Buying S&W M&P 340 CT

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    Buying S&W M&P 340 CT

    I'm going to buy a new M&P 340 CT and thought I'd ask you guys if you have any pointers on what to look out for (possible defects, etc.) before plunking down the money for it.

    Also, any thoughts on where to buy or what a good price would be? I'm in Houston, Texas, if that helps.




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    I don't have one...yet! But it is on my wish list. Check out the site below. I love the X/S sight on the front in combination with Crimson Trace laser grips. Be ready to shoot mostly .38 spl for practice and just shoot enough .357 in it to get a feel for it. I have a 386PD Scandium L-frame 7-shot that tips the scales at 17.5 ounces. That is 4 ounces more than the one you want so be aware of the sharp recoil. I also have a .38 spl. Taurus 85 ultralight Titanium that weighs 13.5 ounces and shooting it is no problem. It does have a ported barrel though that helps manage recoil.

    S&W M&P340CT 357 17/8 CTGRP Black for Sale at Buds Gun Shop $835.00

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    I have a M&P 340 it's a nice little revolver. I like it better than my 642, because it has a smoother trigger, and better sight. But is it worth $250 more, I don't no.

    If money is not a issue than it is better IMO.

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    The M&P 340 CT is on my "next gun" list too but the price is a little daunting.
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    I had an M&P 360. Great sights, the XS dot. Easy to carry, well finished. Not as accurate as my 637 though.

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    I've had my 340ct for two years and I love it. Small, light and has never failed in any way. Expect to pay between $800 and $900 with the Crimson Trace. I have used it in a belt holster, IWB holster and ankle holster - does well in all of them.
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    Not for the recoil sensitive...My friend carries one EDC. He says you can "smack your hand with as wooden mallot and it would hurt less" with .357 loads. But I still kinda want one myself.
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    I love the 340. The recoil is brutal

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    I've got one. Great little gun, great for pocket carry (I use a DeSantis Nemesis).

    Plus when someone asks "What ya packing?," you get to say "Snub nose 357 Magnum" (even if you have 38 specials in it)!

    Nothing really to look out for, just the usual stuff like cylinder shake and cracks. $800-900 is a good price for brand new.
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