As someone that carries concealed on a regular basis this past summer was challenging. Currently my carry sidearm is a Smith & Wesson M&P9 full sized 9mm. My regular Fobus holster does not do well to help conceal the M&P when dressed in shorts and a t-shift. I recently received an Aegis “Shield” Hybrid holster supplied by Aegis Armory.
I buddy of mine – lets call him “Rick” had told me about the Aegis Hybrid and spoke very highly of it. Upon receiving the holster I was very impressed with the fit and finish. I also discovered something I had forgotten about: I love the smell of leather. My Hybrid is composed of a combination of leather and Kydex. What is pretty cool about the Aegis Hybrid is that it can be worn either inside the pants – or outside.
Being that I am going for maximum concealability I have opted for carrying inside the pants. That leather backing really feels good against the skin compared to cold, hard plastic. I have tried securing the holster via a combination of the metal clips and belt slots – and also with just the metal clips. My preference: Just the metal clips. Why? Just quicker and felt extremely secure.
Over the past several weeks I have carried the M&P quite a lot. During working hours the holster and pistol laid secured in my Jeep. After work and all day on the weekends it has rested on my hip – with comfort. Walking around, sitting, going to the movies, grocery shopping, visiting neighbors, and driving – most of the time I forgot it was even there. Remember – this is a full size pistol. I would imagine with a compact it would be even better.
Did I have any problems? Just one: One of the metal clips loosened up a bit. A few turns of a phillips head screwdriver and it was returned back to original. I see this as a pretty minor issue so easily rectified.
I have been talking about the the holster and how well it rides in a very secure state. Now about the pistols fit and securement.
The Kydex conforms to the M&P extremely well. The M&P enters the holster and “snaps” into place securely. To draw the pistol a purposeful tug is required – but nothing excessive. I would have no problem running with this holster – my gun is not going to fall out.
I am very impressed with the Aegis Hybrid holster and would recommend it for all looking for a comfortable….and affordable concealment holster.
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