Took new M&P 40 compact to range

Took new M&P 40 compact to range

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    Took new M&P 40 compact to range

    First day at the range with my new M&P 40C. Rented one before I bought it but now that I own one I really loved it.

    Shot 50 rounds PMC bronze ($28 per box at range)
    50 rounds of some reloads ($17 per box and lots of smoke)
    10 rounds of Gold Dot hollow point 165 grain.

    No problems at all. Undecided as to what my defensive rounds will be and I know everybody has their opinion. That is another thread.

    If I did it right, attached is a picture of the gun and some targets. 1 at 10ft (5 at head and 5 at stomach) and 1 at about 18 ft (head shot only). Haven't shot a gun in about 20 years.
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    I have one, too. Great gun.

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    Glad to here it's working perfectly...Not bad shooting for not having shot in 20 years...That's a great carry gun... Congrats..
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    congrats, great gun you picked.
    "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing."

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    Great shooting....and great gun...I have been eyeing one for a year r so and keep getting Glocks but I think it is time for a different brand!
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    Nice gun. I carry Corbon DPX 140gr in mine...
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    That'll work.
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    I rented one last week, loved it, other than being a bit too short for my hands even with the extended mag. I think I'll be picking up the full size version, soon.
    Good shooter, accurate and recoil was less than what I aniticpated for my first .40. Felt pretty tame compared to a .357 snubbie with magnum rounds.
    Gee, another gun, and another safe to store them all in, darn
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    I have the M&P .45 full size and love it.

    It took a little time to get used to the spongy trigger pull, but it seems like after a few hundred rounds it smoothed out a lot. Now I don't even notice it.

    The .40c is on the list. Congratulations.
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    Welcome to M&P Owners Anonymous. It will take months of therapy and a 12-step program to break this addiction.

    Now that you have the M&P compact... Might I tempt you with something in your size?

    My addiction:
    M&P40 FS
    M&P357 FS
    M&P9 Pro Series (x2)
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    Congrats! I also own a .40c as well as an M&P Pro 9mm --- not a single problem with either one. S&W got it right with their new M&P series.

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    For a compact handgun ammo I like PowerBall or Winchester PDX which is the new politically correct version of the old Black Talons.
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    Maybe one day I will go for a full size M&P 40. This gun I bought as a carry so I opted for the compact.

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    Plus one for the 40c, sweet carry weapon. Never leave home without mine.
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    I got an M&P 45c and bought my daughter a M&P 9c,they both shoot great,she got the 2 mag rebate offer back in dec 08,We just got the mags last week,almost 11 month wait
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