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Question about my MP9c

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by grace2u, Oct 16, 2010.

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  1. grace2u

    grace2u Member

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    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.
     
  2. ritepath

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    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.
     
  3. REAPER4206969

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    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.
     
  4. The Lone Haranguer

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    It is normal. Now get out to the range, already! :D
     
  5. TexasGunbie

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    It's normal.
     
  6. grace2u

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    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....
     
  7. The Lone Haranguer

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    In the right light, I can actually see the recoil spring through my Glock 19.
     
  8. bartman06

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    Normal i can see it in my 45. Go forth and enjoy!
     
  9. Ben86

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    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. :)
     
  10. grace2u

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    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?
     
  11. REAPER4206969

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    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.
     
  12. LawofThirds

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    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).
     
  13. AJChenMPH

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    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/Pro...nside_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!
     
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  14. Ben86

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    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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