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Who Mexican carries their snub?

Discussion in 'The Snubbie Club' started by REA9mm, May 7, 2010.

  1. REA9mm

    REA9mm get ready

    So, I just got my first snubbie yesterday and I've been trying to find the best way to carry it. The IWB holster I got just doesnt feel comfortable anywhere and adds too much bulk for good concealment. I tried doing pocket carry this morning, but it just didnt feel right too me, plus I think this snubbie is a little too heavy for that.

    I'm 6'0" 240lbs. so obviously I've got a little gut in the front. The most comfortable carry position I've found so far is doing mexican carry in a cross draw position at about 10:30 - 11. The gun disappears under just a t-shirt. I keep my belt tight, so the gun is well retained. Only my belt and jeans cover the trigger, but the DA trigger pull on this gun is so heavy, that doesn't really worry me. What other concerns are there about doing mexican carry?

    I would still like to be able to carry in a holster too, so I am strongly considering picking up an ankle holster to try that out. I know pocket carry is popular around here, but other than when I am wearing cargo shorts, I think that is out for me. Does anyone have any suggestions on snubbie holsters that have an extreme cant, I think that may help me if I am somehow able to angle the gun so it can ride right under my gut.

    Any advice or opinion is greatly appreciated.
  2. Ken43


    May 7, 2005
    I don't know where you carried the IWB, but I used to carry my snubbie in a crossdraw IWB holster it was very comfortable and very concealable. If you check, there are several IWB holsters that can be carried either on the strong side or crossdraw.

  3. Glock 17L

    Glock 17L *GLOCKAHOLIC*

    Jan 19, 2004
    Louisville Kentucky
    You need to find an IWB holster were the clip is offset from the cylinder & this makes the package thinner..
    I pocket carry or OWB carry my snubbies, I've got several IWB holsters but have a torn rotator cuff in my right shoulder that make reaching back to my kidney impossible..
  4. snubfan

    snubfan Giant Member

    Apr 23, 2008
    The great thing about snubbies is all the ways you can carry. I'm 6' 230 and the majority of the time I carry my 642 in my back right pocket in a Desantis Nemesis.(I do buy jeans with bigger pockets) I also have an ankle holster, a belly band, a Galco Stow and Go(IWB) and use them all.

    As far as Mexican carry, I recently put a Clipdraw on my model 60 and the more I use it the more I like it. I'm getting one for my G19.
  5. 9jeeps


    May 22, 2004
    Snub Fan: Quote:
    As far as Mexican carry, I recently put a Clipdraw on my model 60 and the more I use it the more I like it. I'm getting one for my G19.[/QUOTE]

    I have several Clip draws on Pistols and Snubs. I haven't had to remove them for holsters either, if I watch what I buy.

    But most of the time I just stuff my tool in my trousers and go.:faint:

    One must be careful as there is a lot of negativity toward "Clipdraws" round these parts... Mostly by those who have never used them.:whistling::upeyes:
  6. DeltaNu1142

    DeltaNu1142 Glock talker

    Apr 14, 2009
    I snub Mexicans...?
  7. USMC61


    Sep 10, 2008
    Well, I guess I kinda do except my 642 goes in a Nemesis before going in the waist band. Heck I even carry G27 and G36 the same way. Desantis makes the Nemesis for those two pistols. I carry around 1:00 - 1:30 and it works for me.
  8. mo.glocker


    Feb 5, 2010
    hi,a holster .com has awsome pocket holsters i use(kydex)or the clipdraw would be fine for a snubbie,they make them in black and stainless,but check out the pocket they are very comfy-jeff:wavey:
  9. Carver


    Jan 8, 2006
    SoCal => Nevada!
    3+ years in the waist, mex carry, 340pd, brahmini (sp?) grips, and TylerT insert.
    This combo is the cats meow imo.
  10. Snowman92D


    Oct 6, 2001
    The only Mexican I snub is that one named Manuel Labor.

    I use Mexican carry for short jaunts like when the wife sends me to pick up the proverbial gallon of milk, but not all that often. I try to carry something with more firepower as a primary, but its a problem depending on the weather and how I'm dressed.
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  11. I could Mexican carry a Mexican Mexican carrying a snub.
  12. Straightpipe


    Jun 24, 2009
    Tuscaloosa AL
    I've been known to stick my snub in my waistband when I'm going to another part of the house and my hands are tied up carrying other things but I would never trust leaving the house like that. No retention whatsoever, one weird movement stepping around, over, or having to run or jump and its on the ground. I suggest either getting a good holster whether it be iwb, owb, ankle or pocket and using it as it was intended, not a pocket holster shoved in your waistband, or go on and start preparing your story for when it flops out on the ground in public. As for the clipdraw, I can slightly see its application when it comes to a double action revolver but I've broke several screens in cellphones in my pockets before from running into corners of chairs and such and my luck it would catch the trigger with just enough force to fire the weapon. As far as clipdraw on a G19,:faint:, I'll keep an eye out for the thread about somebody loosing their pecker.
  13. notsobigal


    Aug 27, 2008
    I frequently mexican carry my 642 but I first put it in a cheap uncle mikes owb holster with the clip removed, covers the trigger and keeps it cleaner. I sometimes mexican carry about four o-clock with the grip pointing forward, more comfortable to sit down.
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  14. RedDevil


    Aug 15, 2002
    Barami and Tyler almost all the time.
  15. 1911austin

    1911austin Senior Member

    Sep 17, 2003
    Austin, Texas
    I'm about to add these to my new M&P 340.
  16. betes


    Oct 8, 2006
    I don't think I could ever feel comfortable carrying like that.
  17. jtull7

    jtull7 Pistolero CLM

    Jan 27, 2006
    Santa Fe, New Mexico
    You Einsteins want to shoot your dick off? Or shoot your femoral artery, so you'll bleed out way before the fastest ambulance can get there?
  18. 1911austin

    1911austin Senior Member

    Sep 17, 2003
    Austin, Texas
    The trigger on my M&P 340 is a very hard and long pull. I think it will be okay. Worry about you own dick.
  19. GreyEclipse

    GreyEclipse TheGreyEclipse

    Feb 18, 2010
    Me neither. Why would you want to? A decent holster is a must...
    Or at least a deep pocket with some sort of gun retention in the bottom...
  20. Glock 17L

    Glock 17L *GLOCKAHOLIC*

    Jan 19, 2004
    Louisville Kentucky
    You gotta have a holster, not using one is asking for trouble..

    The whole area seems to have been very slow lately & the only club doing anything is Kahr

    Snubbies are the greatest carry guns on the planet & this area of the forum should be hopping with threads every day!!

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