Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Big Bad Bob, Mar 6, 2015.
Just looking for some first hand info on the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Also, look at the xgrip adapters.
I used to have an M&P 45 midsize which I also liked, but the full size grip was harder to conceal. I sold it, bought the compact and some xgrip adapters.
Now, when I conceal I use the normal 8rd magazines, but when I OC it I use the 10rd full size magazines and the xgrip adapters so it is effectively the midsize again.
I purchased a NIB M&P .45acp compact in 2013.
I liked it. It shot very well & had 0 problems with feeding-cycle of .45acp ammunition.
I carried it both CCW(Blackhawk SERPA) & open. It conceals well & is easy to service/clean.
I got a factory 10rd .45acp to carry as a spare. It fed & worked fine in the compact. I considered the larger M&P 14rd .45acp mag but that was a bit longer then I needed.
The stock sights were okay but I considered after market fixed night sights like Trijicon HD(green-orange).
Some gunners and armed officers suggest the polymer trigger Apex Tactical system for M&Ps. I would consider it too but the factory M&P trigger was fine for my uses.
I gave the .45acp pistol to my friend as a gift in 11/2013 but would buy or carry another M&P .45acp in the future.
He later added a Novak adj rear night sight to the M&P compact.
For cleaning/service, Id suggest either FrogLube, Ballistol or LPX(Mpro7). A BoreSnake viper cleaner or Otis Ripcord barrel cleaner may help speed up cleaning. Break-through Clean or Hoppes #9 Synthetic can help prevent rust/wear in the barrel.
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