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New M&P .40SW

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by cat_IT_guy, Aug 23, 2007.

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  1. cat_IT_guy

    cat_IT_guy Member

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    I just purchased an M&P in .40SW from Gander Mountain for $479. Anyone else have one? What do you think of them? How did I do price wise (it was kindof spur of the moment, I was gonna get a 1911, but couldnt afford the ones I wanted).
     
  2. rcellis

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    I've been quite happy with my M&P compact - quality fit/finish, great ergonomics and easy to be accurate with it. Trigger is quite nice. The price looks good for my area: north central Kansas.

    A few people have had problems with aggressive rust - mine hasn't had that problem. But S&W will stand behind it, so that's not a big worry (other than having to do without it while it's "visiting home".)

    Odds are, you'll be more than happy with it.
     
  3. tydephan

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    The M&P has gotten a lot of feedback around here lately. Use the search function and you'll find a wealth of information.

    I own the M&P40 and both the full size and compact version in 9mm. Great pistols, the M&Ps are.

    $479 is a good price on the M&P. I'm surprised that Gander was selling them that cheap. They were on sale recently in my area for $399 ($432 with tax). Buds Gun Shop has them on sale right now for $439 shipped, but that wouldn't be a good deal after you pay an FFL transfer fee of $25+.

    So yeah, you did good. Now go shoot it and have fun!
     
  4. Anna's Dad

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    I really like my 9mm and, in fact, just bought a second one!

    I paid $399 for both of them + shipping + transfer fee. Basically $445 total. Buying local for $479 seems like a pretty good deal.
     
  5. gtmtnbiker98

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    Not a bad price, especially at Gander Mountain! You made a good choice, I own both the 9 and .40 full-size and love them dearly. They have become my favorite pistols (even over my Glocks and Sigs).
     
  6. tydephan

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    Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

    Don't tell anybody...but...

    That makes two of us.

    :D
     
  7. The Lone Haranguer

    The Lone Haranguer Member

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    Why are we whispering?

    Me three.
     
  8. Docgmt

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    I got the full size .40 in May and it is the best pistol I own. It has about 750 rounds through it now without an issue. After the next rifle purchase I am going to get the compact version for everyday carry. I have been using the Winchester white box for targets and it has worked great.
     
  9. .357 magnum

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    Excellent Gun!

    You will enjoy the MP .40 cal. Very good shooter, will digest anything you feed into it. Easy to field strip and clean. I got mine for 499, which leads me to believe it was a little on the high side:confused:.The grip is awesome! I am very comfortable with this particular grip. I will probably get the .45 version when they increase the mag capacity to 14. When I get my next 9mm I plan on it being a SW-MP. Get out there an enjoy your MP, you will not regret it.:)

    The Best to You and Yours!

    Frank

    PS-- Has anyone else experienced that definite Ping noise when you shoot it? It sounds and feels like the spring?
     
  10. tydephan

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    I don't want hurt feelings from my Glocks and Sigs. :p
     
  11. Mac45

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    Picked up one this spring and I like it a lot.
    I've been wanting a .40 for quite a while now, and the M&P fit my hand the best.
     
  12. BsChoy

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    Anyone know if they are going to release an M&P compact 45?
     
  13. texagun

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    They are very nice guns. I have the MP40 and it has been trouble free. You can find lots of information on them at:

    www.mp-pistol.com



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  14. briang2ad

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    How does their trigger compare to

    Glocks, Steyrs, XDs, and Walthers?

    They do look and feel pretty good, but I think the SW 99 design was penty good, and looked even better.

    I also here on the SW MP forum of guys having magazine drop problems.
     
  15. FieroCDSP

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    Regarding triggers, the consensus is that it's not horrible, but it is a bit on the long side. Dan Burwell in PA does several variety of trigger and customizing jobs on it and comes highly recommended as an excellent smith on the M&P. Check him out at http://www.burwellgunsmithing.com/

    Also, as an new M&P owner, feel free to join http://mp-pistol.com/...Arguably the best resource for all things M&P.

    If you're not in for the trigger job right now, get a pack of snap caps and dry fire the thing a few hundred times to work the grit out of it. When you go to the range, you'll find it to be one fine-shootin 40cal.

    Don't sweat the mag-drop probs on the full-sized. I've had mine almost a year and had no drops at all. Even the complaints on the compacts seem to be drying up.
     
  16. skwab

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    I've had my MP .40 for a few months now and I like it - got it for 399 at a gun show NIB so I certainly can't complain! Have put a few hundred rounds through it without a single hiccup - I'm not as accurate with it yet as I am with my 92FS, but the fun of course is working on it!

    enjoy - it's a great gun even if you don't factor in the relatively low price.
     
  17. Srigs

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    Congrats on your new MP40. I like my 40c.
     
  18. cat_IT_guy

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    I shot 150 rounds through my new gun without a hitch. It functioned flawlessly and proved to be more accurate than I am (no surprise there).

    The best part of the trip though wasnt my gun, but a fellow member brought his young grandson (maybe 7 or 8 ). The little guy was initially pretty scared of my .40 (his grandfather just brought a .22). However, as we kept shooting, he started watching me break clays with it, and by the end of the day he was giggling and asking for more. It really made my day :)
     
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    Magazine Disconnect

    I work in the hunting department at Sportsman's Warehouse. We sell some of the S&W MP pistol models, but one thing that turns off a lot of shoppers on this pistol is the magazine disconnect. If the magazine is out of the pistol, it will not fire. In my opinion, that is a fatal flaw with this pistol. I don't know if this is a new thing Smith is doing, or if it has always been that way with the M&P. Up until now, I thought only pistols like the .22 LR and such had the disconnects. Where I live, the police department tested new pistols for duty use and turned down the Smiths because of the disconnect. They ended up going with Glock. I would like to know from owners if their's has a disconnect or not. Just curious, I guess. Thanks!
     
  20. gudel

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    You can buy M&P without a mag disconnect. This shouldn't be an issue even worth mentioning.

    M&P 45 here without mag disconnect.
     
  21. Coronach

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    I highly doubt this is true. Here are several reasons why:

    1. Most agencies adore the disconnect. And, even if they don't...

    2. You can buy an M&P without a mag disconnect.

    3. Even if they didn't know you could get it without the disconnect, I'm reasonably certain that S&W would mention the possibility to them.

    Mike :rolleyes:
     
  22. nwilliams

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    Great price!

    All the stores in my area have them but they are all priced well over $500, even J&G is selling their fullsize .40's for about $550.

    I got mine for $513+ tax but it was the kit with the holster, three mags and mag pouch, which is still a pretty good deal I think.

    You're going to love the gun, I love mine:eek:

    I'd consider getting the M&P.45 if I actually had some money:banghead:
     
  23. MassMark

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    I have much trigger time with an M&P .40 and I love it. If I were in the market for another .40, my Glock 22 would be gone, (as much as I like it). Everything about the M&P just feels right in my hand. I'm holding out for the M&P .45ACP...Can't wait. Enjoy your pistol and congrats!
     
  24. Babalouie

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    The M&P is a fantastic gun! My son has shot it for the last year in uspsa Production class. We sent it out for a Burwell trigger job and I have to say its absolutely amazing. One word of caution though: Do not get it bead blasted...the quality of stainless is terrible and it rusted within days. We ended up getting the slide hard chromed. Its looks great. Here's a pic of my son taking the Gold metal, Junior Production Class at the Florida Sunshine State Games with the M&P:
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  25. SWMAN

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    Here they sell for full retail price, that's why I bought via Internet at $400.00.
     
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