock grips pretty well. If your interested in some fancy wood grips check out www.esmeralda.com. Im thinking about the Crimson Trace grips for my 637.
    Wrong link. Try www.esmeralda.cc
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