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Old 09-05-2012, 12:43 AM
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Maybe I have a different point of view. I recently purchased an M&P40c as my primary carry weapon. As I looked over all the various holster designs, I went with the N82tactical Pro. I completely understand the disadvantage pointed out in an earlier post. But, since I have never been in a gun fight and hope I never will, my criteria included comfort. The N82tactical pro meets this criteria exceptionally well. The pro model also has an excellent cover for the trigger.

I do practice drawing the weapon (off range with snap caps). In every scenario I can imagine for me to draw the weapon, I am completely confident I can quickly draw the gun. The holster keeps it secure, well concealed, and comfortable all day, every day. It is unnoticed by everyone (including me) until it is ever needed.

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Old 09-05-2012, 10:09 PM
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Holsters seem to be about as opinionated topic as guns. You can ask ten people and get elven different answers. For me, I have been happy with my hidden hybrid holster. Can be used as IWB or OWB. Either way very comfortable.
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Opinionated...you can say that again. Wow...talk about your variety of preferences! My head is spinning. Noob here that just picked up an M&P Shield for my everyday CCW. How do you all go about knowing these IWB fit? Do you just buy online and hope for the best based on recommendations/reputations? Or do you find IWBs in your LGS and test them out/try them on to see how the fit your gun and body?

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Old 09-07-2012, 10:57 AM
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I am a huge fan of Raven Concealments Phantom holster. I talk about it in my review video. Here's the review video:

S&W Shield Review - YouTube

Jump to 12:00 in the video to see the holster.

The Raven carries so comfortably that you'll honestly forget you're wearing it. It's also convertible, so you can wear it inside or outside depending on your mood.

The only down side is they're a bit pricey, but I've yet to meet someone who bought one that didn't like it.

There are some other great holster options, many already listed in this thread. But I thought you might want to check them out.

Here's a link: Phantom Modular Holster
+1 on the Raven Phantom Modular. Works great for my Shield 9 and I like the fact that it can be used IWB or OWB. Many options for the Raven line.
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Old 09-07-2012, 12:04 PM
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Ebay $40 fits the 9 and 40.
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Doesn't look bad. Fits up to 1-3/4" belt and mine is 1-1/2" so just wondering if it would be a good, solid fit with no unwanted forward/back tilt movement.

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Old 09-07-2012, 07:16 PM
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i went with the garrett silent thunder iwb solo. can't wait to get it, thing is gonna be sweeeeet!

i will update with a review once i put some wear on it
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:59 AM
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How much Thickness did it add? Did u get the kydex or stretchy stuff? Tuckable? Sorry for the questions but I am seriously thinking of a tuckable N82 when my Shield arrives. Thanks
I had N82 pro (kydex not stretchy) for my G26. It adds a lot of thickness to the gun. I measured the leather backing and the kydex (which is actually polycarbonate on the N82) with a caliper. Combined they add 0.34 inches which is a lot. Increases the thickness of a Glock by 20%. It would increase the thickness of a Shield by over 30%. Plus i didn't like that the backing extended all the way up behind the grip. It pushes the grip away from your body and makes it hard to get a good fast grip on the gun.

