New S&W M&P 45 Compact

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    New S&W M&P 45 Compact

    Just got a couple of these in and took some pics for everyone.

    I have average size hands and even with low profile magazine, my pinky finger still fit on the grip! I was kind of surprised by this.


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    Can not wait to get one!
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    DOES The full/medium mags fit compact ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by hogdaddy View Post
    DOES The full/medium mags fit compact ???

    Yes.


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    Sweet. I've always been curious about the M&P's. Unfortunately, there wont be anymore new guns for me for a little while. :(

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    well now I know what I want for my birthday

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    Not trying to digress, but I have a question. Last weekend we had a gun show, and I went intent on looking seriously at the M&P and XD polymer pistols. While handling the M&P, I noticed there was a plastic plug on the back of the slide. Can someone tell me what that is/for? I was kinda put off on the M&P once I saw it, but don't want to pass judgement on the gun not knowing what it is.

    How does this related to the M&P Compact .45? Well, I am looking for a lightweight compact .45 to use as a out of state travel gun when I don't want to risk one of $1K Kimbers getting stolen in my luggage.

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    Add that one to my wish list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djp9747 View Post
    Not trying to digress, but I have a question. Last weekend we had a gun show, and I went intent on looking seriously at the M&P and XD polymer pistols. While handling the M&P, I noticed there was a plastic plug on the back of the slide. Can someone tell me what that is/for? I was kinda put off on the M&P once I saw it, but don't want to pass judgement on the gun not knowing what it is.
    It is what S&W calls the "Slide End Cap" similar to Glock's slide plate cover. To the best of my knowledge, as I am no gunsmith or expert, it not only protects the firing pin, but is also a stop for the firing pin so it doesn't spring out the back of the slide.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djp9747 View Post
    Not trying to digress, but I have a question. Last weekend we had a gun show, and I went intent on looking seriously at the M&P and XD polymer pistols. While handling the M&P, I noticed there was a plastic plug on the back of the slide. Can someone tell me what that is/for? I was kinda put off on the M&P once I saw it, but don't want to pass judgement on the gun not knowing what it is.

    How does this related to the M&P Compact .45? Well, I am looking for a lightweight compact .45 to use as a out of state travel gun when I don't want to risk one of $1K Kimbers getting stolen in my luggage.
    The back plate is nothing to be concerned about and simply holds the firing pin in place. You would only have to remove it to change out the firing pin.

    The M&P's are the best polymer pistol on the market (IMHO) and would suggest taking one for a test drive.


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    Quote Originally Posted by C4iGrant View Post
    Just got a couple of these in and took some pics for everyone.

    I have average size hands and even with low profile magazine, my pinky finger still fit on the grip! I was kind of surprised by this.
    Thanks for the pictures of the mid sized. I wondered about that when I got my 45c and was comparing it with the full size.

    Here are some pictures I took to show the difference the pinky grip makes.



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    Help! I'm having trouble finding the 45c on your web site.
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    I forgot about the following thread on this forum. http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...?highlight=45c
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    I handled an M&P Compact 45 at the NRA convention in Louisville and I have to say this is the neatest one that S&W has come out with. The pistol just felt perfect in my hand. I found one online (Bud's Gun Shop) and bought it and it was shipped on the 15'th, so I am eagerly awaiting it's arrival. I predict this will be one of S&Ws best selling handguns. If you haveven't handled one yet, just wait till you do and you'll want one.
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    i bought an M&P 40 full size as soon as i handled it i kenw it just felt right in my hand

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