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Old 01-01-2010, 08:40   #1
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M&P 9MM Pro Report.

Picked up my new M&P 9MM Pro last Tuesday. About 2 hours before my weekly defensive pistol shoot. Stopped home for a quick take down and lube and off to the range. Yup, shooting it in competition with zero range time.

The Pro comes with a green fiber optic front sight and a blacked out rear. I have fiber front AND rear sights on a couple of my pistols and was not sure how I would like the Pro setup. Bottom line, it's real sweet. I like it better that the 3 dot. Maybe it's me and I spend too much time trying to line all the dots but with a single dot just get it in the middle of the rear and squeeze. And really, the kind of competitions I do it's all about the front sight and I think the Pro setup is less distracting.

The trigger is very nice and feels a lot lighter than the spec's say it is and I like the small click and feel when it resets. My double taps are more controlled and accurate.

The 3/4" longer barrel reduces muzzle flip for me but I have to pay a little more attention to getting the sights on target. Is a longer barrel a little slower to swing around?

Fit and finish, flawless.
Action, smooth.

I didn't burn up the range but I did set one of my best ever times. And with a totally new pistol!
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Old 01-01-2010, 09:03   #2
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Picked up my new M&P 9MM Pro last Tuesday. About 2 hours before my weekly defensive pistol shoot. Stopped home for a quick take down and lube and off to the range. Yup, shooting it in competition with zero range time.
Did the same thing with my Glock 21 two yrs back, no problems, which is as it should be.

The Pro is a very nice pistol, congrats, enjoy....
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Old 01-01-2010, 10:49   #3
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I am slowly getting some M&Ps. I have the .40 and .45 Full Size. I would like to add the 9mm Pro and 9mm compact. Enjoy your pistol. I would like to get my wife to try and the 9 compact. With the small grip I think it would make a good carry pistol for her.

Are you using it in IDPA, USPSA, or something else?
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Are you using it in IDPA, USPSA, or something else?
All of the above and a couple of local groups too.
I'm a member of IDPA and USPSA plus 3 local gun clubs.

Now that I have a Pro I was kind of thinking I would trade my 9MM full size for a compact but I have a 3913NL so I don't really need a compact and I really like my full size. You never know when a spare would be handy.

Maybe I'll just buy a compact.

M&P 9 Pro
M&P 9 Full Size
Model 3913 NL
Model 64

Oh, and 3 Kahrs and 2 Rugers.
Hardly seems to be enough.
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All of the above and a couple of local groups too.
I'm a member of IDPA and USPSA plus 3 local gun clubs.

Now that I have a Pro I was kind of thinking I would trade my 9MM full size for a compact but I have a 3913NL so I don't really need a compact and I really like my full size. You never know when a spare would be handy.

Maybe I'll just buy a compact.

M&P 9 Pro
M&P 9 Full Size
Model 3913 NL
Model 64

Oh, and 3 Kahrs and 2 Rugers.
Hardly seems to be enough.
It is not. What you waiting for.

Have fun. It should make a great production pistol and work well in SSP. You might want to mix your carry pistol into IDPA some but up to you. I assume you are not Concealed Carrying the Pro.
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It is not. What you waiting for.
Have fun. It should make a great production pistol and work well in SSP. You might want to mix your carry pistol into IDPA some but up to you. I assume you are not Concealed Carrying the Pro.
No the Pro is a little big.
My most common CC is a Kahr TP9 which I have shot in IDPA but the 8 round vs. 10 round mag issue is a problem. But that's another forum.

My Tuesday night CC shoot I use the M&P, Kahr TP9 and mix it up with my Model 64. For me I don't have speed loaders, I convenience loaders.
I love shooting the 64 but my time really suffers. lol.
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