Gear: Smith & Wesson M&P .40

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Smith & Wesson M&P .40

Smith & Wesson
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
Price: $624.00
Average Rating:
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Description:

Model: M&P Caliber: .40S&W Capacity: 15+1 Rounds Barrel Length: 4.25" Front Sight: Steel Ramp Dovetail Mount - Tritium Sights Optional Rear Sight: Steel Novak® Lo-Mount Carry - Tritium Sights Optional Trigger Pull: 6.5 lbs. Trigger Travel: Rest to Fire .300 in. Trigger Reset: Approx. .140 in. Frame: Large Finish: Slide and Barrel Black Melonite®, 68HRc Overall Length: 7.5" Material: Zytel Polymer Frame, Stainless Steel Barrel/Slide and Structural Components Weight Empty (No Mag): 24.25 oz. Overall Height: 5.5" Width: 1.2" Sight Length: 6.4"

Member Reviews

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    jspicer913, Sat, 05 May 2007 12:20:08 UTC.
    1st review

    Great firearm. Comes with 3 sets of grips to fit any hand. Night sights are great. Had very few misfires.

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    gruntdeputy, Sat, 05 May 2007 15:58:56 UTC.

    A female friend of mine bought one, and I have to say that I’m impressed. I’ve been following S&W’s autoloaders for almost 40 years and never really liked them. This model has a lot going for it and I think that S&W is going down the right track. I like the grips and that they are adjustable to the individual shooter. I like the way that it sits in your hand and helps to absorb recoil. The sights are good and clear with plenty of light on either side of the front sight but not too much. I even like the packaging and how it is marketed.

    I think that S&W is producing a fine auto pistol with the M&P line and look forward to trying their M&P in .45ACP.

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    cbr5676, Mon, 09 Jul 2007 07:48:10 UTC.

    I bought one about 4 months ago. this is the best shooting weapon i have ever fired. Iam very impressed with it. I gave up my glock for this weapon.

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    bruce2110, Tue, 17 Jul 2007 00:18:13 UTC.

    my department transitioned to the M&P from the Smith & Wesson Sigma ( a real POS) nd i m BEYOND PLEASED with its preformance !!!! it is reliable, accurate and very forgiving i was a died in wool GLOCK man but this weapon is outstanding!!!!!

    i plan to buy a M&P compact as a back-up

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    rtuller, Fri, 20 Jul 2007 11:20:29 UTC.

    I bought this hand gun for myself to carry off duty.and to carry on my part time job. the performance of this hand gun is great.i like shooting it better than a glock.

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    leoclewis, Sun, 05 Aug 2007 17:29:28 UTC.

    Outstanding gun with accuracy and dependability of a Glock but a far more comfortable grip. Our dept. switched to this weapon from a S&W 990 and our scores went up on average 30-40 points (on a 300 point scale) and no has any complaints that I've heard. Great options for dept.-wide issues (grips, ambidextrious, easy to clean).

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    Mrs_Cham_1982, Tue, 07 Aug 2007 12:05:47 UTC.

    My husband purchased this weapon for home security about two months ago. We have only had the privelage of firing it once...but put about 80 rounds through it. I love the different grips (small, medium, and large) that come with it to personalize the gun to your needs. We only had one misfire. I jammed numerous times, but we believe it was the cheaper ammunition we were using, since we threw in a few good rounds of my fathers and it didn't jam once with them. Also...since this was the first time we fired it we think "breaking in" the clips cause a little bit of the jamming also. We purchased this gun at our local Gander Mountain store for much less than it shows on here. They had them clearanced out for about $475. For the price...it is a very nice gun. I look forward to shooting it again, and I feel very safe with this weapon in our home. I would recommend this weapon if you are looking for a good 40 caliber for your personal use.

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    sgt457, Tue, 07 Aug 2007 17:26:36 UTC.

    I bought one of the 9mm compact M&P pistols...so far, it is an excellent firearm. I decided to retire my old Chief's Special and was looking for another back-up/off duty gun, and this one fit the bill. Recoil is easily controlled, and the choice of backstraps allows the gun to fit your hand. Not a bad deal...with 12 rounds in the magazine, and one up the spout. Police price is around $458.00, if my memory servces me.

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    pbowen, Tue, 14 Aug 2007 21:55:40 UTC.

    I spent an hour in my local gun shop looking at every gun they had. I held every gun they had trying to see which one felt the best, was easy to operate, and i felt the S&W MP 40 was the best. although i did not buy a gun that day i had a list of my favorite guns and went to see what the reviews where. well I would rate this one the best. I will be purchasing this one in the near future.

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    theEnforcer, Thu, 06 Sep 2007 05:18:25 UTC.

    I have been looking to swich firearms. I had it narrowed down to three...the SA XD 40, sig P229, and the M&P 40. Personally, i am not a big fan of the grip safety on the xd 40 and the grip was "off", the sig was a liitle wide but was still comfortable. it would be great but i wanted the same on - off duty weapon and the sig was a little heavy. now the M&P 40 fit great in my hand, easy to conceal, and with the polymer frame was light enough to carry all day, on and off duty. Like commented earlier, shoots and accurate like a glock. I love this weapon!!!!

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    bighead, Tue, 11 Sep 2007 08:56:58 UTC.

    It seems that Smith & Wesson might have finally done something right in the semi-auto market. Four stars because I want to see if the M&P grows old gracefully.

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    cop12esu, Fri, 14 Sep 2007 00:41:35 UTC.

    i love my s&w 40 dead on accurate

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    VADERRESERVES, Thu, 20 Sep 2007 05:10:48 UTC.

    BEST PISTOL I HAVE EVER OWNED..OUTPERFORMED ALL OF THE COMPETION IN MY ACADEMY. I SHOOT MINE MONTHLY AND STILL AHVE YET TO HAVE A JAM OR MISFIRE AFTER 5000 ROUNDS....WOULD RECOMMEND TO ANYONE ANY DAY!

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    aaa111, Sun, 23 Sep 2007 01:03:08 UTC.

    I have carried a sig P220 for 12 years and it's probably spinning in its case, but the minute I laid my hands on this new S&W M&P 40 I knew it was a match made in heaven. The best semi auto I have ever shot. Accurate, dependable, and a lifetime warranty. Can't beat it. I would also like to alert everyone to a very cheap place to purchase one too. Go to www.budsgunshop.com. I have purchase several weapons for duty/off duty and it would be hard to beat their prices. I got my M&P for $399 plus $30 shipping. If you have to buy your own weapons, give them a look.

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    iceman4563, Fri, 05 Oct 2007 02:18:49 UTC.

    I reviewed this gun on the earlier posting of this particular gun. At that time I had only shot 50 rounds through a stock factory gun. Well I don't take back my opinion of guns very often. Here it goes. My department is switching duty weapons from the Glock 22, we have had our in service since 1992. One of the finalists of the process is S&W's M&P 40. I had the luxury of testing the S&W. When testing guns I've always believed in shooting fast, slow, for accuracy, limp gripping etc. The test gun already had 5000 rounds through it and had not been cleaned. I shot it and shot it. I put an additional 1000 rounds through it. It shot great. I'm not sure if the trigger is different for our department from a factory gun but it was smooth and light. I had no malfunctions, PERIOD. The accuracy was on par or better than the Glock. The design of the gun is quite nice and the felt recoil was much less than that of the Glock using the same round (I shot them side by side). Very functional, I think Smith & Wesson has redeemed themselves in the Auto World.

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    CWALKER005, Wed, 10 Oct 2007 04:18:49 UTC.

    i just recently purchased this gun and i love it. i havent had any misfires yet. it is lightweight and very durable. the three grips it comes with will fit any hand.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 11 Oct 2007 03:49:53 UTC.

    Although I'm not a S&W Auto fan, I've got to admit that it handled nice at the range.

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    ngtshade, Thu, 18 Oct 2007 16:50:53 UTC.

