The S&W M&P the second time around...

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    The S&W M&P the second time around...

    First let me say it's good to be back on DC again after many months of absence. I'll spare you the details, suffice it to say that wife and I have just been relieved of an intense care giver role that has gone on for about two years now in an ever increasing demand on time and energy. But, on to the subject...

    Some years ago I bought a S&W M&P 9mm auto. I ran about 2000 rounds through it, flawlessly I might add, and as an experiment, about 1800 of those were without cleaning it at all. The only maintenance I did was lube it before shooting it. It never faltered one time.

    Anyway, for some reason I stopped shooting it and began shooting other guns. Then, as things settled down toward the end around here, I took my M&P out to the range and fell in love with it!

    It is sweet to shoot, as accurate as it can be, and reliable as a hammer. Now, I'm thinking maybe I should get an M&P in 'the' caliber. That's becoming a real temptation.

    Is anybody gonna talk me outa this???
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    Nope, I don't think you'll find anyone other than the glock fanboys trying to talk you out of it. I say go for it and let us know how it goes. I have an M&P in both 9 and 40 and I love both of them. I have been thinking of picking up a .45 and would love to hear you like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangle View Post
    Now, I'm thinking maybe I should get an M&P in 'the' caliber. That's becoming a real temptation.

    Is anybody gonna talk me outa this???
    Not me, because I'm about to get an M&P Compact in "the" caliber!

    For those of you in Rio Linda, that's .45 ACP.

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    I have a good friend whose wife bought him a fullsize in 45. It is one of the better feeling fullsize modern combat handguns in .45 I have handled. I have seriously considered one for myself to get in to .45. It handles well, and balances and shoots very well. I do not think you would be disppointed at all.
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    I have the S&W 40 Sigma VE and now wish had gotten the 45 since I carried the 1911 in the Army. May have to seriously think about "the" gun in the future. The M&P is looking better all the time.

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    I have the M&P .45 in the mid-size, I love it, great shooter, very reliable. I don't think you will be disappointed.

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    Welcome back Tangle, big M&P fan here.

    All I can say is what are you waiting for?

    Pull the trigger on that 45!
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    You guys aren't helping a bit - if I didn't know better, I'd think you were trying to talk me into buying a M&P in 'the' caliber.

    What holsters do you like for this gun?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangle View Post
    You guys aren't helping a bit - if I didn't know better, I'd think you were trying to talk me into buying a M&P in 'the' caliber.

    What holsters do you like for this gun?
    Us? Here? Trying to talk someone into buying another gun?

    You surely must be mistaken.

    Welcome back, Tangle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangle View Post
    You guys aren't helping a bit - if I didn't know better, I'd think you were trying to talk me into buying a M&P in 'the' caliber.


    You should have posted this over on Glock Talk. Then you would get the help you seek.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tangle View Post
    You guys aren't helping a bit - if I didn't know better, I'd think you were trying to talk me into buying a M&P in 'the' caliber.

    What holsters do you like for this gun?
    I had a real nice holster made from Overland Gunleather, great quality and can't beat the prices.

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    Consider the M&P in 357 SIG.

    Easy conversion to 40 cal. and has less recoil than the .45 with deeper penetration.
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    I got the full size 45 and with that apex sear, it's my favorite shooter for sure.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C hawk Glock View Post
    I got the full size 45 and with that apex sear, it's my favorite shooter for sure.
    I hear ya on the sear, but are you talking about a carry kit or just a sear? Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by C hawk Glock View Post
    I got the full size 45 and with that apex sear, it's my favorite shooter for sure.
    Here, allow me to demonstrate my gross ignorance....

    What is an apex sear? I've heard that term before.

    EDIT: Never mind. I found it and it sounds nice.
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