Gear: Smith and Wesson M&P

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Smith and Wesson M&P

Smith and Wesson
Category: Firearms, Tasers & Accessories
Subcategory: Handguns
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    RHA3416, Fri, 15 Jun 2007 00:01:34 UTC.
    1st review

    It's a great marriage of Smith and Glock technology! The magazine safety is there, a "show up" hole so you can see in the chamber. Internal firing system and the same trigger pull each time. I didn't think I would like it but I do. I thought my Glock 22 was ergonomic- HAH!!! There are also interchangeable palm swell grips to adjust for finger length and hand size! Easy to shoot. 96 right out of the box.

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    krazyirishkoasty, Fri, 22 Jun 2007 21:21:40 UTC.

    I just recently changed from my glock17 to the s.w M&P. It feels much smoother than the glock an being able to switch out the grips makes it a usable fire arm for everybody.

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    Amped, Sun, 02 Sep 2007 16:40:33 UTC.

    Awesome Gun. It is like a computer mouse just point and click. Very Smooth firing gun. I am buying the compact version also for off duty.

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    Anonymous, Mon, 03 Sep 2007 01:34:02 UTC.

    I work near the coast and my partner was carrying this weapon as his primary duty weapon. I shot it at the range when he first got it and liked the way it felt. Very smooth! However, after a few weeks working on the beach, the weapon started to rust in several places, including the clips. My Glock 22C has never shown any signs of damage from the salty air after carrying it for about 3 years now. Another thing I didn't like about the M&P was the disassemble tool in the grip. I'm sure it is a good weapon, just can't perform in harsh environments.

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    msvastano, Fri, 12 Oct 2007 14:46:11 UTC.

    I have a glock 23 and love it, but after putting a few rounds down range with this guy I may have to add it to my collection

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    Sergeant8, Sat, 03 Nov 2007 13:09:17 UTC.

    My SO just went to this weapon in .45 caliber a few weeks ago. I have to agree, this is the most "pointable" weapon I have. Clear the holster, come up on target, sights seem to be already in-line. It is the most accurate .45 weapon I have ever fired. It has an amazing lack of recoil for a large caliber. It is not reccomended to use the pin from the bottom of the grip to release the take-down lever, it may wear and become loose. I just use a pen or a dental pick that's in my cleaning kit.

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    WhiteFeather, Mon, 19 Nov 2007 18:54:01 UTC.

    I can not say enough good things about it.

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    rwhite, Mon, 24 Dec 2007 11:20:07 UTC.

    We have been carrying this as our duty weapon for about a year now. The M&P has smooth trigger operation and the interchangable palm swells make it great for all hand sizes. Over all this is a great weapon.

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  • Capt
    4421, Fri, 28 Dec 2007 02:57:54 UTC.

    Just think it looks a lot like my S&W 40F...the original Sigma (Glock copy). I've always liked the gun but just ordered two new Glocks today. I've carried this Smith for 12 years and it's the longest I've ever carried a gun on duty. A couple of the youngins were carrying Glock 22's and for fun I shot one of them and shot a hell of a lot better than I do with this Smith, and another youngin has a 23C that I shot and it's not that I want one of them....but more that I gotta have one!

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    fawkinscratch, Tue, 22 Jan 2008 14:40:02 UTC.

    This needs to go back to the drawing board. It seems to me that Smith needed a shot in the arm with Springfield's success with the XD line, so they rushed this one.
    First off the trigger is extremely spongy, even brand new it feels like there is some sort of grit in the return spring. It is overly heavy. They will "sell" you a Trigger reduction kit which consists of a weakened striker spring and a 5 pound trigger return spring. So when you need to put lead down range in a hurry, and don't want to miss your mark by a few inches to the right..do not choose this firearm. Glocks are easier to work with, and there are many wonderful aftermarket companies including Wolf that will sell you springs for the fit that is "you". I have ALWAYS been a 1911 man, but to each their own.

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    aaa111, Thu, 27 Mar 2008 13:55:43 UTC.

    love my m&p in 40 cal great pistol

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    localfuzz, Wed, 02 Apr 2008 02:11:45 UTC.

    What a great weapon!! Right out of the box a must have, with interchangeable grips to fit any hand size. Great shooter nice and smooth

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    TerminalBRD, Mon, 07 Apr 2008 13:25:20 UTC.

    I love my M&P9, it has been 100% reliable and is quite accurate. I can't wait until I can pick up an M&P9c for concealed carry.

