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    Quote Originally Posted by johnmed3 View Post
    I carry a M&P .357 sig full size (4.25 inch) in a iwb holster. I also sometimes carry my 1911 government model. 45 iwb. I love both and they are great carry guns, with the right holster.
    Hi Johnmed3, I read your post and thought about something that I'd like to share. Maybe a question, really at the end of it all...

    After visiting Front Sight a few times I learned the importance of practice, practice, practice and then dry practicing, dry practicing and more dry practice, which developes the corresponding "muscle memory", as you know. This is important in that during an attack there is no time to think about which gun a person has, only time to do, if you are lucky. So my question is, which gun do you practice with and have a corrosponding "don't have to think about it in a hyper-stressful shoot or die, adrenaline soaked, holy sh_t attack" memory with? If it's the M&P that you practice and practice and practice with, won't you forget, in a horrible life-n-death no time to think situation, forget to move the safety if carrying the 1911 that day? I don't know if visa-versa is as bad, but I'm no expert either.

    Now, I see there is an optional thumb safety for the M&P's, does yours then? If so, hope the movement to 'off' is the same direction!!

    I'm not criticising, please. I'm only concerned for one of my comarades out there. Maybe you could shed some light on your thoughts about this.

    Enjoy your day and stay in condition yellow my friend!
    Last edited by tuts40; 08-28-2011 at 09:45 PM. Reason: found m&p's have optional thumb safety
    1)"When injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty." -Thomas Jefferson.
    2)"Imagine how gun control might be stomped if GOA or SAF had the (compromising) NRA's 4 million members!" -Me. http://jpfo.org/filegen-n-z/nraletter.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by tuts40:224446
    Quote Originally Posted by johnmed3 View Post
    I carry a M&P .357 sig full size (4.25 inch) in a iwb holster. I also sometimes carry my 1911 government model. 45 iwb. I love both and they are great carry guns, with the right holster.
    Hi Johnmed3, I read your post and thought about something that I'd like to share. Maybe a question, really at the end of it all...

    After visiting Front Sight a few times I learned the importance of practice, pract
    ice, practice and then dry practicing, dry practicing and more dry practice, which developes the corresponding "muscle memory", as you know. This is important in that during an attack there is no time to think about which gun a person has, only time to do, if you are lucky. So my question is, which gun do you practice with and have a corrosponding "don't have to think about it in a hyper-stressful shoot or die, adrenaline soaked, holy sh_t attack" memory with? If it's the M&P that you practice and practice and practice with, won't you forget, in a horrible life-n-death no time to think situation, forget to move the safety if carrying the 1911 that day? I don't know if visa-versa is as bad, but I'm no expert either.

    Now, I see there is an optional thumb safety for the M&P's, does yours then? If so, hope the movement to 'off' is the same direction!!

    I'm not criticising, please. I'm only concerned for one of my comarades out there. Maybe you could shed some light on your thoughts about this.

    Enjoy your day and stay in condition yellow my friend!
    I practice with both guns. Range time and dry fire. M&P no thumb safety. 1911 condition one. Muscle memory conditioned to both sidearms. SA awareness always turned on. Practice, practice and always practice. Your sidearm love it, learn it and respect it. It will take care of you when the moment comes.

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    M&p 40 subcompact. I love it. Here in colorado some leo agencies are starting to drop the glock and go to the m&p

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    I carry an M&P 40c and love it. Being a double stack magazine, it took some time for me to get used to the thickness. I carry it in a Crossbreed Supertuck with the combat cut at 4 o'clock and it's very comfortable. Sometimes I have to adjust it a bit when I'm in the car so it's not poking me in the side.

  6. Thank you all for the feedback. I really enjoy this piece. It is a commemorative ordered for my brigade during the tour in Afghanistan. We just got back on aug 6th.

  7. I CC a M&P 40 full size. Use Crossbreed SuperTuck and SmartCarry, both work very well.

  8. I too have an M&P40 Fullsize but found it tough to conceal in the summertime so I ended up picking up a Springfield Champion Lightweight for carry duty. I love the M&P and it is a solid gun but I just found it too cumbersome to carry concealed with just a T-Shirt plus I was really itching for a 1911.:D My wife is real accurate with it so it worked out good as I can now leave that home with her and feel a little more comfortable if I am out of town that she at least has something in the house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by neoflex:225807
    I too have an M&P40 Fullsize but found it tough to conceal in the summertime so I ended up picking up a Springfield Champion Lightweight for carry duty. I love the M&P and it is a solid gun but I just found it too cumbersome to carry concealed with just a T-Shirt plus I was really itching for a 1911.:D My wife is real accurate with it so it worked out good as I can now leave that home with her and feel a little more comfortable if I am out of town that she at least has something in the house.
    Try the m&p iwb with a tucked in muscle shirt, and a Polo shirt untucked.

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    Have both the M&P45 and M&P40c Carry both. IWB with the CrossBreed SuperTuck... Or OWB in the cool to cold months...

    No issues with 'em at all... Love 'em and trust 'em for protection...

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    You can give peace a chance alright..

    I'll seek cover in case it goes badly..

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