My J frame is the old Model 36, purchased in 1967 as an on duty backup, and off duty carry. Usually with no holster, in my front pants pocket.
Now I have a generic IWB holster. Rarely carry it, but it’s nice and light and small.
PS. For CCW here in Cali., we must qualify with each gun on the permit, every two years. I recently re-qualified the M36, double action, all shots on the qualifying ring.
Model 60 w/ IWB holster. When I first got the gun, I couldn't hit crap with it. Put on a Tyler grip adapter and it suddenly shot great. I've taken partridge, porcupines, a rabbit, and even a mouse at about 30' with the little stainless gun.
I usually carry a compact S&W 1911. I like it very much, compact(compared to the Commander I carried for 20 years), reliable and pretty accurate. I also am very happy to have a model 36 J-frame for those times when I need something more concealable. I like a crossdraw holster or a pocket holster used with a vest or coat. Lots of good ammo choices available for the .38, I do consider the J-frame to be a close range weapon.
With a wheel gun is either one of my D frame Colt detective specials. Or more often than not the Cobra will get the nod for carry as it weighs about nothing. They are much easier for me to shoot than a J frame.
Nice! Aren't options grand?? :rock:
Great thread. I pocket-carry an M49 (a real Bodyguard ) in an old leather holster. A Tyler T-Grip makes it a nice blaster. But for the price of .38, this would actually be one of my favorite plinkers. Once, I was able to ring a steel plate at 100yd like a bell!
I swapped a stainless Airweight Centennial for it, because I wanted the SA capability, and didn't find the weight difference noticeable.
S&W M637 in a Galco IWB clip on. I usually clip it on between pants and belt and wear my shirt out. Takes just a few seconds to be armed for a quick trip to gas station or store when I don't have the ambition to properly "suit up" with a 1911..
The Airweights are primarily used as backup pieces to 1911's and the 649 is my deep concealment piece. That big one is an exceptional shooter, and doubles as a BBQ gun and viable carry option when dressed appropriately.
I enjoy shooting them all...the J's just get fired in moderation in order to keep them fun.
My BUG is a S&W 642 no lock wearing Crimson Trace grips riding in a Galco suede pocket holster. I say BUG, but it is in my front pants pocket even when unable to carry my EDC DW Guardian for one reason or another. I find the 642 extremely accurate at around 15 yards. Have been carrying it 24/7 daily for nearly 20 years as you can tell from the Galco.