Kydex for J frame
Anyone using a kydex holster for concealed carry for their J frame I W B. Ive been trying to find a good holster for my J Frame S&W 442. Would like to see a pic or 2 if you have one available. I want to carry my J frame but unless I find a decent holster I'll have to sell it and move on to something easier to get equipment for.
It's not kydex, but it works for me.
Thanks for the reply but unfortunately I cant use anything with a belt loop style holster. My waist size makes it so the belt loop is in the way
The holster ends up either to far forward or to far back. I got a hundreds of bucks of holsters I've been selling at a loss because they just don't work A holster collection that doesn't work I don't need. I'm having trouble in general finding a holster that's concealable and retains the gun at the same time. I keep getting the same story from each maker that j frames are hard to retain in a holster because of how they are shaped.
Everyone wants to put a thumb break on them to keep them put.
Have you considered a hybrid holsters? We offer a holster for S&W J frames.
S&W J Frame ACE-1 Holster
Retention should be good (you should be able to run and jump without being worried about the revolver coming out). Its a very comfortable design.
Let me know if you have any other questions.
Holster for J Frame
Check out Simply Rugged holsters, they make wonderfully holsters IWB or OWB for the J frame and you won't need a retention strap.
They are not kydex but try High Noon. I carry a SP-101 in a Tail Gunner carries and conceals well.
Comp-tac has a couple of kydex IWB options for j-frames: Inside Waistband Holsters - products new home - Two O'Clock or Inside Waistband Holsters - products new home - C-TAC Holster.
Have you tried these?
I haven't and probably won't... I imagine the hard edges of kydex would be exceedingly uncomfortable IWB, on curved hips.
I'm sure the retention is good, though.
I have a simply rugged for my J-frame and it sits well just forward of my right hip.
Since I am in my late 60's and a 34 inch waist, it was difficult to find one that would work for me.
It takes a little getting used to, but that wil be the case with any. This one has the standard
and forward cant slots and can be used with a 1 1/2 inch belt. It hides well, btw!
Hope your quest ends in success. TKH from warm cloudy Oregon
Not a fan of kydex, especially for revolvers. I'm old school, I like leather. I use a Don Hume IWB or I pocket carry.
i like leather for the wheel guns, but have you checked out the kholster holster, its a crossbreed supertuck clone but it has a lifetime warranty and was about 50 bucks if i remember right
In what position are you looking to carry? IWB or OWB?
I got one from dead eye Luke on the way. It's IWB and $34 shipped. I have only read good things about them.
Really? Go to any of the prominent hybrid holster makers, they all make an IWB kydex hybird for the J Frame. Choose your maker, Crossbreed, Tommy Theis, White Hat, Bianchi, etc.
Originally Posted by Randall757
I have a Tommy Theis hybrid horsehide for my J frame and it works terrifically. I can snap a picture for you if you need.
Thanks Kadonny but I haven't found a hybrid that works for me yet. I don't like the mix of leather and kydex. And yes the custom makers in my area have told me retention isn't as easy to build into a holster designed around a J frame some better than others. But most want to put thumb brakes on them.
I have just received a White Hat Max Tuck and am giving it its shake down now. I opted for the Kydex/Velcro clips, but might just use the spring clips.