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Firefightermdc
06-25-2012, 22:38
After milling around looking at a bunch of 1911s, I thought I had my mind made up. Then I went shooting with my buddy who has a s&w m&p 40. I fell in love w the grip and knew this was going to be my next gun. I really wanted night sights but they didn't have a model with ones installed, so I got the conventional 3dot combat contrast configuration. I love how this pistol feels in my hand and it points naturally. I put the large backstrap on it, picked up some federal ammo and a blackhawk serpa holster and called it a day. Well see how she shoots this week 52634

PimpStick
06-25-2012, 22:50
Good choice. I have the full-size M&P .45 and it's a solid gun, great shooter, and has been 100% reliable with all ammo I have put through it.

Firefightermdc
06-25-2012, 23:09
Yes I wanted the full size and am very happy with how it feels

bac1023
06-26-2012, 04:13
Congrats! :cool:

Bruce M
06-26-2012, 08:26
Enjoy your new M&P.

Gary1911A1
06-26-2012, 09:01
I have a full size M&P45 with thumb safeties that is my favorite polymer 45 I have tried and I have tried most of them. Whatever Backstrap gives you the best trigger reach is the one best for you. Hope you enjoy it at least as much as the .40 you shot.

Firefightermdc
06-26-2012, 09:04
The large works best for me. I've heard so many good things about the m&p line, and I know s&w's cs is great so I felt good about taking the plunge

Fordtough25
06-26-2012, 10:54
Good choice. I have the full-size M&P .45 and it's a solid gun, great shooter, and has been 100% reliable with all ammo I have put through it.


+1 same here, mine shoots great and fits my hands better than mose polymer .45's.

fastbolt
06-26-2012, 11:12
Congrats.

My FS M&P 45 has been an outstanding plastic .45 pistol. Great accuracy. Reliable with an assortment of different JHP's I've tried.

I often enjoy shooting it more than some of my 1911's. When I use the small grip insert it closely duplicates the "feel" of my 1911's with flat MSH's. If I were to return to active duty and were allowed to pick from among the plastic .45's available, it would be my choice.

itstime
06-26-2012, 11:17
Congrats. Nice guns.

DustyDawg48
06-26-2012, 11:58
Another congrats and another +1 for the M&P45. I liked mine so much I actually traded for a 2nd M&P45 only this one is the FDE color. Both are the full-size with thumb safety and it has replaced all my other pistols as my favorite thing to shoot. I picked up an M&P9c with thumb safety for daily carry so it would come fairly close to feeling and operating just like it's big brother. I'll always like Glock but I'm a convert to the M&P now.

itstime
06-26-2012, 12:16
I want to get a 45c maybe this year

Firefightermdc
06-26-2012, 13:01
If the 45c was there it would've been greatly considered. I have a 40 cal sig but was very tempted to go with the 40c they had

packinaglock
06-26-2012, 17:25
I want to get a 45c maybe this year

I need to check these out, I hear they are about the same size grip as the G19/23?

Firefightermdc
06-27-2012, 20:38
I need to check these out, I hear they are about the same size grip as the G19/23?

No quite a bit thinner even with the large backstrap. Contours to the hand better than a glock or xd/xdm

TxGlock9
06-28-2012, 10:49
M&P 45 is the most accurate out of all caliber M&P's.. They are still having early lock up issues with the 9mm's... I didn't want to believe it bc I am a M&P fan but it's true. I tested my FS 9mm @ 25 bench rest. best group was 4-5inches; and I am an avid shooter.

Wash-ar15
06-28-2012, 12:35
M&P 45 is the most accurate out of all caliber M&P's.. They are still having early lock up issues with the 9mm's... I didn't want to believe it bc I am a M&P fan but it's true. I tested my FS 9mm @ 25 bench rest. best group was 4-5inches; and I am an avid shooter.

+1. I run mine against the 2k dollar 1911's in IDPA all the time.

its my favorite of the 4 mp's i own. I just don't shoot it as much due to ammo cost.

TxGlock9
06-28-2012, 14:47
Btw does anyone want some rubberized talon grips for a M&P compact? 9/40/357..

Sharkey
06-28-2012, 20:52
My M&P45C is great. Just the right size in my girlie hands. :supergrin:

gatorboy
06-28-2012, 21:46
Heads-up to M&P 45 lovers!

I've got the 4.5 FS and the compact. That's the way to go. The 4.5 upper will fit and function 100% on the C frame and vice-versa. Four guns in two. Serial #'s only on frames so no matter what BS laws your state may have (CCW list) you are good to go. No worry here in Floridiotville but yeah, great guns. I also have both M&P 40's and I'm mostly a 40 guy. The 45's are much better IMO, they fit my non-girly hands better than the 40's.

