Carrying a full size M&P

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    Carrying a full size M&P

    I am 5'8" (with shoes, lol) and 160lbs...I carry a full size M&P 40. Are any of you carrying similar guns with a similar build to me?? Any issues with this? How Do you carry? Thanks.

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    I'm 5'9" and 206lbs. I carry a G22 all year long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZTF Hitman View Post
    I am 5'8" (with shoes, lol) and 160lbs...I carry a full size M&P 40. Are any of you carrying similar guns with a similar build to me?? Any issues with this? How Do you carry? Thanks.
    Dude you must be all gun! Haha..... Is there any reason why you didn't go with a compact model? Heck I used to carry a compact Glock 19 and that felt too big compared to my XD SC.
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    im 6,2 and 230 and sometimes i carry a Beretta 92
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    Quote Originally Posted by mathewsman View Post
    im 6,2 and 230 and sometimes i carry a Beretta 92
    That seems like a better size ratio then the gentleman above.
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    I'm 5'6, 150lbs and I carry the M&P 9mm FS in a CrossBreed Supertuck without any problems around the 3:30 position and can conceal very well even in fairly form fitting clothing. This being said, I'm not a big guy by any means and would like to get a compact M&P for the warmer weather, they conceal MUCH better.

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    I am 5'9" 170lbs and carry a fullsize XDm with no problems. Of course to me it feels like I am trying to hide a cinderblock in my pants! But to everyone else, its gone.

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    I'm 5'7" 180 and carry the full size m&p. The past few weeks I've been wearing OTW, with a button up untucked at my 4 or 5 o'clock. Don't worry, noone is going to notice!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZTF Hitman View Post
    I am 5'8" (with shoes, lol) and 160lbs...I carry a full size M&P 40. Are any of you carrying similar guns with a similar build to me?? Any issues with this? How Do you carry? Thanks.
    I'm close to same build. Nothing but single-stack 9mm (Kahr PM9, for example) for me. I refuse to buy jeans "sizes bigger" just to accommodate my P226, and there's simply no comfortable way to carry something that large in the summer (and I don't believe anyone who says there is). Last night I found myself having to wear suit pants. The Kahr slipped right into the pocket (with a little help from a strategically folded piece of cardboard on the IWB holster) and just disappeared. That would have been impossible with any non-compact 9mm.

    I believe that there are many out there carrying big pieces who simply haven't bothered to try a compact. I've tested a lot of handguns for carry weight and comfort, and I don't believe it's necessary to sacrifice comfort for protection.
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    I'm 5' 9" 225 pounds and I carry an M&P 9L or an M&P 9 Compact. Dress around the gun. The right holster makes a big difference too.

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    i carry a full size mp 45 in a desantis scorpion.i find it way more comfy than the blade tech i bought but i am saving my pennies to try some different holsters

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    I'm about 5'9" 195(should be about 15 less) and carry a FS M&P 45 during the winter. M&P9c during the summer.

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    I'm 5'11" / 170#. Carry M&P 45fs OWB at 4:00 with two spare mags at 8:00 to balance the load. No problem with concealment, Columbia shirt untucked usually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianko View Post
    I'm close to same build. Nothing but single-stack 9mm (Kahr PM9, for example) for me. I refuse to buy jeans "sizes bigger" just to accommodate my P226, and there's simply no comfortable way to carry something that large in the summer (and I don't believe anyone who says there is). Last night I found myself having to wear suit pants. The Kahr slipped right into the pocket (with a little help from a strategically folded piece of cardboard on the IWB holster) and just disappeared. That would have been impossible with any non-compact 9mm.

    I believe that there are many out there carrying big pieces who simply haven't bothered to try a compact. I've tested a lot of handguns for carry weight and comfort, and I don't believe it's necessary to sacrifice comfort for protection.
    Right on brother! Tell it like it is! That is the truth for sure, like I said a Glock 19 seemed huge to me and it's a compact.
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    Thanks, everyone for the input...I do intend to buy a 40c for the summer, but when possible, I like the option of 15+1 that the FS 40 gives me. I have a CompTac Spartan on order ( should be here next few days) but i've been trying an uncle mikes @ 3:30. No issues with buttondown shirts untucked. Thanks again guys

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