This is a discussion on M&P 45 compact within the MP Compact Pistols forums, part of the Smith & Wesson MP Forum category; Just picked up an M&P 45 compact as a carry option vs. my full size M&P 45. Didn't even realize Smith made a compact M&P ...
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|March 19th, 2010, 07:02 AM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2010
Just picked up an M&P 45 compact as a carry option vs. my full size M&P 45. Didn't even realize Smith made a compact M&P 45 until I happened across one at a local gander mountain. Was looking for a compact 45 for concealed carry and this fit the bill.
Wanted an LE model, but settled for for what was available at a local shop. Had to chose between a standard model w/o thumb safety and night sights or a two tone w/ thumb safety and standard sights. I asked about having a thumb safety installed, but the dealer said smith would not do it. Figured it was fairly easy to have night sights installed, but obviously a little more expensive. Neither had the clip safety. Mixed feelings on that. I like the fact the gun can be made safe w/o a clip, especially if the wrong person gets their hands on it.
Went with the two tone. Needs a trigger job, but other than that I am impressed with what I've seen so far. It is very comparable to my S&W 457. Looks like the bore center line is a little lower than the 457. Hope to break it in and have the trigger done soon. Waiting to hear back from dan burwell to see what his schedule looks like.
|March 19th, 2010, 11:05 AM||#3|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: NW In
Welcome to the site. Great info and people here. I Had a MP 45c, but I thought it was
to thick. All the 45 mags work in the C. A guy here sells adapters that will slip on FS 45
mags and fit the C. Good Luck
|March 19th, 2010, 01:05 PM||#4|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: the Shores
The S&W M&P .45 compact is a great little powerhouse. The width is really not that wide when compared to a Glock 36 .45 width of 1.13" to the M&P .45 of 1.2" ... and is also the same width as the M&P 9c ..... Plus, the "baby Glock .45" only has a 6 rd. magazine capacity compared to 8 rd. in the M&P .45, just for comparison...
|March 23rd, 2010, 09:35 PM||#5|
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Colo Spgs CO
Well, even though the one you didn't choose is the one I wish I'd bought, I think you made a great decision--based on the 1,500 rds or so I have thru mine so far. I like mine more each time I shoot it, and I'll bet you will, too. Yes, the triggers are just awful IMO, but cheap and easy to fix well enough for CCW. I think the size is just perfect, and wouldn't want anything smaller--that's why I bought it after a long search. I wasn't even considering a plastic gun, and even an alloy frame wasn't a consideration either. So, I think that says I was impressed. You got a keeper, IMO.
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