I've done some digging and found a few comments but I need a bit more help. I know that some of you own both models, or have had opportunities to shoot both, so I need input.
Background; I'm getting out of the 40 world (again). Dumping my H&K and sticking with 45. We all have our preferences. While considering what to get next I realized that my son, having applied to a local PD, will more than likely be carrying and M&P 45 w/4 1/2" a year from now. Durham, NC is kind of a mean little city so I want him to have all the trigger time I can get him prior to being turned out on the streets, so to speak. I prefer the compact but I wonder about the recoil. So 2 questions;
- How is the recoil on the smaller M&P? Comparable to a compact Colt 1911 or different? Muzzle flip? Any comments appreciated.
- More importantly, would trigger time with the compact be close enough to the full size that I'm actually doing him a favor or would I be better just picking up a full size and letting him shoot that model?