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Old 05-10-2012, 02:24 PM   #1
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Anyone have a good pocket holster for a S&W 642 ?
I would prefer leather, and thin so it fits into pockets of jeans and khaki's. I would like the lip that gets caught on the pocket as your pulling it out also. Mika Holster does not have this I think.
I have heard about Galco Pocket Pal, but it seems to be discontinued.


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I would recommend a remora holster. It's not leather but then again leather isn't really the best material for a holster anyway. No clip required with these.
http://remoraholsters.com/

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I would recommend a remora holster. It's not leather but then again leather isn't really the best material for a holster anyway. No clip required with these.
http://remoraholsters.com/
These look nice. Do you have one? What size do you have? Looks like I need a size 8. Does it fit nicely into you pockets?
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I have several Remoras, one for a J frame as well; love them but a little too muchmass and a little too "sticky" for me to use as pocket holster.

Take a look at Aholster:

http://www.lefthandholster.com/Pocket_Holster.php

This was purchased as it seemed to add as little bulk as possible. Works in back pocket as well with a cover garment.

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I have several Remoras, one for a J frame as well; love them but a little too muchmass and a little too "sticky" for me to use as pocket holster.

Take a look at Aholster:

http://www.lefthandholster.com/Pocket_Holster.php

This was purchased as it seemed to add as little bulk as possible. Works in back pocket as well with a cover garment.
Okay I like this. Seems to be more thin. Kydex should slip into pocket easier too.
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Why is leather not the best material for a holster?

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I have both, got the Kydex first and found out just how uncomfortable a plastic, inside the pocket holster can be.

I got the Remora and found comfort and versatility. It carries so well IWB that I find no need to pocket carry anymore.

Have you ever drawn a firearm from your pocket?

Kydex = pocket carry
Remora = pocket carry +, IWB @ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 o'clock......I think you get the point.

Here in S Florida the Remora is THE only holster I've found that carries well in a bathing suit. Kydex, not so much.



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I'd sell you my Kydex holster but I wouldn't do that to a forum member.

What I will do is suggest you call Jackie 239-434-7200, tell her what gun you have and let her tell you what options you have.

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Don't get me wrong: Remora is my absolute favorite for IWB, nothing else is as comfortable. And I only pocket carry when I must. Also, although I don't wear Speedos like Canebrake, I can vouch for Remora in drawstring gym shorts. I just think the Remora is too sticky for Pocket Carry. I have trouble removing the empty holster from a front pants pocket. I do, however, find the Kydex uncomfortable. But no more uncomfortable than any other gun in a leather pocket holster, front or back pocket.

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Why is leather not the best material for a holster?
Most of today's leather holsters are the equivalent of about 200 grit sandpaper. Depending on the tanning method you can remove your gun's finish chemically, not to mention after a hot sweaty day of CCW your gun is swimming in a salty cow-sponge. Other than that they're fine.

I'm a big Remora fan.



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