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S&WM&P40

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Well after all the set backs and bills that would seem to come in just when i had enough money saved up to get my concealed carry handgun today all the waiting payed off i made some calls and found a local gun shop that had them in stock and drove up to see them ( them being the S&W M&P's ). I had my heart set on the M&P 9mm with night sights but they had it down as 650 and had a M&P40 for 599 with night sights so i looked at that instead. After falling in love with the 40cal she told me she had no idea why the M&P 9mm was marked as 650 and that i could have it for the same price as the 40cal ( 599). But by then i had already falling in love with the 40cal so i filled out the paper work and they ran the check. I had to wait 45 mins for that to come back due to other people ahead of me ( a head of me being run for the background check and not in the store) So I took the family out to lunch and then came back and picked up my new baby and a extra 15 round mag. They had a sale on Black talon ammo so i picked up 100 rounds of 145G ( i think it's 145) JHP. So now i just have to order a new belt so i can use it. Looking at the 5.11 operator belt. Love the night sights. Photos to come later.
 

With the .40 cal you can always get a Stormlake 9mm barrel and some mags and have your 9mm cake and eat it too.

Chuck
 
Congrats on the new Baby. Is this place a large store that it is always crowded/line, or were they having a sale or something...just curious.
Side Note: How goes the battle?
 
Congrats on the new Baby. Is this place a large store that it is always crowded/line, or were they having a sale or something...just curious.
Side Note: How goes the battle?

The store is really small it's called Welsh's Gun shop it's in Lebanon NH. But there was really no one there when i went just a few people. The 45 min wait i was talking was when they called in my information to the Feds the Fed operator said she has a few people a head of me and would call them back with weather i passed the back ground check or not. No the wait was not bad in the store just had to wait for the Feds to do there thing. I got in and got what i wanted lol I made sure of that.

What battle? The Job battle not so good still nothing just about gave up and i enrolled into Granite State College for a BA in Criminal Justice but i dropped the classes and I'M thinking of doing just my Gen Eds for a Four year degree and then going for a RN in nursing it makes mad money if it's something your into I don't know any other job you can make 25-45 dollars a hour to start.

Other then that i have been stuck at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical center for my oldest daughter she had a cyst removed from the inside of her throat and stayed over night at CHAD ( Children's Hospital At Dartmouth) then we came home but like a week later she had the cyst come back and with a massive infection so we took her to the Springfield VT ER and spent five hours there before they transferred us up to the Dartmouth ER the plan was to do emergency surgery that night but she had something to eat so they had to wait till the next day to do it. Then we spent five days at CHAD and got to come home this Tuesday after first going up there October 9th. So things could be a little better she is doing good now they are getting the infection under control and then in a few weeks she will have another operation. So hoping all goes well.

How goes the battle on your end??
 
Here is my holster ( OWB ) want to get a IWB but it will have to wait till i get the funds. I had it made at the end of last year but with all the set backs I got to use it yesterday for the first time. It works great but it was really stiff to the point where i had to keep my thumb over the back of the slide. Or when i holstered the gun it would dragged the slide back with it. Then it would get stuck when i tried to draw the firearm because the holster was holding on to tight. But i followed the holster makers steps to fix it. Wrapped wax paper around the gun and holstered it for a few seconds and that fixed it now it slides in nice and draws easy but still holds tight.

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Here is the double mag pouch. The problem I'M having with this is they do not want to stay in the pouch i had the holster on last night just around the house and i would find my self walking and the mags would hit the floor. Or if i was sitting down i would stand up to find the mags in the chair. Any idea's on how to fix this? Or make them grip better?

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Here is my EDC gear for the most part everything in the photo i carry on me other then the handcuffs. not seen in the photo is my flashlight and a cheap camera i carry with me and pepper spray. The knife is nothing great just a Gerber fast draw that can be picked up at any local walmart and many other stores. My get another knife but i don't feel like spending 100+ on a knife as long as it's sharp and cuts that's all that matters to me. If i did have to use it and the police took it so be it. It's just 30 dollars but a great knife I find my self using it for daily tasks and then i resharpen it at night. The leatherman is a leatherman wave I would trust my life to no other tool. Not the best gun porn lol but i suck at taking photos. I tried to take a photo of the night sights but it did not turn out so well. Maybe i will try again later.