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    Depue, Tue, 08 Apr 2008 14:21:44 UTC.

    Great firearm with 15 round capacity, I found it be be very user friendly even for the more inexperienced shooters. I'm glad I purchased this over the XD that I was also considering.

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    bluelinebarer, Wed, 09 Apr 2008 22:15:14 UTC.

    I'm a CJ major in my junior year and will be a LEO after graduating, i wanted a gun to shoot at home and become very good with, that would later become my duty sidearm. the M&P met all my standards and more, had to be MADE IN AMERICA, have a high round capacity, and backed by the best reputation. no other gun comes to mind than the M&P .40. all u glock guys say ha...a 40 i've gotta 45. that may be but i've got 15 rounds instead of 10. 16 in all including the chamber. and its like holding a beambag vs. the glock with it's 2X4 hand grip. it has a life saving feature as well, eject the clip and the gun is completely dead, so if a officer gets in a struggle with a offender, all the officer has to do is eject the clip and take it. even with a round in the chamber the gun will not fire. the only gun that i would trust my life to

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    adeck112, Fri, 02 May 2008 02:41:42 UTC.

    This is a great gun (Smith & Wesson M&P 9MM). My shots were more accurate and grouped much tighter than my other weapon. I highly recommed the M&P.

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    hector43, Sun, 18 May 2008 02:37:45 UTC.

    This is the weapon of the future which I would recommend in 45 for military and law enforcement!

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    bpwylie86, Sun, 15 Jun 2008 00:54:39 UTC.

    awsome firearm really like it

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    Rangerboy6, Fri, 27 Jun 2008 00:49:03 UTC.

    The 45 is a good combo between a S&W and a glock. Good feel and fantastic recoil. Takes some getting use to but over all pretty good.

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    Anonymous, Fri, 27 Jun 2008 01:45:33 UTC.

    I purchesed the M&P .45 from a friend who never fired it or took it out of the box other then to show it to me. I only paid $250 becuase he needed cash since he lost his job.

    AMAZING FIREARM!!!!!!!!!

    This thing has 1/2 the recoil of my Glock 22 in .40 cal.

    I love its accuracy and the interchangeable grips. I shoot better grouping with this then my Glock or my Sig.

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    leeds1932, Tue, 08 Jul 2008 13:22:08 UTC.

    I just switched to this gun from a Sig P229. This gun shoots much smoother and feels better in my hand. A plus for females with small hands who have trouble finding guns that "fit" their grip. I think I made an excellent choice.

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    jeepwj992002, Tue, 26 Aug 2008 18:47:37 UTC.

    The M&P 45 has amazed me! I am a die hard 1911 guy and this pistol simply blew my mind! I love how it feels in my hand. This is a pretty accurate platform. Given how light it is,the M&P does not produce as much recoil as one might think. To help in my transition, I ordered one with the thumb safety just like my Para Ord. SSP. I WILL be carrying this gun when I get back into the LE community!

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    zkogut, Sun, 21 Sep 2008 21:55:00 UTC.

    Love how this gun came with 3 different grips and it shoots amazing!

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    Geo60, Sat, 25 Oct 2008 01:54:29 UTC.

    We were recently issued the 9 MM version which replaced our H&K's...when I got mine I shot my best PPC; all of our staff are happy with the selection of this weapon. The action is smooth and no noticeable recoil. Since our State will not purchase Glocks, I believe it is the next best option.

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    Anonymous, Wed, 12 Nov 2008 15:10:55 UTC.

    I carry this firearm on duty, I changed from my Sig SP2022 even though I still love my Sig, this is a very reliable duty wepon. The grip and trigger pull is great the pull is the same each time and the grip just feels comfortable for anyone that pickes it up.

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    jdsmith, Sun, 16 Nov 2008 04:22:54 UTC.

    Great duty weapon, have never been very fond of the poly's but this one is nice.

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    DoD102, Thu, 01 Jan 2009 01:59:45 UTC.

    I miss my S&W 40

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    vnmous1, Sun, 04 Jan 2009 05:03:27 UTC.

