GUN S&W Mp40 What do you guys think?

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  1. speeddreamz

    speeddreamz OT Supporter

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    Anyone shot this? Opinions on the "passive trigger lock"?

    I like the way this feels, but haven't got a chance to shoot it yet. Its this up against a sig 226, hk usp .40.

    I am heavily leaning toward the sw mp40.... input? Please!

    Using for mainly range shooting and if it so happens to be home defense.
     
  2. Dumbstixlars

    Dumbstixlars Ron Paul/AR-15/Glock/old car/Scooby/R/C croo OT Supporter

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    Any reason you are choosing .40 over 9mm? Cause 9mm is a bit cheaper to shoot.
     
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    cantankerously Active Member

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    Feels cheap for some reason. Trigger is a mess for me.
     
  4. thegooch

    thegooch OT Supporter

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    2300 rounds through my m&p 9c it's gone boom everytime. trigger "grit" works itself our after the 1st 200-500 rounds
     
  5. cent

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    i like my MP9c 9mm, but I want to do a trigger job on it. the stock trigger is way too heavy.
     
  6. speeddreamz

    speeddreamz OT Supporter

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    Interesting is it that passive safety shit?
     
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    Sig P226 >>>>>> M&P by faaaaaaar
     
  8. Slick26

    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    I have a compact 9mm, and I absolutely love this thing. It's not the end-all of guns like M-Tech likes to think it is, but it really is a nice gun.
    Are there things I'd still like to change? Yeah. The trigger isn't as bad for me as others say it is, but I woulnd't mind a trigger job anyway.
    But that's neither here nor there, people get trigger jobs on all kinds of guns.
    The ergonomics are great for me, even for a compact. It points straight and shoots straight.

    The only thing for me is reliability. Since S&W replaced my barrel, it's been 100% reliable. But having to get it replaced to begin with sort of lowered my expectations a little. That's slowly working it's way back up though, every time I take the little guy to the range and it fires flawlessly.

    Haven't cleaned the damn thing for 3 months, and it still shoots every time I pull the trigger.
    One of these days I'll go through and clean the whole thing again. It's got a lot of lint from carrying it all day every day. :bigthumb:
     
  9. Slick26

    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    :greddy: It's ~6 lbs... you can't handle that? :rofl::wavey:
     
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    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    Some people like it, some people don't. It's not all that different than Glock, it just doesn't protrude out of the tip of the trigger... it's the whole lower half of the trigger.

    M&P's are notorious for being gritty right out of the box. It is recommended to dry fire the shit out of it, and like TheGooch said, it should be smoothed out within ~500 rounds or so.

    I really don't mind the trigger at all. I don't LOVE it, but it doesn't hinder me in the slightest.
     
  11. Slick26

    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    It's really hard to beat a well-built Sig. They're just so damn heavy/bulky for CCW.
     
  12. Keesh

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    lol im multi quoteing
     
  13. Slick26

    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    LOLZ I'm lolling.
     
  14. FawQ

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    I have the 40c....LOVE IT!!! I am a great shot with it. Had to send back to S&W and the service was GREAT!
     
  15. dymondboy2f

    dymondboy2f Second place is the first loser.

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    Get a 239.:dunno: I'm not even a big guy and can ccw my 226 easily.

    as for the original question. I have a SW sw40ve and no complaints. Reliable, light weight gun that's never FTF on me with multiple types (even cheap stuff) through it. I'm sure the MP40 is also a nice gun.
     
  16. FawQ

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    My 40c is just as big as my Kimber, but for some reason for CCW...the S&W feels smaller.
     
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    Love my fullsize M&P .40. I think I'm at about 500 rounds now. Trigger has smoothed out, and its a great gun. No malfunctions.
     
  18. cent

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    its not that i can't handle it, its that you have to apply enough pressure to squeeze the trigger that it makes holding the gun steady and on target more difficult then it should be. i understand its a safety feature of it. there are instructions for a 4lb trigger job, i just need to buy a few tools to do it myself.
     
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    phrozenlikwid New Member

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    You could do a lot worse...

    Look for Bowie tactical in regards to trigger work, some buddies have stuff done by him and all swear by it.
     
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    Bowie or Dan Burwell.
     
  21. speeddreamz

    speeddreamz OT Supporter

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    Well I'm the proud owner of a m&p 40.

    Waiting for my 10 days.... *sigh*.

    And woohoo for 2 free extra mags rebate.
     
  22. Slick26

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    Sweet, let us know when it breaks.
     
  23. speeddreamz

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    Anyone know some websites for cheap ammo in bulk?

    range ammo...
     
  24. Slick26

    Slick26 Gun|Bike|Cigar|PS3|Beer |Whisky|Night Crew

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    Wal-Mart WWB is probably cheapest and easiest to get.



    Lulz @ 10 day waiting period. LOL.
     
  25. speeddreamz

    speeddreamz OT Supporter

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    Fuck I don't think walmarts in CA carry handgun ammo. Let me see if I can get it from the website
     

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