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 Low ride IWB holster for 5 shot snubby
3rdpig  [Team Member]
12/14/2008 6:13:44 PM
I'm in the market for an IWB holster for a 2" Ruger SP101. I'd like it to ride low, with nothing but the grip extending above the pant line. Yes, I know that's far from optimal for a clean draw, but I'll need deep concealment. I've looked at a bunch of holsters, and most hold the gun much higher. I know that some are adjustable, but I was hoping to find one that was designed from the ground up as a low ride, deep concealment holster.
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foxherb53  [Team Member]
12/14/2008 7:14:25 PM
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Redbone  [Member]
12/15/2008 9:58:00 PM
I carried my 2.5" Sp101 AIWB for over a year with the universal revolver Clipdraw. It was the perfect deep concealment setup. I've since switched to a M&P 340, but still use the Clipdraw. The heavy DAO trigger pull is very safe for this carry and the gun stays put, no worry about it falling out.
Mister-Z  [Team Member]
12/15/2008 10:24:54 PM
I have been down this road.

What you're after is a bitch to find, but this is the best thing I've found for a low ride holster (I use mine with a J-Frame).



Threat Solutions Appendix Holster

I've tried a ton of IWB's for small revolvers including the Comp Tac appendix rig, Galco and Don Hume leather, Uncle Mikes, on and on and this is the closest thing I've found to what I wanted.

Next best thing I've found is a cheapo Uncle Mikes in a size larger than the gun but the retention is junk with that setup.

Be prepared to wait a while and, quite frankly, I had to do a bit of warming and shaping on the kydex when I got it to get a better fit (The diode on my CT grip was hitting before the gun seated all of the way, I wanted to flatten out the angle between the gun and clip and I wanted a bit more retention).

Depending on the belt you're wearing the clip can sometimes be hidden behind the trailing edge of belt coming out of the buckle.

ETA - They do offer this for the SP101 as a standard product.

3rdpig  [Team Member]
12/16/2008 12:03:37 AM
Thanks Mister-Z, that's exactly what I'm looking for.

Edited to add: Not available for lefties. The search goes on.
Redbone  [Member]
12/16/2008 1:25:07 AM
My High Noon Mr Softy carries my G19 just like the holster above. I don't have one for my snubby, but you might check with them. FIST also makes a holster with Velcro adjustable belt clip for a perfect fit.
Redbone  [Member]
12/16/2008 1:36:43 AM
Originally Posted By 3rdpig:
Thanks Mister-Z, that's exactly what I'm looking for.

Edited to add: Not available for lefties. The search goes on.




Not true. Website says all models available in left hand. Just mention in options box.
Mister-Z  [Team Member]
12/16/2008 11:12:31 AM
Originally Posted By Redbone:
Originally Posted By 3rdpig:
Thanks Mister-Z, that's exactly what I'm looking for.

Edited to add: Not available for lefties. The search goes on.




Not true. Website says all models available in left hand. Just mention in options box.


Not true
"Appedix Holsters are not avaiabe LEFTHANDED VERSIONS" Per the page for that specific holster.

Kind of surprising. Good luck with the search.

3rdpig  [Team Member]
12/16/2008 10:16:48 PM
Originally Posted By Redbone:
My High Noon Mr Softy carries my G19 just like the holster above. I don't have one for my snubby, but you might check with them. FIST also makes a holster with Velcro adjustable belt clip for a perfect fit.
The Mr Softy is one I've been considering. The reason I like Threat Solutions holster is that the clip is offset instead of being right at the thickest part of the gun, the cylinder. I was looking at a similar Galco holster (forget the model number) at a local gun store, The clip and the extra leather that reinforces it adds 1/4" to the thickness, and right on top of the cylinder, same as the Mr Softy. Stacking all that extra material right at the thickest point is going to make it harder to conceal. But, the Mr Softy is what I might end up with, it's supposed to be made of very thin material and the Galco was pretty thick stuff.

sharps54  [Team Member]
12/19/2008 12:22:52 AM
I have been trying a Hip-Grip & Tyler T-grip lately on my S&W 38 and while it seems to work well I really worry that it isn't secure enough. The revolver hasn't really moved walking around or getting in and out of the car but it's just a feeling I have. Well that and the Hip-Grip seems pretty "flimsy", not the right word, more like it will easily break. A holster would definitely be better but I wanted to try out the "old school" method. Now that I have I'll go back to a real holster...
3rdpig  [Team Member]
12/19/2008 12:59:31 PM
Originally Posted By sharps54:
I have been trying a Hip-Grip & Tyler T-grip lately on my S&W 38 and while it seems to work well I really worry that it isn't secure enough. The revolver hasn't really moved walking around or getting in and out of the car but it's just a feeling I have. Well that and the Hip-Grip seems pretty "flimsy", not the right word, more like it will easily break. A holster would definitely be better but I wanted to try out the "old school" method. Now that I have I'll go back to a real holster...

I've tried the clips and the Barami Hip Grip. They both work fairly well, but don't meet my criteria for gun retention. In my job I absolutely, positively, can NOT have the gun drop out of my belt. Even if it makes for a slow and awkward draw, it's a trade off I have to make. I can live with exposed clips since I dress untucked in straight bottom shirts, but the holster must have a solid clip and it must retain the gun even when I'm crawling around under someone's desk.

I've found several good holsters of that kind for semi autos, and one or two that fit J frames, but so far nothing for the SP-101 in left hand. I've also found that holsters designed to fit "2 inch, 5 shot snub nose revolvers", are usually just slightly too small for the SP-101.
stellacotton  [Member]
12/26/2008 5:31:27 PM
Ive been lurking for awhile now. Thought perhaps this site and holster would be helpful. I have a S&W 642 and I use the holster below. I have a couple including a Mika custom made but this cheap Bianchi is my favorite. They have others that may be better suited for your gun just search IWB holster. Oh and it does come for lefties

Bianchi IWB holster
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