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Old June 4, 2002, 08:48 AM   #1
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Ruger SP101 grips for pocket carry?

Yesterday I bought an SP101. When wearing slacks, I plan to carry it in the front pocket in an Uncle Mike's #3 holster. Problem is the big rubber grips. Rubber does not slide smoothly out of a pocket, and I think they could be considerably smaller.

Does anyone make a cut down grip for the SP101 with concealment a priority? I can live with a short grip where my pinky hangs off the bottom of the frame.

I also ordered a set of Wolff springs from Brownells. Do I need a gunsmith to install those, or can a layman follow the directions easily enough? Thaks for any help!

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Old June 4, 2002, 09:31 AM   #2
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Check out the wood "secret service" grips by Eagle Grips. They should help the SP101 slide out of a pocket pretty well.
http://www.eaglegrips.com/secretservice.htm
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Old June 4, 2002, 10:46 AM   #3
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Grips and such

I think Hogue makes a Bantam grip now, too. I use their regular wood ones on my SP101 and it fits in my pocket. Herrett's offer a Detective grip and Badger makes a grip for them.. Might also check Ahrends and Craig Spegal as they make abbreviated wood grips. I don't know if Ahrends makes Ruger grips; others say Craig Spegal (Bay City, OR) makes grips for Rugers.

If you have a minimum of tools the SP can be disassembled to put the springs in. The mainspring is the bear but can be done with a little thought. If you put a new mainspring in I would go with at least the 10 pound one to avoid misfires.

Here are some websites:

Badger:
http://www.gunaccessories.com/Badger/index.asp

Hogue:
http://www.getgrip.com/

Herrett's:
http://www.herrettstocks.com/album.htm

I think you will really like your SP.

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Old June 4, 2002, 12:05 PM   #4
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Thanks for the help, fellas.
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Old June 4, 2002, 12:10 PM   #5
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I use Uncle Mike's boot grips and carry in front pocket of jeans, works great, very reasonable price.
There are two styles that are similar, you want the short one.
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Old June 4, 2002, 09:45 PM   #6
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I use to carry the SP101 as a backup in an ankle holster. You're right those grips are comfortable but very tacky, they would hangup on my pants. I just electric taped the grip for a temporary fix(years), it worked great. That's the "cheap cop fix" It might be good while you're waiting to get the new grips shipped.
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Old June 4, 2002, 11:06 PM   #7
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I must say the Secret Service grips are very very nice. Hmmmmm
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Old June 5, 2002, 04:36 PM   #8
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I've used F350Lawman tape trick with slip-on shotgun recoil pads. They mount smoother and faster without snagging on clothing.
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