from Central Florida!
This is a discussion on New to concealed carry within the New Members Introduce Yourself forums, part of the Welcome To DefensiveCarry.com category; Just moved out of California to the wonderful state or Arizona. Recently received my CCW and have been looking into my first (hopefully many more ...
Just moved out of California to the wonderful state or Arizona. Recently received my CCW and have been looking into my first (hopefully many more to follow) carry firearm. I am relatively new to firearms in general, as I've only had my Beretta PX4 for about a year or so. I've been leaning towards an M&P 40c as I've handled it a few times and love how it feels in my hand. I have plans to shoot it this coming week so we will see how that goes. My question, though, is if this would be a good option as my first firearm for concealed carry? I'm 5'4" about 150 lbs with relatively small hands. So I'm not sure if I should be looking for something smaller due to possible printing issues and so forth. I've learned that choice of clothing, carry position, etc all affect the printing of the firearm and all that I'm just keeping in mind the tendency for Arizona to be a little warmer than other areas of the country and this being an altogether new process for me. Any and all advice/opinions are welcome, thanks in advance
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Welcome from Delaware! Find the gun you like, and your clothes will work around it.
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Welcome to Dc forum. I have the m&p9c and love it. I carry in a galco king-tuk holster and it conceals well even under a t-shirt. The lines Of the m&p make it feel smaller than it is. m&ps are great guns.
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good holster makes all the difference, I like milt sparks summer specials very comfortable also Mitch Rosen has quality leather and for sure get a remora inexpensive an can use it anywhere I love it when driving use it cross draw than move to strong side on arrival.
Howdy from Ohio! If you like the M&P line you might want to try and handle/fire the Shield. I have one and really dig it. I'm taller at 6'4" and about 215lbs with large and hands and find it an optimal size for CC. However, my brother, who is about 5'10" ot 11" and about 170 loves his M&P 9c. Like said above, find the right gun for you and then work the wardrobe around it. Good luck!
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Anything can be concealed with a little creativity. The M&P Compacts are between full sized & micro guns & a good choice. You might have a problem locating an M&P 40C & if you're thinking of even a smaller gun but still M&P that would be the Shield in either 9MM or .40 cal but those are near impossible to find. If you can find either that or a 9/40 compact grab it! Good alternates a bit smaller are the Glock 26 (9MM) or the G27 (.40 cal). If you think you can conceal an M&P 40C satisfactorily then the Glock 23 is my ultimate choice after the 40C.
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