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Old March 31, 2013, 01:45 PM   #1
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M&P 9mm, getting one, opinions please?

Been shooting an M&P 9L aganist a Glock 17 and finally decided to get the standard version. For those who actually have one, I've read alot and I'm not too sure what's real performance and what's rumor, so how is the reliability, accuracy, etc. This will be a 'night stand' gun that the wife can shoot. Thanks
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Old March 31, 2013, 02:16 PM   #2
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I'm in Miami too. What's happening brother?!

I have a G17 and M&P 9. Both are great guns.

What I like better about the M&P..It manages to make recoil on 9mm even lighter than it already is.

What I like better about my Glock..It manages to actually have a audible trigger reset. Which I prefer.

In other ways to look at it though?

Camaro and Mustang.
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Old March 31, 2013, 03:36 PM   #3
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The new M&Ps I have bought, both dated March of this year, have both audible and tactile resets. I think the new models have some improvements that show some notable improvements. I have really become a fan and prefer them in every way over the competing Glocks.
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Old March 31, 2013, 03:42 PM   #4
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My newest ones have been very reliable and very very accurate out of the box. Just yesterday my friend, his first day shooting my M&P 9c, shot the center 2" of a target out at 10 yds. And this is a 3.5" barrel.

Now to be fair I have one in queue to S&W for ejection issues. I won't claim their products are flawless. But neither is Block these days. And S&W service is hard to beat.
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Old March 31, 2013, 04:02 PM   #5
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An M&P 9 4.25" was my first gun and after taking classes with it, competing with it, and generally running it hard I have zero complaints. It's been a great gun.
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Old April 1, 2013, 08:06 AM   #6
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It's great, I've not felt the need for a more noticeable reset, I find it hard to short stroke a .3" reset unless you're only other gun is a PPQ

Recoil is very light, the trigger pull is far better than glocks, it's relatively slim (I can IWB with no issue). Have a few thousand through mine with no issues.
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Old April 1, 2013, 08:09 AM   #7
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One of the best reasons to buy an M&P is you get to put in the Apex trigger kit. Why would you care what the stock trigger is like?
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Old April 1, 2013, 09:36 AM   #8
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Inside action...

One little tidbit for a new M&P series pistol owner;

Bear in mind, that S&W paints the pistol spring/guide rod. Blue-green-yellow etc.

I tore my new, unfired 9x19mm apart & saw the painted spring, .
It wont damage/harm the M&P and is a factory-production issue.
I soaked it in LPX, www.mpro7.com & was concerned but its no big deal; .

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Old April 1, 2013, 09:58 AM   #9
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Why would you worry about paint? A number of manufacturers paint springs to code them for caliber, Sig and HK to name a few.
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Old April 1, 2013, 10:34 AM   #10
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*M&Ps are relatively easy to dissassemble.
*They are decent out of the box with decent to good accuracy (there used to be issues) and a stiff trigger that smoothes out grittiness after about 400 rounds. Its stiff but has a nice release once thats achieved.
*Stainless steel slide, barrel, and some key internals. This is more of a big deal in a humid location.
*Good sized sights (no ever seems to talk about that)
*Very customizable if you want to go that route. You can get: a swath of differing sights; trigger work or kits to reduce the pull down to 2lbs if you want; competition barrels; smiths who work on the outside to change its texture for you; and probably a bunch more. Its not to the level of Glock, but not far off.
*Made in the USA. This is important for some people.
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Old April 1, 2013, 10:45 AM   #11
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Yeah..I'm thinking about making my new M&P a race gun >.<
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Old April 1, 2013, 04:06 PM   #12
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Paint job; TFL, David Bowie(the cop not the rock star)...

It was just paint. TFL helped clear up my concern.

For custom work, add ons, see; www.BowieTacticalConcepts.com .

Working SWAT cop & top rated gunsmith; David Bowie is known for M&P custom work.

I'd suggest the Trijicon M&P 3 dot night sights(HD).

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I'd suggest the Trijicon M&P 3 dot night sights(HD).
I love those sights. Having a hard time finding them though. Or at least for less than $180 for the orange outline.
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Old April 1, 2013, 04:39 PM   #14
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M&P 9mm, getting one, opinions please?

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Been shooting an M&P 9L aganist a Glock 17 and finally decided to get the standard version. For those who actually have one, I've read alot and I'm not too sure what's real performance and what's rumor, so how is the reliability, accuracy, etc. This will be a 'night stand' gun that the wife can shoot. Thanks
Please do a search. This is probably the second most popular pistol on this website.
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Old April 1, 2013, 09:42 PM   #15
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M&P 9mm, getting one, opinions please?

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It was just paint. TFL helped clear up my concern.

For custom work, add ons, see; www.BowieTacticalConcepts.com .

Working SWAT cop & top rated gunsmith; David Bowie is known for M&P custom work.

I'd suggest the Trijicon M&P 3 dot night sights(HD).

CF


Yes sir! Have got them on all my Glocks. Waiting for my new slide and barrel from Glock. Should be here soon and on these babies go!
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Old April 2, 2013, 11:01 PM   #16
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Re: M&P 9mm, getting one, opinions please?

Consider a compact, can use full size mags as well.
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Old April 3, 2013, 04:33 AM   #17
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M&P 9mm, getting one, opinions please?

I've had an M&P9c for five years now. I'm VERY pleased with this model. As noted above, the trigger on some might be a little stiff at first, but smooths out very nicely after a couple hundred rounds. I also had an M&P45 fullsize. Nice pistol, but I definitely prefer the 9c. Matter of fact, I traded the 45 a couple of years back for a nice Colt Govt 1911. I doubt I'd ever consider selling/trading the 9c.
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