Smith and Wesson M&P 45

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  1. Ash E Larry

    Ash E Larry God [email protected] I love me!

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    Do any of you own this gun, have shot this gun, etc?

    Would love to know your thoughts regarding this handgun.
     
  2. Protectandserve

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    Shot it. I enjoy the M&P series and may pick one up soon. Possibly the shield or the 9C. Just be sure to get one without the magazine disconnect safety. That thing sucks.

    A lot of our cops carry the Shield in 40 S&W as an off duty gun.

    Edit:Nevermind forgot your in CA too. Looks like your stuck with the mag disconnect safety. I would pick one up soon because I believe that S&W is dropping off the CA list of approved guns soon.
     
  3. mb23100

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    Yeah nice gun....trigger pull about the same as my xd if i remember correctly....nice gun especially for the price
     
  4. SamboPunch

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    My brother has one and I've shot it a few times.

    I don't know much about guns but it felt pretty powerful and I was still able to hit my target dead on so it felt really accurate as well. Probably a terrible description but I liked it.
     
  5. Higus

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    I hate the M&P standard triggers, but those can be swapped out and they'll shoot better. The question is if you want to spend $100 to do it or just get a gun you like better.
     
  6. Ash E Larry

    Ash E Larry God [email protected] I love me!

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    Looks like i am headed to youtube to find out wtf this magazine disconnect safety is.

    Thanks for the info everyone.
     
  7. Protectandserve

    Protectandserve Red Belt

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    In the M&P, its a small lever that comes down when the mag is out. When that lever is down the gun cannot fire even if a round is chambered.

    I just think it is a useless little additional piece to fail but it is required by CA in pistols that weren't on the list after a certain date.
     
  8. jericksen5

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    I've run around 100 rounds thru one when I was considering buying one. Love the way the M&P fits in my hand, but fuck was it the absolute mushiest trigger ever. I really wanted to like the gun but the trigger turned me away. My LGS let me pull the trigger on the 3 new ones he had in stock, and same story. Like someone said, APEX apparently makes a nice trigger kit, but at the added cost, I would just buy a Glock 21 or 30.
     
  9. cwingwvwc

    cwingwvwc Blue Belt

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    Same here. I have one and hate the trigger. Some people like it, I can't stand it.
     
  10. Zap

    Zap It's clobberin' time.

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    You can't go wrong with an m&p45.
    Good 45acp polymer framed alternatives are the springfield xd45, glock 21sf and
    Fnh fnx45.
     
  11. superking

    superking Poet — Traveler — Soldier of Fortune

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    I have the M&P40. I've put 500 rounds through it so far, not one hiccup.

    I purchased it back in late February/early March, and it's the first pistol I've ever owned. I don't know much about the nuances of different triggers, but when I squeeze it the gun fires. So, I'm happy with it.
     
  12. ironwolf

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    I personally hate the M&P, the triggers are horrible and even with APEX kits in them they are marginal at best.
     
  13. Broken arrow

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    I have 1000 rounds through my M&P 9mm. I love it, never had a problem. I'm planning on the trigger upgrade soon but over all it's a great gun
     

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