Icon – J-Frame Revolver Holster

$49.99

Icon – J-Frame Revolver Holster

(32 customer reviews)

$49.99

In stock

Wedge Kit

Primarily for AIWB carry but it can also help remove hot spots when wearing the holster at the 3-5.
User Installed

SKU: ICON Category:

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.

Features:

  • Mod W Clip
  • Fits belts up to 1.5
  • Ambidextrous
  • Lightweight
  • 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.

Additional information

Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 2 × 4 × 5 in

32 reviews for Icon – J-Frame Revolver Holster

  1. Derick Allen

    Been using the Icon for about a month and absolutely love it. Works with gym shorts and in multiple positions along the belt line. My 360 stays put no rattling clean draw and re holstering is a breeze. I carry mostly AIWB even while sitting it isn’t too uncomfortable.

  2. Matt

    There is quite a bit to like from this holster, but it could be better. + My 442 snaps into place and is held securely. The clip is good. I can wear this with sweats or basketball shorts. – My 442 rattles in the holster due to the holster being molded to fit many J frames and not a different mold for specific models. Idea: Add one additional hole to allow the revolver to angle back (opposite of FBI cant). Personally this would allow it to conceal better AIWB.

  3. Brad G

    Received my Icon last week, and just wanted to drop a quick note about it. Workmanship appears excellent, and it fits my S&W 640 perfectly. Carried it all weekend appendix, and it is very comfortable. The 640 is fairly heavy (for a J-frame), and you really almost forget it’s there. Thanks for great product and quick turnaround time. Brad

  4. scott gallawa

    Great holster, tough and very durable. . Conceals beautifully and holds my S&W 38 Airweight with just the right snugness for stability ….but will allow a quick pull out of the holster. Nicely done. highly recommended.

  5. Stuart Bremner (verified owner)

    Recently bought my daughter a Smith 642 and was looking for a quality Kydex holster that was slim, form fitting and secure. I chose this and am very happy. First, the Kydex mold for the J frame is perfect. The revolver literally snaps in to place and is very secure. You can adjust the retention strength with a single screw. It’s streamline and covers just what needs to be covered and nothing more. No bulk on this holster. The ambi belt/pant clip is strong and easy to change from side to side. Build quality and finish are excellent. My only slight hesitation is that it seems a bit overpriced at $50 + shipping. Would I buy I again? Yes but this really should be a $40 holster. My point of comparison is CrossBreed, StealthGear, Alien and several other holsters manufacturers whose product I own. Love the holster but just think it’s a bit overpriced.

  6. Shane (verified owner)

    As one who has carried J-frames exclusively now for almost 30 years, and has tried every holster out there for them, I have to say that this is by far not only the best kydex holster but the best holster period for the J-frame!

    Harry’s Holsters has hit an absolute grand-slam with this holster!

    • Harrison

      Glad you like it!

  7. C. H.

    Have had mine for right on a year now. This is a really well-made kydex holster, holding up great, great retention, and very comfortable with the gun. Now I just need an OWB version 😉

  8. Paul H.

    This holster is perfect whether you’re lounging around the house in basketball shorts or out and about in pants with a gun belt. The clip on this holster is so versatile it works no matter the occasion. I’ve never been able to appendix carry a semi automatic pistol comfortably but this j frame holster is not only comfortable while carrying appendix but it disappears under a t-shirt too.

  9. Christian Linehan (verified owner)

    This holster does everything I was looking for and more. The clip is strong and holds the holster in place with or without a belt. It is very comfortable and versatile. My S&W 638 rides so nice and snug that I never have to worry about it at all! Great product!

  10. Jonathan Vang (verified owner)

    Simple and does it’s job. Great retention. Fast shipping.

  11. Kjell Rosenberg

    Great holster. Keeps the gun safe and secure.

  12. Donny Wells (verified owner)

    I have been carrying my J frame in this holster everyday for about a month now. I have got to say that it is just a dream. The retention is great, the clip is strong but not too big or hard to get over a belt. The carry is light and unobtrusive, I have carried it in the 3 o’clock and 2 o’clock position and you are able to move it slightly when sitting down. It is a high quality holster and it is worth the few extra bucks.

  13. Shawn

    Got this for my wife’s Lady S&W 38, does it’s job right out of the packaging. Great retention. Fast shipping.Great holster. Keeps the gun safe and secure.

  14. Phil (verified owner)

    It works just as advertised and I must like it because this makes #2 for me. The new one is black and fits the S&W 642 well. My first one is brown and I use it for my Rossi M88 ( the fit not as good as a J frame) but it works. As I crossed the age of 70 the arthritis in my hands does not allow me to work my auto’s as good as I did in my younger years but with my revolvers my index finger works just fine. Thanks Harrison.

  15. Kenneth Carr (verified owner)

    I purchased the holster for my S&W model 36, the gun fits a little loose in the holster until you put it on inside the waist band then it is tight. I love the way it secures the gun and holds secure on the belt.
    I highly recommend the holster.

  16. Josh (verified owner)

    I’ve been carrying a 640 Smith in this holster daily for the last two months. And I can say that in the future I won’t be carrying a j frame IWB in anything but this holster. I was concerned about comfort as this was my first full kydex rig. It’s just as comfortable as any leather holster, with less bulk and better retention. Clip is great on the belt and even gym shorts.

    Just wish I could get one for my 3″ Model 60.

