Help! Good Mp9c concealed carry holster?

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Old April 12th, 2011, 02:04 PM   #1
 
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Can anyone recommend a good holster for concealed carry? Something that will work with a t-shirt and jeans or polo shirt with cargo shorts. I'm 5'9" and 260lbs.



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Old April 12th, 2011, 02:53 PM   #2
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Lots of good CC holsters out there. First question, are you tucking your shirt in your pants? If so you need a tuck-able IWB or deep concealment like SmartCarry. If no tuck your options are wide open with OWB. Second what is your threshold when it comes to "printing"? IWB will print less because it's tighter to your body. On big guys shirts don't drape over the weapon easily try different over sized shirt styles. For a IWB holster you can't go wrong with these... http://www.comp-tac.com/catalog.php?cPath=28
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There are plenty, google "mp9c iwb holster" or go to youtube and type in the same thing.



That being said, until I get a tuckable holster like the crossbreed or comp-tac, I actually like the way my uncle mike's #15 works.
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Old April 12th, 2011, 07:17 PM   #4
 
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MTAC you will not be sorry
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Old April 13th, 2011, 11:25 AM   #5
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Good luck. I'm about 5'7" 190lbs and I can't find anything comfortable. If it is comfortable, then it prints really bad, which isn't against the law here, but it's still very noticeable. Or, if I sit down it digs into my side or hits the back of the chair. I have a Fobus paddle holster now, but since it's getting warmer....I don't know what to do. I guess lose weight...



If I have a belt on, my MP9c tucks into the front of my cargo shorts pretty secure by itself, then a t-shirt over that is the best way I have found to conceal in summer clothes. Other then that, the pistol stays in the truck, sadly....and the BU .22 drops in my cargo pocket.



If I end up buying a $80+ IWB holster, I'll let you know how it works out...
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Old April 13th, 2011, 02:06 PM   #6
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i've been using a normal iwb holster (similar to the galco stow n go, but made by a local guy here with thicker leather). It's fine, but can feel a little bulky. On a whim, since I'm getting married saturday, I picked up a galco king tuk at cabela's, similar to the other tuckable holsters, but only $50 and also easier and cheaper to return if I hate it. I really really like it after wearing out to shoot and around the house and around town for a day. two clips spread far apart distribute the weight much better and more comfortably than a narrow single-clip holster.



With all my holsters, I carry just behind my hip, and it's comfortable driving, sitting, standing, or whatever.



For nimrodcs, when you complain about 'printing', is that just your opinion, or did someone else notice it or point it out? I ask because i've never had anyone notice (or care) about any printing, although I was concerned about it for the first couple weeks. Take note however that i'm 6-2 and about 170 lbs, so shirts and stuff are pretty loose around my waist. I don't have any trouble concealing my full-sized cz 75 when I feel like toting that much weight.



Just tucking the gun into a belt seems alarming to me, unless you are carrying with an empty chamber. The trigger on my 40compact is MUCH too light for me to consider carrying it without covering the trigger securely.
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Old April 13th, 2011, 03:59 PM   #7
 
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I have had my Crossbreed Super Tuck for well over a year now, all most 2 in fact. Unlike allot of folks that have a drawer full of holsters I have one because by a stroke of luck I stumbled on a great one on the first try. I have a 9c and carry it all day including around the house at night. It is comfortable and doesn't interfere with anything I do so why take it off. They aren't much to look at but then no one is going to see it anyway. Take a look at their website and see if you think it will work for you. I wear mine with an untucked tee shirt all the time in summer and no one is the wiser. of course you can tuck your shirt in if you want and I have done that a few time, it works great that way to. I did have to mess around with the cant and where I wear it. I found that about 3:30 or 4 oíclock seems to work best for me. I'm about 5'11" and 250 working my way down to 190. I would also look at the M-Tack. Now if I could just get as lucky finding OWB holster I would be happy.
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Old April 13th, 2011, 04:10 PM   #8
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For nimrodcs, when you complain about 'printing', is that just your opinion, or did someone else notice it or point it out?




My opinion and my wife's. Carrying right behind my hip makes it stick out like a sore thumb, like I'm pitching a tent or something. Distinctly obvious its a gun. The last thing I want is for ANYONE to know I have a firearm. And no, there's not a round in the chamber when its tucked in my shorts (for quick trips to the store/etc). Hardly ever, for that matter. If I'm going to an area that I don't know very well I don't mind chambering one.



I have looked at the Galco King Tuk that you mentioned earlier. I almost ordered it a few weeks ago, but figured it wouldn't be any better than the 3 holsters I already returned (single clip type). Guess I could give it a try, can always send it back...
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Thanks everyone! I decided on the Crossbreed Supertuck Deluxe with horsehide and j-hooks. Now I have to wait six weeks. Thanks again!!!
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My opinion and my wife's. Carrying right behind my hip makes it stick out like a sore thumb, like I'm pitching a tent or something. Distinctly obvious its a gun. The last thing I want is for ANYONE to know I have a firearm. And no, there's not a round in the chamber when its tucked in my shorts (for quick trips to the store/etc). Hardly ever, for that matter. If I'm going to an area that I don't know very well I don't mind chambering one.



I have looked at the Galco King Tuk that you mentioned earlier. I almost ordered it a few weeks ago, but figured it wouldn't be any better than the 3 holsters I already returned (single clip type). Guess I could give it a try, can always send it back...


