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How do you carry your Ruger SP101?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Revolvers' started by ronto, Jul 27, 2006.

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  1. ronto

    ronto Member

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    Now that I have the .357 spurless model,I'd appreciate your opinions on what holster/method to use for CCW carry and what grips are recommeded.
    Thanks in advance for your input.
     
  2. nelson133

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    Fanny Pack
     
  3. leadcounsel

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    I find it very comfortable cross draw IWB with a Bianchi leather holster with metal belt clip.
     
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    Slightly off topic, but I don't want to start a whole new thread......

    How do you shoot a spurless SP101 in single action? Is it difficult or unsafe to cock a spurless hammer?
     
  5. Charles S

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  6. Pistol Toter

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    My 2 1/4" SP has the spur. I would not have it spurless, my choice. It is factory stock except I change the plastic panels and installed the factory wood panels; no reason, I think it looks better. I carry it in a Bianchi 7L which is a lined pancake or the Bianchi S3 Pistol Pocket which is a IWB. I prefer the pancake for comfort but he IWB is not uncomfortable. My choces of leather will not work for your spurless gun. P.T.
     
  7. Ichiro

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    Crossdraw between the waistband and belt in the FIST IWB holster.
    Also fits in the fanny pack, but the 642 goes in there now.

    The spurless SP-101 is double-action only. There is no cocked position for the hammer. I suppose you could mess around with thumbing the hammer back and letting go, but that strikes me as a very, very unsafe thing to do.

    ~Ichiro
     
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    you can "trigger cock" the hammer.

    You pull the trigger and get your thumb under it before it fires, then pull it back to the cked point. Practce this with the gun empty, you'll see how easy it is.
    Numrich's sells the spurred hammer for less than $40. I used this to retrofit my SOG special.
     
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    I carry the DAO spurless IWB with a ClipDraw at the appendix position (1:00). It disappears and it's weight is unnoticed unlike my G19. I also throw it in my pocket and am looking at a pocket holster for it. I have kept the factory grip on it because it seems to be the most concealable.
     
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    In front pocket in Uncle Mike's pocket holster; SP101 snub DAO .357.
     
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    Make sure your Ruger spuless hammer hasn't been converted to true DAO.
    I have seen some ex-PD ones that could not be manually cocked.
     
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    IWB in an Uncle Mike's or in a Don Hume Belt Slide.
     
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    Matt Delfatti OWB, the best I've used

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    Hoffners Miurage IWB, VERY high ride but secure.


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    I carry my 2" in a Don Hume JIT or in a Uncle Mikes Pocket Holster in my front Pocket. I carry my 3" in a Tucker Heitage IWB. It is a super comfortable holster and well made.
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    No offense boys, but if your gonna buy a DA revolver, learn to shoot it DA.
     
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    Galco OWB. I like this particular model as it rides quite high.

    I choose to go with the spurless model and upgraded to the XS "Big Dot" front sight. Stock grips (at least for now).

    Aside: I am amazed when I hear that people use the SP101 for pocket carry. They must have reinforced pockets! This is no featherweight revolver.
     
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    I agree completely and it is quite comfortable I might add!:D :D
     
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    Bianchi 7/7L for 2"-3" barrels. It's a pancake.

    PROUDLY!
     
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    I find it very easy to stack the trigger on my dao sp101.
     
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    My 2.25" SP101 is not spurless. I carry it in a 4100 by Kirkpatrick Leather, OWB just behind my right hip. It is comfortable for all day carry. I don't usually like thumb break holsters, but this one is quick and easy on the draw.

    http://www.kirkpatrickleather.com/product/hm_4100.htm

    When I am bicycling, I carry it in a chest pack.
     
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    I carry it...

    front towards bad guy... but that's just me
     
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    I carry mine in a US Army style shoulder/chest rig designed for a 45 auto. I just tried it in there one day and was surprised to find it rode well there. Ordered some Galco finger groove checkered grips. Haven't arrived yet. Going to have Clements slick the action up for me soon.
     
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    I carry mine in an Uncle Mikes-in the waistband holster in the inside chest pocket of my suit. Stoked with Remingtion 357 Magnum Golden Sabers.
     
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