Favorite J-Frame holster?

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    Favorite J-Frame holster?

    Howdy.

    New to the forum though I've been lurking for quite awhile. Picked up the first gun I plan to carry (S&W 442 Pro) and am looking at holster options.

    I have a Remora on the way (too inexpensive not to try), but would like to see what else is out there for IWB carry. I'm partial to nice leather, but since I could only admire it when not carrying, I'm open to hybrids, etc.

    I know that fit and comfort can vary by body type. I'm 6'0" and weigh 205. Will mostly likely carry at 3:30 strong side.

    Share your thoughts (and photos!).

    Thanks.

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    Welcome to the Forum! Glad you're here.

    You might like this Triple K Secret Agent holster if you intend to carry the revolver as you suggest. It's a slide. I have one for the Detective Special and it works really well beneath a suit coat or other covering garment. Very well made and a good value for the money. I'm 6'3 and weigh 225 and the holster is comfortable for me yet holds the butt close to avoid tell-tale buldges. It's very stable on the belt and easily worn all day.
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    For IWB I use either a Remora, a Galco Royal Guard, or a Desantis Summer heat (with the metal clip relieved to stop cutting my shirts).

    For OWB I use a Galco concealable belt holster.
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    I use this Alessi deep cover to carry my j frames AIWB,the talon clip works great with or without a belt,you can carry an airweight while wearing sweatpants.Carrying a snubnose j frame in the appendix position really allows it to disappear regardless of cover garment.
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    Once I got the FIST #20 I quit looking.

    http://www.fist-inc.com/holsters/holster/20.htm

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    Can't recall the IWB holster I had with a S&W 442 Airweight .38sp, but for pocket-carry the holster was a Mitch Rosen Pocket Softy. Very comfortable, great conealment.
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    I pocket carry my 442 in a Mika.

    When I get around to getting a 640, I'll get a Sparks PMK.

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    Remora, AIWB. :thumbup:

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    Cool

    High Noon Public Secret AIWB for my Model 36, 649 and 60.

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    Remora for pocket carry.

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    For IWB i use milts summer special for OWB hayesleather.com image.jpg

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    Thanks for the quick responses! Gives me many options to consider.

    Easy8 -- I never get tired of seeing that Hayes Leather OWB holster. Awesome ... :)

    Mods: I apparently posted this thread in the wrong sub-forum so feel free to move it.

    Thanks!

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    Hah, I never noticed.

    Off it goes.
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    I have a nice Side Guard Minimalist AIWB for my 640, but most of the time I carry my 638 in Mika pocket holster. It is a great holster and worth considering.

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    Milt sparks SS2
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