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Old January 20, 2019, 10:12 AM   #1
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Bought an M&P 2.0 compact

Pretty happy about this new gun. I bought it NIB on auction for $350 so with my FFL transfer and shipping it comes to about $400. My local Cabelas sells them for about $530 and Fleet Farm has them on sale for about $480 so I think I did pretty well.

Online gun buys are pretty hit and miss for me. That FFL transfer fee and shipping can really eat up the cost difference to a point where it's not always worthwhile.

Already eyeing up an Apex trigger kit and some trijicon HD night sights. I have the holsters already that should work from my M&P9 I recently sold to a friend but I can't help but eye up new holsters too.

Just sharing because I thought it was a sweet deal.
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Old January 20, 2019, 10:15 AM   #2
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It was a good deal ! I have an assortment of them and I'm really happy after just adding the Apex to them.
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Old January 20, 2019, 10:58 AM   #3
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Ive been using a 2.0 compact as my EDC and teaching gun for about a year now.

Its a keeper.

Id suggest shooting it a bit before spending the cash on an Apex trigger. I have 4 of the 1.0(?) M&P’s. All of those have Apex FSS kits in them. The 2.0 did not need ANY trigger work.

Im a trigger snob, grew up on 1911’s and have owned a number of custom ones. The 2.0 is the ONLY pistol ive ever owned and was happy with the trigger (as a carry gun) out of the box.
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Old January 20, 2019, 11:49 AM   #4
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That's interesting, I have a shield 9mm with the Apex in it already I really enjoyed shooting although I don't carry it anymore. I found the mag dropped when I'd draw it from my IWB holster. (left handed) You make a good point, I wish I had the money back from the shields trigger nowadays.

I've never had a major issue with my M&P9c's trigger. I know my full sized before I sold it though was absolutely mushy and gritty like pig poop.

I'm not against saving money though. Maybe I'll put 1000 rounds through it first before I make any decision's.

I like doing sights and triggers at the same time on these guns because the plunger requires the the sight to come off anywho. So I'll wait on that mod too.
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Old January 20, 2019, 12:19 PM   #5
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$400 does seem like a pretty good deal on that! Well done.
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Old January 20, 2019, 03:44 PM   #6
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Love my M&P 9c. It's my edc.

Of course I bought it about a week before the 2.0 were released, but wouldn't get rid of it at this time.

Plus it was $375 put the door at a local shop

Great gun.
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Old January 20, 2019, 07:09 PM   #7
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I don't think the 2.0 version needs a trigger upgrade. I like it out of the box just fine.
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Old January 20, 2019, 08:06 PM   #8
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Brownell's ran a special several months ago for $349 plus free shipping and $50 rebate; so same good deal. Now, there seems to be a fire sale on black plastic guns with prices dropping on many models.
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Old January 21, 2019, 09:45 AM   #9
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I haven't noticed to many killer deals on the 2.0's but I've definitely noticed the older models going for dang near the same price as used in a lot of cases.

Granted I don't browse to many gun retailers sites, I like to casually lowball bid hundreds of times on gunbroker and lose 99% of the time and occasionally get lucky.
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Old January 21, 2019, 11:00 AM   #10
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I got one last year and really like it. I find it a little large for EDC but it's fine under a sweatshirt or jacket, it's a really sweet shooter and I agree about the stock trigger being totally fine - it's quite a bit better than the one on my original Shield (which I find tolerable). I took advantage of the $50 S&W rebate last summer so I was out the door for about $360 including shipping/transfer which I thought was a great deal.

I about had myself convinced to buy G19 but I really preferred the way the 2.0C felt in hand and the fact that it was quite a bit cheaper was a nice bonus.
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