OK so I finally got a pocket gun (almost)

OK so I finally got a pocket gun (almost)

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    OK so I finally got a pocket gun (almost)

    I have been enamored with my wife's 642 for a long time, but opted for the 442 instead. I prefer the stealthy blue (black) finish over stainless. I won't get it for about a week (transfer from Kansas) , and I am out of town on business, but am looking forward to it. Anyone have any experience with them? Suggestions for pocket holsters, etc...?
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    It is hard to beat the Mika holsters for the price and quality.

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    I carry a 642 in a Mika's holster. Works out well especially for warm weather carry.
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    My 442 is in a Kramer horsehide pocket. I just prefer leather.

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    I carry a 642 in a cheap $12 Uncle Mike's pocket holster (size 3, I think). One of these days I'll get a real pocket holster for it but for now it keeps the trigger covered and the lint debris to a minimum.
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    Had a 442 Airweight for 10yrs, carrying in a Pocket Softy by Mitch Rosen. Best holster I've every had, bar none. It did its job perfectly. I could find no faults with respect to comfort, function, sizing, allowing one-handed reholstering, remaining in the pocket during the draw, etc. Fine piece of equipment, and it will last a lifetime.
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    Very nice, when you get it, post some pics and a range report please....
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    You will not regret it!! Steve48

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    Great choice on a carry gun. I, too, prefer the black look, but went with an M&P 340 instead. They are phenomenal pocket guns and are fun to shoot. Mine is carried with Speer Gold Dots in .38+P.

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    I used a cheap Uncle Mikes Pocket Pal for years. I now use an unk. brand leather one for it.

    If I carried it alot (Which I don't these days), I'd get the Safariland Inside-the-pocket holster. It has, I think, a kydex shell to mask printing & then a leather-like material that rests on the leg side. If you look around, I think they're about $25-30.
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    For a great pocket holster look at the DeSantis Nemisis.
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    OK so I chickened out on the 442. I am getting this instead. It's prettier than my wife's (she has white Barami grips on hers).



    It is at a dealer about 70 miles from my house. It is brand new; action has been resprung, lockwork polished, cylinder chambers have been polished and chamfered and it has been re-gripped with Hogue Rosewood Laminates. $450 out the door. You can't find a new bare bones 642 in Richmond for that price, much less a custom one. He built it as a show piece for the upcoming show, now he is gonna have to build another one. I was gonna drive out there when I get home from this trip, but he told me he would bring it to the Richmond Gun Show next weekend. The guy is a revolver gunsmith (website http://www.RevolverArmorer.com).
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    Very nice gun & a great price, wow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cockedlocked01 View Post
    Very nice gun & a great price, wow.
    Thanks.
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    Looks Great. Just right and the grips are perfect for that firearm.
    I'm also sure it's nice and slick.
    A smooth pull is so important on a DA wheelie.
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