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NitLion
05-06-2011, 05:36
:crying: Well this is sad news...especially after FN discontinued their model in 357sig. Luckily I have one of each. My M&P 357sig is a sweet shooter too!! May have to look for the M&P compact before they dry up.

RMD
05-06-2011, 06:41
I really tried to like M&Ps and rented every one I could, but I just never got used to the trigger :(

NitLion
05-06-2011, 07:21
I have enough different pistols that it is hard to switch back and forth sometimes. I got rid of the DAO Cougar because it was just too much adjustment for me. Don't have too much problem with the M&P. If it were my one and only, I could get good with it....

ricklee4570
05-09-2011, 04:07
Anyone know why they are discontinuing it?

NitLion
05-09-2011, 06:03
Anyone know why they are discontinuing it?

From the internet chatter, it sounds like low sales figures. Someone stated that as a number of police agencies use the M&P in 357sig, they (S&W) would make special runs to accommodate police sales...

ricklee4570
05-09-2011, 06:17
Im surprised that sales are low. Seems like everyone is in love with the .40S&W more than anything else right now.

c5367
05-09-2011, 08:09
I've seen this rumor floating around for some time now, but nothing official. Where'd you see the announcement?

I love my M&P357, but if it truly is discontinued, I'll probably go back to the Glock side.

NitLion
05-09-2011, 10:57
I've seen this rumor floating around for some time now, but nothing official. Where'd you see the announcement?

I love my M&P357, but if it truly is discontinued, I'll probably go back to the Glock side.

The M&P in 357sig is not listed in S&W's 2011 catalog (that a friend brought back from the NRA convention). I then went to the S&W forum where there is a discussion about said subject. I then went to Gunbroker and Auction Arms where there are almost none listed -which from past experience is not usual. The LGS only had only one (which I bought-more on that later) and the seller said they had stopped making them in 357sig caliber. The funny thing is...is that the S&W website still shows them, but each and every model is listed as out-of-stock by Gallery of Guns (to the right of the screen on each models page).

c5367
05-09-2011, 11:02
hmmm, well that sucks.
http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore/SmWesson2/upload/other/2011_NewCatalog.pdf

"Calibers 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP"

Looks like this might actually be true.

NitLion
05-09-2011, 11:06
hmmm, well that sucks.


Agreed!:sadangel:

czgunner
05-10-2011, 10:22
Bummer!
My only current 357SIG is my HK P2000.
While I like it, I've been looking for an M&P to replace it with!
Gotta call my dealer!

SamRudolph
08-09-2011, 09:42
I don't believe it was discontinued, they just cut civilian production because civilian sales were limited. You can still get it through first responder or officer purchase programs.

HexHead
08-09-2011, 09:47
"Calibers 9mm, .40 S&W, .45 ACP"



No .45 GAP either.
:rofl:

c5367
08-09-2011, 09:57
I don't believe it was discontinued, they just cut civilian production because civilian sales were limited. You can still get it through first responder or officer purchase programs.

I'm a civilian, so it's effectively discontinued for me. :crying:

leeward419
08-09-2011, 16:52
Im surprised that sales are low. Seems like everyone is in love with the .40S&W more than anything else right now.

Maybe Glock and SIG have the market for 357 SIG pistols sewn up

Brad737
08-09-2011, 17:02
If you already have one, why would you go back to the Glock side?



I've seen this rumor floating around for some time now, but nothing official. Where'd you see the announcement?

I love my M&P357, but if it truly is discontinued, I'll probably go back to the Glock side.

c5367
08-09-2011, 17:58
If you already have one, why would you go back to the Glock side?

I shoot frequently enough that I'll wear the M&P out at some point in the not too distant future. If I can't go out and get a new one, I don't want to keep it in heavy use rotation.

So, my current-model 357 Sig full size choices are limited to the G31 or the Sig P226. I'm not a fan of the Sig long reset trigger, or the short reset-long overtravel tigger, so that leaves the G31. (plus, I have a GSSF card waiting to be used)

The 357 Sig is just neat cartridge, and I'd like to stick with it. It's cheaper than 40 to reload, great performance, and well known as having very good inherent accuracy potential. No one steals my brass at local matches either! :supergrin:

That, and it kinda bugs me that S&W would discontinue it for civilians but not LE.

clarkstoncz
02-18-2012, 04:55
I have a MINTY M&P357 Compact that I'll be listing in the classifieds of various forums soon, including GT..

Like the M&P9C that we owned for while, the 357 was very accurate with the limited
rounds (8) through it and seemed to have soft recoil.

PEOPLE are still finding the M&P 357s in full-size, but few Compacts are up for sale
these days.

sadly, my wife thinks we (she) needs to remodel, than have 4 .357 SIGs in the house,.

dwhite53
02-18-2012, 08:13
Can you get a .40 to .357 conversion barrel for the .40 models?

All the Best,
D. White

Glockdude1
02-18-2012, 08:29
http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Category4_750001_750051_757956_-1_757781_757781_image

Are you sure they discontinued the .357 Sig M&P?

:cool:

clarkstoncz
02-18-2012, 14:12
From information on the web and what local Dealers have told me.

1. Midway often has the .357 barrels.

2. S&W dropped the gun except for LE sales..Agency only now I was told.

3. They might list them, but you can't buy one, as the Gun Genie
doesn't even list the 357 SIG as a caliber for the compact.

The .357 barrel would be a good way for you get get into the awesome .357 SIG.

After I sell a few gun for money to repair or remodel the house, I'll be looking to pick up
a new Gen 4 Glock 32 in the late Summer.


The G32 fits me the best out of the tree 357 sizes, and Any bugs should be worked out of them by then..


KEV

NitLion
02-18-2012, 16:57
A shame one has to go! If I didn't have one already, I would pounce on it like a cat on a mouse! Is yours slick sided or does it have the manual safety? I take it that a gun room is NOT in the re-modeling plans?

(its a good thing I checked my spelling - I wrote moose instead of mouse:whistling:)

clarkstoncz
02-19-2012, 01:05
No gun room, and my gun safe is near empty.

I'm sure I will sell the .357s by April.

No thumb safety or lock.

OmniscientX
02-19-2012, 01:39
And I had been looking forward too paying 25 dollars a box for range ammo. :(

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