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Old February 11, 2020, 05:38 PM   #1
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EDC Primary revolver, anyone?

who actually ccws a revolver as their primary EDC, winter, summer, be darned?
not I got one as a truck gun, or I have one in the glove box, or I drop one in the pocket for quick runs to the stop and rob, or I tuck one when I walk the dog or cut the grass.....

what's the gun, what's the holster, why did you pick it?

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Old February 11, 2020, 07:11 PM   #2
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My EDC changes with weather, wardrobe, and what I'm doing. In an average year, I'm probably carrying a revolver 50-70% of the time.

My most carried gun is an LCR 327. I carry it in an Elite Survival pocket holster. I keep it loaded with 85-grain Hydra-Shoks. That gives me six reasonably powerful shots and I can shoot them fairly well. It's comfortable and easy to carry. It's my default for warmer weather or when I'm feeling lazy.
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Old February 11, 2020, 07:49 PM   #3
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I cant get elite survival to pull up. do you have a pic of your set up with the gun and holster?
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Old February 11, 2020, 08:37 PM   #4
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Jerry,

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When I'm camping... Ruger LCRx .38 special in a DeSantis pancake.
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Old February 11, 2020, 08:42 PM   #5
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When I'm camping... Ruger LCRx .38 special in a DeSantis pancake.
do you camp every day? that's why I asked about EDC.
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Old February 11, 2020, 08:55 PM   #6
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Well, every day when I'm camping. My God you're a picky fellow.
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Old February 11, 2020, 09:04 PM   #7
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In all fairness and for the sake of open disclosure though, it is what I also carry most other times as well. The holster is just so damn comfortable!
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Old February 11, 2020, 09:54 PM   #8
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I carry a Ruger SP101 probably 80% of the time. AIWB in a Galco tuck & go.

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Old February 11, 2020, 11:48 PM   #9
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I do carry a revolver - an LCRX .327 - day in, day out, all seasons, probably 90% of the time I'm carrying.

Once in a while I will switch to a Glock 42 and, rarely, a Single Seven birdshead.

My thinking on the "it's just a quick run to the store" is, if it's good enough for that, it's good enough for any other time.
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Old February 12, 2020, 12:34 AM   #10
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I am about 50-50.
In times I want to go to the city I often carry an auto because it's more compact and hides easier.
But for my day to day, around the land here, and in the smaller towns I carry a revolver most times, but often I don't conceal it. Most times it's either a 4" 44 or 45, or a 6" 357, all N-Frame S&Ws
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Old February 12, 2020, 12:56 AM   #11
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I carry a 686+ with 3" barrel.
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Old February 12, 2020, 02:55 AM   #12
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I do. Have for years. Carried a Taurus 85 for about 20 years, then a Smith 642 for about 4 years. Currently carry a Smith 640. Still have all of them; never went anywhere.

I've always carried IWB at about 1 o' clock. Most of the time with a cheap generic nylon holster, but more recently with something made of good leather and a little nicer. I'd rather keep my pockets free for other things.



Why? I cast my lot with .38/.357 a long time ago. I like the platform. I will admit that sometimes the issue of capacity crosses my mind, but I haven't changed anything yet. I own a couple of semis and could carry them, but the small revolver is like an old and trusted friend. I may look into some of the newer and smaller 6-shot revolvers that are now available for carry (K6, new Cobra) at some point.
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I cant get elite survival to pull up. do you have a pic of your set up with the gun and holster?
I think the kids call this an "EDC pocket dump". Keys, wallet, and phone are not included. (I'll use the knife to trim that loose thread in a minute.)

This is the best pocket holster I've tried and it's surprisingly inexpensive. It does a good job maintaining orientation and breaks up the print a little. The outside seems to be a soft textured rubber and the inside seems to be smooth nylon. It protects the gun well enough and promotes a smooth draw. It's also pretty durable.

