New member and new M&P .45 owner - MP-Pistol Forum

New member and new M&P .45 owner

This is a discussion on New member and new M&P .45 owner within the New Users forums, part of the Lobby category; Hey guy's, new to the forum and the S&W family. I purchased a new Full Size M&P .45acp sidearm not too long ago and I ...

Go Back   MP-Pistol Forum > Lobby > New Users

LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old January 23rd, 2017, 10:36 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 2
New member and new M&P .45 owner

Hey guy's, new to the forum and the S&W family.

I purchased a new Full Size M&P .45acp sidearm not too long ago and I absolutely love it!!!

Originally, my main reason for choosing the M&P .45 fs was for home protection because recently there have been a lot of local break in's by armed men and I will be damned if I don't do everything imaginably possible to always insure the safety of my daughter as well as my family; then myself.

Of course I had to take it to the gun range and get a feel for it... past 3 trips I shot over 100 FMJ rounds (to break in the trigger it's so much fun). I have yet to fire any of my hollow point's through it but my cousin whose been a hunter his entire life and gun enthusiast told me that i'd would be a good idea to fire off at least a box of hollow point's to help with the break in process and get a feel for any difference in kick back or accuracy. (Please chime in, if you have heard or done this before)!

I'm actually starting to get pretty accurate with it; 7-12yrds I can stay in the red bullseye all day...15yrd is where i'm starting to get real comfortable...20 and 25 I can still keep shots under a 2" mark...if I take my time in between follow up shot's my accuracy is much better at longer range but now i'm really working on keeping a quicker over all fire rate and always have an almost immediate follow up shot...I can still keep me shot's pretty close knit, especially for a .45 I think it's a good skill to develop for real life situations, if ever need be...but also, i'm really interested into entering some competition shooting events..just to see what I can do. I'm sure i'll get smoked the first couple time's but I think it'd be a fun sport/ community to get into.

My .45 is bone stock right now; minus a free green tactical laser sight but buddy gave me...I'm very interested in buying good fiber optic sights for it; an aftermarket grip; most likely a trigger kit and always maintain and clean it properly..but since ammo is so pricey I think this is mainly be for home protection/ conceal and carry when needed.

I'm looking to pick up a nice 9mm that i'll really build and use that for range/ comp. use...I'd love a 1911, buuuut I'm building 2 stroker motor's (& one custom 5spd manual trans. swap) into 2 of my Jeep's so I have to be a little price savey...thinking maybe a Ruger, XD9 or a few other I have in mind but nonetheless, great to be apart of the MP forum!!
hilaryforpresNOT is offline  
Old January 24th, 2017, 08:45 AM   #2
Site Staff
G56's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Oklahoma
Posts: 8,958
G56 is offline  
Old January 24th, 2017, 10:42 AM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Washington State - +-94mi east of the Cascade Curtain
Posts: 783
NCW Ray is offline  
Old January 24th, 2017, 11:34 AM   #4
Senior Member
Ag76's Avatar
Join Date: May 2014
Location: Hill Country of Texas
Posts: 719
Welcome to the forum from the Hill Country of Texas!
Ag76 is offline  
Old January 24th, 2017, 01:39 PM   #5
Senior Member
owinchell's Avatar
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Oregon
Posts: 1,374
Welcome to the forum from Oregon!
owinchell is offline  
Old January 24th, 2017, 01:59 PM   #6
Senior Member
MSG Glenn's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 1,260
Welcome from Wisconsin!

Forgot to mention shooting SD rounds. I always shoot at least a few of the hollow points I carry each time I'm at the range. So far out of the 3 or 4 brands I have on stock I haven't had any mishaps. When I try a new type I always try to shoot more than I can really afford at about $1 a round, LOL. That's when I'll starting carrying them loaded in my SD pistol (M&P40C). I feel much more comfortable knowing that they'll go bang when I squeeze the trigger.

Last edited by MSG Glenn; January 24th, 2017 at 02:06 PM.
MSG Glenn is offline  
Old January 25th, 2017, 01:24 PM   #7
Senior Member
Jaysq's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 1,065
Welcome from North Carolina
Jaysq is offline  
Old January 28th, 2017, 04:10 PM   #8
Senior Member
Bill in Tx's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Texas
Posts: 4,457
Welcome to the neighborhood!
Bill in Tx is offline  

  MP-Pistol Forum > Lobby > New Users

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Powered by vBulletin 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
vBulletin Security provided by vBSecurity v2.2.2 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2017 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright © 2006-2012 MP-Pistol. All rights reserved.
MP-Pistol is a M&P pistol enthusiast forum, but it is in no way affiliated with, nor does it represent Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. of Springfield, MA.