Holster options for 2.5" J Frames

Holster options for 2.5" J Frames

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    Holster options for 2.5" J Frames

    I recently completed CCW class and am waiting for the permit paperwork to complete. I'm looking at my first carry gun and think I'm set on one of the 2.5" 638's for the full underlug and pinned front sight. My only concern is that it may not fit in holsters designed for the 1-7/8" barrel J frames.

    Does anyone know of any holster options for the 2.5" J frames or know for sure if it would fit in one designed for the shorter barrel? I'm looking for a nice IWB leather holster as well as a pocket holster. Thanks in advance!


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    My S&W mod 60 has a 2 1/4 barrel and fits the same holsters as my wife's S&W 642CT with a 1 7/8 barrel.
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    Smile Snubbie Holster

    For an IWB holster, I've had good luck with a Kramer holster, forget the specific name, but it works very well. Or try a Nelson Summer Special, have heard nothing but good and more about them.

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    Thanks for the suggestions! I'd love to get a mika and a lobo eventually. Since I wanted to carry now I got a Don Hume IWB and a Desantis Nemesis when i picked up my new 638. Here's some pics of the longer barrel in a standard j frame holster.








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    You will find all your holster needs here... http://www.fist-inc.com/holsters/Default.htm

    There are many great holster makers within these threads. I have found Fist to be quality leather, reasonable prices, and quick delivery.
    It costs nothing to look...enjoy shopping.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnmoore4 View Post
    ...I'd love to get a mika and a lobo eventually..
    Lobo gear is the Cat's meow.

    You get a custom made rig that is made with meticulous attention to detail by a Master Craftsman who is ex-LEO, and you get it delivered quickly, at an affordable price.

    Yup, I'm a happy customer.


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