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Old February 27th, 2011, 03:56 PM   #16
 
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I started by carrying my SP in a Don Hume pocket holster.

Since investing in a good belt and finding a holster I like, IWB became my preference.

For straight pocket carry, the LCR was a better choice, both in weight and draw (no hammer)



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Old February 27th, 2011, 04:28 PM   #17
 
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2.25" SP101 .357, front right pocket with Desantis pocket holster goes darn near anywhere I do, except work. I have Eagle boot grips on mine so it is slightly more compact. I'm also 6' tall and 270 pounds so it might work a little better for me than the smaller folks.
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Look at a MTAC.
The MTAC is a great holster no doubt. I have one for my full size 1911 and makes it a breeze to carry. I don't see an MTAC listed on the CompTac website though. It looks like Crossbreed makes an SP101 holster. Anybody have both an MTAC and a Crossbreed to compare for a different gun?
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I've been pocket carrying mine since 1992.
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I put mine in a Galco Pro158 and put it in my pocket, works great.
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I pocket carry mine in the back pocket of Carhartt jeans all the time. Love it.
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Mine pocket carries fine in cargo shorts or pants with untucked shirt. But the bulk is not concealed enough for my workplace setting. So I usually pocket carry in the summer when dressed informally.
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With the price of the S&W j frames being as cheap as they are I would buy one and not look back.

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Tighter than normal jeans, 5'6", 34" waist, SP101 in DeSantis holster, all day, everywhere. Gets so I don't remember it's there. Simply cannot understand others who have problems, unless they are hefty.
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A six year old thread. I have changed to a S&W 642 in the RF pocket.
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I love the SP101, but there's no way I could pocket carry one. It's just too heavy for my pockets.
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I prefer the J Frame S&W air weights for slipping in my pocket like a 442 or 642. I have a SP101 with the spurless hammer. As much as I like it to me it's a little heavy for pocket carrying. I have carried some fairly large and heavy guns in my pocket before and wasn't real comfortable carrying them.. It pulls your pocket down which make it very noticeable you're carrying something. Some suggest a LCR for pocket carrying which weight wise would be a great choice. Sadly with my experience with 3 different LCR's I'd look elsewhere.
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My 3 inch 101 seems very heavy for pocket carry. Maybe in a winter coat, but I rarely pocket carry anything.
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6' tall, 240 lbs, 65 years old and I pocket carry a bobbed hammer 2 1/4" SP101 every day. I've shot too many critters that solid hits from a .38 didn't dispatch swiftly. That's never been the case with the .357 SP101. The next time you're in a crowd of any size take a look at how large some folks are then tell me that you feel more comfortable with a light .38 over a bit heavier .357. There's nothing I'm likely to run across east of the Mississippi that the .357 won't handle. I may wish I had a gun that held more shots, but I'm confident that I won't feel the need for a more powerful round in a pocket gun.

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No way. At 25 oz., it is just too heavy--and bulky--for me to comfortably pocket carry for any length of time. Plus, I'd worry about being able to draw quickly if I really needed it. I don't wear overalls, so I can't speak to that.

I pocket carry a Beretta Pico, and frankly, that's really the limit of what I'll comfortably pocket carry. It's the thinnest .380 auto on the market, and one of the lightest at 13 oz. loaded. Even my Sig Sauer P938 is too heavy and bulky for me to pocket carry every day.

On a Crossbreed Super Tuck holster, though? That's a different matter entirely. I have hiked mountains all day long with my SP101 that way, and it was very comfortable. Needs a good gun belt. Just my 2 cents.
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