New J-frame.

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    My first J frame is one I 'acquired' in Vietnam. Since then there is ALWAYS one in my pocket.
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    I have not given up on my 380 (Keltec P3AT) but I still love my J Frames.
    Have Fun and Shoot Straight !!

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    Used to pocket carry a P3AT daily. Moved to a j-frame and have lived happily ever after.

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    Picked up a Desantis iwb today because I needed a holster. Not the best holster but good enough to get a feel for what I will have Bear Creek make for me. This gun is not a snub nose. It has the, what looks to be , 2.5" barrel and a full lug. I have only had a chance to fire ten rounds through it but I do like the gun a lot. It is not as convenient as the Bodyguard 380 but I know it will work. A lot to be said for that. ;) Need to get some photo's posted so you can tell me what I have, can't find it in the j-frame photo group or in the S&W site list.
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    Tried and true. I carry a J frame more than any other gun. I like the way they snuggle up against my love handles.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1 old 0311 View Post
    My first J frame is one I 'acquired' in Vietnam. Since then there is ALWAYS one in my pocket.
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    I must admit I carry the "New York" reload 80-90% of the time. Nothing easier and more reliable to conceal in a small package than a couple J-frames. Better 5 shots of always than 15 shots of maybe. Be careful with the J-frames, they tend to multiply like rabbits in the spring.
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    J-Frame.jpg

    Here is my J-frame. The thing has a LONG barrel for a snub but I like it. Full lug and extractor, love it.
    2.5 ounces less than my LC9 and no feed or extract questions. Happiness is a warm gun, Beatles reference, be safe.
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    Very nice revolver. I like the barrel length, it'll just add to the velocity for the round, plus the slightly longer sight radius will just help with the accuracy.
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    helderberg, what model revolver is that?

    Congrats on the purchase for the OP. That's a nice-looking gun.

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    Congrats on the J Frame. They are awesome carry pieces.

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    Quote Originally Posted by helderberg View Post
    J-Frame.jpg

    Here is my J-frame. The thing has a LONG barrel for a snub but I like it. Full lug and extractor, love it.
    2.5 ounces less than my LC9 and no feed or extract questions. Happiness is a warm gun, Beatles reference, be safe.
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    She's a beauty! What model? How's the trigger?

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    Mod 637-2 is what it has stamped inside the crane. The trigger is not bad but much better than my LC9. I grabbed some snap-caps and have been running the gun in double action when I can. It seems to have smoothed out some but, as I said, it wasn't bad before. I handled the one on display but the owner of the store asked if I would like a "virgin" piece as he had one in the back. I said yes knowing the trigger might not be the same but it turned out to be not that much of difference. Have only run 10 rounds through it, 5 target rounds and 5 Hornady critical defense, before I carried it. Man, the single action is incredible, I am seriously having an internal argument with myself about trading my LC9 for a 37 snubbie. WOW, this is bad, I really could not be happier that I picked this up. To all of you that posted your photo's and on other posts, spoke of the attributes of these types of guns, I thank you. It is going to cost me some money but I think it is worth every dime.
    Be safe, Frank.

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    Congrats on the new J-frame... they certainly are sweet, reliable guns. I'm sorry I sold the two I used to own.

    I'm so familiar with the 1911 trigger that I simply could not get use to the long heavy pull in the two S&W J-frame models I owned. I had one modified to lower the pull from 10+ lb. to near 7 lb. That helped improve my accuracy and speed of follow up shots. But I couldn't pocket carry it comfortably. It was perfect in a Milt Sparks belt holster - but my preferred method of carry, here in the deep South, especially for quick trips from home, is simply to slip a gun in my pocket.

    I now carry a Kahr P380 in my pocket - or my 9mm EMP on my hip. Never had a single problem with either one. But every time I see a new J-frame in a gun store, I regret selling mine. It's only a matter of time until I get another one. (I still have my J-frame holster )

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    IMHO : good move ..... congrats, it's one you won't regret ever doing.
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