Anybody doing AIWB with M&P 9c

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    Anybody doing AIWB with M&P 9c

    I apologize in advance if this has been discussed before, but I'm wondering if anybody out there is/has tried carrying AIWB with a M&P 9c. I know the M&P platform is not as slim as some of the single stack 9mm's out there, but would that extra 0.2" make that big of a difference? I'm considering this as I like the feel of the M&P's, already own a FS M&P 40. Also, after having read a bunch of info on Walther and Kahrtalk forums, I'm a little leery about picking one of those up.

    If the the answer is yes, what holster(s) are you using. Thanks.

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    I carry a Ruger SR9c AIWB every day, and it's almost the identical dimensions. The grip may be a little slimmer than the M&P, but you should be able to do it. I know people who appendix carry 5" 1911's and Glock 17's. Finding the right holster is the trick, and it's different for every person.
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    I carry AIWB with my 9c. I've used the Dale Fricke Joab, and am currently (as I write this) wearing the Raven Concealment Systems (RCS) Appendix Carry Rig (ACR). that was a mouthful. Both holsters work well. I prefer the ACR since I'm a pretty skinny guy (5'10", 145-150lbs).

    Here's a photo of me in just a plain white t-shirt with the Raven ACR:
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    I currently carry a Full Size M&P .40 IWB anywhere from 2:30-6 o'clock. As for a AWIB, i sometimes carry my Beretta PX4 SC .40. I got a little cheap nylon and minor padded holster i found online for $20, it kinda looks like an airsoft holster ud find at wally world. It works like a charm and is comfortable, even has a built in mag pouch. And the beretta is thicker than my M&P. Hope this helps.
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    I carry the very pistol you speak of, and posted (w/pics) in a thread about belts and carrying and suchI have no problem. very comfortable.I have fallen asleep on many a couch( Thanksgiving, and Christmas dinners be damned)
    and have been fine.
    Heres the thread.

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    Here are pictures of me carrying the M&P 40c - a gun of the same dimensions as the 9c - from a similar thread. I consider the Remora holster a definite future possibility. Hope this helps.
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    I carry a Glock 23 (similar dimensions) AIWB in a High Noon "Mr. Softy" quite comfortably.

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    Above, I posted a couple of my favorites. The interesting thing about the AKJ is the single loop on the topside of the gun/holster - along the sight line - that pulls the butt of the gun into the waist for less grip printing and better concealment.
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    There are tons of guys carrying M&P FS and C models appendix. It works well as a EDC with a specifically built holster for appendix carry and a good gun belt.

    Some holsters I like and use are:
    Dale Fricke Archangels. They are the easiest to get right now. (I have 3 of them).

    CCC Shaggy. Arguably the best AIWB holster made. (I have 1) Very hard to get. He has stopped taking orders, because he is slammed.

    Cane & Derby Pardus Appendix holster. (I have 1) These are also hard to get right now, because they are slammed.

    There are several leather makers that make specific appendix holsters, but I don't have any.

    For a no BS discussion about Appendix Carry, go read this thread: AIWB (Appendix Carry)

    Half the guys on that site appendix carry, and half of them carry FS M&Ps.





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    JRC Holsters also makes a good AIWB rig: Inside The Waistband (scroll to the very bottom)
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoPackman View Post
    I apologize in advance if this has been discussed before, but I'm wondering if anybody out there is/has tried carrying AIWB with a M&P 9c. I know the M&P platform is not as slim as some of the single stack 9mm's out there, but would that extra 0.2" make that big of a difference? I'm considering this as I like the feel of the M&P's, already own a FS M&P 40. Also, after having read a bunch of info on Walther and Kahrtalk forums, I'm a little leery about picking one of those up.

    If the the answer is yes, what holster(s) are you using. Thanks.

    Bill
    I use either a Remora or a High Noon Public Secret and AIWB is the most comfortable position for me with my M&P9c.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    JRC Holsters also makes a good AIWB rig: Inside The Waistband (scroll to the very bottom)
    I completely agree. I like that rig he makes.
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    Wow, thanks for all the positive responses. Especially on the holster recommendations and pics, which are worth a thousand words. Us CCW newbies need all the help we can get. This is exactly why I joined this forum.
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    I don't have an M&P 9c, but I do carry a 4" M&P .45 AIWB with an Archangel holster, by Dale Fricke.
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    I carry a much thicker than M&P9c, Sig P229 AIWB quite a bit in a Garrett Industries Slim. Your Smith should work just fine in a quality rig and belt in that position.

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