New 442, where do I put the magazine?

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  1. Price

    Price

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    Been in the market for a pocket carry option. Today I picked up a new 442 for $429. I think I can figure out the magazine problem myself, but I am a complete newb to revolvers. I am looking for some suggestions on a pocket holster. Also, anything I might need to know in general about the 442 or carrying a reload options would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for the help.
     
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    for reload options there are speed loaders of diffrent kinds and then the speed strips. i prefer the speed strips. as for ammo look for good quality premium ammo. federal 135 grain +p is a proven load. hornadys new critical defense is also suposed to be realy good. anything from corbon is good also. I love the 442 it's a great gun. midway usa should have anything you may need, holster, speed loaders..everything. I use a cheap uncle mikes holster for pocket carry and it has always worked great. http://www.midwayusa.com/browse/Bro...d=4&categoryId=20727&categoryString=655***687***

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    I've found that the speedstrips are much more comfortable to carry in your pocket than speedloaders. If you don't want to carry your extra ammo in a pocket, I've taken to using a cell phone holster. One of the horizontal cell phone pouches will usuall hold two speedstrips or speedloaders. As for pocket holsters I like a leather rough-side-out holster.
    It may take a bit to get used to a revolver but they are great carry guns.
     
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    Look next to the base of the shoulder thing that goes up, you'll see the mag well right there. :supergrin:
     
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    Desantis Nemisis and speedstrips for my 442.
     
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    Deaf Smith

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    Price,

    The best 'magazine', or reload, for your 442 is ANOTHER 442.

    Yes, you need a second Centennial. That way, with James Bond says, "That's a Smith & Wesson, you have had your five", you can give him a surprise.

    Deaf
     
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    Ol Timer ↓ hog hunter ↓ Millennium Member

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    Have both HKS speed loaders and Bianchi speed strips. Much prefer the speed strips. Load all six holes, never know when you might need the extra.
     
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    I use this under my jacket:

    Galco Speed Paddle

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  11. Price

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    Just wanted to say thanks for the help everyone. I picked up a desantis nemesis that the local shop had in stock, love it so far. It fits and carries great in all my jeans, plan on checking my shorts today. i also picked up an hks speedloader and bianchi strip. I'm not sure which one I like better yet but the strip carries much better. Either one that I go with I am going to need a lot of practice to get smooth and fast with it but I think I'll get there. Thanks again for the advice.
     
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    Revolvers don't take magazines. :tongueout: Get a Galco holster and just carry a speed loader loose in your pocket. Practice reloads at home. A tip to speed reloads up, tip the revolver up vertical when ejecting brass.

    If you aren't doing a lot of walking, a pocket holster for J frame revolvers works good also.
     
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    Darn, beat me to it. :tongueout: :wavey:
     
  14. H&K 4 LIFE

    H&K 4 LIFE Leonum A Ignis

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    I carry a Speedstrip in my change pocket. It's the perfect place for it, only the little tab sticks above the rim of the pocket allowing for good concealment and speedy retrieval. :)
     
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    I use a Desantis Nemisis for my Ruger LCR... I have speed strips and speed loaders, but I prefer a New York reload...

    I have seen some guys use an empty 35 mm film canister for spare ammo...
     
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