    I was wary of this weapon based on the Glock-talk that broke bad on it. I spent significant time with Glocks in both 9mm and .45 as we as M&Ps in both calibers. The Smith simply fit better. My groups and double taps were night and day better with the Smith. It didn't take long to figure out my choice. I decided to go with the 9mm given the cost differential for ammo. Then, I was STUNNED to head to a local Cabela's and find nary a 9 in the house. Apparently some time around the Presidential election everyone decided that Obama was going to come door to door and take away guns and ammo in the back of his Escape Hybrid, so we have had a run on 9mm. It was that....and the popularity of Glocks that suddenly have put 9mm back on the map. In all honesty, I'm thrilled because I was never a fan of the 9 as a defense weapon. Much development has resulted in muzzle energies that rival other, more widely respected calibers. After a couple of FTF with my first box of WW white box, I tore it apart and gave it a second cleaning and lube with Break-Free. I also grabbed a box of Hornady hollow points just to see how they fed. In a word, perfect. Since then, I've fed a fairly steady diet of MagTech FMJ or WW white box with no problems whatsoever. I'm having a trigger job on it...not for lessening the pull, but to smooth it slightly (it's already 100% better than when new now that I have 1,000 rounds down range) and minimize the reset. Mine has no internal nor mag safety. Using a Blackhawk paddle at the range. No CCW here in IL but IF I did, I'd use a Galco Miami Classic shoulder rig.

    Nothing but high praise. Accurate, effective, efficient.

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    jgard1, Mon, 12 Jan 2009 01:35:18 UTC.

    This is the best shooting weapon that I have carried in the past 13 years. No jams, tough and feels great in the hand. I would not trade it now for 10 Glocks. I have the 9mm and 17 in the mag 1 in the tube thats nice!

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    Anonymous, Mon, 19 Jan 2009 19:00:24 UTC.

    No jams! Although the grip on this pistol for the .45 cal is as usual and or as normal large. However, they made this one extra large. I am a fan. But they need to slim down the grip on the .45 on this one.

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    williamn, Wed, 21 Jan 2009 16:19:13 UTC.

    Picked up this gun over the christmas season in 9mm. I've been to the range about 3 or 4 times since I bought this gun and have fired over 1000 rounds at least, with no jams! At first I thought it was strange that it doesn't have a thumb safety but after some use I don't really seem to miss it. Incredible gun with great accuracy right out of the box. The price was hard to beat also, 499$ for the pistol, 3 interchangeable grips and two 17 round clips...thats really hard to pass up. This gun is great to learn on also, not alot of kick when fired and with the grips it will fit just about any hand. I recommend this gun to anyone.

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    rijohnson17, Mon, 02 Feb 2009 17:08:02 UTC.

    This is the first gun and only gun I own right now. ITs great! My favorite things about this firearm is that the Mags hold 17 rounds and it shoots smooth and accurate. And its easy to clean

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    taz22i, Tue, 03 Feb 2009 12:01:45 UTC.

    My agency may soon be going to these. Thanks for the reviews.

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    DISCOSON, Sat, 07 Feb 2009 05:55:58 UTC.

    After carry Glocks for many years I kept hearing other Deputies praising the M&P'S. Went to range and shot a M&P 45 and loved it. I since have purchesed both full size for duty and compact for off duty carry. Much better feel in the hand and great pointing weapon, will not be going back to glock anytime soon.

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    Chief1101, Sat, 14 Feb 2009 18:30:43 UTC.

    Great firearm. I carry the M&P compact when off duty and as a secondary weapon. Very please with the quality.

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    NMStater, Mon, 23 Feb 2009 15:39:43 UTC.

    I have large hands and found the Glock 31 to be awkward in my hands, like a square peg in a round hole. When we transitioned to the M&P, I found the changeable backstraps to be awesome. It took about 200 rounds before I found the right backstrap that was comfortable with my grip and it removed all of the wasted space between the weapon system and my hand. This is a superior wepon system and woud highly recommend it.

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    Kaffir, Sat, 14 Mar 2009 04:17:03 UTC.

    I've been very happy with the reliability from my M&P 9mm. Have only gotten about 400 rounds through it so far, but it has been flawless for all of those. Excellent capacity (17+1), excellent accuracy, and points very naturally. Field stripping is easy. The sear deactivation lever is a nice touch, however, I still frequently just pull the trigger to release the striker instead of using the lever. Trigger is a little heavy, but the reset is much better than that of my XD .45. I'm even considering switching from my XD to the M&P for my duty gun.

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    mpt7103, Sun, 29 Mar 2009 16:22:16 UTC.

    I recently was given the M&P .45 for my duty weapon. I was very surprised how well it shoots for being such a large caliber. My department went from using .40 to .45 and everyone was unsure of the change. I have to say that I personally love this weapon. I think it shoots better than the .40 that I used. It is a lot smoother while shooting. If you haven't had the chance to shoot one I highly recommend it.