    Has great options available i.e. internal lock, magazine safety and external ambi. safety.
    Comes with 3 different grip attachments; small,medium and large to provide a great fit to anyones hand. The gun feels nice and balanced in your hand, very comfortable to both right and left handed. To my surprise the recoil was much less than anticipated and allowed for quick follow-up shots with very little muzzle rise after shots. Overall I am extremely pleased with this gun and would highly recommend it. No Jams after 200 rds. of Rem. UMC 180gr. target rounds.

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    josh5310, Tue, 30 Oct 2007 06:12:46 UTC.

    I love this gun. We shot Glock 17s in my academy and don't get me wrong it is a great gun, but my M&P just feels so much more comfortable and shoots better than the Glock. I wouldn't trade it for anything. I plan on buying the Compact sometime down the road as an off duty and back up gun.

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    snowman, Fri, 02 Nov 2007 21:25:19 UTC.

    Used This weapon on duty in a beach area. Weapon worked great but sights would rust if you were on the beach more then 5 hr. They would have to be cleaned every day to pervent the rust other then that the weapon is good.

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    Terribleman, Sun, 11 Nov 2007 10:16:36 UTC.

    Excepional handleing and accuracy!

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    chris911, Sun, 18 Nov 2007 16:19:39 UTC.

    Not only is the M&P affordable for anybody. It is the design of the interchangable grips on the weapon that makes it unique. For a person with small hands, this design aids me in a better grip, trigger pull, and control compared to your standard full size firearm.

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    STOSH, Sat, 24 Nov 2007 07:53:50 UTC.

    Great firearm. Glad my department made the change. I have pros & cons on the mag safety. But other than that it's great.

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    caponetech, Sun, 25 Nov 2007 03:59:21 UTC.

    I DO LIKE THIS GUN, BUT THERE IS A COUPLE OF ISSUES WITH IT. THE ACCURACY AND THE COMFORT ARE AWSOME. THE NEGATIVES ARE THE MAG FALLS OUT DURING USE ALL THE TIME. THE MAG LOCK COULD USE A STRONGER SPRING. I HAVE ALSO HAD A COUPLE OF MS FIRES. I BELIEVE IT JUST NEEDS A STONGER SPRING FOR THE FIRING PIN. mY ISSUES COULD JUST BE BEACAUSE MY M&P .40 IS ONE OF THE EARLY MODEL OF THE LINE. IF IT WASN'T FOR THOSE TWO ISSUES I WOULD RATE THIS WEAPON 5 STAR.

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    divmastr95, Sun, 02 Dec 2007 06:53:22 UTC.

    Accurate and powerful! Very good weapon, I purchased brand new a few months back and have been very happy with this gun.

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    ValyCop, Tue, 04 Dec 2007 16:34:08 UTC.

    Truly researched/developed for the military and law enforcement. Our agency members are pleased and impressed with it's weight, balance and the all important trigger pull. As a firearms instructor it is the first semi-automatic that no one from our agency complains about. The early problems such as magazine drop out have been corrected by S&W.

    Price for this pistol is affordable to just about anyone. Way to go S&W it's about time!

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    Chief1101, Tue, 04 Dec 2007 18:17:00 UTC.

    Great gun.

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    bearcatiam, Thu, 06 Dec 2007 04:59:25 UTC.

    This is what my department carries and this firearm is very easy to shoot. Nice gun!

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    Futurecop4577, Sun, 23 Dec 2007 04:03:00 UTC.

    Just purchased one, love it already, but becoming more proficient with it before i carry it on duty. Only paid 435 for mine!

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    khern911, Wed, 26 Dec 2007 22:28:12 UTC.

    iN THE PAST MONTHS THERE WAS RUMER THAT DETROIT PD WAS GOING TO SWITCH OVER TO SMITH A WESSON. I WENT TO A FRIEND OF MINE AND HE POSSESED ONE MP-40. I FIRED OVER 600 ROUNDS THROUGH THE WEAPON AND I WAS IMPRESSED. THE TRIGGER IS DIFFERENT THEN A GLOCK 22. BUT OVERALL IT WOULD BE A NICE CHANGE. ON TARGET MOST THE NIGHT. MAGAZINE EXCHANGE WAS BETTER. PERFORMANCE BETTER THAN GLOCK 22

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    Lucky_317, Thu, 03 Jan 2008 05:19:15 UTC.

    Our dept is going to this firearm in the next 6-8 months. Havent had the chance to fire it yet, but Ive heard nothing but good things about it... Cant be any worse than our 5003TSW

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    gmco, Mon, 07 Jan 2008 01:29:46 UTC.

    I am a firearms instructor for my dept., and we just switched over to this weapon. Have not had any complaints from cadets all the way up to veteran officers. Great weapon for anybody, 3 sets of grips makes it nice for those with smaller hands or larger as well.

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    bad_LT, Sun, 13 Jan 2008 01:43:15 UTC.

    Feels really good when gripped and well balanced

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    biggdadd, Sun, 27 Jan 2008 23:51:09 UTC.

    This is an awesome duty weapon. To quote a fellow firearms instructor it is an 'alternative life style weapon' (not a Glock) and thats part of what I like about it. The M&P is far better then any other pistol I have ever carried. It is comfortilbe to shoot. I put over a thousand rds threw it and it worked almost flawlessly.The light trigger pull (6.5 lbs) is a god sent on long range days. I think that the M&P the on its way to taking on Glock and could possiblby win.

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    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, Fri, 01 Feb 2008 02:18:44 UTC.

    Great weapon.This is what I carry on duty.Best weapon I've carried in the 23 years I have been in Law Enforcement!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    jacketsfan1591, Sat, 16 Feb 2008 16:51:45 UTC.

    Very nice weapon. Our department change from the S&W 4506 to this. Its a big difference. The only draw back i have is its safety. There is none. We have had some accidental discharges because of the officers not being used to the weapon, and not having the safety de-cocking lever, like the 4506 did. Other than that, it's a great weapon!

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    sTugz89, Thu, 21 Feb 2008 23:31:40 UTC.

    My brother bought one of these guns and its a lot more accurate then any gun I've bought and you can customize this weapon to your hand. It has interchangeable grips. I would give this weapon all 5 stars.

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    Dayngerus, Fri, 29 Feb 2008 07:06:48 UTC.

    Probably one of the best full size semi-autos that I've used. Currently our duty weapon and my favorite pistol.

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    UHPD627, Wed, 26 Mar 2008 02:47:44 UTC.

    i have the M&P C and it is one of the best firearms that I have owned. Love that you can change the grip to fit your hand.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 26 Mar 2008 04:47:43 UTC.

    Great gun. The interchangeable grips make it very user friendly for different size hands. Compares very strongly to the Glock 22.

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    Alaska194, Fri, 04 Apr 2008 00:07:54 UTC.

    I really like this gun (my issued weapon), but there has been some problems with the magazine release. I am on my second mag release...hopefully, my mag won't fall out when it really counts!

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    viperrob8, Tue, 08 Apr 2008 00:59:37 UTC.

    Our hospital Public Safety Dept. just switched to this weapon. I didn't like the price, since I am used to the P94 by Ruger. I went to the range today and I must admit......Nice firing weapon. It is lot lighter than the Ruger even when loaded. Love all the safety features, including the magazine safety. The recoil is very minimum, which is great for firing weak hand. The interchangeable grips are an added bonus.

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    Graycloud, Tue, 13 May 2008 05:23:02 UTC.

    My department went to the m&p in 2007. We got ours for four and quarter.If you like a glock you will love this gun.

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    wassel76, Wed, 14 May 2008 20:54:16 UTC.

    We just transitioned to this from the S&W 99. I liked the 99 despite its bad rap. But this is a vast improvement. The M&P .40 is BY FAR on of the smoothest firearms I've fired. The weapon just feels good in the hand from the moment you clear leather till you empty the mag. If I ever move to a department that issues something different I will definately purchase and M&P for my personal use.

