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Would you want a metal frame M&P?

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Yes 70 31.39%
No 74 33.18%
Maybe 29 13.00%
Why bother 32 14.35%
This is stupid 18 8.07%
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Old June 8th, 2011, 05:52 AM   #1
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There are after all metal frames available for the competition, i.e. the Glock. There is either enough demand or it is one of those "if we make it they will buy it" sort of things to allow a few manufacturers to produce them for Glocks, but would anyone jump at one if they were available for the M&P?





I personally have no need or desire for a metal frame M&P, but I say any "goodies" made for the M&P just add more value and variety to the M&P series whether there are truly useful or not.





Robar makes a metal frame Glock clone.



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Old June 8th, 2011, 06:00 AM   #2
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I voted maybe. I think it would be interesting to see how it turned out. I likely wouldn't buy one though.
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Old June 8th, 2011, 07:18 AM   #3
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Old June 8th, 2011, 08:05 AM   #4
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I answered "Stupid"...



Smith & Wesson makes plenty on metal frames semi-autos, in 9mm, 40 Cal, etc...



Metal framed carry/defensive guns are quickly going the way of the dinosaur... Yes, there are still alligators in nature (and 1911s in combat/defensive rolls), but they are by no means the dominant species in the evolutionary chain.



Building a metal framed M&P would be a money loser for Smith & Wesson, and a regression in the purpose of poly-framed guns.



But that's only my opinion... LOL



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If it was a single stack.. hell yea!
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Old June 8th, 2011, 05:43 PM   #6
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Nope. No way. If I wanted metal, I would have got metal. I bought the M&P because of what it is.
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Old June 9th, 2011, 11:06 AM   #7
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Nope. No way. If I wanted metal, I would have got metal. I bought the M&P because of what it is.
I agree. I had given up on polymer frame guns, all of them glocks, just because I couldn't shoot them well. Had pretty much stuck with 1911's. But I was still intrigued by the advantages. When I first met the M&P, with the exception of the trigger, it was love at first sight, at half to one quarter of the price. Waiting on my APEX trigger to cure the trigger issue. Also going to buy another in .45, as soon as I can find one. But I don't see any advantage to a metal frame M&P. That's why I kept the 1911's.



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Old June 26th, 2011, 04:18 PM   #8
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If it was a single stack.. hell yea!


Not good or bad, just wondering why?
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I just like the hefty of a steel gun and the benefits, plus having some added weight to a single stack would be nice.
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I just like the hefty of a steel gun and the benefits, plus having some added weight to a single stack would be nice.


Then why not carry a heavy single stack 1911???



S&W Model 952 is a nice heavy single-stack 9mm...



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yea but doesn't it have the ass backward safety on it?
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Old June 27th, 2011, 05:24 PM   #12
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A metal-framed M&P pistol?



No.



If I want to use a metal-framed S&W I'll continue to use my 3rd gen guns.
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Old September 11th, 2011, 08:14 PM   #13
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I'd buy it just to say I have one. It would be nice to have more options. SW probably won't make it but maybe LoneWolf...
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If you want more weight get a full size .45 and use 14 round mags. A metal version would not feel the same or have the same recoil absorbtion/handling characteristics. I will stick with the ones I have.
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Old January 24th, 2012, 09:14 AM   #15
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Viewing it purely from a S&W marketing perspective, I voted "stupid". Put that time and money into a new handgun or a next generation of M&P.
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