What's everyones opinion of these? I was thinking of picking one up. I have owned Glocks in the past and they don't fit my hand very well. I want another plastic gun in 9mm. Just seeing if anyone had any issues with them or compared them to the XD.
Initial opinion of my m&p is positive. I have the 9L. I like it and like the feel of it. Still not sure if I like it as much as my xd40 as far as feel and balance. But overall I like it. A few more range sessions and steel matches and I'll know if I am going to keep it or not.
For some reason I buy guns for quality and also the way they look to me. Now personally just looking at the M&P I dont really like it but I dont know how reliable it is and I have not yet shot one so I might not be much help on this because I dont know much about this particular gun but I just dont like it.
I shot an M&P40 in the local USPSA matches for a year. I put about 10,000 rounds through it during that time. I can count two malfunctions that entire time and both were on one stage of the Mississippi classic. I had accidentally crushed the primers while reloading the ammo. It WAS NOT the gun.
The interchangable backstraps allow me to fit the gun to MY hand. The low bore axis allows the recoil to push more straight back, so you get less "muzzle flip."
To compare it to an XD in the same caliber, there is SIGNIFICANTLY less muzzle rise in the M&P. I've shot both back to back.
Had one and got rid of it. It shot good, but I prefer Glock. My biggest problem was Stainless stamped on the slide is not "rustproof" and the salt stripped the finish off mine fast. I would not buy another. Glock or maybe Xd would be my choices. JMHO.
I'm a big Glock fan, but have shot a M&P in 9mm and it was ok. My biggest thing with them is that in the grip the way the swell is on the back side my hand feels as though something is missing. That's just a personal thing and doesn't obviously affect the function of the gun in any way. It's just not for me.
I carry an M&P 40 with the 4.25 barrel I am left handed and it is one of the very few handguns with ambi. controls and mag release. I have run close to 2000 rounds through it trying almost all brands of ammo and I reload alot and with all reloading recipes and different bullets it has never malfunctioned on anything. I carry it so I trust it with my life. Go ahead and bite the bullet and get one. I am going to by the 45 cal. With the 5 in. Barrel real soon. Best of luck.
I bought an M&P 9mm as a birthday present to myself a few months ago, and have relatively few rounds through it (~530). Compared to everything else I've handled and shot, save for Sig, it is my favorite. I have had one problem that appeared to be a light primer strike on Federal 115gr, but that was in another shooter's hand so I'm not 100% certain on what exactly happened. I enjoy the gun a whole lot, and have had several experienced shooters compliment it.
I will say this I haven't come across very many companies making aftermarket parts though. I would like to find where I could get a threaded barrel. And don't waste your time or money thinking about a trigger job it won't make that big of a difference.