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Old 02-02-2016, 04:11 PM   #1
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Conceal Carry Gun

Trying to decide if there is a Conceal Carry Gun out there that would fit my needs. I like Revolvers, I would like to have something that would shoot at least 5 or 6, I like US Made guns, and it needs to be Small enough for me to carry. The last one is kind of a problem. In the summertime, I wear regular Jeans and a Pocket Tee Shirt.

Right now I have 3 places in mind to where to carry. One would be in a cell phone looking Holster on my belt. Another idea is to buy Jeans with built in Pocket on the side of my thigh, and the 3rd idea is inside my Cowboy Boot. Anything else would probably be too bulky, too uncomfortable and/or too obvious.

If I went with a 2-Shot, a Bond Arms would be interesting, but I believe I would like to have at least a 5 as mentioned. Also would probably go with a 38 Special Caliber.

Any thoughts?

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Old 02-02-2016, 04:28 PM   #2
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A S&W 642 in a pocket holster in your strong side front pocket. Works great for me.
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IMO boot carry or ankle carry should be for back up guns only. They're too far away and they make it too obvious that you're reaching for a weapon. A pocket way down in the middle of your thigh has the same problems to a lesser degree. If you want to pocket carry I'd just use pants with good sized front pockets, and don't put anything else in that pocket. Carry your wallet and keys in a cargo pocket farther down your thigh if you have to. With a gun in your normal front pocket, you can casually stick your hand in your pocket if anything looks like trouble. If a shady character is approaching and you start grabbing at your boot, that's a whole different thing.
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I can carry my Taurus 85 in a Remora iwb at about 4 o'clock with a loose shirt. And in any pants with fairly large pockets. So a j frame Smith should work as well.
The gun I carry most is a Kahr CM9 because it is less bulky that the revolver. Less than an inch wide, four inches high, and under five and a half inches long. It won't pocket carry in blue jeans unless they are loose fit. But most other pants with good size pockets it works well. I mostly carry it in a Remora iwb that I can move to any position I need to based on what I am wearing. I can carry it with a t shirt covering it.
It comes with a 6 round magazine and it can use the other Kahr mags of 7 and 8 rounds.
The trigger is similar to a double action revolver but very smooth.
Don't know if you can tell but I am a Kahr fan. And it is made in the good old US of A.
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Old 02-02-2016, 11:27 PM   #5
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In my part of Tx I live in shorts and a T-shirts and I always carry 2 guns . A Glock 27 or 23 for my main gun and a NAA 22 mag or Kahr CM40 as a backup or bug gun . If I wear a light jacket my S&W 642 is great for shooting in a front pocket . I have over 50 different holsters

The Sneaky Pete is not my favorite , but it works



I like the bag the best and I can carry everything in it like cell phone , extra mags and I like it 10X better then a fanny pack .





Wallet holster is a good way to hide a gun in a pocket .



The NAA 22 mag disappears under a T-shirt and I carry 24 / 7 and is the best for a backup and second gun .

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Appreciate the replies.

I checked out the S&W 642 last night. Looks pretty good.

I'll check out the others later today.
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If you can afford it one of the scandium snubs that S&W makes then they could be the idea deep cover revolver. Either the M&P340 or the 340 PD. You get 357 mag power in a 12 oz carry handgun. Not a gun you'll go to the range with and shoot a couple boxes thru but one that could save your bacon. As shakyshoot said you can casually put your hand in your pocket and have gun in hand if the situation warrants and no one is the wiser. I am right handed and only have one pair of jeans that the front pocket won't hide my 642. In the summer I wear cargo shorts and the cooler months jeans. I carry wallet, keys and change in the left front and knife in the right rear. I use a Simply Rugged pocket holster that is leather and costs $25. The 642 is light enough that I forget I have it with me unless something comes onto my mental radar screen.
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In a 2" barrel there is not much different's between 357 and +P 38 . I like all my hollow point to be around 1000 fps for expansion in any caliber or gun . Anything over 1100 fps is a waste for SD in my opinion and the recovery time is longer too .

Here why I conceal super good and also carry a backup gun too . The bad guy knew that man had a gun under T-shirt before he enter the store to grab it . He looked around outside for cop or other problems .

http://bearingarms.com/man-robbed-gu...killed-philly/
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This is what I plan to carry in warm weather. It's my scandium frame S&W M&P 340. It's essentially the tactical 357 mag version of a standard S&W 642 38 +P (which you can get at a much more reasonable price). At 13 ounces in the 340, you won't find another gun in this weight that offers 5 shots. I'll be using 38 +Ps in this one.


Carried in a light IWB holster, it is easily concealed under a T shirt, but is super fast to draw when you need it. I'm a big fan of the IWB holster. I don't think there's a better combination of conceal-ability and accessibility. I'm with Shaky on NOT using a boot or ankle holster as your main carry holster. Bad idea.

Personally, I think any Airweight 38+P J frame Smith is a good carry gun. Because they are so popular, lots of aftermarket grips for them lots of holster choices, too. As with any lightweight gun, you need to practice to shoot them with accuracy, but they are actually quite accurate, once you learn to shoot them. Can't say that about a lot small guns.

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In warm weather, my LCR-357 is in a Galco Nemesis pocket holster in front jeans pocket. Cold, just loose in a lower coat pocket; or a Galco Stinger on the belt. I have a Fobus on the belt or a Galco IWB as options. I actually rarely carry, so never have really decided what I like best.
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One of the many reasons I love this forum is the over 400 years of firearm handling experience of the main contributors.

All excellent choices that work for the user & many others.

Now here is my main CCW, a Sig P238

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My CCW is a 640 Pro Series. I had a "action job" performed by a S&W master gun smith. It is now a 10 pound trigger pull and is smooth as glass!!!!
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Don't forget this Cane Fu stuff is faster then a gun in a holster under 5 feet and will allow you the time if you need to draw your gun and place a accurate shot in bad guys . .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GuZY1RWO2dw


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This thread is 16 months old.... I started to edit my last post to reflect losing my LCRs for the SPs, but apparently you can't edit old entries.
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I'm sorry. I didn't look when the original was posted. Won't happen again.
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I'm sorry. I didn't look when the original was posted. Won't happen again.
That is ok ..... If there is any other old post PLEASE post them I didn't remember this one . so it is new too me , plus I enjoy reading old post so again .
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Even some of us that have been here awhile miss a thread now and then. Post away sdb! We need the activity!
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I'm sorry. I didn't look when the original was posted. Won't happen again.
No problem! Your post fit the thread, so that's fine. I was going to update that old one of mine, and add a new one, but the forum layout won't do it.

Anyhow, eight posts back, I descibed my carrying an LCR, which I don't have anymore. Three went back to Ruger, and I said "Enough". They asked me what I wanted, and traded me even for a SP101 .357. I haven't decided how to carry it best, but I have several holsters to try, most left over from the LCRs. I used to wonder about everyone ending up with a box of holsters. Now I know..........I have nineteen holsters for my four handguns......

These nine fit my .357 SP:

* DeSantis Nemesis pocket
* Hunter Versa-Fit cut down to fit
* Fobus paddle
* Fobus Roto-Belt
* Uncle Mike's Sidekick
* Allen Cortez nylon
* Galco Stow-And-Go IWB
* Bianchi Professional 100 IWB
* Bianchi Shadow II pancake

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We've had much older threads resurrected, it's all good. The important rules around here seem to be about civility, which I like. Post where you find anything interesting. As TGR said we forget these and it's always fun to see a thread get new life.
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