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and the first thing I have to say is WOW!! I am pleased not only with the customer service but the finished project as well. Retention was going to be a concern of mine being a newbie to CC and I was shocked at the fact that I heard and felt my MP40 click into place. Retention seemed to be great with my quick little dry run I did at home during lunch time. I am highly pleased and hope that the satisfaction continues to carry on. After discussing with a couple people and talking to the maker, I decided to go with the Ohio Special from MidWorld Holsters. Its going to be carried at a 2-3 position most likely and it felt great and comfortable. I would even go as far as to say the retention and hold was on par with my Serpa Lv2 minus the actual trigger lock button.

Very pleased with my first holster!!

Disclaimer: The attached photos are in no way an ad of approval from the Marine Corps nor does the Marine Corps have any affiliation to MidWorld Holsters. lol I just happened to still be in cammies when it came in the mail

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Neat (at first i thought you were left handed-DUH!)
 
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Buying holsters is almost as much fun as buying guns....


Congrats, looks good.
 
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No haha sorry I'm a righty. Mirror has it reflected. I'll try posting some pictures with street clothes on also but so far thumbs up for me. It's got I'd say 10-15* cant. Only complaint I have is the buttons for attaching it are a little stiff to get snapped but that's 1. Being really nitpicking and 2. Probably just due to new buttons.
 

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No haha sorry I'm a righty. Mirror has it reflected. I'll try posting some pictures with street clothes on also but so far thumbs up for me. It's got I'd say 10-15* cant. Only complaint I have is the buttons for attaching it are a little stiff to get snapped but that's 1. Being really nitpicking and 2. Probably just due to new buttons.
Oh... I had to relook at the pics. You have it appendix. Got it.
 

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Here's some more pictures in street clothes
Even in the house I feel like its constantly showing...

My wife evenmade reference to she didn't know it was this nerve racking to CC

Don't know why the pictures uploaded the way they did
 

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Looks like a great rig. So many people just assume that IWB will be uncomfortable so they don't even try it. But I've found IWB to actually work better than OWB most of the time (for me).
 

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It is always great to read another favorable review from a happy user. Just a few thoughts. Mark can give you some suggestions on the Dot snaps to get them to work easier. Unless you specified differently, your holster has a 20-degree forward cant, which might make drawing from the 2:00 position awkward and uncomfortable. The forward cant draws the bottom of the grip forward, helping to eliminate printing, particularly on full-sized guns. It also allows a full grip on the gun when holstered while affording a fairly low ride along the belt line, something many other holsters don't accomplish.

The retention can be more finicky on the M&P holster than on the Glock, a result of more pronounced tension points on the M&P. If you find you have too much retention, Mark or I can help you ease it.

I have holsters for both my full-sized and my compact M&Ps. I actually prefer the feel of the full-sized holster overall, and find that I always use it, even for the compact. Same thing with my Glocks. My 17 holster (the original prototype for the Ohio Special line) is the one I also use for carrying my 19. This big gun holster design is very accommodating and comfortable for the smaller guns.
 
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The snaps will get easier as you use them. One thing that can help is rotating the split ring so that the break is at the top of the snap away from the locking tab. This can be done with a small screw driver or a knife blade.
 

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nice post about a new holster.....I have yet to see it....which would have been nice....but if you like it..I like it....
 

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It looks like that holster does a good job. I'd still like to see it in person before I'd buy one. I'm in the market for one & would like to have it ready to go when my M&P 40C is delivered although I already have a couple of OWB holsters. One of my requirements for an IWB is an adjustable cant as I wear holsters in different positions depending on my clothing.
 

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It is always great to read another favorable review from a happy user. Just a few thoughts. Mark can give you some suggestions on the Dot snaps to get them to work easier. Unless you specified differently, your holster has a 20-degree forward cant, which might make drawing from the 2:00 position awkward and uncomfortable. The forward cant draws the bottom of the grip forward, helping to eliminate printing, particularly on full-sized guns. It also allows a full grip on the gun when holstered while affording a fairly low ride along the belt line, something many other holsters don't accomplish.

The retention can be more finicky on the M&P holster than on the Glock, a result of more pronounced tension points on the M&P. If you find you have too much retention, Mark or I can help you ease it.

I have holsters for both my full-sized and my compact M&Ps. I actually prefer the feel of the full-sized holster overall, and find that I always use it, even for the compact. Same thing with my Glocks. My 17 holster (the original prototype for the Ohio Special line) is the one I also use for carrying my 19. This big gun holster design is very accommodating and comfortable for the smaller guns.
I'll definitely have to play around with it to find a comfortable spot. I found the holster just a tad bit uncomfortable at the 2 o'clock position while driving. So I'll definitely be finessing it til I find what works. Retention like I said is great. I havent experienced other holsters but the way that my MP40 locked into place with this one just gives me added comfort in security. I put the holster on last night and my firearm in there as well and asked my wife to take those pictures with it concealed and she kept asking why. I told her for my holster and gun and she goes but your not wearing it. She was shocked when I lifted my shirt to show her. I think she definitely has an added level of comfort now in how easily concealed it is and that it is going to be worn pending my CCW approval here in about 1.5 weeks.
 

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I'll definitely have to play around with it to find a comfortable spot. I found the holster just a tad bit uncomfortable at the 2 o'clock position while driving. So I'll definitely be finessing it til I find what works. Retention like I said is great. I havent experienced other holsters but the way that my MP40 locked into place with this one just gives me added comfort in security. I put the holster on last night and my firearm in there as well and asked my wife to take those pictures with it concealed and she kept asking why. I told her for my holster and gun and she goes but your not wearing it. She was shocked when I lifted my shirt to show her. I think she definitely has an added level of comfort now in how easily concealed it is and that it is going to be worn pending my CCW approval here in about 1.5 weeks.
The holster is definitely designed for a 3:00 carry. Aren't you the one who initially thought you were going to have to wait until November for your approval? Things definitely seem to be working out in your favor.
 

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The holster is definitely designed for a 3:00 carry. Aren't you the one who initially thought you were going to have to wait until November for your approval? Things definitely seem to be working out in your favor.
Yes sir. They bumped my appointment up though to the 11th of July and I'm waiting to get my AZ CCW in the mail. Things definitely seem to be looking up.:danceban:

I moved the holster to about a 3-3:30 range and comfort got a lot better! I'll try to post a picture of the holster tonite. The way I took some previous posts is no one has actually seen pics of just the holster
 

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It looks like that holster does a good job. I'd still like to see it in person before I'd buy one. I'm in the market for one & would like to have it ready to go when my M&P 40C is delivered although I already have a couple of OWB holsters. One of my requirements for an IWB is an adjustable cant as I wear holsters in different positions depending on my clothing.
If you buy an Ohio Special and don't like it for any reason, I'll buy it from you for what you have in it, provided you get the holster for the full-sized M&P. As stated elsewhere, this holster is designed to ride as low as practical with a twenty-degree cant at 3:00 while affording a full-grip grasp when drawing. The over-the-top belt loop on the front allows several degrees of cant/ride adjustment, but beyond that, any adjustment will defeat the design of the holster. It is meant to effectively conceal a full-sized double stack semi, and its ability to effectively accommodate a smaller gun is pleasantly coincidental.
 
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