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Old 04-19-2012, 01:17 AM   #21
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Well, I just put one on layaway at Bud's. That makes three gun in the last three weeks.
Curious, what were the other two ?
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I love my S&W M&P Pro



It's a great shooter.

I've just bought a M&P 9c Compact yesterday - haven't even shot it yet.

I've sold all of my Glocks (except 1) in favor of the M&P's

I looked hard at the "Shield".

But decided on the 9c because of the added capacity & very similar size.

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So does Buds. Sure wish the ATF would hurry up with my FFL so I could order myself a couple!
And in order to get one, you have to pay to join Bud's VIP club for the privilege of paying full MSRP! WTF? I don't think so.
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And in order to get one, you have to pay to join Bud's VIP club for the privilege of paying full MSRP! WTF? I don't think so.
Crazy! I didn't see that, but of course supply and demand makes a big difference. Wait a few more months and they will be readily available and below MSRP.
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I just saw this review
GunWebsites just uploaded a video:

S&W M&P Shield, FAIL

Our first impressions of the new slim 9mm from Smith & Wesson are not too great

For a savings of $100 and a slightly narrower frame you give up the ability to run a light (a BIG advantage of the M&P Compact 9mm), the ability to switch backstraps, mag capacity and the ambidextrous controls

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Well guess the shield is out for me. They just don't like us southpaws.

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Curious, what were the other two ?
One was an S&W M29 .44 Magnum and the other was a Weatherby SA-08 12ga semi-auto shotgun.

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Our first impressions of the new slim 9mm from Smith & Wesson are not too great

For a savings of $100 and a slightly narrower frame you give up the ability to run a light (a BIG advantage of the M&P Compact 9mm), the ability to switch backstraps, mag capacity and the ambidextrous controls
It's a compact. All of the guns it's competing with don't have any of those features save for the Kimber which has ambidextrous controls. And it costs twice the price and has far too many problems to even consider. And as for capacity, it has more than it's competition as well which is 6+1 where the shield is 7+1. And I wouldn't want to add a light to my EDC anyways.

I don't see the fail here. Personally, I think GunWebsites is being completely idiotic here.
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It's a compact. All of the guns it's competing with don't have any of those features save for the Kimber which has ambidextrous controls. And it costs twice the price and has far too many problems to even consider. And as for capacity, it has more than it's competition as well which is 6+1 where the shield is 7+1. And I wouldn't want to add a light to my EDC anyways.

I don't see the fail here. Personally, I think GunWebsites is being completely idiotic here.
Agreed. I have a M&P9C as an EDC with no light and it works just fine. My only issue is the safety. If you're going to put a thumb safety on, at the very least accommodate for lefty's out there with an ambi safety or another model variant.
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Agreed. I have a M&P9C as an EDC with no light and it works just fine. My only issue is the safety. If you're going to put a thumb safety on, at the very least accommodate for lefty's out there with an ambi safety or another model variant.
Yeah, it's just not practical to have a light on a gun that small. And who is going to try and conceal a gun with a light on it anyways? I can agree though, have an option for the lefty's.
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Yep I'm going for small...not tacking on a light.

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