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M&P 40c is a SHOOTER!!!

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by DaBurna, Aug 20, 2012.

  1. DaBurna


    Jun 8, 2008
    Bama Boy
    I'm a DIE-HARD Glocker... But I'm getting ready to replace my G27 CCW with my new M&P 40c!!! It's SCARY GOOD!!
    -Recoils like a 9mm
    -Smallest Grip Insert really gets you under the bore
    -No malfunctions thru the 1st 100 rounds
    -Dead On @ 25yds

    I shot with a good friend who's retired military & now works as a JUCO security guard. We shot his G27 head 2 head with my M&p 40c, and he feels the M&P's shootabillty wins HANDS DOWN PERIOD.

    The only issue I had was with some blazer brass 165 gr. the recoil spring felt kinda weird as if it wanted to bind up for a couple of shots. I stopped, disassembled, lightly greased and went back to work. Overall I shot 100 rounds today. Not an FTE, FTF, FRTB whatsoever....

    100 more test rounds down the pipe and a few JHP's and she's my new CCW .40... Can't say I've been more impressed with a recent gun purchase out of the box! It also does not have the "Stainless" stamped on the slide, nor "Caution Capable of Firing Without Magazine" sticker on the slide.
  2. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Very cool

    Congrats! :cool:

  3. diamondd2


    Apr 23, 2010
    No doubt they shoot nice. I had the 40c. I actually went the other way, I sold it off for a G26. I just couldn't justify it being so close to the size of my G23 while holding 3 less rds. Also, it is heavier than the G23 which bothered me too. Good luck.

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    Last edited: Aug 21, 2012
  4. cowboy1964


    Sep 4, 2009
    You'll never beat a Glock for capacity and weight. But the M&P is darn close and solves some of the issues some of us have with Glocks (grip angle, slide grip, ejection, etc).

    M&Ps do a great job handling .40's recoil. The full size is a dream to shoot.
  5. cowboy1964


    Sep 4, 2009
    My M&P 9c doesn't have Stainless on it but it does have the Caution message. Do you have an MA or CA compliant M&P or something? Does it in fact fire with the mag out?
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2012
  6. mingaa


    Dec 3, 2011
    St. Louis, MO
    I had a 40c and liked it fine but I finally came to the conclusion that as IWB or deeper is a must for me I would have to go single stack and did - I traded on a Kahr and now it's 3 years later.

    Enjoy it - let's see targets!
  7. DaBurna


    Jun 8, 2008
    Bama Boy
    Nope... It will fire w/o the mag in the gun... It also has the updated rear sights with a small ledge for racking the slide on a gunbelt.

  8. Yes, it def shoots softer than a G27. However, it is not in the same class size-wise as a G27 (I own both amongst others).

    I pocket carry my 27 in an Alabama pocket holster (going on 3 yrs). The M&P40c is thicker/bigger and would print more. The M&P40c is the softest shooting 40 cal that I own--shoots softer than the M&P40 which I also own.

    Would I rather shoot the Smith at the range? Yes! Would I rather carry the G27? Yes (its finish is far superior to the M&P40c also)! They are both good in their own right. Regards,

  9. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    Congrats! I LOVE my Glocks and my M&Ps. :cool:
  10. fastbolt


    Jun 9, 2002
    CA Central Coast
    I'm in agreement with NailShooter's comments.

    I also own both a G27 and M&P 40c.

    The 40c is a more pleasant experience over the course of a range session. However, while the overall length is barely larger than that of the G27, the extra height, thickness and weight make it less desirable for pocket holster carry in some of my jackets/vests, compared to the G27.

    I'm keeping both, as well.
  11. G26S239

    G26S239 NRA Patron

    Mar 17, 2008
    I like the M&P40c and P2000sk both way better than the 27. So I got rid of the 27 and don't miss it.
  12. cowboy1964


    Sep 4, 2009
    I wonder if that's because of velocity loss? I've noticed the same thing with the P2000SK... very soft shooting. Strange though that "soft shooting" is never a characteristic you hear about in regard to the Glock 27.

    Not sure if that even matters but regardless, the M&P is easier to get a grip on the slide and racks easier.
    Last edited: Aug 22, 2012
  13. ponchsox


    Apr 23, 2012
    Get a DCAEK for it and you will like it even better!