Skip to comments.Vanity - Best CC Holster for S&W J-frame .38 revolver?
Posted on 04/24/2012 12:02:54 PM PDT by Sopater
I think I like the BLACKHAWK! Leather Speed Classic Holster on Amazon for the price.
I love my galco ankle holster. I literally forget that I am wearing my air weight.
I don’t know if I’d like an ankle holster if I needed to draw quickly at close range.
I have a Blackhawk Nylon for S&W Airweight. Fine little holster for what it does. Also have a Blade-tech, Safari, Galco, Bianchi, and even an old Don Hume. All fine holsters. Stick with quality name brand and you’ll be fine.
Airweight? DeSantis Nemesis pocket holster. Approx $20.
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DeSantis Nemesis pocket holster.
I second the pocket holster idea.
Mine looks like the bottom one only with belt loop instead of clip. Made by Blackhawk.
+1, or a pocket holster works well also.
Not to derail the topic, but if you are looking for a snubnose revolver, I highly recommend the Ruger LCR. Just picked one up and it has the best double action trigger I have ever felt. Even managable shooting 357 magnums, not pleasant, but managable.
I use a Blackhawk pocket holster for my S&W Airweight 442. Secure fit and an easy draw.
I sometimes carry a S&W 638. I use one of three methods:
1.) Kholster inside the waistband holster (similar to a Crossbreed Super Tuck)
2.) Galco Ankle Glove — by most reports, the only ankle rig worth buying
3.) Desantis Nemesis sleeve (I usually just put it in my back jeans pocket with an untucked shirt covering it).
And most any body else who carried a lot has a box of holsters.
Depending on the clothes, the temp, the gun, the place and other factors. They all determine what holster I use on any day.
With a pocket holster, do you need to be careful about the pants you wear? I could see it being uncomfortable in jeans, but not so bad with Dockers or slacks.
I’m not up with the times and current fashions, but I think most jeans nowdays are cut like slacks. The only jeans I have that don’t work so good with pocket holsters is the old 80s style levies 501 button fly shrink to fit jeans. That style had small pockets and I woulnd’t put anything in those pockets but a set of keys...and even that is not easy to do since I can barely fit my hand into the front pockets even if they are hanging on a hanger instead of being worn.
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