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Congrats on picking up your new baby. You'll love the .40 cal, it is a great compromise between the 9mm and allmighty .45 ACP, but definately an edge of performance over the 9mm without much more recoil.
 
Nice Gear! I guess from what I read on here, the leather will eventually stretch out, right? Maybe that's why the mag's aren't held in very snuggly?
Prayer/s sent out to your Daughter and Family. Hope All goes well with Her. Last time I was at Dartmouth was 8 years ago. When our girl was born, they flew Her there because they said she had an enlarged heart. Scared the shit out of my Wife and I. It was only a shadow from the xray image.
My nephew is studying for Xray Tech in Lowell. He said there are bucks in that field too. Anything with Hospitals seem like the place to go that is secure. I'm just doing home projects around here while my Back is still intact..lol. Little at a time is all I can do. Work is slow but enough to keep busy. Lunch is over, time to go..............................
 
Many congrats, S&WM&P40!

Sorry you had such trouble with your baby girl, but it is good to hear that she is alright. It is also nice to know that Papa can watch over his family even better now that he is properly armed!:biggrin:

I thought about you last weekend because I went up to Gorham for a couple of days for a wedding. Beautiful country! I also bought the best wedding gift at the reception: a twelve gauge HD shotgun! I actually waited to purchase it in New Hampshire, and I really like the store where I picked it up. Have you been to the Village Gun Store in Whitefield? Very nice couple running the place, both are very knowledgeable, and their prices were (to my CT accustomed eyes) very nice.

The only issue that I had was that I couldn't find anywhere to shoot!!!

Incidentally, I think that we need to plan our New England branch picnic for USACarry up in your neck of the woods for next spring/summer.:pleasantry:
 
One more thing!

Speaking as a former LEO, I would really consider leaving those handcuffs at home. If, heaven forbid, you do have to use your firearm to protect your self or, more importantly, someone else, you do not want anything that would paint you as a cop wannabe. Trust me; those handcuffs are going to scream wanna-be copper (read:vigilante) to the prosecuting DA.
 
Speaking as a former LEO, I would really consider leaving those handcuffs at home. If, heaven forbid, you do have to use your firearm to protect your self or, more importantly, someone else, you do not want anything that would paint you as a cop wannabe. Trust me; those handcuffs are going to scream wanna-be copper (read:vigilante) to the prosecuting DA.

Yeah the handcuffs I just added to the photo because they are in the same lock box I don't carry them with me. They stay at home they are in case I need to restrain someone till the police get there. I got them many years ago when i was a kid at a yard sale. I used them to play around with and to learn how to pick the handcuff locks with hair pins and other objects they where my play toy when i was younger.
 
Sorry you had such trouble with your baby girl, but it is good to hear that she is alright. It is also nice to know that Papa can watch over his family even better now that he is properly armed!:biggrin:

I thought about you last weekend because I went up to Gorham for a couple of days for a wedding. Beautiful country! I also bought the best wedding gift at the reception: a twelve gauge HD shotgun! I actually waited to purchase it in New Hampshire, and I really like the store where I picked it up. Have you been to the Village Gun Store in Whitefield? Very nice couple running the place, both are very knowledgeable, and their prices were (to my CT accustomed eyes) very nice.

The only issue that I had was that I couldn't find anywhere to shoot!!!

Incidentally, I think that we need to plan our New England branch picnic for USACarry up in your neck of the woods for next spring/summer.:pleasantry:

Whitefield is only 2 hours away from Exeter,NH where the Sig arms academy is. Yeah the picnic just did not pan out this year in NH or FL maybe next year. I was talking to Luke about making it the usacarry fast and getting some music and other stuff at it. We will see what happens with that.
 
