Anyone have a full size M&P in .40 or .45?

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Anyone have a full size M&P in .40 or .45?

Post by Phoenix David » Fri Apr 20, 2012 6:06 pm

Anyone have a full size M&P in .40 or .45?

I love my M&P 9mm so maybe it's time to get it some company.

I had a Glock 23 and I hated shooting it, way to snappy. My Sig P226 in .40 is fun to shoot. So I am wondering if the M&P in .40 is snappy like a Glock 23? Also the same thing about for a .45 M&P.
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Re: Anyone have a full size M&P in .40 or .45?

Post by Aikibiker » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:14 pm

.40S&W is typically a a snappy round. I have a M&P .40 full size and while the muzzle flip is noticeable I have no trouble controlling it.
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Re: Anyone have a full size M&P in .40 or .45?

Post by Phoenix David » Fri Apr 20, 2012 8:40 pm

Well as always I'll rent one before buying, figured I check and see for others experiences
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Re: Anyone have a full size M&P in .40 or .45?

Post by elkhills » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:25 pm

Phoenix David wrote:Anyone have a full size M&P in (...) .45?
I will in 9 more days :wink:

Now I'm on the hunt for ammo :shock:

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Re: Anyone have a full size M&P in .40 or .45?

Post by rhi » Fri Apr 20, 2012 9:26 pm

I have an M&P .45 and - subjectively of course - the recoil feels about the same as shooting 9mm from a 92FS/M9. Very little muzzle flip when shooting 230gr ball practice ammo; a bit more with +P TAP but still way less than my G23 in .40 with 155gr TAP. I do have monster large hands, so even the G23 doesn't really bother me.

I'm actually thinking of picking up another M&P in 9mm at some point.
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Re: Anyone have a full size M&P in .40 or .45?

Post by Haji » Sat Apr 21, 2012 12:12 am

So I am wondering if the M&P in .40 is snappy like a Glock 23? Also the same thing about for a .45 M&P.
It does to me. I perceive more felt recoil from the MnP than from the Glock, and the fo'ty is a high pressure round with a steep recoil impulse curve. It's snappy to one degree or another in everything. The .45 feels about the same in sum, but the impulse is different; the curve is much less steep so it's more of a shove than a snappy flip.
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Re: Anyone have a full size M&P in .40 or .45?

Post by jare-3 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:50 pm

I have the 9 and 45. The 45 is 4.5 inch barrel and I can't feel too much difference between it and the 9 other than that the 9 recoils in a slightly upward motion (less when I'm running my TLR-1) and the 45 recoils in a rearward push. I love em both, won't trade em or sell em.
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Re: Anyone have a full size M&P in .40 or .45?

Post by JTNieman » Sun Apr 22, 2012 9:56 pm

The frame for the .40 is the same as the 9.

If you can find a deal on just the upper-half, you can use your M&P9 frame, and get some 40 mags. I was about to do a deal on that, and a 357Sig barrel, but pulled out for unrelated reasons.

You could always get the 40, and if you hate it, get a 9mm upper, and have a backup gun to the primary.

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Re: Anyone have a full size M&P in .40 or .45?

Post by Jays671 » Mon Apr 23, 2012 8:17 am

I have a 4.5 inch M&P 40 . I like it only thing I had to get used to was the light weight I am used to older guns like my 1911 and my s&w 1006 and 956. after a day of shooting and 500 rounds my hand hurt but I did a lot of blasting that day lol.

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Re: Anyone have a full size M&P in .40 or .45?

Post by PistolPete » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:54 pm

If you like shooting an M&P 9mm better than a Glock I'm going to guess you'll like shooting their 45 or 40 more as well. I find the M&P 45 fits my hand way better than a Glock 20.

I'm a Glock fan, I put more rounds through them than any other centerfire pistol. I do like the fit of the M&P better, but how something fits one's hand is a very personal thing.
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Re: Anyone have a full size M&P in .40 or .45?

Post by Ten Eight » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:14 am

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Figured I'd stir the pot a bit :twisted: .

Not a .40 or .45, but I bought a 9mm full-size in early '08. I sold it in December '11 with roughly 22k rounds through it. Zero problems, and zero malfunctions.

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Re: Anyone have a full size M&P in .40 or .45?

Post by jare-3 » Thu Apr 26, 2012 10:38 pm

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Re: Anyone have a full size M&P in .40 or .45?

Post by Phoenix David » Thu Apr 26, 2012 11:16 pm

I'll probably go and rent each this weekend and see how they feel, kind of leaning to the .45 but want to feel them up first
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Re: Anyone have a full size M&P in .40 or .45?

Post by rugman4555 » Tue May 08, 2012 5:44 pm

I have a 9mm compact and a fullsize .357 sig. I bought a Storm Lake .40 barrel and it's almost more fun than a barrel of monkeys. .357 certainly does bark as does the .40. I love .45 acp and my 1911 so next on the agenda is a M&P .45. Recoil should be negligible compared to the sharp .40 and .357 sig. Definitely not a problem though.