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Old February 12, 2020, 05:50 AM   #14
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S&W M69 2.5" barrel.. (L frame .44 magnum)
Galco H819T shoulder holster <--horrid uncomfortable expensive POS.
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Old February 12, 2020, 05:50 AM   #15
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S&W 442 in an Uncle Mike's pocket holster. I feel it is important to carry one gun and only one gun, practice with it until it is an extension of your own hand. After a lot of trial and experimenting I just feel this is the one for me.
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Old February 12, 2020, 10:02 AM   #16
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Carried a Charter classic Bulldog .44 Special for a long time in an OWB leather DeSantis holster. Just recently bought a SA Hellcat compact 9mm for EDC. Never felt underfunded with the Bulldog.
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Old February 12, 2020, 10:37 AM   #17
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In light clothing (Tee Shirt) I carry an LCR in 38 SPL, with a speed bees speedloader in a pocket. A kydex IWB holster I got from amozon for like $20. at 13 oz, it barely feels like its there.

In any heavier clothing I like to carry my 3 inch GP100 357 in a De Santis leather thumb break holster on strong side and with that I use an HKS speedloader. It rides a little high, but conceals well because of that.

I don't hate semiautos, and own a few glocks, but I like revolvers. Don't really have a good explanation for why, I just like carrying a revolver.
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Old February 12, 2020, 05:16 PM   #18
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When I do carry a revolver as my primary EDC, and that's getting to be less and less often, it's most often in a shoulder holster.



When the temperatures plunge down below about 60F/16C and it's heavy coat and parka time I'll use may old Hunter snap on/snap off belt holster or my Lou Alessi pocket holster.


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Old February 12, 2020, 08:29 PM   #19
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I carry a Ruger LCR357 as my EDC in rotation with a 3" LCRx357 because I shoot both well. I keep both loaded with ARX . 38 Spcl 77 grain.
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Old February 12, 2020, 09:12 PM   #20
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Carried a 38 Special, stubby, in a shoulder holster , every day, for over 30 years.
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Old February 13, 2020, 05:20 AM   #21
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Astra .38Spl, 6-shot snub!

Quite attached to it, but would really love a Redhawk .357 8-shot!

I picked it because:
  • revolvers make more sense here due to the condition 3 carry requirement for semis
  • S&W/Ruger are rare and expensive
  • Taurus are the only other common revolver and whilst some love them others seem to have issues so..
  • I found it at an excellent price
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I carried a Taurus M380 for a while, until I realized my Glock 42 was 'about' the same size and was 7+1...so...........
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Old February 13, 2020, 04:15 PM   #23
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do you have a pic of your set up with the gun and holster?
Great suggestion!
It constantly amazes me that holster manufacturers don't provide this.
https://www.galcogunleather.com/insi...sters_8_7.html

https://unclemikes.com/holsters/conc...ide-the-pants/

etc., etc.

I really want to see a full torso with the holster and gun and how they are carrying. There's a few vendors that include this info and some even have videos (!) but I which it was the rule rather than the exception.

IMhO holsters are MUCH more frustrating to buy than firearms.
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Old February 13, 2020, 09:21 PM   #24
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who actually ccws a revolver as their primary EDC, winter, summer, be darned?
< raises hand & waves>

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not I got one as a truck gun, or I have one in the glove box, or I drop one in the pocket for quick runs to the stop and rob, or I tuck one when I walk the dog or cut the grass.....

what's the gun, what's the holster, why did you pick it?
S&W 642, or Taurus 605. One or the other, depending on whim.

Desantis Nemesis, Mika pocket holster, or Galco Triton IWB slightly modified.

Why did I pick? The Taurus was a whim, 10-12 years ago, that worked out. The S&W was part of the ongoing evolution of my carry, what I replaced a different snub with that had turned out to be prone to breaking transfer bars.

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Old February 15, 2020, 04:27 PM   #25
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I carry a J-frame or NAA mini.
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