UM Super Belt Slide for S&W 642

UM Super Belt Slide for S&W 642

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    UM Super Belt Slide for S&W 642

    Anyone have experience with this holster?
    I ordered one and the internal nub that goes into the trigger guard makes it impossible to draw with one hand.
    Am i missing something here?


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    Not with that model, but I am using a Blackhawk OTB holster for daily carry and love it.

    I recently traveled for 6hours in the back of a lincoln with 2 other guys (no jokes here) and it was really confortable to have on.
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    Are you talking about that deeply molded oval like depression in the trigger guard area?

    Your question was: "Am I missing something here?"

    The answer is:
    Yes, you are.
    You are missing out on the joy of owning a great workable self-defensive holster for your firearm.

    Call Mikes Of Oregon up and tell them you're not happy w/ your holster...get your $$$ back and give one of our forum holster makers a call. Or at least buy something equal to a Galco leather rig.

    Sorry to sound harsh but, I never liked Unc Mikes or Fobus for concealed carry.
    Others will disagree but, just my personal opinion that you can do lots better for everyday concealment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QKShooter View Post
    Are you talking about that deeply molded oval like depression in the trigger guard area?

    Your question was: "Am I missing something here?"

    The answer is:
    Yes, you are.
    You are missing out on the joy of owning a great workable self-defensive holster for your firearm.

    Call Mikes Of Oregon up and tell them you're not happy w/ your holster...get your $$$ back and give one of our forum holster makers a call. Or at least buy something equal to a Galco leather rig.

    Sorry to sound harsh but, I never liked Unc Mikes or Fobus for concealed carry.
    Others will disagree but, just my personal opinion that you can do lots better for everyday concealment.
    No,there is a plastic or some like material nub on the inside of the holster that,when you holster the gun,slips into the trigger guard to prevent the gun from slipping up and out of the holster.It's to make up for the fact that the gun doesn't have a hammer spur to catch behind a thumb break.
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    I have a Fobus holster too and I think it stinks. Almost impossible to get the pistol out of it. It wasn't that expensive. By the time I go through the trouble to pack it up and pay for shipping to send it back it's not really worth it. I'll just write it off as a failed experiment. I do know I'll never buy another one again.

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    robertmc48, I think he's got a UM (Uncle Mikes?) holster, not a Fobus.

    QKShooter's right, get a quality holster done by a craftsman like those that hang out here.

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    I think the Forbus was mentioned by QKShooter


    +1 Robertmc:icon_

    I think Forbus knows we won't return them due to cost...
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    Got it figured out.Great holster!

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    If its the same as the duty holster -that plastic tab is a retention device.

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    I carry my S&W 642 all day in a Mika pocket holster. I live in Florida, so wear shorts most of the time. The holster fits perfectly without printing, the revolver draws very smoothly, and I hardly know that it is in my pocket. It is not pretty, but it works very well for a J frame revolver.

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    +1 on Mika pocket holsters. Plus the price is right.
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    I have a Mika holster on order[round bottom],for when i'm wearing jeans.Use a Desantis Nemesis for when i'm wearing shorts with square bottomed pocket.Like it a lot.For winter,i'm wanting to have an OWB holster for an option.

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