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Smith and Wesson M & P pistol with carry kit

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by nathan, May 6, 2012.

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  1. nathan

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    After transfer fee, that's roughly the same price my LGS sells 'em for. Plus my LGS throws in 6 months of discounted range time.

    They are nice guns, though!
     
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    I got the 9mm carry kit for Christmas. Everything is quite nice, it isn't junk by any means. The magazine loader costs around $30 by itself, the extra magazine another $30, holster + mag pouch at least another $70. For what you get, it is a great price.

    The holster is adjustable for cant and retention, and the mag pouch is also adjustable for retention.

    I highly recommend them!

    (The bud's description of the 9mm M&P states that capacity is 16+1, however it is actually 17+1)
     
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    Negative, just the belt attachment.
     
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    One more question to those who got the M and P with carry kit (holster and mag pouch) . Are these pistols with no mag safety and no manual safety---just like a glock pistol is? M & P pistols have so much variations its mindboggling , so thanks if someone can answer this ?

    Also the M & P Pro Series, do these have a better and lighter trigger pull, and better sights?
     
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    The M&P pistol kit comes in a MA approved version which includes a manual (I think) and mag safety. But I got the kit that had neither (just like my Glock).

    The M&P Pro series do have a better trigger pull. And some have night sights, while some have a fiber optic front sight.
     
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    I recently purchased the M&P carry kit 9mm. My M&P 9 is very inaccurate,4"+ at 7 yards,experienced vertical stringing on slow fire drills, only used one brand of ammo. Ran flawlessly out of the box. I checked on M&P accuracy issues on the net to see if others had accuracy issues; it seems many have with the full size 9mm versions. I had shot a full size M&P 9 and 45 a few years ago and found them very accurate.

    Folks who returned their guns to S&W have a range of experiences. Some got their guns back saying they were in spec and S&W found nothing wrong with them. Others report "some" to vastly improved accuracy with repaired guns. Some received new barrels or all new top end.

    Many feel there is a combination of things wrong with the 9mm version.Early unlocking issue,frame/slide dimensional issues and a slow non standard twist rate.

    I'm going to try more ammo brands,weights and some reloads when I whip up a batch.If accuracy is not to my liking back to Mass it goes.

    I have plenty of other 9mm platforms(92s,BHP,P7s,SIG,Glock,Kahr,1911,Tokerov)all will shoot rings around my M&P 9. My Chinese Type 213 Tokerov will out shoot the M&P.

    Do your own homework on the accuracy issue and draw your own conclusions before purchasing.
     
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    The M&P 9mms that had accuracy problems were typically printing about 8" at 25 yards. 4" at 7 yards is hard to believe, and I would most definitely talk to S&W about it.

    My M&P9 will hold a 3" at 25 yards with me shooting so I am perfectly happy with it.
     
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    I had that carry kit but with the FDE model. Bought it on sale for $450. The holster isn't good for ccw but not bad for a range holster. I wasn't overly impressed with the gun itself (but it wasn't that bad either) so I got rid of it.
     
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    Seems like the 9 mm version has issues while the .40 and .45 cal dont. Thanks for the tip. I might of thinking of something else, the CZ 75 B in stainless is hard to beat but a little pricey. Or i could go for the SMith and Wesson M and P Pro in .40 L slide. They have it for $577 at Budsgunshop but these dont come with the carry kit holsters which is something i d like to have at the range.
     
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    Does your range allow you to carry in a holster when you are just target shooting? (not a CCW)
     
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    A friend who owns some land with his own firing range. He sometimes invites me and couple of other friends who all carry with OWB holsters.
     
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    Gotcha. If you like the features that come standard on the pro, then a holster is not too expensive and they are much easier to find than they used to be.
     
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