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    rjtefft, Mon, 06 Apr 2009 05:07:22 UTC.

    after carrying a 4006 since a rookie i got the M&P .357 SIG about 3 months ago. I just started back to work and I LOVE the .357 SIG. Was right on all the time and my score went up to 97 ( allways throw at least one) It handels better than the .40 with less recoil recovery time. add a tack light and u cant beat this gun!!!

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    BPD258, Thu, 09 Apr 2009 15:45:55 UTC.

    Our department finally decided to get rid of the S&W 4506 or as we call them, "BOAT ANCHORS." We just switched over to the M&P .45 about a month ago. I love it! The gun is smooth, light weight, and essentially shoots great right out of the case. After using the S&W 4506 for 3 years, I wasn't a huge fan of Smith & Wesson and thought the M&P would have the same issues as the 4506. So far I am wrong. S&W has made a supberb weapon in the M&P!!

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    dogsoldier0513, Mon, 20 Apr 2009 16:28:18 UTC.

    As a former LEO and firearms instructor, I have carried and shot most of the weapons that are aimmed at (no pun intended) the LE market. I have recently purchased an M&P 9MM FS. To date, the ONLY duty weapon I have carried/fired that comes close to the performance of the M&P is a 100% German-made P99 in 9MM.

    FWIW, I'm a 1911 guy, but so far, I love this M&P.

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    stonewalljackson, Thu, 23 Apr 2009 18:35:54 UTC.

    i have baught this gun in the 40 cal this wepon is outstanding never had a mafunction on the range yet

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    Sarge431, Tue, 05 May 2009 06:54:48 UTC.

    I fell in love with this weapon from the moment I fired it. It fits great in my hands, thanks to the interchangeable grips. One thing alot of people have problems with is the onboad tool in the grip. Many people don't like to use it becuse they are affraid the it will loosen over time. This is not the case. You have to twist the tool 90 degrees in order it remove from the grip. this is because the is a notch on the tool the prevents it from getting too lose and falling out. Overall, I am very satisfied with this firearm. I use it for duty caryy and concealed carry.

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    jaykung, Wed, 06 May 2009 15:24:56 UTC.

    My new baby is the M&P .45 cal. The grip options are awesome, accuracy is great and the recoil on the 45 feels like a 9mm. It sets lower in the hand and this helps lower the recoil. Overall it feels better than most pistols i have shot. This rates high on my totem pole!

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    proud_infidel, Fri, 15 May 2009 05:02:27 UTC.

    im having a hard time believing that nobody has had a complaint about the rust on these guns, granted i agree that it is an amazing gun but if you live in a climate where rust is a issue than you might as well add what it will cost to get the gun coated with a real coating, I have a m p 45 and i got mine coated with roguard coatings and have had no problems since, in fact i plan on having this gun to give to my grand children

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    varadarcop, Sun, 07 Jun 2009 02:00:28 UTC.

    My department is switching to the M&P .45 in just a month, we are all super excited about it.

    Newport News PD is also getting the M&P .45.

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    matsnap, Tue, 09 Jun 2009 02:31:33 UTC.

    Real nice firearm. Mine shoots real good, and I have had no jams. I think the trigger is a little heavy, but I had a trigger job done on mine.

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    jastimmel, Tue, 07 Jul 2009 00:42:33 UTC.

    Very accurate pistol, but my buddy had problems with his ejecting. i traded mine for a GLock when i read about some issues with them and failures. I did not put but 200 rounds through mine, however no failures, some must be ok.

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    bigron8911, Mon, 13 Jul 2009 20:52:10 UTC.

    Love these guns. Great reliabilty customer support and consistincy.

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    mrk, Tue, 14 Jul 2009 21:15:18 UTC.

    They are great guns, almost as good as Glock. BUT, I hate the magazine disconnect.

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    nateccso10, Sat, 15 Aug 2009 15:43:27 UTC.

    Talk about a great weapon, I have two M&P's one in the .40 and one in the .357 sig. Both are easy and fun to shoot. Out of the box, you cant ask for a better gun, then put a few rounds through it "WOW" even better. I think its a much better weapon than the glock will ever be.

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    The_Maverick, Mon, 31 Aug 2009 22:45:38 UTC.

    M&P .45 great gun. Slimmer profile than a Glock just as reliable, great for off duty carry.

