best CC holster for SP101 3" 357 mag

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    best CC holster for SP101 3" 357 mag

    I have been looking for the right holster for as while now, I wanna start carring my sp101 instead of my 5" 1911. IWB is sorta out cause I don't wanna have to buy all new pants. I was thinking either SOB or a high ride strong side holster. The only problem is I haven't been able to find a high ride belt holster for the 3" sp101 that will work for me, I can't have the barrel any lower than the top of my pocket which is like a inch below my belt. Even if I could find one that would work how would the stability of it be being it only hangs down a inch below my belt? Anyone carry one of these and if so what do you use as a holster. Thanks

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    I would look at a kydex IWB holster (the kydex makes the revolvers more tolerable against the body, to me), or Mitch Rosen Leather might have something suitable. I seem to recall that he had some fairly high-riding snubbie holsters.....

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    Bruce - I too do not cope with IWB and for my SP (2 1/4") found a great rig in Dallas two years ago - I'll try and find some pics for you. It was made by Jim Burke (Paris, TX) who sadly later that year passed away - heck of a shame (RIP JIM).

    I used that rig heavily and became concerned re how I could replace it. So as to act in advance, I had Kevin (K&DHolsters) make me a close copy of the Burke rig ...... he made a fine job of it, and made the cant as I asked - liking as I do generous cant and in particular for the SP.

    I like a hi-ride belt slide and concealment is a breeze - grips nestle nicely against lower ribs. I daresay a very similar rig could be done and just lengthened a tad to suit your barrel length. In fact Jim's original was for a 2" J frame and so my muzzle was slightly showing - but that was no bother at all.

    I have to dig and find the pics for you - back soon.
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    Ok - here is Jim's original - after much use.



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    This is Kevin's close copy - with some nice added tooling - this appears to have exaggerated cant cos of way I was turned taking self pic!



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    I have found these to be excellent - can't recommend this design too much for the SP. I carry SIG now all time but SP is a good option if I have to downsize.
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    That is nice! Is it completely the way you turned...giving this impression?- It looks like the re-make rides with the muzzle about even with the watch-pocket.....

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    Rob - yeah, I was turned a lot - awkward position as I tried to operate camera - this was before I got a remote lead!!

    Here is same pic but I went back to hires original and rotated whole deal 15 and then re-cropped. Now you'll see belt appears near level and so this is the actual cant - still quite generous which was what I wanted - makes (for me) a very good draw position.

    Indeed too - the base of rig is as you see siting nice and high. Love it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry

    This is exactly what I want, I would like the muzzle of the 3" to be where yours is. What did that holster run ya, and was it a "custom" job I realy like the color too. Is there a site I could go to where you got that? Thanks

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    Bruce - yes it was a custom - in as much as Kevin had not made one until I sent him some plans from original. After that it was down to his creativity!

    Ya know - I forget exact costing right now - I know Kevin was very generous on that as he didn't know if I'd like it. I'd say it would be somewhere around $50 - $60 if he did another but for heaven's sake don't quote me - that'd be up to him to decide of course. Yes the color is great - it was something I was keen to have and he delivered.

    His site is http://www.kdholsters.com/ but you won't see this rig shown, tho on the homepage where it says ''custom'' - last pic bottom right - that is my rig he made me for the SIG - I have big pics of that if anyone wants to see.

    I would suggest contact him - mention me and what you are after, and see what he says. I am not sure if an extra 3/4" could be absorbed with much extra height as it is already a very hi-ride profile - but I reckon even with 3/4 added to bottom of it - you'd still have a great rig.
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    I can't seem to send him a message, his site won't let me contact him, I tried 5 times, keeps saying unable to submit please make sure all fields are fill in.

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    Hmmm - must be a prob' - OK well, drop me a PM with your email addy and I'll get in touch myself if possible and ask him to get back to you. Or give you a contact method for you to use.
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    PM sent, thanks man

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    PM returned - let's know how it goes.
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    Kev @ KD will take care of you....he's a good guy to work with you and get you what you want.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Larsen
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    I concur. He will go above and beyond to provide you with a good product.
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    P95Carry,

    A bueatiful holster indeed and I am an OWB wearer as well. Are you concerned with the trigger guard not being covered as much as the one from Jim did???? I, personally would like about about a half to three quarter coverage of the trigger guard to eliminate anything snagging the trigger and making a good day into a bad one.

    I too have a Stainless SP-101 and carry mine in an ankle rig. Mine is hammerless.....great little gun to shoot as well.
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