Different people print in different places 3:30 works great for me. My wife carries her 9c at about 2:30 or 3 oíclock and it works great for her. Even the few times I know I was printing no one else seemed to notice. I on the other hand personally feel much better if no one else knows I am carrying. More importantly I can't see why you would bother carrying concealed or otherwise if you don't have a round chambered, just don't understand it really. You might ask yourself why you are so uncomfortable with your weapon that you don't trust it or yourself enough to carry it in a way that would allow you to protect yourself if the need comes up. If Iím a bad guy and I see you start to draw I am not going to wait for you to chamber a round before I make sure you canít, but thatís just me I guess. Just a question I don't mean this as a put down, just trying to understand your train of thought is all.
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Old April 13th, 2011, 08:50 PM   #11
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You made the right choice Tripdaddy.



Now you can carry with one in the chamber



Next up...



Spare mag holder..
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Old April 14th, 2011, 09:14 AM   #12
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Thanks everyone! I decided on the Crossbreed Supertuck Deluxe with horsehide and j-hooks. Now I have to wait six weeks. Thanks again!!!


If you can remember after six weeks, let us know how it worked out for ya, cause I'm gonna need something like it.



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I on the other hand personally feel much better if no one else knows I am carrying


Yep, thats exactly what I said...



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More importantly I can't see why you would bother carrying concealed or otherwise if you don't have a round chambered, just don't understand it really. You might ask yourself why you are so uncomfortable with your weapon that you don't trust it or yourself enough to carry it in a way that would allow you to protect yourself if the need comes up.


Well, I don't really carry that often. I can't carry at work (hospital - state law), so it has to stay locked in the truck. When I come home, my wife goes to work, and I have two toddlers to watch. Needless to say, I don't "get out" much. In my area, violent crimes against random people are slim to none, unless you count domestic violence which wouldn't really apply in this case. I rarely leave a 3 mile radius and I always keep an observant eye on my surroundings. I also pratice diligently on drawing, racking, and aiming techniques. I am very confident in defending myself with or w/o a loaded chamber (or a firearm for that matter). Asking me to question my comfort and trust in myself and my firearm is just plain wrong. Like it would be wrong for me to say your gonna shoot yourself in leg because you carry with one in the chamber...too many variables. Just presenting a gun in a self/home defense situation is usually enough..trust me, I know from experience. Carrying an empty gun would be better than no gun at all, IMO....at least you could throw it at them.



I'm not saying keeping a round in the chamber is wrong, as I do it sometimes. But carrying w/ an empty chamber works for me most of the time. If I find a comfortable holster that I deem safe enough, I'll probably carry a loaded chamber more often then now.





Sorry for the off-topic threadjack.
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The average length of a gun fight is 3-5 seconds. With training you can learn to draw and fire a well placed shot in 1.5 seconds.



And unloaded chamber gives the other guy your gun, cuz your dead before you can use it.



Get some professional training to make your more skilled and comfortable with your gun.



If you could just throw it, you didn't need it in the first place.



If you are ever in Vegas, I can hook you up with a four day defensive handgun course..
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My opinion and my wife's. Carrying right behind my hip makes it stick out like a sore thumb, like I'm pitching a tent or something. Distinctly obvious its a gun. The last thing I want is for ANYONE to know I have a firearm. And no, there's not a round in the chamber when its tucked in my shorts (for quick trips to the store/etc). Hardly ever, for that matter. If I'm going to an area that I don't know very well I don't mind chambering one.



I have looked at the Galco King Tuk that you mentioned earlier. I almost ordered it a few weeks ago, but figured it wouldn't be any better than the 3 holsters I already returned (single clip type). Guess I could give it a try, can always send it back...


Yeah, if I had to order one, I probably wouldn't have tried it, but since I have a cabela's nearby and they stock it now, I was able to check it out in person before I bought it, and I can take it back in person too.



Obviously everyone is different regarding body shape and mode of dress. I have a narrow waist and fairly broad shoulders for a skinny dude, so there is alot of loose fabric around my middle, which makes it easy to carry there. You may find that you just need to *slightly* adjust your wardrobe at times. I think we all end up with too dang many holsters.



One thing I sometimes do is just skip the m&p and carry my pf9 instead, in a pocket holster, in my front pocket. looks about the same as the wallet i carry in my other front pocket. Unfortunately, it doesn't fit in all my jeans, so I have an excuse to buy another gun (woohoo). Probably a s&w bodyguard or a keltec p3at which will fit in most any front pocket.
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The average length of a gun fight is 3-5 seconds. With training you can learn to draw and fire a well placed shot in 1.5 seconds.



And unloaded chamber gives the other guy your gun, cuz your dead before you can use it.



Get some professional training to make your more skilled and comfortable with your gun.



If you could just throw it, you didn't need it in the first place.



If you are ever in Vegas, I can hook you up with a four day defensive handgun course..




these are all good points, but they also assume that the most likely situation in which you will need a gun is one in which someone is armed with a gun and immediately trying to kill you. That may well be the case for a uniformed officer, but I have not seen information to indicate that is the case for the ordinary citizen that has decent situational awareness and generally tries to stay out of trouble. The fact is, if homeboy has a gun and gets the drop on you, you're toast even if you have a round in the chamber. IMHO there are many more plausible everyday scenarios where you will have more time both to react and to try to de-escalate the situation.
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