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    Speculation by a very knowledgeable person on another forum was that most .45 ammo is designed for 5" bbls and shorter ones lead to this problem.
    Sounds reasonable as a factor. I just shot some cast stuff in a 5 inch gun with the PVD finish-flat blue black, and the gray showed up badly and dulled the fiber optic sight a bit. Some powders are smokier than others, that may be a factor, too.
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    The low pressure of 45ACP rounds results in a less complete burn than high pressure 9MM .40S&W etc. rounds. The result is more crud being deposited on and in the gun.

    I normaly shoot an M&P40 or M&P9 using the same powder as my friends that use 5" 45ACP's. Their muzzles will be grayed out after 150 rounds or so while mine remains clean as when I started.

    One friend decided to shoot with his light attached to reduce muzzle flip. After 100 rounds the light was useless due to a soot layer blocking light.
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    I plan on having my 45c finished in teflon/electroless nickel like 2 of my other M&Ps by Robar. This will negate the burnt powder problem. I can't say enough about this finish, it not only makes the gun smoother in operation but also makes cleaning easier.
    The 45 compact is now my favorite M&P.
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    Question

    I'm going to be buying my second CCW in the near future and was going to get a Glock, but have been giving serious consideration to the Smith & Wesson M&P Compact line of handguns. I've read a number of great reviews on the M&P series but none really got into how reliable the M&Ps are compared to the tried and true Glock line of handguns.

    So how do they stack up reliability-wise compared to Glocks?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CEW58 View Post
    So how do they stack up reliability-wise compared to Glocks?
    I don't know about comparing with a Glock, but Todd Green is nearing 25,000 rounds in his M&P 9 torture test. Check out Pistol-Training.Com or The #1 Compact, Full Size, and Modified M&P Pistol Source :: MP-Pistol.com.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HowardCohodas View Post
    I don't know about comparing with a Glock, but Todd Green is nearing 25,000 rounds in his M&P 9 torture test. Check out Pistol-Training.Com or The #1 Compact, Full Size, and Modified M&P Pistol Source :: MP-Pistol.com.
    Thank you for the information and the links!
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    What is the height of the Compact 45? Is it the same as the 40 and 9?

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    It's larger (height) than the 40c/9c, but I don't know the dimensions and I don't own the .45c . . . yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by majorpps View Post
    What is the height of the Compact 45? Is it the same as the 40 and 9?
    M&P 9 or 40 compact is 4.3 inches tall.
    M&P 45 compact is 4.8 inches tall.

    I held an M&P 45 compact a couple of days ago. It's about like a Glock 9/23 in size, just beefier.
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    For all us enthusiasts for the 45c and are hopeful for a Crimson Trace LaserGrip for it, I have started a thread at the Crimson Trace forum to collect our requests. M&P 45c LaserGrip Request Thread.

    Speak up by adding your request and hopefully it will encourage Crimson Trace to help us.
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