This Holster is designed to fit Smith & Wesson J Frames Only(exact models listed below). Kydex has tighter tolerances than leather so similar sized revolvers of other brands will not fit. If you have a question about your gun fitting please contact us before ordering.
The “Icon” holster is named to honor the iconic gun that it carries. The revolver. The Smith and Wesson J-Frame revolver is an American classic that can still hold its own in the crowded market of great concealed carry options. Great for low profile situations a revolver needs a holster that is comfortable, easy to use, and conceals with a wide variety of clothing options.
Great for all types of clothing(workout, casual, and workwear) the versatile Discreet Carry Concepts Mod W clip on the Icon allows you to carry both your S&W J Frame with and without a belt. We worked closely with Discreet Carry Concepts to optimize the clamping pressure for this application. The placement of the Mod W makes this holster extremely low profile and minimalist.
This holster is ambidextrous with mounting options on both sides of the holster. With a Smith and Wesson J Frame revolver holster that could be used as either a backup gun (BUG) or a primary, it gives you the option of decided what hand you’ll want to draw with.
If you’re using your revolver holster as a backup to carry your backup gun the ambidextrous nature gives you lots of options of where to carry the gun. The Icon revolver holster is perfect if you’re setting your carry gear up for a New York Reload.
A New York reload is when you drop your primary handgun draw the 2nd gun instead of reloading your primary.
With the cant adjustable ambidextrous clip, the Icon Smith and Wesson J Frame revolver holster works equally well for AIWB carry or carrying at 4 or 8 o’clock.
3-4 o’clock and 9-8 o’clock carry work really well for carrying the revolver when jogging or working out. You naturally have more tension in your waistband at those positions and it supports the gun well.
If you need more support for the weight of the revolver and holster when wearing workout clothing I would suggest wearing compression shorts under your regular workout shorts or pants. AIWB doesn’t work as well for this application if you find yourself doing lots of explosive movements or even just jogging. This is due to the lack of natural tension in your waistband.
It’s much better to carry the revolver holster closer to the hips where things hug tighter.
- Mod W Clip
- Fits belts up to 1.5
- Works with and without a belt
Compatible J frame Models (Must be 2.125-inch barrels or less)
- Model 36
- Model 43c
- Model 60
- Model 351c
- Model 351 PD
- Model 340
- Model 340 PD
- Model 360
- Model 360PD
- Model 442
- Model 637
- Model 638
- Model 640
- Model 640 Pro
- Model 642
- Model 649
J Frame Appendix Holster
Carrying your Smith and Wesson J Frame AIWB has previously been a problem because J Frame Appendix Holsters were bulky and awkward. The Icon has rounded edges and a contour that fits perfectly in the natural pocket of the inner thigh. Adding a Foam Wedge to the Icon will make your J frame holster more concealable as it helps tip the muzzle out from the body. A foam wedge isn’t as necessary on an IWB revolver holster as the majority of the weight is in the cylinder that sits below the beltline. But the foam wedge may help with concealment.
Placing the custom-designed Discreet Carry Concepts clip right beside the J frame cylinder keeps the profile of the holster extremely minimal. The clip is also canted thus canting the revolver holster towards your body and pressing the grip of the revolver closer to your body.
The Smith and Wesson 642 fits in the Icon Revolver Holster like a glove. As you can see above it’ll work with the Crimson Trace LG-405 grips. Unfortunately, our J Frame holster is not compatible with the Crimson Trace LG-350 Grips. The difference series of Smith and Wesson J frames vary slightly in size and the SW 642 is slightly narrower than the Scandium and Stainless models so the gun will have the most positive click out of all the models.