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    JAMHPD1372, Wed, 02 Sep 2009 14:07:14 UTC.

    Hello all. I would like to send out a concern about the S&W M&P .45 ACP. The department that I work for has goin to this platform and the rank and file is not happy. In the past 2 years we have had 4 officer involved shootings and in those shootings two officers were struck by fleeing felon's in vehicles. Due to the first round being fired and the second round jamming. 4 shootings and 4 jams. It is a 100% failure ration in my book. I have been on the line with other patrol that while conducting a standard qual.....their guns are jamming. The magazines rust with little moisture and the slides pit. This weapon is suppose to be for the Military and Police and up to standard Mil Spec. They are SUB Mill Spec. The department has been trying to resolve these issues but we are meeting resistance from S&W. Our rang officer and S&W are telling us it the shooter "Limp Wristing" the gun. Not for nothing I know there are a lot of diffrent people and styles but when your officer needs that gun to go "Bang" and it only does it once then Jams there is a problem. They are marketed as a gun that will "Run" with being dirty. Again there have been problems.

    Being a SWAT Operator I carry the 1911 by S&W. Again we have had 3 Gun FAILURES. When I say gun failures the gun broke in half at the slide rail. This was with the light weight Scandium Alloy Frame. In addition 16 additional fire arms went down due to the slide lock safety falling out, and the plunger rivets breaking. Some of the sears for the hammer broke and some of our guns have gone to fully auto. Since then we have gone to the full steal frame and now are having feed problems. This has been going on for the past year and a half. The Team is suppose to get the steal back soon with the corrections but the faith in S&W has been severely tarnished. As for the M&P there has been no talk of trying to solve the line officers problems. I know some one is going to get seriously hurt if not killed in the line of duty with this gun.

    If anyone reads this I recommend.....DO NOT BUY THE M&P. Like others have said it is immature right now and S&W has to fix these issues and show reliability first. Stay with Glock or Sig's or what ever you are carrying that is proven.

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    Officer_D, Wed, 21 Oct 2009 02:03:50 UTC.

    I bought the Glock 22 first as my duty weapon of choice, but after firing it down range I noticed how the trigger didn't seem to have the nicest pull, I then bought the M&P and down that I loved it. The trigger pull was so much nicer as well as the grip was a lot easier to hold. I've recommended this gun to many of my friends and a lot of them have switched and are glad they have.

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    LTHUFFMAN, Mon, 15 Feb 2010 07:35:31 UTC.

    This is a good firearm. It's not my favorite by any means, but it is accurate and reliable.

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    Etterman65, Mon, 22 Mar 2010 22:21:27 UTC.

    Got the M&P 40 Caliber, Awesome product of Smith and Wesson!
    Shoot mine every weekend without any glitches. Shoots strait and hits hard.

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    JAKE_T, Sun, 30 May 2010 04:33:58 UTC.

    In Atlantic City on feb 18th 2010 a Atlantic City Police Officer was changing a rubber grip on his service pistol. He had removed the magazine from his service pistol but neglected to remove the round from the chamber. As he installed the grip the weapon discharged and he was struck in the face. He succumbed to the wound approximately 15 minutes later. If this Officer had a M&P for his service weapon this would not have happen. I think one of the biggest saftey feature is the ability to remove the the magazine with a round still in the chamber and the gun will not fire. This is good for the officer that is in a confrontation with a suspect that is trying to take possestion of his or her service weapon just DROP THE CLIP!.

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    rmm140, Sun, 30 May 2010 22:41:09 UTC.

    I have the 40c and must say this firearm is fantastic in every way. Smith and Wesson did a great job!! 5 stars from me!

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    chambliss, Wed, 01 Sep 2010 22:32:23 UTC.

    My department recently switched to the .45 version of this weapon. It is light weight and scores of officers improved with this weapon.

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    SNAKEKNIGHT, Tue, 21 Sep 2010 19:58:34 UTC.

    Great gun, like the way it feels on hand, accurate. One thing that has me concern is, when loading a full magazine into the pistol if magazine slap hard the slide will slide foward.???

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    K9_91, Mon, 18 Oct 2010 23:31:29 UTC.

    We went to the M&P .45 cal. dept. wide.Accuracy was increased by most everyone. Great weapon.

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    windshear, Wed, 24 Nov 2010 18:56:03 UTC.

