Bought a M&P yesterday

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  1. hoytinak

    hoytinak Active Member

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    I was having a bad day....just one of those days where anything that could have went wrong did and was stuck in Amarillo so I decided to go to the normal gun stores to see if they got any .380 in yet (which of course they didn't), that just made me even more upset. So I figured a new toy would make me feel better. While I'm in Academy I noticed they had quite a few M&Ps in stock. While they didn't have the one I wanted (night sights, no mag safey) I just had to buy something to make me feel better. So, I picked up a regular 4 1/2", 9mm with mag safety...ok new gun, I'm feeling better now. ;)

    I took it out early this morning to get a feel for it and it shot great. The front sight on it is a little off to the right but I'm ordering some night sights Monday so I'm not worried about moving it over. The only thing I didn't like was the trigger. That has to be one of the worst factory triggers I've ever felt (it was worse than my buddy's Sigma trigger :headscratch:). It's just really rough. I put 300 rounds through it this morning and will prolly put a couple hundred more through it tomorrow to see if it'll smooth out some. Other than that I might send it to S&W's Performance Shop to have a trigger job done on it.

    Already printed up and sent out S&W's coupon for the 2 free mag promotion they are doing Feb. 27th - Apr. 30. ;)

    Anyways...today's been a good day so far.

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  2. onac255

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    Nice!
     
  3. Texas42

    Texas42 TGT Addict

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    sorry for the bad luck. I can't find any reasonable 380 ammo (I don't consider $40 for 50 rounds buyable).

    Just a question. Why do you want a mag safety? That is where the gun won't fire with out a magazine in it, Right?

    Seems like just another thing to go wrong to me. Just my opinion.
     
  4. hoytinak

    hoytinak Active Member

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    Shoot we don't have ANY .380 ammo round here....not even for that price. :mad:

    I wanted the version without the mag safety (I like having a usable round in the chamber while changing mags). Doesn't matter that I got one with it though, as I just took the mag safety out of this one about 15 mins ago. ;)
     
  5. wayneside

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    congrats on the buy...I was looking at those at the local Academy while Bersa Thunder 380 shopping...might look again but I think I'll just wait until the Bersa 380's are back in stock...
     
  6. Texas-Aviator

    Texas-Aviator New Member

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    Very good choice for an all around pistol. They are inexpensive enough to just have one in every vehicle, so you won't "forget" to have it when you make a quick trip to the store. I've had both a 9mm and a 45 M&P for about a year, and both have never had a FTF, and both are very accurate.
    Daryl :texas:
     
  7. hoytinak

    hoytinak Active Member

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    Yeah I keep a HK USPc in the truck 24/7 and a Glock 17 in the jeep 24/7 just for that reason....I'm not really sure why I bought this M&P, the only thing I came up with was that I wanted it.....good enough for me. :banger:
     
  8. Shorts

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    My hubby picked up an M&P compact 9mm a week or two ago and we got it to the range the day after. I have to agree with you on the trigger, it was terrible! I found it oddly long, with random tensions (the safety), and gritty at the end. I could barely hit the barn with that gun. Good thing it is not my carry :rofl:

    On the upside, it conceals very well and has a nice 12+1 capacity. Makes the box of 50 go very quick!
     
  9. awmp

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    How do you like your M&P pistol?

    Looking at buying a used, M&P 9mm 17rd, 2 mags. (4 days old, friend purchased on impulse), selling for $450.00.
    I have Glocks and had an XD, but wanting to find an all around polymer pistol for carry and IDPA. If felt good in my hand with the small insert.
    How do you like your M&P?
     
  10. pawncop

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    I have the S&W M&P in 45 ACP that is now my primary duty sidearm. Carried a 4506 when I was assigned to patrol and loved it. However, when I was assigned to plainclothes the 4506 was just too heavy for dress slacks and I was constantly pulling up my pants. I switched to a Glock 21C and was satisfied but when the opportunity came to obtain the M&P I was all over it. Very glad to have a S&W at my side again.
     

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