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    MikeF, Mon, 19 May 2008 09:57:34 UTC.

    Accurate, good fit to the hand, not to bulky. It's one of the best handguns I have ever fired

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    Jrodrunner1121, Wed, 28 May 2008 01:13:37 UTC.

    This is a very well made firearm. I received it as a standard issue for my dept. and it took me through my first ever handgun qualifying course. The interchangeable grips create a better feel and the gun just feels solid, but not overly heavy. I've had a few malfunctions while on the range, but I am not sure whether the firearm or cheap ammunition is to blame.

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    dragon1900, Wed, 28 May 2008 18:05:11 UTC.

    this is the best handgun ive had the oppertunity to use in my line of work. on duty and off duty. its light weight, easy to handle and not too bullky. it has great sights. 1 illuminessant sight on the front barell and two illuminessant sights on the rear of the slide. its great for shooting in low-limited light. the three sights lined up makes for a perfect shot picture

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    cfrein, Wed, 28 May 2008 23:20:00 UTC.

    I have carried the Glock, I Have carried Revolvers, But I personally Swear Buy S&W M&P 40.Cal
    Great Weight , Smooth Action and Great Rate of Fire as well as good Capacity. I will not carry any other piece. Has Awesome Durability as well.

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    tylert, Mon, 09 Jun 2008 19:16:46 UTC.

    Our department just went to these weapons within the last year, and I love it.

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    Wildlandwarrior09, Wed, 09 Jul 2008 02:48:44 UTC.

    I love this handgun. it is very comfortable and fit just about any hand size. this is the best semi -auto smith and wesson has so far.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 09 Jul 2008 18:34:38 UTC.

    Recently been issued this weapon. Good feel, fits the hand. Smooth trigger pull, overall excellent firearm.

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    MatrixBDA, Thu, 10 Jul 2008 18:53:29 UTC.

    This Is my duty weapon of choice... I own one. Love the fact that it has interchangable grips for people with different sized hands.. I have a Springfield XD 9mm as well and strangely enough I shoot my S&W better even it being a higher caliber. Works well in combination with a TLR-2 Tac light/ Laser combo . Love the tritium sights as well. The trigger reset could come stock a little more responsive to my taste however.. Overall A great weapon and reliable for any LEO...

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    Screw13, Sun, 13 Jul 2008 21:48:16 UTC.

    I shot the M&P .40 at the range last week for the first time. I liked the handling and accuracy of the firearm. I ended up purchasing a week later for home security.

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    Steelshot315, Tue, 22 Jul 2008 15:21:30 UTC.

    Recently purchased one after checking it out at a gun show. It feels better in your hand than a Glock and shoots just as nice. I will have to put a few thousand more rounds to say that it equals a Glock. I really like this firearm though and it is usually what I carry off duty.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 26 Jul 2008 00:29:56 UTC.

    This is my personal handgun and absolutely love it. It is lightweight and accurate. Very easy to use and breakdown. I would recommend this weapon to anyone.

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    123abc, Mon, 28 Jul 2008 04:01:03 UTC.

    It is very comfortable in your hand, it has a very natural feeling to it (something I believe that Glock does not have). The three different sized palm grips are great. It has never jammed on me and I have put a couple thousand rounds through it. Would love to have this as my duty pistol.

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    namgab, Wed, 13 Aug 2008 19:46:54 UTC.

    Smith & Wesson has always been my choice for a hand gun. I have used both the 40 & 9 mm. I have a S&W 9mm / model 439 and it is ever comfortable to use.

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    rkneese, Thu, 21 Aug 2008 16:49:54 UTC.

    GREAT GUN!!! Had a little trigger work done by a Smith and Wesson warranty facility that made it even better!!! Recomend to anyone!!

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    stumpy, Fri, 22 Aug 2008 14:04:14 UTC.

    S&W finally brought a great gun to the market. Similar to the glock but yet has adjustable grips for any hand size.

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    bluelinebarer, Thu, 28 Aug 2008 22:31:40 UTC.

    ok you can read the the reviews but heres the facts, Smith and Wesson has been making guns since 1852 and has been partnered with PD's in the US since then too. Thats alot of experience by any means, any senior LEO will tell you experience matters. With that being said look @ S&W's top rival...glock. What did glock design and build before they started making firearms? anyone............? Curtain rods! can you believe that. Now who wants to trust their life to a foreign curtain rod maker turned gun maker? I don't care how well they perform, I'm go'n with American made Smith and Wesson! The M&P series is the best semi-auto ever, period. Sorry for the way this may have come out guys, i'm just extremely patriotic.

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    Only9MM, Mon, 01 Sep 2008 23:29:57 UTC.

    I bought mine only a couple weeks ago and have only been to the range twice. This is my first gun and I love it. No FTE's of FTF's at either visit. I wanted something to conceal. Started looking at a Kel Tec PF9 then a Wather PPS, then a Glock 26 all at a friend of mines gun shop. He put this in my hand and as soon as he did I knew I had to have it. I'm only 5' 5" and 155 lbs and live in Florida (light clothing), even with all that against me I can still conceal this full size 9 easily. I use an Uncle Mike's IWB sidekick holster. This gun is very acurate and has low recoil. The only thing I have trouble with is removing the frame tool, it seems very tight, is this normal?

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    Wolvarine, Tue, 02 Sep 2008 02:11:48 UTC.

    Great Weapon!

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    chief2302, Wed, 03 Sep 2008 21:21:38 UTC.

    This is one of the best shooting guns on the market. It very accurate right out of the box.

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    Djpick3017, Sat, 06 Sep 2008 05:57:57 UTC.

    I was a Police Officer for 21 years and carried the Sig 9mm and then the Sig .40cal. they were very good weapons and very reliable. When I retired I shopped around for a compact handgun for months. I needed it to be reliable, accurate, comfortable, and easy to use and tear down with no jams or misfires. I researched many firearms and purchased the S&W MP-40 Compact and found all of the above requirements in this firearm. I love it and have told all my friends about it.

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    dehaha, Sun, 07 Sep 2008 01:44:17 UTC.

    I sold my Glock 23 for $400 to buy this gun Love it.And I thought Glock was the best shooting gun ever!!

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    TCollins, Sun, 07 Sep 2008 14:14:57 UTC.

    great off duty weapon

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    Custodian, Mon, 08 Sep 2008 04:39:36 UTC.

    This is the first sidearm purchased by NCDOC (we use to use old NC ALE, SBI and NCSHP hand me downs); This is an easy weapon. No safeties, no hammer, no nonsense. Your safety is you head and fingers.That's all you need. I own TWO! Full and compact, dual M&Ps?! Damn right!

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    kmh353, Tue, 09 Sep 2008 16:58:03 UTC.

    A S&W rep once said, "I bet you can't break my gun". The fool left it in the hands of some very creative cops, and he was right, you can't break this gun. It shoots wet, dry, frozen, packed with mud, and dirt; and it still shoots as solidly as the right out of the box. It was struck with a 4x4, run over by a cruiser, drug behind an ATV, and caught on fire! The three grip sizes accomodate nearly every size hand, and the steel chassis within the frame makes any torque almost non-existant. All in all, it is a solid, tough gun, and I love it!!

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    RKK3, Sat, 13 Sep 2008 02:49:42 UTC.

    I absolutely love this hand gun. I prefer it over my Glock and find it easier to handle.

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    ctbullrider, Sun, 14 Sep 2008 00:43:35 UTC.

    We just switched to the M&P 40 from the SW-99 .40. I love the M&P. It fits better in my hand due to the better interchangeable grips and it is more sturdier than the 99. I also carry the M&P .40 compact off duty and it is one heck of a firearm. I would recommend the M&P family to anyone who wants a decent firearm.

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    Moparbee, Mon, 15 Sep 2008 01:03:06 UTC.

