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Ok Ladies and Gents,

I just mailed off my AZ cc paperwork and hopefully can get my Ca CCW interview moved up, so I am officially in the market for a holster. I know that the "right" holster will have to come from my own likes and spec's but getting a baseline from others never hurt anyone.:smile:

My EDC is gonna be a full size MP40 so holsters working with that size model would be great but again, all advice is welcome. I am already looking at the MidWorld Ohio Special, but would love to hear about others that have worked.

Thanks!

-Kyle
 

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flphotog is on the money just the link is misspelled. Panther Concealment Custom Kydex Holsters and Knife Sheaths
And look at -Ridgid Holsters- for a belt. What a great combination. Like they were built to go together!!

I describe the holster as a cross between a traditional paddle and a pancake holster. You get the convenience and speed of the paddle, but the conceal ability of a traditional belt-slot pancake. Holds very tight to the body.

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If you're carrying a full sized gun, you'll definitely want to invest in a quality gun belt and holster system.

I've tried several different Galco belts and holsters and have been very satisfied with the fit, finish, and overall quality: Galco holsters; Holsters; Gun holster, pistol holsters, western holsters, shoulder holsters, leather holster and Glock holsters (Hint: you may be able to buy Galco products more cheaply through Optics Planet, Amazon, or other retailers, rather than directly from Galco.)

There are tons of great custom belt and holster makers as well, but plan on waiting at least 2 months before receiving your order. In fact, wait times have become an issue with many of the more popular hybrid holsters, as well.

If you're interested in a hybrid holster, the best I've found is Ozarks Holster Company | Quality Holsters Made in USA. The holster I bought from them 2 months ago is nearly identical to the Crossbreed I have... except $20 cheaper, free shipping, and it was in my mailbox 4 days after I placed the online order. (Hint: they only accept orders for what they can produce in a week, so if an item shows 'out of stock', check back at 8 am the following Monday.)

Hope that helps, and congrats!
 

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I carry a full size M&P40 as well. I finally went with the Phantom from Raven Concealment. It can be worn Outside The Waistband on the belt, or you can get the belt loops and wear it Inside The Waistband. If you want to go with the standard options you can order one of their "Quick Ship" versions. If you decide to go with a custom Cant or the "MD" Cut which seems to be rather popular, it could take up to 6 months to get the holster. IMO the wait is worth it though.
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Another holster maker I'm fond of who makes good quality no frills holsters a great price with super fast turn around times and awesome customer service is FoxX Holsters. Well worth checking out.
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My brother uses a Galco Summer Comfort IWB for his fullsize M&P 40; I use it for my Glock 17--very comfortable year round and small--doesn't take up half of your backside and as leather won't scratch your frame (though scratches on your gun isn't necessarily a deal breaker). Hope you get your CC permit back soon! Congrats!
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Thanks for considering me!
No worries! Mike gave you guys an awesome review on his other thread and after speaking with him through PMs. Its definitely gonna be one of the ones on my mind.

Keep them coming guys! With the panther being an OWB (something I think would be more comfortable), no issues with printing? My comfort level being a Marine is going to lean towards an OWB but thats just because its the way we carry. IWB would take some getting used to but I think is doable if it lessens the liklihood of printing.
 

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I carry my M&Pc in a Milt Sparks VM2. I took me about 2 years to find that holster but now I have one for all of my carries.
 

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I carry a G22 IWB in a SHTF Gear ACE-1. Works great and hides incredibly well.
 

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So many good ones out there I second getting a good belt. i use blocker belts an milt sparks summer specials for mot of my guns for OWB i use hayesleather.com
 

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OK I'm new to guns. I have discovered that I really like appendix carry. Right now I am using the 3Speed Holster ( I really like it ) come the fall, I would like to have a more conventional holster. The question is the difference between riding high and riding low. I would think riding high it would afford a more positive grip. Riding low, I guess better concealment?
 

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As has been said a good quality belt along with the holster is a must for comfort and secure fit.

Consideration as to placement of the holster on your body is very important as is IWB or OWB.

Forward cant, Zero cant or Reverse cant also apply.

I carry a Glock 19 or 23 AIWB in a High Noon Public Secret holster with a quality two ply stiff gun belt. High Noon Holsters, Gun Holsters and Concealment Holsters

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Trial and error will decide for you what will work in your particular situation. Good luck.

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I'm a little over weight and no printing at all with minimum of over sizing on shirt. Don't have to wear a giant shirt. Holds very tight with the proper belt. P3030361.JPG P3030362.JPG P3030364.JPG P3030365.JPG

No worries! Mike gave you guys an awesome review on his other thread and after speaking with him through PMs. Its definitely gonna be one of the ones on my mind.

Keep them coming guys! With the panther being an OWB (something I think would be more comfortable), no issues with printing? My comfort level being a Marine is going to lean towards an OWB but thats just because its the way we carry. IWB would take some getting used to but I think is doable if it lessens the liklihood of printing.
 

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Ok Ladies and Gents,

I just mailed off my AZ cc paperwork and hopefully can get my Ca CCW interview moved up, so I am officially in the market for a holster. I know that the "right" holster will have to come from my own likes and spec's but getting a baseline from others never hurt anyone.:smile:

My EDC is gonna be a full size MP40 so holsters working with that size model would be great but again, all advice is welcome. I am already looking at the MidWorld Ohio Special, but would love to hear about others that have worked.

Thanks!

-Kyle
I've had all kinda of holsters from Raven Concealment, Bravo Concealment, Crossbreed to small custom shops to big companies like Galco and Bladetech and my advice is that with holsters less is more. The less material you have IWB the more comfortable its going to be. My top two suggestions for you would be the G-code INCOG for behind the hip carry or the Hell-bent barebones for appendix carry. I think 2-point attachment is key for 4 o'clock carry and 1-point attachment are a must for appendix carry. I carry my M&P9c appendix in a Hell-bent Bare-bones everyday and its the best holster I've owned. The biggest advantage in my mind was that I didn't have to wait 4-6 weeks for my holster. It was at my door in 4 days. Glade Smith also hooked up the EXACT specs I wanted for mine (full sweat shield, half sweat shield away from body for easier reholstering, kydex over the mag release so the mag doesn't get jettisoned while carrying, and digicam to round it out) and he offers the G-Code clip which makes a wild of difference IWB by pulling the holster in tight. This holster will also work for 4 o'clock carry as I've carried it there too but I prefer 2-point attachement there for more stability. The 1-point attachment allows for more of a pivot on your belt so the holster moves with you while sitting, walking, running, jumping, swimming, slimming, etc... Hope this helps. Google either holster and see what you think. They both run $60-$70.

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So I'm pretty sure I'm down to the panther concealment and the midworld Ohio special. Trying to pick between OWB and IWB will be the factor. I already have a black hawk level 2 I use for the range and open carrying. So maybe an IWB would be the way to go. I'll probably have to go up a size in pants and shirts, no?
 

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I carry OWB. But any post I've seen about IWB, is pants only up 1". You won't be sorry with Panther. Jim and Scott. I have no relation to this company.

So I'm pretty sure I'm down to the panther concealment and the midworld Ohio special. Trying to pick between OWB and IWB will be the factor. I already have a black hawk level 2 I use for the range and open carrying. So maybe an IWB would be the way to go. I'll probably have to go up a size in pants and shirts, no?
 
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