Question about my MP9c


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grace2u
October 16, 2010, 08:07 PM
I bought a new MP9c a while back, but I've been afraid to shoot it. I can see light between the slide and the polymer frame under the chamber. Is this common/normal/safe? Thanks.

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ritepath
October 16, 2010, 08:19 PM
Normal, I can see from right at the tip of my extractor all the way back to the rails the slide rides on in my 9c.

REAPER4206969
October 16, 2010, 09:18 PM
Normal. The M&P, like many modern pistols use quad rails instead of full length rails which leaves a gap between the slide and frame.

The Lone Haranguer
October 16, 2010, 10:35 PM
It is normal. Now get out to the range, already! :D

TexasGunbie
October 16, 2010, 10:45 PM
It's normal.

grace2u
October 16, 2010, 11:03 PM
So I guess it's normal. Thanks for the help. I'm not much of a pistol person, kinda wish I'd kept my Kimber now, but that's a tale for another day....

The Lone Haranguer
October 17, 2010, 08:34 AM
In the right light, I can actually see the recoil spring through my Glock 19.

bartman06
October 18, 2010, 12:18 PM
Normal i can see it in my 45. Go forth and enjoy!

Ben86
October 18, 2010, 01:26 PM
It's a normal aspect of the gun, and many in fact. I hope you enjoy your m&p9c as much as I enjoy mine.

From my experience the white dots falling out of the sights is also pretty common, though easily fixed. :)

grace2u
October 18, 2010, 05:09 PM
Ok, I have another question. I am a pastor, married with three children under 4 years of age. We are in a small town, however, there has been a recent outbreak of violent crime. A woman was pistol whipped and shot at a couple of weeks ago just outside of town (neighboring a home I visit twice a month) and today two people were shot in a post office in a neighboring town minutes down the road.

The MP9c is the only pistol I currently own. I am in the process of taking my CCP course (Tennessee) so I can carry. My question is this. How do I conceal it? I wear tucked in everyday. A couple of months ago, I switched everything out of my front right pocked to get used to it in the other pockets so I could pocket carry (that's when I had the Kimber Ultra). I have recently looked at LCP's and TCP's, but they "flop" around in the pocket of my customary slacks.

I was wondering about pocket carrying the MP9c? Anyone do this? I would like to go IWB, but I'm tucked and need to keep the weapon VERY concealed to keep from concerning parishioners. I am in love with the p238, but can't justify the purchase. What do you guys and gals think?

REAPER4206969
October 18, 2010, 05:23 PM
What you want is a Comp-Tac C-TAC or MTAC holster. It allows IWB carry with a tucked shirt. I carry a Glock 23 like that perfectly.

LawofThirds
October 18, 2010, 05:28 PM
My vote goes for the Crossbreed Supertuck. They're super comfortable and adjustable and make my M&P45c (which is slightly larger than the other "c's") disappear under a dress shirt or even under an untucked t-shirt (and not a tent, a normal, fits me normally t-shirt).

AJChenMPH
October 18, 2010, 06:28 PM
If you're a bit on a budget, www.kholster.com makes similar holsters for a little bit less money. Reviews are generally good.

However, if you're like me and find out that you can't get used to a holster with all that leather up against your side, you can get a tuckable holster from High Noon:
http://www.highnoonholsters.com/Product_Line/Belt_Holsters/Inside_The_Waistband/inside_the_waistband.html

Scroll down for the tuckable IWB holsters.

One final option, especially if you carry a cell phone too:
http://www.wrbusa.com/pretender.html

WRB will also customize the ride cant and height if you want -- just call them to place the order as opposed to ordering on their site. (I personally find it easier to conceal if it rides just a bit higher and is forward-canted about 15 degrees.)

Good luck, Padre...oh yeah, and get a good carry belt!

Ben86
October 19, 2010, 11:50 AM
I have recently looked at LCP's and TCP's, but they "flop" around in the pocket of my customary slacks.

Use a holster and it won't do that.

The m&p is plenty concealable, you should probably just stick with that. Several companies make "tuckable" holsters, such as Galco and Desantis. The sig p238 is a sweet gun, and surprisingly reliable.

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