Ruger GP100???


December 30, 2002, 01:21 PM
I have a chance at purchasing a 357 Mag. SS Ruger GP100 3" bl for a very good price. Does anyone carry a GP100 for a concealed weapon or is it too big for this purpose? What holster do you use?


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December 30, 2002, 04:46 PM
If you want an inexpensive holster the 3 inch fits well in an Uncle Mike’s Sidekick #15.
It’s not the smallest revolver in the world for carry , some of the Ruger SP-101 series are smaller . But if you get the GP-100 it's a very rugged well made gun.

December 30, 2002, 08:49 PM
It should conceal nicely with an IWB holster. I have carried a Smith 686 w/4" barrel from time to time. It's the same size as a GP141 (same as what you are looking at except barrel is 1" longer). The Uncle Mike's is inexpensive, but does the job. I also like the Don Hume PCCH.

December 30, 2002, 09:24 PM
Mine is quite a hefty lump on my hip, but it would conceal undera coat.

December 30, 2002, 11:53 PM
Winter Conceal maybe. Certainly is durrable and reliable. But, also heavier...


December 31, 2002, 05:29 AM
If I can wear a cover garment, (sweatshirt, fleece vest) I carry my Ruger KGP-141. When I can't wear a cover garment, I carry my SP-101.

December 31, 2002, 05:39 AM
Yeah it's a little heavy. On the other hand I'm carrying a S&W 625 3" right now. It is less noticable in an OWB holster, but conceals better in an IWB holster. I use Blade Tech IWB to carry my GP, but a JIT slide holster for the 625.

December 31, 2002, 08:24 AM
Can you guys give me some web sites for IWB holsters for my the GP100??


December 31, 2002, 08:48 AM
Hope these work:

DonHume (

Uncle Mikes (

If links don't work then and www.

Kahr carrier
December 31, 2002, 09:39 AM
Its seems tad heavy for CCW ,good car gun though.:D

December 31, 2002, 10:21 AM
That's what I'm afraid of kahr carrier. The GP100 357 2" bl would be a bit heavy and I just sold my Ruger P94 yesterday because it was bulky and too heavy for a carry gun. I don't know but maybe the SP101 is better suited for a carry gun.



December 31, 2002, 12:04 PM
for concealed carry, unless you're a really big guy. Another very attractive option is a S&W 640 in .357. Many belt carry options, but it's also perfect in a Milt Sparks or Kramer pocket holster.

January 3, 2003, 05:10 PM
You might want to check eBay for holsters. I've picked up some new Uncle Mikes holsters from small shops using eBay to sell their goods.

January 3, 2003, 09:25 PM
Keep them holster suggestions coming. The GP100 3" Stainless is on order. I want to carry this particular gun concealed so I will need some help on holser selection. The Hume IWB holsters look really good, but not sure about comfort.


January 3, 2003, 11:41 PM
I just got a fist holster for my 4" GP-100, conceals's not an IWB (though they may have them)... I beleive..

January 4, 2003, 05:17 AM
Can try Kramer and Desantis, too.

January 4, 2003, 10:18 AM
For you guys that carry a GP100. What is the most comfortable holster for carry purposes?

January 4, 2003, 02:00 PM
I use a nylon Uncle Mikes belt holster right now. Do want to get a nice leather belt holster.

January 5, 2003, 09:28 AM
I prefer my 4" wheels on my left side, butt forward.
Can reach with either hand, speedy left-handed draw, comfy whilst sitting/driving, element of (some) suprise.................

January 9, 2003, 09:02 AM
Well my SS GP100 3" Bl arrived yesterday. The gun was bought from my FFL dealer through KY Imports. I was a little hestitant about buying something used that I couldn't put my hands on first but was very impressed to see that the gun was very well taken care of with very little holster wear and tight all around. Even came with Hogue grips. Now all I need is a good holster.


Tony Z
January 9, 2003, 09:59 AM
I would grab a Gp-100 with the 3" barrel if it is in good condition and the price deceant. They make a good all around weapon and are fun to shoot, a very well built revolver, also with the 3" barrel a great addition to any gun collection. Of course this is just my opinion. But I am sure many will agree.


January 9, 2003, 12:23 PM
The SP101 is probably a better choice (I love mine), but the GP100 could probably be concealed with the right holster. It's a pretty big chunk of iron to tote concealed, whether you're uhh... "big-boned" :D (like me) or not. I do love to shoot my GP100 (3" short underlug barrel), I just have better choices for concealed carry.


January 9, 2003, 05:19 PM
I have their model 14 combination for a sp101 3". The nice thing about Fist is they make holsters for odd ball guns that some of the majors like Galco and Bianchi don't. They are also resonably priced and don't take 3 months to receive!

Personally, for a pancake style holster, they are the cat's pajamas....