    My company just transitioned to the M&P .40 last year. Everyone, without exception, gives it a very high rating. I purchased my own .40 and the .45. They are ergonomically superb. I have owned several Glocks and used the Glock 34 (practical/tactical) in 9mm to run NRA's Law Enforcement Instructor Certification Course, but I have never gotten used to the "boxey" feel to the Glock frame and poorly designed grip. I am so satisfied wiith the M&P that I cancelled my plans to buy a Sig, which I always thought was the best balanced and feeling pistol made. The M&P .45 (like the .40) is a pleasure to shoot - rapid sight acquisition, smooth trigger, quick recovery and control, result in very accurate shot placement. No sore finger after a day on the range, either, like I often got with the Glock's. For the M&P I never bother to mess with the awkward frame assembly tool "ordinarily not a tool" as we were taught in the Armorers School in Springfield. Used once to install proper grip pad, you can use a simple ball point pen to lower the sear deactivation lever. In fact, the only tool even needed for this is just enough nail on your pinky to hook your finger onto the lever and press. My personal record for complete field stripping/take down of the firearm using this method is under 15 seconds counting from magazine release to barrel extraction. Speed isn't the object of course - just an illustration of how easy it is to disassemble the firearm. Well designed firearm overall. And a bonus - it's damn good lookin

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    Codester, Fri, 26 Nov 2010 19:32:27 UTC.

    Smith and Wesson put alot of effort into this pistol. It absolutely shows. ergonomics, accuracy, handling, etc. it hits perfect in all categories when I shot the 9mm version. I highly recommend at least trying this pistol out, i was highly satisfied.

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    Twisted_Justice68, Sat, 19 Feb 2011 18:15:37 UTC.

    I love this weapon! Was a huge Glock fan, but after getting this weapon in the .357 cal I dont think I could ever go back. I carry it on duty and get compliments on it all the time.

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    jthayer, Sat, 09 Apr 2011 05:59:54 UTC.

    This is the easiest gun to get on target I have ever used. The interchangeable palm swells make it adaptable to any hand. It also has less recoil than other .45's I have fired. I love it.

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    choirboy1112, Fri, 22 Apr 2011 08:31:14 UTC.

    Smoth shooting. High capacity

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    184SFS, Fri, 02 Dec 2011 16:56:14 UTC.

    The M&P has gotten it right....the fit is perfect, allowing the end user to select what back strap suits them. These thing point natural as an extension of your arm should. The prices are reasonable....which is making them show up more in fellow LE hands....

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    Btorrese, Wed, 11 Apr 2012 05:56:16 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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    Anonymous, Fri, 15 Jun 2012 00:00:22 UTC.

    Just got one in Earth Brown. Shot it and loved it.

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    gmacewan, Thu, 28 Jun 2012 09:31:43 UTC.

    Recently fired this pistol in .357 SIG. Very smooth and felt great in my hand while firing. Was a very good concealed carry fit on my right hip..stayed snug to the body. Also, no trouble finding holsters of all types for this pistol. Sights are easy to pick up quickly and reloads were no problem what so ever. I'm looking to get one of these and may even be a replacement for my SIG. All in all...a great gun. S&W really did a great job with this one.

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    jsmith918, Mon, 30 Jul 2012 19:16:30 UTC.

    We recently switched from a Sig SP 2340 .357 Sig to this weapon also in .357 Sig. Great upgrade. Feels better, performs better, and seems reliable. Our Deputies all performed better during the qualification and familiarization course. So far, so good, but you still can't beat a 1911 .45 ACP.

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    FrankHappyG7, Wed, 19 Sep 2012 04:12:07 UTC.

    own the full size in 9mm and shoot 100% true.i owned a glock 19 it was my first handgun and only bought it cause it was the in thing back in 2000. now that iam 38 i wise up and found the girl and the wepon of my dreams,the Smith &Wesson M&P; for my carry weapon for personal use,today i just pick up the compact 9mm (with thumb safety) from Miller Rod and Gun(good people there).i know people knock the 9mm.but for me at 15 yards i can double tap two to the chest and one in the head 3.5 seconds faster then with a 45.and to me shot placement count more then the first number of the calbier you choose.great gun,hands down,will always point and shoot the M&P.

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    Sheepdog222, Sat, 11 May 2013 22:22:33 UTC.

    I shoot the M&P 357 sig. Not a bad weapon. easy to shoot and very accurate.

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    lkdavis71, Sat, 29 Mar 2014 01:11:57 UTC.

    Just issued this as a duty weapon in 9mm. Perfect score the first time I fired it coming off light duty.

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