I don't have a J-frame Smith, but I do carry an SP101 in an IWB made by J. W. O'Rourke at www.gun-holsters.com. He makes one with the metal clip or with a leather snap tab.
This is a discussion on Anyone carry their J-frame snub IWB ?? within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I never could get comfortable with the Barami, but I do find the Galco IWB holster to work well. whw...
I never could get comfortable with the Barami, but I do find the Galco IWB holster to work well.
I had been carrying in a pocket holster for some months but was always somewhat dissatisfied. Not that the pocket didn't work well, it was always a little too "loose" for me.
I ordered a tuckable from Sideguard Holsters for my 442 and absolutely love it. Carrying at about 4:00, the J seems to melt into my waist. Preferred method now.
I carry my 642 in a FIST k-8 tuckable kydex holster appendix carry. Occasionally I'll use my smartcarry. If just stepping outside for a moment or answering the door, I'll slip it in my back pocket. I'm not a big fan of pocket carry. Even my 642 feels like a big rock in my front pocket.
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442 in a Comp Tac 2 o'clock works well for me. Its designed for appendix IWB carry. I got the J-clip on mine so its easy on and off.
DeSantis Cozy Partner works for me when I carry a Jframe IWB.
Thanks to everyone for the info. Have seen many good suggestions.
Like so many things, I could make a decision based only on the manufacturer's info and my intuition, but that decision is a lot more successful when bolstered by info from satisfied actual users of a product or service.
I've contacted Caldwell Gunleather to make an IWB for the J-frame, I have several of his products and am very satisfied with them.
The C-Tac line looks good too, I ordered an M-Tac for a Glock since it is supposed to be comfortable, and also because I can buy the Kydex half holsters to fit other guns as well.
I'll let y'all know how things turn out.
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My 442 with the Barami hipgrip is pretty much my 24/7 ccw now. I do have to wear a belt to hook it over, but it stays put and is MUCH more comfortable than any other gun/method I've tried. I will say though that my galco gunbelt is too thick to work with the Barami. Occasionally, I'll pocket carry with it in a Mika's pocket holster which is wonderful. I've tried a LOT of holsters and this one works well for me. It does NOT come out when drawing the gun and it doesn't slide around in my pocket.