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This is a discussion on "J frame of mind" within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by Wavygravy Even though I don't carry a J frame You should. For no other reason than to get used to pocket carry ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wavygravy View Post
    Even though I don't carry a J frame
    You should. For no other reason than to get used to pocket carry and practice drawing from it. 5 or 6 in the front and soon to be 7 in the back pocket. Using my fingers and toes to count, that comes out to 12 or 13.
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    Personally, I have gone from high to low, starting with a Browning Hi-Power 9mm, going "downstream" so to speak to a S&W 642, fitted with Crimson Trace laser, which is probably overkill, but it tripped my fancy. The 642 is the first available in my open gun safe beside the bed. Should I need more firepower, the Springfield XDe 9mm, and Mossberg 500 20 gauge are always close at hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 71yancy View Post
    You should. For no other reason than to get used to pocket carry and practice drawing from it. 5 or 6 in the front and soon to be 7 in the back pocket. Using my fingers and toes to count, that comes out to 12 or 13.
    Nah, yancy. I might just be naive, but don't feel the need to carry more than one gun at a time. It's the Shield 9 with 7+1 or the LCPII with 6+1 depending on the situation. I am looking forward to getting the .380 wallet holster you recommended, though. The maker is running behind due to the snow and storms in his area. It might be another week or so. I gots me a big "snubby" (actually two) that I keep at home.
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    In addition, I'm told that the 642 will perform flawlessly thru a winter coat pocket, without jamming, which is a very high likelihood for any automatic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 380ACP View Post
    Great article. For my ďsmallĒ carry, I started with a snub, chased unicorns for years in pursuit of the right single stack 9, and am now back to a snub. I just shoot and carry it better than any of the micros. Itís true, even though I carry them, that reloads are unlikely. Iíve spent a lot of time working on shot placement in both single and double action to the point where Iím comfortable and happy being in a snub state of mind for smaller concealed carry. Itís a great defensive tool, and a high capacity automatic doesnít transform the owner into Bruce Willis any more than a five shot snub.

    Iíll admit that the Sig P365 intrigues me, but given my past history of unicorn chasing, itís unlikely to usurp the snub.




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    Not exactly a J frame, but I like it. Bigger grips, better control.
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    https://www.shootingillustrated.com/...ht-travel-edc/

    This pretty much sums up my view. Now, I need to find another LCR 9mm....

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    It may not be appropriate for todays environment, but it was always drilled into me for decades; for the non-LEO, civilian carrier; 3-3-3...... 3 shots in 3 seconds at 3 yards. So the J Frame is perfect. Also, I remember reading somewhere that more people have been killed with the .38 Special than any other round. I can not confirm or deny, but it sounds plausible??
    Especially when using Buffalo Bore 158 grain SWCHP +P.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Old Sarge View Post
    Personally, I have gone from high to low, starting with a Browning Hi-Power 9mm, going "downstream" so to speak to a S&W 642, fitted with Crimson Trace laser, which is probably overkill, but it tripped my fancy. The 642 is the first available in my open gun safe beside the bed. Should I need more firepower, the Springfield XDe 9mm, and Mossberg 500 20 gauge are always close at hand.
    At what point do you decide you need more power? Just grab the shotty dude.

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    I've carried a 642 at (among other guns) for the better part of two decades, always recognizing it's limitations. I recently obtain a Shield 9 to increase available rounds in a similar size package.

    None the less, the concepts in the referenced article should be applied by all, regardless of which sidearm they chose to carry or how many rounds it holds.
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    Two things in the gun world you just canít argue against.......a good 1911 .45 ..... and a Smith J Frame !!!!
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    My first carry gun was a J frame. Put some crimson trace grips on it and it carries 5 Gold Dots with 5 more in a speed strip carrier in my back pocket. It is not fun to practice with even with range ammo. I carried it in a pocket holster, still do sometimes. I believe it would be very effective in close range situations.

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    Just when ya' thought it couldn't get any more corny.


    Saw this thread title and this tune burst upon my consciousness. Probably most here are too young to recall it.


    Why J-Frames can have that effect, causing folks to burst into song.

    It's "Defensive Carry Forum: The Musical!"


    With apologies to Glen Campbell.


    It's knowing you're always present

    and always ridin' holstered on my side.

    How you cause me to take grateful comfort

    secure you're always stashed inside a pocket.

    And it's knowing I'm not helpless

    In a world of forgotten morals

    In places where right and wrong are sometimes blurred.

    That keeps me ever thankful

    for the presence of your company

    My familiar certain J-Frame of mind.


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    Not too far off from my mindset.
    Doing my best to stay left of boom.

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    There may be another "bigger" gun some days, but the J frame is always there.

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