S&W J frame holster suggestions

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    Question S&W J frame holster suggestions

    I just picked up a S&W 642 J frame today for 375 new in Box.
    Now comes the hard part I need a decent couple of holsters for the new member to my CCW family.

    1 I want a decent pocket holster first off it's getting warm and I mostly wear square pocket blue jeans. It'll have to hold up well against sweat also it gets hot here in southern KY.

    2 I'd like a decent IWB (but would be open to trying OWB with a good holster) something on the minimalist side would probly be best but as always I'm open to your input. I believe when in doubt ask the pros method to new things. Thanks in advance.
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    I got my leather pocket holster for my S&W 442 from a guy on here. He owns RKBAleather.com He custom made mine to my specifications, and had it to me in 2-3 days. I have two from him, but this one if my favorite:


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    The DeSantis Nemesis works well for my S&W 442. Keep in mind this isn't going to work with tighter type jeans, but is OK with looser fitting jeans and khakis.

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    Concealco IWB

    I have a 340PD in it now, but it used to be home to a 640. Love the holster.

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    I've settled on two holster for my 642CT over as many years. A K&D Cochise Defender IWB and a SmartCarry for NPE. The SmartCarry is more my everyday, around the house holster.

    Oh and BTW, I use Bianchi Speedstrips with 5 rounds each, but I'm working with a convenient carry method for Safariland speedloaders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LastManOut View Post
    but I'm working with a convenient carry method for Safariland speedloaders.
    I'd like to see what you come up with...I'd like to carry 2 of them, but it's proving difficult.
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    I use a Safariland pocket holster for my j-frame. Basic, fits well, stays in the pocket. Except for the winter months, I gave up on speedloaders. 2 speed strips.

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    Don't get me wrong, I love the nice custom leather.... but for my little 642 the el cheapo Uncle Mikes IWB is so perfect for a quick clip on. Can be had easily and cheap. The cushion material is nice up against your body.

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    My Desantis Nemesis has been recently replaced with a Mika's pocket holster. They have round or square bottom available. Mine is round. I think it is stickier than the Nemesis, also doesn't print as much.

    Here's a pic from his website of the round bottom holster.



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    I use an Uncle Mikes IWB with the belt clip cut off as a pocket holster. It's inexpensive, works well, and is comfortable.

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    Another vote for Mika!

    I bought both square and round corner . . . depends on what pants you wear and that gives full flexibility. I've had mine almost 2 years now. Works great, no problems and unbelievably priced (cheap, especially for the quality).

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    Inside the pocket is all I have for mine. Unforchantly, it is no longer made. Be sure and get one that has a hook on it, it keeps it from comming out when you pull the weapon. The one I have was made by Anhearn. As you can tell, it has been carried a bunch.... :)

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    The Mika's don't need a "hook" and they don't pull out accidentally either.

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    OH BTW... Good price

    I no longer have a S&W J frame but I love my DeSantis Nemesis. Use it for my P3AT and Glock 26. Highly recommend it. So light you’ll forget it’s there, and it’s just sticky enough.

    For an OWB, I’d recommend a “The Slide”.
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    Or the new Blue Grass looks pretty nice

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    When I use to heave a J-frame I carried it in a holster similar to one of those.

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    Big Dittos on the Mika. Love the Don Hume open top for OWB. Have one for every gun I have!
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