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Old 03-17-2014, 09:36 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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Default Bought a new Smith and Wesson M&P40 Shield

I have been looking around for a good concealed carry semi auto for me. I am very partial to the .40 S&W. After doing some research I decided on the M&P40 Shield. I already have a full size M&P40 and absolutely love it, and the Shield is literally a miniature single stack version of its big brother, so I cannot wait to get it to the range.




I already color filled all of the lettering in the slide. I am looking at sights, a trigger job, and either stippled grips or some other type of aftermarket grips.


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Congrats! They seem to be a great carry gun. I have played with the 9mm version but not the 40S&W.

Have you decided on a holster?
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Thanks! That's what I have heard, and if it's anything like my full size, it's going to be great.

Not yet... But I have been looking into the Ryman Holsters. Any ideas?

I want an IWB at my 4o'clock, so it will end up really being a left handed holster.
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Aliengear Holster Looks like some good rigs.
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Thanks, I will check them out
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My favorite IWB for me is a Compt-Tac model that is no longer made. If you want to try a "hybrid" the Crossbreed line is very good. They offer a money back period which NO holster makers offer, of very few at least.
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Aliengear Holster are the same as crossbreed but have changeable holders and only half as much. Coessbreed is an excellent product and I have one but my next will be the one I can change carriers for.
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Originally Posted by kwo51 View Post
Aliengear Holster are the same as crossbreed but have changeable holders and only half as much. Crossbreed is an excellent product and I have one but my next will be the one I can change carriers for.
I will be carrying in the 4o'clock position... so technically I would need a left handed holster correct? So wouldn't the angle of the gun then be weird since these aren't adjustable? I may be crazy though...
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Here is a High Noon Holster chart that will explain your o'clock positions. If you are right handed the 4 o'clock is right behind your right hip.

Where On Your Body Do You Want To Carry
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Originally Posted by TScottW99 View Post
Here is a High Noon Holster chart that will explain your o'clock positions. If you are right handed the 4 o'clock is right behind your right hip.

Where On Your Body Do You Want To Carry
Yep, that is exactly what I will be doing. The issue is, just like in those pictures, the magazine well would be facing my left side if it is in the 4 o'clock position.. If I am carrying there, it feels more comfortable and natural to get the pistol from the holster with my right hand if the magazine well is facing my right hand, just like a left handed holster would be. I like the 15 degree angle a lot of them do as well, but they are made for the 3 degree (right handed) or 9 degree (left handed) positions, so in theory, they would be angled the wrong direction once I put a left handed holster on my 4 o'clock, meaning it would be angled 30 degrees off.
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