This is a discussion on Ok, who actually carries a SP101? within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by rainmaker I carry my SP101 virtually every day, usually in a HighNoon Split Decision - sometimes in a Bianchi X-15 or Galco ...
Sp101 3" in a maxtuk! No one argues with the .357 mag.
I don't carry an SP101 now, but I have in the past (one of those sales I regret), and the weight never really bothered me. Then again, it came in around 26oz, and my FS all-steel 1911 that is my daily carry now is closer to 40oz, so apparently weight isn't high on my list of concerns.
I carry my SP101 every day AIWB for the last 2 years. My SP is the 2" DAO version. I have had it for abut 8 years so, it is well broken in and the action is smooth. I have installed a XS Standard Dot Night Sight and just lately Hogue Grips. I also have taken a Dremel Tool and shaped the trigger to better fit me and polished the sides of the Gun. I also carry the LCR357 as Back up. Having 10 rounds of 357 plus 3 reloads is a comfortable feeling.
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I have an IWB for my wife's SP101 and I have carried it. It can carry quite well with little discomfort with the right holster for your build and climate.
Hi, I usually carried my Ruger Snubbies during the Summer months.
High Noon Paddle:
The Ruger DAO SP101 didn't have a great trigger.
Still fun to shoot Double Tap .357 Mag loads through it!
A very sturdy choice if you don't opt for the lighter and some what more advanced LCRs.
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I carried a 3" sp101 all day today in a simply rugged owb holster. I also have a crossbreed supertuck for IWB. It's the heaviest of my options but I do love the gun. It's not a problem to carry unless it's a day for light clothing. Then it's the lcr's turn
i remember when i was carrying in a Barnes & Noble bookstore and my rig starting creaking with virtually every breath i took. i tried to avoid people as much as could until i got out of there into a noisier environment.
Thanks, I'll give the baby powder a try.
to Hulley (OP): if you want high carry, check out the High Noon paddle of clarkston_cz (post #24). Wow!
to WvHiker: you're welcome.
I'm liking the High Noon paddle holster as well. Looks very sharp.
I carry a .357mag because no one bickers about the .357mag being "enough".