Cargo pocket carry...?

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    Cargo pocket carry...?

    Anyone have any suggestions on who makes a holster appropriate for this type of carry for a S&W 442 (j-frame)? I know it may be a bit odd, but when you are a thin guy and wear cargo shorts often it seems like a possibility. Help?

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    Before you spend $$ on a holster , allow me to suggest that you wrap that j frame in a hankerchief , add a reload ( to simulate holster weight ) and walk with it a bit , in the back yard should be fine ... I think you will find that its not going to work well . If you do decide to go ahead about any square cut pocket holster will work out fine for you , and about any custom maker who makes pocket holsters can fix you right up with a square bottomed holster for a j frame .
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    Good advice, thanks! I actually have walked around with it several times and while it's not the best place to carry, obviously, I am still rather limited when wearing shorts and a t-shirt. Thankfully the weapon is extremely light, which is why I bought the J-frame (primarily for this purpose). The short/pocket seems to swing a little but I figured with a more stable platform...IE: a holster that fills the pocket better, some more stability should be found? Any other good input?

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    Good post above, I carry a 637 in fobus, yes a fobus and it is awesome 20 bucks.
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    I've never seen a fobus for pocket carry?

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    Who , If i might ask what is to prevent you going up an inch or two on the waistband size of the shorts , then going with a good iwb/belt combo ? really i am not trying to be difficult on the issue , and if your mind is made up by all means contact a holster maker with the " average demention " of the pockets and i am shure they will fix you up with a solution ( we have several fine holstermakers on this board and i would suggest any one of them as they are all quality folks ) . Really tho imho you will be better served by dressing for the gun , not gunning for the dress .
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    I do agree with you about IWB and it's how I carry my G27...I was just interested in exploring the ability to carry in the cargo pocket of my shorts as another option. Like I said, I'm pretty thin and my options are few, IWB with shorts seems to print a lot on me (maybe I just need to try some other holsters too). My biggest battle with carrying has been adopting the changes in dress!

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    Who , Ill tell ya what , You get any of the makers who are members here to make you an iwb set ( holster and belt , mag carriers are suggested but optional ) and if that dont solve your printing ( and most of the comfort ) issues I will publicly apologise for pushing the issue , Really cargo pocket has too many dis advantages going all the way from comfort to retention . IMHO a better option is step sideways ( if you need to ) to a small auto somewhere in the range running from the pm9 thro the p3at in size and use a more conventional front pocket carry . that is assuming that the j frame isnt working in that role for you .
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    Sounds like a plan, I'll give it some more thought and continue to check out the "local" makers. Maybe I'll just start wearing the standard issue tropical shirts nah!

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    LOL well best of luck to ya on what eaver you decide , as stated it can be built to fit the pockets fairly snugly and stabalise the pistol to a degree . I still consider it ill advised to carry there , it offers all the dis advantages of off body cary ( weapon out of handy reach , and not really that secure ) with none of the advantages ( ability to lay the holstered weapon in plain sight , have it within reach and not have to actualy pack the annoying dammed thing ) lol .
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    Ahhh Come On Folks...The smaller S&W J Frames were originally made by Smith & Wesson to be pocket revolvers.
    The S&W Shrouded Hammer Body Guard & later the Centennial were purposely designed to be "snag free" & specifically designed so that the standard style hammer would NOT catch or snag on anything when taken out of the:

    A ) ~ Refrigerator

    B ) ~ Hornets Nest

    C ) ~ Pocket

    D ) ~ Bathtub

    E ) ~ Womb

    F ) ~ None Of The Above

    G ) ~ All Of The Above


    If you guessed "POCKET"...then you would be 100% Correct.

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    QK Real true , and note i stated something to the effect of front pocket use assuming this had been tried and rejected . Its also a fact that not many of us wear the " zoot suits " common back when ..... LOL , pockets have changed , j frames have not . If it works fine , for me and my wardrobe / build it dont but others do lol .
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    Robert Mika custom pocket holster. $18.00 delivered.

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    This is my primary summer carry method. It offers great concealment with my 340pd in a pcs pocket holster. You will need Velcro to keep the cargo pocket closed. Buttons make drawing impossibly or at very least extremely slow. I leave the buttons on the pocket, but have added Velcro to the flap to allow quick draws. With a little practice, you can draw extremely quickly and safely. While seated in a car, with a seat belt, it offers almost instant access to your firearm. You will also need a quality belt to keep the pocket high enough to allow for easy access. If you let you pocket drop to about knee level, you access will be effected. I love my PCS holster, see link...

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    I tried pocket carry for my 1911 Champ. Too much weight for me flopping around. If you think it would work, e mail me and I will discuss possibly building a custom pocket holster if you are interested. I work in kydex BTW. There are several other holster makers who can help you too, right on this site.
    I have seen a cargo pocket pant that has a built in holster as well. Sorry I can't remember the site/product.
    IWB might work for you if you try wearing a larger t shirt too. Good luck.
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