You might wonder why I am quoting my own post, and cutting it back! Finally got my former LEO son, to get his Ruger SP101 357, and holster out.Robby said:Rossi's site says it is a small frame, but the 971 is a medium frame, and only difference is barrel length. I called Rossi direct.
they could tell me the Frame is an RJ, and it is small frame. Now I am more confused than I was before. Here is another size and report that it is a SMALL FRAME!
Has anyone heard of a gun frame RJ size, or has anyone found a cheap holster that fits the 357 Rossi Snubby. I am not shorting some of the earlier advice on this but looking for more help if possible.
The frame size is almost what the Rossi is, but of course the Rossi, 461 357 is 6 rd, larger cylinder. But I did find that the Galco, clamshell holster, that he has will fit the Rossi. Yeah his might be a little stretched over the years, but it holds tight, and you can draw with no Problem. Also if you like the Fobus line of holsters, they do have a line for the Ruger SP101 that probably will fit the Rossi.
Now I have to figure out if it is better to spend $70 for the Galco, or $40 for the Fobus.
Here is the Galco OWB that I looked at, one belt, one paddle.
SPEED MASTER HIGH RIDE BELT HOLSTER $72.50
SPEED PADDLE HOLSTER $69.95
RUGER - SP101 2 1/4"
Fobus has Ruger SP101, ROTO-HOLSTER™ PADDLE $34.99
I am positive, Bianchi, and others make a holster for the Ruger that would fit the Rossi. But that Galco, sure looks nice, wish I was richer, I would get both.