SmithWesson M & P .40 Pro 5 inch long barrel


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nathan
November 9, 2012, 11:57 AM
Are they getting more popularly used in shooting competitions vs the Glock 35 ?

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mgmorden
November 9, 2012, 03:47 PM
No, but the Glock 35 doesn't see all that much use except as a beginner's gun either.

In IDPA SSP and USPSA Production 9mm is king, so you mostly see Glock 34's and other 9mm's.

.40S&W is optimal in USPSA Limited but from what I've personally seen the VAST majority of shooters use an STI 2011 or another double-stack 1911 variant. The ones who aren't are the people who are just shooting whatever they brung and want want to load up the mags to full capacity. A very, very small number of people seem to shoot appropriately geared Glock 35's or M&P's in .40S&W.

That said, I shoot an M&P 9L in Production and greatly prefer the ergonomics of it to my Glock 17, so if I was going to shoot a polymer gun in Limited I'd go M&P before Glock.

vossman
November 10, 2012, 06:12 PM
Have they been approved yet. I love mine but have not used it in IPSC cause I thought it was almost approved.

Radagast
November 12, 2012, 05:52 AM
http://www.ipsc.org/rules/proddiv.php
SW99, M&P9, M&P9C, M&P9 Pro, M&P9L, M&P357, M&P40, M&P40 Pro, M&P45, M&P45C, M&P40C, M&P9VTAC

http://www.uspsa.org/rules/production_list.php
M&P 357 Sig Compact 3" (24.7 oz.), M&P 357Sig 4" (28.7 oz.), M&P 40 4" (27.5 oz.), M&P 40 Compact 3" (24.4 oz.), M&P 45 4" (27.9 oz.), M&P 45 Compact 3" (27.3 oz.), M&P 45 Full Size (28.9 oz.), M&P 9 Compact 3" (24.2 oz.), M&P 9L 5" 9mm (28.2 oz.), M&P 9mm 4" (27.2 oz.), M&P Pro series 5" 9mm (29.2 oz.),

So approved internationally, but not in the USA for USPSA matches.

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