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Ok guy's...Who here EDC's a J-frame?

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by Damn_Yankee, Sep 17, 2015.

  1. Damn_Yankee

    Damn_Yankee Loaded Pockets

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    Thinking I might try out an S&W 442 for pocket carry. How do you guy's like your J-frames?
     
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  2. marcclarke

    marcclarke Loaded Pockets

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    Sticky® holster. Square bottom keeps J-frame upright in pocket. Also very comfortable for AIWB.

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  3. Dorian
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    Dorian EDC Junkie!!!

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  4. Wishoot

    Wishoot Loaded Pockets

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    Took it right out of my pocket and snapped this picture.

    637-2 with a bobbed hammer and lock removed. Loaded with 135gr +p Gold Dots.

    Just about the easiest, most reliable gun to slip in your pockets. I carry it everywhere I go in the summer (as long as it's legal to do so). If I don't carry it in my pocket, I have a Desantis Clip-Grip attached to it.

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  5. ran23
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    ran23 Loaded Pockets

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    Had one to shot in the family growing up, want one for myself now.
     
  6. Chimay

    Chimay Loaded Pockets

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    Dorian how do you like that LCR? I hadn't realized that they made them in 9mm... I'm feeling tempted.
     
  7. Buckeye Jake

    Buckeye Jake Loaded Pockets

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    Well I don't Edc it . But a model 60 357 is allways close at hand . Also keep a 640 around for a house gun . They are really hard to beat , but I grew up around them . I have never had a problem with a j frame , they won't let you down .

    Jake
     
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  8. Dorian
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    Dorian EDC Junkie!!!

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    It's still to new for a final verdict yet.
    So far very nice, I'm liking it a lot, I really enjoy 9mm with this, it seems to be cleaner to run as well.
    Also much cheaper than trying to replace one of my 940's.
     
  9. Wishoot

    Wishoot Loaded Pockets

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    I bought an LCR 38spl. for pocket carry several years ago.

    While the trigger was great and the gun was completely reliable, the enormous grip made pocket carry next to impossible for me. Boot grips were next to impossible to find for them back then so I sold it. I think there are more grip options out there that make pocket carry easier for the LCR, but it's too late. I'm happy with my J-Frame.
     
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  10. LivingUpNorth

    LivingUpNorth Loaded Pockets

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    My dad's 442 has a better trigger than my LCR-357, but the front blade sight on the Smith is just too hard to see IMO. Ruger updated their front sight to be a high-vis white blade, but I still swapped mine out (very easy since it's a pinned sight) for an XS Standard Dot tritium sight. They're both great guns; I think you'll win either way.
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  11. Frailer

    Frailer Loaded Pockets

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    J frames?

    Never heard of 'em.

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  12. XD_Dawg

    XD_Dawg Loaded Pockets

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    I carry a 442 in either a blackhawk or desantis nemesis. I think the nemesis is a little harder to pocket carry, but it's new and not broken in yet.

    I love the 442. Very accurate for such a small gun with nearly invisible sights. Painting the front sight post helps.


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  13. Grumpy521

    Grumpy521 Loaded Pockets

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    I carry a d frame. Same concept with one extra rooms.
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  14. Grumpy521

    Grumpy521 Loaded Pockets

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    Stupid stupid auto correct. One extra ROUND.
     
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  15. jmbriggs

    jmbriggs Loaded Pockets

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    I got a Taurus 651 357 and an LCR 9 mm. Either carry easy in the pocket,on the belt,or ankle. Also in the case of the LCR a kydex rig on a neck lanyard and it disappears under my shirt.
     
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  16. 0dBm

    0dBm Loaded Pockets

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    S&W Model 340PD SC
    Scandium Frame
    Titanium cylinder
    11 ounces empty

    Fired a total of 5 times.
    I use my all stainless Model 640 for training and actual shooting
    The 340 is strictly for carrying

    In a late-60s Chic Gaylord upside-down shoulder holster, I sometimes forget that I am carrying it!
    Great gun and rig for vehicle seated carry during protection or stakeout detail.
    Summer carry in a bellyband is a dream.
    Dress trouser carry in a Mitch Rosen Pocket Softy is superb.

    Sometimes I use the Barami Hip Grip and Tyler T Grip for when I just wanna carry it Mexican Style.
    Sometimes I just drop it in my front pocket of my chinos behind a hanky.
    Sometimes it just sits in the front flap pocket of my bomber jacket.
     
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  17. Monocrom

    Monocrom Loaded Pockets

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    That's a nice collection of not J-frames. ;)
     
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  18. les snyder

    les snyder Loaded Pockets

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    over the years, I had several pocket revolvers... SP101, SW640, Charter 44, and SW442... I still have the 442 and the Charter, though they don't get much use... I compete with a Glock, and don't want to switch platforms... the 442 was easy shooting and accurate with Federal 125 NyClads...
    with the Fobus paddle, makes an ultra light slip on rig... the blue kydex body shield is held with Velcro ... usually Bianchi speed strip and not speed loader

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  19. 343KD

    343KD Loaded Pockets

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    I've carried one nearly everyday since 2004. I use a Galco ankle rig
     
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    I also have carried one mainly as a backup weapon for years. I have two 640's and a Jframe 357. If I'm wearing lite clothes it goes as the primary arm.


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