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Newest S&W CORE

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Kahuna5, Feb 26, 2013.

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  1. Kahuna5

    Kahuna5 Member

    Jul 23, 2012
    Does anyone own or know anyone who owns one of the newer Smith and Wesson M&P Pro Series C.O.R.E. pistols? If so has there been any good things said about them?
  2. Captain33036

    Captain33036 Member

    Sep 20, 2009
    SE FL
    I'm interested as well.

    Does anyone know of an online source that has these in stock?

  3. mes228

    mes228 Member

    Feb 21, 2006

    I have the new S&W M&P C.O.R.E. in 9mm. with the J-Point micro red dot installed. I purchased the CORE as I already had the FN Tactical .45 with the Trijicon RMR and really like the combo. However the FN is a tad too large to carry concealed. The CORE is carryable and concealable with the J-Point.

    I really like the CORE. It has been very reliable with no malfunctions of any kind in several hundred rounds (Ball & HP rounds). Extremely accurate and has a pretty good trigger for a plastic pistol. Also comes with the "mounting plates" for 4 of the top red dot systems available (I believe these retail for about $50 each if purchased elsewhere. So this is a great freebie.). Also comes with coupons for REAL discounts on several micro-red dots ie as much as 50% off. It is boring easy to put an entire magazine through the same hole at 8-10 yards. Having owned two pistols with micro red dots I am of the opinion that there is no down side. And they transform a pistol into "more than a pistol" in use. Both of mine are accurate enough to literally shoot squirrels in the head from a rest. Also, in my opinion, all manufactuers will eventually copy the FN & M&P or be left behind. Just my opinion but I do own two and have put a lot of rounds down range with both.

    I purchased both of mine new at Gun Shows. Both were quite expensive. From memory, the approx. cost was the FN ran about $1100 and the Trijicon $500. The M&P C.O.R.E. was $700 and the J-Point $280 or so. The J-Point, in my opinion is not as tough, durable, water proof, and combat proven as the Trijicon. However it is the smallest, lightest red dot available and I would purchase it again for those attributes. The J-Point is not water proof nor as robost, but I'm not in combat either. The J-Point literature would suggest that they are used in war zones though.
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2013
  4. cgpeanut

    cgpeanut Member

    Jul 25, 2012
    I also have the M&P CORE 9MM with the 4.25 barell, first impression is very accurate with very minimal felt recoil the gun is light but the trigger needs to be broken in, felt gritty but light compared to the stock m&p full size 45 acp I've been shooting this year.

    I'm in the process of selecting the red dot and definitely sure I want one that I would co witness with the gun.

    Leupold delta point, jpoint & trijicon rmr are the ones I think, would co witness.

    Insight MRDS and Burris Fastfire III you have to remove the rear sight plus the burris requires a separate M&P specific mount plate.

    Not sure about the Docter optic and the rest. can someone recommend a red dot that can co witness wih this gun? Don't want to remove the rear sight if at all possible.


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