COMPARISON TABLE – TOP 10 RUGER P95 HOLSTER OPTIONS
In the table below we list and compare 10 awesome holsters for you to consider. We also linked each holster to its product page on Amazon.com. If you want to see more about the holster, you can simply click on the image.
RUGER P95 – KEEP THIS IN MIND
To be able to choose a holster that fits the Ruger P95 perfectly, we need to be sure of the size of the pistol. Once we know that, we can figure out which holster might be options and which holsters will not.
Weapon Size and Weight:
The Ruger P95 has the following measurements:
Length: 7.2 in (182.3 mm)
Barrel Length: 3.9 in (99 mm)
Width: 1.18 in (29.9 mm)
Height: 5.7 in (144.8 mm)
Weight: 27 oz (767 g)
According to the dimensions specified for the Ruger P95, it is a medium sized pistol. Thus concealed carry is not impossible, but open carry might be way to go. Due to the size of the pistol, concealed carry holster types such as pocket holsters or ankle holsters will not be available for this pistol. Rather, more “traditional” holster typs such OWB holsters or perhaps shoulder holsters will be relevant.
The Ruger P95 is designed for use by law enforcement agencies and the military. But these pistols are pretty popular with civilians too. For self-defence carry, you should choose between OWB holsters or IWB holsters. Most civilians who carry the Ruger P95 for self-defense purposes need to conceal their gun, as most US states now prohibit guns being ‘on-show’. Generally, IWB holsters are more concealable, but due to their bulkiness, there aren’t many IWB holsters for the P95.
It’s best to opt for a good OWB holster and make sure you wear a jacket or coat to cover the belt, holster and gun. You could opt for shoulder holsters, but you will find that having to keep a jacket on to conceal the gun will affect how easy and quickly you will be able to draw your weapon.
Detailed Look At 5 RUGER P95 HOLSTER Choices
Now that we have a list of 10 holsters that would be good choices for the Ruger P95, we want to take a closer look at 5 of them to see how they provide value for money, fit the Ruger P95 and how comfortable they are to wear.
Ruger P95; P97; SR9 Side Holster
This OWB Ruger P95 holster is made from fully lined black nylon, and comes with an ambidextrous belt and clip combination, which means it can be used by left and right handed people. These holsters are designed to be worn using the clip on the pants, and on a belt using the loop. It also boasts an adjustable thumb break using a steel shank for access, and a compartment for an extra magazine.
Regarding fitting the P95, this holster fits well. Concealability is ok, so long as a long jacket or coat is worn, but the holster is quite bulky. Add to that the bulkiness of the P45, and many users will find they tend to use this holster on an outdoor range rather than for everyday concealed wear. There is a cover strap for the holster which makes the gun feel very secure, and makes it ideal for hikes and hunting. Ease of draw is smooth and fast.
OutBags OB-16SC Nylon OWB Belt Gun Holster with Mag Pouch
These OWB Ruger P95 holster options can be found in left and right hand versions and are made of 600 denier nylon. They boast a fully adjustable thumb break and come with a steel belt clip (for mounting onto belt or waistband), a belt loop (for a secure, permanent mount to belt), and a magazine pouch. The most inexpensive option on our list, this holster sits comfortably on a belt with its webbed spine which molds itself to the user. Additionally, the Velcro straps secure the gun into the holster and can be repositioned or even removed if necessary.
Regarding fitting the P45, this holster does fit, but may be slightly loose. However, the Velcro straps do help in keeping your gun in the holster. Draw is predictably fast as the holster is a little loose. The nylon is quite thick, which does make the holster a little bulky, and therefore difficult to conceal. Many users prefer to use this holster out on the range.
However, remember this is a budget option, and therefore some users have reported the stitching coming undone as well as the cheap plastic clip breaking.
Fobus Standard Holster RH Paddle
This is a mid-range OWB Ruger P95 holster for right handed people is made from injection molding and space age high density plastics. This means it is much more durable than nylon holsters, and is comparable to leather holsters, but without the maintenance required to keep leather holsters in top condition. No wonder then that these holsters are used by a number of the world’s special security and military services. It boasts a protective sight channel, and is extremely light weight. Bearing in mind that the P95 is rather bulky, having a light holster really helps.
In terms of fit for the P95, this is a fantastic fit, holding the gun securely (you will hear a click when the gun has slotted in correctly) whilst also allowing for fast draw. You do have to practice drawing to get up to a decent speed, but it is achievable. Also, there is an adjustable screw to tighten or loosen the retention, which allows you to get the perfect balance between retention and ease of draw.
Regarding comfort, these are extremely comfortable to wear, although will cause discomfort when sitting down as the plastic will dig into your side a lot more than nylon or leather. Concealability is some of the highest you will find for a largish gun such as P95 as these holsters ride high and are rather low profile. Complete concealed carry for the P95 is difficult, but this may be as close as you will get!