I replaced it with a White Hat Max Tuck which is awesome. Highly recommended. I carry my G26 in it now and I got a kydex for the Shield for once the CA model finally arrives.
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Old 09-08-2012, 10:43 PM
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Here is my Foxx Holster with comfort cut. So far I absolutely love it other than trying to get is on and positioned correctly. I am a little.....thick. lol
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Old 09-19-2012, 08:31 PM
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Old 09-20-2012, 01:25 PM
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Ebay $40 fits the 9 and 40.
What brand? And how's the retention?
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Old 09-20-2012, 02:55 PM
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So who makes that holster or half holster type deal ? Looks like a nice CC option,
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Old 09-20-2012, 05:34 PM
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Lasandman, does the other side of the holster look the same, just no clip?How long have you carried it? Interesting concept.
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Old 09-20-2012, 08:54 PM
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It looks the same on the other side. I have been using it for two months now and really like it. I had to find the sweet spot for it to go and be comfy. 4 o'clock works for me with about 20degrees of cant. I also have a old faithful for my shield but I find myself grabbing this one more often. It works grate on the shield I also cc a full size m&p 9 I don't know how we'll it will work on that heavy of a gun. There should be a link to double tap holsters on my other post.
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Old 09-20-2012, 10:24 PM
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Well I just got my N82 Tactical original holster today in the mail. I wore it today for awhile & I really like it. Very comfy with the Shield & I had no problems drawing. So far it is the most comfortable holster I've tried. Just my .02 cents
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Old 09-21-2012, 08:08 PM
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needed something that worked with a laserguard and big dot front sight, made my own using an old faithful holster kit. used the clips off of a comptac minotaur, trimmed them a little and like those better than the metal clips that came with the kit. plenty of room for the front sight and laser, really happy with it overall and had fun making it.
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:44 AM
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Here is my PJ Holster IWB Tuckable on the Shield 9. You can also see the Talon rubber grip.
LOVE IT !
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:21 PM
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got my garrett Silent Thunder Solo IWB a few days ago. All I can say is that it is AMAZING! Sitting, standing, laying down, it is a pleasure to wear all day long. The craftsmanship is second to none and you can tell how much time and effort goes into each one. Order time to in my hands was about 3 weeks, which isn't bad at all. Easy on and off the belt, gun fits like a glove. I HIGHLY recommend you all check out the Garrett line of holsters if you're ready to stop filling up the holster drawer!
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:25 PM
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got my garrett Silent Thunder Solo IWB a few days ago. All I can say is that it is AMAZING! Sitting, standing, laying down, it is a pleasure to wear all day long. The craftsmanship is second to none and you can tell how much time and effort goes into each one. Order time to in my hands was about 3 weeks, which isn't bad at all. Easy on and off the belt, gun fits like a glove. I HIGHLY recommend you all check out the Garrett line of holsters if you're ready to stop filling up the holster drawer!
Garret holsters are outstanding. I have a Silent Thunder for my Sig 229. Great CS and a great product.
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Old 09-23-2012, 11:58 PM
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I got a micro concealment holster from
Zero Concealment Systems. Okay holster for $29.00 but it had lots of sharp edges that needed finishing.
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Old 09-24-2012, 01:37 AM
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What brand? And how's the retention?
No major brand name. Might be a home craftsman. Good retention.
Ebay shield IWB
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Old 11-19-2012, 01:29 PM
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I have one from pjholster.com and I love it. Paul is great to work with and I find his holsters to be very comfortable.
+1 for PJ. Great holsters
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:31 AM
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Got my Old Faithful holster in the mail yesterday and put it together in about 20 minutes. Carrys nicely and you can't beat the price. Still deciding how high I want the gun to sit, have it at it's lowest right now and find it to be comfortable. Rides nice and low, but not to the point that I feel like I'm sitting on it. Need to wear it more and break it in, and planning a long car ride come thanksgiving so we will see how it feels during that.
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Got my Old Faithful holster in the mail yesterday and put it together in about 20 minutes. Carrys nicely and you can't beat the price. Still deciding how high I want the gun to sit, have it at it's lowest right now and find it to be comfortable. Rides nice and low, but not to the point that I feel like I'm sitting on it. Need to wear it more and break it in, and planning a long car ride come thanksgiving so we will see how it feels during that.
I'm very interested in this holster ,so I'll be waiting for your report after Thanksgiving.
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Old 11-26-2012, 03:33 PM
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I'm very interested in this holster ,so I'll be waiting for your report after Thanksgiving.
Well I carried it on the 9 hour car ride downstate, as well as for a majority of the weekend, and the 10 hour car ride back (thanks to a snow storm...) and I must say I am very happy with it. The leather has started to form and is very comfortable both sitting and moving around. Again I have mine in the lowest position so only the top of the slide and the grip are above my waistband, and I find it does not bother me at all. Drawing the gun took some practice, but that's with all holsters. Best of all, not one person noticed it until I showed them, and that was in everything from a t-shirt to a sweatshirt and jacket. The clips are tight and it's tough to get into place until you're used to it and know right where you want the clips on your belt. Overall, I'm very happy and plan to use it as my EDC holster for a while.
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Well I carried it on the 9 hour car ride downstate, as well as for a majority of the weekend, and the 10 hour car ride back (thanks to a snow storm...) and I must say I am very happy with it. The leather has started to form and is very comfortable both sitting and moving around. Again I have mine in the lowest position so only the top of the slide and the grip are above my waistband, and I find it does not bother me at all. Drawing the gun took some practice, but that's with all holsters. Best of all, not one person noticed it until I showed them, and that was in everything from a t-shirt to a sweatshirt and jacket. The clips are tight and it's tough to get into place until you're used to it and know right where you want the clips on your belt. Overall, I'm very happy and plan to use it as my EDC holster for a while.
Thanks for the review. I've got it narrowed down to either the Old Faithful or PJ Holster. If Old Faithful has the option of changing out the kydex for different firearm so that I can use it for my Shield and my Ruger SR40c, I think I'll go with The Old Faithful. Since the Ruger is much heavier loaded I think the larger holster will spread the weight out more evenly. Thanks again.
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Old 11-26-2012, 07:34 PM
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I got a PJ holster from a member on here for my father in law and it turns out to be a really nice holster. I wore it for a day just to try it out. Very comfortable and its a minimal style holster which I like. Its a very thin kydek that forms tothe gun very well.The clip is built into the kydek making for slim fit. Might just have to order myself one too. The holster came with a mag holster that fits the shield mag very well and is easy to carry OWB.
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Honestly if you get the newer style leather ones with the double clips, they are all pretty much the same with a few personal differences. Check out Hikock45's youtube channel on it, pretty fair handed review of the different kinds. I have one and I do like it, I prefer to carry the 6 round magazine in my Shield 40 just cause it feels better.

