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Opinions on the M&P 40 and 45...?

Discussion in 'Smith & Wesson Club' started by 82ndVet, Dec 25, 2009.


  1. 82ndVet

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    I like both, and will probably own both in the future. But while observing the ammo availability in my area, plus ammo2go, I'm 90% set on getting a 40 within the next couple of weeks, then a 45 later on down the road. Anyways, I'd still like to hear how both fairs with everyone.

    Thanks:wavey:
     

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  2. RH45

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    I had one in .40, and never had any issues with it, but, I bought a Pro, in 9mm and sold the .40 to a friend.
     

  3. MSgt Dotson

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    I've had an M&P 45 for 2 years, nothing but flawless...

    I did find my friend's M&P 40 had noticeably more flip than my Glock 35 with the same ammo..
     
  4. DWhitehorne

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    I traded a M&P 45 for a 40. I've never shot a G35 but my M&P 40 recoil feels less than my last second generation G22 I had. I guess it is all personal preference. I got the 40 solely because for me in Virginia 40 ammo is always on the shelf and 45 ammo is scarce to find. I've got a 9mm M&P for the wife also. Love them both. David
     
  5. RH45

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    I thought the same thing too, when I first got my M&P, so I took both guns to the range and shot some drills, on the timer, with both guns, loaded with the same ammo, and I shot the M&P faster, and more accurate.:wow:

    After I bought the "Pro", I ran the same test against my G34, and the results were the same--for ME. Your results may vary, because everybody doesn't have the same size hand, or, take the same grip.:faint:
     
  6. 82ndVet

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    Yeah...same reason I'll probably get the 40 first, and the 45 later on. I'm done with glocks. Nothing wrong with them, but with me it's more of a grip thing and the natural pointing of the weapon. So I got rid of my last glock a few months back. Plus the fact that I'd rather spend my money on American goods. :supergrin:

    Thanks for all the comments!
     
  7. Linux3

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    Picking up my 9MM Pro tomorrow...
    Can't wait. I have the full size 9MM but the Pro should be sweet for IPSC.
     
  8. Jon_R

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    I have the 40 and 45 Full Size. They feel about the same in my hand and I like them both but I have only had the .45 for a few days and only put 20 rounds through it. I load my own so availability is not an issue. The .45 is more expensive to load just the bullets and brass slightly. For $300 in .40 I get 2700 165Gr Bullets for .45 I get 2000 230Gr Bullets. I will shoot them in IDPA and USPSA Limited 10. I carry the .40 some. If the .45 will fit in my M-Tac I will carry it some to.
     
  9. 82ndVet

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    Well....I've totally changed my mind now....:supergrin:

    Just got back from my local shop, and they have the model 45 I want in stock. On sale price right now is 10% off of 549.99...:wow:...which is cheaper than buds! Probably be OTD at about 535!

    Gonna go pick it up tomorrow!

    :patriot:
     
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  10. Jon_R

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    Enjoy it. I just picked up a .45 M&P and plan to run it some this weekend and order a holster for it. I also ordered some mags from this link.

    http://www.botachtactical.com/smwempma.html

    $20 and 10% off.
     
  11. G33

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    Like the .45 better.
    Just me.
    Have 9, 40, 45.
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  12. 82ndVet

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    Picked up model# 109306 today for $530 otd.:supergrin:

    Now...if I can just find it something to eat...lol.
     
  13. thomasanelson

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    I have a M&P40c and it kicks like a mule, but then so does my G27. Other than that it seems great. Accurate, ergonamic, reliable. I actually like the triggers on the M&P's more than those on Glocks. Time will tell whether the M&P will hold up after 1000's of rounds like Glocks.
     
  14. 82ndVet

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    So do I...that's why I got rid of my Glocks. Could not get used to holding a square. :whistling:

    Anyways, M&P trigger is so much better IMO. Gritty some say...:headscratch:...I do not experience this.
     
  15. gatorboy

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    It's pretty nice
    I've got the 40, 40c, 45 4.5" and 45c. Love them. I like the triggers better than Glocks also. There is very little difference in size (width and front to back on grip) between the 40's and 45's, nothing at all like a 21 and a 22. Enjoy your new Smith.
     
  16. jrod45ar

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    I got the .45 last week. It's very accurate. I've never liked .40.It's just never been an accurate round. ALL THE WAY! 82nd Vet,I was 1-325 AIR.
     
  17. AWMP

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    The 45 maybe my next purchase, I have two full size 9mm and a compact 9mm and love them all.
     
  18. 82ndVet

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    Ahhh, ok. Was just down the street from you...2/504 :patriot:
     
  19. jammer45

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    I picked up a M&P 40 service model yesterday but think I got hosed on price thanks to the guy behind me yelling to the owner he would give him $600 for it so I ended up paying $575+tax for it is this a bad price? I had been to 3 or 4 shops and none of them had any 40's was going to get a XD40 was what I was looking for or a Taurus pt840.
     
  20. gatorboy

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    I paid $100 less for 40's and paid $50 less for 45's. Did you get hosed? Are you going to keep it or sell it in a year or two? If you keep it, it should be worth it IMO. I keep guns I did'nt do so well on unless I can't stand them, makes more sense in the long run. Enjoy your new gun, I really like my FS40, it shoot's smoother and with less recoil than all my 40's and I have a few.