New/Used M&P 45?


July 22, 2008, 10:12 PM
I am presently in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on business. Dropped into a local gun shop and spotted an M&P 45. Talk about ergonomic!! Wow. The price tag was $499.00 and the tag said "used". It was perfect, the breechface was like new, there was only a faint ring on the barrel, it looked to be factory fired only.

To make it harder to resist, this one had no mag saftey, but had a manual 1911 type safety, just what I wanted. I decided to buy it, and it was scanned and rang up $619.00 (plus tax). Confusion ensued. I eventually left with it at $499.00 plus tax for a $544.00 total. The warranty card is still sealed up as is the cable lock.

I am now beginning to understand all the hoopla about the M&P's. The ergonomics are excellent, the curved trigger is smooth and comfy. Glock needs to pay attention. Of the 3 interchangable backstraps, one fit my hand perfectly. The grip angle is spot on. Again, Glock needs to pay attention.

I even like the stock M&P trigger pull better than a Glock on a stock vs stock basis. I plan on shooting it this weekend and posting my impressions.

Man, this thing feels so much better than my G17 and G34. Much better.

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July 22, 2008, 10:41 PM
I felt the same way the first time I held the MP45.
I originally looked hard at the HK45, but for 10 rds, and about half the price of the HK, I think the MP45 is a winner.
People will argue about German quaity, and engineering, and all the stuff about the excellent reputation of HK products.
I say American firearms are still pretty good, and with a lifetime warranty from S&W, it earned my confidence. Worst case, one can afford 2 MP45s for price of one HK45. If one does fail, you still have the other one in your hand, and loaded, while the other is back to S& warranty on their cost.
It is also a pretty darned accurate pistol, too.

July 22, 2008, 10:43 PM
sounds like you got a real good deal,i have the earth brown full size, 45acp with the thumb safety on the slide, is that the safety your talking about, mentioned ''1911 safety''? anyways how you described it as far as ergonomics ,feel in hand etc, is what sold me also i wasnt even in the market for that pistol and when the salesman put it in m hand i was sold!!!!!, and wait till you shoot it, the only thing i advise is to dry fire a bit to start breaking in that trigger, at first it is kinda stiff, like alot of other people that ive heard from, i was shooting low left at first but now after about 400 rds or so the trigger is getting smoother and my shooting is getting alot better, by the way i liked it so much that i just bought the 40sw full size, man s&w got it right with these pistol, like you said no offense to glock lovers out there, i know they are extremely reliable pistols,built to last etc, but in terms of ergonomics, feel etc, the glock just felt like a 2X4 to me ,i even tried that new one glock has out now thats supposed to be thinner, uh uh sorry good try, ...i will be buying the 9mm full size next, but im waiting for the pro series to come out,...enjoy your new m&p...

July 23, 2008, 12:00 AM
Pro series is out, and has been for a few weeks now.

July 23, 2008, 12:06 AM
Congrats! M&P's are nice guns.

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