    This a step in the right direction of S&W in the striker fired market. The only thing with this weapon I will warn you about is that we have had a few customers bring the weapons back due to broken firing pins. Hard primes sometimes cause this weapons firing pin damage. S&W will repair it no questions asked. I recommend putting 500 rounds through the weapon before you can truly trust it. Make sure you shoot a variety of different ammo to test the firearm.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 26 Sep 2008 22:49:37 UTC.

    Love this Hand Gun, and the Night Sights are excellent. Just need to Modify the trigger pull from a 10 to a 5 lb pull and it'd be perfect.

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    michaellwaddell, Sat, 27 Sep 2008 16:33:21 UTC.

    had this gun over a year nowgreat shooting gun but needs a little less in the trigger pull

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    spc08, Thu, 09 Oct 2008 04:25:36 UTC.

    Don't Know much about this Pistol but the NC DOC went from Smith and Wesston model 25 Revolver 357 cal, but shoot 38 Ps.

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    djbiker, Mon, 27 Oct 2008 16:27:06 UTC.

    Highly recommended, sits very low in the hand, low recoil, very dependable. 15+1 capacity, three grip sizes for any hand size. Easy breakdown, just a great weapon.

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    doc08, Wed, 29 Oct 2008 14:39:43 UTC.

    I like it..seems like some of the earlier ones products had some snags but they seem to have been worked out.

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    LCSO, Sat, 01 Nov 2008 23:07:06 UTC.

    I'm impressed with this sidearm. Very simple to maintain, excellent ergonomics, utter reliability. Mine has a gold bead front sight, 10-8 rear sight and a trigger job.

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    RebelKB475, Sun, 02 Nov 2008 00:16:45 UTC.

    I was very happy when my agency chose this as our new duty weapon. In short it is an updated/improved glock. Very durable with a good trigger pull. No complaints and it has been my duty weapon for over a year now.

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    debarbour, Sun, 02 Nov 2008 01:30:41 UTC.

    I bought this weapon about a year ago. I used a Glock Model 19 since 1993 and thought there was no other weapon until I shot the S&W MP-40. I will never go back to Glock

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    tflood, Mon, 03 Nov 2008 05:03:14 UTC.

    Not a bad handgun, a giant step up from the Model 99 my agency was issuing. Still not a Glock.

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    ATLjerseyboy, Tue, 04 Nov 2008 15:23:08 UTC.

    I have been issued this weapon and I love it. Bought the compact for off duty. Smith basically took a glock and made it better. Big step up from the 4003 we were issued.

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    warthurs, Fri, 07 Nov 2008 20:43:42 UTC.

    Duty weapon for Transport Officers at Wackenhut on the Border Patrol Project. It is an excellent weapon. I carried the .45, model 10, and Baretta while in the Marine Corps, and they all suck compared to the Smith & Wesson M&P .40.

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    larspawn, Sat, 29 Nov 2008 04:54:59 UTC.

    M&P 9 compact

    Took my new M&P to the range for first time. All I can say is WOW! It exceeded my expectations.

    I have a CPL here in Michigan and have been carrying my Kel Tec P3AT but wanted a bit more punch now that I'm in winter clothes and can conceal a bigger pistol. I have a Browning Hi Power 9mm and a 1911 amongst others. Both the later were a bit on the big side for me and I don't really like carrying a cocked and locked SAO pistol.

    I was pretty convinced on the Springfield XD subcompact because I don't care much for Glocks. After checking out the XD in person I decided it was too blocky for my liking although two mags, mag holder and holster in the package was pretty attractive. Also, it was the same price as the S&W (although S&W has a $50 rebate or two free mag promo now)More like a Hi Point in feel. I liked the Walther PPS 9MM. Very slim but it only comes in 10 shot and I don't live in Commiefornia so why limit myself? Walther is very Glock like in internals and is imported and supported by S&W. Anyway, PPS was about $40 more than M&P.

    So at 10 yards my first 12 shots were all 9 or 10 ring. It was spot on from the factory (should be as they are non adjustable) the sights are nice, better than on my Hi Power practical. I think they are Novaks. Better than on XD which I think are plastic as M&P are steel.

    I put 150 rounds through in 30 minutes and had no problems. I had one errant shell that ejected right behind my glasses. I don't know what happened as that was the only one.

    For a compact it had relatively low recoil. I haven't inspected to see if it is a double recoil spring but I can say it kicks less than my Hi Power even with its extra inch barrel and about 14 oz more weight. This is high tech versus the Hi Power. Don't ge me wrong. Hi Power and 1911 are the greatest pistols in history so far but the new tech pistols really advance the science so to speak. But I'm an old school guy who can appreciate good engineering old and new.

    Anyway, I purchased the S&W as my 'beater' gun as I don't want to holster wear the HP Practical. I suspect I can toss this around and not have to worry about durability or reliability. I'm going to put about 1000 rounds through it before I clean it just to see how it goes. Will report back later.

    If you have any doubts, buy this gun. You won't be disappointed.

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    gtpd812, Mon, 01 Dec 2008 19:20:15 UTC.

    I was a big Glock person until I shot this gun. The gun shots very smooth and easy to handle.

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    Anonymous, Thu, 18 Dec 2008 08:23:12 UTC.

    Just got issued this model last week. Shoots pretty well, minimal kickback. I still like the H&K's better. Unfortunately, our dept is switching from those to these. But the M&P is comparable.

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    jwhitfield, Sun, 21 Dec 2008 04:20:40 UTC.

    I would highly recommend this weapon to anyone. The gun handles very well and it is one of the most accurate handguns I have fired. I am by no means a firearm expert but I am well pleased with my S&W M&P .40.

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    B4UGO, Fri, 26 Dec 2008 18:37:31 UTC.

    IMHO, I believe that this is the best "mistake" that the NCDOC ever made. I like guns period, but it was time for the department to upgrade. I have been in enforcement and security most of my adult life and the fact that this is an amazing right outta the box weapon (by Smith & Wesson no doubt) is awesome. I was skeptical because S&W had been slipping as of late. But, this is the best semi that they have made since the 1911 .45 ACP. It is accurate powerful and functional. I must admit I was on the Glock's bandwagon a long time and I didn't mind the Berretta, but this is a very good handgun. I liked it so much that I bought my own before the Department fully implemented issuance of them. I hope S&W keep getting better on this track. If they do Smith & Wesson is Back!!!

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    bradylanham, Fri, 26 Dec 2008 21:07:02 UTC.

    i went from a glock 22 in a 40 cal to this smith and wesson m&p this gun is alot like the glock but BETTER in alot of ways easy clip release better sights nice grip selection to customize your grip this gun is just all around a better shooter you will see it at the gun range fresh out of the box it shoots better your score and accuracy is 15% better than a glock on average.almost 90% of our department is packing this gun now......

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    BubbaCop, Sat, 03 Jan 2009 14:34:38 UTC.

    Hands down, the best handling duty weapon I ever fired! Smooth trigger, great sights, outstanding balance, not much recoil considering it's a .40 cal. With the three different sized palm swell attachments that come with it, you can customize your grip for further comfort. When drawing down on a target, this weapon is truly an extension of your hand. Dead-on accurate.I have no problem trusting my life and the lives of others to this weapon. S&W has a winner!

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    BubbaJr, Sun, 04 Jan 2009 21:56:17 UTC.

    In my opinion same as GLOCK but more comfortable in handling and its made in AMERICA!

    Can't beat that. For only $25 more.

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    Troy_Pharr, Tue, 13 Jan 2009 13:23:25 UTC.

    Our department is in the process of going to the M&P 9mm full size frame. We have already purchased 32 full sized frame and several compact for street crimes people and admin. We are getting ready to purchase another 27 in this years budget then the following 27 in next years budget. We have found the pistol to be very nice. Most of our officers have improved their scores by 10 to 20 points. The samll, med, and large grips make it very usable for all sized officers. Two of the weapons had an extractor problem however Smith replaced the parts very fast. The weapon is very easy to work on and parts are interchangeable rapidly. The only officer who is unhappy is a 1911 nut. I have purchased a full size 9mm and a .45 compact. Very happy with both. I carry the .45 compact on duty in a serpa holster. Very nice.

