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    Default New Smith & Wesson semi-auto! Any good?

    Does anyone have experience with the Smith & Wesson M&P handguns?

    This is their newest subcompact model that I'm thinking about getting as a backup pistol.
    This particular model is very small, but still seems to be able to pack the punch!

    http://slickguns.com/product/new-smith-wesson-mp-shield-firearm-blog?a=5728&k=facebook


    I was thinking of this as maybe an ankle carry or something along those lines...
    Any thoughts? Should I stay away from the M&P? This one looks to be quite a bit different than previous models.

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    I've sent two 45 ACP M&P's back to the factory for new frames due to cracks....that's all I know about them.
    Somewhere along the way I have lost the ability to act politically correct. If you should find it, please feel free to keep it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildman1204 View Post
    Any thoughts? Should I stay away from the M&P? This one looks to be quite a bit different than previous models.
    How is that different than any other M&P model? Single stack mag? That's not much of a difference.

    I haven't had a S&W autoloader since the 5906.... I stilll remember the Sigma debacle than morphed into the M&P.
    "I do not deal in hypotheticals. The world, as it is, is vexing enough..." Col. Stonehill, True Grit

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    Quote Originally Posted by hodgeman View Post
    How is that different than any other M&P model? Single stack mag? That's not much of a difference.
    The pistol gets released on the 12th. Specs are out there regarding this new one. Seems to be a single stack available in 9 or 40. I'm going to wait until I see some side by side comparisons with other single stacks before thinking about buying.

    I am a huge fan of the modern M&P autos---have three, a 9, a 9C, and a 45.

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    The funny thing about the S&W M&P's is I know of no police force or military that uses them.They are an insult to the old model 10M&P that was a great pistol.
    Now left only to be a turd in the forrest and the circle will be complete.Use me as I have used you

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    I have read nothing but good about the MP line. Can say I have only shot the MP45, 1 magazine full. It was ok, but I think I like the Glock platform better? I guess I need to shoot a few more before I can make up my mind on them??

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    That list speaks volumes . Maybe they should call it the S&W FC insted
    Now left only to be a turd in the forrest and the circle will be complete.Use me as I have used you

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    Our sheriff's department has them but they only feed Federal ammo reliably....they are going to G22's as soon as they can round up the money.
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    I have several M&Ps and have shot a bunch of them and I liked them all personally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hodgeman View Post
    How is that different than any other M&P model? Single stack mag? That's not much of a difference.

    I haven't had a S&W autoloader since the 5906.... I stilll remember the Sigma debacle than morphed into the M&P.
    The Sigma did not morph into the M&P, it was changed internally and remaind the sigma. The M&P is a completely different gun.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDC View Post
    The pistol gets released on the 12th. Specs are out there regarding this new one. Seems to be a single stack available in 9 or 40. I'm going to wait until I see some side by side comparisons with other single stacks before thinking about buying.

    I am a huge fan of the modern M&P autos---have three, a 9, a 9C, and a 45.
    does not look like it. It is double stack with a high cap and a 10 round commiefornia version.
    So SW copied Glock with the Sigma, Ruger with the Bodyguard, Taurus with the Governor. Personally I would spend my $$ on a proven Glock or XD. XD single stack 45 is now shipping and may be more to your liking/requirement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDC View Post
    The pistol gets released on the 12th. Specs are out there regarding this new one. Seems to be a single stack available in 9 or 40. I'm going to wait until I see some side by side comparisons with other single stacks before thinking about buying.

    I am a huge fan of the modern M&P autos---have three, a 9, a 9C, and a 45.
    To my eye, its basically a Walther PPS with some cosmetic changes. We just got one in stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by nbh40 View Post
    does not look like it. It is double stack with a high cap and a 10 round commiefornia version.
    So SW copied Glock with the Sigma, Ruger with the Bodyguard, Taurus with the Governor. Personally I would spend my $$ on a proven Glock or XD. XD single stack 45 is now shipping and may be more to your liking/requirement.
    The Shield is not double stack, nor is it quite single stack. It is 7 rounds with the flush fit mag.

    If the XD single stack is proven, how do you figure the M&P Shield is not proven? They are both built on existing platforms with years of experience.

    And Ruger copied the Kel-tec P3AT way more than S&W copied the LCP.

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    I picked one up today- 8+1 with finger ext mag and 7+1 flat as mentioned by Scott. Before anyone bashes this gun I ask that you handle it- it is pretty nice. It fills the requirement I was looking for in a flat and nice feeling auto- price is fair as well.
    BEE

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    WWG or where? Wondering who has them in stock.

    Enjoy. If I didn't already have a Kahr PM-9 and P-45 that fulfill about the same niche I would be more excited about them and be ready with money in hand. May still, but lots of AR parts I want too, and classes to pay for.

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    Got mine from Mtn View Sports- it was the first one they got in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildalaska View Post
    To my eye, its basically a Walther PPS with some cosmetic changes. We just got one in stock



    There are some decent side by side pictures at the below link. I walked into a shop yesterday, and they didn't have one...happened across an opportunity to order one and did so. Should be in my hands within a week.

    http://www.ar15.com/forums/t_5_16/12...mparisons.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by scottr View Post
    The Shield is not double stack, nor is it quite single stack. It is 7 rounds with the flush fit mag.

    If the XD single stack is proven, how do you figure the M&P Shield is not proven? They are both built on existing platforms with years of experience.

    And Ruger copied the Kel-tec P3AT way more than S&W copied the LCP.
    My Bad, I was looking at the Smith SD9/40 and not the Shield.

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