Index  •  FAQ  •  Search  

It is currently Sun Nov 29, 2020 1:59 am

This is a static archive the Twin Cities Carry forum, maintained as a public service by the current forum of record, The Minnesota Carry Forum.

All times are UTC - 6 hours




Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 21 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
 Requesting good & bad feedback on S&W M&P .40... 
Author Message
 Post subject: Requesting good & bad feedback on S&W M&P .40...
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:51 pm 
Junior Member

Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:24 am
Posts: 9
Location: Comfort Township, MN
Howdy all. Just palmed an S&W M&P .40-and fell in love with it at the gun counter. I've been reading up as much as I can, but figured this is the quickest way to get mass feedback on the current "revision" of this pistol. I really want to pick one up...SHOULD I?

_________________
Never relax our defense of the beloved 2nd Amendment!


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:56 pm 
Longtime Regular
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:40 pm
Posts: 2264
Location: Eden Prairie
It's been awhile (almost a year) since I last shot one at a training class I was taking, but I remember thinking that it was one of the more comfortable .40 pistols I'd ever fired. Recoil was VERY manageable and smooth. Felt more like a 9mm than a .40, actually. Less snap than a Glock, IMO.

-Mark


Offline
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:26 pm 
Journeyman Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:59 pm
Posts: 84
Location: Minnetonka
I'm picking mine up tomorrow, I'll can probably give you a range report next week.

:D


Last edited by chuckw on Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:33 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:26 pm 
Longtime Regular
User avatar

Joined: Fri Oct 31, 2008 11:39 pm
Posts: 533
Location: Mankato Area
The M&P in .40 S&W is a sweet shooter. Very manageable recoil, comfortable to hold and accurate. I really liked it. The particular gun that I fired had a really nice trigger too.

That being said, I did have a really bad double feed that neither I nor the range master nor my permit instructor could clear. It had to go back to the gunsmith. My thoughts were that if I were in a firefight, this would be a disaster.

To be fair, I have not heard of any other incidents similar to what happened to me. I did a lot of searching on the Internet after my jam. I was all set to buy one but not after that. Keep in mind that this was a range gun and it had probably been fired a lot and had probably not been treated gently.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:33 pm 
Journeyman Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon Aug 08, 2005 9:59 pm
Posts: 84
Location: Minnetonka
There's also a forum dedicated to the M&P

http://mp-pistol.com/boards/index.php?act=idx


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:46 pm 
Longtime Regular
User avatar

Joined: Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:41 am
Posts: 4468
I had a MP 40C which I sold to buy a MP9 due to ammo costs. The MP line all shoot very smooth and the recoil is very manageable

_________________
Certified Carry Permit Instructor (MNTactics.com and ShootingSafely.com)
Click here for current Carry Classes
"There is no safety for honest men, except by believing all possible evil of evil men." - Edwin Burke


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:47 pm 
Longtime Regular
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:40 pm
Posts: 2264
Location: Eden Prairie
Dee wrote:
To be fair, I have not heard of any other incidents similar to what happened to me. I did a lot of searching on the Internet after my jam. I was all set to buy one but not after that. Keep in mind that this was a range gun and it had probably been fired a lot and had probably not been treated gently.


My money is on the trouble being exactly that. I had a Kimber rental .45 last year that had a FTF on almost every other round. Rental guns get seriously abused.

-Mark


Offline
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:57 am 
Longtime Regular
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:09 am
Posts: 1060
Location: Savage, MN
Mine is a natural pointer for me. I absolutely love it. I have a .40 but if I were to do it again I'd get a 40C for carry and a 9mm for the range.


Offline
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:20 am 
Journeyman Member

Joined: Fri Jul 11, 2008 2:02 pm
Posts: 87
Location: waaaay west of the cities
I'd have to mirror everyone else on the gun...nice unit, comfortable, easy to shoot, very manageable recoil, accurate.


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 3:29 pm 
Senior Member

Joined: Mon Nov 13, 2006 10:22 pm
Posts: 131
Location: Brooklyn Park
diamondsj wrote:
I'd have to mirror everyone else on the gun...nice unit, comfortable, easy to shoot, very manageable recoil, accurate.

i concur. about the only consistent complaint about it ws the "soft" mag release spring. the mag would drop out while firing the weapon. apparently this was a problem on the first year or two of production. mine did this quite often after the first 600 or so rounds through it. i called the s&w customer service and they sent me out a replacement spring. easy to install. the new spring has solved it, at least for my .40c. i do believe production has since corrected this from the factory.
i would buy this pistol again.

_________________
j in J - pp

polish by heritage; american by birth; patriot by conviction; saved by grace through faith in Christ!


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:12 pm 
Senior Member

Joined: Wed Jun 04, 2008 8:55 am
Posts: 151
I have a .40C. It has been a great gun. Very easy to shoot considering its small size. It fits my large hands decently and is quite controllable. It also carries nicely in a MTAC. You'll love it!

I also second the recommendation for mp-pistol.com as a great set of forums.

BB


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:47 pm 
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jul 10, 2006 7:52 pm
Posts: 407
Location: Northern Burbs
On my 40c, I ended up replacing my magazine release spring with heavier wire I bought at a hardware store here in town. Also, if you like to tinker, finding sears was virtually impossible months ago. I haven't checked recently to see whether anyone is carrying stock sears (or the entire sear blocks) again, or whether someone has finally come out with an aftermarket sear. S&W really shut down all sales of sears on this gun, claiming the part was "controlled" and only available to S&W armorers. Magazines for these have always been on the high side as well, although nowadays that seems to be the case for all models of guns. If a deal came to my attention on a newer built 9mm model, I'd likely buy it. Would only buy an older version if the deal was really, really good though. Too many bugs showed their heads on those first builds--seems to be typical when manufacturers rush to market new models these days.

_________________
Mark


Offline
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject: Thanks Guys
PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:17 pm 
Junior Member

Joined: Thu Feb 19, 2009 10:24 am
Posts: 9
Location: Comfort Township, MN
Thanks for your input everyone. I appreciate it. -Squirrel

_________________
Never relax our defense of the beloved 2nd Amendment!


Offline
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Re: Thanks Guys
PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:21 pm 
Longtime Regular
User avatar

Joined: Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:09 am
Posts: 1060
Location: Savage, MN
RuralSquirrel wrote:
Thanks for your input everyone. I appreciate it. -Squirrel


Squirrel..this has nothing to do with the subject, but I'm curious....did you once own a German Shorthair?


Offline
 Profile E-mail  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:35 pm 
Senior Member
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 04, 2007 8:51 pm
Posts: 199
Location: Maple Grove, MN
I have a full-size 40 that I've put a couple thousand rounds through without a hiccup.

Great guns

_________________
Joe Houser
Liberty Firearm Training

Skin that smokewagon and see what happens.


Offline
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Forum locked This topic is locked, you cannot edit posts or make further replies.  [ 21 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

This is a static archive the Twin Cities Carry forum, maintained as a public service by the current forum of record, The Minnesota Carry Forum.

All times are UTC - 6 hours


 Who is online 

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron


 
Index  |  FAQ  |  Search

phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group