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    jcturner3, Tue, 13 Jan 2009 16:11:13 UTC.

    Well-balanced, comfortable grip, easy maintenance, accurate weapon.

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    phebert3, Wed, 14 Jan 2009 13:34:13 UTC.

    Our department just switched to this weapon from the 5946 and I love it. Haven't had a misfire yet. We tried to purposly make it double feed and it won't. It's definitely worth the buy.

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    aleistpr102, Thu, 15 Jan 2009 20:43:02 UTC.

    This is a gun that I use on my off duty project work. Dependable, and easy to maintaine. My wife can shoot this gun no problem

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    techpd13, Sun, 18 Jan 2009 17:28:29 UTC.

    Dead on accurate. Very reliable and easy to control during rapid fire. This is an awesome weapon. Had a few jams when I used very cheap ammo, but even reloads shoot with no problems. I would recommend this weapon to anyone. Four stars to see how it ages.

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    car223A, Sat, 24 Jan 2009 03:24:49 UTC.

    The great "feel" everyone talks about is because it has a steel inner frame mated to the polymer. This includes the rales and all parts of the action so it's "stiffer" than all polymer frames. This helps accuracy a bit I think.

    WARNING: Smith now offers this with or without the thumb safety and the magazine safety. Many officers might opt out of the mag safety but the action is light and requires only .3in travel so the thumb safety is a good idea even if you click it off once it's in the holster

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    DwnrvrFinest, Sun, 25 Jan 2009 01:13:09 UTC.

    Haven't had a chance to shoot this firearm yet but it felt better than Glock 23 in my hands. Can't wait until firearms training in 2 weeks. I'm sure I will love this firearm!

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    USvapd1919, Sun, 25 Jan 2009 07:02:36 UTC.

    Love the S&W .40. Havent found anything I like better than this weapon. Shoots great, feels really light in my hand.

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    DISCOSON, Tue, 27 Jan 2009 05:32:04 UTC.

    Have owned 4 Glocks and I will say that I will not go back to them. Very comfortable grip and excellant pointing on subject. Trigger pull not as big a problem for me to Glocks as some have stated. Excellant weapon have both duty and off duty.

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    wy75, Tue, 27 Jan 2009 17:34:38 UTC.

    This is my first owned duty wepon. Very easy to familiarize yourself with. Different safety measures to removing the slide which take much longer time to remove vs. the glock. Metal Mags make for quick release, unlike the glock plastic mags which sometimes stick in the gun. Big bounus is the changeable hand grip to fit your hand. Big negative, if you have big hands your thumb may hit the slide release when shooting. At the end of a Mag you hit the release, not knowing you are empty and dry fire. Very costly on time if at the rang.

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    jhp48, Wed, 04 Feb 2009 14:56:46 UTC.

    This is one sweet shooting gun!

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    rathom, Fri, 06 Feb 2009 01:24:17 UTC.

    I have never been a fan of S&W, but this gun just might change my mind. It shoots circles around my Glock 22. I have been impressed with the quality. Fit and finish are excellent. This is by far my favorite .40

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    Anonymous, Fri, 06 Feb 2009 06:05:24 UTC.

    Very light to carry, three different grips to choose from, night sights out of this world and very easy to shoot.

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    blkdragon1212, Fri, 06 Feb 2009 23:06:04 UTC.

    I have recently purchased the weapon, and it's smaller brother the compact. It was a pleasure to shoot, and pointed well. The best feature is the three grip sizes. For males, and females with smaller hands, the issue of grip fit has been addressed, an issue that speaks directly to the accuracy of any firearm.

    I never had a chance to fire the weapon until I qualified with it on the range, where the sites proved to be functional for combat purposes. The metal magazines fell from the grip when the release was pushed, unlike the Glock. This feature makes the gun ideal for "tactical" or "Combat reloading".

    Trigger pull was crisps, and recoil on double taps, and rapid fire was not much more noticed than on my Smith 9mm. I purchased the weapon to be my "Raid/Tactical" battle piece, and the compact in the same 40 cal, to be my daily wear choice.

    I have owned no less than six Smith & Wesson Semi-Autos over the last 27 years of my Law Enforcement Career, and the M & P is the best general purpose I have yet to see.

    Pros: Accurate, grip variety, weight

    Cons: No external safety/no big deal.

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    Jeremy0311, Sun, 08 Feb 2009 02:49:02 UTC.

    Only shot this weapon once. fell in love with it as soon as I placed my hand on it

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    BlazerJCM, Tue, 17 Feb 2009 22:25:15 UTC.

    It's good for a for what it copies, a glock. Have to carry because it is dept issue. Not to bad for a copy though.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 20 Feb 2009 22:10:25 UTC.

    Awesome weapon to carry. We switched to these last year. Comfortable in your hand.

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    fonzo415, Thu, 26 Feb 2009 05:47:42 UTC.

    My duty firearm. It has been flawless through countless drills and range time. No FTF or FTE at all after thousands of rounds. Easy to clean and quality 15 round magazines provided. However, the trigger is not to my liking...long, sloppy, and uninspiring.

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    Jayp61, Sat, 28 Feb 2009 16:34:42 UTC.

    I own a full size and a compact .40. I shoot both in competetive matches. These pistols are awesome. Very ergonomic due to the interchangeable grip inserts. They point well and are very accurate. Recoil is minimal. The full size pistol has performed flawlessly. The only issue I have had with the compact is when reloading with the full size magazine, it has recently begun to have failure to feed events (no round in chamber). I have not had that problem ever with the smaller compact magazines. I'm not sure of the cause with the full size mags. Great pistols! S&W hit a home run with the M&P series!

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    terryfree, Sat, 28 Feb 2009 18:35:22 UTC.

    I'll give this a 5 out of 5!!! I 've purchased the S&W M&P 40 cal Compact.and took it to the range. It fired nice. Mine came with 3 10 round mags, adjustable grips, and a manual with a coupon for two fre mags promo. I purchaced this weapon for home protection and carry concealed. The safety features on the handgun was specifically made with the Military and Police in mind.

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    twobangerfaithe, Mon, 02 Mar 2009 01:55:33 UTC.

    This weapon just bitch slaps the Glock and any other pistol I have fired in the past 30 years.
    I am thrilled to have this as a duty weapon. I have lost interest in ALL of my other pistols except my six inch Colt Python.

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    parteche1, Wed, 04 Mar 2009 21:41:36 UTC.

    One of the first in the first in the state of New Mexico to carry this weapon, I just love it. The only negative thing I should have purchased it in 357 sig cal. or 45 cal. Those are the future purchases.

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    Stone_Cold, Mon, 09 Mar 2009 02:15:06 UTC.

    The best pistol I have used this far. I am leaving the department I am with now, going to another department. I will miss my weapon the most. Sweet weapon, I will buy for off- duty eventually.

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    IEGuitar, Mon, 09 Mar 2009 04:11:19 UTC.

    My previous carry gun was a Glock 23. I was very aprehensive about replacing it. Not only does this weapon out shoot my 23, it has 50% more ammo capacity, and is much more comfortable to hold. I am 100% satisfied.

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    wiuleja58, Tue, 10 Mar 2009 21:38:49 UTC.

    I have the compact version and I think its a great gun. I use this as one of my off dutys and it is easy to hide if its either behind the belt or on my ankle. The only problem that I have, not at fault of S&W, is I have a hard time finding accessories for it.

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    cop_fire, Tue, 17 Mar 2009 23:10:05 UTC.

    Great price and the options to change the grips

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    patrolman_kcso, Tue, 24 Mar 2009 11:20:12 UTC.

