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Old 09-06-2009, 08:23   #26
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Those of you carrying the snubbies, are you carrying spare ammo? Just curious.
I carry a speed strip with 6 extra rounds.
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Old 09-06-2009, 21:22   #27
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Those of you carrying the snubbies, are you carrying spare ammo? Just curious.
I carry five extra rounds in a speed strip (3/gap/2 configuration) in one pocket (weak side), the snubbie in the front pocket strong side.
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Old 09-09-2009, 10:42   #28
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I would personally rather carry 2 J-Frames.

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Old 09-15-2009, 08:33   #29
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I cant do the sub Glocks in a pocket. They are way to big for me, and when I was able to get the 26 into my front pocket, drawing was a joke!

I recenlty picked up a Ruger LCR and it is awsome! Need to get some CT grips for it and hopefully an XS Big Dot when they come out.

When I am forced to dress a particular way and can not conceal my semi auto IWB, I take my snubbie. Its better than nothing, which is what I was faced with.

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Old 09-15-2009, 19:13   #30
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I pocket carry a 25 ounce, stainless steel, 5 shot, 9mm, S/W 940 snub nearly year round here in FL wearing just shorts and t-shirt. In the other pocket is another 5 round clip as backup. Makes for an almost invisible carry package. I couldn't do that with a G26. Yes, I did own one. Did.
Is a S&W 940 the same thing as a S&W CS9? I have never seen/heard of a S&W 940? Got a pic?
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Old 10-04-2009, 22:12   #31
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I have the G26 and the Smith 642-1 (pre-lock) Centennial style revolver. I find the 26 prints way more in some of the pants if I wear it doing pocket carry. Love the firepower of the 26, but that 642 can go with me always. For my house gun the G19 wins the nod.
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Old 10-04-2009, 23:18   #32
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The 940 is a discontinued 5 shot 9mm J frame revolver that uses moon clips.
It looks alot like a S&W 640 38 Special. It is a neat idea but spare ammo in the moon clips is somewhat difficult to carry. For me the clips seemed to be fragile and bent easily. My last 940-1 sold for $575.00 complete with the original box. The Glock 26 works much better for me as a pocket gun, holds twice as many rounds and easier to shoot.


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Is a S&W 940 the same thing as a S&W CS9? I have never seen/heard of a S&W 940? Got a pic?
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Old 10-05-2009, 07:25   #33
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Obviously you guys have not tried the Kahr PM9, or the Taurus PT709 9 mm single stack. I actually like the PT709 best. It is the glock that "GLOCK" should have made!
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Old 10-05-2009, 13:37   #34
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I have the same problem with the G26 printing and I keep trying different holsters. I carry either the 638 or the Ruger LCR and sometimes, the G26. I find the "snubbys" to be lighter, more concealable and easier to carry. It's a matter of preference, though, so all of them are great as carry guns.
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Old 10-05-2009, 15:11   #35
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I own a 27 and a 642. Hands down for pocket carry or summer gun with just a pair of shorts with an elastic band is the 642. The 27 for me is just to chunky for pocket or inside the waist carry although my brother carries his inside the waist and doesn't have a problem with it. I like the accuracy, round count and firepower of the 27 but I like the light weight and bulletproof reliability of a revolver.
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Old 10-06-2009, 17:59   #36
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I find the baby Glocks too large for pocket carry so the J frame would get the nod. If I acutally need the gun to defend myself, it would be Glock all the way.
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:52   #37
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I owned a G26 for a short while. I decided for me that pocket carry of my 642 or 638 was much easier. Also, I had some reliability issues with my 26, which most probably are related to me, not the gun.

So, I am sticking with my G19s and jframes.

