New Holster & Grips for S&W 638

New Holster & Grips for S&W 638

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    New Holster & Grips for S&W 638

    I'm no great photographer (obviously) but I thought you might like to see my new holster made for me by a friend on his first attempt at a GATOR in-lay. He really did a great job. The holster is strong and rides comfortably with the weight of the gun on the beltline where I like it. It also conceals pretty well for an OWB holster.
    The grips are temporary while I'm waiting on a set of Grashorn Elk grips and a Tyler T-Grip to go with them. The grips in the picture, I won with a $12.50 bid on ebay last week. Not bad for the price and they fit pretty well as a backup set. I just love getting new stuff . . .


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    Very nice setup.

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    First of all, the holster is a Work of Art. Your holster's design resembles the one I ordered for my Model 40 from Ray at Lobo Gun Leather, except no exotic trim on mine.

    Secondly, the smooth magna grips really compliment your vintage Bodyguard. Nice find at a great price. I too ordered a T-Grip (mirror polished aluminum) and should be receiving it shortly.

    Also waiting to get my Stags back from Grashorn after having him install s&w silver medallions. I get them back by friday.

    Congrats on your Piece. It's a great looking set-up that will even look nicer after you slap the Executioner Stags on.!!

    Be sure to post more photos..!!!
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    The little S&W J-Frames are a total breeze to carry OWB in a holster patterned just like that.
    Smart choice on that holster style.

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    Beautiful rig! Enjoy and be safe!
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    Man that looks nice. I would like to have some grips like that for my 638. Wish I could run across a set like that for that price.
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    I still have the factory boot grips on my 638, and that thing has got some kick!! Have you shot that yet, and how is it with those grips, I would think it would smart a bit. Is it pre-lock?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cartman View Post
    I still have the factory boot grips on my 638, and that thing has got some kick!! Have you shot that yet, and how is it with those grips, I would think it would smart a bit. Is it pre-lock?
    Unfortunately no, not pre-lock. I have shot it using Critical Defense 115 grain hollowpoints and it kicks a bit but no worse than my Kel Tech PF9 which I 've been carrying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    The little S&W J-Frames are a total breeze to carry OWB in a holster patterned just like that.
    Smart choice on that holster style.
    Thanks for adding the image . . . its appreciated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by los View Post
    First of all, the holster is a Work of Art. Your holster's design resembles the one I ordered for my Model 40 from Ray at Lobo Gun Leather, except no exotic trim on mine.

    Secondly, the smooth magna grips really compliment your vintage Bodyguard. Nice find at a great price. I too ordered a T-Grip (mirror polished aluminum) and should be receiving it shortly.

    Also waiting to get my Stags back from Grashorn after having him install s&w silver medallions. I get them back by friday.

    Congrats on your Piece. It's a great looking set-up that will even look nicer after you slap the Executioner Stags on.!!

    Be sure to post more photos..!!!
    The holster was made by a friend I met on this forum. He dosen't do it professionally but in his spare time. I agree, he does a great job. At the moment I waiting for him to finish this same holster for me in black without the Gator inlay. If you're interested send me a PM and I'll put you in touch with him. I don't think you'll be disapointed. He's a great guy and charges a very reasonable price. I can't wait to get my Glashorn Grips. I've seen a picture of the set I'm getting and they look great. Mine were ordered with the S&W logo already attached.
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    Quote Originally Posted by REVMAN View Post
    Man that looks nice. I would like to have some grips like that for my 638. Wish I could run across a set like that for that price.
    Keep an eye on ebay . . . This past weekend I found another great deal, two J frame grips, one rubber and one custom wood both made by S&W for a bid of $46.00. I'm waiting patiently for them to arrive. That price includes the shipping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mardet65 View Post
    The holster was made by a friend I met on this forum. He dosen't do it professionally but in his spare time. I agree, he does a great job. At the moment I waiting for him to finish this same holster for me in black without the Gator inlay. If you're interested send me a PM and I'll put you in touch with him. I don't think you'll be disapointed. He's a great guy and charges a very reasonable price. I can't wait to get my Glashorn Grips. I've seen a picture of the set I'm getting and they look great. Mine were ordered with the S&W logo already attached.
    Thanks, M.

    I appreciate it. I'm waiting for my holster combo to arrive from Lobo. I'll contact you for your friends info should I need another rig.

    Please post photos of your black holster when you receive it.
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    Very nice holster although the grips... I suppose I just prefer something a tad more beefy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Saber View Post
    Very nice holster although the grips... I suppose I just prefer something a tad more beefy.
    As do I. These are temporary. I'm waiting for my elk horn grips and a Tyler T grip adaptor to beef it up somewhat.
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    Elk horn? You dog! I've been wanting a set of those for a long time but they're still on my wish list cost wise. As long as I'm dreaming, I'd go for ivory albeit the even higher cost.
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