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Posted: 6/24/2006 3:57:37 PM EDT
Found one locally nice price (at least here in sin city)
$499

Also nice was this is the model without the magazine disconnect safety!

only had a chance to put around 50 or so rounds through it, grouping is a little wide, and to the left
I'm attributing that to the unfamiliarity with the gun...

the guys at the shop let me fondle a number of pistols, and the S& M&P just felt the best to me...

will probably add night sights, and an extended slide release in the near future...

Link Posted: 6/24/2006 9:48:29 PM EDT
let us know how well it shoots. im looking at one in 9mm/45acp and would like to see how well it shoots.
Link Posted: 6/29/2006 4:25:42 AM EDT
going to buy one in a week.
Link Posted: 6/29/2006 8:08:01 PM EDT
I'm planning to get a MP40 by the end of the year.
Link Posted: 7/2/2006 4:25:01 PM EDT
Just picked up mine about a week ago and I'm loving it.
Link Posted: 7/3/2006 1:22:51 PM EDT
I held one for the first time this past week and just got to dry fire it. I was extremely impressed and plan to pick one up as soon as I am able to in 9mm. S&W sure got it right with the M&P!
Link Posted: 7/7/2006 7:56:39 PM EDT
I have not seen a 9mm yet but planning on taking a serious look at one. One question I have is the operation of the slide release. Does the slide release automatically if you insert a loaded magazine after the slide was locked back after the last round fired?
Link Posted: 7/7/2006 8:02:39 PM EDT
On my .40 model, the slide releases automatically when you slam a mag in. A simple admin style mag insert wont release the slide.
Link Posted: 7/7/2006 8:34:43 PM EDT

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:
On my .40 model, the slide releases automatically when you slam a mag in. A simple admin style mag insert wont release the slide.



so when you insert a loaded mag into the pistol the slide falls forward and loads the first round. just by inserting the magazine. that does'nt sound right, or safe to me
Link Posted: 7/8/2006 5:10:50 AM EDT

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:
On my .40 model, the slide releases automatically when you slam a mag in. A simple admin style mag insert wont release the slide.


My concern is consistency. I shoot some IDPA matches. I see the advantage of the slide releasing with a mag insert. It would be a disadvantage if I'm accustom to the release and then it does not if I didn't "slam" it in hard enough.
Link Posted: 7/8/2006 5:30:06 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/8/2006 5:32:35 AM EDT by 53vortec]

Originally Posted By cruze5:

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:
On my .40 model, the slide releases automatically when you slam a mag in. A simple admin style mag insert wont release the slide.



so when you insert a loaded mag into the pistol the slide falls forward and loads the first round. just by inserting the magazine. that does'nt sound right, or safe to me


I've seen lots of handguns that do this. I've read of Glock shooters using the technique consistentley, and I do the same with my Baby Eagle.
Link Posted: 7/8/2006 7:31:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:
On my .40 model, the slide releases automatically when you slam a mag in. A simple admin style mag insert wont release the slide.



so when you insert a loaded mag into the pistol the slide falls forward and loads the first round. just by inserting the magazine. that does'nt sound right, or safe to me


I dont see any safety concerns with it. I do believe Smith actually designed this feature to aid in faster reloads.
Link Posted: 7/9/2006 5:19:10 AM EDT
all im saying is that would be unsafe to a new shooter
Link Posted: 7/9/2006 6:44:38 AM EDT
I've shot and/or owned a bunch of S&W autos. 9's, one or two .40's and a few .45's. I never had one slam the slide forward when inserting the magazine.
Link Posted: 7/11/2006 10:11:05 AM EDT
I have two Glocks a 17 and 35 and both consistently close the slide when a loaded mag is slammed home. We are not talking about inserted firmly but slammed in and I love it. I use to shoot a good bit of IPSC and not having to adjust my grip was a huge advantage to me personally. I see no safety issues, I shot Glocks for a long time before I noticed someone do it in a match and I asked how he modified his and he said he didn't just slam the mag in real hard with the muzzle pointed slightly up. The next time I went to the starting line I locked the slide back and slammed a mag in and presto the slide closed and I was ready to go, been doing it every since. I really have to slam the mag in the G17 for it to work consistently, but it does not have nearly the round count of the 35.
Link Posted: 7/11/2006 11:18:36 AM EDT
I just looked at an MP9 at the Cheaper Than Dirt store in Ft Worth.

All I can say is that my Glock 17 is in imminent danger of going bye bye. Compared to the MP9 the Glock feels like a brick in my hand, where the MP feels as good to me as any handgun with any grip ever has!

Link Posted: 7/12/2006 10:40:18 PM EDT
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Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:
On my .40 model, the slide releases automatically when you slam a mag in. A simple admin style mag insert wont release the slide.


Smith and wesson designed the M&P's Slide to automaticly close when a mag is inserted. Here is why it does it.

If you remover the Mag and lock the slide back manually. main word being MANUALLY and then reinsert the Mag the slide will not close unless you hit the latch.