I would however like to get one of these with the grip facing out to the right with a magazine holder bolted right next to it, and wear it more of a behind the back style and a little to the right. Reaching high up on your belt line just behind your hip can be a bit of a pain in the elbow and wrist if you are trying to get to it fast, but if they weapon was flipped around it would be much more ergonomic.

Figure out which way to grip it is more comfortable for you first and were you are going to put it, then find a holster that fits your own body best.

Addition: If you are new to the leather wrap IWB holsters, There really is no break in period on decent onces. The leather should be a soft leather lighter then a jacket and it will conform to your body only after 10 to 20 minutes of wearing and doesn't require 'Years' of breaking in. So if someone tells you it needs to be broken in to be comfortable, they are just trying to sell you some junk.
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Thanks for the review. I've got it narrowed down to either the Old Faithful or PJ Holster. If Old Faithful has the option of changing out the kydex for different firearm so that I can use it for my Shield and my Ruger SR40c, I think I'll go with The Old Faithful. Since the Ruger is much heavier loaded I think the larger holster will spread the weight out more evenly. Thanks again.
You're welcome. You are able to change the kydex on your holster, another nice part of it coming not assembled. I'm sure you can order kydex molded to your SR40c, or just a sheet of kydex and mold it yourself, and then all it takes is removing 4 screws and putting the new piece on. When you order there holster they also give your 3 different size screws and spacers to let you adjust the tension on the gun, which will help for making the holster fit both guns properly.
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I don't know why, but I thought I already posted in this thread. I completely love my Old Faithful. I built myself, and picked up an extra piece of Kydex. I did a bunch of molds until I was happy. It was my first time using the material. You can re-use the Kydex many many times until you get your mold to your liking....or you can order pre-molded. Below is a link to my pics of my project. The third to last one is a video.
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I don't know why, but I thought I already posted in this thread. I completely love my Old Faithful. I built myself, and picked up an extra piece of Kydex. I did a bunch of molds until I was happy. It was my first time using the material. You can re-use the Kydex many many times until you get your mold to your liking....or you can order pre-molded. Below is a link to my pics of my project. The third to last one is a video.
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OMG, that video is crazy. I know you don't remember this but 50 years ago the toy maker Mattel put out a toy called
The Vacu-Form. It worked the same way except it had a hand pump that pulled down on the heated plastic and sucked it around a mold.
Good job on the holster.So, if I don't have a suck-a-form machine like the one you designed in the video,
can the warm kydex be formed by hand until you get the desired shape and fit?
EDIT :Nevermind, I found the "How to " video on Youtube from Old Faithful.
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Just got my PJ Holster and single mag pouch for my Shield.

This is a great righ for a great gun.

