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Your thoughts on the M&P 45 Regular

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by Zell, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. Zell

    Zell IrregularMember

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    I'm thinking of getting one and would appreciate anyone's opinion on the General Firearms Forum.

    I'd also like to get your thoughts how it compares to Glock's
    G21 (.45).

    By the way, this would not be used for conceal carry. Target shooting only.


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    Thanks!
     
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  2. bac1023

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    I think the M&P is a great pistol as far as polymers go.
     


  3. D3S3RT_P3NGU1N

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    Great guns, I prefer the version without the thumb safety though
     
  4. dosei

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    Love 'em! (And I prefer the ones with the thumb safety.)
     
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  5. Zell

    Zell IrregularMember

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    Why? Thanks.
     
  6. Zell

    Zell IrregularMember

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    Why? Thanks.
     
  7. Glockwork Orange

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    I had a full size MP .45 and found the muzzle would hit the bench/chair/etc. whenever I sat and would pop the gun up in the holster...traded it for an MP .45 compact and never had the same problem...that extra half inch makes a difference if u carry it, just my experience, YMMV!
     
  8. ctfireman

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    The entire M&P lineup is great IMO. Matter of fact the next on my list is a M&P 40c. I prefer no safety.
     
  9. itstime

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    It's a great solid gun. Solid platform. I enjoy mine.
     
  10. D3S3RT_P3NGU1N

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    Just personal preference really, I'm not a fan of manual safeties on most handguns. Safety or no safety the gun is just as reliable and the trigger is the same. I can certainly see how someone coming from say the 1911 manual of arms might prefer the thumb safety. The only thing I've heard some folks say about the safety is that its a little easy to engage or disengage compared to a 1911 and they worry about doing it accidentally.

    I also prefer the gun without the magazine disconnect, as I don't see any reason for it

    I'll check the SKU for it and edit this post with it

    Edit:

    109306 - 4.5" no safety, no mag disconnect
    109307 - 4" no safety, no mag disconnect
     
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  11. mrsurfboard

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    Grip is superior to the G21. Slide is also thinner then the G21. Overall a great gun, I own one.
     
  12. cowboy1964

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    I prefer the 45 compact for carry. Still large enough to get a full grip yet is decently light and concealable.
     
  13. dosei

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    Because old habits die hard. My thumb always wants to "ride the safety", whether one is there or not. Plus, by having it there for my thumb to ride, it also makes it easier to me to have a good, high grip on the gun. And should I ever decide that I don't want it there, it is removable.
     
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  14. mrsurfboard

    mrsurfboard The Anti-Glock

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    You can get it with or without.
     
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  15. Kloogee

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    I have a full size M&P .45 and have nothing but good to say. I have about 2000 rounds so far through it and haven't had any FTE or FTFs. It feels great in my hand and it shoots far better than I do.
     
  16. Kloogee

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    Oh and mine has no safety and will still fire without a mag in it.
     
  17. fastbolt

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    I prefer the M&P 45 out of all the plastic-framed .45's I've tried over the years.

    I know some Glock shooters (also firearm instructors) who have since bought M&P 45's.

    Similarly to how I feel the Glock is at its best when chambered in 9mm, I tend to feel the M&P is at its best chambered in .45 ACP. Sure, I like the M&P 40c I own, and the assorted other M&P's I've tried (M&P 9, 9c, VTAC 9mm), but the M&P 45 in Full-size, Mid-size & Compact have just seemed to have hit a "sweet spot" in the M&P pistol line for me.

    I tried to find something appealing in a new G21SF I was shooting for a while, but my DE M&P 45 w/thumb safeties was just a better experience, even with its initial heavy & slightly rough trigger. (The small back-strap/palm-swell insert makes it feel surprisingly similar to a 1911 with a flat MSH in my hands. ;) )

    I'm curious to try the factory revised "trigger" due out later this year (when it's available for the .45 models, and yes, I've already tried some M&P's with some of the Apex parts installed).
     
  18. I have three M&P pistols, granted none of which are chambered in .45acp but it would still be my choice of polymer .45. If it were strictly a target pistol, I would opt for the manual safety and install an Apex Tactical forward set sear trigger.

    Sent from my Motorola Atrix
     
  19. III_M1KE_III

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    Rumor has it that S&W will be releasing a new version of the M&P in April....purportedly with an improved trigger. You might want to wait a month or so. That's what I'm doing.