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Jim17
11-25-2009, 21:00
I am comparing the S&W 340PD with the M&P 340. Other than differences in sights and the weight (M&P is 1 oz heavier) they look to be the same gun. True?

glocking26
11-26-2009, 12:30
Do know anything about the M&P 340 but I've shot and carried my S&W std. 340 for over 4 years now with the clip grip and LOVE it. With ether one you won't be sorry.
Mike

Hydraulicman
11-26-2009, 21:17
m and p has nite sights

I'd get that one

Glockanatorrrrr
11-28-2009, 08:46
THink the cylinder is different too. I have the 340pd. LOVE IT!!!

venenoindy
11-28-2009, 17:11
the 340PD has a Scandium cilinder and red ramp front sight (11.4oz unloaded) and the M&P340 has a stainless steel cilinder and XS Tritium front night sight (13.3oz unloaded), the best price I found including shipping M&p340 $701.00 and the 340PD $803.00.

jdeere_man
12-08-2009, 21:12
I bought a 340pd and installed the XS big dot front sight for a M&P 340 onto it. They are both pinned sights so the installation is fairly easy. Buy whichever you like. The previous poster was close in regards to the cylinder comment. They are both Scandium/alumanium mix alloy frames and the M&P 340 has a stainless cylinder and the 340PD has a Titanium alloy cylinder. I think.

SweetKnuckles
12-10-2009, 20:14
340 PD has a titanium cylinder and a warning not to shoot 110gr or lower 357 mags in it

340 MP has carbon steel cylinder, weighs slightly more as shown above and comes with front tritium sight - no warning as to bullet grain weight

Ak.Hiker
12-16-2009, 23:34
What 357 or 38 Special loads are you guys running in your 340's? Also has bullet pull been a problem?

jdeere_man
12-17-2009, 19:09
I have "Deer stoppers" from Georiga Arms. It's a 158gr speer gold dot bullet.

Brass Nazi
12-30-2009, 13:25
As already mentioned the M&P has a steel cylinder which is a positive aspect IMO.

joeshmow
01-04-2010, 10:28
As already mentioned the M&P has a steel cylinder which is a positive aspect IMO.

Why?

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Hydraulicman
01-04-2010, 14:50
Why?

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beause you don't have to worry about the coating on the inside of the ti cylinder when your cleaning.

Brass Nazi
01-05-2010, 21:53
Why?

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It is more durable, you do not have to worry about damaging the thin protective layer that the titanium cylinder has. I have a PD as the M&P was not offered at the time. I wish I had the steel cylinder.

sourdough44
01-06-2010, 04:48
Mostly 38 & 38 +p here.

Four Knives
01-19-2010, 00:28
What 357 or 38 Special loads are you guys running in your 340's? Also has bullet pull been a problem?

I'll be staying away from Magtech 158gr SJSP 357

Had a bullet jump about 2.5mm out of the case

Fast Copperhead
01-19-2010, 04:00
This is something that all the 340 PD shooters need to be aware of. I have seen several of these revolvers with this problem, mine included. This happened to mine after only 25 rounds of 125 grain .357 and approximately 100 rounds of .38 125 drain +p. S&W did replace the frame under warranty. Check the attached site and check your revolvers for this issue. www.thegunzone.com/sw340pd.html (http://www.thegunzone.com/sw340pd.html)

Coach22
01-19-2010, 08:48
340 PD.
Buffalo Bore 125 38 +P's.
http://www.buffalobore.com/index.php?l=product_detail&p=109

Ak.Hiker
01-19-2010, 23:11
I'll be staying away from Magtech 158gr SJSP 357

Had a bullet jump about 2.5mm out of the case

I bet your hand was a little sore as well. Have you tested the Speer 135 grain Gold Dot in 357 Magnum or 38 Special +P?