S&W M&P Q-Series Stealth Holster Announcement SHOT Show 2015

| January 27, 2015 | 5 Comments

The Q-Series Stealth holster is my favorite holster of all time. I reviewed the first generation model in October 2014, and reviewed the much improved Gen 2 model in December. It’s my daily carry holster now, and it houses my RMR-equipped Glock G19 for 12 – 16 hours a day almost every day.

I can sit, jump, throw the 8-year old in the air, and do kettlebell swings without a problem. It conceals great, and despite the very low ride height did not effect my speed or drawstroke in recent force on force classes. I’ve run it in a few live-fire courses as well, and was always able to reholster my pistol safely and without looking.

We were excited to get some time with Gary Quesenberry. He’s the founder of Q-Series, LLC, Army veteran, Top Shot All Star, and currently employed at Homeland Security. He’s also one of the few people in the world to hold the “Triple Nickle.”

Q-Series is coming out with a version for the popular S&W M&P series. Just like the Glock version, one holster will fit every regular size-frame M&P out there. Also just like the Glock line, you’ll have to buy a special holster for the Shield. Either way, it’s $39.99 and fully ambidextrous, just like the Glock version. It was made to be worn appendix (as Gary wears his), but it can also be configured to run on your strong side hip.

I strongly encourage you to pick up the Stealth. It’s affordable and very versatile.


The Q-Series Web site lists the approximate release date for the S&W line as April, 2015. However, Gary expects to get the holsters ready for sale by late February / early March. If I were you, I’d pre-order.

Gary was kind enough to let us evaluate the Shield holster, which is still in the final prototype stage. I’m going to run it lefty for awhile and let you know how I like it.



About the Author:

Short Barrel Shepherd Short Barrel Shepherd is a regular guy and works to make Web sites and mobile apps easier for people to use. He spends his free time attending fight-focused firearm, knife, and combatives training, motorcycling, writing, and playing games. His daily carry is a Glock 19 pistol and an AR15 .300 Blackout pistol in a backpack.

5 Comments on "S&W M&P Q-Series Stealth Holster Announcement SHOT Show 2015"

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  1. David says:

    Now how do I get Gary to send me one? I wanna review this bad boy BADLY!

  2. kyle says:

    I got my shield holster in and I have been using it for about 2 weeks now.
    I like how minimal it is, and that it fully covers the trigger guard.
    I like the retention, and the clip makes putting it on and off very convenient.

    I have a couple issues, I wanted to see if you have them as well. If so how do you address them?

    I dislike how the clip interferes with getting a proper grip when drawing. Have you found a way to adjust it, or just overcome with practice?
    I am also weary of re holstering with out removing the holster from my belt, do you re holster in place?

    • Short Barrel Shepherd Short Barrel Shepherd says:

      Hi there!

      The clip on the Shield holster is a little bit different from the Stealth holster for the full size Glock (and presumably the full size M&P).

      I have found that the Shield is best drawn with the “squeeze” grip to help get the rest of my fingers in proper position.

      I only reholster with the Stealth still attached. It takes practice, I recommend using a practice gun first if you have one. I was going to do a “how to get used to your Stealth holster” video sometime this month.

      • kyle says:

        Thanks for the replies!

        I have been practicing rehoslters, during dry fire practice. I have yet to feel confident, but time/practice I guess is the answer.

        I was hoping I could adjust the clip, but it doesn’t look possible.
        Still the most comfortable holster I have for my shield.

  3. CR Williams says:

    I purchased two for Glocks and one for a full-size M&P that is my most recent purchase. I like that they fit closely to the body. Grip on draw is not affected with full-size pistols. Reholstering I had to work on but am now carrying using the Stealth. One possible hiccup is that when set up for left-side carry the Stealth covers the magazine release of a G26 at least, which precludes administrative reload procedures on that side.

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