M&P 9 "pro series" first impression


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Sauer Grapes
August 10, 2010, 07:45 PM
Or should I say, very impressed. I picked one up last weekend.
I shot 100 rounds thru it when I got it, took to our clubs steel plate match and finished second!

I wasn't sure if I would like the Hi Viz front sight but it allows for quick target acquisition and is very eye friendly. Recoil is very manageable for rapid fire and staying on target. It's a natural pointer.

S&W seems to have finally gotten it right with the M&P.

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TonyT
August 10, 2010, 08:42 PM
I was a bit hesitant about purchasing a game gun without an adjustable rear sight but I have thoroughly enjoyed shooting my M&P9PRO. It shoots to point of aim and I appreciate the ergonomics of the M&P although I do miss the unique ambidextrous safety of the older S&W99/Walther P99's.

Boris bush
August 10, 2010, 08:45 PM
Sounds like a keeper!! Good shootin!

speaksoftly
August 10, 2010, 10:33 PM
I can't tell you how long I've been waiting for the MP 40 Pro in the 5" model. Last time I called Smith they told me they had produced 15 of them and would be producing more in the future but did know know the date. Latest rumor is that they'll start shipping in the first of September.

wbwanzer
August 11, 2010, 09:34 AM
I just went to S&W's site to see what this M&P 9 Pro is and I can't find it. I looked at the M&P series and did not see anything with PRO in the name. What should I be looking for?

speaksoftly
August 11, 2010, 10:42 AM
I just went to S&W's site to see what this M&P 9 Pro is and I can't find it. I looked at the M&P series and did not see anything with PRO in the name. What should I be looking for?


http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_765952_-1_757954_757781_757781_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y

wbwanzer
August 11, 2010, 11:46 AM
Thanks. Didn't see PRO in the name so I moved past it when I was looking.

Skylerbone
August 11, 2010, 03:58 PM
Bought the wife a 9L. Polished the striker block and stoned the sear, shoots like a dream.
It also goes well with the 9c and 40 full size I already had.

Sauer Grapes
August 11, 2010, 07:00 PM
I like it so much, I might look into M&P 9c for carry. We had 2 people at the match shooting the 9L. I think S&W will do well with all the M&P guns.

Quack
August 13, 2010, 08:39 AM
An Apex sear and FPB will improve on the Pro's trigger.

foxmoor
August 13, 2010, 11:44 AM
I'll show my ignorance, but what's the difference between a 9L and the Pro? I like the M&P 9mm that I shot, but I'd like one with a longer barrel for shooting at the range.

Thanks.

Kent in MI

Skylerbone
August 13, 2010, 04:20 PM
Fox, the Pro and L are the same configuration (5" barrel) with a bit of attention paid to the Pro trigger. I bought the L to save money as I've worked on my other M&Ps so a trigger job was no problem.

My first M&P received the Apex parts which I measured, then I stoned the factory parts to similar dimensions. I knew as soon as I shot the first M&P that another was soon to follow. Presto! I had parts ready for replacement plus a factory set should warranty work be needed.

The Apex Hard Sear is terrific as is the Striker Block though you could save money doing the latter yourself (it's just smoothing over a chamfered edge to round it out).

Google Burwell M&P trigger job to get an idea of what's involved, it will give you an idea of the process as well as some important pointers not included by Apex.

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