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Posted: 11/25/2005 12:53:14 AM EDT
looking at j frame smiths for front pocket ccw what model # do you guys like?
Link Posted: 11/25/2005 3:54:50 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/25/2005 3:58:10 AM EDT by AR-10]
Hammerless would be best. Skip the uber light weight models. Get some flat bottom two finger wood grips.

A model 640,shown here, with grips like the ones shown on this 36 LS fits nicely in my front pocket.
Link Posted: 11/25/2005 7:23:13 AM EDT
+1 on the SW 640. Carry mine in and Uncle Mikes pocket holster
Link Posted: 11/25/2005 7:29:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cowboyhat:
+1 on the SW 640. Carry mine in and Uncle Mikes pocket holster




The 640 is a bit bigger and heavier than the airweight 642 and 442.
Link Posted: 11/25/2005 11:44:32 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 11/25/2005 11:50:33 AM EDT by Camel]
Go with the S&W 642/442 or 340/340PD. They're the best game in town for J frame pocket carry.

They conceal in the pocket, don't pull your pants down and are an acceptable CCW caliber.

340PD

340

442

642
Link Posted: 11/26/2005 7:24:34 AM EDT
I've got an older model 38 "Bodyguard" Airweight. The Bodyguard has a shrouded hammer with part of it still exposed. It gives you the option of shooting double or single action while still having the hammer covered for a clean pocket draw.
Link Posted: 11/28/2005 9:24:05 PM EDT
I carry a 642 in a DeSantis Nemisis holster, with Bianchi Speed Strips for backup..

I had a Model 38 Bodyguard, I have to say I like the 642 better.

If you pocket carry, I highly recommend some kind of holster. Like I said before, I have the Nemisis but there are many other options out there, depending on how much you want to spend.
Link Posted: 11/29/2005 3:53:26 AM EDT
I'm a fan of my recently acquired M37... if you don't mind forking up the extra money, find one with the firing pin on the hammer and no lock
Link Posted: 11/29/2005 6:43:46 PM EDT
SW 442 is nice, it's the black one. I carry it in an Uncle Mike's #4 pocket holster, or a DeSantis Nemesis. I have the 642 also which is stainless, also nice. I had a problem with the 642 which is about 7 years old. SW paid to have it returned, gave me a new frame free of charge, and sent it back within 14 days! Now that's service. I do like the wooden grips of the Lady Smith.
Link Posted: 11/30/2005 5:15:28 AM EDT
The 642/442 is the all around best bet for pocket carry IMO. Considerably cheaper than the 340PD and much more forgiving in hand pain when training with it.
Link Posted: 12/1/2005 2:24:26 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 12/1/2005 8:30:59 PM EDT by FotoTomas]

Originally Posted By k12lts:
I've got an older model 38 "Bodyguard" Airweight. The Bodyguard has a shrouded hammer with part of it still exposed. It gives you the option of shooting double or single action while still having the hammer covered for a clean pocket draw.



+1 on the model 38 Bodyguard. I have owned them all except for the scandium designs and my old 1959 Model 38 flatlatch is the one I have kept. I carry it in a Uncle Mikes size 3 pocket holster or the DeSantis Nemisis for baggier trousers. I have the factory wood "diamond" grips on it with a Tyler T-Grip adapter. A-1 pocket rocket medicine! he

Edit in a couple of photos!

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/FotoTomas/SWModel38withholsterw.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v180/FotoTomas/Bodyguard_on_wood_w.jpg
Link Posted: 12/1/2005 8:07:43 PM EDT
I carry a Model 60 with a bobbed hammer. It works real well.
Link Posted: 12/1/2005 8:33:09 PM EDT
My Taurus "clone " of S&W bodyguard.

Link Posted: 12/1/2005 9:37:29 PM EDT
gander mountain in minnesota has a taurus 85 w/ ctc lasergrips for 500 bucks. i'm gunna snatch that up pretty quick here...
Link Posted: 12/1/2005 9:44:17 PM EDT
I like my little airweight
Link Posted: 12/3/2005 6:17:38 PM EDT
+1 on the 38/638. I've had a 638 for several years and carry it alot. I use either an Uncle Mikes or a no-name nylon inside the pants holster.
Link Posted: 12/3/2005 7:42:19 PM EDT
thanks for all the replys ,i picked up a 642 airweight today at the funshow 360.00 out the door.
Link Posted: 12/11/2005 10:15:13 AM EDT

Originally Posted By pipefitter:
thanks for all the replys ,i picked up a 642 airweight today at the funshow 360.00 out the door.



Excellent choice, great price. Congrats!
Link Posted: 12/16/2005 8:21:46 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Camel:
Go with the S&W 642/442 or 340/340PD. They're the best game in town for J frame pocket carry.

They conceal in the pocket, don't pull your pants down and are an acceptable CCW caliber.

340PD

340

442

642



+1 good info
Link Posted: 12/19/2005 4:06:09 PM EDT
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