4" or 4.5" M&P45


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RSY
December 13, 2008, 07:27 PM
I am a big believer in getting the longest sight radius possible, but in this case, is the extra 0.5" really worth it??? Makes me wonder why they even are making it. Thanks for any input.

Scott

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ANDROTAZ
December 13, 2008, 09:56 PM
I just put a 4.5" on layaway at the shop where I work. I don't think the extra half inch is gonna hurt anything. I just wanted more of a "full-size" if you will.

schmeky
December 13, 2008, 10:01 PM
A longer sight radius is always a plus, but so is the sight picture. The stock M&P sights are very good, but not as good, in my opinion as stock sights on a Sig.

The 1/2" of barrel length is inconsequential.

Ben86
December 14, 2008, 12:19 AM
The 4" would be easier to carry. And if I'm not mistaken the handle is also a little shorter.

RSY
December 14, 2008, 12:49 AM
Nope, same grip length.

Scott

Sunray
December 14, 2008, 01:41 AM
The half inch won't make a lick of difference, Stateside. Up here, it's the difference between 'you can't have it' and 'you can'. A 4" handgun is prohibited, up here. A 4.5" isn't. I seriously doubt that's the reason though.

KegCommando
December 14, 2008, 11:14 AM
I wish I had your dilemma.

I want the 4" for easier carry but only the 4 1/2 is available in Kali.

MikePGS
December 14, 2008, 11:21 AM
I'm wondering the same thing. The biggest issue for me though is that I believe the 4 inch holds two less rounds, so if the grip length is the same your probably just as good with the full size.

possum
December 14, 2008, 11:47 AM
RSY,
welcome to the forum, what exactly is the intended use of the gun, that will help us get a better understanding to allow us to point you in the right direction.

with the limited info i would personally go with the 4" all my handguns but 1 have a barrel 4" or less, 4" will serve you well and allow you to shoot accuratly as one needs at defnsive ranges, and even beyond that.

RSY
December 14, 2008, 03:57 PM
Thanks for the welcome possum.

I'm looking to replace "Ol' Clunky" (my Ruger P944, which has also been Ol' Reliable, I might add) as a carry piece and "get me to my rifle/house gun." I tote it in a Wilderness Safepacker.

Thanks,
Scott

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