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Old May 22nd, 2010, 07:55 AM   #1
 
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Question How do you Carry your Ruger SP101 CCW?

Hello,

I just bought a 2 1/4in Ruger SP101. I am hoping to get a few ideas. How do you carry your SP101 CCW?



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Old May 22nd, 2010, 03:29 PM   #2
 
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I carry mine in my right front pocket, or IWB/OWB "strong side" at 3.30. For pocket carry I use an Uncle Mike's holster, it works well enough, but I'm considering to order a Mika pocket holster. For OWB carry, I use a "Lobo gun leather" pancake holster: it is, IMHO, a really GREAT holster, and it doesn't cost an arm and a leg (about 40 $). For IWB I use a cheap Uncle Mike's holster, but I'll soon order a Lobo gun leather IWB holster, like the one I have for my 4" GP, that is infinitely better.
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 03:49 PM   #3
 
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JT the Ruger SP101 is a quite a stout little gun. It weights more then S&W and Taurus hand guns. I personally carry mine in a Uncle Mikes pancake Belt Slide Holster. Its made of ballistic nylon and also has a thumb snap attachment that goes over the hammer. This works well for me, also I have a Blackhawk Leather Belt Slide Holster as well. I haven't tried to carry my SP101 with a IBW holster the gun is a bit too thick because of the cylinder. But most of the top holster brands out there make a nice holster Galco, Bianchi, Don Hume to name a few. Good Luck to you!
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I am carrying a SP101 3" .357. Most times it is in an Uncle Mikes in strong side front pocket. Other times I just stick it IWB with the same Uncle Mikes.
I have carried it OWB behind the hip on the strong side. Personally I find the weight comforting.
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 04:27 PM   #5
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I use a Crossbreed Supertuck Delux IWB, a Simply Rugged Silver Dollar pancake, and a pocket holster also from Simply Rugged. I pocket carried in the summer for several years but now I have an LCR I use that when I carry in that manner. The Supertuck is an excellent holster and the design spreads the weight such that the SP carries very easily IWB. You will need a covering garment with it even though the web site shows it being used tucked in. I tried that and with the SP it looks like a tumor behind my hip.
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 05:00 PM   #6
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I carry my Sp101 2 1/4" strong side hip OWB with a Kramer horsehide scabbard. It is a tough holster and does very well under a vest. I am also interested in buying a Crossbreed Supertuck because I like carrying the SP101 IWB, but the Uncle Mike's leaves a lot to be desired.

I would suggest a Crossbreed supertuck holster for ultimate deep concealment with the SP101. I currently have a Crossbreed minituck for my Ruger LCP. The SP101 would do well in a supertuck rig. It's weight makes it a little too heavy for ankle carry, and it's size precludes it from front pocket carry, unless you have really big front pockets. Carrying it on the hip, for me at least, is the most comfortable because it is supported around the waist by the belt, which diminishes the perceived weight of the gun.

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This works for me
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Old May 22nd, 2010, 05:25 PM   #8
 
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I just have a little Bianchi holster that I can carry IWB. It is pretty thin leather but works good.
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Fanny pac, OWB, IWB, or pocket just depends.
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Old May 23rd, 2010, 03:37 PM   #10
 
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This works for me
frankiestoys Thats what I am talking about! It works well for me.
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For all-day carry in coolish weather I often wear the 511 Undergear Holster Shirts ($50... The V-neck is preferable). They're relatively comfortable and concealing under bigger thicker shirts, especially large-patterened ones... Even more-so with a sportcoat or jacket too. But they're too hot for outdoors in the summer. If you're allergic to nylon or you REALLY don't like tight-fitting garments, this is a no-go.

Otherwise, I sling it low inside the pants at 1:00 position in a small leather holster secured by a thin nylon equipment belt that runs through a leather loop on the front side of it. (I've had that holster for years... don't know the brand... no label... I sometimes also use an Uncle Mike's belt-clip type this same way.) Pants over it keeps it VERY secure with the grip right at the belt-line. With my middle-aged belly, any long untucked shirt covers it completely. (Mine is spurless hammer.) With roomy pants or shorts it's tolerable for sitting... very comfortable for standing/walking.

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On the body - Don Hume H721 OT
Off the body - Tactical Tailor Crossfire Concealed Carry Bag
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Old May 24th, 2010, 07:20 AM   #13
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My suggestion would be to get a cheap versatile holster or two made of nylon (something by Uncle Mike's comes to mind) to start. Experiment with cross draw versus strong side and inside the waste band vs. outside, etc. Find what you think you like and consistently wear it exactly that way for a while. Once you're certain you've found the right method and you're confident in your ability to keep it comfortably concealed that way THEN jump in and buy a top quality belt/holster combo that matches those preferences.
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C-tac tuckable holster, (I work in a office) or a desantis ankle holster. Can't wear the ankle holster if doing a lot of walking, but if in the office it works fine.
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My 3" SP101 rides very nicely (and comfortably) in a Simply Rugged Silver Dollar pancake holster. Great holster for a great revolver!
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