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Hi Everyone,

Thanks for the warm welcome a few days ago.

My permit finally arrived in the mail today... Outstanding!!!!

Now I've got to get a decent holster.

For now I'll be carrying a Ruger SR9. The list of holsters that officially fit it is short. However, I've been surfing around the different forums online and it seems that others have been able to find quite a few that fit it quite nicely.

Does anyone have any recommendations as to a good place to go looking and trying them for fit?? I live in Salt Lake County, but anywhere along the wasatch front is o.k... I don't mind driving.

Thanks in advance for your help.

-Dan
 

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With that being a REALLY new gun, I would guess it will be a little while before any manufacturers carry holsters for that specific model.
 

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It doesn't look like we're giving you any real information. True, it is a very new gun, so you are limited. You could always go with a nylon holster from a no-name company (eBay) or you could step up a bit to a Galco or Uncle Mike's nylon - but I wouldn't recommend nylon for everyday carry. You need something stiff and molded (leather or kydex) - and for that, you need something made exactly for your gun.

You might have seen this page before on Ruger's site, but I would check these out first: http://www.ruger.com/Firearms/Pop-HolsterLinksSR9.html

When you find the one you like, see if a local retailer carries the brand or model, make a few calls. Sportsman's carries a decent selection as does Gallenson's or Cabela's. But, to be honest, the best holsters I have, I researched online and bought from the manufacturer direct - local places just can't stock enough models to have what you want (unless you get lucky).

Best of luck and don't forget to keep your sidearm with you at all times.
 

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You should try being a leftie and buying holsters! The internet is the only way I have found to get good holsters that actually fit my guns and are made for lefties. I hate store shopping anyway. I buy as much as I can from the internet.

-PW
 

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PW said:
You should try being a leftie and buying holsters! The internet is the only way I have found to get good holsters that actually fit my guns and are made for lefties. -PW
Ditto that. The only holsters I own have been purchased online because NOBODY in town regularly carries lefty holsters.

ATVjunkie, DeSantis is pretty good about keeping their site up-to-date for new guns. I got my holster a week after I purchased the gun.

http://www.desantisholster.com/index.html

Just enter 'SR9' in the search field and it should give you a list of compatible holsters.
 

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ATVjunkie said:
Hi Everyone,

Thanks for the warm welcome a few days ago.

My permit finally arrived in the mail today... Outstanding!!!!

Now I've got to get a decent holster.

For now I'll be carrying a Ruger SR9. The list of holsters that officially fit it is short. However, I've been surfing around the different forums online and it seems that others have been able to find quite a few that fit it quite nicely.

Does anyone have any recommendations as to a good place to go looking and trying them for fit?? I live in Salt Lake County, but anywhere along the wasatch front is o.k... I don't mind driving.

Thanks in advance for your help.

-Dan
I know some good places in Texas, especially Houston but.......Anyway the last holster I bought on line was from www.copquest.com and they had good prices and good service.

In Utah my best suggestions are Sportsmans Wearhouse, any location, Gallenson's, 166E 200S SLC and Cabella's. I have bought holsters at all three and been satisfied.

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Hi Everyone,

Thanks for the replies and advice.

I stoped at Gallenson's this morning since I was already downtown. They were helpful.

I ended up getting a Bianchi 7 Shadow II for the Glock 36. It fits my SR9 perfectly. It's quite comfortable.

Now I've just got to start putting a lttle money away here and there. I've got the bug to get a S&W 340. This one's on the top of my wish list (my list is long). Perfect for pocket carry.

On an even better note, my wife submitted the paperwork to get her permit this morning. Not bad for a school teacher. She's not yet at the point of wanting to carry, but it is a start.
 

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My wife has her permit, but has never carried. I am hoping that at some point she changes her mind.... line upon line, precept on precept, little at a time she is coming around. Just the other day we went to dinner and a movie and got talking about carrying and she told me she was really glad that I carry and it always make her feel more comfortable knowing that I am carrying. That was the highlight of my day.

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ATVjunkie said:
Hi Everyone,

Thanks for the replies and advice.

I stoped at Gallenson's this morning since I was already downtown. They were helpful.

I ended up getting a Bianchi 7 Shadow II for the Glock 36. It fits my SR9 perfectly. It's quite comfortable.

Now I've just got to start putting a lttle money away here and there. I've got the bug to get a S&W 340. This one's on the top of my wish list (my list is long). Perfect for pocket carry.

On an even better note, my wife submitted the paperwork to get her permit this morning. Not bad for a school teacher. She's not yet at the point of wanting to carry, but it is a start.
I found Gallenson's to have the best selection of holsters in Utah, and the best prices too. Lets see I have bought 9 holsters there. WOW I do have a lot of holsters. They have good prices and a great selection of ammo too.

You need to check out the used barrel. I have bought 5 used holsters there.

My wife will shoot with me, but whe will not consider getting her permit. Lucky you.

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Now I've just got to start putting a lttle money away here and there. I've got the bug to get a S&W 340. This one's on the top of my wish list (my list is long). Perfect for pocket carry.
Hey ATVjunkie, I really struggled with my decision to purchase a 340. I had my mind made up to get one before I even shot it. I then found a friend that had both a 340 and 642. He let me take both out for a test drive. Now I can say that they both have a sharp bite. I shot a .357 magnum in the 340 and OUCH!. After 5 rounds I wasn't going to do that anymore. I fired the 642 with the 38 spl +P. It is still plenty strong but manageable. The 340 is 13.3 oz. and the 642 is 15.0 oz. I ended up getting a 642 for a few reasons.

1) Price: I paid $339 brand new. The 340 was $569. I bought CT laser grips with the difference.

2) Ammo: After my experience with a .357 load in the 340 I was not going to practice or carry that round. I would only practice and carry .38 spl +P loads no matter what gun I bought. I carry Federal Hydroshok 38 +P or Speer Gold Dot 38 +P in my 642. I buy a monthly pass to the range and practice 50 rounds once a week. That's about all I can shoot in one session with that gun.

3) Weight: The 340 is only 1.7 oz lighter. I just didn't see that much difference but of course that is a personal opinion.

Now that I've said that, I might consider trading in the 642 for a 360 for one reason only and that is a lighter 12 oz - a good 3 oz less than the 642. It is more difficult to clean and shoot but would carry better. I would have to get a killer deal because they are expen$ive. My firearm money is going to a AR-15 and 1911 next.

I think a S&W 340, 360, or 642 are all good choices and all have their strengths. I would also look at the Ruger SP101. Everyone's entitled to my opinion.

(Sorry, I'm a little ADD here. This post could be in the Firearms Review section I guess)
 
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