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M&p 45

Discussion in 'Smith & Wesson Club' started by montrose1911, Dec 5, 2010.

  1. montrose1911

    montrose1911 Senior Member

    May 28, 2004
    9,200' COLORADO
    Purchased a new M&P 45 on Friday night for $525 out the door with 4-10 rnd mags. The pistol was fired one time (50rnds)! Took it out today and I was SUPER HAPPY WITH IT! Double and Tripple taps were almost touching and the recoil was very mild! My Glock 19 may be taking a nap this winter!

    I'm thinking the compact M&P 45 may be next!
  2. Glockwork Orange

    Glockwork Orange

    Nov 1, 2000
    I got my MP .45 fs yesterday also, traded a Gen4 G22 for it...also got 600 rounds Win Ranger T 230+p...never got into .40cal...I'm also looking at a MP .45c for next, should be nice when XGrip comes out with an adapter for the full size magazine...I only have two Glocks left (26,29)...I might have to change my username soon!

    Might be selling some XD's next...

  3. montrose1911

    montrose1911 Senior Member

    May 28, 2004
    9,200' COLORADO
    I know how you feel about the name change! I'm just put my XD up for sale at my local shop and I'm getting a M&P Compact 45 soon. There very smooth shooting. I wish Glock would have made a 10 rnd pistol like this years ago!
    Last edited: Feb 9, 2011
  4. fastbolt


    Jun 9, 2002
    CA Central Coast
    If you've seen some of my posts about the M&P series, you'll know that I've had an early '08 production M&P 45 DE w/thumb safeties and have fired approx 3,000+ rounds through it.

    Mine had a very heavy and somewhat rough trigger when NIB, but it also was very accurate and the trigger break was consistent and predictable, even if the pull was rough and heavy. When I used a digital gauge to check the trigger pull when it was new I was getting averages of 8 1/2 - 9+lbs, which is on the heavy end of the expected tolerance range for the .45 models (being 7lbs +/- 2 lbs).

    Although my trigger seemed to smooth out and noticeable lighten up with use, I didn't bother to check the trigger pull again until I'd reached approx 2,500 rounds. It then exhibited averages running in the 5 1/2 - 6lbs range. Nice. Smooth. Still a consistently predictable break and very, very accurate. Stock, too. ;)

    I like it so well that I'm planning to pick up a M&P 45c sometime early next year. ;)
  5. G33

    G33 Frisky! Millennium Member CLM

    May 29, 1999
    With G29
    .45 M&P is my favorite of 5 M&Ps!
    Trigger is great after clean up and buff.
    Better than any of my Glocks except my competition G24C.
  6. My M&P .45FS has become my EDC and replaced my G35 that I had been carrying. I flat out enjoy shooting this gun and will likely add a .40 to the collection. The APEX parts are worth it although they add to the cost (mine was $518 out the door with night sights).

    Speaking of which, I need to get some more trigger time. :)
  7. Gamisouu


    Dec 15, 2007
  8. walkin' trails

    walkin' trails

    Apr 24, 2005
    This was what my M&P was capable of at 25 yards off-hand right after I bought it. I can't do this every time but it says a lot for the "lousy" out of box trigger.

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    Last edited: Dec 12, 2010


    Mar 4, 2005
    I have been really happy with mine, I only have about 600 rounds through it. It took me a long time to get an M&P as I had been shooting Glock exclusively. I like my G 34 but I like my M&P 45 a little more. I really hoped they would come out with a 5 inch model or a Pro in .45 but I can hope as that would be awesome. Glad you like it, I am not going to change anything on the internals as I never do with any gun. Apex makes awesome stuff but I am happy with the stock set up.
  10. montrose1911

    montrose1911 Senior Member

    May 28, 2004
    9,200' COLORADO
    Shoot a qualification course today with my M&P and got a 98%! This pistol has really grown on me over the winter! I may be going back to my Glock 26 or 19 for the summer. I still don't have the funds for a M&P 45C!
  11. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    Congrats! :cool:
  12. jobob


    Apr 1, 2005
    Lewiston, Idaho
    Got the 45c last fall and am hoping to get the full size 45 in the not-too-distant future. With the Apex sear and block this little 45 is a VERY impressive carry gun. The M&P 45 is far superior to the large frame Glocks. If S&W had come out with the M&P years ago, I probably wouldn't have 7 Glocks now. Still love the Glocks I have though, and probably won't be getting rid of any soon.

    My 45c has the thumb safety. Jury is still out on whether I like it or not. Since my Apex trigger breaks at under 4 lb. it may be a good idea to have the extra insurance of the safety.
  13. glock26daddy

    glock26daddy MichiganGlocker

    Jul 8, 2005
    I ordered a M&P .45 2 weeks ago, got a super deal on it $415 w/3 mags. Can wait till it comes in to go try it out.:embarassed:
  14. Sidewayz


    May 2, 2008
    DFW, Tx
    Congrats! Nice to hear most everyone likes it. I just bought a used dark earth w/safety, midsize. It should be at my FFL on Monday. Can't wait!:crying:
  15. gatorboy


    Jul 26, 2001
    It's pretty nice
    Get the 45c and you can have four M&P 45's for the price of two. You can put the 4" slide on the FS frame and vise versa. The covert (4.5" slide on compact frame) is sweet for carry and shoots great also.
  16. ricklee4570


    Sep 11, 2009
    I have the full size M&P 45 and it is indeed very accurate. The trigger pull is heavy but it is so accurate I just plan to shoot it as it is for now and see if it will smooth up over time.
  17. is that a fact? I have a M&P9FS and really like the platform. Was tempted to cut the frame for easier carry. And then I looked at the M&P45C, and that frame is pretty much how I would like it, but was just wishing the barrel was longer. So if I can do what you're saying that's pretty cool! :supergrin:
  18. gatorboy


    Jul 26, 2001
    It's pretty nice
    I tried that with my FS40 and 40C the other day, the FS rails are too far apart for the C slide to cycle all the way back. The FS slide would work on the compact but the dust cover would be short (like a 23 slide on a 27 frame). The 45 Covert is definately good to go. I've put some rds. through it that way and it was dead on accurate and 100% reliable.