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82ndVet
12-25-2009, 16:25
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:

RH45
12-26-2009, 05:37
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.

MSgt Dotson
12-26-2009, 07:38
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..

DWhitehorne
12-26-2009, 07:50
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

RH45
12-27-2009, 07:13
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..

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:

82ndVet
12-27-2009, 13:56
I got the 40 solely because for me in Virginia 40 ammo is always on the shelf and 45 ammo is scarce to find.
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!

Linux3
12-27-2009, 18:20
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.
Picking up my 9MM Pro tomorrow...
Can't wait. I have the full size 9MM but the Pro should be sweet for IPSC.

Jon_R
12-27-2009, 20:14
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.

82ndVet
12-30-2009, 16:13
I'm 90% set on getting a 40 within the next couple of weeks, then a 45 later on down the road.
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:

Jon_R
12-30-2009, 17:34
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:

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.******tactical.com/smwempma.html

$20 and 10% off.

G33
12-31-2009, 02:11
Like the .45 better.
Just me.
Have 9, 40, 45.
:supergrin:

82ndVet
12-31-2009, 14:06
Picked up model# 109306 today for $530 otd.:supergrin:

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

thomasanelson
01-30-2010, 12:17
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.

82ndVet
01-30-2010, 13:38
I actually like the triggers on the M&P's more than those on Glocks.
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.

gatorboy
01-31-2010, 11:40
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.

jrod45ar
02-12-2010, 01:36
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.

AWMP
02-12-2010, 08:53
The 45 maybe my next purchase, I have two full size 9mm and a compact 9mm and love them all.

82ndVet
02-12-2010, 10:40
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.
Ahhh, ok. Was just down the street from you...2/504 :patriot:

jammer45
02-15-2010, 01:51
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.

gatorboy
02-17-2010, 21:42
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.

walkin' trails
03-15-2010, 21:05
The .40 was the first M&P I fired and I was impressed. I thought I was able to get back on target faster when firing of multiple rounds that I was with a G22 or 23. I've now own an M&P 45 for a year and have been happy with it for the most part. The trigger is heaver than a Glock, but the face is smooth and doesn't wear a blister after a 300 round day at the range. My trigger was not gritty although I hear a lot of other M&P owners complain about theirs. 2700 rounds from new-in-box and it has never malfunctioned.

S. Kelly
03-24-2010, 13:18
The S&W M&P45 is the best of the M&P pistol line.

fastbolt
03-24-2010, 13:22
Like the .45 better.
Just me.
Have 9, 40, 45.
:supergrin:

The S&W M&P45 is the best of the M&P pistol line.

Apparently I'm not the only person to have formed this opinion. ;)

sig2009
03-27-2010, 13:20
I have the full size M&P in 357 sig for sale. You could swap out the barrel to 40 S&W or get a 9mm conversion barrel. PM me if interested.