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I'm a recent member to the forum, this is my first posting, and I made my first purchase today!

After reading so many opinions and information on what gun I should get for a daily carry/conceal it was very confusing to say the least.

My wife and I recently had a 101 training class in preparation for our CHL classes and it didn't take long before I was hooked on reading everything I could about what gun I should get. My instructor was kind enough to let me practice shooting with a H&K P30 9mm which was like butter - very little recoil, accurate, a great gun. When I told my brother who happens to be a cop what I was thinking about buying he recommended nothing less than a .40. That led to more reading about 9mm vs. .40 so I had to take a step back again with so much info running through my head.

After numerous calls to my instructor who has 19 guns (14 H&K's) I asked him what his daily carry is - a H&K 40 Compact. He was kind enough to let me shoot his Compact 40 and again I was hooked. For those of you that are reading threads and were having the same thoughts on 9mm vs. .40, or recoil between the two guns, etc. - this is a great gun that fits me and I would urge you to try to shoot both if possible. I read that time and time again from most members off here so I don't think you can go wrong with either choice. I picked my Compact 40 up today and now I need some advice from those of you that carry this as your daily conceal gun. What type of holsters do you recommend or ones that you are currently using?

The guy behind the counter today was kind enough to show me the H&K 45 - drool, drool - my next purchase when Momma isn't around!

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

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Comp-Tac makes nice kydex and for leather, I prefer Occidental Stronghold or High Noon. If you notice, this is custom holsters without a wait. But yet, you pay for the speed of delivery. Nice pick up on the new piece, you did good. Lots of haters on here regarding the .40 and I am not one of them. I have a USPc .40 in stainless along with a P30S .40.
 

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Just realized I should have posted in the holster section - sorry guys.

Thanks for the info - the OC & HN have some great looking leather holsters. How do they hold up to humidity and heat?
 

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There are even more holster options than firearm options. That alone, paired with your experiences in choosing a firearm should tell you what to expect.

Just like the firearms, there is no single holster that is perfect for everyone. If there were, there wouldn't be such a competitive market. In fact, I have three different holsters for one gun.
 

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where the holster section?... sorry i cant find it. i got a brand new hk uspc .40 too!!! 500 rounds through no problems! unlike that glock19gen4 that i had that jammed with the first ten shots.
 

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Another vote for Comp-tac. They are a very stable company that make a lot of good holster options that just plain work. Great customer service and they will build and ship your holster fast. 30 day trial period and if you don't like it, return it with no hassle. I have pretty much gone with Comp-tac for all my carry as cost and standardization with multiple pistols favor that. Just received two holsters and two mag carriers for my new HK P2000 yesterday from Comp-tac. Bill
 

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I have a neighbor who owns a local ammo shop so I'll be stopping by his store this week. Is it normal to be thinking about your next gun purchase already???
 
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