GUN considering this for first gun

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  1. Sssnake

    Sssnake meh

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    Been debating on what to get for my first (first one I have purchased myself) pistol. Anyone have any opinions on one of these?

    S&W M&P

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    Don't say Glock because I hate the feel of them. I like the XDs but this one caught my eye.
     
  2. Bigsnake

    Bigsnake OT Supporter

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    Don't know much about it.

    I got a S&W 915 that I like. It hasn't had any jams or FTF's ever. Accuracy is good enough.
     
  3. Y2kAccord

    Y2kAccord Everything happens for reasons I just dont know

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    shoot it if you like it then buy it = best gun for you
     
  4. Ford4Life

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    Look at Sigs, reliability is pretty much equal to the Glock.

    Most Smith semi-auto's are pieces of shit.
     
  5. KIDRR

    KIDRR Duck dog>* OT Supporter

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    Yes. I'd rather get a Ruger if you don't want to shell out the $ for a USP or Sig
     
  6. krott5333

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    never heard of it..

    in the words of tommy lee jones...

    "get yourself a Glock"
     
  7. sprite

    sprite Active Member

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  8. krott5333

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    its true :hsugh:
     
  9. 2L Bunny

    2L Bunny "It's only a Rabbit"

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    I've heard good things about them. I'd try to find a range in your area that has one to rent. Even if they don't rent guns at the range, mention to the people there you're looking at buying an M&P but would like to try one out. If someone in the store has one, I bet they'll let you shoot it to make a sale.
    Pretty much any gun for a reputable manufacture is a "good" gun. Everything else comes down to personal preferance.
     
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    sprite Active Member

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    I know they had some issues with some of their hammer-less designs, but the traditional hammer fired 400, 900, 4000 & 5000 series pistols are reliable as fuck and accurate out of the box.
     
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    I like my 915. Never had a jam or any type of malfunction on it. Only problem I have is all the aftermarket magazines you find for them suck. You have order S&W magazines if you want ones that work well.
     
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    I've shot a pre-release one in .40. Do you have any specific questions?
     
  13. Sssnake

    Sssnake meh

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    Curious how the reliability and comfort were for you. (any noticable pressure points or biting) How was the trigger? What was your impression?
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    I just did :wtc:
     
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    Soybomb New Member

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    Its kinda fugly I think, but s&w customer service is top notch, and you know I've seldom heard a complain from people that own their semi-autos.
     
  16. krott5333

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    okay, I just saw an ad for this gun in "guns and weapons for LE"

    must be new..

    M&P.. military & police.. :mamoru2:
     
  17. Sssnake

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    This design is new, but the M&P name has been around for many decades as a revolver used by military and police.
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Buying new is crappy because you have to wait for equipment to come out.
     
  19. ShackleMeNot

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    Ok. Let me state for the record that I think S&W autos are SHIT. Not "the shit" just "shit".

    But I was pleasantly surprised when I shot the prototype S&W M&P. It shot well. We ran about 300 rounds through it and it had no malfunctions. After a few mags through the gun each the informal shooting devolved into a "who can hit tiny shit at distance" contest. Three out of four of us hit a vertical piece of 1/2 inch rebar at about 15 yards. Two of us hit it with the first shot. So the gun is plenty accurate. We shot the gun sideways and upside down to see if it would function properly and cycle at odd angles. It ran just fine.

    The trigger reset is a little long. It felt a bit like a Sig where you have to come about 3/4 of the way out to catch the link. Overall the trigger’s action was smooth. Not bad at all to shoot.

    I'll be sticking with carrying Glocks but if the M&P proves to be reliable with more testing I wouldn't have a problem recommending it. It's head and shoulders about any auto S&W has made to this point.
     
  20. Sssnake

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    Yea, that is one of the things I was debating. Wondering though since it's a S&W if companies speed up accessories.

    Thanks for the feedback.
     

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