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Old January 8, 2013, 05:23 PM   #1
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Can you talk me out of it?

I'm kinda thinking of getting a Smith @ Wesson M & P compact in 40 S@W.

I already have a Bersa UC Pro in that caliber. And the only other auto I have (I'm a revolver guy) is a 380. I don't really want another caliber to reload for, so I really want to stick with the 40 S@W.

As far as what gun to choose, the M & P compact felt good in my hand. Like I said, I'm a revolver guy and I've never really handled or fired a wide range of autos. Do you think I would regret this choice?

Thank you for taking the time to give me your opinions and advice
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Old January 8, 2013, 05:24 PM   #2
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nope i can not
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Old January 8, 2013, 05:28 PM   #3
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Just DO IT!

It's a great weapon, and if it feels good in your hand, DO IT!
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Old January 8, 2013, 05:37 PM   #4
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Lets be honest, you don't really want to be talked out of it. And this environment you are much more Likely to be talked into buying it. I for one say buy it!
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Old January 8, 2013, 05:49 PM   #5
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As long as you are getting one you should get two so the other one won't be lonely. Besides you will need a spare for shooting after the other one gets dirty.
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Old January 8, 2013, 06:50 PM   #6
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Just do it. I live my M&P .40 full size


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Old January 8, 2013, 06:52 PM   #7
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Dont do it

You should buy it for me instead
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Old January 8, 2013, 07:53 PM   #8
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That's a good choice, but I'm going to try to save you some regret....

I might suggest though if you haven't handled a Walther PPS yet, go find one in .40 and see how you like it. They are damn nice guns and personally I like them better than the M&Ps. They handle like a compact and shoot like a full size. Their trigger is better than M&P as well.

If you try one and don't like it, by all means buy the M&P, you won't regret it. Just try the Walther on for size first or you might regret it.
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Old January 8, 2013, 08:04 PM   #9
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I have one... very reliable however for the money you could get a gun with a much better trigger.
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Old January 8, 2013, 08:04 PM   #10
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Don't let anyone tell you that you definitely won't regret buying an M&P because it's possible you could. I bought one, and some said "oh you'll love it" and guess what? Didn't love it, didn't even like it much compared to my other guns (Sig and Glock), and sold it after 1 month. Crummy, crummy trigger. And I'm not one that's interested in having to modify my guns (trigger kits, etc) to make them work the way I like.
So you never know.....

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Old January 8, 2013, 08:27 PM   #11
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I own the M&Pc .40 for carry, love it. Great shooting
gun, buy one!
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Old January 8, 2013, 08:29 PM   #12
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Never quite understood the trigger complaints,
I also have a .40 full sized M&P, and the triggers
have never bothered me. To each his own I guess?
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Old January 8, 2013, 08:29 PM   #13
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Its a great gun, better than a Glock IMO (and I own a Glock now).

I've owned both the M&P 9mm and 40 in full size before and they were excellent pistols. I've never understood how people complained about its factory trigger. It has no creep like XD's and no annoying scissor-type trigger safety like Glocks. 3 Interchangable backstraps and its fully ambidextrous even if you get the thumb safety. It also has a better slide finish than XD's and Glocks.

And it comes with Smith and Wesson's excellent lifetime warranty. Buy with confidence.
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Old January 8, 2013, 08:53 PM   #14
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It's easy....the trigger is terrible. Probably the worst trigger of all the polymer guns. Why do you hear that complaint so much if it isn't true?
Never mind.....doesn't matter.
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Old January 9, 2013, 04:59 PM   #15
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All I'm saying, that compared to other guns I own, I have no problem with the M&P trigger, O.K.?
If others want to hate it, then have at it. Works for me, maybe I just have a sick trigger finger to start with.
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Old January 9, 2013, 06:13 PM   #16
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I don't think you'd regret it. I love my M&P40c. The trigger
doesn't bother me at all. I carry mine in a DeSantis pocket
holster.
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Old January 9, 2013, 06:21 PM   #17
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You think you have problems? I'm thinking about buying a Glock 19.
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Old January 9, 2013, 06:41 PM   #18
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I am kinda in the same boat looking for reason not to get a XDm 45 compact. I am getting the 45 bug now and the XDm platform is a good one from what I have read and hear.

update: someone else sneaked in and bought that xdm before me and some other devious SOB bought the Sig 1911 that was option 1B. so I don't have to worry about explaining another gun purchase to the wifey this week.
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Old January 23, 2013, 04:28 PM   #19
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I got an M&P40c last year as a possible carry gun (I also have a SIG 229 and a Ruger SR40c for the purpose). The trigger was mushy compared to my others, but a lot of dry-firing either finally defined the break or I got used to it. That, together with no failures in an admittedly low round count, sees me keeping the gun.

What bugged me from the get-go are the stock three-dot sights. They are quite good with enough light, but self-defense is often undertaken in low-light or the dark.

I replaced the stock sights with XS Sight Systems' Big Dot Tritium Express. Lay that fast-acquired well-illuminated puppy on any threat within three yards and you are bound to hit it. That's the philosophy behind it.

But as experienced shooters almost uniformly say, if you can't hit your target 3 yards and in by simple point-shooting, you need to practice.

Moreover, the Big Dot was taking the fun out of shooting for me. I couldn't get a tight group at 10 yards, what with the enormous Big Dot covering what I was trying to hit. The Big Dot had turned my M&P40c into a dedicated self-defense gun. I'd lost the entertaining option of quick and precise shooting at paper.

Having put Trijicon's HD Night Sights on my SIG 229 and SIG 220, I see they are better suited to my needs than the Big Dot. I can find the smaller front sight in all light conditions, great for self-defense farther out than 3 yards, and never confuse that sight with the rear sight's barely noticeable two dots in daylight, or unnecessarily obscure a bullseye with a front sight too big.

I expect to like the result, but thought you might want to consider this aspect in your selection (although the date of my response is probably too late...).
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Old January 23, 2013, 04:32 PM   #20
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If it feels good in your hands and you want it, I can't see any reason to not get one other than the fact that the prices have sort of increases as of late and will probably come down in 6 months.
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Old January 23, 2013, 04:34 PM   #21
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Get it.
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Old January 23, 2013, 04:55 PM   #22
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The M&P is a quality handgun and I would never talk anyone out of getting one.
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Old January 23, 2013, 05:13 PM   #23
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Go for it!
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Old January 26, 2013, 01:27 PM   #24
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I hope he got it...wrong question to ask a bunch of gun lovers bub.
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