S&W Model 60 .357 How Should I carry it

S&W Model 60 .357 How Should I carry it

This is a discussion on S&W Model 60 .357 How Should I carry it within the Defensive Carry Holsters & Carry Options forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I bought a new S&W Model 60 .357 2.5 inch barrel. I love the weapon. It has a hammer and is okay on weight. i ...

Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: S&W Model 60 .357 How Should I carry it

  1. #1
    Senior Member Array rljohns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    1,045

    S&W Model 60 .357 How Should I carry it

    I bought a new S&W Model 60 .357 2.5 inch barrel. I love the weapon. It has a hammer and is okay on weight. i wanted a revolver that would shoot .357 Mag without killing my hands. It shoots very well, but I can't decide how to carry it best. I bought the Galco deep cover IWB holster. It fits the model 60 well, but it feels like I have a walnut in between my belt and pants. Then the belt hook sticks out like a sore thumb.

    Any ideas?


  2. #2
    VIP Member Array NC Bullseye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    NC Foothills
    Posts
    2,725
    Welcome to the concealed carry rite of passage. Asking how to carry is like asking what to have on a hamburger. Ya gotta have it your way. Some swear by leather OWB others kydex IWB, just remember concealed carry isn't really comfortable but it's comforting.

    You have to get used to a different way of dressing. Maybe going up a pants size for IWB and DON'T forget a true gun belt (thebeltman.net). The belt will solve a plethora of problems encountered while carrying. You dress to conceal, if you try to conceal to the way you dress you'll drive yourself nuts.

    About the best advice is don't go cheap. You don't want to bet your life on the sales ads.

    I like the Comp Tac line of holsters (C-Tac & M-Tac) but that's just what works for me, for leather there are as many sources as there are opinions too.

    Congrats and don't forget to practice.

  3. #3
    Senior Member Array rljohns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    Colorado
    Posts
    1,045
    I have the MTAC for my 1911 4.25 in GSR and it works like a charm. I also have the body for the P229 and it works great. MTAC doesn't make a body for the Model 60. I may get the OWB Galco for the model 60. Is it too big to pocket carry? How about smart carrying it?

  4. #4
    New Member Array lilop's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    indiana
    Posts
    1

    s&w 60

    I carry a s&w 60-9 daily in a bare asset holster by high noon holsters...google them, research it, then just buy it...it won't cost you much to see, and the secret to the holster is in their version of the holster clip....it securely loops under the belt, won't come off, and won't print....you will be stunned at how simple and effective it is.
    2x

  5. #5
    Senior Member Array wjh2657's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Lafayette, Tennessee
    Posts
    1,168
    I carry a 640 or 60 (if 640 is being fired or cleaned) during cold weather. I carry it two ways: belt carry OWB (dress slacks) and pocket carry with suspenders. I tried the IWB and it rubbed me raw! I tried several holsters and I never did find one that was comfortable. Some people can wear IWB and some can't, probably body configuration.

    Forget the "sage" advice around here that you carry for "comfort" not for "comfortable". If the rig isn't comfortable, you stop carrying all the time, human distaste of pain prevails.

    There are many OWB Concealment holsters for the J-Frame that conceal well under a sweater or Sweat shirt. (Buy sweater or shirt 1 size larger than you actually wear.) If this strikes you as sloppy, just think of it as cultivating the "Tony Soprano" look!

    In cold weather I try to wear Haggar corduroy pants in the Relaxed Fit as much as possible. The pockets are deep and the material is heavy enough to keep gun and pocket holster from sagging. I wear Perry Suspenders under the sweater and the whole rig looks very natural.
    Retired Marine, Retired School Teacher, Independent voter, Goldwater Conservative.

  6. #6
    VIP Member Array shooterX's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2009
    Location
    South Carolina
    Posts
    2,848
    Send it to me, I'll carry it for you!
    Sorry couldn't help myself. I use a Don Hume H715 SOOT IWB for my J frame and colt Detective Special, works very well for me.

  7. #7
    VIP Member
    Array Thumper's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    7,345
    S&W Model 60 .357 How Should I carry it
    With pride man, with pride!
    ALWAYS carry! - NEVER tell!

    "A superior Operator is best defined as someone who uses his superior
    judgement to keep himself out of situations that would require a display of his
    superior skills."

