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M&P Shield 9MM Carry Options

Discussion in 'Handguns' started by Carcass, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. Carcass

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    Hello everyone,

    I'm about to get my carry permit and am looking for good carry options for my M&P Shield 9mm. I'd prefer an IWB but all options are on the table. Please give me your opinion & options. Thanks!
     
  2. trfkcop

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    Galco stow-n-go
     
  3. gazz98

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    I've been happy with my Alien Gear Cloak tuck that I bought about 1.5 years ago for my M&P 9c. The 3.0 is out now. They offer a combo deal on 2 holsters on their website. You could go for an IWB and an OTW if you wanted.
     
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  4. MCPOWoller

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    Clinger Holster: Stingray Flush Fit is what I got for my Shield. It works well IWB at 4 o'clock and AIWB.
     
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  5. kye4some

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    I have a couple IWB the two I like the most are Crossbreed super tuck [​IMG] but at around $90+ it's expensive
    and for hot summer days the Concealment Express IWB KYDEX Holster is nice and it's $34 shipped.[​IMG]
     
  6. McNasty

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    X2
     
  7. Carcass

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    I'd like to find a good, small non-tactical backpack that's conceal carry friendly as well. Any recommendations?
     
  8. nosuchagency

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    +2 on crossbreed without a doubt... have a few cbst and a mini tuck.
     
  9. c99camper

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    Dark Star Gear extended length AIWB. Had it for several years now and still like it better than anything else I've tried.

    Smart carry for times I need to tuck or won't have a belt on.
     
  10. BubbaFett
    • In Omnia Paratus

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    Not carrying my Shield anymore, fine gun but I switched to a Glock 26. When I was carrying it, my favorite way by far was an appendix holster from PJ Holster with the velcro clips. I think he was using the thinner kydex at that time. Worked PERFECT for my needs--super concealable, easy on/off.

    I'll speak to his guarantee as well because I tried another for my G26 recently and it did not work out, upon reflection I think it was because he has since switched to a thicker kydex (but I think he'll use the thinner if you request it). He refunded me without a problem, has me wondering now whether I want to go appendix anymore though. I am comfortable in most situations going OWB now.

    Back to the point, the other holster you see is a Crossbreed style by White Hat Holsters here in the great state of Texas. I prefer them over Crossbreed because you can swap out the kydex pieces for different guns with the same backer. You see the Glock piece in the pic, but I have the Shield shell too. Both work well.

    Also have a Desantis Speed Scabbard (not pictured) that is super comfortable but not that concealable--it's a single-loop leather OWB. Fairly economical.

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  11. mrtwohands

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    I carry OWB in a Desantis leather holster. My shirt covers it very nicely. Most never know it's there and I do not wear super baggy clothes
     
  12. tacos3

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    +1 for Alien Gear Cloak Tuck. I prefer the AG over crossbreed as the retention on the AG is adjustable. It's not on the Crossbreed.