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I carry a G26 in a Sparks VMII now and just picked up a Shield to try out. Until I commit to the Shield as my carry gun and am able to receive a VMII for it I am looking at the PJ holsters. For those who have carried it for awhile, any issues with the mag release not being covered. Looks like it could be an issue...? Thanks for your feedback.
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OMG, that video is crazy. I know you don't remember this but 50 years ago the toy maker Mattel put out a toy called
The Vacu-Form. It worked the same way except it had a hand pump that pulled down on the heated plastic and sucked it around a mold.
Good job on the holster.So, if I don't have a suck-a-form machine like the one you designed in the video,
can the warm kydex be formed by hand until you get the desired shape and fit?
EDIT :Nevermind, I found the "How to " video on Youtube from Old Faithful.
Thanks!

The vids on Old Faithfuls site are informative and show how to mold with foam. I found a video for the vacuum box online. A much better one than mine. I used srap wood...it gets the job done. I don't plan on making more molds...so it worked for me.
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I received my comp-tac infidel the other day, and I love it.
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I received my comp-tac infidel the other day, and I love it.
Yes sir! I have owned that same one since the spring and love it! In fact, I love my shield and infidel so much I've made my "summer carry set up" my year round set up.

I was carrying an XDm 3.8 compact with a pearce grip extension in a comp Tac MTAC. The shield and the infidel are so nice, comfortable, light, dependable, and easily concealable that I don't see myself carrying anything different anytime soon.
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Old 12-06-2012, 06:56 PM
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For quick trips or walking the pup I use the remora but for daily use nothing so far has touched the n82tactical pro for my Shield. It just works and is super comfortable, stable (really like the retention and twist release). I liked the supertuck but the double clips annoyed me after a while but its a good holster as well

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Well I have carried my "new" set up for about a week now and it's been great, very comfortable.
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I have been checking out the N82 Tactical website and you can pick M&P Shield on all their holster types now; Original, IWB Tuckable, and the new Pro.
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Might as well chime in. I mainly appendix carry my Shield in a High Noon "Mr. Softy"
The holster is thin and light, really adding nothing to the gun.

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I have been checking out the N82 Tactical website and you can pick M&P Shield on all their holster types now; Original, IWB Tuckable, and the new Pro.
I have the N82 IWB and it works for my Shield and FS 9mm as well and is the most comfortable IWB holster I have ever tried.
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Just an update on my search for a quality IWB holster. I finally settled on the FoxX Trap for my Shield and Little FoxX for my FS 9. Couldn't be happier. Like I said, quality product, good price, and great customer service. But I've heard nothing but stellar reviews for N82 and Crossbreed.

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Here is the Don Hume IWB holster I use for mine. It's made for a Sig P228 & 229 according to their website. Fits great, maybe has a little extra room in the bottom from the short barrel but othwise its fine. Would prefer to have the one with the body shield to protect the gun but this was free from a friend.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:53 PM
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Just got my Shield this past Fri. Had a iwb holster for my Sig 239 made by R Grizzle. It fits the Shield like it was made for it. Shield is a little shorter than the Sig so the barrel don't go to the end of the holster.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:21 AM
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N82 Holsters are the best kept secret out there. Top notch quality and service too.
I recently got the N82 Tactical Professional Series Holster and it is really excellent! Extremely comfortable, conceals well and excellent quality. The positive retention of the "polycarbonate" plastic is reassuring. When I saw it on their web site I was thinking it might be thin and a little fragile but the material is solid - without being bulky - and very strong. I think it will last me a long, long time.
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I was wondering what IWB holsters people were finding out there. I'm also interested in what they liked or didn't like after some time wearing them.

I'm looking for one and wanted to get some advice before making a decision.

What holster do you have and what do think about it?
Try Paul Giannaula at PJHolster.com

Kydex really is a good choice as it is thin and still remains open for easy one handed re-holstering.

Paul is honest, makes quick deliveries and his holsters are top quality. His prices are also very reasonable.
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Mitch Rosen makes the best.

Some examples of his OWB are attached with my Shield 9
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what would be a good holster for IWB crossdraw ?
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This is a Ritchie Nighthawk Holster IWB that I have for my Shield. It takes about 4 week to order since he makes them to order.
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How about this one? Only $35! I'm very happy with mine. Works well.

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Carry mine in a ETW brand holster. It's all leather, very thin, and comfortable.
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