GUN In the market for a Smith & Wesson pistol, need suggestions...

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  1. Jeff Merr

    Jeff Merr Elite Member

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    I am looking for a .40 in Smith & Wesson, my mom's company makes a lot of parts for them and they said they could get her whatever she wanted for 2-300 dollars. So i am in the market, i don't know anything about S&W, i have been just researching Glock and Sig Arms, what are S&W's most reputable .40 and 9mm? I would be open to metal and polymer frames. I am not so much a fan of the 1911 just incase it was a suggestion, thank you.
     
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    TL1000RSquid ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    Not really a fan of S&W auto's, but I hear they've cleared up the problems with sw99's.
     
  3. Jeff Merr

    Jeff Merr Elite Member

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    Do you know how their M&P line is? I know a lot of law enforcement agency's just signed contracts to start issuing them, her company is having a hard time keeping up with the production, so i'm guessing they are decent?
     
  4. krott5333

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    if i had to get a S&W auto, I guess I'd get the M&P :hsughno:
     
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    :dunno: They do look nice but I've not really read up much on them and don't know anyone with one.
     
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    The M&P reminds me a lot of those sexy Steyr autopistols. :o
     
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    S&W semi's get no love, but aside from the sigma they're really sweet guns. If you really want a glock like gun, the m&p is good. The allow and stainless framed guns are some of the most duable reliable semi's on the market though. Check out the 410, 4013, 4003, etc The people that dislike them I've found aren't owners, they're just parroting what they've heard on the internet.
     
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    Platinum_Thunder Reliability for life and liberty

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    Artyboy Necessity is the excuse for every infringement of

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    I wouldn't buy a S&W auto handgun. There are plenty of better, proven choices out there.
     
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    jtl090179 Oh I get it, yeah. He's the girl, then you're the OT Supporter

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    see if you can get an eaa witness, russian design, made in italy now. as inexpensive as a s&w, which is probably what your looking at it for, and a great shooter. im probably gonna get one later this year or next.

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    Damn this sucks, i was all excited because i could get it for like 1/4th the price, i guess it's still not worth it though. Is the fualty striker rare or does this happen all the time to a lot of people?
     
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    You're talking all your advice from people that don't own them and are repeating what they read on the internet, go talk to the owners http://smith-wessonforum.com/eve/
     
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    Ya i was just looking through that forum, everyone seems to be happy with their M&P. Now the questions is do i get a 9mm, or a .40 :noes:
     
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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    I'm not saying don't get excited, getting a good deal is always cool, but if I were looking at S&W autos, I'd look at the reliable 39 series, or the 40 series, or the 10 series, but I don't know if they're still making those... Soy could tell you better than I.

    If you want a Glock like pistol, get a Glock. Or a Steyr. :o But don't look for Glock likeness in other pistols.
     
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    We heard it on the interweb it must be true :squint:

    Don't know anyone with the M&P, I know someone who has one of the early sw99's has issues, know a couple people with other s&w autos who are satisfied :dunno:
     
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    Thunderbear Yggdrasil's Forester.

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    Old shit or not. S&W is widely acknowledged as having the best warranty service and customer service in the business, so take that FWIW.
     
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    i shot an M&P40. seems to be fairly nice and accurate. however i only went through 2 mags so i don't know how it will hold up.
     
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    i have an sve in 9mm. :dunno: im satisfied with it.
     
  21. krott5333

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    I've shot the 4003 and the Sigma. The 4003 is okay.. the Sigma would be shootable if it wasnt for the trigger..

    worst trigger ever :ugh:
     
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    XFrame > *.SW
     
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    As krott said, many people aren't satisfied with the sigma trigger and its definately the weakest of their lineup.

    I think their metal framed pistols are the definition of a reliable service pistol though and thats why I hate to read people saying they're no good when they're just repeating what they've heard on the internet. My 1076 will feed a mag of empty brass, is more accurate than me, and has a trigger reset that rivals my p99. They're not hyped up with elite operator editions, sold with crappy kydex owb holsters, or really advertised like many of the other brands though and the lack of tacticool makes them unpopular among internet commandos.

    Well of course, who wouldn't? Mechanical things break though, even $2000 1911's and revolvers. Thats why we test our pistols before trusting them right out of the box. When you have to mail a pistol back to the manufacturer you'll be glad they pay for the shipping and take care of you.
     
  24. krott5333

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    S&W's semi-autos were once THE police gun.. now Glock, Ruger, and Beretta seem to have a great majority of the PD market.
     
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    I don't think its possible to outbid glock and low bid usually wins the game. I heard in the last illinois state police bid their top choices from their evaluations were sig, s&w, and glock. S&W's bid was twice glocks, sig's bid was 2x s&w's. The troopers carry glocks now.

    I love the cheap used police s&w market though, hard to beat for $300 guns.
     

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