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m&p 9 fs conceal carry vs m&p 45c

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Old June 28th, 2010, 02:33 PM   #1
 
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my first hand gun is a mp9 pro concealed in cross bread iwb holster is the mp45c goin to conceal better
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From what I've been hearing the 45c might be better to conceal. Can't tell you for sure, I only carry FS 9's and FS 45's and don't have any problems.
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From what I've been hearing the 45c might be better to conceal. Can't tell you for sure, I only carry FS 9's and FS 45's and don't have any problems.
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think the 9 will be enough calb with speer gold dot 115 gr
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Old June 28th, 2010, 03:22 PM   #5
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think the 9 will be enough calb with speer gold dot 115 gr


Just wait a bit. I'm sure you'll get a ton of replies (good/bad) on that question. I've taken down nasty raccons and coyotes with 115 Blazer and WWB that wonder in too close now and then.
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think the 9 will be enough calb with speer gold dot 115 gr


Is this a question or an opinion? I guess it doesn't really matter...



I carry the 9c with the gold dot 124 +P's. So I guess if that means anything I think it's enough.



I think it would be fair to say that 10,000s of people trust their lives to the 9mm round both for duty purposes and everyday civilian SD carry, which to me means we all think its enough. Ammo preferences will vary, but at the end of the day the 9mm is trusted by many.



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Old June 28th, 2010, 06:46 PM   #7
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my first hand gun is a mp9 pro concealed in cross bread iwb holster is the mp45c goin to conceal better


If this is the Pro a long slide or standard fs? I have compared the standard fs pistol to the 45c and with the exception of the grip size they are almost identical. They conceal the same to me. So, I went for the M&P 357fs that I got for a great price. If I was not having to watch the money I would have gone for the 45c. However, I am happy with my choice.
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Old June 28th, 2010, 07:07 PM   #8
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my first hand gun is a mp9 pro concealed in cross bread iwb holster is the mp45c goin to conceal better


Yes



The grip is shorter and the barrel is shorter therefore it will conceal better.

The question was not about best caliber so we need not get into another caliber war.
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Old June 28th, 2010, 07:10 PM   #9
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Actually, I've been hoping S&W would come out with a 9mm the same size as the 45c simply because the 45c is slightly smaller and therefore easier to conceal than a fullsize 9.
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Old June 29th, 2010, 04:07 AM   #10
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The grip is shorter and the barrel is shorter therefore it will conceal better.


TOF, your advice is always sage, but I wanted to add to this.



My M&P.40c hides way better in a Crossbreed Supertuck than my Kahr PM9 does in a Crossbreed Minituck. In fact, with the exception of the handle sticking out when I bend over, my M&P .40fs hides better too. So it does depend to some degree on where you prefer to carry, and your physical build. My PM9 in that position looks like a goiter & leaves a "bagginess" in my pants, but the M&Ps smooth out the bumps, and are much less noticeable. But of course, I have all 3 because what TOF says is generally very true. The smaller, the more you can make it disappear, but that doesn't mean you've maximized your options.



For me, the grip is the gripe. So I would give the same advice in the end.
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Old June 29th, 2010, 11:29 AM   #11
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I own both a 45c and a FS 9mm. As mentioned above they are very similar in size, in fact my FS 9mm fits in my CTAC Minotaur built for my 45c. The two guns feel different in your hand but pretty much carry the same except for the slightly longer grip on the FS 9mm. If you compare the FS 9mm with the 45c with the mag with the finger rest they are pretty much the same length. The FS 9mm also has a longer beavertail which the 45c does not so that might affect concealment slightly.
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Old June 29th, 2010, 02:48 PM   #12
 
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thanks for all your help on this topic just got the m&p 45c with extention on the mag both carry for me about the same in the cross breed super tuck seems that summer and shorts tees andbaggy over shirt is the dress code for me when i'm out and about
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The midsize 45 is very similar in size to the fullsize 9/40. The 45c uses the same slide assy as the midsize, with a shorter grip. So the 45c would be easier to conceal than a fs 9/40.
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my first hand gun is a mp9 pro concealed in cross bread iwb holster is the mp45c goin to conceal better
Is this the fs or long slide Pro?

I actually compared the M&P fs 9 and 40 to the 45c and found the differences to be minimal. So, I went with the fs357 model I got a great price. I did take off the beaver tail to cut down on the imprint. I love it.

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I love my 45c & I'm waiting for the 9mm fs to become available at Budspolice supply.
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