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Just picked up a S&W 9VE yesterday and now I need to find a good carry holster for it. I am really fond of Fobus paddle holsters but open to other options provided they hold the pistol high and tight to the waist.

Took the 9VE out today and sent about 100 rounds down range with only three issues with some reloads I had worked up for the smaller Taurus M-Pro. I need to work up stouter loads for this pistol because it has a heavier slide than the Taurus does. Accuracy was very good considering the trigger is a bit heavy, recoil management was awesome and this made double taps and rapid fire so much easier than with the smaller/lighter sub compact Taurus. This is not my first Sigma pistol but its a much improved version of the old F model I had back in the 90's.

For those of you who dont know what the S&W 9VE looks like.... (not my gun but its identical, will post my pics later)

 

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i have the sigma 40VE, which i love (my first handgun) i got the fobus holster for it, which i also love :D its funny that you have a sigma and a M-pro, i've also got a sigma and a M-pro(its .45 tho). the handguns are different calibers, but i just thought it was a pretty amazing coincidence. would you also happen to have a C9? lolz hahaha
 

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that's a nice piece, congrats on the purchase. I use IWB for all my hip carry. I have two highnoon holsters and just rec'd a UBG Holster for my EMP. Report coming soon.

My body shape isn't what it used to be, IWB gets it for me.
 

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khmer,

I traded the Taurus M-Pro in on the 9VE because I was having some issues with the very light trigger. Due to nerve damage in my trigger finger I was not able to tell just how much pressure I was applying to the trigger and this was not a good thing considering the pistol was mainly used for CCW. The 9VE has a much heavier trigger and this works better for me due to little to no feeling in my trigger finger. Oh yeah, I do own a C9 too. :)
 

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I have that exact same pistol and as I turned my RIA 1911 into the gunsmith for some customization while I am TDY, this is the weapon that I am going to be carrying for some time, until the 1911 is done.

I am interested in this thread, as the only holster I have for my Sigma is a tact drop thigh holster, and that's no good for CCW unless I wear a trench coat. :wink:

Oh, the 1911 is getting a new Wilson Combat trigger with all the buffing and blah blah, a feed ramp polish and ramped adjustable sights... That thing is gonna be SWEET when I get it back in Feb!!!
 

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Did you ever try out the Desantis Tuck-this? It isn't leather (ballistic nylon) but has many IWB configurations(high/low/cant etc). Mine should be coming in this week/early next. I will let you know how it turns out. Only costing me @30.
 

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FLA2760,

Those are some nice holsters, I have used Don Hume in the past and was very satisfied with them. I tested a few holsters at one of my local shops and didnt take to the IWB's too well with the full sized 9VE. I did pick up two holsters though and am very happy with them.

The first holster is a Fobus HK1 paddle, it is designed to fit the 9VE and works like a charm. I really like Fobus holsters so didnt expect any problems with it at all. Price was good too at $19.95.

Holster two is produced by a holster maker here in SC called McKinnon Holsters. It is a 3/4 molded belt slide and I really do like this holster as much as I do the Fobus, this is why I bought both holsters. LOL. Price for the McKinnon was $34 and some change after tax but its well worth it.

Below are some pic's I had my 9yr old take today with me wearing both holsters and the 9VE.

Pic #1 Fobus HK1, S&W 9VE and McKinnon slide


Pic #2 Wearing the Fobus1


Pic #3 Wearing the Fobus2


Pic #4 Wearing the McKinnon1


Pic #5 Wearing the McKinnon2


Pic #6 Concealing the 9VE with the McKinnon


I took another pic with me concealing the 9VE with the Fobus HK1 holster but there was absolutely no difference in the print, so I didnt post it. I normally were jeans and tshirts so this is how I dress most of the time. The 9VE does show a little print from the rear but that is not a problem in SC, the main thing is that 80% of the actual weapon is concealed and it is secure on my waist for everyday activities.

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LMAO! That's rfh's Shrek shirt... i think he could easily conceal any firearm he wishes to, and not any bad printing either.
 

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Glad you found something you like :)
I had a fobus for my glock 19 and always liked them as well.
(I am selling to my brother so that holster will go with it- I like the Taurus 24/7 pro better) I'm still waiting on the desantis for my Ruger, so no report on it's comfort yet. :(
 

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Hey RFH, how much was that Fobus holster? I like that one, but the McKinnon looks really SWEET!

Nice find my friend!
 

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FLA2760,

Those are some nice holsters, I have used Don Hume in the past and was very satisfied with them. I tested a few holsters at one of my local shops and didnt take to the IWB's too well with the full sized 9VE. I did pick up two holsters though and am very happy with them.

The first holster is a Fobus HK1 paddle, it is designed to fit the 9VE and works like a charm. I really like Fobus holsters so didnt expect any problems with it at all. Price was good too at $19.95.
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Gee, i wonder the same thing. :lol:
 

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any holster that fits a S&W M&P will fit a sigma in it!
 

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I have heard alot of good stuff about the CrossBreed super tuck http://www.crossbreedholsters.com/beltslide.html There are little video demos on their site showing it in action. They also make several other styles of holsters and they also make tuckable IWB magazine holders. Not the cheapest by far at $65.50 but it looks like a quality product.
 

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Strangerous, you caught me skimming again!!!!


You suck! :lol: :D


Oh and RFH, why didn't you include your face in the picture? Were you worried we'd get all scared and run screamin'? :wink:
 

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Yeah, he's a scary lookin' booger... trust me.
 

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Blackhawk makes an excellent paddle that can be worn on either side and has adjustable cant. i own several of their products and have not been disappointed in the least.
 

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I'm definitely gonna get the fobus paddle holster for my Sigma 40 cal. I'm sick of wearing a shoulder rig.
 
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