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    Site Supporter JodyH's Avatar
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    anatomy of a lounge-around gun

    I think i've finally perfected the "lounge around the house in shorts" gun:
    S&W 360 Scandium J-frame.
    Bobbed the hammer and gutted the lock.
    Apex duty trigger spring kit.
    XS tritium front sight.
    DeSantis "Clip-Grip" grips.
    5 rounds of Cor-Bon DPX .38spcl. JHP.

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    Very nice. How does the clip grip work as far as tucking? My Dark Star AIWB is great but I need to have the belt snugged up.
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    The Clip-Grip works great for what it is.
    I'm sitting here with it AIWB and no belt required, grip is tucked in solid.
    I wouldn't trust it to remain in place during a full ECQC evolution or street fight without a belt, but for lounging around it's great.
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    Thanks, your post just cost me money.
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    Before buying the Clip-Grips I was using a Clip-Draw.
    This is a much better setup IMO.
    I never did like how close the Clip-Draw was to the cylinder, it also interfered with getting a good trigger finger index.
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    I looks like a nice grip. I've got an old Barami grip clip for J frames and it carries well but sure isn't much to hold onto. Neat J frame there.
    As a man sows, so shall he reap.

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    I have the same grips on my old 642-1 now that it is also basically a "lounge-around gun" as you put it. They work well as you said for this type of use. If I had a Raven VG2 for a J-frame I would probably go with CT grips and be even happier, but the Clip Grips work fine and as you said even work without a belt for real laid-back lounging. The Clip Grips also solve the old issue of needing a Tyler T-grip with a Barami. Great product, especially for the dinero IMHO.

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    I absolutely get the value of a J frame for pocket carry in a NPE situation or as a BUG.

    That said, I think carrying a J frame because it is comfortable, when comfort or effort is the only thing preventing you from carrying a real pistol, is a very slippery slope. Even though I have a lot of experience shooting revolvers, mostly big bore ones, I can't thing of any real shooting scenario where I would not feel seriously compromised with a 5 shot J frame.

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    If laying on the couch in basketball shorts while "only" carrying a j-frame is a slippery slope... well I'll just have to live in tactical shame.
    Maybe if I added a velcro morale patch to my PJ's I can rejoin the cool crowd that keeps a spare gun (and mags of course) in the shower and carries 3 full size guns 25/8/366 because one is none and three is two... or something cool like that.

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    Jody, assuming you actually needed a handgun, is there any scenario where you would think "I sure am glad I have the J frame on today instead of the P2000 or 2000SK?"

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