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Snubbie owners, I'm looking for a holster

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by ARP, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. ARP


    Jan 29, 2012
    today, hopefully (if they have it in stock) I'm buying a S&W 642(stainless .38 sp snubnose revolver) I think I am looking for an OWB, canted about 4:30 position, leather cross draw holster. I have a leathersmith that can make me a custom one if not available. When i say 4:30, meaning the grip is parallel to my belt so when I reach across my hand naturally falls onto the grip or if I were pointing my trigger finger with hand configured in the shape of a gun it would be 4:30 on a clock.

    I have narrowed down my search for a holster like this because of the size of the gun, position feels so comfortable to me and makes sense. I do not have a big stomach in the way so being able to carry like this is very doable. Don't really like it on the hip , lower back, ankle. Second viable option is a jacket pocket or same position IWB. The cross draw on something that small just feels right.

    Comments both pro and con welcome.
  2. Bill Keith

    Bill Keith

    Jan 3, 2006
    Humble, TX
    Tons of folks make J frame holsters. I'd suggest you go to and peruse the selections and reviews:wavey:

  3. G26S239

    G26S239 NRA Patron

    Mar 17, 2008
  4. Like this?

    Last edited: Mar 23, 2012
  5. ARP


    Jan 29, 2012
    Like I said, I can get a custom made holster, cheap too. And quality made. I don't want to get into a ordering spree only to find out it is not what I want or the canting is the wrong angle. Perhaps I will locate a picture and take it to the leathersmith and go from there.
  6. hogship

    hogship It's MY Island


    This one is a Don Hume, and I don't believe it's been in production this century........but, something like this one would be exactly what you're looking for, I think!

    The little leather piece on the back side, and above the frame/hammer stays between the gun and you is a good thing to have.........

    Last edited: Mar 23, 2012
  7. Bullman

    Bullman Deranged Deputy

    Oct 11, 2003
    SW Virginia
    Is that holster open at the bottom? My Sp101 has a 3 inch barrel and I wonder if it would work?
  8. midwest_98


    Feb 14, 2012
    Chk out great leather holsters

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  9. Bullman

    Bullman Deranged Deputy

    Oct 11, 2003
    SW Virginia

    Now is that meant to be OWB, or can it be IWB as well. I noticed the reinforced top and I was curious. Does it have an open bottom that would work with a 3 inch gun?
  10. It is an OWB cross draw. We could make one for a 3". That is for a snubbie.
  11. DoubleWide


    Sep 3, 2008
    Have you tried sitting with a gun in that position? Even a snubbie wouldn't work for me, but everyone's a little different.
  12. hogship

    hogship It's MY Island

    I think you'd be better off to find a holster made for the 3" barrel specifically. Looks like Seth will make you a custom one that's just right.

    The reason I don't think a holster intended for a snubnose would be acceptable, is I'm betting the front sight would tend to snag on the draw........:shocked:

  13. lowflyer

    lowflyer Capitalist

    Sep 1, 2006
    Middle Earth
    I'd get a Remora and carry IWB to figure out the cant. Cheap, comfortable, and secure. I get nothing for my endorsement. I'm just a happy customer. I have carried in custom leather for years. I'm also a big fan of my 642.
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2012

  14. You would be correct, sir.
  15. nathanours

    nathanours Texan

    I'd just have something custom made. It usually seems to be the best option. I've heard seth's is really good, and I've got a couple products made by lobo gun leather that are excellent.
  16. Bullman

    Bullman Deranged Deputy

    Oct 11, 2003
    SW Virginia
    You both would be
  17. I just sold my model 637 because I didn't really need a sixth EDC. I felt the Desantis Intruder IWB holster did the trick just fine for an affordable price. I wore it at 4:30 because it seemed the most comfortable to wear and draw from. I will miss that gun but it had to go to make room for my Glock 35.
  18. concretefuzzynuts

    concretefuzzynuts Brew Crew

    Dec 27, 2011
    That is a sweet cross draw. I'm a big fan of cross draw holsters. I find it is a more comfortable holster while driving. Of course I carry several different ways. :whistling:
  19. fnfalman

    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

    Oct 23, 2000
    California & New Mexico, US
    A detachable crossdraw holster from Seth's Custom Gunleathers...who woulda thunk of that? Hehe.
  20. piccopower

    piccopower still a noob :(

    Jun 6, 2010
    Missouri, Greenwood
    Just my two cents...picked up a little Vega iwb for a little 4
    42....its great...check em out...price wasn't bad either ..
    Last edited: Apr 7, 2012