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    M&Ps available?

    I went to my usual range and LGS today for the first time since the buying frenzy started. This place has handgun display cases for Glocks, Springfields, Rugers, Sigs, M&Ps, Kahrs, Taurus, and a final one for Walther, Bersa, Kel-Tec, etc. Before the craziness, they always had around a dozen of each brand displayed.

    So back to today ... Glock case was empty, Springfield case was empty, Sig case was empty, Ruger case had a single lonely LCP, Kahr case had a single lonely CM9, miscellaneous case was empty. But, there were ten M&Ps in the case, full size and compacts. I think I even saw a Shield. I'm not trying to read anything into it, but it just struck me as being odd. Are M&Ps not selling, or is S&W just doing better keeping up with demand?

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    There is absolutely nothing wrong with the M&P line. I think they truly give Glock a run for their money. So the only conclusion is that S&W is just able to keep up with the demand better.

    Or, that gun store is an annomoly. I know the Shield is one hard puppy to get your hands on. If I found one, I'd buy it in a heart beat as my wife keeps wanting to take possession of mine.

    I also own a full size M&P 9mm and love it too. Just as much, if not better than the G-23 I sold to buy the M&P.
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    Smith and Wesson is publicly traded and their stock had increased significantly a few weeks ago - it may have to do with Smith having a better business infrastructure for MASS production.
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    Love my M&P 40c!
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    Do the M & P pistols have those lawyers locks built in ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 357and40 View Post
    Love my M&P 40c!
    I love my M&P 9c!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard58 View Post
    Do the M & P pistols have those lawyers locks built in ?
    No.

    You can get them with an external safety like the 1911's or without the external safety. You can get them with a magazine disconnect, or you can get them without. None of them have the little lawyer locks where you need a special key to lock and unlock.

    The Sheild, all come with the external safety. There is no version without it. However, it is a very positive actuation and most people, myself included choose not to ues it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bark'n View Post
    No.

    None of them have the little lawyer locks where you need a special key to lock and unlock.

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    I bought the full size m&p40,about 5 yrs ago.It jammed with me once,2 times,back to back.Thankfully,it was a weak spring in the mag.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruso View Post
    Opps. My mistake. (Thanks for the correction ruso)

    I guess you can get them with the little lawyer lock, or without. Just never seen one with. I guess not many people want them configured that way.

    See, you can't say S&W doesn't give you lots of choices and variety.
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    May just be a regional thing... My local gun store has a decent selection of Glocks but not much else.
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    They could've just received a shipment of S&W's during this otherwise "high sales volume" period.....kinda like going to look for ammo these days, either the shelves are stocked or totally empty.

    Otherwise, I'm another highly satisfied M&P40c owner.

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