M&P Monday: Week Twenty-Nine

10-Nov-08 – 23:33 by ToddG

56,383 rounds
2 stoppages, 0 malfunctions, 2 parts breakages

As we told you last time, this past week involved no shooting of the M&P9 Torture Test gun. Therefore, there isn’t a whole lot to report.

I personally carried the gun while driving over 2,200 miles in five days. It rode in one of two appendix holsters the entire time: the excellent AIWB Looper kydex holster from Custom Carry Concepts (pictured left) half the time, and a prototype Garrity’s Gunleather AIWB holster (which we cannot show you yet) the other half of the time.

Both holsters were plenty comfortable during the long drives, and both provided good concealment. While the debate between kydex and leather will rage on forever — and both have their advantages — it’s great to see that either option is becoming available for those who want a really well designed appendix holster.

We mentioned last week that the test gun had developed some surface corrosion. The problem has not returned. Even being subjected to some fairly wet (and freezing cold) conditions during a surprise blizzard in Bismarck, ND didn’t cause any new spots to appear.

This week we promise to get back on schedule with the test-firing portion of the project. Look forward to some heavy duty shooting and a full report next Monday.

Train hard & stay safe! ToddG

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  1. 7 Responses to “M&P Monday: Week Twenty-Nine”

  2. Any news about the Pistol-Training limited edition M&P?

    By Rodrigo on Nov 11, 2008

  3. Any update on the AIWB holsters you’ve been testing?

    By Rick P on Nov 28, 2008

  4. Rick P — Still haven’t received the new Garrity prototype hopefully it will be finished this month. I did just receive another prototype (from another kydex company) which I’m playing with. I don’t have permission from them to post details or pics yet, sorry.

    By ToddG on Dec 4, 2008

  5. Have you got the revised prototype from Garrity yet? If so how are the new adjustments??


    By Jojo on Jan 5, 2009

  6. Jojo — I’m afraid not. Things got held up over the holidays. We’re hoping to see something soon, though.

    By ToddG on Jan 5, 2009

  7. AIWB “while driving over 2,200 miles in five days” – Has anyone gone AIWB while riding Bicycle? If so, what style/size gun?

    By Troydobe on Jul 23, 2009

  8. They should test a 1911! Either a SR1911 or a SW1911…

    By bob on Jan 15, 2012

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