What should I use?

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    What should I use?

    I have a .357 ruger gp 100 with a 4 inch barrel and i was wondering what would be a good holster for ccw. thanx for your help.
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    Welcome to the forum!

    There are a number of holster gurus here who should be able to help you out.

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    IWB is no fun with a revolver. I'd recommend Kramer's horsehide Belt Scabbard for OWB. Very thin, but extremely sturdy. Rides fairly high to conceal under an open flannel or hawaiian shirt.
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    right now i have a cheap vertical shoulder holster but i am looking for something simpler, as it is a pain to put on, but i don't know if i should look in to a holster for my my strong hip or a cross draw model, any advice on that subject?
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    I carry my 3" Ruger GP100 IWB with a Milt Sparks Summer Special II.

    I don't see why everyone says Revolvers are hard to conceal. ::

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    I carry a 4" GP100 in a FIST #14 holster. This holster comes with removable straps and can be used IWB or OWB. The gun carrys comfortably both ways and in summer time I often just wear a loose fitting tee shirt as a cover garment. Like BikerRN, I don't see why some people think a revolver is hard to conceal. You'll need a good belt too of course.

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    The revolver itself isn't too bad to conceal, just gotta remove that thick cylinder!
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Husker View Post
    The revolver itself isn't too bad to conceal, just gotta remove that thick cylinder!
    I may be wrong, but it seems like that might affect the revolver's dependability.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BOOM-STICK Holsters View Post
    I may be wrong, but it seems like that might affect the revolver's dependability.

    what do you mean? it will still go click everytime!....lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by BOOM-STICK Holsters View Post
    I may be wrong, but it seems like that might affect the revolver's dependability.
    Or at least cut way back on the 'ole capacity!

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    I'd vote for Kramer's Horsehide Belt Scabbard too... excellent OWB holster!
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    Quote Originally Posted by palmgopher View Post
    what do you mean? it will still go click everytime!....lol
    But then I would have to change my business name to "CLICK-STICK Holsters". That's not nearly as catchy.




    To the OP: There are some good IWB holsters for 4" revolvers, but most of them ride pretty high. Check out CABO Holsters and Simply Rugged Holsters to see some examples.
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    I'm not sure if the GP is comparable to the S&W K or J frame, but give "Blackhawk!" holsters a call. If their SERPA holster fits the GP, you can get it and attach the included paddle, & adjust it for cross draw carry-all for around 50 bucks!
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    This thread is wonderfully off topic now isn't it?

    When a member posts a serious question and is requesting specific information in an area of the forum that is not in Humor and Off Topic ~ then please try to refrain from just making a funny comment in the thread.

    That would be because they tend to "snowball" and then the entire thread gets goofed up.

    At least help the member by providing a requested answer and then add a humorous comment to that.

    Do not sidetrack the thread just for the sole purpose of sidetracking it.

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    For my S&W, 2.5-inch, model 66, I find the Milt Sparks Summer Special ll does a great job. Comfortable, and conceals nicely.


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