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I have thought about it, but its not available yet, is it?
 
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The thing is I plan on attaching a flashlight/laser combo on the picatinny rail. This holster won't accomodate it, right?



I'm looking for a holster that does, yet fits the M&P like a glove.
 

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Fobus

I haven't seen much about Fobus holsters that I liked, but this new version looks to be put together much better-one piece. I don't need a holster at the moment, but I'm interested in reading anything about these new versions as they come into use.
 

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i like it... is it available yet?



Oh and whats the difference between paddle, belt, and roto paddle and roto belt?
 

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I have had one for a while now and I like it real well it wears great and is easy to take on or off. i can hide the gun with even a light shirt.

My M&P9 stays in it 24-7

 

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Awful holsters. Unless you really like fighting your holster during the draw that is. Sorry folks but IMO Fobus = junk that's just one step above Uncle Mike's junk. How do I know? I own some of that junk. Save you're money and buy either Custom Carry Concepts or Comp-Tac. It's money much-much better spent.



Comp-Tac products...

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Mag pouch



Photo courtesy Comp-Tac

 

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Oh and whats the difference between paddle, belt, and roto paddle and roto belt?
A belt holster has loops that your belt slips through when you put it on. It's the most secure style.



A paddle style holster has a large oval paddle that slips inside your pants to hold the holster. Traditional paddle designs, especially the cheaper products are not very secure. The holster often stays with the pistol during the draw. Comp-tac overcame that shortcoming by adding tabs to the paddle that grip the belt through the material of the pants and it works very well. Pro... it slips on and off easily. Cons... paddles are not very comfortable.



Roto/Adjustable cant... Holsters come with either a straight up and down "straight cant" (cant = angle), or a 15 degree "FBI cant". Straight is generally preferred for competition because it can be faster on the draw. A 15 degree FBI cant conceals the grip better. Roto or adjustable designs allow you to switch between the two at the cost of added bulk. If memory serves they are also not allowed in IPDA matches.
 

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I have a Fobus paddle made for the S&W M&P 9mm,.40,.45 that is not like leather by any means! I guess the plastic is OK, but not for me! I'm going to post it for sale.
 

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Awful holsters. Unless you really like fighting your holster during the draw that is. Sorry folks but IMO Fobus = junk


I'm with sholling on this one....I do own one fobus paddle holster for the M9....but happily did not buy it myself. I guess it works if you don't have anything better, but if I were going to spend $30 on a holster, I'd chip in the extra $10-15 and get a good one. Fobus holsters are PLASTIC, not kydex. They can melt if you put a hot gun in them and they are nowhere near as durable as a good kydex holster. These holsters are also virtually useless for concealed carry in my opinion. Get a Comptac or a G-code instead (though the g-code isn't very concealable either speaking from experience).
 

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I have the fobus evolution for my 40c and only use it when i'm wearing a suit. I have a hard time concealing with it any other way. IWB is what i use 99% of the time. I would like to find a good concealable outside waist band type though.
 

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I have the fobus evolution for my 40c and only use it when i'm wearing a suit. I have a hard time concealing with it any other way. IWB is what i use 99% of the time. I would like to find a good concealable outside waist band type though.
I'd go with a nice, quality leather belt holster. If you are looking for a good price, you can buy a Don Hume and it will serve you well. If you are willing to spend a little more, you can get a nice custom piece.
 

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I'd go with a nice, quality leather belt holster. If you are looking for a good price, you can buy a Don Hume and it will serve you well. If you are willing to spend a little more, you can get a nice custom piece.
I ordered the Roto-Paddle last year - it came but the screw kept coming loose and the pistol was sliding its cant. I called Fobus Customer Service (excellent by-the-way) and they replaced it with the NON Roto Fobus holster and gave me a credit to the purchase. I am pleased with the fixed paddle and use it about 50% of the time when I'm not concerned about open-carry crazies. Very comfortable and easy access to the M&P9FS. I'd look for the fixed paddle if you do not worry much about cant - the fixed paddle does allow some fiddling with the slant o fth epaddle but not as much as the Roto - obviously.
 
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