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Old January 2nd, 2017, 08:50 PM   #16
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The .40 shold be the same frame size as a 9mm so it should feel the same in the hand until its fully loaded. Then its a little heavier maybe. If you get the .40 to begin with you can get a 9mm barrel and mags and have both calibers in one frame.

I say forget the mag release safety and use good gun handling safety instead. This works with any model pistol. Your brain is your safety.
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Old January 4th, 2017, 09:38 PM   #17
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I had the magazine disconnects removed from my BHPs. If you need to drop the hammer or striker on an empty chamber they require you to introduce an ammunition feeding device into the gun which creates opportunities for user error. Like lhawkin said they are a pain when shooting competition.

I have not owned a gun with an internal locking device and have no interest in doing so. I would get a quick access safe instead.

You didn't state how much training or experience you have. I am getting the vibe that you have very little. In that case I would recommend the M&P22 or M&P22C. If you already have a .22 or want to go straight to a center-fire pistol then I would recommend the plain M&P9 4.25" pistol as the best bang for your buck. 9mm is cheaper than .40 so that is the clear winner for the budget conscious. The model number is 209301 for no thumb safety or 206301 for the thumb safety or 11521 or 11524 for the new M2.0 models which I haven't seen yet.

https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearm...hreaded-barrel
https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearms/mp-22-compact
https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearm...thumb-safety-0
https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearms/mp-9-thumb-safety
https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearms/mp-9-m20-1
https://www.smith-wesson.com/firearms/mp-9-m20-0

Thumb safety or not is another long debated topic. I used to think they were necessary, but my most recent purchases have been without and I expect to continue with that on any future purchases as well.

S&W's current catalog is in PDF at their website.
https://snwcdnprod.azureedge.net/sit..._edit_SM_1.pdf
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Old January 5th, 2017, 12:56 PM   #18
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I don't know why people keep stating that 9mm ammo is so much cheaper than .40 cal ammo. In small purchases, in my area, I see about a nickle per round difference between the two calibers. I shoot some 9mm, but my dedicated round is .40 cal. I would never let price dictate which caliber I would shoot. If 9mm is more comfortable, that's what you shoot. When there's another supposed ammo shortage, guess which ammo will be more prevalent. The last shortage had no effect on me personally. Let's be honest, a lot of people don't like .40 cal. Say it's too snappy. I understand. More ammo for me, because I like the snap myself
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Old January 5th, 2017, 01:20 PM   #19
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Main reason I chose 40 (other than the fact I do t care for 9mm) was during the lst anti gun obama campaign 40'was everywhere 9not so much.
And I I cant afford about a 3 buck a box difference I need another cheaper hobby.


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Old January 5th, 2017, 04:36 PM   #20
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If it were me, and only for that reason, I'd get a 9mm strictly because I can pay $10 a box for aluminum cased target ammo. That and I shoot 9mm more accurately than I do 40 (recoil or anticipated). That said, the M&P that I have is a .40 and so is my Shield. Bought the Shield in .40 because thats what they had that day. Bought the FS in .40 because I wanted to get a .357 Sig barrel for it.

If I were buying a .40 right now, I'd get one of the unissued police trades from Buds that show at $379 with 3 mags. Night sights are probably dim or dead, but I wouldn't care. If I was intending on doing any slide work or having it dipped, cerkoted, etc., I'd get a regular police trade for $319 since I'd be covering up any scuffs on the slide that it might have. As for 9mm, seemed like KYGunco had the best price last I looked, but their website is doing funky stuff right now so I can't confirm.

With the new version M&P coming out, maybe we see price drops on the original model as well. And I'm also with the one above that said you can get a .40 and get a conversion 9mm barrel and magazines and have both calibers. However, my point of aim with mine in .40 and in .357 sig do differ of course. An adjustable rear sight would counter that, but we're getting away from the point though.

As for a .45, there are too many other guns chambered in .45 that I would prefer, and they are probably all 1911's.
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Old January 5th, 2017, 08:48 PM   #21
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I don't know why people keep stating that 9mm ammo is so much cheaper than .40 cal ammo. In small purchases, in my area, I see about a nickle per round difference between the two calibers. I shoot some 9mm, but my dedicated round is .40 cal. I would never let price dictate which caliber I would shoot. If 9mm is more comfortable, that's what you shoot. When there's another supposed ammo shortage, guess which ammo will be more prevalent. The last shortage had no effect on me personally. Let's be honest, a lot of people don't like .40 cal. Say it's too snappy. I understand. More ammo for me, because I like the snap myself
richg1 stated he wanted the best bang for the buck and $50/case adds up fast.
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Old January 5th, 2017, 09:18 PM   #22
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richg1 stated he wanted the best bang for the buck and $50/case adds up fast.
Agreed here. I like shooting my .357 and .44, but I don't like buying ammunition for them. Or .380 for that matter. $200 for a case of 9mm is a lot easier to swallow than the alternatives. Of course I've got guns in several calibers, so whats it to me in the end, but I'm also not a snob to 9mm by any means either.
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I don't know why people keep stating that 9mm ammo is so much cheaper than .40 cal ammo. In small purchases, in my area, I see about a nickle per round difference between the two calibers. I shoot some 9mm, but my dedicated round is .40 cal. I would never let price dictate which caliber I would shoot. If 9mm is more comfortable, that's what you shoot. When there's another supposed ammo shortage, guess which ammo will be more prevalent. The last shortage had no effect on me personally. Let's be honest, a lot of people don't like .40 cal. Say it's too snappy. I understand. More ammo for me, because I like the snap myself

A nickle per round difference is a HUGE difference over the course of 10,000 rounds my friend.
Besides that, i`ve never seen .40 cal for $9 a box for 50 rounds... not even close bubb.
And you can keep all that snap... i`ve had more than my share of it for 60yrs
I`ve learned long ago, more snap dosent make you a man... hittin your target does.

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Definitely shoot both calibers and try the M&P, Glock, and Springfield XD at a range that rents them. I have had my wife shoot her .40 M&P and her friends XD 9 back to back. She said the recoil difference was not that big of a deal. IMHO if you will put a lot of rounds down range I'd opt for the 9 due to $3-4 a box savings. If however you will get to the range only a few times a year the .40 might be an option since the cost of ammo will be less of a factor.
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