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Smith&Wesson M&P 40L

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by JSJ72, May 22, 2013.

  1. JSJ72

    JSJ72 New Member

    I just got a M&P 40L and can't find much info on it besides being a law enforcement edition.Can anyone shed some light on this pistol.Thanks
  2. JTQ

    JTQ Well-Known Member

  3. JSJ72

    JSJ72 New Member

    Thanks but the 40L is not listed I've already looked.
  4. JTQ

    JTQ Well-Known Member

  5. JSJ72

    JSJ72 New Member

    Nope not the Pro Series just a M&P 40L.It's a special run for law enforcement with the over-run sold to the public.
  6. DAdams

    DAdams Well-Known Member

  7. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    If it is anything like the one I saw a couple of years ago, it is just like the M&P9L. The only difference, from the FS, was the longer barrel and slide; the difference from the Pro is the different sear, striker block and sight set
  8. mgmorden

    mgmorden Well-Known Member

    Yeah - Buds had a supply of them about 18 months or so ago (apparently an overrun from a LE contract).

    It's just the standard M&P with the 5" barrel - no upgrades on the sights or sear.

    These (and the 9L, which I have) were particularly liked by a lot in the competition world. Most people there were replacing the sights with their own and installing the Apex sear (which most like better than the S&W Pro sear) anyways, so buying a Pro series gun was paying for several upgrades that you'd end up immediately replacing.

    The L series guns just have the 5" barrel that people want and you can do whatever else you want with it yourself.

    I think this was a large part of why S&W discontinued them.
  9. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    Yes, the 9L sales really cut into the Pro series when the Apex parts hit the market.

    An Apex equipped 9L has a much better trigger than a Pro Model...and this was before the advent of the FSS.

    For a while, the 9L was selling for more than the Pro as demand was higher
  10. ku4hx

    ku4hx Well-Known Member

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