So what states are actually getting S&W M&P .45s???


June 19, 2007, 03:13 PM
The shop owner I do gunsmithing for has ordered several times to no avail.
I keep hearing these guns are available and have even seen pictures and write ups but we have received nothing yet on actual guns.

We can get all the 1911 pistols we want in any flavor but M&P .45s are eluding us.

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June 19, 2007, 03:24 PM
I was pumped about these pistols when I first heard about them. I have two other M&P's and absolutely love them.

Then they were delayed.

We've gotten some in Alabama, but they look terrible. The finish on them isn't good at all. Most of the extractors look horrible. I've handled three different pistols and they all looked the same. While this isn't an "end-of-the-world" issue, I still like a NIB gun to look NIB.

I'm going to pass on this pistol for awhile.

There is some good info over on about the 45 (

Oh...and I wanted the dark earth version, which apparently will not be out for awhile.

June 19, 2007, 07:21 PM
Shops in Central Ohio have them.

June 19, 2007, 07:31 PM
I've seen a few in Mississippi & Alabama.

June 19, 2007, 09:24 PM
Academy Sports in Houston, Tx has 'em:D

June 19, 2007, 09:43 PM
Just looked at one in Central, VA today. Very nice, same price as XD's. More comfortable grip and points better than XD for me. Nice trigger. Only bad thing - it's 10+1, XD is 13+1 and a bit smaller.

Still like the Taurus 24/7 better than XD or M&P - also about $100 less.

June 19, 2007, 09:45 PM
Bachman's and Schramm's had them at the Fort Worth Gun Show last weekend (June 16/17).


Gary G23
June 19, 2007, 09:47 PM
I've seen several in KY and TN.

June 19, 2007, 09:48 PM
Saw them in two shops in CT. One had the thumb safety on it. Very comfortable. I like having that thumb rest.

June 19, 2007, 10:04 PM
Not **********. S&W hasn't started producing the version of the M&P45 that's "Kali Legal"


June 19, 2007, 10:34 PM
I've seen them here in Montana.

June 19, 2007, 10:43 PM
The same was true with the XD40 right after I bought mine. All this talk about the same gun being allocated for the war in Iraq. I don't know, I can't say I've seen too many troops with XD's out there but thats what all the gun shops were telling their patrons. Who knows whats true and what isn't. Could be they're allocated to a PD department somewhere, could be S&W is having a supply issue for some reason. Anybody's guess.

June 19, 2007, 11:48 PM
I bought mine in Michigan and have seen them for sale in Indiana also.

June 20, 2007, 12:10 AM
Available in North Dakota.


June 20, 2007, 12:33 AM
We have them in GA.

June 20, 2007, 12:45 AM
Hows the weather in ND? I'm gonna be there for 6 weeks in July and August visiting my grandparents and other relatives.

I don't know if they have them in AZ. They probably do.

June 20, 2007, 04:55 AM
They just got the O.K. here in Mass. and my dealer has a couple.:)

June 20, 2007, 05:03 AM
Several here in Memphis. I bought one, and it had problems. Smith fixed it and now there is at least 1 used one in the shops here in Memphis. It was neat, but I like my 21sf more.

June 20, 2007, 07:27 AM
Gander Mountain in Fredericksburg, VA, has a version with manual thumb safeties on them. I like the feel of the gun but I don't care for the thumb safety.

June 20, 2007, 09:07 AM
Anybody want to let loose of the Distrubutors that may have wholesaled these guns????

Montana! Geez, the old man is going to have to go with some new distributors or maybe go dealer direct!

June 20, 2007, 09:23 AM

If you're interested in getting one (and not concerned with overstepping your dealer), you can always order one from Buds Gun Shop ( They have them in stock. $499 with no night sights, $599 with.

Ala Dan
June 20, 2007, 11:06 AM
Yep, I'm in central Alabama; and we have 'em~! ;):D

June 20, 2007, 11:10 AM
Davidson's has a couple of models in stock.

George Hill
June 20, 2007, 12:02 PM
We've got several here in my Utah shop.

June 20, 2007, 01:40 PM
I have three in stock currently.

June 20, 2007, 01:46 PM
My man in NC had one for a week. Then someone bought it. I think it had something crazy like 629 on the price tag. Then again, I gave him 525 for my 9c and then the next batch he got in were 539! :uhoh:

I say "Bud's" if your guy can't get one.

June 20, 2007, 01:53 PM
azhunter12, it's been unusually wet this year. Everything is green and the temp is nice. It's really brining out the ticks and mosquitoes

To keep this on topic--if you get to the Bismarck area, Gun City has the M&P .45 in stock.


June 20, 2007, 02:02 PM
Pinellas County, FL has a bunch of them

June 22, 2007, 12:17 AM
The Academy Sports and several gunshops that I frequent seem to have no trouble keeping them stocked. I live in Southern Alabama...

June 22, 2007, 11:48 PM
hey just got the O.K. here in Mass. and my dealer has a couple.

No they are not approved yet in Mass. They are not on the approved list as of 4/2007.

June 23, 2007, 10:22 AM
417 Guns in Springfield, Missouri has had them. He had some M&Ps in there yesterday, but I did not notice if one was a 45.


June 23, 2007, 11:20 AM
I've also seen them up here in Michigan. Haven't seen one with the manual safety though.

June 23, 2007, 11:45 AM
Sportsmans Warehouse had M&Ps on sale last week.
I am not sure what the total inventory situation is with them. I was at the Chatanooga store. They had 40c and 9c for certain. $449. plus the free two mag deal.
I think they had the .45 but I am waiting for a 45compact.

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