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concealed carry holster opinions

Discussion in 'Gear & Accessories' started by aj82, Jan 26, 2012.

  1. aj82

    aj82 graham Member

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    just looking for recomendations on a good concealed carry holster for a m&p 9 full size. i have a blackhawk cqc which i like but not for conceaslment. i'm kind of bony so it tends to stick out need something that pulls the weapon in tight on my frame. also i'm a lefty so any recommended manf. would need to offer left handed gear. thanx
  2. Slowpoke

    Slowpoke Beaverton Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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  3. Garg

    Garg east of portland metro Hold my beer..... watch this Bronze Supporter

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  4. mortre

    mortre Yelm, WA Active Member

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    Kramer horsehide belt scabbard. There is usually a guy at the WAC gun shows with a table full. I believe he charges about $115 for them, a little cheaper than on there website anyway.

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  5. Mason

    Mason The Kingdom of Masonia New Member

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    I got a drawer full of crappy holsters.. These are the best I've ever seen. Made to fit by gun make.

  6. NCW Ray

    NCW Ray Sunny Eastern Washington Active Member

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    I carry a M&P40c and have been wearing a Comp-Tac Minotaur MTAC Holster for almost 2 years and really like it. I bought it with black C-Clips and the clips are hardly noticeable against my black gun belt. The holster is tuckable and I tuck my shirt in about 75% of the time and you can't even tell I'm carrying. With you carrying a full size M&P the grip could be a issue sticking out the back but the MTAC has clips that allow a lot of cant adjustment that will help with that.
  7. Csv

    Csv Yakima New Member

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    I just ordered this holster for my m&p 9mm, read some really good reviews.
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  8. Morpheus

    Morpheus Columbia Gorge Anyway, back on the farm.

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    I always recommend Milt Sparks. You my have to wait 20 to 24 weeks for one, but they are worth it.
    Milt Sparks Holsters
  9. Gear Jammer

    Gear Jammer Yacolt, WA Member

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    I use a Galco king tuk, it's very similar to the cross bread IWB holsters. I'm fairly happy with it, sometimes it will shift from my side, more towards the small of my back which I don't care for. It can also become uncomfortable on long drives in the car. This is the only IWB holster I have any experience with, and I'm happy enough with it that I have no plans of replacing it. I'm not sure if they make one for a lefty. My carry gun is sub-compact .40 XD.
  10. bruzer

    bruzer Grants Pass, OR Well-Known Member

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  11. Cougfan2

    Cougfan2 Hillsboro, OR Well-Known Member

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    It depends on whether you want an OWB or IWB holster.

    For OWB, I have a Milt Sparks Axiom that I like because I can take it on and off with out removing my belt.

    My current favorite OWB holster is an Avenger style holster I got from Adams Leather works in Tx.


    The guy makes them in his garage, but it is excellent quality and price and I would put it up against my Milt Sparks Axiom in that regard. They also make a pancake style holster which would probably hold the gun a little closer to your body than the Avenger style.

    I mostly carry a Commander size 1911 and have never found a really comfortable IWB holster for it. I tried the Galco Summer Comfort and didn't like it and have tried a couple of others.

    I recently picked up an IWB holster from N82 tactical for my Sig P238 which I absolutely love! I got the little Sig because the operational controls are pretty similar to a full size 1911, but it is very easily concealed for Summer carry under a T-shirt. I've been wearing it off and on for over a week now and I sometimes forget I even have it on. I haven't tried one for one of my full size 1911's yet, but I intend to.


    Lastly, although I don't own one, I have heard nothing but positive comments on the Crossbreed IWB holsters on this and other forums for full size pistols.

    Hope this helps more than confuses.
  12. smithksor

    smithksor Aloha Member

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    another vote for the crossbreed. I have Milt Sparks Versa Max 2 and its good as well, but you wait a long time for it.