I just got a S&W 638 snubbie. I bought a Nemesis holster for it and it looks awful in jeans or cargo shorts-- it looks like I have a brick in my pocket. I am slender and like to wear my clothes rather form fitting (i.e., I don't wear loose or baggy pants). The gun, without a holster, conceals much better in both shorts and jeans. I don't keep anything else in the gun pocket and am comfortable that with the fairly heavy trigger pull no accidents will happen. But I don't like the idea of the gun coming into contact with so much lint, surface friction, etc. by not using a holster. Does anyone pocket carry without a holster? Will the gun's finish hold up, etc if I do that? Alternatively, does anyone have a recommendation on a more slim-line pocket holster than will not look so bulky in my pocket? IWB is not an option because if I was wearing a shirt that would conceal the 638 well IWB I'd just take my Glock 27 IWB. Thanks for the advice. Wanna kill these ads? We can help!