Picking up an M&P9 on Tuesday

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    Picking up an M&P9 on Tuesday

    I had some money burning a hole in my pocket and I was unable to find a nice used Glock in my area. Picked up a new M&P for $544 OTD. I'm not really sure what to expect from it or even if I'll carry it.

    It felt really nice in my hands and I can't wait to see how it shoots. If I decide not to carry it, I'll probably get a nice trigger job on it.

    What's the peanut gallery have to say about this pistol?

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    Dan Burwell - a member here (tho not regular) is a gunsmith who is on his second M&P. He keeps one for carry and the other for IDPA - and that has had the living snot shot out of it. I saw him Saturday and asked and all was well - after huge thruput.

    He did his own trigger job and seemingly that is well worthwhile ...... but if anyone was gonna complain about the gun he would - if it did not come up to expectations.
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    They are very good guns from what I hear. I have only shot one myself, but many people have said that they would choose the M&P over any other gun our there.

    I don't think you will regret your decision, enjoy your new gun and have fun with it.

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    Glad to hear I didn't make a mistake. Honestly, the purchase was a little bit of an impulse.

    Also, I bought the gun 4 days after Smith ended their 2 extra free mags with every new M&P purchase deal. I called them up and asked them if they'd still honor it and the Rep. said that they probably would. I sent in the form and a photocopy of my receipt. It'll be interesting to see if they actually honor it. They'll have me as a customer for life if they do.

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    Hope you get the extra mag's - that'd be a nice bonus. Let us know if Smith comes up trumps.


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    http://mp-pistol.com great gun! I own a M&P9c and it shoots awsome!

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    I've got to send in my SW99 for warranty repair and the rep told me that they'd send me a shipping label for free. They're already pretty high on my list right now. I'll let you know if they do come through on the mags.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P95Carry View Post
    Dan Burwell - a member here (tho not regular) is a gunsmith who is on his second M&P. He keeps one for carry and the other for IDPA - and that has had the living snot shot out of it. I saw him Saturday and asked and all was well - after huge thruput.

    He did his own trigger job and seemingly that is well worthwhile ...... but if anyone was gonna complain about the gun he would - if it did not come up to expectations.
    I would like to see exactly what he did on that trigger job. Wouldn't mind doing one on mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BIG E View Post
    I would like to see exactly what he did on that trigger job. Wouldn't mind doing one on mine.
    I've got a pdf showing what he does. Lemme see if I can dig it up.

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    http://www.burwellgunsmithing.com/mi...triggerjob.pdf

    All of that grinding with the sear makes me a little uneasy. I'd gladly pay the 70 bucks just for the peace of mind that it's going to be done right.
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    True - hard to put material back! But like many gun jobs, slow and patient is the way to go - or pay the money to know it's done right.

    Dan did a nice job on that PDF.
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    Congrats on the M&P. I am an avid fan of the Smith & Wesson's M&P series autoloaders. I have the fullsize and compact in 9mm and love them immensely. Compared to other models (except the ever glorious 1911), the M&P feels extremely natural to me, points well, and has accuracy to boot. You’ll be happy with your choice. I have considered getting a trigger job from Dan, but for some reason just can’t commit. Like Chris mentioned, it’s darn near impossible to put material back. I am also a little wary as both my fullsize and compact see carry use and in the event the SHTF, how a trigger job would fall into litigation.

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    Has anyone had any trigger time with the .45 version? The 9mm is fine I just have been wanting a .45. I I already have a fine example of
    .40 in my G23. I have been looking at the G21 Short Frame, and the p220 DAK carry.
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    I dry fired the trigger on a used .45 tactical while I was at the shop (the one with the thumb safety). The .45 seemed to have a smoother trigger than the 9, but I'm guessing that difference can be attributed to new vs. used.

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    The trigger smoothes out nicely after you put some rounds downrange.

    I'd shoot it for a while before contemplating a trigger job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattLarson View Post
    The trigger smoothes out nicely after you put some rounds downrange.

    I'd shoot it for a while before contemplating a trigger job.

    Matt
    Yeah, I'm going to do this. I'm honestly not to worried about the trigger. The trigger on my SW99 is a little heavier than I like, but I seem to shoot well enough with that.

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