This is a discussion on IWB Holster for shield 9 within the MP SHIELD Pistols forums, part of the Smith & Wesson MP Forum category; New to the forum and to the shield. Just bought mine last week and was wondering what everyone's thoughts on holsters are. I plan on ...
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|October 12th, 2016, 12:42 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2016
IWB Holster for shield 9
New to the forum and to the shield. Just bought mine last week and was wondering what everyone's thoughts on holsters are. I plan on carrying between 3-5 o'clock inside the waistband and prefer a single belt clip. I was looking between the foxx holsters little fox and the comp tec infedel ultra max. I was also looking for a spare mag holder and saw a few on their websites. Was wondering if I should do IWB or not for the spare mag. Price is a little factor and I can get the little foxx for about $25 less. Here are the links. http://www.foxxholsters.com/collecti...-black-leather
|October 12th, 2016, 02:39 PM||#2|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Washington State - +-94mi east of the Cascade Curtain
"wondering what everyone's thoughts on holsters are."
My thoughts are, I prefer a 2 clip belt attachment because it keeps my gun in the same place, my single clip one moves too much. I have the Bianchi Model 135 that utilizes C-clips. It is not quite as easy to put on/take off as the single clip holsters are, but I usually just leave the holster on my belt when I remove my pistol. Plus the C-Clips are very discreet when worn on a black belt.
And for the spare mag carrier I use a Snagmag. It too is very discreet, looks like a knife clip in your pocket. It also keeps the mag up out of the bottom of your pocket and in the proper orientation for drawing and insertion into your pistol.
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|October 12th, 2016, 06:49 PM||#4|
Join Date: Oct 2016
Thanks for the responses. I know two clips is ideal but one is more concealable and the removability is something I need. Love the look of the snagmag. If I can fit it that might be a must. Might be tight with my keys, phone, knife, and a multi tool. I love the small size of the kydex stingray but I was wondering how comfortable it is. I'm a bigger guy so I thought a hybrid might be better any thoughts? 6'3 275 38' waist. Yes I know I need to loose weight.
|October 13th, 2016, 02:36 AM||#6|
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: South of Heaven
NSR Tactical C-1 minimalist holster.
All I use, works in any position, surprisingly comfortable, pretty easy on/off and the holster is not coming off your belt since it uses a loop with directional button. Worth the coin. If you want you can always take some moleskin and headliner spray and give it an impromptu wrap for a little more comfort.
I've run every static and dynamic shooting and weapon retention drill you could imagine wearing this thing, R O C K-S O L I D !
Do not trust clips, metal or plastic to keep your holster in place during a physical altercation! Just my two pennies.
|October 13th, 2016, 12:08 PM||#8|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Weeki Wachee, FL
Panther Concealment for Kydex, hands down.
Panther Concealment Custom Kydex Holsters and Knife Sheaths
|October 13th, 2016, 04:29 PM||#9|
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: Portland, OR
Really well built and a great price. Fierce Defender IWB Hybrid Concealment Holster Inside Waist Band Tuckable | eBay
|October 13th, 2016, 10:08 PM||#10|
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: S.E. Missouri
|October 15th, 2016, 05:45 PM||#11|
Join Date: Mar 2016
I have an Onyx for my Shield and a mini for my 9C.
I am liking the Mini even more than the Onyx (which I love)
Last edited by kmanick; October 16th, 2016 at 06:41 AM.
|October 15th, 2016, 06:30 PM||#12|
Join Date: Aug 2015
First Welcome to the group and Congrats on you new 9
My IWB first choice is my Jel Tech Kydex and at 25$ a great deal for a VERY well made holster.I have 2, (plus 6 more for my son and buddies) John is great to deal with and average delivery time for me was about 1 week or less from Cali to Maine
JelTecHolsters ? Budget Minded Products
Also check out Aliean Gear , They have a good 2 fer deal as well amd very well made,. I have 2 .. avg 45$ for 1 to 65$ for the 2fer deal
|October 16th, 2016, 05:31 AM||#13|
Join Date: Jul 2016
Congrats on your new shield. I have a few IWB holsters but now using this one for EDC. I'm in construction in Florida and it just works very well.
S&W M&P Shield 9/40 IWB Holster Veteran Owned Company - Made in USA - Made from Boltaron - Inside Waistband Concealed Carry Holster
Because of the heat down here I did put some felt on my skin side and now I don't even know its there.
Enjoy your new 9
|October 16th, 2016, 02:41 PM||#14|
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Westfield, IN
I use a Cry Havoc Gear Grim for my Shield. They just recently updated the design to the single clip and concealment wing. Mine has the single strut with belt loop. I actually like the holster as is but the improvements to the design have me thinking about picking up the new version.
|October 16th, 2016, 04:42 PM||#15|
Join Date: Aug 2016
Location: New York State
The best kydex holster I ever had after spending hundreds of dollars on different holsters is the vedder light tuck. It allows one to adjust the ride height and cant with a screwdriver.
The best holster I have found for Belly band type carry has been the 3speed holster. I can wear running shorts and a tee shirt without printing a single stack 9.
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