Smith & Wesson M&P 45

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    I have a 45c for about a year. Great carry weapon and very accurate. Depending on what slightly used is, with 2 extra mags, that's not a bad price around here. Maybe the buyer has a couple boxes of ammo they can through into the deal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redbeardsong View Post
    Is that the M&P45c? The triggers seem better on newer ones, but don't have the nice reset of the glock triggers. That being said, I really want one!

    yes, its a 45C. Trigger reset is not an audible "click" like a Glock, but I never noticed until I came here and read all the complaints.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zonker1986 View Post
    yes, its a 45C. Trigger reset is not an audible "click" like a Glock, but I never noticed until I came here and read all the complaints.

    I've long thought that was the perfect sized weapon for carry. I wish they would make that frame size in a 9mm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redbeardsong View Post
    I've long thought that was the perfect sized weapon for carry. I wish they would make that frame size in a 9mm.
    I agree. Smith & Wesson makes the M&P Full size and the Compact in 9mm.....these are pretty close the the Glock 17 and Glock 26 in size. A mid size 9mm comparable to a Glock 19 in 9mm
    would be primo.
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    I've got 3 M&Ps and don't think any of the triggers are in the 7+ pound range. However, $500 seems a bit high for used, even with the magazines. Many people buy the magazines for $40+ each not realizing that they're fairly easily found for around $22 each.

    For me, they'd have to come down a chunk on the pricing. I realize the .45 costs a little more than the other calibers, but I paid $450 for my last used M&P, and that included 3 holsters, a light, and a bunch of ammo. So if it's something you're not already interested in, I'm not seeing a lot of draw for you, and I'm becoming an M&P addict.

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    Just being curious I measured and got 4 1/4 lbs on this 45c trigger. That's a definitely on the light side, IMO, for a carry weapon--and scary light after shooting a double action. This with all standard springs except the heavier 'MA Compliant' sear spring.

    What I believe makes the larger reduction in weight is a change to the contour of the sear. At least on my stock sear, it's shaped so it has to overcome a bit of striker pressure--naturally. The ever-so-slight 'flattening' of that curvature quickly reduces that preload, no spring changes required. I think the Apex sear is still about $25, and by polishing the trigger bar, back edge of the sear and the striker face--you can get the weight down and smoothness up without much fuss.



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    I'm very impressed with my 45c so far, but in all fairness I've only had it about 3 weeks and only have 100 rounds downrange with it. I paid right around $600 for the gun, shipping, FFL fees, background check, and an extra magazine, so I'd say that $500 for the gun and 4 magazines is a pretty good price depending on how "lightly used" it is.
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    interesting, S&W lists that trigger at 7lbs....typo?

    I couldn't get him any lower then 500, I think I woulda popped if he'd said 450-475...I think ill just keep looking. but now seeing it compared to a G19, I think it might of been a nice carry gun, but I don't carry the 19 due to it being a little big.

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    Quote Originally Posted by vanagonnuts View Post
    interesting, S&W lists that trigger at 7lbs....typo?

    I couldn't get him any lower then 500, I think I woulda popped if he'd said 450-475...I think ill just keep looking. but now seeing it compared to a G19, I think it might of been a nice carry gun, but I don't carry the 19 due to it being a little big.
    As I have mentioned, I currently have three of them and have owned more in the past. Not one of them were 7 pounds out of the box.
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    I don't know what the trigger pull on mine is but I have no issues with it. The more it is shot the better it gets.



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    I bought the M&P .45, mid size.

    $450 at G & R Tactical's website.

    I wasn't a fan of the stock trigger, so I went with the DCAEK; highly recommend it

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