    I CARRY THIS FIREARM FOR MY DUTY WEPON AND LOVE IT. I HAVE PUT OVER 1,000 RDS THOUGH IT IN 6 MONTHS AND HAVE NEVER HAD A MISFIRE OR MISFEED. THE ONLY FIREARM THAT I WOULD RATE HIGHER IS THE SPRINGFIELD XD40, AND ITS ONLY BECAUSE THERE IS LESS RECOIL WITH THE SPRINGFIELD. I PAID ABOUT $500 FOR MY FIREARM AND NOW THE STORE HAS THE OFFICER DISCOUNT AND CAN BE PURCHASED FOR ABOUT $375 FOR OFFICERS. I LOVE THS FIREARM

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    bentley26, Tue, 31 Mar 2009 15:46:06 UTC.

    best buy for the money.

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    Anonymous, Sun, 12 Apr 2009 21:22:40 UTC.

    I purchased one of this S&W .40 last year. I have been pleased with it every since. It is totally black except for the sightsainless steel Barrel and sights which are white dots. I do like the 15 +1 rounds capacity. It took me a bit to get use to the 6.5 lbs tigger. Once I got through that, it is a wonder weapon. It has a great knock down power too. It has never failed me and that is the biggest plus that there is when a weapon is there to protect ones life. I would stake my life on the weapon and I do too.

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    correctofficer, Mon, 13 Apr 2009 21:56:12 UTC.

    I use the mp.40 as my service weapon. The tritium sights are great. I have never had a misfire. I would recommend this weapon.

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    formerbpd, Wed, 15 Apr 2009 03:11:42 UTC.

    I had to qualify with this Firearm and I loved it....My target had a nice tight group all together....and i love the sights and easy to take apart. Definately a Firearm worth having

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    hcsd694, Wed, 15 Apr 2009 15:08:59 UTC.

    My wife purchased this gun form me. I carried a Glock for 6 years as a Deputy. After shooting this gun. I wished I would have had it 6 years ago. It out shoots the Glock and it feels comfortable in my hand. The change out grips is nice along with the other great options it comes with. This gun has shot well for me with no jams. I would recomend everone go out and buy this gun. Thanks to smith and wesson for making another great gun

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    bigrighunt, Fri, 17 Apr 2009 14:11:25 UTC.

    I have packed several different handguns through out my carreer and this has to be one of the best guns I have shot, a few years ago my department decided to start issuing each officer a duty weapon and they tried several differant guns at that time, but the bigest problem we found was, we were having a difficult itme gettting all of our officers to pass the Qualfying shoot, when we got these guns we found that they are well constructed and easy to shoot and we have been able to have a 100% of our department qualify, this gun is well balanced and very comfortable to handle. I would recommend to anyone, especially those that have not had alot of experience with handguns.

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    miller8303, Mon, 20 Apr 2009 08:39:24 UTC.

    I recently purchased this weapon for personal carry and have yet to be disappointed. I plan on taking it back on the range and putting it to a real test. Thus far it has kept up with my XD .40 Sub, and I do believe it will pass the test come this weekend. Interchangeable backstraps are always a plus especially when it is being used as a uniformed weapon through multiple departments with different hand sizes. All around I am pleased with the purchase.

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    egill, Thu, 23 Apr 2009 11:38:39 UTC.

    Department issued for duty and have no problems. Good trigger and action, smooth and reliable. I hve been having a hard time finding a light and holster to match, must be cause it is somewhat new. Like it better that the 99's we use to carry.

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    arrowhead1_23, Thu, 23 Apr 2009 21:03:10 UTC.

    my brother in law has this model, it is a good shoot. very accurate pistol.

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    TR326, Fri, 24 Apr 2009 20:18:56 UTC.

    The M&P pistols are quickly becoming a favorite of LE all across the country. Several large departments have moved from the Glock to the M&P. I own a 40c and love it. Reliable, accurate, and tough!

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    PM12, Thu, 30 Apr 2009 15:14:15 UTC.

    This is by far the best handgun I have ever fired. I was so impressed with my duty weapons performance I went and purchased one for my personal use. And I just recently purchased the 40c (compact version) to carry better concealed. Between my duty weapon, and two personal M&P's I have fired many thousands of rounds and the only issues were either ammo or operator error. The firearm is very accurate with both the 4 1/4" in full-size or 3 1/2" compact versions. The gun is very balanced in the hand, as little recoil as you can expect from a .40, and has three interchangeable grips to fit any hand...a big plus for small-handed people. Easy to take-down and you don't have to pull the trigger...big safety plus!! the gun points with the hand great for better accuracy and quick shots with out aiming. The grip is very narrow, unlike a Glock or XD. This allows easier concealment and less torquing on the grip, therefore better accuracy. Often can find this firearm for less than the $624 price above. A very very good gun for the price, I'll buy as many as I can. Looking forward to getting a .357 sig barrel for my full-size since (like many) the barrel is the only thing you need to change, the rest is full compatible. Go buy one!!! Smith really got this one right!

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    gglass, Fri, 01 May 2009 01:30:48 UTC.

    No more Glocks for me. This is the sidearm that Glock would have made if they were still were innovators.

    Great job Smith & Wesson... You finally made a semi-auto worthy of the Military & Police (M&P) logo.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 08 May 2009 03:36:06 UTC.

    I first owned two M&P 40c's in 2007--I had issues with both--the good news they were both fixed by Smith & Wesson in a timely manner (customer service is good). I traded both away and went back to a Glock 27 and a Marlin 1895, 45/70 (the ultimate patrol rifle). Now I presently own a 2009 version of the 40c and it’s a great handgun. I like the steel mags, I like the steel Novak sights, I like the way it disassembles (safe), I like the mix of hardened stainless steel parts mixed with high tech polymer (the polymer is stiffer than Glock--more like HK). The 40c is not as compact or a light as the Glock 27. The 40c weighs 1.5 ozs more and is 1/8” longer in the barrel and in the grip area--but the 40c handles recoil much better, and seems more accurate in my hands, which could make a real difference in a tactical situation. The 40c is a good compromise between the Glock 23 & 27, the 40c holds 11 rounds and the 27 holds 10. The two styles of mags, 3 interchangeable grip styles, and the interchangeable mag release are a huge advantage (the 40c fits my hand like nothing else, the mag release will make lefties very happy)--and its made in the USA (which is why I gave the 40c another turn). Smith & Wesson has taken the "Glock" to the next logical step--if you are looking to replace a duty or off-duty weapon consider the 40c. By the way a 50,000 round torture test was just accomplished (4/2009)—so it’s tough too.

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    REESE, Mon, 11 May 2009 20:07:24 UTC.

    I love my Smith and Wesson M&P. It fits well in my hand and it is dead on accurate. It is easy to strip, clean and re-assemble. It doesn't have too many parts and it carries plenty of rounds and punch.

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    dptydogsantiny, Tue, 12 May 2009 05:15:29 UTC.

    I carry this one on duty, not a bad weapon.

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    proud_infidel, Fri, 15 May 2009 04:45:34 UTC.

    love the gun i have a full size 45 acp and it is great, There has been rust issues on the slide in the summer when i carry it as a duty weapon but i had mine coated in roguard coating

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    donniebrasco09, Fri, 29 May 2009 18:29:32 UTC.

    I have shot everything from high end Speer Gdots 165gr to ultramax commercial reloads 180gr conical nose lead and never had a malfunction. I so happy with this firearm that I even have the 9mm compact version, if you are in the market for a highly reliable firearm then this is the one for you.

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    Spectre3, Fri, 12 Jun 2009 10:51:09 UTC.

    This is a great firearm. I have shot a lot of different ammo through it and I have yet to get a jam or any kind of malfunction.

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    gudercop, Sun, 14 Jun 2009 00:04:39 UTC.

