AAARRRGH! Looking for OWB strap retention holster for hammerless 3" SP101. Help!


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Gary in Pennsylvania
March 1, 2008, 11:09 AM
Gosh - I can't find one ANYWHERE! :banghead:

In the last few days...I came across a big name holster maker that did a "Hammerless" specific strap retention revolver holster....but it was a closed end 2" model (for S&W I think).....and I cannot remember who made it anyways.

Who can offer suggestions????

Thanks!

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The Lone Haranguer
March 1, 2008, 10:30 PM
I immediately thought of the Bianchi 55L (http://www.bianchi-intl.com/product/Prod.php?TxtModelID=55L) ... but it is not shown for the 3-1/16-inch Ruger. :(

Don Hume (http://www.donhume.com/Products/ProductsList.cfm?action=SearchByWeapon&WeaponID=114) shows some models with thumb breaks for that gun, but I cannot determine from the pictures where the strap would go. I suspect they are meant to pass over a hammer spur.

This looks like it might be a custom job.

Gary in Pennsylvania
March 1, 2008, 10:55 PM
Thanks for the help Loner.....

And yup....it was the Bianchi:

http://www.bianchi-intl.com/prodimages/55L_l.jpg

Gary in Pennsylvania
March 1, 2008, 11:00 PM
I wonder if this can be modified.....Even WITH the bobbed hammer (lookin' at the angle of the strap).

http://www.yourgunparts.com/catalog/images/BianchiRangerTriad.jpg

MachIVshooter
March 5, 2008, 02:17 AM
Well, I normally do IWB and I can't make the pre-formed shapes like the commercial stuff, but if you're unable to find what you're looking for, I do have a 3-1/16" SP101 I can use as a template. Just a thought.

Some of my work:

http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n117/Hunter2506/Holsters.jpg

I started making my own, because I feel that most of what's available rides too high. I like to keep it low:


http://i110.photobucket.com/albums/n117/Hunter2506/4516holster.jpg

Markbo
March 6, 2008, 10:45 AM
You thin guys and your IWB carry... turns into a whoooole different ballgame when you are rounder in the middle. :D

Gary, FWIW you can fit an SP101 into a leather holster made for the Colt Detective Special. That is what I found for OWB carry and I am sure you can find one you like. FWIW mine has a thumbreak which I prefer.

I can also heartily recommend A.E. Nelson leather. http://nelsonleather.com/
They were so helpful in making just the right variation of a holster I wanted that I got about 1/2 dozen more.

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