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Anyone carrying a full sized M&P .40 IWB?

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Old March 27th, 2016, 03:59 PM   #1
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Anyone carrying a full sized M&P .40 IWB?

I'm curious as to what holster you are using and ho well you can conceal it and how comfy it is.
I have a N82 pro for mine and it's super comfy and conceals pretty well but I am only going about 60% on draws with the built in retention system they use. I've had it for about 7 months and have practiced with it quite a bit and felt pretty confident with it, but during a CCW class last week I was shocked at how many times it did not draw when I was doing exercises at full speed.
I have a Shield 9 that I carry in a StealthGear onyx so am familiar with that holster , but only with the Shield. No problems with that one ,but I love my FS .40 and would really like to be able to carry either one when the mood strikes me.
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Old March 27th, 2016, 05:21 PM   #2
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While I don't carry my FS Pro Series .40 much anymore, (only in cold weather which we don't have much of in S.E. Texas these days), it used to be my EDC. I carried it in a WhiteHat Max Tuck, which was very comfortable. The good thing about WhiteHat is you could also buy an extra kydex shell for your Shield,(that's what I did), and carry both guns with one holster. Takes about maybe 5 minutes to switch out the kydex. Hope this helps!

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Old March 27th, 2016, 07:23 PM   #3
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Full sized M&P9 IWB in either a Brommeland Max Con-V leather IWB, or a Panther Concealment kydex IWB.

I also carry them OWB in a Panther Concealment paddle holster (only style of OWB holster they make).
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Old March 28th, 2016, 07:24 AM   #4
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I carry a full size pretty much all the time, winter or summer. Always carry appendix with a Dale Fricke Seraphim, since my gun wears an RMR. His other appendix holsters also work great. I have a bad shoulder so any carry behind the hip is a no go for me.
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Old March 28th, 2016, 07:50 AM   #5
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I alternate between my FS 9mm & a 9c but can use the same Crossbreed Supertuck holster year round.
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Old March 28th, 2016, 06:20 PM   #6
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I have been carrying the full size every since the yout's started jumpin on people by gangs of 20 or more in Memphis about 2 years ago. I have used the fox trot IWB and the thing can be so comfy I sorta forget it. I did replace the belt clip after about a year ago but it was more me grabbing it and bending to much getting off over the belt. It also works for my subcompact when I want deep concealment. I also use it for idpa. It may print sometimes but usually only when I am working outside and bending over a lot but I really don't care anymore and I never don't carry my FS in Memphis anymore...

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Old May 6th, 2016, 06:38 PM   #7
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i carry the full size 40 and 45 in a holster. all day comfort and extreme quality. ive bought one for every handgun in the house.
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Old May 7th, 2016, 02:38 PM   #8
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I IWB my F.S Ruger SR9E about the same size as my son's M&P F/S I use a Jel Tech Kydex ,and my son uses the Jel Teck for his F/S M&P.. There is a difference then carring a Shield but not much
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Old May 7th, 2016, 09:03 PM   #9
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I carry a 5inch M&P all year around. Not a big guy at all. hidden hybrid holsters.
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Old May 17th, 2016, 04:04 PM   #10
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I carry my .45C daily in an Alien Gear IWB. It's close to the .40 full size, and I carry it daily and have even driven 400 miles nonstop without any discomfort.
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Old May 19th, 2016, 08:51 AM   #11
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thanks for the responses guys! I've decided to just carry this in the winter so I ordered a JM Kustom Kydex OWB and will use that.
I may file down the retention "hump" in the N82 holster as well. That thing is so comfy I hate to not feel confident using it.
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