Also, a bit of bad info above. The M&P slides are exactly in between the 9/40 and 10mm/45 Glock slides in width - both the 40's and 45's. The frames on both are slimmer than both. The 45C carries better for me than the 23 which is my all-around favorite pistol of all time. I have more than a few to compare. Good shooting.

cowboy1964
06-28-2012, 23:08
I've had my M&P 45c for about two years or so. Love it. Never a jam though had a few issues (front sight dot fell out, brass to the head when ejector loosened up, both fixed by S&W in 14 days).

I just realized I have three M&Ps now in four calibers! If I don't get my Gen 4 Glock 19's ejector solved eventually it may just have to go. I shoot the M&Ps better anyway.

Gary1911A1
06-29-2012, 08:02
M&P 45 is the most accurate out of all caliber M&P's.. They are still having early lock up issues with the 9mm's... I didn't want to believe it bc I am a M&P fan but it's true. I tested my FS 9mm @ 25 bench rest. best group was 4-5inches; and I am an avid shooter.

I just benched my M&P9 at 25 yards two weeks ago and got simimilar results. My M&P45 is a different story and will outshoot my Glock21SF.

TxGlock9
06-29-2012, 08:52
I just benched my M&P9 at 25 yards two weeks ago and got simimilar results. My M&P45 is a different story and will outshoot my Glock21SF.

Yup. I sold it soon after.

blastfact
06-29-2012, 19:25
I really like my M&P .45 FS with no lock, safety or disconnect.

Firefightermdc
07-13-2012, 13:54
Range report was great only put 200 rounds down it and last one was a stovepipe. :/ mag spring messed up, I removed the baseplate and reset the spring no more problems.

M&P Shooter
07-13-2012, 14:04
Congrats, I consider the M&P pistol if you get the Apex sear & plunger to be the best polymer pistol on the market:wavey:

Firefightermdc
07-13-2012, 23:04
I've heard that as well as a trigger setup

Firefightermdc
07-20-2012, 22:01
Liked the m&p so much I picked up a shield in 40 s&w tonight

NEOH212
07-22-2012, 03:00
The M&P 45 is a solid gun. I'm not big on the M&P series but the .45 M&P is a keeper!

Congratulations!


:cool:

cowboy1964
07-22-2012, 19:21
M&P 45c is a great carry .45 (even with the crappy stock trigger). X-Grip now has adapter for the 10 round mags of the full size M&P 45.

fastbolt
07-23-2012, 13:00
Range report was great only put 200 rounds down it and last one was a stovepipe. :/ mag spring messed up, I removed the baseplate and reset the spring no more problems.

Reset the spring?

There were a couple of revisions S&W engineers apparently requested due to some early springs provided by their vendor that would sometimes distort.

I had one (out of 4 mags). It was one of the early orange painted springs. One of the top coils took on a weird 90-degree bend. I only discovered it when cleaning the mag, since it wasn't causing any feeding problems.

The next color code painted on the .45 springs was purple, but they have been further revised and use a light green paint color. I'm still running several purple coded M&P 45 mag springs without problems (and have some remaining spare purple springs), although I'll eventually update my replacement springs to the newest green ones.

What happened with your spring that made you "reset" it?

USMC03Grunt
07-24-2012, 20:47
Once upon a time, I had an SW99 in .45 ACP. That thing was the biggest POS I had ever owned! Worst accuracy of any of my .45s, a magazine release that rubbed against my finger, a grip that seemed like it was longer than the slide, the mags were a beast to load and were only 9 rounds as well, then there was the wonky manual of arms in regards to the decocking button. No, I was not impressed and while I tried to like it, it found its way down the road as trading fodder fairly quick. Now I had never owned a Sigma (although I might have to try one someday and if cheap enough, buy one) but have heard that they were alright in the functional areas, alright in accuracy but hideous trigger pulls. Needless to say, after my expereince with the SW99 and the stories about the Sigma, I was VERY leery about spending any money on an M&P 45.
Well, today on the way back from Denver, I stopped in at Jansen Arms in Loveland and bought a full size FDE model with the manual safety. Being a Wyoming resident, it has to be shipped to my local FFL so needless to say, I am looking forward to it coming in! I've heard good things about this pistol and I am going to be curious how it stacks up to the other .45s in my collection. Right now, my USP-45 is top dog in that collection but it will be nice to see if the M&P can knock the king off that hill or if it will take it's place besidethe XD-45 Tactical, Glock 21, Ruger P90, Sig P220, the 1911s and EAA Witness. Time will tell.