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Old March 26th, 2014, 08:56 AM   #1
 
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How do you guys CC your sp101?

I have an SP101 .357 with a 2.25 inch barrel.

I have 3 different holsters for it. I have a pocket holster, a Fobus paddle type holster (outside the waist) and a Bianci, inside the waist leather holster.


I am interested in CC it year round but I notice now that I am wearing mostly T-shirts that the grip of mine shows a bit poking through my shirt (Im a slim guy I wear it in the front). I know a lot of it is because I wear form fitting shirts and maybe will have to invest one size up.

Are there any ways you guys have found out to conceal it better that I don't know about?



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Old March 26th, 2014, 09:07 AM   #2
 
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I tried to carry the same revolver(2"DAO) in a pocket holster, but its simply too heavy for my comfort. I dont like a belt, but wear suspenders. The SP bounced around and wanted to pull my pants down.

It needs a good. stiff belt, and some type of belt holster. Sorry I couldnt be anymore help.
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My SP 101 (3" barrel) is a range gun.
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That's an interesting choice, almost twice as heavy as the LCR.
Hope you get it figured out.
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Well, this may be heresy, but I threw it into a Uncle Mike's/Blackhawk (I don't remember and I am not near it now) IWB nylon holster and carried it at 1:00. I'm also a slim guy and found it printed very little. I did sew the holster a bit to make it have a better fit. I haven't carried any other way much because this has worked well. I do have an OWB holster, but I only use that occasionally.
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Well, this may be heresy, but I threw it into a Uncle Mike's/Blackhawk (I don't remember and I am not near it now) IWB nylon holster and carried it at 1:00. I'm also a slim guy and found it printed very little. I did sew the holster a bit to make it have a better fit. I haven't carried any other way much because this has worked well. I do have an OWB holster, but I only use that occasionally.

Yup.

With the holster below, appendix carried. I'm around 6' 190lb 34" waist. No print even in a white tee.

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Yup.

With the holster below, appendix carried. I'm around 6' 190lb 34" waist. No print even in a white tee.

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Over the past few years, I've finally just anti'd up and purchased leather holsters, and all my 'issues' regarding concealed carry have seem to almost completely disappear! Good leather holster + good leather belt = comfort, stability, and consistently!

For my SP101...I have a DeSantis, 2-Slot, RH, OWB leather holster for my 2.25" SP101! It rides comfortably, stays in place, and best of all, it doesn't bounce around or wobble like the nylon stuff does!

I also like the Bianchi Model 7, 3-Slot OWB holsters as well...very nice leather holsters!

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I also like the Bianchi Model 5 Black Widow Slide Holster as well...good stuff!
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I have a Mitch Rosen OWB and a Safariland IWB, the Mitch Rosen hides my 2.25" SP101 very good with just a Tshirt and the SP disappears when using the IWB.
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I carry in a crossbreed supertuck IWB holster at 4:00. I don't tuck with it so it works better in cooler weather with a covering garment like a sweatshirt. In warmer weather I just wear my shirt out. I don't do form fitting clothing but like loose fitting even if I wasn't going to carry. I pocket carried the SP for about 7 years and the key is a good belt. I didn't have issue with it but the LCR is lighter although the stock grip seems larger or bulkier than the SP. I still do on occasion throw it in the pocket, in a Simply Rugged Pocket Protector. I also have a shoulder holster that I do use on occasion. It's a Miami rig and carries horizontal with two speed loaders on the off shoulder.

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I use a Crossbreed supertuck and a VersaCarry. Getting a wood grip will help a bunch. The factory grip and Hogue grip grab my clothing too much. The wood grip lets my shirt slide back where it needs to be.
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In a Tucker Gunleather Cover Up IWB, rough out. And a Galco VHS shoulder rig. The shoulder rig is a lot better than some others I've tried, but does still take some getting used to.
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I also carry my 2" SP in a Blackhawk nylon IWB holster, very comfortable and doesn't print. It has a forward cant which also helps to hide the grip.

I don't like the Bianchi 6 leather IWB for the SP, it doesn't fit right. Also, no cant.

With a form fitting T shirt I just can't carry my SP, I usually carry one of my micro autos when I'm dressed lighter.
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2.25" in a leather IWB, I carry it year round this way.
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3" SP101...
IWB holster .
I tried pocket carry with it, and it was too heavy.
Even in cargo pants with big pockets, just wasn't working.

I later bought an LCR, use it with a pocket holster, much better in the pocket.
besides the fact it takes up most of the pocket, I can forget it's there.
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