Second Range Trip S&W M&P40

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    Second Range Trip S&W M&P40

    Just wanted to make sure the "new" was worn off of my M&P 40. Well, the first trip was not a fluke, this piece is deadly accurate and easy to handle. I really tried not to like this gun, I am an OLD Ruger man. Loved my P94. First trip to the range was impressive, for me. But, I figured it might just be a case of, well, I spent that much money, I had best like this gun. Not the case at all. Second range trip was more impressive than the first. I found myself shooting at the dividing line between squares on the target. The biggest surprise, I could easily hit it??? Go figure. This gun handles sweet. Feels good in my hand, easy to point, easy to aim. Recoil is much lighter than my old Ruger. The M&P40 took about 200 rounds to start hurting my wrist. Gun just feels natural, if you know what I mean. It feels like an extension of my index finger, it just shoots wherever I point it, might sound strange to some, but, some will understand. Yep, this is a keeper. I have about 700 rounds through it, ZERO failures, ZERO hangups, gun performs flawlessly.
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    "Second Range Trip S&W M&M40"

    You may want to change the thread title unless you've got a Smith and Wesson that shoots candy coated chocolate.

    Glad you like you're M&P. Everyone who gets one seems to like it.

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    Glad to hear the M&P is quite a performer for you. I have yet to hold one, but I must admit, the discussion and hype behind them has made me a bit antsy to see what it feels like. Keep us posted on further range trips.

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    Thanks Blackeagle, I had not noticed the typo. It is a "sweet" shooting gun.
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    I Work at S&W at the range/store in Mass, and believe me not just because I work there out of all the firearms I have owned, the M&P hands down is the best for out of the box relibility, performance, and consistency. Second best (consistent holes) is my Sig 226, but what I usually choose when I go to the range is my M&P, just becasue I know if I am having one of thiose "bad days" the M&P 9 will make me feel better haha!

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    I have read only good things with the 40M&P. I'm glad it is working well for you and if I found one at the right price I would buy one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iodonnel View Post
    I Work at S&W at the range/store in Mass, and believe me not just because I work there out of all the firearms I have owned, the M&P hands down is the best for out of the box relibility, performance, and consistency. Second best (consistent holes) is my Sig 226, but what I usually choose when I go to the range is my M&P, just becasue I know if I am having one of thiose "bad days" the M&P 9 will make me feel better haha!
    Since you there, have you heard anything on how the M&Ps are selling? Heard rumour that Smith may not continue the line due to poor sales.
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    yes i have only heard and seen good things about this gun. you got a keeper.
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    Quote Originally Posted by iodonnel View Post
    I Work at S&W at the range/store in Mass, and believe me not just because I work there out of all the firearms I have owned, the M&P hands down is the best for out of the box relibility, performance, and consistency. Second best (consistent holes) is my Sig 226, but what I usually choose when I go to the range is my M&P, just becasue I know if I am having one of thiose "bad days" the M&P 9 will make me feel better haha!
    What a cool job!! I am jealous.
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    My son and I put a couple of boxes of ammo thru my M&P9 over the holidays, plinking out at the farm. He hadn't shot it before and was impressed. He said he liked it much better than the Glock 17 I traded for it. So far it's digested CCI Blazer Brass 115 FMJ, Fiocchi 115 JHP, and WW 115 JHP +P, all without a hitch.

    It's a keeper.

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    I will start another thread, but I have started customizing these fine pistols. I offer grip texturing (stippling), trigger work and customizing. They really are impressive pistols. Very accurate and reliable. And with a bit of work, they can run even better and the trigger pull can be dropped to near 3 lbs if desired with a break as nice as a 1911. But enough of that, this is not my thread. Congrats on a very nice pistol. The more I work on them, the more impressed I am.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyW View Post
    Since you there, have you heard anything on how the M&Ps are selling? Heard rumour that Smith may not continue the line due to poor sales.
    I have not heard that rumor. I really hope that it isn't true! I have not bought mine yet. Besides, they have not come out with the compact .40 cal version yet!

    With the number of threads that I have read where people have bought them and simply love them, I would be surprised if they are not selling well. Word of mouth alone should be doing a good job of selling them.
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    They would be insane to shut it down now, the gun is getting good press everywhere, if no serious problems come up, this gun will be a golden goose for them.

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    I have heard just the opposite about the sales. I bought mine at Academy and had to wait for their delivery truck to arrive. Their truck only had 2 M&P40's on it, Academy manager claimed they had a standing order Smith could not fill. That does not sound like slow sales to me???
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    I think they are selling like crazy. The counterman I bought mine from said S&W gave him an M&P 9 as a reward for selling 50 M&Ps in a month.

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