  17. Chris Stadler (verified owner)

    Fantastic setup. The holster is sturdy and lightweight (2.25 oz) and holds my 351c perfectly. The clip is amazing and works on everything from gym shorts, to sweat pants, to dress slacks. Completely loaded and holsters, the 351c comes in at 14.45 oz, making my little snubbie an ALWAYS gun.

  18. Ken Salazar (verified owner)

    Love this holster. It was already set for a IWB right hander. All I did was tighten up the squeeze adjustment that holds the gun in. It’s a perfect conceal carry; nice and sleek. I like to “Tennessee Tuck” wear mine outside of my shirt. BRAVO HARRY’S HOLSTERS!

  19. Paul (verified owner)

    J-Frames are great, lightweight pocket guns, but what if you don’t have pockets? This holster works with elastic waistbands so it’s now possible to carry while running or riding bike. If you’re wearing something that has tight pockets, then this is a great holster to add to your holster wardrobe.

  20. Brandon Holgersen (verified owner)

    It’s okay. It’s better than many cheaper holsters, but no matter where I wear it, or cant it, it creates uncomfortable hotspots. I like the clip for when I don’t have a belt, and the holster goes on and off easily, but I don’t see myself wearing this all day. I could probably change my wardrobe, buy a wedge kit and experiment, but I’m on a budget and have kids to feed.

  21. Roger (verified owner)

    Absolutely great

  22. Jacob VanCoevering (verified owner)

    This has been my go to for the few weeks i’ve had it. It works really well for beltless carry which i find myself doing alot for walking the dog and running to the grocery store. I wasn’t sure if It would be worth it when i initially purchased it, but with my current experience i’d definitely buy it again.

  23. Jon Larez (verified owner)

    I’m usually a soft loop guy but the clip is great. Fits my 642 nicely and it’s really comfortable. It’s a great holster and one I’ll exclusively use for my J frame from now on

  24. Dalton (verified owner)

    Great quality strong rides nice in the 3 o’clock position conceals great holds the gun securely in the holster when adjusted to your particular tension and is comfortable enough to wear all day long without noticing the firearm on my person I carry a Smith & Wesson model 60-357 Magnum in this particular holster fits my needs extremely well great job Harry’s

  25. Chris

    Great fit, have been using for a week. Bought this for my model 60 but it also fit a 642 with laser grips very well.

  26. Jeremiah Hunt (verified owner)

    Love this holster so far, been using every day for approximately 2 weeks, conceals extremely well, great retention. I find it to be very comfortable, the gun and holster just get lost in a pair of jeans. This is just as good or better than my Galco leather deep concealment tuckable holster.

  27. Greg Gritsch (verified owner)

    Very pleased with the rig. The style of belt clip is very secure. On thin pants it rides behind my belt being totally hidden. This won’t be my only harry’s holster. Many thanks.

  28. Chad Haynes (verified owner)

    Got this on Friday afternoon. Put my 640 in it, carried appendix, and drove 5.5 hours across state. With the wedge installed I did not feel it at all! It was amazing! Was in shorts and a slim fitted t-shirt. Wore it all week during a conference, it was sooo comfortable I forgot it at times. Then drove the 5.5 hours back home! Best holster I have ever purchased!

  29. Dennis Thornton (verified owner)

    Both my 642 and 637 fit very well in the Icon holster. Just about perfect amount of retention .
    At this point I have not actually carried it because I am looking for a suitable belt to pair it with.
    I am well pleased with the workmanship and quality of the holster and do not see how it
    could be improved.

  30. Sherman August House (verified owner)

    I heard about this holster from Claude Werner THE TACTICAL PROFESSOR and he has extensive experience with the @harrysholsters ICON. So I got one and I really like it. @discreetcarryconcepts clip keeps it locked onto the belt, works with drawstring shorts or gi pants and positively locks the gun in place. And one thing that I really like about it is it keeps the grip oriented appropriately at a right angle to the belt for a full grip and solid draw. It also will hold the magnum J frames (2 1/8” barrel) just as positively as the old short frames. I’ll put it through a class soon, but I anticipate a great service life with this.

  31. Francois St Laurent (verified owner)

    a new classic for an Icon. This holster hold my SW 351c perfectly well. It feel more like a skin for my firearm than a holster. Minimalist, yet totally functional, no rattling, easy to adjust retention. Thank you Harry, Francois

  32. Cody Sprague (verified owner)

    I bought this holster to carry my older S&W model 640 (full steel .38 SPL only) in the appendix configuration. The kydex is top quality, finish work is excellent, and the retention on the firearm is better than all of my other holsters.
    In my opinion, a couple improvements are needed to really take this holster from a quality carrying case to a true AIWB option: it needs a claw over the trigger guard for better concealment, and the belt clip (also good quality) needs the capability to move up toward the grip of the gun about a centimeter. The current height is just a little too low and doesn’t support some of the cylinder and grip allowing the gun to tip forward and flare slightly. I’m left-handed and have to carry my revolver in a cross-draw configuration (on my right side) using my belly to conceal the grip. The opposite slant (\) works better to conceal the grip because it flares so badly (I’m a pretty small, slender guy 5’8″ 145Lbs 29″ waist, and the can’t of my belly to hip on the right side makes a marked improvement). Moving the gun slightly lower into the waist band might also help with this.
    I am really impressed by the quality of the holster, but the concealment design and ergonomics leave something to be desired and will likely disuade me from this option as a daily alternative.
    All of that being said, this is the best AIWB kydex option I have found for a j-frame and this option can work with a little experimenting and determination.

    • Harrison

      We’ve got something coming with features that’ll fix your complaints but it’ll be at a sustainably higher pricepoint.

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