For those that that have read some of my posts lately, you are aware that I have been trying to choose between the XD9 and the M&P9. Thanks for all of your input.
I have chosen and will be purchasing the S&W M&P9.
I went to the range today to rent a XD9 and a Glock 17. Wanted to compare the two. There was no M&P9 available to rent.
I went to the counter and had them set me up. Getting ready to go back to the lanes and the salesman asked me how many rounds I wanted. I said that I had 200 with me and but will take another 100. He stopped me and said that all rental guns had to shoot their ammo. I said ok... how much is your 9mm? 15 bucks for a box of 50!
So here is what we have cost wise for this little trip to the range.
Range fee $21 per hour (I should only need an hour)
Rental weapons $12 each. ($24)
9mm ammo $15 bucks for 50. 200 rounds =$60
Not to mention the 34 bucks that I blew on 9mm ammo at WM before I got there.
So the total cost for my rentals was going to be. $105. (not counting the $34 for the ammo that I cannot shoot in a rental)
After all this I still will not to be able to shoot the M&P9 because they do not have one to rent yet.
The M&P that I am looking to purchase is 400.00. (by the way the M&P9 was 689.00 at the gun range.) So I am going to spend a quarter of the money it will cost for a new weapon? I don't think so.
So I have decided that I am going to pull the "trigger" on the M&P9.
If I don't like it I'm sure I can find someone (Sixto) to take it off my hands.
I will report back with the results.