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M&P review

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by jambo545, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. jambo545

    jambo545 Active Member

    I bought a smith and wesson m&p full size about 6 months ago, and so far I have put over 2500 rounds through it. The shooting consisted of very rough cqb classes and psd refreshors. One day the smith had mud in the magwell, trigger group and completely covered the rear sight due to some very bad situations and it NEVER failed. This IS the most reliable pistol I have ever had and I have fielded a number of sidearms and I highly recomend one.
  2. sarduy

    sarduy Well-Known Member


  3. Runningman

    Runningman Well-Known Member

    Ok... that is a good start but some of us want more in a review. You know stuff like what caliber and how is the accuracy what did you think of the trigger pull? So far my M&P 357 has been good except in the trigger pull area. I wished mine had a much kinder trigger pull.
  4. Teppo Oni

    Teppo Oni Active Member

    i can picture buying 2500 rds in 6 months 50 boxs of 50rds 15$+ thats like 800$+
    i love the feel of the m&p but the trigger is rough
    if i didnt have 3 glocks id buy 1
    would be a great first pistol
  5. kd7nqb

    kd7nqb Well-Known Member

    the M&P was my first handgun and and still my daily CCW. I am looking at buying a compact as well. They are great guns. I find just as many people who love the trigger as guys who complain about it, I guess its one of those love it or hate it things.
  6. Legasat

    Legasat Well-Known Member

    I own 3 M&P's (9mm, 9c & 45). I like them all. All started with rough gritty triggers, but got better with more rounds down the pipe.

    If you are looking for a 1911 style trigger, forget it. A 1911 is 1911. However, you can get reasonably close with a trigger job from Burwell or Bowie. I choose not to do that because I live in CA, and that would just be an extra thing I would have to defend in court, if I ever had to use one of them.

    Good luck!
  7. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    I shot a rental 9mm full-size and said, "I gotta get one of these!" :) I purchased a 9mm compact shortly thereafter and was very pleased with it other than its slide thickness, which made it less comfortable to carry IWB than a slimmer gun as well as a little "top-heavy." It was 100% perfectly reliable, however. I would still have it, but it was a casualty of the economy. :banghead:
  8. Mags

    Mags Well-Known Member

    Pics are a must for a good review. Target groupings are even better.
    Last edited: Jul 29, 2009
  9. gglass

    gglass Well-Known Member

    I own five M&P's and each one has been flawless in its reliability. I could not recommend the M&P line more highly.

    M&P Stable:

    M&P9 Pro Series (x2)

    Since the OP did not post a pick of an M&P, I will:
  10. The Wiry Irishman

    The Wiry Irishman Well-Known Member

    What in the world do you do at the range? :neener:
  11. Coronach

    Coronach Moderator Emeritus

    I HIGHLY recommend Burwell Gunsmithing's trigger job. Inexpensive, and really really really slicks up the pull.

  12. Coltman 77

    Coltman 77 member

    I have a new M&P 9 and just love it. Accurate and the ergos are great.

    However, it's had 4 FTE's in the first 600 rds. :(

    I emailed S&W customer service, described the problem and their response was:

    " You should not be concerned with the FTE's unless the rate dramatically increases. 1 FTE out of 100 is deemed as acceptable with any of our semi-auto pistols."

    I'll continue to break it in and if it gets worse I'm sure S&W will make it right.

    But I do envy you guys with several thousand faultless rds thru your M&P's.
  13. Quoheleth

    Quoheleth Well-Known Member

    two questions:
    One, to send to Burwell, does that have to go through an FFL since he's not the manufacturer? Can he send directly to me, or does it have to go through FFL again?
    Two, gglass - how did you get that cool white outline effect? Is it permanent?

  14. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Well-Known Member

    No, you do not have to send it through a FFL, as he himself is a FFL. Yes, he can send it directly back to you, as you are its owner.
  15. tension

    tension Well-Known Member

    I have two M&P pistols. A full size .40 and a compact 9mm. They are the only guns I have that I like just like they come from the factory. Good triggers, sights and grips on both. I think some people are too picky about the triggers. These are not bullseye guns.
  16. greenlion

    greenlion Well-Known Member

    Can one of you "in the know" compare the trigger pull, especially the trigger reset, to a Glock trigger? I don't mean for you to bash Glocks, just to describe the trigger differences. I've never had a chance to fire an M&P, but I like the feel of them in the stores, and they seem to be holding up well.
  17. hoppo

    hoppo Member

    the feds tested them and had problems with rear frame cracks
  18. Rokman

    Rokman Well-Known Member

    My M&P .40 compact has run flawless for a year and a half. I highly recommend.
  19. fastbolt

    fastbolt Well-Known Member

    Excerpt from earlier press release:
    Link to entire press release:
  20. skoro

    skoro Well-Known Member

    Mark me down as another guy who's very impressed by the M&Ps. I have a 9C that's my all-time favorite 9mm handgun. Compact, yet with 12+1 capacity. Points well, very accurate, and absolutely reliable. Just a little too big and a lot too heavy for pocket carry, though.

    I had a full size M&P45. It was an excellent pistol in its own right. But it wasn't a 1911, so it eventually got traded for a Colt Government model.

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