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Camoking1206 01-24-2013 03:21 AM

S&W M&P .45 Compact or XDm .45 3.8
 
Looking for a good pistol to conceal. Open for ideas. Looking for something comfortable but prefer to stick with a .45. Also could use help on choosing a IWB holster! Thanks guys!

cheftonyb 01-24-2013 01:09 PM

Glock 27 its .40, crossbreed holster. I'm 5'8" 165 and this set up is comfortable and easy to conceal.

Overkill0084 01-24-2013 01:44 PM

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Either pistol should be good. Both brands have a rep for great CS if needed. I have a XD40SC and it's been excellent. As I recall the S&Ws are priced better. It will come down to preference.
Holsters? Try here:
http://theisholsters.com/
I have one and its well made and comfortable. Great value too.

BeyondTheBox 01-24-2013 05:33 PM

Commander sized 1911 is the only is recommend. Think that's the smaller of the 1911s, might check out Officer size as well.

miget63 01-24-2013 08:32 PM

Springfield XDS hands down is the best conceal carry weapon IMO. Not punishing to shoot, super compact, good sights and recoil is very manageable.

Camoking1206 01-24-2013 10:42 PM

I was thinking about the XDS but the grip is way to thin for me

sickcobra08 01-25-2013 01:11 AM

Think of it this way if you only use it to carry wont matter. I carry a really small gun that don't fit cause it is easy to hide. Only shoot it Welshmen I would NEED to.

Camoking1206 01-25-2013 01:39 AM

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Originally Posted by sickcobra08
Think of it this way if you only use it to carry wont matter. I carry a really small gun that don't fit cause it is easy to hide. Only shoot it Welshmen I would NEED to.

Great way to look at it. Thanks for the input!

mdauben 01-25-2013 12:59 PM

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Personally I chose a Glock 36 as my primary carry pistol but the two you mentioned are quite comparable and both good choices. If I had to chose between the two I'd go with the M&P but that's just personal choice. YMMV.

For a holster I really like the "Summer Special" style IWB holster. I think Milt Sparks was the originator but several holster manufacturers make similar offerings.

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JimRau 01-25-2013 01:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Camoking1206 (Post 1107736)
Looking for a good pistol to conceal. Open for ideas. Looking for something comfortable but prefer to stick with a .45. Also could use help on choosing a IWB holster! Thanks guys!

Just remember to keep the barrel length on the 45 at at least 4.25 inches (Commander length). Any shorter and you may as well carry a sling shot as the velocity will be drastically reduced!!!:eek:


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