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Old January 23rd, 2017, 06:59 AM   #1
 
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GP-100 3" Holsters

Now that I have a GP100 3", I'm looking for a conceal carry holster for it. I've checked the Simply Rugged pancake holster and they're interesting. Are those IWB or OWB or either ? Dumb question, but thought I'd ask. I'm mainly interested in OWB holsters.

Either way - I'm interested to hear what you have and how they work for you.

FWIW - I'm a somewhat stocky guy.

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Old January 23rd, 2017, 08:23 AM   #2
 
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I think with the Simply Rugged you can do either iwb with loops or owb without loops.
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TraderVic I guess I should have followed your thread. I thought you were going to pass on the GP100 WC you had found?? No matter I have a Bianchi it was a thumb break combination strong side & cross draw 2.5-3 inch for a S&W L framed gun I bought for $20.00 it fits my GP100 WC just fine but I did have to do some wet molding to it via hot water and a zip lock bag to put my revolver in. The outcome great It has the retention that I can hold onto my holster upside down with my revolver in the holster & it will not drop out. There wasn't any way to save the thumb break. Now the Simply Rugged I have one for my 3 inch SP101 I like it you can use this holster both IWB/OWB if you get the optional straps for this purpose. What I would like to see is the leather to be more stiff at the opening of the holster for easier reholstering of a revolver. You might want to look at Galco as well, I like my Simply Rugged but its going to get some saddle soap treatment on it.

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TraderVic I guess I should have followed your thread. I thought you were going to pass on the GP100 WC you had found?? No matter I have a Bianchi it was a thumb break combination strong side & cross draw 2.5-3 inch for a S&W L framed gun I bought for $20.00 it fits my GP100 WC just fine but I did have to do some wet molding to it via hot water and a zip lock bag to put my revolver in. The outcome great It has the retention that I can hold onto my holster upside down with my revolver in the holster & it will not drop out. There wasn't any way to save the thumb break. Now the Simply Rugged I have one for my 3 inch SP101 I like it you can use this holster both IWB/OWB if you get the optional straps for this purpose. What I would like to see is the leather to be more stiff at the opening of the holster for easier reholstering of a revolver. You might want to look at Galco as well, I like my Simply Rugged but its going to get some saddle soap treatment on it.
I was going to pass on the GP100 WC, but when I drove to the GS and looked it over ( way better than the first time ), I decided the slight "cant" of the barrel wasn't near as bothersome as I had remembered it.......so I bought it. I'll shoot it at the range and then decide if I'll give Ruger a call. The WC's just don't show up around here for some reason.

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Vic I understand I looked for over 2 years I was just wanting first a stock Ruger GP100 Blued 4 inch with adjustable sights. I found a few but also liked the Stainless steel. One day I walked into a LGC & looked over 3 Ruger GP100's a standard in both Stainless and Blued in 4 inch and a Match Champion model. To be honest both standard models had a nicer smoother action then the Match Champion did!!! I just happened to venture a tad farther south into Orem Utah to a LGS store that I usually hadn't gone into. Low and behold there was my GP100 WCII calling out to me the Blued Model that I really liked the best. The selling points is all seem to fit together just right nice smooth action plus the price was reduced a tad because this had been in stock for awhile plus they also gave me 3 months free range time with the purchase so I took the plunge and never regretted in the least! What I found out in usage is that I really love the Novak front & rear sights even though they are fixed. If you find a loading that hits point of aim & point of impact like I did then even when you shoot something just a tad different you will learn to hold over for say magnum loads etc at longer ranges. All I can say is that these 3 inch Ruger GP100's do not give up any accuracy at all. Good luck I do like the Simply Rugged Holster and after I bought one for my SP101 I would have bought one for the GP100 but I already had the Bianchi Holster that worked out for me. But if you want to conceal your GP100 the Compact Grip as I have mentioned at Shop Ruger really works out I was able to buy mine from Waveform I do not know if he would have any of these grips left or not but they are well worth the cost good luck!!!
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Vic I understand I looked for over 2 years I was just wanting first a stock Ruger GP100 Blued 4 inch with adjustable sights. I found a few but also liked the Stainless steel. One day I walked into a LGC & looked over 3 Ruger GP100's a standard in both Stainless and Blued in 4 inch and a Match Champion model. To be honest both standard models had a nicer smoother action then the Match Champion did!!! I just happened to venture a tad farther south into Orem Utah to a LGS store that I usually hadn't gone into. Low and behold there was my GP100 WCII calling out to me the Blued Model that I really liked the best. The selling points is all seem to fit together just right nice smooth action plus the price was reduced a tad because this had been in stock for awhile plus they also gave me 3 months free range time with the purchase so I took the plunge and never regretted in the least! What I found out in usage is that I really love the Novak front & rear sights even though they are fixed. If you find a loading that hits point of aim & point of impact like I did then even when you shoot something just a tad different you will learn to hold over for say magnum loads etc at longer ranges. All I can say is that these 3 inch Ruger GP100's do not give up any accuracy at all. Good luck I do like the Simply Rugged Holster and after I bought one for my SP101 I would have bought one for the GP100 but I already had the Bianchi Holster that worked out for me. But if you want to conceal your GP100 the Compact Grip as I have mentioned at Shop Ruger really works out I was able to buy mine from Waveform I do not know if he would have any of these grips left or not but they are well worth the cost good luck!!!
I am considering the more compact grip. I'll poke around a few of the leather holster websites and study their offerings for this revolver.
I sure do like the WC ! Really fits my hand.

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I have mine in a Trailmaster Holster.

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Yes, the Simply Rugged Pancake is OWB and IWB, if you order it with the holes punched and the IWB belt loops. Quality Stuff. This photo is of a S&W Model 65 3 inch, but I have the same holster for my Ruger GP-100 3 inch. Best wishes!
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Wright Leather makes really nice holsters. I just got a Mernickle for my Blackhawk and it's also very nice.
The Simply Rugged pancakes are okay, but a bit too flexible around the mouth for reholstering. For a field holster, or a gun your not holstering and practicing with it's ok. Not so much for EDC.
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Mernickle I do have a holster from this guy and he does really quality work!!!
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Galco silhouette hi ride. (SL104)

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I have two of the Simply Rugged holsters. One for a 3.75 Superblackhawk that I also use for my GP100 and one for the Ruger Shopkeeper. I now longer have the shopkeeper so I unstitched the holster and restitched it myself to fit the 3" SP I bought. It fits perfectly IWB and OWB. One day I will get one specifically for the SP, but not yet. There's a leather holster maker in Colorado whose stuff I really like as well and I have one of his chest rigs and an OWB for my GP. i don't know if I can post a link or not. Or if it's against the forum rules. I will err on the side of caution unless someone says it's ok.
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Galco silhouette hi ride. (SL104)

Vary nice holster. Awesome.
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I have a Galco Silhouette Hide Ride OWB, same as above photo but I have it in black color. It is very comfortable and keeps gun grip up against my side with a good gun belt kept tight. It has a strap for good retention but with a thumb break for quick draw. The 3" barrel is short enough to easily conceal with untucked shirt. I am happy with Galco quality.
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