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Re: Anyone have a full size M&P in .40 or .45?

Post by wguy00 » Thu May 10, 2012 12:32 pm

I have an M&P 9 and my g/f has a .40. Her 40 is what made me want an M&P. I agree that .40 can be snappy, but I noticed it less in her M&P than in other .40s. She wants a 9mm barrel for cheaper target practice and then convert back to .40 for HD. As for .45, I will not own a gun chambered for .45 until I get a 1911. No reason other than personal preference; I want my first .45 to be a 1911. After that, all bets are off.
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Re: Anyone have a full size M&P in .40 or .45?

Post by UndeadInfidel » Thu May 10, 2012 3:15 pm

I'm pretty certain I'll be buying an M&P 9 instead of a Glock. I'm not sure if I should go with the full size or compact. I'd like for it to be something I can conceal with a proper holster but also train with.
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Post by Phoenix David » Thu May 10, 2012 3:53 pm

Well I shot the .45 and the recoil was well within expectations, now if somebody just had them in stock. :cry:
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Re: Anyone have a full size M&P in .40 or .45?

Post by kbilly84 » Thu May 10, 2012 5:07 pm

I had my dad's M&P .40 to take my CCW class. I also carried it for a while. I GLADLY gave it back when I bought my G19.

Don't get me wrong. It's a solid pistol, but there were a lot things that annoyed the shit outta me. Mostly, I think it was the round. Even though I'd put a couple thousand rounds through it, I never got comfortable shooting it. It always felt a bit awkward, and the snappyiness of the round amplified that. I felt like I had to re-adjust my hands and sight picture after just about every shot.

I don't have anything against the M&P or the .40, but they do not make a good combo for me. My G19 works much better for me.

ETA: Oh hell. I think I'm becoming a Glock fanboi.

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Re: Anyone have a full size M&P in .40 or .45?

Post by rhi » Thu May 10, 2012 6:36 pm

Phoenix David wrote:Well I shot the .45 and the recoil was well within expectations
Pretty mild, no?
kbilly84 wrote:I felt like I had to re-adjust my hands and sight picture after just about every shot.
Do you and your dad have similarly-sized hands? I've found that swapping the backstrap makes a noticeable difference in the fit. He may have installed the one that worked for him, but not necessarily the best choice for you.
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Re: Anyone have a full size M&P in .40 or .45?

Post by jare-3 » Thu May 10, 2012 10:46 pm

I added the 4" .45 to the arsenal last week. Monday was range day. Other than getting it really really dirty, it was as boringly accurate as the 4.5" .45. I just like the way the 4.5" pistol balances better. I might as well wait for the tooth fairy if I think I'm getting the 4.5" gun back from the lady though!

Edit: Interestingly enough, it fits the Armordillo Concealment Kydex holster I have for the M&P 9. So it has become my EDC with a 14 round mag for a reload.
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Re: Anyone have a full size M&P in .40 or .45?

Post by kbilly84 » Fri May 11, 2012 4:44 am

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kbilly84 wrote:I felt like I had to re-adjust my hands and sight picture after just about every shot.
Do you and your dad have similarly-sized hands? I've found that swapping the backstrap makes a noticeable difference in the fit. He may have installed the one that worked for him, but not necessarily the best choice for you.
Similarly-sized hands. And I tried all three backstraps. Just never got fun to shoot. I ultimately stopped carrying it for that fact. If I didn't feel comfortable shooting at a range under controlled conditions, how the hell could I expect to shoot it under duress?

Again, YMMV. It's been a while, but I vaguely remember liking the trigger. Some day I want to try it in 9mm.

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Re: Anyone have a full size M&P in .40 or .45?

Post by Phoenix David » Mon May 21, 2012 11:46 pm

Well I did mange to find one local and so far I am quite pleased with it.

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As an added bonus the holsters and I have for my M&P 9mm also fit the .45
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Post by JTNieman » Tue May 22, 2012 10:55 am

UndeadInfidel wrote:I'm pretty certain I'll be buying an M&P 9 instead of a Glock. I'm not sure if I should go with the full size or compact. I'd like for it to be something I can conceal with a proper holster but also train with.
If you're just nutty like me, you could just get the full size, and cut the grip down to compact-mag size. I carry a full size slide that way, but conceal it as easily as a compact because of the grip shortening. I carry with a compact mag in the gun, and carry full size spare mags.

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Re: Anyone have a full size M&P in .40 or .45?

Post by smokestack » Tue May 22, 2012 12:39 pm

Phoenix David wrote:Anyone have a full size M&P in .40 or .45?

I love my M&P 9mm so maybe it's time to get it some company.

I had a Glock 23 and I hated shooting it, way to snappy. My Sig P226 in .40 is fun to shoot. So I am wondering if the M&P in .40 is snappy like a Glock 23? Also the same thing about for a .45 M&P.
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