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Looking seriously at the M&P compact, curious if they are small enough to allow for pocket holster carry? If not that's fine I was just wondering...I don't have a problem with a IWB setup. Speaking of, anyone recommend a good and readily available IWB holster just in case? ie something without a 2-6 or so month wait haha. I'd need something to tie me over until I could get a good custom leather holster. Thanks!!
 

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I have a 40c and I bought a DeSantis pocket holster to try out. It is a bit heavy and large, so it only works in pants that have large pockets and that are fairly loose. I would probably only do it in the summer, when IWB was not a good option.
 

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For a good holster with practically no wait time, check out Comp-Tac. http://www.comp-tac.com/

I have thier c-tac holster and it is very comfortable and concealable. IIRC it took about a week to get my holster after I ordered it. I intend to purchase thier Infidel next.
 

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I find even my Kahr PM9 too heavy for side pocket carry. I can't imagine carrying a M&P compact in that manner. But if it works for you, go for it.
 

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I would not even attempt pocket carry with my M&P .40c.



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Pocket carry

If you want a sidearm suitable for pocket carry, in my opinion the very best handgun for this carry mode is a S&W 340 snubbie. As much as I like my M&P40c for concealed carry, there are times when the little J-frame is the more suitable carry gun.
 

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Re: Pocket carry

coldsteel said:
If you want a sidearm suitable for pocket carry, in my opinion the very best handgun for this carry mode is a S&W 340 snubbie. As much as I like my M&P40c for concealed carry, there are times when the little J-frame is the more suitable carry gun.


I'll raise you one...the best for pocket carry (if it has proven to be reliable after a 200 round test) is the Keltec P3AT. Loaded with Corbon DPX, it is a formidable little weapon.
 

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No way a Keltec is going to be more reliable than a J-frame. Just ain't gonna happen- good luck though.
 

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Thanks for the info guys. that's what I suspected. I plan on ultimately getting both a compact semiauto for IWB carry and an Airweight revolver for IWB/Pocket or whatever carry. Best of both worlds
Now I guess I just need to figure out which I want to do first.
 

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It might be a little heavy for pocket carry. You might be better with a IWB. Unless you like people asking "what cha got in your pocket?" :mrgreen:
 

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The new M&P revolver is hammerless and is great for pocket carry.
 

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Punisher10mm said:
No way a Keltec is going to be more reliable than a J-frame. Just ain't gonna happen- good luck though.


Mine is, call me lucky. It's also lighter and far thinner. Plus 7+1 ain't bad. Having said that, I consider it a backup weapon and carry something more substantial the majority of the time. Anything can happen Punisher. And it has.
 

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phantom45 said:
Thanks for the info guys. that's what I suspected. I plan on ultimately getting both a compact semiauto for IWB carry and an Airweight revolver for IWB/Pocket or whatever carry. Best of both worlds
Now I guess I just need to figure out which I want to do first.


You are definately on the right track. I have a MP 9c that I carry in a DeSantis Invisible Agent that I ordered online for $35.00 including shipping. The DeSantis will do just fine until you can get a better, custom leather holster. Then you can use it on other pistols in the future since it's very versatile.

I have a S & W 442 J frame that I just ordered a DeSantis Nemisis pocket holster for. I find the MP compact a little large for a pocket pistol. It's a great cooler weather ccw carried IWB but I like the J frame for a warm weather pocket pistol.

Some people are comfortable carrying 4 pounds of steel on them but I'm not. :roll:
 

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This may sound crazy, but I carry my full size in my right front jeans pocket using a comp tac IWB Pro Undercover Holster made of kydex. This holster is extreme thin ( not much more bulk than the gun itself ) the draw is easy out, easy reholster because it's Kydex. You do have to add a thin layer of some type of friction material to the outside of the holster that will cling to the inside of your pocket material to help out on stability. I used the under side of a mouse pad. What would have been used as the belt clip is now used as the pocket clip. A long dark T-Shirt and....walla, a very comfortable, concealable and secure way to carry. Not to mention easy on easy off for storage.
 

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UBG Holsters

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I have a UBG IWB holster for my M&P and my taurus 24/7. Nate's holster are very well priced and his turn around is about 4 weeks. Great holsters for the price. www.ubgholsters.com


+1 ... Just got my second holster from Nate on Saturday. Took one month. I got his IWB Canute design for my M&P 9c. Very happy.
 
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