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Good holster for my M&P 9?
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Since I can't buy ammo or magazines for my current firearms I have decided to spend some money and get a decent holster for my M&P 9. I had it for 16 months and now that I have become proficient with it I am going to take my first steps into open carrying. First it will be only when I go to the range or a rally then I will see how I feel about doing it after that. I also have a LTCF so I can easily hide it with my shirt. Anyway I was looking at the Kydex Holsters, especially the ones from Bravo Concealment (http://bravoconcealment.com). I like them but I am not thrilled with the fact that they will charge my credit card promptly and leave me hanging for upwards of two months before they construct it. I understand high demand and all but still that's too long.

I was wondering if I can order something that's already made yet just as good. Another consideration is that I plan on getting a tactical light for my pistol in the near future so it needs to be something with enough room for a mounted tactical light. Lastly, I would like a magazine pouch that would allow we to carry two additional 17 round magazines so suggestions on this would be welcomed too. Thanks. Smile
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#2
Crossbreed makes Kydex OWB gun and mag holsters. And about $30 cheaper than Bravo.

EDIT: It appears they also charge first, build second.

http://crossbreedholsters.com/SnapSlide/...roductName

It's more basic looking, but if it works...

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#3
Are you looking for iwb or owb I like the comp-tac minitoar iwb and the fobus or Blackhawk serpa for owb
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Paradigm;74907 Wrote:Crossbreed makes Kydex OWB gun and mag holsters. And about $30 cheaper than Bravo.

EDIT: It appears they also charge first, build second.

http://crossbreedholsters.com/SnapSlide/...roductName

It's more basic looking, but if it works...

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Thanks. If it comes down to that I will just suck it up, let them charge me and wait.

Rcpaul;74927 Wrote:Are you looking for iwb or owb I like the comp-tac minitoar iwb and the fobus or Blackhawk serpa for owb

See I don't know what would be best for me, I haven't done much research on holsters until now.
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LifeInPa;74942 Wrote:See I don't know what would be best for me, I haven't done much research on holsters until now.

The good news is that there are tons of holsters out there. And it's also a curse!

Go hit some shops that have a large holster section. You don't even need to find one specifically for your gun. Just take a look at how they're made, how they "attach" to you, and how they look. Think about how the gun fits in the holster. How it is drawn and returned matters, too.

I'm a fan of paddle holsters so I can put it on or take it off quickly. I'm also a fan of passive retention so I don't have to worry about fiddling with a thumb break. But that's just me...everyone is different.

I OC the majority of the time. But my OWB holster is easily covered by untucking my shirt or putting on a sweater or jacket. I do have an IWB holster for when I want to be more discreet in certain places.
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Paradigm;74946 Wrote:
LifeInPa;74942 Wrote:See I don't know what would be best for me, I haven't done much research on holsters until now.

The good news is that there are tons of holsters out there. And it's also a curse!

Go hit some shops that have a large holster section. You don't even need to find one specifically for your gun. Just take a look at how they're made, how they "attach" to you, and how they look. Think about how the gun fits in the holster. How it is drawn and returned matters, too.

I'm a fan of paddle holsters so I can put it on or take it off quickly. I'm also a fan of passive retention so I don't have to worry about fiddling with a thumb break. But that's just me...everyone is different.

I OC the majority of the time. But my OWB holster is easily covered by untucking my shirt or putting on a sweater or jacket. I do have an IWB holster for when I want to be more discreet in certain places.

See I don't know the difference between OWB and IWB, I just totally spaced on learning about holsters. Right now I got some good suggestions on the other website and I am weighing them, sadly most holsters don't seem to offer provisions for carrying a pistol/light combo. Right now I am seriously considering this one: http://www.blade-tech.com/Weapon-Tactica...r-951.html
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#7
OWB = outside the waistband
IWB = inside the waistband

Many companies that use Kydex will make it for your specific gun with a light if you ask. They mold the Kydex at the time of manufacture. Tell them the make and model of gun and make and model of light when you order.

The downside is that it's molded that way and stays that way. If you get bored with the light or want to change brands or put on a laser, you'll need a new holster.
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#8
Seriously consider these guys. I got one for my Glock 19 and in terms of quality and pricing, I couldn't be happier.

Blackdog Concealment

You can even buy them on ebay - $45 (free shipping)

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#9
I know you asked for kydex, but if you ever consider a leather OWB holster, DeSantis makes a few that I've found quite comfortable. They also make IWB ones, but I haven't had a chance to see how they feel.

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#10
Cabelas has the Desantis with thumb break on a bit of a sale in tan right now. We have them and like them for our M&P9s. Not great if you want a holster for class though as the thumb break makes reholstering more time consuming .
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