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Old January 27th, 2017, 09:47 AM   #1
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Update On My M&P 9mm M2.0 Holster Question

I recently purchased the new M&P 9mm M2.0 pistol and was wondering if it would fit into the older generation, or non M2.0 holster. Yes it will I just received the IWB Comcealment Express Kydex holster made for the standard M&P 9mm pistol. Even has the locking click, and will not rattle when shaking the holster with pistol. Note; Will not fit with external thumb safety
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Old January 30th, 2017, 12:43 PM   #2
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m2.0 works with the BLACKHAWK! Sepra I just picked up for the range. fits well and the trigger guard clip holds the gun securely.
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Old February 1st, 2017, 01:14 PM   #3
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I carry my M&P40 FS (no external safety) for work (armed guard) in a Safariland 6360 Level III retention holster. I wonder if the M2.0 would function it in with no issues.
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Old March 20th, 2017, 06:43 PM   #4
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I have to say that I found a match made in heaven with my M&P40 m2.0 and the Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0. If you add them up, you get a perfect 5 out of 5 stars in my book.


I just received the new Alien Gear holster, and after adjusting it to my taste I took it for a test drive... Literally! From walking, to sitting, to driving, the full size M&P just feels like it isn't even there. The soft neoprene-backed holster is so soft, yet it is reinforced with steel in just the right places to keep its form, and it holds the full-size pistol snug against the body in the 4 o'clock position. It really seems to melt right into my body without any noticeable pressure points.


I can say without hesitation that the Alien Gear Cloak Tuck 3.0 is far and away a better holster than the DeSantis Intruder holster that it just replaced, even though they look very much alike. Don't get me wrong, the Intruder is an exceptional holster, but the Alien Gear 3.0 is in a league of its own when it comes to comfort.

I've carried full-sized pistols both IWB and OWB for many, many years, and I can tell you with certainty, that this is the most unobtrusive IWB holster that I have ever felt, or not felt.


If you can't tell yet, I am a fan of the Cloak Tuck 3.0, and would say that if you are going to conceal carry a full-size pistol, you really cannot do better than this.


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Old March 21st, 2017, 09:01 AM   #5
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I carry my M&P40 FS (no external safety) for work (armed guard) in a Safariland 6360 Level III retention holster. I wonder if the M2.0 would function it in with no issues.
I just had my Safariland 7TS holster internal locking system replaced with the updated version to retain the M2.0 correctly.

The M2.0 slide dimensions at the forward aspect of the breech are ~0.1" narrower than the M1.0 models. ALS (Automatic Locking System) Safariland internal locking surface engages this area of the breech; with it being narrower, one is able rock the pistol free from its locking retention.



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Safariland testing on the 9mm version of the 2.0 indicates that while the new pistol will fit in the holster, and the ALS will lock and unlock as before, the ALS lever has less purchase on the new ejection port.

As a result, the holster won't pass a standard Level I retention test--the gun can be pulled out without releasing the ALS lock first.

Officers who wish to pair the new M&P 2.0 with an older Safariland ALS holster will want to upgrade it with updated ALS parts that are specifically made for the new gun (currently under development), or purchase new holsters designed for the 2.0, to ensure the retention features work properly.


This is the how the ALS - breech interact. One can appreciate how the M2.0 having a narrower profile offers less width for the mechanism to engage.



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gglass, that is a nice looking holster, i wanted the 3.0 for my new 2.0 with the 5in bbl but the 5in bbl was not listed contacted them via e mail they said that holster not available for the 5in. Man that bummed me out as i wanting one of those they look very well made.
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Thanks Werks! Always enjoy your perspective!
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I have a M&P9 M2.0 with thumb safety
Bought the Alien Gear owb mod today. Should have it in a few days. Wanted to also get the Cloak Tuck 3.0 but I was worried about the thumb safety
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Here is a M&P9 M2.0 w/ thumb safety in an Alien Gear MOD OWB holster. I had to run to the hardware store and pick up some 3/4" and 1" screws since there was no way what was included would have fit with the largest spacers. The 1" are in currently with this picture. The 3/4 would be fine if I put locktite on them. Changed out the paddle for the belt loop for now also.

The thumb safety made it so it had to be opened a bit more but it could easily be trimed a little bit to fit better but it still clicks as is. I will have my friend look at it for me on Saturday when he has to fix the sights for me since they are off from the factory.

Not pictured is the magazine holder I also picked up. The allen wrench the magazine holder uses and stores with it is also the same size as the set screw for the sights.





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