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Those who carry M&P45'sor 40's

Discussion in 'Smith & Wesson Club' started by Alliance50, Feb 14, 2008.

  1. Hi
    For everyone that carries a Smith-Wesson M&P 45 or 40 what holsters are you all using? over all what do you think of the gun especially the M&P 45 cause thats the one I want to get. I think this is a dumb question if you already carry one but do you trust your life and your families life on it in self defense situation? I ask these questions because I normally carry a glock myself and am hooked on those but I am starting to really get a good feeling about the M&P's. So hummer me and give me some good holster Ideas and your opinions on the gun itself. Thanks :rofl::whistling:
     
  2. BuckyP

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    That's asking a bit much, wouldn't you say??

    :rofl:
     



  3. Well You did it!:rofl::rofl:
     
  4. G33

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  5. BuckyP

    BuckyP Lifetime Member

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    ... well, getting back OT, my local PD is issued the M&P in .40. I spoke with one of the officers about it and he liked it better than anything else he's used (forgot to ask what their prior issued gun was).

    I have enough rounds through mine to know I'd carry it .... if not for the insane trigger job I have on it. The fact that you can get Crimson Trace for them is very appealing as well.
     
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  7. Bulldog

    Bulldog Millennium Member

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    I've started carrying my M&P 9 in the past month. I've been carrying in a Gould & Goodrich pancake type holster I got from Gunners Alley. Carries nicely, but it's actually molded for a G17 (but will also fit....). I just picked up a Galco Concealable for it (that's actually molded for the M&P), and it seems to carry nicely for me, as well.

    I just made this for my M&P 45 (still needs final finish):

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    I really like the M&P 9. I've carried a G19 for years, and I shoot the M&P better, and it's more ergonomic (I can actually drop a mag without twisting the gun in my hand). Jury is still out on the M&P45 since I've only had it about a week.
     
  8. G33

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    Did you switch the black backstrap from another gun?

    Smith rep. showed me that a fitted leather holster for 9 or .40 would fit the .45...
    Pretty neat.
    :supergrin:
     
  9. Bulldog

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    Oh yeah, the M&P 9 backstraps work on the M&P 45. :supergrin:

    And the holster I have pictured above will work for the M&P 9, as well. I just molded it for the 45 due to its longer and slightly thicker slide (just barely thicker at the forward serrations).
     
  10. Bulldog

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  11. M1Garand

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    Nice. There are many leathers out there. The one I like the most are by Safariland which use laminate construction with synthetic materials that feel like leather but are scratch resistant and weather resistant.

    Take a look the various holsters offered by Safariland. The pancake holster by Safariland is only about $40 and very versatile.
     
  12. AZG30guy

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    Bull dog good choice on the Gould & Goodrich holster. I got one for my G30, that I got about 8 years ago. It's still with me after alot of hunting trips in thick brush and some daily carry. You get a lot of holster for the money.

    I got a M&P 9c. It looks like it fits holsters for the G26/27. I currently CC it in a DeSantis IWB.
     
  13. G33

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    I like the G&G, and it would be fine if I had a Glock 17 or 22, which is what the holster was molded for, but I typically like my guns to ride in holsters that were actually molded for them. I wanted something for my M&P, so I made the holster pictured above (in my first post, not the Galco :supergrin: ).
     
  15. fastbolt

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  16. SDGlock23

    SDGlock23 Glockoholic

    I use the Don Hume H721-OT for my M&P 45. Great holster.
     
  17. JeepWrangler

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    anyone know if the safariland als paddle holster for M&P 40 will also fit the 45?
     
  18. fastbolt

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    Old thread.

    FWIW, I ended up getting a Comp-Tac paddle for each of my M&P's, as well as a DeSantis w/retention strap for the one which doesn't have a thumb safety. I'm very pleased with the Comp-Tac paddles.