Strongly considering M&P .45 Compact- need opinions

Strongly considering M&P .45 Compact- need opinions

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    Strongly considering M&P .45 Compact- need opinions

    I carry a Glock 36 daily and the 30sf is by the bed. I am wanting another 45 of carrying size and I shot one of these at the range. It may not get carried a ton but I try to buy weapons I can easily carry if I want to. I was looking at a gen 4 G21 but it is just too big for me to conceal. I really like the feel of the weapon with the small insert on and the rail makes me happy if I want to put it on the nightstand. Anybody been carrying this for awhile want to share how they like it?
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    I have the full size and I love it. It's M&P boring reliable and accurate.
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    I have the 45 Compact and it has been great. Small, easy to conceal, feels great in the hand.

    There is one tiny criticism and it's not that big a deal. I got the model with the manual thumb safety, since I'm traditionally a 1911 guy. The safety will pop off if you so much as give it a mean look. I hear that you can get a new spring kit that gives it a more sure "snap," but it's not that big a deal.

    A great gun all around.
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    I have a 45 compact,when my 1911 was getting a trigger job I carried it for about 2 weeks,I'm planning on getting an Apex sear in the near future to give it a better trigger,over all it's a good shooter and my wife really likes it
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    I love mine

    Accurate
    Reliable
    Excellent ergos
    USA made

    Fits great in a crossbreed holster
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpringerXD View Post
    I have the 45 Compact and it has been great. Small, easy to conceal, feels great in the hand.

    There is one tiny criticism and it's not that big a deal. I got the model with the manual thumb safety, since I'm traditionally a 1911 guy. The safety will pop off if you so much as give it a mean look. I hear that you can get a new spring kit that gives it a more sure "snap," but it's not that big a deal.

    A great gun all around.
    Here's a thread on the M&P forum on how to easily make the thumb safety engagment/disengagement more positive.

    How I firmed up my manual safety. - MP-Pistol Index
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    I'd strongly recommend it. I've had one for about 10 - 11 months and find it very easy to carry IWB and has been 100% reliable with several brands of practice and SD ammo.

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    I had a M&P full size and I thought the recoil was the harshest of any .45 I've shot. As much as I like it otherwise, I traded it after the last time I shot it. Just too much sharp recoil, and bear in mind, I shoot a lot - I'm up to about 9850 rounds for the year, a good bit of that is .45 ACP, so I'm not recoil sensitive.
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    I'm getting it today if they have an FDE version in stock.
    Glock 36, 30SF, 31, 32, 21 Gen4 - Carry guns
    Ruger Mini-14 and Remington 870 by the bed both wearing Surefire lights.
    Always carry a knife-they are handy to have
    Always carry a reload-You probably won't need it but it is good insurance .
    Always carry a light- To see in the dark

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    I actually think the recoil is the MILDEST 45 I have shot.
    (Were you shooting the new +P 45 ammo?)


    I think it is near to a 9mm

    There is some "flex" in the M&P that absorbs some of the recoil
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    Quote Originally Posted by sgb View Post
    Here's a thread on the M&P forum on how to easily make the thumb safety engagment/disengagement more positive.

    How I firmed up my manual safety. - MP-Pistol Index
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    Well they dont have any in stock so I bought a Glock 21 g4. They have me on a list for when they get more.
    Last edited by Lyndo; October 25th, 2011 at 10:04 AM.
    Glock 36, 30SF, 31, 32, 21 Gen4 - Carry guns
    Ruger Mini-14 and Remington 870 by the bed both wearing Surefire lights.
    Always carry a knife-they are handy to have
    Always carry a reload-You probably won't need it but it is good insurance .
    Always carry a light- To see in the dark

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lyndo View Post
    Well they dont have any in stock so I bought a Glock 21 g4. They have me on a list for when they get morr.
    your original post said you wanted a .45 for carry......a G21?? You lied....you just wanted another .45...and you got one of the best. Congrats.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zonker1986 View Post
    your original post said you wanted a .45 for carry......a G21?? You lied....you just wanted another .45...and you got one of the best. Congrats.
    Who says you can't carry a G21?
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