Now say you just shot your clip after we have loaded it, now the slide is locked open by the last shot. drop your Mag and insert another loaded one and the slide AUTOMATICLY closes

This was done to take strain off shooters in a life and death shoot out between bad guys and the good guys

Link Posted: 7/16/2006 11:51:59 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 500meterChamp:

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:
On my .40 model, the slide releases automatically when you slam a mag in. A simple admin style mag insert wont release the slide.


Smith and wesson designed the M&P's Slide to automaticly close when a mag is inserted. Here is why it does it.

If you remover the Mag and lock the slide back manually. main word being MANUALLY and then reinsert the Mag the slide will not close unless you hit the latch.

Now say you just shot your clip after we have loaded it, now the slide is locked open by the last shot. drop your Mag and insert another loaded one and the slide AUTOMATICLY closes

This was done to take strain off shooters in a life and death shoot out between bad guys and the good guys



My M&P 9mm will not close when reloading with a magazine, even after the slide is locked back after emptying one.

Consequently, I prefer that it doesn't slam home automatically.
Link Posted: 7/17/2006 12:19:56 AM EDT

Originally Posted By cruze5:

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:
On my .40 model, the slide releases automatically when you slam a mag in. A simple admin style mag insert wont release the slide.



so when you insert a loaded mag into the pistol the slide falls forward and loads the first round. just by inserting the magazine. that does'nt sound right, or safe to me


How is it not safe? If you don't want the gun to be ready to fire, don't stick a freaking magazine in it!

If you want to load a mag but keep the chamber empty, don't load at slide lock.

Lots of guns behave this way when you slam a mag in.
Link Posted: 7/17/2006 3:44:08 AM EDT

Originally Posted By ORinTX:

Originally Posted By cruze5:

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:
On my .40 model, the slide releases automatically when you slam a mag in. A simple admin style mag insert wont release the slide.



so when you insert a loaded mag into the pistol the slide falls forward and loads the first round. just by inserting the magazine. that does'nt sound right, or safe to me


How is it not safe? If you don't want the gun to be ready to fire, don't stick a freaking magazine in it!

If you want to load a mag but keep the chamber empty, don't load at slide lock.

Lots of guns behave this way when you slam a mag in.


read my post from 7/9
Link Posted: 7/18/2006 10:37:08 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 53vortec:

Originally Posted By cruze5:

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:
On my .40 model, the slide releases automatically when you slam a mag in. A simple admin style mag insert wont release the slide.



so when you insert a loaded mag into the pistol the slide falls forward and loads the first round. just by inserting the magazine. that does'nt sound right, or safe to me


I've seen lots of handguns that do this. I've read of Glock shooters using the technique consistentley, and I do the same with my Baby Eagle.


According to the local "Glock armorers", Glock Inc. actually teaches the slide releasing with a stout slap to the base of the mag as a "feature" of the pistol.
Link Posted: 7/18/2006 10:38:33 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 7/18/2006 10:39:31 PM EDT by twonami]

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:

Originally Posted By cruze5:

Originally Posted By NCPatrolAR:
On my .40 model, the slide releases automatically when you slam a mag in. A simple admin style mag insert wont release the slide.



so when you insert a loaded mag into the pistol the slide falls forward and loads the first round. just by inserting the magazine. that does'nt sound right, or safe to me


I dont see any safety concerns with it. I do believe Smith actually designed this feature to aid in faster reloads.

My G35 does that but I never noticed if my other models do that
Link Posted: 7/23/2006 4:43:18 PM EDT
Congrats on the new pistol. NOW, where are you thinking of getting your mags from?
Link Posted: 7/24/2006 7:08:25 AM EDT

Originally Posted By KingC:
Congrats on the new pistol. NOW, where are you thinking of getting your mags from?


I was hoping to order some additional mags when I order my M&P 9mm.

As for the slide chambering a round when I slam the mag home, GOOD; I'm used to it happening with my Glocks so I'm glad the M&Ps do it as well. Less of a transition
Link Posted: 7/30/2006 3:11:21 PM EDT
Their website appears to only be offering 10 rders. Is that all they will give to the general public?
Link Posted: 7/30/2006 4:59:20 PM EDT
CDNN Investments has 17 rounders on their site, factory S&W.

$32 or thereabouts.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 9:52:48 AM EDT
What have you guys been paying for the 17 round capacity M&P 9MM? How about mags? I just purchased mine yesterday locally for $499.00. Damn seven day waiting period. Can't pick it up till next Wed even with a CCP.
Link Posted: 8/23/2006 4:16:25 PM EDT
I paid $469 for the M&P 9mm. As for mags, they're out of stock everywhere I've seen, and they're running $32 or thereabouts. That's the huge and only disappointment with the M&P, the price of mags sucks....that is if you could find them to begin with.

This will I'm sure be remedied in the future, but unless MecGar or someone starts making mags, they'll remain expensive.
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