As some of you may know I have been buying a S&W M&P9 for about a month now. At least it feels that way.
Well I took the day off today and drove down to Buds Guns in Paris Kentucky (just outside of Lexington). Not a bad drive, about 80 miles. The weather was bad, but other that not bad.
Bud has a nice shop and nicer prices.
I got to the counter and it was right to business. I knew what I was after. The price for the M&P9 was higher, but the sales person had no problem giving me the internet price. As a matter of fact he mentioned it before I did.
I completed all paperwork and then picked up my new toy. Along with the purchase of a new gun you get free range time. I had brought along 250 rounds so off I went to try her out.
I have to say I am very impressed with S&W's M&P package. Included for 400.00 was the M&P9 along with 2- 17rd mags, 3 grips (small med and large) and finally a gun lock. Very nice.
On to the shooting.
The first thing I noticed was how the gun felt in my hand. It fit well and had a more molded feel than the XD or Glock. To me the XD and Glock frames have a generic feel to them. This one fit your hand well and has three different grips so you can change the way it fits in your hand.
So I loaded the mags and I have to say that when you get 12 or 13 rounds loaded that mag spring really gets stiff. I had to fight to get all 17 rounds loaded. Ok, it wasn't that bad, but I am used to .45 single stacks.
I ran the target out to 21 feet and proceeded to take the first shots. I have to say I was impressed. a real nice group. Especially since this is the first time I had shot the M&P.
I'm not to technical, but let me say that I like the trigger pull and the quick reset on the trigger. The take up is a little long , but it did not affect my shooting.
I really like the way the M&P9 feels and shoots. 250 rounds and no FTE's or FTF's. It performed flawlessly.
Like I said not a very technical review.
On to the pics.
All the large targets are at 21ft and the small bullseye was at 30ft. Not a tight group at 30ft but all were on target.
Lastly, I was talking with some of the other shooters today and I had the opportunity to shoot the XD9 in a 3inch and a 4 inch. Both guns shot extremely well. I would call them tack drivers. I would have done well to purchase a XD and I may just have to add one to my collection.
Now it's off to find a holster.
Sorry Sixto, your not getting this one.