    Just got this weapon and I like it a lot. Qualified with it and it shoots great. I like the ammuniton capacity and the feel of the grip. I use the medium grip and it feels like I'm shaking an old friends hand. It is comfortable and does not have the muzzle flip that the Glock 22 has. Look forward to carrying this weapon for several years to come.

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    Anonymous, Sat, 04 Jul 2009 20:39:13 UTC.

    For years I carried Glocks. While I still like Glocks, The S&W M&P .40 has a smooth trigger and trigger reset. The interchangeable grips is a plus also.

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    skipdawg, Mon, 06 Jul 2009 14:32:45 UTC.

    This is a great gun, unlike my problematic Sigma. I have a large-xl large hand and it fit just perfect. The recoil is average to light and it never jammed, unlike my Sigma. I got one back in the spring when they offered a mail in offer for (2) free magazines. This only cost $150 more than the junky Sigma.

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    SarahT, Sun, 19 Jul 2009 05:57:19 UTC.

    love it, love it, love it!!!!! waved serations, perfect for control and quick grip, regardless of sweaty hands, awesome rail system, full size, compact and sub, if you're into external safetys- you can add the ambi/ 1911 style safety. 3 interchangable backstraps (sc with 2). feels great, fires great.... love it... :0)

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    b1b2n3, Sun, 19 Jul 2009 22:09:57 UTC.

    Great Gun!!! Light weight good capacity. The interchangable hand grips make it great for everyone.

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    Nuke85, Tue, 21 Jul 2009 14:53:28 UTC.

    Just bought this and I already love it, much better than my Glock 22. When I first looked at them I didnt care for the mag saftey, but I found one without it. Also i am not sure about the loaded chamber indicator, seems like a fairly significant piece of debris could get in. Overall Its awsome and the backstraps make it work with both me and my lady in only a few seconds. Smith did a great job.

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    weyes1, Sun, 16 Aug 2009 01:05:59 UTC.

    I've had mine for about 20 months now. I went through 2 part time academies and did not have any malfunctions in the 1st academy, and had 1 ammunition malfunction in the 2nd academy. Since I was responsible for supplying my own ammo, I wound up buying 1000 rounds of Fiocchi 40 S&W. Fiocchi or Aguila ammo DOES NOT cycle through this gun. So far the only ammo that won't. Shoots 130gr. Double Tap ammunition excellent! Accuracy is outstanding even at 100yrds. FIt and reliability is outstanding. I had to purchase my own duty weapon. Mine has the Mag. Safety, and the Internal Lock. 2 Outstanding features.

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    DetectiveNorth, Mon, 17 Aug 2009 15:48:46 UTC.

    Great gun switched from Glock 22 to the M&P and had no issues. Also have better qualification scores.

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    MitchN60, Wed, 19 Aug 2009 06:08:41 UTC.

    I've had my M&P .40 for about 18 months now, the last 14 of which it has been my duty weapon as a security officer. When I first took it to the range, using some Remington 180gr. JHP, the first magazine I emptied went everywhere on a bullseye target at 7 yards. Hmmm, not what I expected. I shot my other handguns I had with me, took a break and reloaded magazines. Picked up the M&P again and all rounds went dead on. Since then I've shot several hundred rounds of different ammo through it and it really likes the 180gr. ammunition. So for duty I use TAP ammo in 180gr. I liked it so much I bought the M&P .45 also.

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    officer97, Fri, 28 Aug 2009 02:13:31 UTC.

    I did not think i waould like this. I have its smaller brother (compact) and it was very slugish at first. It took almost 500 rounds to get rid of that slugishness. However the big brother i fell in love with very quick. It never even started out slugish. First rounds were right on target. Very easy to shoot and very comfortable once you find the correct size grips. Althought it shouyld come with some kind of reccomendation for sizing. overall great weapon and i plan to use the compact for back up weapon as the full size mags will lock in the compact, it just stick out of the bottom.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 28 Aug 2009 19:18:46 UTC.

    I have never been a really big fan of composite weapons, but I own two M&P in 40 caliber and they are both far more accurate than my Berettas and with virtually no muzzle whip.

    GREAT JOB SMITH & WESSON

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    HonorGuard22, Mon, 31 Aug 2009 19:27:19 UTC.

    I have owned my M&P--chambered in S&W .40--for approximately 12 months now. I have big hands, and really appreciate having the ability to switch out the grips to fit my hand better. I have put hundreds and hundreds of rounds through my weapon, and have NEVER had a problem; this weapon is also very, very accurate (I shoot with both my right and left hand, and no matter which hand I fire from, I get the same excellent level of accuracy). I use the M&P as my home defense weapon (I have a TLR-1 tac-light mounted on it, which doesn't affect the accuracy or weight in the least bit) and use it as my CCW as well. The only "negative" comment that I would make about the M&P is that sometimes I find it hard to conceal. Maybe this is normal for the M&P, so if anyone else has this issue, please let me know. Most likely I will purchase a Kimber Ultra Carry II to use as my CCW, and continue to use the M&P as my home defense weapon. Lastly, for any women who are looking for a great weapon, my wife fires my M&P at the range all the time, and thoroughly enjoys the feel of the weapon as well (she normally fires a sub-compact Taurus).

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    charlie148, Wed, 02 Sep 2009 19:06:52 UTC.

    This is a great pistol. I carried a Beretta 92fs for the first year of duty then the department changed to the Smith. Qualification scores went way up and carrying it feels like a feather compared to the Beretta.

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    PhillyWarrant2, Sun, 13 Sep 2009 20:40:59 UTC.

    My off-duty weapon of choice. Light and easy to handle. I love this gun.

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    024mula, Wed, 16 Sep 2009 19:27:24 UTC.

    If you want practical and style packed into one you have found the right weapon. Its design is great all the way to its interchangable handgrips for smaller or larger hands.

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    officerpayne0944, Fri, 18 Sep 2009 23:40:35 UTC.

    i use this weapon at work it is a nice shooting weapon and accuracy is top notch. the only downside to it is the lack of a safety but we all know the equivalent to that is to keep your finger off the trigger. this is a very good weapon id recomend to all from first time shooters to the most advanced officers

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    dpddunbar, Mon, 12 Oct 2009 05:26:41 UTC.

    Love it! Just wish mine had night sights

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    DevilDog_JW, Sun, 18 Oct 2009 23:06:49 UTC.

    I love this weapon. easy trigger pull, interchangeable grip to fit your hands, and you can attach a gun light. Great weapon for the everyday door kicker.

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    JJE922, Wed, 21 Oct 2009 18:59:21 UTC.

    First and foremost, this gun deserves this rating because it saved my dad's life from a pack of vicious pit bulls. Threats don't always come in the form of a human. I have put a little over a thousand rounds through my Glock 21 and had never shot anything else. When I picked this gun up I immediatley was given the feeling of this is what a gun should feel like. Very slim, it points naturally to the target, and has a great trigger. When I get the money together this is the pistol I will buy for my own use.

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    bill612, Thu, 31 Dec 2009 20:41:04 UTC.

    great gun , good carry gun, little pricey

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    cbozarth, Fri, 08 Jan 2010 01:58:26 UTC.

    This is one of the best. I have 2 45s and 1 40. that I carry.

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    bwsade, Sun, 07 Feb 2010 18:30:35 UTC.

    This is what I carry while on duty with the reserve unit. I have always qualified with it, and never a jam or misfire. I LOVE THIS WEAPON.

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    mf1127, Wed, 10 Feb 2010 00:09:59 UTC.

    Excellent weapon!!!!

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    jdudley09, Fri, 12 Feb 2010 19:54:04 UTC.

    Just recently purchased one and I am impressed I was torn between Glock and the M&P after shooting both it is S&w all the way baby!!! Slap on a hogue grip and it is all gravy!

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    Pcampbell1025, Sun, 21 Mar 2010 06:14:13 UTC.

    Love this, shot over 200 rounds and 1 jam its a weapon you can depend on.

