New S&W M&P .40 Compact

New S&W M&P .40 Compact

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    New S&W M&P .40 Compact

    Hi All,
    I have seen the full sized M&P's before, but they were bigger than I was interested in, but they did appear to be a very nice gun. I have read all that I could find on the M&P guns and they sounded pretty interesting to me. This past Sunday, I made the mistake of going into a local shooting range and they had just received the M&P Compacts. I picked up the .40 and it was pretty much love at first feel!! It felt awesome in my hand!! So, I did something that I hope I will not regret, I went back in yesterday and traded in my Glock G27 for this gun . The only question still up in the air with these new M&P firearms, for me, is durability and reliability. I have talked with a couple of people who's opinions I respect very much and they think that they are awesome guns and will hold up well. The Glock was a great gun and has never given my a bit of trouble. I do not have the $$ to just go out and buy another gun, so this was the only way to do it. So far, I really like the M&P!!
    I got home too late last night to shoot the gun and it needed to be cleaned and lubed first anyway, so I spent the evening doing that. She is looking nice!!
    I live WAY OUT in the country, so this morning, I left home a bit early and drove up the road behind our house. Now I will admit to not shooting enough to be a real marksman and I could shoot ok with my Glock but not very impressive stuff. This morning I set a can up at about 30 ft and fired one off. First shot out of my new gun, I HIT THE CAN . Second shot, I hit the can . Third shot, I missed . I honestly am not sure I would have hit all three times with my Glock, and the M&P is still a brand new gun. I have read and can now see(feel) that the trigger is a bit gritty feeling. It sounds like that will go away in time and with rounds through the gun. Also, if I knew how, I could probably polish some parts and smooth it out. In the mean time, I have just been doing some dry firing to help work it out. There is noticeably less felt recoil with the M&P. It is still a snappy round, but it feels good. I am guessing here, but the better shooting and the recoil are probably due to a more ergonomic gun. The Glock is kind of like holding a brick
    I hope this report does not sound like I am knocking the Glock. I am not at all. I used to talk down about Glock until I bought one. I will not ever do that again. I think that the Glock is an outstanding gun with a very good track record. I will probably buy another one someday, if I get extra $$.
    I have spoken with Kevin at K&D Holsters and he is set up to make holsters for the M&P guns. He will have an order from me very soon!!
    So to close this, so far, I am extremely impressed with my new M&P .40 Compact. It is a great gun!! I will also admit that I like the part that says U.S.A!!
    Here are some pictures for you all. Thanks for reading.

    Ron






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    Those are some good looking handguns!
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    Nice lookin' weapon. I will have to look into it. I am looking for a compact. It says 40c on it isn't it supposed to be 40 s&w?

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    The "C" stands for Compact I would assume.

    Ron
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    "Finding a gun that fits you" , priceless. Glad ya like yer new pistol.
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    Congrats on the new pistol. They are a pure joy to shoot!!
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    Those M&P's look sharp.....I gotta check them out up close and personal during my next gun store/show visit.
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    Being a newbie I'm hesitant to add anything as I am really new to the handgun world. Saying that, as I do my online reading, it seems that S&W semi autos fell into disfavor for awhile but are making a comeback. If nothing else, they are more reasonable. Went to the S&W forum and found, of course, lots of praise. I do know that the first Glock I shot was a 27 and "limp wristing" was supposed to be the culprit for jamming every fourth round though it has not happened with any other of the pistols I have shot. I'd really like to shoot that compact but have not found it available in our town...yet.

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    Nice. I'm glad the 40c has come out now.
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    Thanks for the comments all. All I can say is that so far, I am extremely pleased with this gun .

    Ron
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    NOOOOOO ... I know my next gun purchase but the budget says it isn't going to be soon :-(

    So, just to help everyone into my boat, Crimson Trace now makes laser grips for the M&P
    http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/486/lg660oy3.jpg
    For MN specific carry information and a great shooting community, check out forum.twincitiescarry.com

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    It did not take Crimson Trace long to fit the M&P did it?

    Ron
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    Congrats on your purchase. I don't know if I would trade in my Glock for one, but bottom line is you shoot well with it and you're satisfied with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanCCW View Post
    Congrats on your purchase. I don't know if I would trade in my Glock for one, but bottom line is you shoot well with it and you're satisfied with it.
    Time will tell if I am happy with my trade. It was not an easy decision for me to make! Glock is not going anywhere soon, so it is not like I can't get another one. Someday, someone is going to knock Glock of of their pedestal. Who knows who or when. The Glock is a great gun!! I will NEVER knock them! The M&P just feels really good in my hand. We will just have to give it some time.

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    Congratulations, nice 40C
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