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Zell
03-14-2012, 12:45
I'm thinking of getting one and would appreciate anyone's opinion on the General Firearms Forum.

I'd also like to get your thoughts how it compares to Glock's
G21 (.45).

By the way, this would not be used for conceal carry. Target shooting only.


http://www.hinterlandoutfitters.com/images/2010/handguns/medium/50013.jpg

Thanks!

bac1023
03-14-2012, 12:46
I think the M&P is a great pistol as far as polymers go.

D3S3RT_P3NGU1N
03-14-2012, 12:55
Great guns, I prefer the version without the thumb safety though

dosei
03-14-2012, 12:58
Love 'em! (And I prefer the ones with the thumb safety.)

Zell
03-14-2012, 13:20
Great guns, I prefer the version without the thumb safety though

Why? Thanks.

Zell
03-14-2012, 13:20
Love 'em! (And I prefer the ones with the thumb safety.)

Why? Thanks.

Glockwork Orange
03-14-2012, 13:29
I had a full size MP .45 and found the muzzle would hit the bench/chair/etc. whenever I sat and would pop the gun up in the holster...traded it for an MP .45 compact and never had the same problem...that extra half inch makes a difference if u carry it, just my experience, YMMV!

ctfireman
03-14-2012, 13:44
The entire M&P lineup is great IMO. Matter of fact the next on my list is a M&P 40c. I prefer no safety.

itstime
03-14-2012, 13:44
It's a great solid gun. Solid platform. I enjoy mine.

D3S3RT_P3NGU1N
03-14-2012, 14:01
Why? Thanks.

Just personal preference really, I'm not a fan of manual safeties on most handguns. Safety or no safety the gun is just as reliable and the trigger is the same. I can certainly see how someone coming from say the 1911 manual of arms might prefer the thumb safety. The only thing I've heard some folks say about the safety is that its a little easy to engage or disengage compared to a 1911 and they worry about doing it accidentally.

I also prefer the gun without the magazine disconnect, as I don't see any reason for it

I'll check the SKU for it and edit this post with it

Edit:

109306 - 4.5" no safety, no mag disconnect
109307 - 4" no safety, no mag disconnect

mrsurfboard
03-14-2012, 14:06
Grip is superior to the G21. Slide is also thinner then the G21. Overall a great gun, I own one.

cowboy1964
03-14-2012, 14:19
I prefer the 45 compact for carry. Still large enough to get a full grip yet is decently light and concealable.

dosei
03-14-2012, 14:28
Why? Thanks.

Because old habits die hard. My thumb always wants to "ride the safety", whether one is there or not. Plus, by having it there for my thumb to ride, it also makes it easier to me to have a good, high grip on the gun. And should I ever decide that I don't want it there, it is removable.

dhoomonyou
03-14-2012, 14:38
does it have a magazine disconnect?

mrsurfboard
03-14-2012, 14:44
does it have a magazine disconnect?

You can get it with or without.

Kloogee
03-14-2012, 19:51
I have a full size M&P .45 and have nothing but good to say. I have about 2000 rounds so far through it and haven't had any FTE or FTFs. It feels great in my hand and it shoots far better than I do.

Kloogee
03-14-2012, 19:52
Oh and mine has no safety and will still fire without a mag in it.

fastbolt
03-14-2012, 19:55
I prefer the M&P 45 out of all the plastic-framed .45's I've tried over the years.

I know some Glock shooters (also firearm instructors) who have since bought M&P 45's.

Similarly to how I feel the Glock is at its best when chambered in 9mm, I tend to feel the M&P is at its best chambered in .45 ACP. Sure, I like the M&P 40c I own, and the assorted other M&P's I've tried (M&P 9, 9c, VTAC 9mm), but the M&P 45 in Full-size, Mid-size & Compact have just seemed to have hit a "sweet spot" in the M&P pistol line for me.

I tried to find something appealing in a new G21SF I was shooting for a while, but my DE M&P 45 w/thumb safeties was just a better experience, even with its initial heavy & slightly rough trigger. (The small back-strap/palm-swell insert makes it feel surprisingly similar to a 1911 with a flat MSH in my hands. ;) )

I'm curious to try the factory revised "trigger" due out later this year (when it's available for the .45 models, and yes, I've already tried some M&P's with some of the Apex parts installed).

FLglockdude
03-14-2012, 21:48
I have three M&P pistols, granted none of which are chambered in .45acp but it would still be my choice of polymer .45. If it were strictly a target pistol, I would opt for the manual safety and install an Apex Tactical forward set sear trigger.

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III_M1KE_III
03-14-2012, 22:24
Rumor has it that S&W will be releasing a new version of the M&P in April....purportedly with an improved trigger. You might want to wait a month or so. That's what I'm doing.




I'm thinking of getting one and would appreciate anyone's opinion on the General Firearms Forum.

I'd also like to get your thoughts how it compares to Glock's
G21 (.45).

By the way, this would not be used for conceal carry. Target shooting only.




Thanks!

10mm Sonny
03-15-2012, 00:16
If you buy a used one, don't get one with a serial # starting with MPRxxxx. That was the first run of production and they had a few fit and finish flaws. S&W warranty did replace my slide for a new one, so I am now happy with it. And a very awesome member did PM me info on improving the quality of the manual safety.

PattonT
03-15-2012, 00:55
I love Glocks but prefer the 45m&p over any 45 glock

Zell
03-15-2012, 09:59
Rumor has it that S&W will be releasing a new version of the M&P in April....purportedly with an improved trigger. You might want to wait a month or so. That's what I'm doing.

What improvements will be made to the trigger -- do you know? What's wrong with trigger on the current model?

Also, any idea what other changes may be made to the new .45?

Thanks!

DustyDawg48
03-15-2012, 10:32
The M&P45 is the first gun that caused me to put up my Glock 21 and I LOVE my Glock 21. I got started on the M&P by buying their 4.25" 9mm Pro version because I kept getting slide bite from my 9mm Glocks. The shape of the grip and especially the beaver tail really makes the gun and after shooting it I naturally started to want one in .45. Traded for an older one with the thumb safety and I just cannot get over how much I love this gun. I will always be a fan of the Glock 21 but the M&P45 is my new .45.

It is my EDC and my IDPA gun and it just flat works!

XDfense
03-15-2012, 10:41
What improvements will be made to the trigger -- do you know? What's wrong with trigger on the current model?

Also, any idea what other changes may be made to the new .45?

Thanks!

My experience with the stock M&P trigger is that it's a little gritty and the reset isn't very distinct. The grittiness did lessen the more I fired the pistol.

I do have high praise for the APEX DCAEK kit. I did decide to have this installed when I got new sights. It's really smooth, breaks clean, and the reset is short and distinct. It's a night and day difference.

Zell
03-15-2012, 15:36
The M&P45 is the first gun that caused me to put up my Glock 21 and I LOVE my Glock 21. I got started on the M&P by buying their 4.25" 9mm Pro version because I kept getting slide bite from my 9mm Glocks. The shape of the grip and especially the beaver tail really makes the gun and after shooting it I naturally started to want one in .45. Traded for an older one with the thumb safety and I just cannot get over how much I love this gun. I will always be a fan of the Glock 21 but the M&P45 is my new .45.

It is my EDC and my IDPA gun and it just flat works!

That's great to hear.