Nice Gear! I guess from what I read on here, the leather will eventually stretch out, right? Maybe that's why the mag's aren't held in very snuggly?
Prayer/s sent out to your Daughter and Family. Hope All goes well with Her. Last time I was at Dartmouth was 8 years ago. When our girl was born, they flew Her there because they said she had an enlarged heart. Scared the shit out of my Wife and I. It was only a shadow from the xray image.
My nephew is studying for Xray Tech in Lowell. He said there are bucks in that field too. Anything with Hospitals seem like the place to go that is secure. I'm just doing home projects around here while my Back is still intact..lol. Little at a time is all I can do. Work is slow but enough to keep busy. Lunch is over, time to go..............................

Yeah right now the car thing is killing me and the body.. They both dig into my side and make my side go numb after a while or they start to make my back hurt. I'M trying to find the sweet spot but my back up idea is buying some yellow foam cutting it and sticking it on my sides when in the car and then removing it when i get out. They do not bug me when I'M out of the car just when I'M sitting in the car. I can sit at home and they do not dig in not really sure what the hell to do. The mag holder is doing better now that the mags are loaded with the max 15 rounds each seems to grip it somewhat better. Right now i carry the gun at about 3 o-clock and the mags at about 8 o-clock. Then i keep in the car my leatherman and my flashlight I was going to put the leatherman on my belt at about 6 o-clock but have yet to do it. The weight is fine only problem i find is the weight from the gun and mags seems to pull my pants down a little so I have to hike them back up.

I knew when i started to carry i would become a leaper and people would think I was a nut case but i had no idea it would be this bad. My sister and law thinks only cops should have guns and that I should only target practice if I hunt and should only own a gun if i hunt. Then the people who are not anti gun don't see why i would want to carry a gun in the first place. I feel as if I'm seen as the family nut case.
 
Like I said (and Lukem), "in time" you'll gradually see the kinds of equipment that will be comfortable on you. The car thing with the foam seems to me a little off the wall. If it works then go for it! Crossbreed and Kholster have what you need (and Your budget). I ordered one of these (will not say which one) and works Perfect when I sit in the vehicle or sit in a chair. I had the same problem you did, but after reading threads on the subject I decided to try it out. After awhile of wearing it over and over again so it conforms to a fit you'll never know you got it on. The one I got was for CCW and yes you can tuck your shirt in and no one even knows it's there. That's what You need so your Family members won't give you grief about your firearm if they don't see it. The whole purpose for Concealment is so no one can see it, right? One less argument/topic you won't have to listen too from them.....lol. Talk to ya later!
 
LOL well no one sees it now. It's under a shirt and a vest when I"m out but I am thinking about a IWB holster because every time i get out of the car or bend down i have to pull the shit back down over it. The only time I know for sure someone saw it was walking into walmart with my oldest I had forgotten to pull the shirt down over it and the holster was showing. But the only person who saw it was one of the door greeters and he just looked at me and said nothing. As for the foam idea that was more so i can carry with out being in pain in the car. But after carrying more and more i think what i need is a OWB/IWB with a adjustable cant and everything will be fine. I find in the car if I push the holster forward it helps a lot and does not or dig in. So i may look into getting one.
 
Your littl avatar clip, where is that from..24? I keep watching it over and over again. Looks like the second guy gets four rounds in him.
 
So long story short I have been unable to carry the past few weeks due to a mistake on my end. As Most of you know I had been using a stiff belt from walmart till funds became available to buy a real gun belt to carry my gear on. Well I got the funds and ordered my self the 5.11 tactical operator belt with the perm stiff nylon insert. Unknown to be the belt is 1 3/4 and the custom leather OWB holster and double mag pouch do not fit on a belt that big. I heated up a knife and cut the belt loops on the mag pouch and made it so that it would fit. But the mag pouch never did hold my mags as tight as I would have liked so I took it off the belt. The holster has to be forced on to the belt and it's so tight that if you bump something the belt snaps come undone. So seeing as how i needed a new holster anyway I ordered a new double mag pouch. I ordered the Blade-Tech Millennium double mag pouch and the IWB Bobby Mcgee pro series nano IWB. I went with IWB because the OWB would always come uncovered when i bent down or picked up my kids. So I'm hoping the new gear will work out for me. Any of you have any blade tech gear? The one thing killing me now is the waiting time for my order to ship out. It's been four days as of today and it's still not shipped out and then i have to wait another five-seven days for it when it does ship.
 

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