M&P 45c


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dab102999
November 29, 2012, 10:01 AM
I have been thinking about adding a M&P c as my next carry gun. I have been able to look and hold both the 40c and 9c but not the 45c. On both the 9 and 40 it has the "C" engraved on the slide. But on the pictures I have seen on the net for the 45 i dont see that engraving. Is it not on the 45 model??. And size wise is it much bigger then the 40c??.

Thanks.

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PPS43
November 29, 2012, 10:23 AM
There is no C.

45 is slightly bigger than 40. You can tell if you have them side by side, but if you just see one M&P from the distance it's not that easy to say whether it's 40 or 45.

watson
November 29, 2012, 05:46 PM
Might want to do some research before posting there PPS


http://www.smith-wesson.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product4_750001_750051_766268_-1_757782_757781_757781_ProductDisplayErrorView_Y

MJD
November 29, 2012, 05:50 PM
The 45c is much closer in size to a Glock 19. There's no similarity between the size of the 9c/40c and the 45c.

That said, the 45c is a great shooter. If you have no objection to carrying something that particular size as opposed to a 9c/40c, I'd highly recommend it.

watson
November 29, 2012, 05:53 PM
Dab from My experience the 45c has about the same size and feel as a glock 19 in the size. Holds 8 rounds with the pinky ext mag or flush whichever you prefer. As you probably already know the 9 and 40 C's are close in size to the baby glocks. The 45c has about a half inch longer length. It has the same size slide as the medium or regular M&P 45 (4" Barrel). So to answer your question it is a bit bigger then the 40c in both grip and slide length. I have not shot it but find it fairly comfortable to hold sing as you can if you have smaller hands get all 3 fingers on it or closer to than the regular M&P 45. Honestly IMO if you are a large enough guy to hide a full size M&P 45 (I'm talking the 4" barrel not the longslide 4.5) Then I would go with the two extra rounds better grip since the slide length on the normal and 45C's are the same. However if that slightly shorter grip helps you conceal it just a bit better then go with the 8 round C. I would try and get one of each in your hand first to decide. My .02

PPS43
November 29, 2012, 05:57 PM
Might want to do some research before posting there PPS

Could you please clarify? I see no "C" engraved on the slide in the picture you linked to.

watson
November 29, 2012, 05:57 PM
Model: M&P45c
Overall Length: 7.55"
Overall Height: 4.8"



Model: M&P45
Overall Length: 7.55"
Overall Height: 5.5"



Model: M&P40c
Overall Length: 6.7"
Overall Height: 4.3"

watson
November 29, 2012, 06:02 PM
PPS

If you look on the description on the page s&w does list it as Model 45c

My guess is since the only difference between that and their standard frame non longslide model is a smaller frame they use the same engraving for the slides saves on time and production. Why engrave two slides of equal dimensions and differentiate them when they can go on either gun, makes no sense. The model is defined by the shorter frame.

PPS43
November 29, 2012, 07:28 PM
Watson, I still don't follow. The dimensions you quoted confirm that M&P45c is slightly larger than M&P40c, just like I said.

rsrocket1
December 1, 2012, 12:43 PM
Watson, PPS, you guys are not on the same wavelength.

The M&P 45c DOES EXIST, but there is no letter "c" engraved on the slide, the slide is marked:

"M&P45" not "M&P45c"

Jaymo
December 1, 2012, 02:35 PM
How well are the M&P45s holding up? I'd like to get one. I'm just a little disconcerted by the design of the trigger blade.
Having the trigger safety existing as the lower 2/3 of the trigger, and pivioting on the top of the trigger, I can see a potential for the pivot pin hole cracking and leaving you with a useless gun.
Am I overthinking it, or are there cases of this occurring?

PPS43
December 1, 2012, 10:56 PM
I can see a potential for the pivot pin hole cracking and leaving you with a useless gun.

If articulated trigger were to break you would have a gun with very short, but working trigger. I have not heard of this happening, though.

You are more likely to experience weakened magazine springs, broken striker, or sear sticking in the low position due to excessive carbon buildup under it. Still rare.

Some people complain about extractor and accuracy, but those complaints seem to only apply to the 9mm version.

The most common breakage in M&P45c is white dot falling out of the front sight. Can be fixed with a drop of Testors paint.

MrBill120
December 2, 2012, 10:06 AM
I believe the sticker on the box said M&P45C. I could be wrong though...

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