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Pocket carry a SP-101

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by SiberianErik, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. SiberianErik

    SiberianErik

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    I am looking for a small pocket CCW, of course the 442 and 642 J Frames are up for consideration but I recently saw a stunning SP-101 w/ the Satin Finish in .357 Mag w/ the 2" barrel. I have not handled one in person but w/ a nice pocket holster could this be done. I usually wear the long A&E cargo shorts w/the large cargo pockets down near the knee area. Seems like it may work. Is this much heavier than the J Frame 38's ? I dont want some boat anchor bouncing off my knee when I walk. If it matters I am 6" 1 and 245 lbs and always have a Beltman Belt on.
     
  2. Bald Baron

    Bald Baron Hermit

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    I sometimes carry my sp101 in a pocket holster in my right front pocket of loose fitting pants. I'm 5' 9" 185lbs. It does not weigh any more than my g27.:wavey:
     


  3. GlockFish

    GlockFish Floyd

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    I think the SP101 is too big & heavy to pocket carry. It excels IWB though.
     
  4. MLittle

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    I have a SP101 with bobbed hammer in 357mag, a SW642 and Ruger LCR in 38 +p. I love the SP101 but really couldn't imagine carrying it in a pocket. I think it weighs 27 oz.....that's heavier than my Glock30sf. Now don't get me wrong.....I often carry a Glock 26 in my pocket, but it carries twice the rounds of the revolver. If I were going to pocket carry a revolver, it would be my Ruger LCR. It has the better trigger, is very light and is also very accurate. A few weeks ago I put 20 rounds in a dinner plate sized target at 25 yards standing with the Ruger. Not bragging, just want to illustrate that they are inherently accurate firearms if you practice with them. I think the SP101 would best be carried iwb or owb...
     
  5. coldmcrider

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    I think you can pocket carry it as long as you put it in the front pocket, not in the large cargo pockets down near the knee area. That gun will beat up your knee if you do much walking with it in the cargo pocket.
     
  6. Bufford

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    +1 I completely agree
     
  7. barth

    barth six barrels

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    You can pocket carry an all steel snub nose in your pocket.
    The trick is a pocket holster and reinforced belt to hold your pants up - literally.
    Regular belts will be destroyed.
    Plus it is really on the heavy side for that.
    On the belt it's great though.
    I have both light weight and all steel snub nose revolvers.
    Air Weight J-Frames, with boot grips, shine in the pocket.
    All steel 23/25 oz 357 snubbies ride much more comfortably on a belt - IMHO.
     
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  8. Nakanokalronin

    Nakanokalronin JMB & MTK

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    I have a SP-101 with a 2 1/4" barrel. Mine is 28.6 ounces fully loaded with Badger grips. Pocket carry can be done but I'd rather opt for an airweight J-Frame instead for that role.
     
  9. My SP101 is a 3" so pocket carry isn't an option. It does disappear IWB though.
     
  10. Bruce M

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    I had one and for me it was too big and heavy for pocket use. Or maybe I have just been spoiled by J frames.
     
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  11. G-19

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    I really like the SP101, it is a great gun. It is just to heavy for pocket carry, IMHO. I recently traded mine off for a LCR.38 that makes a great pocket gun.
     
  12. collim1

    collim1 Shower Time!

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    I would think a 442 would be the better gun for pocket carry. 20oz IMO is about the limit for pocket carry.
     
  13. ZekerMan

    ZekerMan ZekerMan

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    This is my opinion also but I kept my SP101 for IWB and bought the LCR in .357 for pocket carry, great trigger and a very accurate pistol.
     
  14. 4Baldy

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    Carried one IWB for about a year and it's one good little revolver. I don't much care for pocket carry with it. A J-frame S&W would be much better for the pocket.
     
  15. SiberianErik

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    Thank you guys a ton :wavey:

    So GT consenus is great gun, not so much pocket carry. Cool thx, I dont want an anvil banging into my knee w/ every step so..I always have my 1.5" Horse Beltman on but the issue is I already have various things hanging onto it like an Ed Brown Kobra or HK45c..:supergrin: not looking for another OWB/IWB set up. Something I can just toss in my cargo pocket for a quick trip to the store or toss into into my beach bag for a day at the beach.

    Will look into the LCR .357 or 442..thanks again
     
  16. Berto

    Berto woo woo

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    +1

    I can carry a snub steel J frame if I have to in a pocket, but it's too heavy. Even my 7 shot 242 is 3-4oz lighter.
     
  17. SiberianErik

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    My FIL pocket carries a Charter Arms .44 Spl. Bull Dog ..:wow:, no holster, been doing it that way for many many years...
     
  18. Magus

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    I have heard of people pocket carrying a SP101, but the 442 or 642 would be a bit more practical in application.
     
  19. DonD

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    Nice grips really add to the appeal of the gun. Mine is stock other than the Hogues.

    I hate bearing baggy clothing so I carry mine IWB with the shirt slightly out so that it doesn't print. Don
     
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