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M&p 45

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Firefightermdc, Jun 26, 2012.

  1. Firefightermdc

    Firefightermdc

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    After milling around looking at a bunch of 1911s, I thought I had my mind made up. Then I went shooting with my buddy who has a s&w m&p 40. I fell in love w the grip and knew this was going to be my next gun. I really wanted night sights but they didn't have a model with ones installed, so I got the conventional 3dot combat contrast configuration. I love how this pistol feels in my hand and it points naturally. I put the large backstrap on it, picked up some federal ammo and a blackhawk serpa holster and called it a day. Well see how she shoots this week View attachment 52634
     
  2. PimpStick

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    Good choice. I have the full-size M&P .45 and it's a solid gun, great shooter, and has been 100% reliable with all ammo I have put through it.
     


  3. Firefightermdc

    Firefightermdc

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    Yes I wanted the full size and am very happy with how it feels
     
  4. Gary1911A1

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    I have a full size M&P45 with thumb safeties that is my favorite polymer 45 I have tried and I have tried most of them. Whatever Backstrap gives you the best trigger reach is the one best for you. Hope you enjoy it at least as much as the .40 you shot.
     
  5. Firefightermdc

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    The large works best for me. I've heard so many good things about the m&p line, and I know s&w's cs is great so I felt good about taking the plunge
     
  6. Fordtough25

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    +1 same here, mine shoots great and fits my hands better than mose polymer .45's.
     
  7. fastbolt

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    Congrats.

    My FS M&P 45 has been an outstanding plastic .45 pistol. Great accuracy. Reliable with an assortment of different JHP's I've tried.

    I often enjoy shooting it more than some of my 1911's. When I use the small grip insert it closely duplicates the "feel" of my 1911's with flat MSH's. If I were to return to active duty and were allowed to pick from among the plastic .45's available, it would be my choice.
     
  8. Another congrats and another +1 for the M&P45. I liked mine so much I actually traded for a 2nd M&P45 only this one is the FDE color. Both are the full-size with thumb safety and it has replaced all my other pistols as my favorite thing to shoot. I picked up an M&P9c with thumb safety for daily carry so it would come fairly close to feeling and operating just like it's big brother. I'll always like Glock but I'm a convert to the M&P now.
     
  9. itstime

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  10. Firefightermdc

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    If the 45c was there it would've been greatly considered. I have a 40 cal sig but was very tempted to go with the 40c they had
     
  11. packinaglock

    packinaglock John 3:16

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    I need to check these out, I hear they are about the same size grip as the G19/23?
     
  12. Firefightermdc

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    No quite a bit thinner even with the large backstrap. Contours to the hand better than a glock or xd/xdm
     
  13. TxGlock9

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    M&P 45 is the most accurate out of all caliber M&P's.. They are still having early lock up issues with the 9mm's... I didn't want to believe it bc I am a M&P fan but it's true. I tested my FS 9mm @ 25 bench rest. best group was 4-5inches; and I am an avid shooter.
     
  14. Wash-ar15

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    +1. I run mine against the 2k dollar 1911's in IDPA all the time.

    its my favorite of the 4 mp's i own. I just don't shoot it as much due to ammo cost.
     
  15. TxGlock9

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    Btw does anyone want some rubberized talon grips for a M&P compact? 9/40/357..
     
  16. Sharkey

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    My M&P45C is great. Just the right size in my girlie hands. :supergrin:
     
  17. gatorboy

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    It's pretty nice
    Heads-up to M&P 45 lovers!

    I've got the 4.5 FS and the compact. That's the way to go. The 4.5 upper will fit and function 100% on the C frame and vice-versa. Four guns in two. Serial #'s only on frames so no matter what BS laws your state may have (CCW list) you are good to go. No worry here in Floridiotville but yeah, great guns. I also have both M&P 40's and I'm mostly a 40 guy. The 45's are much better IMO, they fit my non-girly hands better than the 40's.

    Also, a bit of bad info above. The M&P slides are exactly in between the 9/40 and 10mm/45 Glock slides in width - both the 40's and 45's. The frames on both are slimmer than both. The 45C carries better for me than the 23 which is my all-around favorite pistol of all time. I have more than a few to compare. Good shooting.