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Old January 15th, 2013, 10:28 AM   #1
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I am looking at the M&P semi autos and wondering who has one and how they like it. I am not set on a caliber yet, and plan to shoot one of each before I buy if this thread turns out good. In my hands at the store they fit quite well and seem smooth. I am not a big fan of the compact size grip as it doesn't fit in my hands well.

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I have a compact 9, if you go with the compact, you can get the X-Grip and use full size magazines in it as well. The X-Grip is just a sleeve that goes over the magazine to fill in the gap. I like mine but I couldn't get used to the flat bottom magazines. I called S&W and they shipped me a couple of the finger extension bottoms for free, my hand fits much better now. The trigger is gritty to start with, but it eventually smooths out after a lot of use. I've had ~1500 rounds through mine without a single issue yet, it likes any brand of ammo that I have used as well. (Haven't tried steel case yet though)
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I shot a 40 cal version on Saturday. I loved it.
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I have a compact 9, if you go with the compact, you can get the X-Grip and use full size magazines in it as well. The X-Grip is just a sleeve that goes over the magazine to fill in the gap. I like mine but I couldn't get used to the flat bottom magazines. I called S&W and they shipped me a couple of the finger extension bottoms for free, my hand fits much better now. The trigger is gritty to start with, but it eventually smooths out after a lot of use. I've had ~1500 rounds through mine without a single issue yet, it likes any brand of ammo that I have used as well. (Haven't tried steel case yet though)
X2 a friend has the 9, I dont know if he has the xgrip, but Ive shot it and it was nice
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I picked this up a few weeks ago at Cabelas...



It's a m&p9 full size...it came with 3 17 round magazines, a speed loader and 3 different grip panels. I love it so far, shot a few hundred rounds and not a single issue. I'm very impressed with the accuracy, much easier to shoot than my other pistols. I was going back and forth between this, a beretta px4 storm full size, H&K p30, and a Springfield XDM...I loved the p30, but couldn't justify the cost over the m&p. Compared to the XDM and px4, I liked the m&p much better...I don't regret going with this one at all.
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I love my M&P40c, never had an issue, shoots great.
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So far everyone loves them and I am seeing 3-9mm and 2-.40SW. The guy at the store says that he hasn't heard any complaints about them but he is also a salesman. These were the two calibers I was debating about most, if I want a .45 I will get a 1911.
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+1 for m&p 40c here. Not a single problem, it stays in the truck most of the time though. Love how it feels in my hand, that's what sealed the deal when I bought it.
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I have an M&P9 Pro, its become my primary competition pistol. I love it.

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I have an M&P9 Pro, its become my primary competition pistol. I love it.

My review of it here:
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In your opinion is it worth the extra money for the pro model over the regular model for a non-competition guy?
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Better trigger, longer sight radius. It's worth it to me.
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I've shot the m&p 9c. great shooter.
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I have the .40 M&P full size, and the Shield .40 M&P. I love these pistols because they fit my hands, and shoot well for me. There's pretty good aftermarket suport for wizz whass & doo dads for the full size M&P's. Apex Tactical has some great trigger stuff for them.
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I had the M&P .45 and absolutely loved it. Really sorry that I sold it.
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I had a compact 40. I hated it. It wasn't a bad shooting gun, but it was clearly a knock off of a Glock. It wasn't nea as comfortable in my hand. The beavertail chewed up my knuckle if I shot more than about 10 rounds. The serated cuts in the slide dug in to my side carrying in concealed. I sold it and went back to a Glock 27.
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Wife has the 9c. She likes it but we're having issues with it loading. Last few rounds tend to pop up and wont load.
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Last weekend I picked up a 40 fullsize from Ann Arbor Arms. It was about the only full size I could find. Everyone kinda laughed when I asked about a 9 and wished me luck so I decided to get a 40 and ammo seems to be available most places I look. Thanks for all the responses everyone.
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