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Old 10-07-2009, 07:31   #38
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I tried the G26 in my pocket again. It is too snug in my right hand pocket of my Carpenter Jeans but, not in the left. I bought a new 442 to carry in my off hand pocket and only carry the Glock on the waist now. My 357 Snubs fit IWB better. Normally I carry extra ammo for every gun I carry.
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Old 06-07-2010, 18:59   #39
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For me pocket carry is the most comfortable means of carrying. I have tried about every kind of IWB holster made, but it is just not comfortable for me. I carry my S&W 442 the majority of the time, and occasionally my G-26, although it is a little on the heavy side. If I ever were to be in a situation where I needed to use it the Glock is far superior to the snubbie. I shoot both quite a bit, but with the snubbie you almost have to be able to touch the guy to be accurate with it. With the G-26 that is not the case at all. I would love it if someone came out with small 9mm for pocket carry.
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If it was just for carrying comfort, I'd carry my J-Frame, but having actually been in a few real life shootings, I carry a Glock 27 (minumum) at all times. I also keep a round in the chamber. I have never been in a shooting, and wished I had my J-Frame. However, I have been in a shooting, and wished I had my M-4 instead of my handgun. My J-frame is strictly a back-up gun. If I have a J-Frame, I also have something else.
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Old 06-07-2010, 23:32   #41
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I want something lighter that doesn't print as much as my G26.
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Looks to me like your looking for a 2" J frame Airweight!@!
Even after already having My 9mm 940 Centennial, The Airweight is the Best Concealed carry firearm I have ever seen..

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Old 06-08-2010, 01:30   #42
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If it was just for carrying comfort, I'd carry my J-Frame, but having actually been in a few real life shootings, I carry a Glock 27 (minumum) at all times. I also keep a round in the chamber. I have never been in a shooting, and wished I had my J-Frame. However, I have been in a shooting, and wished I had my M-4 instead of my handgun. My J-frame is strictly a back-up gun. If I have a J-Frame, I also have something else.
Those are my thoughts as well. The (carry) comfort of a light, 5-shot snubby is most important right up to the point you need to use it IMO, at which time I'd want something bigger with more capacity. Always tradeoffs. There is the idea of something, then the reality of it. For me, the G26 is the smallest I'll go.
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Those are my thoughts as well. The (carry) comfort of a light, 5-shot snubby is most important right up to the point you need to use it IMO, at which time I'd want something bigger with more capacity. Always tradeoffs. There is the idea of something, then the reality of it. For me, the G26 is the smallest I'll go.
Yep. I'm not trying to make a fashion statement, and my weapon is not a good luck charm. The slight discomfort is a good trade-off for having something that is adequate for an actual situation. I don't carry my J-Frame for this reason as a primary means of self-defense. Tennis shoes are more comfortable than heavy mountain climbing boots, but only a fool scales Mt. Everest wearing tennis shoes. Maybe not a direct comparison, but you get the point. The right tool for the job is the best.
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Old 06-08-2010, 15:48   #44
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I would love it if someone came out with small 9mm for pocket carry.
Like a Kahr PM9 in a DeSantis pocket holster?
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Old 06-08-2010, 16:18   #45
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I currently pocket carry a Glock 26. It works for pocket carry but just barely. I'm thinking of getting a 642 Airweight for pocket carry. Has anybody had experience carrying both in the pocket and can you let me know which you preferred? I want something lighter that doesn't print as much as my G26. Thanks.
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Having owned and carried both, I would STRONGLY recommend you go to a range and put 25 rounds through an Airweight before you consider buying one. The feeling is best described as slamming your hand in a car door. I've been shooting most of my life and am not particularly recoil sensitive, but the 642 is the only gun I've ever sold because I just couldn't deal with the recoil.

The difference between the G26 and 642 is "twice the recoil, half the rounds"

Why not look at a Kahr MK9 or even an LCP (if you're willing to go down to .380)? The MK9 is a VERY nice gun and carries decently in the pocket. The PM9 is lighter (the MK9 weighs as much as a G26) but I don't have any personal experience with it.

Seriously : be sure you shoot 25-50 rounds through a 642. One good exercise : fire a couple of those cylinders as fast as you can and watch where your shots land. There are people who can shoot them quickly and accurately, but I wince in sympathy every time I see someone rent one of those at the range ...
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I would personally rather carry 2 J-Frames.
Well, that's one way of getting the 10 rounds you have in a G26 ....
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Old 06-08-2010, 16:30   #47
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Old 06-12-2010, 07:44   #48
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Lately I have been pocket carrying my LCR all day everyday. When I leave the house I strap up my Glock 26 and spare 15 rd mag IN ADDITION to the snub.

Snubs can have a significant advantage over their weight. Being able to have a full grip on it in your pocket w/o anyone knowing can buy you time in a situation to get rounds off fast and transition to your primary pistol, my primary being the 26. Snubs have their place for sure. I don't like having them as a primary, but I will if I have no other choice.

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