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    Migs, Tue, 30 Mar 2010 11:32:10 UTC.

    Precision accuracy, light weight, exchangeable grips, left handed options, night sights, low recoil and I got to shoot and perfect 40/40 first time every shooting the weapon!
    I am happy to carry it as my duty weapon!

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    twking, Thu, 01 Apr 2010 08:05:46 UTC.

    Excellent feel, not much bigger than my Sig 239 but better stopping power if needed. The 15 RD capacity is a plus also.

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    GVSUCJMajor, Mon, 05 Apr 2010 01:08:57 UTC.

    Lightweight with three different sized hand grip attachments. I also enjoy the 15 + 1 magazine and the trigger safety. All in all it's a solid weapon and a great weapon.

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    BLACKMAN, Thu, 03 Jun 2010 11:49:26 UTC.

    Very Smooth, Light Trigger....more 'reset' then needed but Duty Ready.

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    RabbitCop40, Thu, 29 Jul 2010 14:06:14 UTC.

    Very easy to handle and has several different grips to fit any hand size.

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    cplmsta38, Tue, 24 Aug 2010 13:26:25 UTC.

    Our agency just went to this handgun and through qualification, it shot well. I like the glock and while the two are similar, I think I like the glock a bit better. I do think this handgun does have the potential to grow on me though.

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    drfpd624, Wed, 08 Sep 2010 05:06:33 UTC.

    i personally have this gun and i love it but i do hve one issue and that is the safety feature that if i dont have the magazine in, it will not fire. But other than that this gun i this best hand gun i have ever owned

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    Ten8, Fri, 17 Sep 2010 16:39:29 UTC.

    F'ing AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! nuff said

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    Solo918S, Sun, 31 Oct 2010 22:51:03 UTC.

    Your weapon must feel just Right this the one,40 S&W Tactical

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    GV71, Tue, 07 Dec 2010 20:24:33 UTC.

    I bought this gun about 2 years ago and I still love it, it def. does its job and never jammed on me.

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    tactman702, Sun, 02 Jan 2011 23:34:48 UTC.

    Our officers & detectives carry this firearm. A very dependable and well functioning weapon system.

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    sixisenough, Fri, 21 Jan 2011 16:48:59 UTC.

    I am a enthusiastic shooter and have been shooting for many years . After you get this gun broke in , and , or , get used to it , the triger pull , I mean , You won't find a better shooting pistol . Its actually the only DA gun I own . I reload my own ammo so I can shoot cheaper and its a fun hobby . Nothing more satisfying than putting 10 rounds in a 3 inch circle at 50 feet . BUT , don't ever put too much oil on this pistol . It will certainly spread the group . Mine went from 3 in. to around 12 , before I figured out what I had done . Love this pistol , try this reciept if you hand load . 175 gr, lswc or 180 gr. lead Truncated cone . with 7, 7 or 7.5 grains of Accurate # 7 , respectively .. I can;t believe how well they work . Be sure also to seat the primers properly and with Just a medium crimp . This Pistol is very particular about both these things . I have had misfires by not seating the primers deep enough and jams because of no crimp and not being properly resized . No problems with handloads after that .

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    millerbm2, Thu, 10 Feb 2011 22:18:02 UTC.

    love the gun

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    M11higgins11, Wed, 11 May 2011 01:06:49 UTC.

    Bought the M&P 40C three years ago as a concealed carry gun and still absolutely love it. I have put close to 5,000 rounds through it and have never had a misfire or jam. Maybe I'm lucky but a friend has the same gun and has never had a problem. Also I dropped in a .357Sig barrel and now use that as my main carry gun. Love the ergonomics and the way the gun feels in my hand. Very accurate for a 3.5" barrel.

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    Tony60, Fri, 02 Sep 2011 12:30:06 UTC.

    This is our (Victoria Police, Aust) new issued firearm, replacing our S&W .38 revolvers. The 3 grip sizes are much welcomed and being a left hander, having it adapted for me is a huge plus. A very comfortable firearm to use.

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    coldfinger, Thu, 15 Dec 2011 04:22:00 UTC.

    Ergonomic, comfortable to shoot, and is very accurate - however, it is good that Smith and Wesson has GREAT customer service because you will likely need it. Lots of hype with this pistol, new kid on the block......... Oh well, we shall see. True test at this time is to talk candidly with a shooting range that rents these pitols. For now, I'll stick with the tried and true Glock brass hucker.

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    Boricua2, Tue, 27 Dec 2011 14:48:16 UTC.

    I carried this weapon as a State Park Ranger, I qualified twice a year with it... The weapon never missed a beat and I always passed with an expert score. LOVE THIS WEAPON!!

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    Johndeeretractor7800, Mon, 20 Feb 2012 23:57:56 UTC.

    owned for more than a year never a miss fire.

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    ROGUE1202, Sat, 24 Mar 2012 19:53:32 UTC.

    Have had the 40 standard size for several years and really liked the product. Never had any issues or problems. Finally got to purchasing the 40 Compact and I think that it is going to be a real winner. The big thing for me that helps on both of these weapons is the Large grip insert and the "palm swells" - seems like such a simple thing to like about it
    but combined with the decent trigger these make the weapon more of a pleasure to shoot. Again, no issues of any kind. Im not a groupie of S and W, and I also like my Glocks just as well but I find the SW to be at least the equal to and with the good gripping arrangement it just works out better for me.

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    tskunlimiited, Mon, 26 Mar 2012 00:13:36 UTC.

    I think the folks at S&W have hit a home run with this pistol. It fits so comfortably in the hand that it is a joy to hold. I have put about 300
    rounds through mine without issue and it is accurate, reliable and a real pleasure to shoot. I highly recommend this very well designed firearm.

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    Btorrese, Wed, 11 Apr 2012 06:50:12 UTC.

    The M & P 40 has replaced my Glock and Kimber as my nightstand gun. It has many improvements that give it a leg up on the competition stainless steel chassis ambidextrous slide realease and optional thumb safety. This gun is very accurate plus it feels better in my hand than other semi autos and has the added benefit of being American made. I have 10,000 plus rounds through it and not one failure. Good job S & W your move was in the right direction I hope more law enforcement agencies realize its' value!

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    MisterRE, Sat, 21 Apr 2012 16:39:13 UTC.

    Great accuracy and recoil. I first bought the 9mm compact and i didn't notice a huge difference in the recoil on the .40. My .40 came with 2 10 round mags which I unload fair fast on target. I love the action of the slide and the automatic chambering on reload. First trip to the range i put 200 rounds through it without any problems(except not having money to buy more rounds). Downfall, I bought this so my wife could have something for home defense but i find myself carrying it when i leave the house. Also, i got mine for $100 less then what is listed here.

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    toto05, Sun, 02 Sep 2012 18:05:23 UTC.

    i love it is a great gun it fires well.

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    Bazzlejj, Fri, 02 Nov 2012 01:38:42 UTC.

    I loved my duty weapon so much that I had to go and buy one for myself. I got the model that's capable of firing without the magazine. I've put400 rounds through it and I couldn't be happier. I've had no misfires, no jams, no problems. This is my truck carry weapon and I couldn't be happier.

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    neo_leo89, Thu, 04 Apr 2013 02:08:49 UTC.

    This particular firearm is very easy to use. If the way a gun feels in your hand is essential the m&p nailed this aspect of this firearm dead center.

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    LTJT177, Sun, 15 Dec 2013 18:28:17 UTC.

    I have this handgun in .357 Sig. I love this gun and the calibur. I carried it off duty until my department stopped purchasing duty ammo for it and can't find the "green" ammo we have to use at our range to qualify. I would choose this over my Sig-220 as my duty handgun if given a choise. Since 1988 I've carried a number of different automatics and revolvers and this handgun handles and shoots the best for me. I've talked to range officers from a number of different departments that have switched to this handgun and even the Glock and 1911 guys like this weapon system.

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