Ruger P95; P97; SR9 w/Laser
This budget to mid-range Ruger P95 holster is an OWB type, and made from heavy duty nylon with a smooth inner lining to stop your gun getting scuffed. These come with 2 belt loops and a 2 inch metal clip, and are designed to be work with a belt through the loops and the clip onto the pants. This gives a very secure fit, whilst allowing you to move the belt clip to whichever side feels more comfortable. It boast an adjustable thumb break with a steel shank for easy access, as well as a magazine pouch which can hold double stacked or 2 single stacked magazines.
The major draw of these holsters is that they are designed to be used in conjunction with attached lazar lights or flash lights, and fit for the P95 with attached lights is perfect, whilst still allowing for ease of draw.
These holsters are comfortable to wear, so long as they are attached to a sturdy belt, and are even more comfortable with a specially designed gun belt. Concealability is almost impossible as it is bulky and is not ‘form fit’. Not a holster for concealed carry, but perfect Ruger P95 holster option for on the range practice shooting sessions.
Galco Cop 3 Slot Holster
These premium, raw cowhide leather OWB Ruger P95 holster are made in left or right hand versions and boast a reinforced thumb break as well as protection for the rear sight with a wide safety strap. There is a tension screw adjustment near the trigger guard which allows you to tighten or loosen the retention until you find the perfect balance between ease of draw and a secure fit. Draw speed is also quickened by the low cut design which allows you to draw you P95 faster and more cleanly. These holsters will fit belts of up to 1 and ¾ inch width.
As with all leather holsters, your P95 will fell a little too tight in the beginning, as you do need to break the holster in. Drawing and holstering your weapon many times when you first buy it will help. Also, placing your gun into a zip-lock bag or sock, placing it in the holster and leaving it all night also stretches the leather.
These holsters are probably the most comfortable Ruger P95 holster option of all, which is no mean feat when wearing a Ruger P95! The holster may appear bulky at first, but give it time to conform to your own body, and you will soon have a holster that feels as if it was custom made for you. Concealability is the best you are going to get for a large pistol like the P95, and it shows as these holsters are nearly triple the price of the next most expensive holster on this list.
If We Had To Pick A RUGER P95 HOLSTER
Everyone one is different and has different needs. So to pick a holster that is universally recognised to be the best holster for the Ruger P95 is impossible. But, we can have a quick look at each holster again to see how they compare to each other, and from there figure out which holster we would choose if we were in the market for a new holster.
The Ruger P95 side holster is made from fully lined nylon and is reasonably comfortable to wear. It fits the P95 well and allows you to draw your gun fast. However, this holster is bulky and you will find it hard to conceal.
The OutBags OB-16SC Nylon OWB Belt Gun holster with Mag Pouch is made from 600 denier nylon and is comfortable to wear, once its webbed spine has had the chance to mould itself to the user. Draw is fast, but it is a little too large for the Ruger P95 (although there are Velcro straps to compensate). Our bulkiest holster on the list, these are impossible to conceal and are ideal for outdoor and on the range use.
The Fobus Standard Holster RH Paddle is made from injection molding and space age high density plastics, and is very comfortable when standing up, but may cause issues when sitting down. Draw is fast once you have adjusted retention to your preferred strength, and it is one of the most concealable holsters on the list.
The Ruger P95 w/laser holster is made from heavy duty nylon, and is comfortable so long as it is mounted onto sturdy belt. It provides a good fit for the Ruger P95, so long as you are using it with lazar or flash lights. It offers good speed and ease of draw, but is bulky and designed for on the range use and not concealed carry.
The Galco cop 3 slot holster is made from premium raw cowhide leather. Once you have allowed for the break in period required for all leather holsters, it is the most comfortable holster on our list, is the perfect fit for the Ruger P95 and offers a customized draw speed for each user. Once it has had the chance to mold itself to your body, it also offer the most concealable option on our list too.
So which Ruger P95 holster would we choose?
The Ruger P95 holster coming in a number one position is, predictably, the most expensive option; the Galco cop 3 side holster. Once you have given it a little attention, it will love you back by being the most comfortable, customizable holster that fits to your body perfectly whilst fitting your Ruger P95 snugly.
However, if patience is not your thing, opt for the Fobus Standard Holster. At a third of the price of the Galco cop 3 holster, it offers almost the same concealability and comfort. Remember that Ruger P95 pistols are rather bulky anyway, so many users don’t choose these guns for concealed carry purposes.
If you plan on using these guns on the range our for various outdoor pursuits, then once concealability has been taken out of the equation, you may favour other Ruger P95 holster options, especially ones that can carry one or more magazines, such as the Ruger P95 w/laser holster.
WHAT IS THE BEST RUGER P95 HOLSTER OPTION?
Now that you have read all the information on the holsters that we have described for the Ruger P95, which one would you choose and why? Or if you have actually owned and used any of the options we talked about, please let us know what you thought about it!