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M&P 45 Compact versus LW Commander

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Commander Crusty, Oct 21, 2009.

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  1. Commander Crusty

    Commander Crusty Member

    Jan 30, 2008
    South East
    Hello Pistol Packers,

    I recently purchased a full sized M&P .45 and now I'm looking for a similar but smaller pistol as a backup or spare. My brain tells me to just buy an M&P .45 Compact and enjoy having a matching gun that's a bit smaller and lighter. On the other hand, I've got this contrary little demon on my other shoulder whispering about a Springfield Armory LW Champion. I love the look of the S-A GI models, and I do like a gun I don't have to worry about. I'm just not sure the LW Champion is really any smaller (especially in grip length) or lighter than the full sized M&P (which weighs 36 oz fully loaded with 11 rounds). Which gun should I buy and why? :rolleyes:

    Commander Crusty
  2. gglass

    gglass Member

    Nov 13, 2008
    I would personally stick with the same platform.

    I have different shapes and sizes of both M&P's and 1911's, but If I had just a couple, I would have to match them by family.

    My M&P's

    M&P40 FS
    M&P357 FS
    M&P9 Pro Series (x2)

    My 1911's

    SA 1911 Loaded
    SA 1911 GI Micro
    S&W SW1911
  3. 9mmepiphany

    9mmepiphany Moderator

    Dec 27, 2002
    northern california
    ...than the 1911 platform isn't for you
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