The SP101 would be dang near perfect if it wasn't for the speed sixes.
Yeah, I too carry the 642 more than anything else because its so easy to conceal wearing dang near anything without having to wear a tent for a shirt. Its the only gun I can carry and do anything while wearing it that I could do not wearing a gun from having a tool belt on up on the ladder to crawling under the house. Still the best CC gun made to date in my opinion. No other firearm does the "floating gun" role as well.I’ve had a couple SP101’s. I shot them regularly and carried them on or in my belt. After a number of years I decided that if I was to carry a gun that heavy it may as well be my 2” 7 shooter. A light J-Frame 442 always stayed in my pocket. These days I just carry Two J-Frames. Since I enjoy shooting them, shoot them pretty good, why not take advantage of the light weight. I still drag out the 7 shooter once in a while,
love mine. 3” .357. I put it away and carried a 442 for a year but went back to my SP a few months ago and haven’t looked back. Iwb 2:30-3, fbi cant. Ya it’s heavy but I wear a good belt, have a good holster, and it just sits there quietly like a good dog. I also carry a non lethal weapon...yup, same gun but used as a club. I’m comfortable with the five rounds, I usually have a box of ammo in my truck.I am wondering how many of you carry a Ruger SP101 as your concealed carry piece. I love the design and have had a few. I bought a 327 federal Magnum, 3" version several months ago, a holster, die set, and ammo. But I haven't shot it yet, let alone carried. I'm actually thinking of selling the whole set up.
I am a revolver guy and have carried J-frames in pocket for years. The SP101 is not a pocket gun, at least for me. The more that I think about it, if I need to throw it on a belt, I can just throw on my Sig P365=more rounds, slimmer profile.
if you carry one, chime in and post pictures if you have them!
I'm interested in your experience there. Why do you prefer the LCR .357 over the 101? Is is just weight? Do you shoot .357s out of them? And what is the felt recoil difference? Is there a practical accuracy difference?The only reason I pretty much retired it was after the LCR .357 Magnum was invented I started carrying it in those roles.
The weight is the reason I prefer my LCR .357 over my SP101. I do shoot full snort magnums out of both of them. The SP101 does tame recoil of magnums better than the LCR. the SP101 is 26 oz. and the LCR is 17 oz. so there's no getting around that. you can shoot magnums in the SP101 all day with no problem. But outside of special applications, and woods carry, I still carry .38 +P on the streets most of the time.I'm interested in your experience there. Why do you prefer the LCR .357 over the 101? Is is just weight? Do you shoot .357s out of them? And what is the felt recoil difference? Is there a practical accuracy difference?