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Found a real nice holster for my M&P-9. Its a leather “Master’s” series OWB from JBP Holsters – model 7021. The holster is designed for the Glock 21, and it fits my M&P like a glove (the Blackhawk CQC Serpa for the Glock 21 also fits the M&P nicely).



I picked up the holster at a local shop (though, not my “preferred” shop) for about $45. The guy behind the counter said that they (JBP) use to make holsters for Dillon, but he was probably just blowing smoke up my ass. However, the quality of the holster does seem pretty high to me, but I’m not an expert on such things. As far as leather goes, I have two Galcos and a Don Hume (for other guns). The leather of the JBP (which is labeled as “hand made Italian leather” – but aren’t they all?) is thinner than my others, but the Hume leather is stiffer and the Galco leather is less formed (molded), so I guess it needs to be thinner in order to fit tighter. All in all, the JBP holster is less bulky, and fits tighter to my body than any of my other holsters (designed for smaller guns). The holster actually makes the M&P “CCW-able”, something I wouldn’t have expected (I’m used to smaller guns).



After the purchase, I checked the JBP website ( www.jbpholsters.com - turns out they are about 1.5 hours from my house, and Blackhawk is only 30 minutes from my house, go figure) but found no information on the “Master’s” line. I sent off an e-mail to them, and they replied saying that their site just hasn’t been updated, but they did send me a PDF file containing all of the Masters models (which seem to be of a higher quality than what is listed on their site). For what its worth, the price directly from JBP (they tout “free shipping”) was about the same as what I paid, so at least I didn’t get ripped off by the shop (that was a big surprise).



I put some photos (gun and holster porn) up on my PBASE account. There you can see my new holster, along with my other leather holsters. Also, check out my “range case”. Basically, it’s the M&P case (with lower foam removed) plus my Ace 4-mag pouch and my WRB IWB holster (with the belt clip removed). http://www.pbase.com/kramer/mp
 

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Mr Kramer,

It is lines like this:

Kramer said:
I wear my pants too tight.
That can get a person special, extra words under their avatar on other forums.




Dan
 

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Kramer said:
I think I wear my pants too tight.

No way is the M&P fitting in there.

:wink:


I was able to switch to IWB after having lost a few pounds. When the IWB holster is on, my waist line snugs again. Now I didn't go on a diet to wear an IWB holster. But I'm glad that the opportunity presented itself to get a new holster. The IWB brings the pistol closer to my rib cage. Better for concealment.



The pants I'm wearing used to be so snug in the waist that I would never dream of getting the holster inside.



So, who's going on a diet?




-Mike







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mcone said:
So, who's going on a diet?


Ha ha, Im not fat, nor have I lost any weight to have "fat pants".




Looking at your photo, my M&P fits just as tight (almost) to the ribs with my holster. Its just that its outside of the belt, not inside.



I have the Humme IWB for my 3914. Its the left hand model (the holster), and I wear it above my right butt-cheek (grip facing out). Its comfortable, though I wish the leather was a bit thinner and softer (pliable).
 

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Kramer said:
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So, who's going on a diet?


Ha ha, Im not fat, nor have I lost any weight to have "fat pants".




Looking at your photo, my M&P fits just as tight (almost) to the ribs with my holster. Its just that its outside of the belt, not inside.



I have the Humme IWB for my 3914. Its the left hand model (the holster), and I wear it above my right butt-cheek (grip facing out). Its comfortable, though I wish the leather was a bit thinner and softer (pliable).[/quote]





Don't worry - I won't be asking for pictures.




My OWB Hume is definitely not as tight. Maybe this is because it is a year old.



The thought never occurred to me that someone may wear a left-hand holster the way you do. I can see that getting my right hand into the small of my back in that area is not any more difficult than drawing from my right-side holster. You must tilt the gun/holster slightly clockwise to get a better handle on the grip?



-Mike
 

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Yo Kramer! I got one for you. http://www.andrewsleather.com/macdaniel2.htm mcone you need to check this out too. Your Humme IWB has a flaw, that clip. It can come loose in a draw. (been there, done it) I got gun and holster at one time.

Bout got my butt shot! The Macdaniel is supersoft and flexable and if you turn the belt snap around can be worn backwards for a butt fwd draw. I carry my 1911's that way mid back or over the kidney.





This is the most versitile IWB I have ever used in my 30+ years of gun carry. I swear by em. I often forget I have it on. Try that with crappy Kydex! It makes for a nice sheath for a knife, but all my holters mooo.

I tried one. I got in a scuffle trying to get the cuffs on a bad guy and in the process my holster cut a 3" gash right between my ribs deep enough to just miss my lung. Several friends of mine have also been injured by their Kydex holsters. Cant say the same for leather. :wink:
 

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An open topped leather holster that fits the Sig 220 or 226 will fit the M&P fine, I verified by testing the M&P in a Desantis made for the 220.
 
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