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Old October 9, 2012, 12:43 PM   #26
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If you find your gun still too heavy with a belt and holster, consider suspenders. They will allow you to carry a heavy gun without strain, all day long. Use the belt and the suspenders. I pocket carry all year round with no belt, just suspenders. Works very well for me.
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Old October 9, 2012, 01:42 PM   #27
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When I worked at a gun store I wore a Smith & Wesson four inch model 625 for eight hours a day. I wore it a little back of my hip in a raking forward holster. It was comfortable to wear; so comfortable that one dayI forget to take it off, I don't have a ccw, when my shift ended and I walked into a convience store carrying a concealed weapon.

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Old October 9, 2012, 03:40 PM   #28
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Yup. I used to carry a 5 in. 625 or a 5 in. 1911 all day when I taught on range days. With a good leather rig it is really not that uncomfortable. I carry them in the same spot you described. I have an old Ernie Hill speedleather belt with a steel insert sewn in. The only time it became a problem for me was if I had to constantly get in and out of vehicles throughout the day. (especially if it had those wrap around seat backs in it) Suspenders are a very good addition to your rig. I used them a lot when having to carry radios, Maglites and full size guns and reloads. They really help with all that junk.

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Old October 9, 2012, 04:36 PM   #29
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I like my two inch Model 10 for carry once in a while.
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Old October 12, 2012, 12:57 PM   #30
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I still pack my S&W four inch barrel Model 19 Combat Magnum on my belt some days. Mostly when I shoot revolver matches I wear the same guns for self defense the rest of the day. Many years ago the Combat Magnum was both my duty and off duty choice. No finer carry revolver made for the combination of quality, smoothness, balance, size, weight and power.

Easily and comfortably carried around all day in a quality belt and holster rig.
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Old October 12, 2012, 01:59 PM   #31
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I have been carrying my Taurus 4" 7 shot 357. AIWB and a LCR357 in the pocket.
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Old October 12, 2012, 11:15 PM   #32
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This is only a tad bigger than a J-Frame. It's only 30 ounces heavier than a 642

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Old October 13, 2012, 12:37 AM   #33
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Get a 4" K frame smith & western and be done with it. The bbl is the easy part to conceal, the grip and cylindewr are the tough parts.
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Old October 13, 2012, 01:06 AM   #34
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I have a 3" Model 13, and it makes a very comfortable OWB that isn't very hard to conceal.

I don't always carry a revolver, but when I do, it is usually a 3" Model 13.
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Old October 13, 2012, 11:32 PM   #35
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Originally Posted by drail;
A 4 in. GP 100 is too heavy to lug around? Good grief! You really need to go to the gym and work out more. I am 60 years old and retired on full medical disability and walk with a cane and I have "lugged" an L frame around for at least 20 years. You've been brainwashed. Buy a good belt and holster and you can carry any handgun (unless you're more crippled than I am)
same here ... typically no cane but bad knees. The key is a good belt and good holster. I don't even realize my 4" gp100 is there.
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Old October 14, 2012, 08:34 PM   #36
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Well, I have been pack'in a .38/.357 - SP101 stubby spurless in an ankle rig for most of the last 4 weeks. All day every day for at least 2 of those weeks.

All day every day on a 10 day 1700 mile trip, in and out of restarants, motels, Museums and steady for the 9 days since arriving home. The more I pack it, the less I feel it and no one has picked up on the fact that it is there.

Yes, I'd like to pack one of my other pieces, but the ankle rig allows for carry when the others would simply not be out of sight.

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Old October 17, 2012, 09:27 PM   #37
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I have a Pro Series S&W 627 and a 4" Python that I've carried. The S&W was a tank. The python was no bad.

I just scored a S&W Performance Center Model 586 L-Comp with a ported barrel and 7 rounds of 357. I cannot wait to receive it.
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Old October 17, 2012, 09:29 PM   #38
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Charter Arms Bulldog .44 Special - 21 ounces and big bore.
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Old October 17, 2012, 09:47 PM   #39
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If a pistol won't do it remember what Clyde carried

Clyde Chestnut Barrow was rumored to carry a 1918 BAR or a12 gauge pump shotgun under his coat when he and Bonnie were out robbing innocent farmers and killing Policemen. He refered to them as his, 'whip-it', guns.
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Old October 18, 2012, 09:20 AM   #40
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Any K frame that suits your fancy.
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Old October 18, 2012, 09:51 AM   #41
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S&W 696 3 in. L frame .44 Spl. Best carry rig I've found after years of trying most of the "other" stuff. .44 Spl. is one of the finest cartridges we have come up with. You can easily surpass .45 ACP ballistics and still have rapid follow up shots in a mid sized snub if you handload for it.
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