M&P decision

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    M&P decision

    I have a little bit of a dilemma and I'm hoping you guys, and girls, can help me make a decision. I'm in the market for a new pistol as I currently only have a XD9sc and Sigma. I'd like a larger pistol for some fun at the range, but looking at M&P's also has me thinking about changing my EDC.

    To clear things up a little, I'm looking at the 4" or 5" M&P for range fun and home defense, while I'm looking at the M&Pc to replace the XD9sc for EDC.
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    I love my M&P 40, ifs a very soft shooter and pretty
    accurate, it's no 1911 though. I have carried mine a few times but I find it a little thick for IWB. I perfer single stacks for IWB. I currently have a little over 2000 rounds threw it and it has been very reliable. Out of all of my pistols if the zombies were comming it's the one I would grab, it always goes bang, it has good capacity, and I can hit targets accuratly out to 40 yards if pressed.

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    I'd drop the XD like a bad habit and buy the M&P's if that is what you like. It makes more sense to have the same platform as a carry gun, range gun and HD gun.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I'd drop the XD like a bad habit and buy the M&P's if that is what you like. It makes more sense to have the same platform as a carry gun, range gun and HD gun.
    Kind of what I was thinking. You may be seeing an XD up for sale soon...
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIXTO View Post
    I'd drop the XD like a bad habit and buy the M&P's if that is what you like. It makes more sense to have the same platform as a carry gun, range gun and HD gun.
    exactly what i thought when i sold my xd for my M&P.

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    M&P9c = 3.5" barrel
    M&P9 = 4.25"
    M&P9 "Pro" = 5"

    I'd take the 4.25" barrel.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AZ Hawk View Post
    M&P9c = 3.5" barrel
    M&P9 = 4.25"
    M&P9 "Pro" = 5"

    I'd take the 4.25" barrel.
    I need the compact grip due to my size. I can't conceal a full size grip. The real debate is the M&P9 in 4.25" or 5" for range fun and home defense.
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    I enjoy my M&P9 Compact at the range as well as being my carry gun. Its really the perfect balance. I have fired a .40 larger size, and I found it OK for range shooting, and OK as a duty weapon for an officer(which it was) I wouldn't carry it.

    I would keep the XD though, I like XDs, and I wish I had never sold my XD45.

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    I have both the M&P 9C and the mid size .45 M&P, I love both guns and both are great shooters. I don't think you will be disappointed, if you got them.

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    M&P 45 in the series? Not being a caliber nazi but I've got one and I really like it. Shot the first 5 rounds (NIB) better than a 1991A1 that I've had forever.
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    Get the M&P40 full size!

    My M&P40 is my go to gun. I own five M&P's, but my M&P40 full size gets the most range and carry time.

    My M&P Stable:
    M&P40 FS
    M&P357 FS
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    M&P9 Pro Series (x2)



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    I'd do the same platform for edc and range practice/fun.

    My range gun would be the larger frame in 9 mm as it is cheaper to shoot and easier on the recoil. I call this the "camping" gun - for comfortable carry OWB on the trails or around the house where concealability is not paramount, and to shoot lots at the range or in classes where you won't go broke or hurt your hand.

    My carry gun ( I call it the "grocery store" gun) would be the hotter/bigger (.40 or .45) in the smaller handle for easier concealability. IWB holster, shoot enough to stay proficient, and you already practice the action with your camping/range gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cammo girl View Post
    I'd do the same platform for edc and range practice/fun.

    My range gun would be the larger frame in 9 mm as it is cheaper to shoot and easier on the recoil. I call this the "camping" gun - for comfortable carry OWB on the trails or around the house where concealability is not paramount, and to shoot lots at the range or in classes where you won't go broke or hurt your hand.

    My carry gun ( I call it the "grocery store" gun) would be the hotter/bigger (.40 or .45) in the smaller handle for easier concealability. IWB holster, shoot enough to stay proficient, and you already practice the action with your camping/range gun.
    I would get a .40 but I am comfortable carrying a 9mm. I makes reloading much simpler too. As it stands I reload for 9mm and .223. I really don't want to add another caliber to the mix so whatever I get will be 9mm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reyno2ac View Post
    I need the compact grip due to my size. I can't conceal a full size grip. The real debate is the M&P9 in 4.25" or 5" for range fun and home defense.
    Let me rephrase: Take the compact and the 4.25."
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