S&W M65 4inch for carry?

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    S&W M65 4inch for carry?

    anyone out there ever carried IWB a Smith and Wesson Model 65-2, the 4 inch? I bought one recently and was looking for some grips for it, wondering if it was possible to carry this gun, it is a K frame, somewhat on the heavier side, then I ran across this- a Milt Sparks Versa Max2 for a Model 65! Well, naturally I had to have it, so I did indeed buy it. When I get it I'll see how its going to handle this big ol square butt gun. Here is the sellers pic:



    I know theres probably a few of you that carried this gun, probably as a duty gun, but anybody ever do it IWB? Btw, this particular gun I got was from a lot of old trade ins from Texas Dept. of Corrections, has a TDC stamp on it, neat to know the history of the piece!
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    Great looking revolver holster. How did you "run" into it ? Used? If so good find, as I don't think a whole bunch of those show up used. Let us know how it goes.

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    Unusual holster posing

    I've seen photos of holsters posed near guns, knives, belts, etc. But yours is the first photo I've seen of a holster posed next to a loaf of bread.

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    John,
    Piece of cake!
    Your 65 will carry comfortably. I often carry my 3" 66 IWB and sometimes my 27 or 28 in a CABO holster.
    Enjoy,
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    John - well I used to carry my M28-2 OWB for some while about three years ago - and managed fine. Not sure I'd want it IWB tho.

    Weight was no problem - I am not bothered by weight and size also is really no problem if concealment is easily managed and comfort not compromized. This should work quite well for you I expect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pogo2 View Post
    I've seen photos of holsters posed near guns, knives, belts, etc. But yours is the first photo I've seen of a holster posed next to a loaf of bread.
    yeah that was different huh, the guy that I bought the holster from is the owner of a bread company in Tulsa, thus the delicious offering! :)
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    I had a Model 15-4 with a 4 inch barrel that I IWB and OWB carried for a while. Now my father-in-law carries it daily with no problems.

    He could shoot it better than me and I really wanted that 1930 SXS so good trade for both of us!
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    Howdy!

    Yeah, I carried a 4" Bull Barrel M-65 in a Max-Con V for some time. It was a bit heavy, but concealed just fine.
    Brownells carries quite an assortment of grips for K-Frames, if you want to go "off the rack". I would also give Lightning Arms a look - they carry Speigle grips, which are as good as it gets.
    Good luck!

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    Also take a look at the grips from Jim Badger.

    http://www.badgercustomgrips.com/smi...stol_grips.php

    I have a set on my model 19. Comfortable and controllable. The price is reasonable for Jims Quality. Also the MaxCon V for the K frame would be a great setup. Gary do you do these in a service grade for a 3" k frame?

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    back in the 70's i carried a s&w model 19 four inch in a bianchi 5b thumbsnap holster. never knew the gun was on my belt. love that type of holster, got one for my colt combat commander also.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Brommeland View Post
    Howdy!

    Brownells carries quite an assortment of grips for K-Frames, if you want to go "off the rack". I would also give Lightning Arms a look - they carry Speigle grips, which are as good as it gets.
    Good luck!
    Thanks Gary, will check them out and see what I can find!

    also thanks Jackj, those are some sweet looking grips, pretty reasonable too! tempting....
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