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Old April 10th, 2017, 08:24 PM   #1
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First time M&P owner after falling into a deal that I couldn't pass up. My gunsmith had it sitting in a pile of parts that a client backed out of.

M&P 4.25" 9mm
Apex gunsmith fit barrel
Apex trigger
Milled for an RMR
Milled for suppressor sights (installed)

I've always carried a 1911, and the grip on it felt pretty natural to me. That's about the total I know of it so far, so I figured that I should read up. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.




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Old April 11th, 2017, 01:55 AM   #3
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First time M&P owner after falling into a deal that I couldn't pass up. My gunsmith had it sitting in a pile of parts that a client backed out of.

M&P 4.25" 9mm
Apex gunsmith fit barrel
Apex trigger
Milled for an RMR
Milled for suppressor sights (installed)

I've always carried a 1911, and the grip on it felt pretty natural to me. That's about the total I know of it so far, so I figured that I should read up. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.




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Welcome to the train. I too had always been a 1911 guy, until back issues drove me to look for something lighter weight to carry. Now I have a few M&P's and couldn't be happier. Congratulations on your first M&P, see if you can refrain from getting more.
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Thanks everyone! I'll get some photo's posted once it's something to look at.


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Old April 11th, 2017, 03:51 PM   #9
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First time M&P owner after falling into a deal that I couldn't pass up. My gunsmith had it sitting in a pile of parts that a client backed out of.

M&P 4.25" 9mm
Apex gunsmith fit barrel
Apex trigger
Milled for an RMR
Milled for suppressor sights (installed)

I've always carried a 1911, and the grip on it felt pretty natural to me. That's about the total I know of it so far, so I figured that I should read up. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.




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I carried 1911's pretty much exclusively for 20 years, until I found my first M&P9 back in '07.

I have eight 1911's; but I also have five M&P's.

Same as msjdgman above; as the back got worse, the M&P's got carried more often.

I decided at IDPA practice today that I'm going to start shooting my 9mm 1911 again for the fun of it. That may lead to carrying some of the "old boys" a little more often.

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Welcome to the Neighborhood! That sounds like a good deal!
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