January 9, 2003, 07:16 PM
I have tried several holsters and have figured out what I like and what I don't. Now I just have to be willing to pay for it.
I realized that there are trade offs between concealment and accessability. What I prefer is having the but of the gun high. just under my rib cage. Cylinder and trigger guard above the top of my belt. I can completely conceal a 4 inch gun that way. For a three inch, lower is better. It adds to the preentability though it does stand out sideways a bit more. Take a look at the Dillon LTD holster and picture it for a revolver. That's what I prefer. I have one being made now.

January 10, 2003, 05:57 PM
One of my favorite .357 revolvers, but it is like packing a bowling ball ... YMMV

January 15, 2003, 03:27 AM
I carry the 4" GP100 in a Sarfariland pancake and before I scoped it I carried a 6" one in an Bianchi International Accumold.... I like the Safariland but loved the Accumold

Kahr carrier
January 15, 2003, 04:55 AM
Was that 3 inch Gp 100 a Police trade in they have been popping up at the Gunshows in large quantitie. Most of the one I have been seeing have been in good cond.Priced around $225.00 .

January 15, 2003, 08:38 AM
Kahr carrier,

Yes it was a police trade-in. Funny thing was my gun came from a police dept in Vermont(stamped on the gun), and I was downstate this past weekend and came across a GP100 in a small gunshop that came from the same place as mine in Vermont.

My GP100 cost me $290 and that included tax, transportation, transfer fees and it was in great shape.


February 6, 2010, 06:24 PM
Here in sunny Southern California, a law-abiding firearms owner is allowed to concealed-carry only on his own property, or at his "temporary campsite." To and from the campsite, or for that matter to and from the home (to the range, gunsmith, etc.) the gun must be transported in a locked case with all ammo in a separate locked box. That is the law for all of us who do not have a CCW permit.

All that to say that I do not usually venture out into the real world with a gun under my belt. However, in the backyard, on the porch, around the campfire, in the tent... I have used a Bianchi 6D ATB Waistband -- size 4, which is a soft suede IWB holster with thumb-break hammer strap. This holster was less than 30 bucks at a local Turner's Outdoorsman, and it fits my 4" GP100 very well. The snap for the thumb-break is made of heavy-duty metal and has a nice plastic (non-scratching) coating on it. The hammer strap is adjustable, using a velcro system. The clip that holds the thing to your belt is made of a high-quality spring steel that really grabs well, and gives a very positive draw. This is a well-made soft-sided holster and a very good value for the money.

I see on the web that Bianchi makes the same holster in "size 3," but I'm not sure if the girth stays the same as the 4, with simply a shorter length. Worst case scenario, I would think a size 4 could be cut down, if a GP100 didn't fit in the 3. Or the extra length could simply by let to flatten out inside your pants (to hang down).

While this holster is also available in a left-hand version, I have the RH (right-handed) model, which goes clip-facing-out IWB on my right hip. The gun is drawn with my right hand. The holster could conceivably be worn on the left hip (gun butt forward) if a right-handed person wanted the crossdraw that WESHOOT2 suggested earlier in this thread. I have also, from time to time, clipped the holster inside the front of my pants, "badass style," so that the barrel hangs down just to the right side of my manly package. Using this technique, the gun fits smartly between my upper inner thigh and my "middle leg." Also, my large beer gut seems to hang over and help hide the GP100's rubber monogrip. However, I find it hard to sit down with this configuration. I have to lay back almost horizontal in any chair I attempt to plop down into, and it makes me look like some kind of a slacker. If the gun "prints" while trying to sit in this leaned-back position, I am instantly classified by all present as a badass gun-toting maniac type of person. Also, the barrel, pointing at my junk, gives me an uneasy feeling that I cannot seem to get past, the feeling that at any second I may become intimately familiar with point-blank hollow-point ballistics. For these reasons, I typically carry the gun out on my side, still inside the waistband, but directly beneath my right-side pants pocket.

Hope this helps.


February 6, 2010, 06:32 PM
I carry a 3" GP in all types of weather and I live in Phoenix. It's always in an Uncle Mike's Sidekick size 2 IWB holster that I carry in front. I have fairly broad shoulders and a narrow waist so it conceals very nicely for me even with jeans and a t-shirt. I would only carry it with the old GP-100 wood/rubber compact grips. The new Hogues are way too big and I have no idea why they put those large grips on that gun.

I had a XS regular dot front night site installed and it makes a world of difference. It is my favorite gun, period, and I've been shooting revolvers of all types for a long time.

February 6, 2010, 07:16 PM
Holy thread resurrection. 7 years?

harmon rabb
February 6, 2010, 08:27 PM
i own a gp100. people actually concealed carry that? really? lulz. it's huge!

February 6, 2010, 09:15 PM
I prefer my 4" wheels on my left side, butt forward.
Can reach with either hand, speedy left-handed draw, comfy whilst sitting/driving, element of (some) suprise.................

My twin brother?

February 7, 2010, 03:14 PM
The 3-inch GP-100 should be very nice for concealed carry. My 3-inch Speed-Six is one of my favorite revolvers. It has round-butt grips. The GP-100 might not have such small grips available, but you can check.

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