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S&W M&P 9Pro

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Bill2e, Mar 5, 2009.

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  1. Bill2e

    Bill2e Member

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    Thougths.

    I handled one today, nice pistol. The trigger was much nicer than my standard M&P. I probally would have bought it if it was not $100 more than the regular M&P and $200 more than the last one I bought. It appears that the M&P price jumped $100 since Nov at my LGS (they had a real low price before)

    Anyway. How much more will the 5" barrel give you over the standard 4"? I am thinking about shooting IDPA & considering the pro for it.

    I may be better of just putting a better site on my Standard.

    Any thoughts on the Pro series???
     
  2. b00ch

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    I purchased one 2-3 months ago and have fallen in love with it. I have never shot any comp style at all, but I have been shooting all my life and own a crap ton of firearms. I love the fiber green front sight, "It just sits there recoil", the the trigger (for that saftey 2 stage kinda thing) is really nice, and man does it feed. It groups very nicely. 17 rnds is a lot to this 1911 kinda guy.

    I actually bought it b/c I wanted an m&p for the collection and read this article 10 times http://www.gunsmagazine.com/Features/0908/Ftr0908.html. I really like the feel alot. I like the 9mm aspect b/c it is cheaper to shoot and although I think a .45 is the bees knees, modern bullets being what they are the 9 is fine for anything practically. I respect the author a lot so I broke down and bought that version. ( wish for a .45 version, get tingly thinking bout it).

    I have put 1000 rounds easy through it. I cant remember any problems and I usually remember cause malfs scare me.
     
  3. Pizzagunner

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    Does it make other M&Ps "Amateurs?":D

    Thank you. I'll be here all week.
     
  4. Fat Boy

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    Does it make other M&Ps "Amateurs?"

    Thank you. I'll be here all week.


    You forgot, "Don't forget to tip your wait staff" or something like that. That one caught me off guard; I almost sprayed Diet Coke on the keyboard....:D
     
  5. gglass

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    The M&P9 Pro Series was made for competition shooting. The 5" barrel gives the shooter a longer bore axis for a more accurate aim. The fiber-optic front site allows for faster target acquisition in most lighting conditions. The S&W Performance Center trigger job gives the gun an easier and more consistent trigger pull than the standard M&P.

    If you paid for these after market upgrades, it would be far more than $100-$200 price differential.

    This is what the famous Massad Ayoob had to say about the M&P9 Pro Series... If you don't want to read the article, I can tell you that he beat his all time best IDPA scores the very first time he shot the M&P9 Pro.

    http://www.gunsmagazine.com/Features/0908/Ftr0908.html

    My son and I love our M&P9 Pro Series. I own custom competition 1911's that don't shoot as laser straight as the M&P9 Pro. If your dealer still has that beauty, you should run back there and buy it. The Pro Series are very hard to find right now.
     
  6. Bill2e

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    I don't mind the xtra hundred for the upgrades, what bothers me is the extra hundred on the standard M&P up from Novemeber.
     
  7. b00ch

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    i make the same as prices go way up. doh.
     
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