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Smith & Wesson M&P Shield Holster Suggestions Wanted

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by jbett98, Feb 1, 2014.

  1. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I'm looking for suggestions on which IWB holster for a 9mm M&P Shield to buy.
    I am thinking that if it has belt clips instead of belt loops, it would make it easier to put on & take off as needed during the day.
    32" waist and mostly wear sweatshirts and blue jeans.
    Anybody have a preference. Comfort and keeping it retained in the holster is more important then how it prints.
     
  2. spookshack

    spookshack Forest Grove, OR Life Member Lifetime Supporter 2016 Volunteer

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    I'm using an Alien Gear holster for my shield. So far...so good.
     
  3. 40calruler

    40calruler Lake Oswego Well-Known Member

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    same waist size here and 6'2" and I use a blackhawk IWB for mine. 12 dollars and I love them as the silky material never seems to leave any wear on my guns like some leather holsters I have had in the past. Cannot beat the price and they fit/feel extremely comfy. As far as it staying in I can count on it as with many guns and many different size blackhawks I have never had one even close to slip out even while doing anything active. I hike, fish, ride my motorcycle and it stays snug.
     
  4. RicInOR

    RicInOR Washington County Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    This is a common question on the smith-wessonforum - look in the M&P sub-forum.

    I use a Sticky and like it.
     
  5. metrotps

    metrotps Mountlake Terrace Member

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  6. ducrider

    ducrider Canyonville, OR Active Member

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    i like the incog
     
  7. Old as Dirt

    Old as Dirt Pacific NW Active Member

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  8. orygun

    orygun West Linn Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I have a 40 Shield and a Tagua IWB clip on holster. I would recommend that you don't buy this holster! My waist size is close to yours and I find that I can't get the gun in the right place due to the position of the belt loop on my pants and it digs into my hip bone. Also, trying to get the clip to go over my pants and my belt is a major PIA, so I usually just clip it on my pants and cover it with my belt. (still not as easy as snap close loops) It is secure and doesn't move around, though. I am looking for a holster with a little more cant, is made of thicker leather (makes reholstering much easier) and has snap loops like the Summer Comfort I use for my 1911. I think I only paid about $28 bucks for it, so I got what I paid for!
     
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    dmv9 Seattle, WA Member

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    MattBG Battle Ground, WA Member

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  11. LimPShoT

    LimPShoT Oregon Member

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    G-code incog is what I have been using love it.
     
  12. beranimus

    beranimus Veneta Active Member

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    Theiss holster for the win. Loved mine for my m&p40c. Great price and amazing service. Great quality.
     
  13. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    I can't believe how many holster companies are in business.
    I appreciate the tips, but it's going to be hard selecting the right one.
    I now know why there are so many "like new" holsters for sale on gun forums.
    You order one online, try it for a couple of days and if it just doesn't feel right, so you buy another one thinking this will be the one.
    Too bad there isn't a holster store that has one of every make and model to try out.
     
  14. Old as Dirt

    Old as Dirt Pacific NW Active Member

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    It's all about the "comfort" no matter the manufacturer.. you may have to try a few to get you where you want to be.. ;)
     
  15. F2CMaDMaXX

    F2CMaDMaXX West of Portland from England Bullet goes where now? Staff Member Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer 2016 Volunteer

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    I have the XDS (practically the same as the shield, obviously get the shield shell) and i've found my Aliengear to be very comfortable, 30-ish inch waist, great price to go with quality compared to many others i've seen.
     
  16. Norm0931

    Norm0931 Hillsboro, OR Sgt. Sheep Silver Vendor 2016 Volunteer

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    N82 Tactical Holsters

    I use the pro holster for my 9mm shield. Love this thing. Have one for my full size 1911 too.
     
  17. SmawGunner

    SmawGunner portland metro Active Member

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    Dale Fricke Ehud is appendix with clips. But if you want retention then look at the Dale Fricke Archangel which has the loops so its not going to come out.
     
  18. Peteralexander78

    Peteralexander78 vancouver Slow is smooth, smooth is fast

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    Foxx holsters has a 15 day trial, if you dont like it ship it back and get your money back. It also comes with a life time warranty.
     
  19. stmcelroy

    stmcelroy Madras, OR Well-Known Member

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    One of these would work. ;)

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    fishorgolf Portland Oregon Member

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