Inside Waistband Question, M&P Too Thick?

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    Inside Waistband Question, M&P Too Thick?

    Getting a M&P9c and was wondering if it is too thick for in wasteband carry. Iv never carried iwb but this seems to be the best method for me and was wondering if the gun is too thick

    Any tips for a first time carrier, especially iwb.
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    No, with a good holster you will be fine. A good holster is the key!!
    I carry a USPc in a VM II without a problem.

    No go find your M&P a home
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    My instructor carries his M&P9 in a Crossbreed Supertuck IWB holster, and has for a few years, I believe.

    -JT

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    I just held (more like fondled amd drooled over) an M&P 9mm today for the first time... very very nice.....

    ...One of my carry guns is a Glock 30 (double stack 45), I only carry IWB, no real issues at all... the only slight issue is weight of the pistol (what I seem to notice the most when carrying the glock)

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    That is exactly what I have on my hip right now in a crossbreed supertuck And this is my first gun, and obviously first gun to carry. It shoots good, has a good reputation so far and is extremely comfortable. Let me know about any other questions you have about it or holsters for it.
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    Not a problem. In a K&D Dakota Defender, and good to go.
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    Even works for a super skinny guy like me in a high noon split decision. A Kahr would be much easier for me to conceal. . .just love my M&P too much though!

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    It's kind of a personal choice... I had a Glock 23 and carried it in a VM-II and didn't find it too thick but I know folks that think a 1911 is too thick!
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    agreed, the holster makes all the difference.
    I too have ogled/fondled/dreamed about the M&Pc. After holding my XDm and the M&P, there isn't too much difference in width (slide or grip). Put it in a good holster that will distribute the weight. Something that has a large leather backing. Doesn't have to look great, just feel great......................Oh wait, did i just describe a CB Supertuck? Why yes, yes i did.
    (btw, i just started carrying IWB Dec '08. Love it! pants were an issue for a while, but i just went 1 size larger.)
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    Thin is in. Get a Walther PPS. The S&W is not as chunky as a Glock or an XD but it is not really an ideal IWB rig if you ask me. If you don't like Walther, get a Kahr or something that is designed from the ground up as a thin EDC gun.

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    I carry an xdm IWB in a comp-tac minatour. The xdm is certainly no small gun in any dimension and with a t-shirt tucked in over it, it disappears to the point that when I went to try on another holster at a gun show and pulled my rig off first the guy said he had no idea I had that on me. (yes it was unloaded and zip tied, per show rules.) If an xdm can disappear, the M&P should do jsut fine.

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    M&P 9c in a Comp-Tac Minataur.
    Has always been very comfortable even when seated.
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    No way. I carry my M&P40c IWB half the time.

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    Thanks for the feedback all. I am picking my MP up tonight after work and will look at the holster selection there. I am planning a high noon or a K and D, but do not want to wait to start carrying, and surely do not want to carry Mexican style, LOL. This has been a very long day coming.
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    I carry a 5" XD .45 in a CompTac minataur. Great holster, no problem conceling.
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