I like M&P pistols. I started with a Smith & Wesson M&P40c for the wife for home defense when I first started buying handguns, and it just made sense to continue from there. I purchased a full size .40 for range use and have gone to and from a few times since. I have been shooting handguns for years, but have only been carrying for about a year and like most, I started going through guns and holsters trying to find what works for me . . .
I tried a Shield, but there weren’t a lot of size savings compared to the compact. I bought a M&P BODYGUARD 380 sans laser and that works well for my deep concealment in a Galco pocket holster. In summer months I usually open carry an M&P9c in a BCACKHAWK! retention holster, but seeing how it’s jacket weather in Michigan I carry a 9c or 40c in a De Santis leather holster. I carry what fits well in my hand and what I feel I can shoot well, and pray I never actually need to use what I carry.
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