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Old March 27th, 2017, 02:14 PM   #1
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Two observations at yesterdays handgun class

As the title suggests, I attended an intermediate handgun class yesterday. Two observations: Two thirds of the sixteen people there (two instructors) wore Merrel type hiking shoes.. and two thirds of the people had M&P handguns. I had my 9C and 45FS, one of the instructors had his 45FS, another guy had an M2.0 9mmFS a few had 9mmFS and a couple had shields.
I wonder why everyone seems to like the M&P?
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Old March 27th, 2017, 03:04 PM   #2
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Because they are fracking AWESOME!!!
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Old March 27th, 2017, 03:11 PM   #3
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First of all this answer runs somewhere between an educated guess and a WAG.

My experience, I went to the gun shop with the specific intention of buying a Springfield XD40, the M&P hadn't been out very long and I had no expectation that the stores would even have them.

I walked into the gun store and asked about looking at an XD, I had been looking at them but was looking for a stainless slide with the intention of buying one as soon as I found one, nobody seemed to have the stainless slide right then.

So the guy asks me if I had seen the new M&P yet, and I told him I had only seen them in magazine ads, he tells me they have them in stock and asks if I would like to look at one, why yes I would. As soon as I picked it up my mind was made up, this thing fit my hand like it was custom made for me personally, the ergonomics were incredible!

My opinion why it is so popular is simple, the best...bar none, the best ergonomics available on a pistol, simple as that.
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Because they are fracking AWESOME!!!
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Old March 27th, 2017, 03:50 PM   #5
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Well yeah!

G56 that's what made my mind up also. It fit me like a glove.
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Old March 27th, 2017, 03:59 PM   #6
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G56 that's what made my mind up also. It fit me like a glove.
Same here; 10 years ago, now.
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Old March 27th, 2017, 04:05 PM   #7
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That's what I thought... I bought my 45 and liked it so much I got rid of my PX4 Compact and picked up a 9C. They really are great firearms. Was just checking out a friends 45 Shield, I'ts pretty nice as well.
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Same reasons i bought one... Most M&P`s FIT my hand like a perfect glove...!!!!
Even if i have to fix the M&P triggers to my liking, thats VERY doable, but if the gun dosen`t fit me, spending time making everything else right inside the gun, to help me shoot it better, wont make the rest of the gun fit me any better. The M&P`s are one of the best fitting ergonomically guns made, in their price range. I could spend alot more money on a gun that fits me just as good, but the cost isnt worth it. I can fix the M&P`s cheaper than buying an UN-AMERICAN gun that is 1) way over priced, 2) as well as harder finding the parts & accessories for.
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My full size 9 is amazingly comfortable to carry for a full size pistol. And it fits my hand like a glove.

FS9 next to a Ruger SP101 3":
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I have a Ruger SP101 357 in the 2-1/2 barrel... much rather carry my ported M&P`s...
The muzzle blast of that SP101 357 is just crazyness...love the SP101, but its just a gun safe queen...lol
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Amazing guns
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Thinking an M&P m2.0 in FDE with a 5" barrel would be a nice addition to my M&P collection.
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I like my M&Ps because they don't feel like a Block, er........... Glock. They also have a more natural grip angle, have no finger grooves that don't fit, can fit lefties or righties, can be had with or without a thumb safety, the barrels and slides are made of stainless steel and they take advantage of the full length of the magazine for an equal length grip. An added bonus is that all of the manufacturing process and profits stay right hear hear in the USA.

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I've been shooting the XDs since they first came out. My uncle gave me his MP shield back in November of last years because he wanted something smaller to carry concealed. I shot it so well that I went into my local gun shop to check out a M&P 40. 5 months later I had an MP40, 2-MP Pros 9mm, and an MP9mm 2.0. Plus I still have the shield.

My 18 year old who is going to school for Homeland Security now shoots my XDs, while I have fun shooting all my M&Ps.

That's just how good they really are. I ended up with 5 of them.

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I like my M&Ps because they don't feel like a Block, er........... Glock. They also have a more natural grip angle, have no finger grooves that don't fit, can fit lefties or righties, can be had with or without a thumb safety, the barrels and slides are made of stainless steel and they take advantage of the full length of the magazine for an equal length grip. An added bonus is that all of the manufacturing process and profits stay right hear hear in the USA.
And unlike BLOCK`S, i havent ever seen a rusted M&P slide either.
Can`t say THAT about BLOCK`S, i have seen the slides rust on the glocks.

Funny how my BLOCK collection is disappearing (fast) and my M&P collection is multiplying faster.
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