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Old July 28, 2019, 07:59 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by 2damnold4this View Post
What type of clothing do you wear, OhioGuy?
When I need to wear a deep concealment gun, it's because I'm in business casual or formal work attire, could be a tucked in polo or perhaps a dress shirt. Cool months are no issue, I can hide my PPS or heck my 15 round CZ P-07 under a suit jacket or sweater vest. It's mainly warmer months, or at least times when I don't have an outer cover garment. Cargo shorts or hiking pants have good deep pockets, my khakis or dress pants don't.
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Old August 2, 2019, 07:56 PM   #52
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I have a 442 S&W with Hogue or Pachmayr grip in my pocket every day all day.
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Old August 3, 2019, 05:07 AM   #53
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I have a Smith & Wesson 042 Centennial hammerless that I've carried in my blue jeans and shorts pockets for years.
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Old August 7, 2019, 12:12 AM   #54
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One of my regular EDCs is the LCR in .38+p, shrouded hammer. Literally fits in my right front Jean's pocket, no snag, no print. It's an excellent choice for CCW, imho.
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Old August 7, 2019, 06:18 AM   #55
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Have you considered a NAA Mini? Here is a link for some carry options for the NAA Mini.
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Old August 8, 2019, 09:50 AM   #56
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I have 3 of the NAA minis they are truly pocket pistols. For me the draw back is being single action. I have a Seecamp 380 that I pocket carry regularly.
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Old August 8, 2019, 12:06 PM   #57
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I carry a S&W 638 humpback in a Blackhawk size 4 pocket holster in my right front pocket. It is not noticeable when carried in jean pockets or in the pocket of the popular baggy cargo shorts. It draws rapidly without snagging and the tacky outer fabric of the holster always keeps it in place.

I don't know about carrying it in the pocket of dress pants as I am a retiree and only wear those things to weddings and funerals.
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Old August 10, 2019, 05:52 PM   #58
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Originally Posted by Bill DeShivs View Post
I will guarantee that I can't get any of those S&Ws or the Colt in my pockets.
Carrying a 35 ounce revolver in your pocket is absurd-as is saying the .38 Spl is a "marginally effective" caliber.
I totally agree. I carry an LCR357 (17 oz) in a Desantis pocket holster or a Kydex IWB. I shoot it rather accurately also. I use only ARX 77 grain .38Spcl ammo in it. I have never felt undergunned.
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Old August 13, 2019, 09:32 AM   #59
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I understand the idea behind carrying a small revolver that easier to conceal, but to be honest I'd still prefer a holster.
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Old August 13, 2019, 02:17 PM   #60
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My 642 works better in my pocket than any semi. The revolver has rounded shapes - just like the human body. Semis are blocky and not shaped like any part of the human body.
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Old August 28, 2019, 02:31 PM   #61
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Smith 642, 5 rds 38 cal, no hammer, 2 inch barrel sticky pocket holster works well for me. My wife checks me out, it can't be seen in normal pants or shorts, even jeans. No skinny pants for me.
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Old August 28, 2019, 03:58 PM   #62
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I pocket carry a S&W 649 J-Frame 27 oz. loaded. I were cargo pants or dickies in a holster from desantis
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Old August 29, 2019, 10:15 AM   #63
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I similarly have to wear suit pants or khakis most of the time so pocket carry is my thing as well. And i like to carry revolvers. I’ve tried most of the snubbies out there except for the Taurus 380. I tried two different Ruger LCRs and couldn’t make them work. They were also surprisingly inaccurate when compared to single piece barreled snubbies. They have a great trigger and are the same on height and length with the Smiths, but they are bigger in every other aspect (all the other measurements, especially the trigger guard) and even with boot grips i just couldn’t pocket carry it comfortably in the types of pants i have to wear.

I eventually settled on the Smith 442 pro series (and swapped out the springs for a Wolff kit) or a Charter Arms undercover lite. Charter sells a separate “no hammer spur” hammer replacement for their revolvers for really cheap, so you can make any of their models hammerless. The Charter is lighter and smaller (especially when hammerless) but i like how the 442 pro series will accept moon clips so i get more reliable ejection if i have to reload (i carry a speed strip for the reload).

Your pocket holster selection is also a big deal. Many are bulky. I selected a kydex one that only does a couple things. It covers the trigger guard, it keeps the gun upright in the pocket for a quick draw, and it has a hook causing it to catch and snap off as part of the draw stroke. Makes for very rapid deployment. Check out Boraii holsters.

In terms of 380 pistols, i also have tried several 380s, 32s and 9mms for pocket carry. I had an LC9 but it was too big and not very accurate. 32s had reliability issues. I’m currently using a Ruger LCP2 in 380 which shoots way more comfortably than most, and has been reliable so far.

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Old August 29, 2019, 06:00 PM   #64
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Look into the Taurus View revolver(it was a 85 with a very small grip and short barrel, with a clear side plate, later changed to an aluminum one). That'd be a great size for a pocket revolver, and in .38 special. They don't make them anymore, but you might be able to find them online.
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Old August 31, 2019, 12:48 PM   #65
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Look into the Taurus View revolver(it was a 85 with a very small grip and short barrel, with a clear side plate, later changed to an aluminum one). That'd be a great size for a pocket revolver
Would have been great. Except they were so great they only made them for a year or two it that! Maybe if they would have just called them something else, and never put the see through plastic side plate on it.
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Old September 1, 2019, 03:32 PM   #66
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My old Charter Arms .38 Special I owned a LONG time ago did. Pretty good little gun. Sadly, I sold it. Shoulda kept it.
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Old September 2, 2019, 09:01 PM   #67
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Amazing.......what's changed?

The late C.R.Sam (I'm jumping to the conclusion Sam passed on since he hasn't posted here since about 2004 & was in his late 80's at that time) - weighed all of 140/145 pounds & packed a 3" K frame in his front pant pocket.

He also packed a 4" and 5" (S&W M29/M28) in his jacket pocket.

Matter of fact, after spending the last hour looking back at Sam's posts to verify exactly what he packed and where, there's bunches of posts from the early days of TFL referring to "pocket carry" of all sorts of stuff.

Might not be a bad idea to rummage through some of them and find out how they all managed to do it.
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