Holster for a Ruger SP101


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358minus1
September 6, 2007, 08:14 AM
I have a Ruger SP101, 357, 2 1/8" barrel, DAO spurless hammer. I am looking for a quality OTW Pancake holster. Would probably prefer a retension strap, but not a requirement. I prefer a high ride type holster.

Any recommendations by those carrying this exact gun? Thanks a bunch!

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Jimmie
September 6, 2007, 08:23 AM
Not to drive traffic away from THR, but this just came up on TFL. Might be worth a look: http://thefiringline.com/forums/showthread.php?t=258870
I carry the hammered 3" version in a Bianchi pancake with a thumb strap. I never fasten it and wish it wasn't there.

The Galco Speed Master sure looks nice.
http://www.usgalco.com/Catalog/normal/SM.jpg

deacon
September 6, 2007, 09:34 AM
I use a Silver Dollar Pancake from http://www.simplyrugged.com/ and I love it....Rob is a fantastic guy to deal with. Carry a 2 1/8 in SP101 w/spur hammer and for me, it is the perfect carry setup.

Glockafella
September 6, 2007, 10:18 AM
I carry it in a Don Hume IWB holster with no retention...

I know this probably doesnt help you...but Don Hume probably makes something your looking for....I love the quality of mine.

Bulldog
September 6, 2007, 10:53 AM
After seeing the pic of the Don Hume H721 OT that BigMike45 posted in the SP101 Picture Thread (http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=222712&page=5), that would be my first pick to try out.

Or, I'd make my own copy.

Just finished this one for my 3" GP100:

http://jdlawhon.com/holsters/jdp2b01m.jpg

DawgFvr
September 6, 2007, 12:07 PM
A nice comfortable rig: GP100 3 inch in a Basic #9 FIST pancake holster on my High Noon Belt.

http://i37.photobucket.com/albums/e61/DawgFvr/GP100/CCW4.jpg

358minus1
September 6, 2007, 01:26 PM
Very nice looking holster! Care to make one for my SP101?

Striker
September 6, 2007, 02:31 PM
I have three:

My favorite is a Sherrick Horsehide High Rise Double Loop:
http://www.c-rusty.com/pages/holsters/canted.html

Second in line is a Don Hume JIT, not a true pancake, but fast and minimal:
http://www.gunnersalley.com/product/JIT

Last is the Galco Speedmaster already discussed above. Good holster, but a bit bulky for my taste. I generally use it for open carry only.

Note that none have retention devices though, as I don't like them on a concealment holster.

YMMV

2ndamd
September 6, 2007, 05:03 PM
My favorite for the SP101s (been carrying one of these concealed for over 7 years now) is the Don Hume H721 OT. It is an Open Top design but holds the gun tight.

It is a great concealment holster as it holds gun high and tight and it has a sweat sheild built in to ease reholstering and keep gunk off the gun.

It took me about 4 years to find this holster and I have not found one better yet.....well I quit looking :)

gggman
September 6, 2007, 06:56 PM
This is a Fist #12, open top pancake holster. No snap retention, obviously, but it's a very snug fit. It's a great holster.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/gggman/Guns/DSC00493.jpg

eagle45
September 6, 2007, 09:42 PM
358minus1 - I carry the same revolver you describe in the Don Hume 721 OT that Bulldog refers to. It does carry the gun high and close to the body with little movement.

I also sometimes use the Don Hume JIT that Striker mentioned. This one I like if I'll be sitting or driving for a while. It is minimal as was mentioned, and does not carry as high or close as the 721.

Nice looking holster Bulldog.

LSCurrier
September 6, 2007, 09:53 PM
I have a Milt Sparks PMK for my SP101 2.25" barrel and I love it.

www.miltsparks.com/Holsters.htm


Luke

Rexster
September 7, 2007, 09:13 AM
I use a pair of left-right Milt Sparks PMK rigs for my SP101 snubbies. Good stuff! :)

bulbboy
September 8, 2007, 04:23 PM
Here's mine from K & D Holsters

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f284/kevinmichaeldick/LaredoDefenderSp101.jpg

www.kdholsters.com

TonyB
September 8, 2007, 04:34 PM
www.desantisholster.com
I like desanits..I have a thunb break holster for my sp.but they also have speed scabbards for the hammerless ones
Bulldog..that;s a beauty..very nice job.Do you make holsters for a living?If not you should.

Bulldog
September 9, 2007, 12:32 AM
Bulldog..that;s a beauty..very nice job.Do you make holsters for a living?If not you should.

Thanks! No, I don't make 'em for a living because A) I'm nowhere near good enough to do so, and B) I'd starve if I did do it for a living. :D

I just have a couple of guns that needed holsters. I couldn't find what I wanted, and I already had the tools and the leather, so I just decided to come up with something myself.

Ric
September 9, 2007, 10:23 AM
I have a Matt Del Fatti that I like a lot.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a258/D-Ric902/Sp101MatDelfatti.jpg

ev239
September 9, 2007, 12:59 PM
Any paddles out there that you guys would recommend?

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