  8. #8
    Member Array Sakeneko's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Nevada
    Posts
    37
    I'm another S&W Model 60 owner. (60-10, 3" barrel, Crimson Trace grips, to be exact.) I bought it in late March; it's my first gun. I also got my CCW permit, which arrived in mid-May, so I've been legal to carry concealed for about a month now.

    I've tried the following types of holsters:

    1) Cheap nylon shoulder holster. Verdict: Fine for open carry, sticks out like a sore thumb when carrying concealed with anything I'd normally wear and is hard to draw from quickly. Also disadvantage of cross-body draw and having the gun handle pointing forward *towards* the bad guy. I wear this only when hiking now.

    2) Cheap Uncle Mike's IWB holster. Bought one intended for left-handed people, unfortunately. :( Might try the other one, but...

    3) Simply Rugged "Silver Dollar Pancake" holster. I *love* this thing. It came built to spec for my specific gun model. The guy who makes these uses heavy cowhide, and pancake holsters blur the outline of the gun nicely, making it fairly easy to conceal. There are two sets of straps that screw on with heavy duty screws that hold it securely, one set for OWB and one for IWB. I've worn this both OWB and IWB, and also attached to a good, solid support bra. (Okay, that probably won't work for a guy.)

    At this point, I'm going to give away the cheap Uncle Mike's to a southpaw friend, and likely will get rid of the shoulder holster eventually as well. The pancake holster works so well I'd just as soon use it even when hiking.

  9. #9
    Distinguished Member
    Array redrick's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Virginia
    Posts
    1,843
    I would try a VMII, my 642 rides very comfortable in it and it will hold the weight of yours just fine. The only bummer is the wait.

  10. #10
    Member Array NC Buckeye's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Huntersville, NC
    Posts
    401
    I am waiting on a Milt Sparks PMK for my Det Spl. I can't wait for it and for what I have read you can't get anything better for a snubby.

  11. #11
    VIP Member Array ELCruisr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Central FL
    Posts
    2,073
    I carry a 649 in a K&D Thunder Bird. IWB or OWB works great for ME.

    Trouble is we are all different and there is no perfect holster for everyone. Collectin' is half the fun.
    If you stand up and be counted, from time to time you may get yourself knocked down. But remember this: A man flattened by an opponent can get up again. A man flattened by conformity stays down for good. ~ Thomas J. Watson, Jr.

  12. #12
    Member Array Bart's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    Arizona
    Posts
    480
    In your back pocket, anywhere, anytime. That's how I carry mine 90% of the time

  13. #13
    Senior Member Array dairycreek's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    North Plains, Oregon
    Posts
    641


    The gun in the pic is a 3" Mod 60 in a Silver Dollar holster by Simply Rugged. The holster can be purchsed with additional straps so that it can be worn IWB if that is your choice. The pic shows the holster decked out for OWB and the shell holders are an option (while not necessary) that appeal to my sense of funkiness. You can get the holster without them if that is your choice.

    It is an excellent holster for my M60 and Simply Rugged builds them as their name suggests. You can wear it either IWB or OWB as your choice of the moment dictates.
    GOOD SHOOTING
    ALWAYS PROTECT YOUR VISION AND HEARING
    De gustibus non est disputandem

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. S&W Model 60 .357 or Ruger SP101 357 for IWB Carry
    By jelliott24 in forum Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: September 24th, 2009, 08:27 AM
  2. 4" S&W model 66 - to big for woman to carry?
    By PrimalScream in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: January 30th, 2009, 06:33 PM
  3. Anyone have/carry/shoot S&W Model 329?
    By laeckcrov in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: October 21st, 2008, 04:19 PM
  4. Anyone here carry a S&W model 64/65 with a 3" barrel?
    By Ridge Runner in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: May 10th, 2008, 11:17 AM
  5. Anyone carry aS&W model 66; 2 1/2"
    By jbailey in forum Defensive Carry Guns
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: November 26th, 2007, 08:42 PM

Search tags for this page

model 60 pocket holster
,
s&w 60
,

s&w model 60

,
s&w model 60 2 inch
,
s&w model 60 357 for sale
,
s&w model 60 concealed carry
,
s&w model 60 for sale
,

s&w model 60 holster

,
s&w model 60 shoulder holster
,
s&w model 60-10
,
s&w model 60-9
,
smith and wesson model 60-9 for sale
Click on a term to search for related topics.