Ruger GP100 holster...What works?


April 7, 2007, 10:16 AM
I am looking for a kydex holster and a IWB holster for my GP100. Anybody got one they really like and why? The Kydex is for camping, hiking, range time and the IWB would be for the obvious reasons.

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April 7, 2007, 12:33 PM
For your camping holster, you might give a Safariland 6280 a try. Very nicely made, affordable in the Fine-Tac version, and reliable as all get out. It is thought of as a duty holster, but would serve you very well in the capacity you are looking for.

Try here:

April 9, 2007, 10:48 PM
I like my Desantis Speed Scabbard. It's neither IWB or Kydex, but it is comfortable.

What size GP100?

April 9, 2007, 11:22 PM
I have an older version of this holster : and use it for both my 4" 686 and my 3" GP100. (GP100 is equivalent in size to S&W L frame). It works both in and out of the waistband. The Kydex is very thin but I've beat this holster pretty good and it has never cracked. I haven't found anything I like better for carrying a revolver IWB.

April 9, 2007, 11:45 PM
desantis scabbard works very well

April 10, 2007, 11:59 AM
Last summer I bought a new Blade-tech paddle holster for my DAonly GP-100 revolver(NYPD model). I used it on duty often and wore it concealed a few times. It's not bad but the plastic pad can rub on your skin a lot. :uhoh: This paddle holster can be adjusted for style/cant and is easy to clean. I sat in a plastic pool chair and scratched the side of my paddle holster but it did not cause any major wear! :D

Note; the wait for a new Blade-tech rig can take a long time. I'm left handed and waited about 4mo for my GP-100 4" holster.

Rusty S

April 10, 2007, 10:24 PM
Have rarely carried my 4" GP as a CCW due to size and weight--the old Security/Speed/Service Sixes being much more comfortable for the same payload.

I have a Bianchi UM-84R holster, which is the revolver counterpart of the current GI issue synthetic flap holster, though, and like it a lot for field use. It carries that big gun very comfortably, protects it well, and is out of the way. Not cheap, but for knocking around outdoors it suits the gun nicely.

April 17, 2007, 07:43 PM
I carry a 4 in S&W 686+. Check this site out.

I ordered a holster for my 686 Sunday night, and it's going to be shipped out Wednesday by Priority Mail. Mr. Raab told me the LP model will also hold the GP100.

April 18, 2007, 02:15 AM
Any holster made for a medium sized revolver works just fine. Uncle Mike's makes a good ballistic nylon holster for a reasonable price.
Like Dienekes says, the GP is heavy to lug around, so the belt is almost more important than the holster.

April 18, 2007, 02:17 AM
I have never found any nylon holster to work as well as a leather or kydex holster, no matter how good the belt is. I've tried Uncle Mike's, Bagmaster, etc and they don't come close to being as good as Bladetech, Comp-Tac, Milt Sparks, etc.

Just my 2 cents.

April 18, 2007, 08:33 AM
I plan to have a custom IWB made for mine while it is gone to Gemini Customs, in the interim I picked up a Galco OWB, that was on a clearance rack. It is for the 4" and mine is the 3". It fits like a glove.


April 18, 2007, 12:20 PM
I have used the IWB holsters from and find them very comfortable and I really like that the cant is adjustable. I used it with the Security Six though, not a GP100.

For a kydex OWB, I would recommend Blade-Tech or Comp-Tac.

April 18, 2007, 10:43 PM
I just bought a nice holster by Triple K, the Lightning Holster #440. $49.99 at my local shop.

The picture on the web site does not do it any justice, my is burgandy and look and fits the gun so nice I almost don't want to use it.

Robert Hairless
April 19, 2007, 04:02 AM
Blade-Tech makes not only a paddle holster for the GP-100 but also a holster with its Tek-Lok mount. I'm too bone lazy to get a holster for the GP-100, in part because I don't carry it and only shoot it for fun at the range. So I carry it back and forth in a rug.

Although I have no experience with the GP-100 in a Blade-Tech holster, I'd be surprised if it were first rate. I do own Blade-Tech holsters (all with the Tek-Lok mount) for 1911s and Glocks. They're probably the best kydex holsters I've used. The Tek-Lok mount is desirable for me because it lets me mount and dismount the holster without removing my belt. Here's a photo of a 1911 Blade-Tech showing the Tek-Lok mount:

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