J frame

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  1. yep380

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    Big fan of the J. When I think revolver, I think Model 36. Here's mine:
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    Now, although I carried a J for years, I've pretty much switched over to carrying semi-autos. Been through a few, but mostly carry a P365. Still drop my 442 or 438 in my pocket on occasion, with a Zeta6 speed loader: https://zetasix.com/product/j-clip/

    A couple of my other Js, just because!
    M38
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    M640-2 (38spc)
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  2. yep380

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  3. mmcbeat

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    I like the Gold Dot +P Short Barrel for the J frame. Thing is, like your choice they are pretty much unattainable right now.
     
  4. Tito's Glock

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    OMG I want a classic J Frame sooooo bad. They are so cool, I want to have one on my desk. The functionality of modern auto loading bugs swept it aside, but DAMN the nostalgia and beauty and well..... you know....
     
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  5. yep380

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    Gold Dot is a great round.

    For self defense rounds, I've been carrying these Federal 130gr HST: https://www.targetsportsusa.com/fed...ammo-129-grain-hst-jhp-p38hst1ss-p-77798.aspx
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    Not something that works great in a speed loader, but good for carrying in the cylinder.
     
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    Anyone remember a military overrun j frame available to the public about 10-12 years ago? I think it was a small frame model 36. Black finish, DAO, factory bobbed hammer, firing pin was in the hammer. It was a no lock gun. I don’t think it was rated +P. I had one and let a friend talk me out of it. Big mistake, I would like to replace it someday.
     
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  7. Steve in PA

    Steve in PA

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    Pocket carried my S&W 642 today.....along with two nylon pouches on my belt, each holding 2 5-round stripper clips.
     
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  8. rayzer007

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    Truthfully, there's nothing like them.
     
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  9. yep380

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    IMO, everyone who owns more than a couple handguns should own a J frame.
     
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  10. Lineside

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    Lobo Gun Leather Offset Belt Clip

    Have one for my J frames, K Frames and waiting for one for my D Frame
     
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    Personally because it’s a bit tackier and I can get my hand all on the grip. I’m sure many would argue the Hogue bantams are easier to conceal, which is true I guess depending how you wanted to carry it or how you’re dressed.

    My main reason though is it just makes a J Frame a lot easier/comfortable to shoot. You know there’s been a lot of people that gave up on little snubs because of the added recoil and lack of grip.
     
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    I couldnt agree more. I have a Model 60 that I carry in a Desantis IWB. Its so comfortable I never adjust my pants, like it isnt there.
     
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    Whatever works for ya! I’ve only ever used Houges on my revolvers, mainly for the quality and price point.
     
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    Bought some 50 round boxes of those years back and haven’t been able to find them since.
     
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    I carry my 642 quite often. I shoot it often enough to shoot it well.
     
  17. Lineside

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    Thanks!
     
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    It helps a lot. I used several coats of white as a base coat and then went over with orange.
     
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  20. CZ Glock

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    The humble j frame just maybe the most under rated handgun around.

    Its simple enough for a beginner. Yet in some ways, it's an expert's gun.

    (Everyone handgunner needs a j frame, a Glock 19, and a 1911.)