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Picked up a nice M&P 45

Discussion in 'GSSF' started by Jordan81, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. Jordan81

    Jordan81

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    Traded an AR upper for a nice M&P45. Looking to find more info about it. Can someone direct me to a website to look it up.

    On a side note, really like the way it shoots so far. I expected more of a wallop from a .45, but this thing is down right managable.

    SN: MPYXXXX

    Thanks for any help.
    -Jordan
     
  2. python357

    python357 Old Fart in training

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    Congrats on the M&P 45. I've had one for a year and a half and it's a great shooter. :thumbsup:

    Check out http://mp-pistol.com to get some info.
     

  3. cmspeedy

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    I sold one to my brother because he needed a firearm for home defense - I MISS THAT GUN!!

    On a side note - we sent his off to Dan Burwell for a trigger job and it literally transformed the M&P into a tack driver. I shoot it as well as any pistol I've ever shot. We just could not get used to the stock 8 lb trigger. Dan's work yielded IMO the finest trigger I've ever felt in a DAO polymer gun.

    Using 230g +P Federal HST's it should do the trick.
     
  4. Eyescream

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    .45 ACP is a really low pressure round, comparatively. It's the last round I'd expect a violent recoil from. It's also one of my favorite rounds to shot.

    I still have this fascination with the M&P line of semi-autos. Maybe one day.
     
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    Eyescream with the 230g +P HST in a full size M&P45 I find the recoil slightly more than a G20 loaded with Doubletap or Buffalo Bore 180g ammo (High pressure rounds)- It has pretty stout recoil. I'm not recoil sensitive, but it certainly slows my follow up shots. The 230g +P HST is very stout .45 ammo.

    It is not severe, but it is substantially more than any 9mm or .40 S&W I've shot.
     
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    Recoil is a function of gun weight, bullet weight, and bullet velocity. Two identical guns, equal in every way, except one chambered in .40 S&W and one in .45 ACP, both shooting 180 grain bullets at the same velocity, will recoil equally, even though the pressure in the .40 S&W is approximately 33% more.
     
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    I'm looking through the OP, and don't see any mention at all of +P ammunition. Am I missing something?
     
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    Not starting a war, just trying to make the point that was made by Sig - although he made it much better than I.

    Pressure does not have much bearing on recoil. That was all I was saying.
     
  9. Eyescream

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    He's right be right, but I still think the perceived force of recoil is very subjective, and is a separate issue from the actual force created.

    Let's use a common denominator, with two guns that I don't like: Having fired, for example, both a G30 and a G23 with comparably-weighted ammo, I much prefer the straight push feel of the recoil in the G30 to the snap of the G23.
     
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    I can agree with you there - I do not like the snap of the .40 Glocks - especially the G23 or G27.
     
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    I want the M&P45c really bad. As soon as Crimson Trace bring's out a lasergrip for it i'll have one. I love the M&P's.
     
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    Congrats on the M&P.

    :needspics:
     
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    :goodpost:
     
  14. Jordan81

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    Pics as requested. Again, I am pleased with the smoothness. I don't really notice the trigger pull so much. I really liked that I could swap grips. I have fat fingers.

    DSCN3935.jpg

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    I have MP 45 40 and 40c and they are all great guns!!!
     
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    See if anyone has one with a Burwell trigger job at your range - you will hardly believe it's the same gun. Very big improvement IMO.
     
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    Congrats, post pics.
     
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    I found instructions on the intertubes. It makes me chuckle that he bills himself as a gunsmith, but calls them "role pins".
     
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    Whatever he calls himself I do not question his results - they are amazing and MANY others on the M&P forum have experienced the same as me.

    Very crisp breaking trigger like I said - I've got a Glockworx in my G19 right now and it's not even close.

    Some of the smartest people I've ever met can't even spell. I'm not buying his grammer, just his gunsmithing.
     
  20. Eyescream

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    I know. I'm just making fun.