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the s&w mp pistols are all really nice but i myself would go for the 40 cal but 9mm is good because you get more ammo for your money
That was the idea- the cheap ammo. I've got my eye on the Springfield XD standard .45, but it's double the cost of the 9mm, so... ;) Wanna diversify ;)
 

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I have a S&W M&P 9MM compact, cheap to shoot, but jams quite often with the light loads/cheap ammo. Two gunsmiths proved the ammo issue by recommending I use differen ammoI like my Springfield XD40 sub compact a lot better and it works well with any ammo.
 

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I have a S&W M&P 9MM compact, cheap to shoot, but jams quite often with the light loads/cheap ammo. Two gunsmiths proved the ammo issue by recommending I use differen ammoI like my Springfield XD40 sub compact a lot better and it works well with any ammo.
What do you use in your S&W? I was just going with the overall cheaper-than-the-.45 idea ;) Not set on the cheapest I can find. :)

I *puffy heart* the Springfield... :)
 

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I have the M & P 45 and have run about 500 rounds through it without any problems. Haven't shot any cheap bulk, so no experience there.
 

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I was really interested in this pistol for quite some time. my gunshop said that theyuse them as there compitition/plinking pistol. the think that changed my mind was some guys at work that sold theres because jamming problems with all types of ammo they had the .40 S&W model though.
 

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The cost in ammo does not justify the additional benefits of the .40 over then 9mm(IMHO). Basically there is nothing you can do with a .40 that you cant do with a 9. Save your $ .45 if you like big rounds.
 

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I think you should get the one you like most, the one that you are comfortable with, the one that makes you want to go out and shoot.... then post pictures of yourself shooting it.
 

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My S&W M&P 9MM compact is a nice looking gun but won't cycle cheap ammo, does well on Cor-Bon Self-Defense 9mm Luger +P 115 Grain Jacketed Hollow Point , but they are over a buck and a quarter each plus tax. MY SA XD40 eats anything you put in it, not one failure in over a 1000 rounds of Wolf & Blazer junk. My son has a S&W M&P40 with no complaints after a few hundred rounds.
 

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Like said before,

Get the one that feels right in your hand. You will shoot it more often and become a better shot. S&W will stand behind any weapon they sell. Good luck.

Keep your senses sharp and your weapons clean, loaded, and ready. :thumb:
 

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i do love the way they feel, and if good 9mm ammo was avalible here i'd get one.

I still cant get over Glocks track record for reliability and ease of use, parts are everywhere and cheep.

I think i'm going to get a g23 and get a .357 Sig and 9mm barrel for it and extra mags for the 9mm conversion. for thoughs of you that dont know, the .40 S&W and .357 sig mags are the same.

G23 used-$400
.357 barrel-$
9mm barrel-$
9mm mags-$
.40S&W/.357Sig mags-$

Thats THREE(3) different rounds that i can use all for less that two of the guns would cost...talk about versitility. only worry i have i if the main spring will hold up and cycle the different rounds?
 

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Here at work I use the MP 40. I (We) have done extensive tests to ensure that this weapon will best suit our needs. We have one pistol with over 10000 rounds and has never been cleaned. There has been absolutely no problem with jams or misfires. Water, mud, dirt, dust, cold, and cheap ammo doesnt seem to affect it at all.

The 40 cal has more stopping power. I have seen a person hit by a 9MM where the smaller bullet went through without stopping him. The larger round will adequately stop most human beings even if it is a bad shot or goes through.
 

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i love the feel, but IMHO if you like the way glock feels than i'd go that way. I had the XD .45 and loved it. Anymore the good HD ammo is all abot equil in price and stopping power so unless its going to be a heavy use range gun, i'd stay with .40 or .45acp. the only reason i'm staying away from .45 acp right now is because of its weight and limited capacity in most pistols(the XD holds 14 rounds which is exceptional for any pistol...let alone a .45). Its going to be my carry gun aswell so i cant afford the weight. For just a home defence gun or holster side arm the XD is great.

S&W's record and recent quality issues really make it hardfor me to get one expecially with all the other great choices in its price range.

I also dont like that you have to have that tool to field strip...


I have a hard time trusting any new pistol and with what i've heard from the guys a work, I'm not taking a chance, expecially becaue i will likly only have one pistol. this is Why i choose the glock, easly convertable and cheep to do it.

IMO 9mm is for ccw, when you cant carry a big gun with the weight.
 
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