M&P Compact Impressions

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    M&P Compact Impressions

    I'm posting this on a few boards to get responses in regard to the
    M&P. A gun that attracted my attention and that of my better half.


    While on vacation in northern Idaho and Spokane last week and
    over the weekend.

    We had a chance to stop by the fairly new Cabela's, in Post Falls, Idaho.

    Our first but very memorable trip to a Cabelas. Even on saturday evening the place was full of people, especially looking or buying guns.

    I spotted a RAMI P (polymer frame) model for the low price of $449.

    Upon checking out out, I found it to be much like my carry gun, a regular alloy framed RAMI, but the trigger pulls in both DA and SA
    strongly reminded me of a stock 75B.

    Something that would improve with use, but still not as nice as my
    gun when new or especially now around the 1,000 round mark.
    Sights were basic CZ glow sights, and not the tritium kind as reported on the RAMI BD models that have shipped in recent months.

    All in all. As a decicated RAMI fan and owner. I'd buy the RAMI P
    if I was in the market for a replacement.

    I also looked at the SIG P250 and was impressed how well my hand fit, as opposed to the P226 DAK that I handled next, which felt fat and
    bulky/clumsy compared to the light and slim P250 wonder gun.

    The 250 DAO pull was acceptable to me and the nites were very nice, too. However, I thought that the DAK was heavy and even sluggish.

    I then explored other parts of the store and products such a G.Loomis rods. Was nice to see all the neat stuff, but wanted to get back to the Hunting section.

    With Nancy in tow. We handled a Glock 19..and then I took a chance and asked to check out the S&W Military/Police Compact in 9mm.

    Myself, having handled the full sized version at Gunshows before.
    Had never dry-fired one.

    With permission, I was expecting the trigger to be exactly or worse than a SIGMA's.

    Wow!, Was I ever wrong!

    Steady, smooth travel rearward until it broke crisply.

    The I rest the gun and tried it again. Same excellent results.

    Nancy was curious and asked to try it.

    She liked the light weight, and the ergonomics, but Loved that
    short and light trigger!

    Commenting on well the gun pointed for her and how much easier the
    trigger was than on a Glock 19.

    I'd have to agree, but wonder if this display gun has any work to it, or had been dry fired alot?


    In any event. I can see a M&PC doing duty as an optional carry gun for me in the future. Probably another one for my also impressed wife
    unit!

    I think that it would also be good to buy an American made auto
    for once!
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    We have one, Lima generally recommends and has sold that model to many a female gun owner. Ours was a little quirky at first, but it has settled nicely. Lima was having some issues with it. I'm not overly fond of it, or polymer pistols in general, but I wouldn't hesitate to carry it. It's a nice little shooter.

    You can read her opinions of it in these threads.

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...tml#post601973

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...84-ladies.html

    http://www.defensivecarry.com/vbulle...two-m-p9c.html

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    I carry a M&P Compact in a .40S&W. I love the gun, great shooter and conceals very nice. Although I have a EMP on order and whenever I do actually get it, I'm sure it will take over carry duty.

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    With permission, I was expecting the trigger to be exactly or worse than a SIGMA's.
    Outside of those wicked, Ol' Russian Nagant revolvers, the Sigma I think has the worst trigger ever. M-P is like a dream..
    I loved their ergonomics too when I fondled one.
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    I love the M&Pc and EDC one in the 9mm flavor. I also have a fullsize, also in 9mm. If you end up getting an M&Pc, you may want to consider getting a few fullsize mags and the mag sleeves. I wrote a review about Custom Carry Concept's Mag Sleeves which can be read here: M&P Mag Sleeves (picture intensive)

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    My M&P9c is going back to Smith and Wesson due to rust on the slide and mag release issues. It's probably getting sold when it comes back home. I'll take that money and buy a Glock 26.

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    Been carrying my M&P 40c for about two years and I love it. I have found it to be about as accurate as any gun I have used over the past 50 years. The wife loves to shoot it and does as good or better than I. I think she has designs on it since Saturday she convinced me to buy a S&W SS, 1911 which will become my primary carry weapon.
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    Don't have compact, but I have the fullsize and love it.
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    I've had my M&P 40c for about a year now. I carry whenever possible, hit the range on a regular basis, and have never had any issues with it. Great little gun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Der Alte View Post
    Been carrying my M&P 40c for about two years and I love it. I have found it to be about as accurate as any gun I have used over the past 50 years. The wife loves to shoot it and does as good or better than I. I think she has designs on it since Saturday she convinced me to buy a S&W SS, 1911 which will become my primary carry weapon.
    You'll love the new Smith 1911. Good choice.

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    I rented a MP9c when I was in the market for a carry weapon. The gun looks fantastic and has a nice grip.

    I absolutely hated the trigger. I thought it felt different every time I pulled it.

    I also thought it seemed very top heavy causing excessive recoil.

    I ended up with a Glock 26 and now am hooked on Glocks.

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    You'll not go wrong with the M&Pc
    I have the M&P40c and love it. Uterly reliable, accurate and light. There were some initial problems, which I'm sure you can find in other threads here or at mp-pistol, that have been worked out by S&W. Luckily I never experienced any of the issues that some had.
    The trigger is a bit gritty out of the box but will settle in and smooth out nicely with use. There is a procedure posted at the mp forum for a DIY trigger job that is easy to follow and can be done in increments and taken to any degree that you desire. I used it to get rid of the double reset and overtravel. I smoothed it out but did not take any other steps to reduce the trigger weight. The finished trigger pulls at about 5.5 pounds and breaks crisply with the barest minimum of over travel. While the reset is not what I would call crisp, it is distinct and noticable.

    Having said all this, I do carry my SS SW1911 quite often. The M&P is considerably lighter and shorter but a good bit wider. I just love the way a 5" 1911 disapears in a good IWB rig!
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    I got my mp40c at buds. With the 30 buck rebate it was 389 bucks. I consider that a steal especially after shooting it. Love the trigger and its accurate. Has not had any problem with any ammo I have fed it so far and its high on the list as becoming my new every day carry.
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    My MP40c is my primary carry gun. It is a perfect size vs performance gun. It is very easy for non-semi auto folks to shoot well and is one when people try it they buy one.

    Here are the two rigs I use to carry it.



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    I have the M&P 9c, carried it for a while, but because of concealability i had to switch to my sig...

    I would not hesitate one bit to carry or trust my life to the M&P.

    7000 flawless rounds. so far.

    It took a little bit to break in the trigger, but it did not take long.

    I have not regretted my purchase at all and would recommend it to anyone.
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