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As the title says I am wondering how you guys carry your full size pistols? I just ordered a Smith M&P 40 Full Size. So far I like the DM Bullard Bodyguard and the Simply Rugged Cuda pancake holster. Also tossing around the Galco Shoulder Holster just not sure about vertical versus horizontal carry.

I don't think IWB would really be feasible with this gun, but it may with a Crossbreed Supertuck or even the Simply Rugged Cuda with Inside Out Straps.

Just looking for ideas and what works for you.
 

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Full Size Carry

As the title says I am wondering how you guys carry your full size pistols? I just ordered a Smith M&P 40 Full Size. So far I like the DM Bullard Bodyguard and the Simply Rugged Cuda pancake holster. Also tossing around the Galco Shoulder Holster just not sure about vertical versus horizontal carry.

I don't think IWB would really be feasible with this gun, but it may with a Crossbreed Supertuck or even the Simply Rugged Cuda with Inside Out Straps.

Just looking for ideas and what works for you.
My SR9C fits well IWB/appendix with a Crossbreed...but, I've gotta admit that holiday eating is making it a bit tight there:). I'm 5'8" and around 155, FWIW. Most comfy for me is my Sig p238, again IWB/appendix.
 

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My waistband has always been tight... I am 6' around 240.

I carry my Blackhawk 45 Colt 4 5/8 in a Simply Rugged Sourdough OWB and IWB on occasion and can do so fairly comfortably with a good belt.
 

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I carried a FS for awhile...

I use OWB carry, I also like thumb break holsters...

I have tryed the Galco King Tuk and I like it... I'm not crazy about IWB carry as it just doesn't work with my body style... If I were to carry that way I would say the King Tuk or the Cross Breed would be the way to go...

As I said, I stay with OWB and carry that way...

I was carrying a S&W M&P compact but I bought a S&W Pro Series 1911 officer size to replace it, I also bought the Shield so when I have to carry in a pocket I will have that...
 

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Thanks!

I am going to pick up a Simply Rugged Cuda for it for now because of my experience with their stuff and it fits my Chest Pully Shoulder Rig that I use with my revolvers.

Also going to investigate the DM Bullard Bodyguard as it looks like it offers a perfect cant and height for easy concealibility.
 

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As the title says I am wondering how you guys carry your full size pistols? I just ordered a Smith M&P 40 Full Size. So far I like the DM Bullard Bodyguard and the Simply Rugged Cuda pancake holster. Also tossing around the Galco Shoulder Holster just not sure about vertical versus horizontal carry.

I don't think IWB would really be feasible with this gun, but it may with a Crossbreed Supertuck or even the Simply Rugged Cuda with Inside Out Straps.

Just looking for ideas and what works for you.
Can you elaborate as to why you don't think an IWB rig will work for you? For what it's worth, I carry a full size gun [Ruger P-90] in just such a holster any time I'm off duty, and no one can tell I'm carrying. I've also pulled off the same trick with a 4" GP-100 in an IWB holster; again, no issues.
 

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It may work. I have carried IWB a few time and while not bad, it was uncomfortable. I have since bought a dedicated gun belt so that will probably help a lot.

What holster do you use?
 

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It may work. I have carried IWB a few time and while not bad, it was uncomfortable. I have since bought a dedicated gun belt so that will probably help a lot.

What holster do you use?
I use one from FIST. Their quality is top-notch, and their prices are actually pretty good too. When I order from them, I usually just call them and describe for them exactly what type of holster I need and it's features [open or closed bottom, thumb break or no, color, etc.]. Also, regarding what you said about it being uncomfortable....allow me to share with you a line from Clint Smith, owner/operator of Thunder Ranch: "Carrying a gun is not supposed to be comfortable...it's supposed to be comforting.";)
 

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Well I am actually giving it a trial run today in an inside coat pocket that seems as if it was made for a FS auto. I will be investigating the options out there more.

It is VERY comforting having the LCP + reload in my pants pocket and the M&P + reload in my coat.
 

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Well I am actually giving it a trial run today in an inside coat pocket that seems as if it was made for a FS auto. I will be investigating the options out there more.

It is VERY comforting having the LCP + reload in my pants pocket and the M&P + reload in my coat.
Understood, and to each their own...heck, any gun is better than none at all. Me, I take more comfort in a full-sized handgun. Here's another Clint quote: "I never met anyone who had been in a gunfight that had wished for a smaller gun when the bullets were flying."
 
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