M&P 45 Compact versus LW Commander


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Commander Crusty
October 21, 2009, 01:38 PM
Hello Pistol Packers,

I recently purchased a full sized M&P .45 and now I'm looking for a similar but smaller pistol as a backup or spare. My brain tells me to just buy an M&P .45 Compact and enjoy having a matching gun that's a bit smaller and lighter. On the other hand, I've got this contrary little demon on my other shoulder whispering about a Springfield Armory LW Champion. I love the look of the S-A GI models, and I do like a gun I don't have to worry about. I'm just not sure the LW Champion is really any smaller (especially in grip length) or lighter than the full sized M&P (which weighs 36 oz fully loaded with 11 rounds). Which gun should I buy and why? :rolleyes:

Sincerely,
Commander Crusty

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gglass
October 21, 2009, 01:48 PM
I would personally stick with the same platform.

I have different shapes and sizes of both M&P's and 1911's, but If I had just a couple, I would have to match them by family.

My M&P's

M&P40 FS
M&P357 FS
M&P9c
M&P9 Pro Series (x2)

My 1911's

SA 1911 Loaded
SA 1911 GI Micro
S&W SW1911

9mmepiphany
October 21, 2009, 07:08 PM
...and I do like a gun I don't have to worry about.

...than the 1911 platform isn't for you

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