To begin with, i'm fairly new to concealed carry and look forward to reading everyone's opinions and replys in the future! I've been somewhat frusterated with my ability (or inability rather) to successfully conceal on my person. that said...
I'm 160 lbs and stand about 6' tall. I currently have a Ruger SR9 which i couldn't be more pleased with aside from my difficulty in concealing it.
So here is my question for everyone. What gun/holster combination would you recommend for someone as myself who is on the skinny side and is highly concerned with remaining concealed.
Here are my thoughts thus far on the subject. feel free to tweak them and/or throw in your .2 cents...
I know I want to stick to 9mm as i have all the reloading equipment for the cartridge and am pleased with it overall. I have been looking at the major compact designs on the market, i.e. glocks, XD, M&P.
I considered a Kahr for a short period of time, but didn't feel like i would be confident using it in a shtf moment. I also want the higher ammunition capacity that the other makers offer. Out of these i've really taken to the Smith and Wesson M&P as it fits me well, points naturally in my hand, and less importantly, I like the looks of it. I had also read good things about the CrossBreed holsters on this forum and others. When purchasing my SR9 i hoped its thin design might allow me to conceal it, but to this point i haven't been very successful. I read on the manufacturers' websites that the M&Pc 9mm is thinner than my SR9, and obviously smaller in length and height.
Does this sound like a reasonable setup for me? Do you think i could conceal well with this setup? and let it be known that when it comes to holsters, my primary concern is functionality so i'm open to all suggestions. Thanks!