Trying to find a holster for a S&M M&P 9c


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dirtymike1
December 2, 2010, 11:37 AM
So I've been looking for the a holster for my GF's compact M&P and haven't had much luck. Cheaper than Dirt has one, and I've stumbled across only a few others. I'm trying to find a belt holster, open carry, but one that is not bulky so that after we get our CCW's it can be hidden by a coat. Cost isn't to big of a deal, but I'm not looking to spend a stupid amount either.

Anyone have any advice?

Thanks!

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ichiban
December 2, 2010, 11:55 AM
I'm a big fan of Tucker Gun Leather's Silent Thunder IWB but they also make it OWB as well. Leather lined kydex so it is the best of both worlds.
http://rlcompanyusa.stores.yahoo.net/sithky.html
Checkout the adjustable cant version.
http://rlcompanyusa.stores.yahoo.net/sthleky.html

dirtymike1
December 2, 2010, 12:11 PM
Awesome, thanks!

joe_security
December 2, 2010, 12:18 PM
For open carry : Consider a holster with a retention on it so some wacko cant disarm her.
Heres two that I know of for the M&P Compact : Safariland 6367 and 0701. She will have to practice with an empty gun to get fast with these , the security is worth it unless she is deep in the woods and the only danger is wild life. FWIW I think the M&P C model is great choice, set her up with a spare mag carrier and a Surefire light and she will be good to go...Once you start CCW then IWB is the way to go.

ForumSurfer
December 2, 2010, 12:20 PM
http://www.comp-tac.com/product_info.php?products_id=101

I prefer IWB, but many people seem to like the holster above. The "slide" version allows different legths of the same model to work...so if you buy an M&P 9 later, your holster will still work.

For open carry : Consider a holster with a retention on it so some wacko cant disarm her.

I agree. If I open carry, I use a blackhawk serpa cqc. It isn't concealable at all on my frame. I haven't been able to carry owb concealed at all unless I use a coat...and the coat comes off indoors so I just stick to IWB.

I can't say enough about the low cost (not cheap, just inexpensive) holster that I bought here:

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=545040

Excellent retention and reholstering ability. Very comfortable and all the features of the more expensive holsters that it copies. The guy ships quick and is very friendly. Dozens of satisfied customers on several forums. He'll also cut slits in the backing so the holster could be worn OWB...but like I said...I prefer IWB.

Zundfolge
December 2, 2010, 12:52 PM
Not sure if it will work with the compact (but it should).

http://www.desantisholster.com/store/SEARCH-BY-HOLSTER-OR-ACCESSORY/BELT-HOLSTERS/Chek-Mate/SW/MP-9mm40cal-4-14

dirtymike1
December 2, 2010, 12:56 PM
Joe- I really like the design of the holster that you posted about, but they do not list the M&P 9c on the model list. I know how close this pistol it to a GLOCK 19, but they are not the same. I figure it I call them and ask which to get they'd help me, but for other hoslters, which one is compatible with her S&W?

I think a belated X-mas gift will be putting on a Crimson Laser to the pistol, but I think that will come after the holidays, and I'm already getting her to carry a Mini-Mag light in her purse. She doesn't want to be decked out in gear (holster + extra mag holder + flashlight holder) so I'm trying to please her style sense as well as safety. I'm sure you all understand this:cool:

dirtymike1
December 2, 2010, 12:57 PM
I passed along this thread to her so that she can look and she what she wants. Things like what belt loop size and all are things that are a wee bit past what I know hahahaha

ForumSurfer
December 2, 2010, 01:22 PM
Also remember...a good belt is more important than the holster IMO.

Dress belts don't cut. You have to give up and buy a belt thick and sturdy enough to hold that weapon and holster up. It took me awhile to learn that the hard way. Once I bought a good gun belt (no, that extra thick one you can buy at the mall that seems thick enough just isn't good enough), I discovered I liked a few holster that I already had and had dismissed as poor fitting. Galco and several other make great belts. I bought a few 5.11 dress belts, they're normal looking but are very supportive (and significantly cheaper than the competition).

OWB or IWB doesn't matter...a quality (gun) belt is a necessity.

dirtymike1
December 2, 2010, 02:16 PM
Awesome, I'll make sure she hears that part as well!

JTQ
December 2, 2010, 04:20 PM
Two of my favorites

High Noon Holsters. They have a wide range of styles, prices, and delivery times. Their FAQ section is also one of the best I've found. I recommend you read through their FAQ section even if you don't end up buying from them. They also offer belts.
http://www.highnoonholsters.com/

Raven Concealment Phantom. This is one of the most versatile holsters on the market. With one holster (and different attachments) you can wear it IWB or OWB. You can also vary the cant and ride height.
http://www.ravenconcealmentsystems.com/

Some excellent places to look for a belt. I think a one and a half inch wide belt is the most versatile.
Leather
A&G Custom Leather
http://www.agcustomgunleather.com/

The Beltman
http://www.thebeltman.net/

For more casual nylon. I have a 5-stitch instructor belt
Wilderness Tactical
http://www.thewilderness.com/storepinnacle/

swede4198
December 2, 2010, 10:45 PM
Several friends who like the Crossbreed Super Tuck http://www.crossbreedholsters.com/IWB/tabid/56/CategoryID/1/List/0/Level/1/ProductID/1/Default.aspx?SortField=ProductName,ProductName

I use deSantis holsters for both my full size and compact M&Ps.

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