Holsters for the hammerless?

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    Holsters for the hammerless?

    I have an SP-101 2 1/4" w/concealed hammer. I'm interested in getting one or more holsters for concealed carry (I currently have a SmartCarry, which is fine for deep concealment). I'd really like something the clips on/off my belt quickly so I don't have t get 1/2 undressed to add/remove the holster. Also, I'm a big guy, so that limits what's comfortable for me. Any holster recommendations that might work well for me?

    As I look as holster ads, some specify the need for a hammer for the holster to work properly. That makes me worry that I could buy a holster that's unsafe with my model. What distinguishes a holster that's OK for a hammerless gun vs a hammered model?

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    For an open top holster there is no difference.

    I have a Double Clip and Double Snap RH in Black 15 deg cant and 1.5" belt for the Snap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TDub View Post
    I have an SP-101 2 1/4" w/concealed hammer. I'm interested in getting one or more holsters for concealed carry (I currently have a SmartCarry, which is fine for deep concealment). I'd really like something the clips on/off my belt quickly so I don't have t get 1/2 undressed to add/remove the holster. Also, I'm a big guy, so that limits what's comfortable for me. Any holster recommendations that might work well for me?

    As I look as holster ads, some specify the need for a hammer for the holster to work properly. That makes me worry that I could buy a holster that's unsafe with my model. What distinguishes a holster that's OK for a hammerless gun vs a hammered model?
    Nothing...IMHO...the hammer has nothing to do with the effectiveness, reliability, or comfort of any holster.
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    It would only matter if you were looking for something with a thumb break type retention device that engaged the back of the hammer while holstered. With open top you should have no problems, and they make other retention devices for hammer-less guns.

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    I like the SimplyRugged (Leather Gun Holster, Concealed carry holster - Simply Rugged, Proudly made in Alaska) pancake holsters with the inside-out straps. Great holster for IWB or OWB carry. The straps allow you to remove the holster from IWB without having to undress. I have three of Rob's holsters (and about to purchase another). They are top-notch. I have even been carrying my 3" 629 IWB with one of them.

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    A thumb break for a hammerless model generally uses the trigger guard instead of the hammer to keep the gun in place.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TDub View Post
    I have an SP-101 2 1/4" w/concealed hammer. I'm interested in getting one or more holsters for concealed carry (I currently have a SmartCarry, which is fine for deep concealment). I'd really like something the clips on/off my belt quickly so I don't have t get 1/2 undressed to add/remove the holster. Also, I'm a big guy, so that limits what's comfortable for me. Any holster recommendations that might work well for me?

    As I look as holster ads, some specify the need for a hammer for the holster to work properly. That makes me worry that I could buy a holster that's unsafe with my model. What distinguishes a holster that's OK for a hammerless gun vs a hammered model?

    This is my 2-1/4" Ruger SP101 in a 2 0'Clock Carry by Comp-Tac. Easy on the belt, easy off, and secure when in place.

    I'm also a big guy and this combo works well for me.

    Note that the hammer and the holster don't even come close to touching each other. This will be the case in any well made holster.
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