.45 vs others?

Discussion in 'M&P Forum' started by broke-again124, Aug 29, 2012.

  1. broke-again124

    broke-again124 New Member

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    Are the .45 m&p pistols any larger than the 9mm, .40, etc. m&p pistols as far as slide, frame or anything?
     
  2. StoneCat

    StoneCat New Member

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    Yes, they are larger. Same as the glocks. The parts are scaled at about the same variances as the rounds... (I.e. the M&P 45 is as much larger than the M&P 40 as .45acp rounds are larger than .40...)

    My advice is head down to your local gun shop. Try 'em in hand. With the M&P series, the adjustable backstraps can help fit your hand better whether large or small...
     

  3. broke-again124

    broke-again124 New Member

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    I'm between a new m&p or Springfield xdm. Combat sidearm application. Prob gonna end up being 9mm, so I was just wondering. Thanks!!!
     
  4. Wiseman3

    Wiseman3 New Member

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    9mm .40 Cal are 4" barrels .45 has 4.250 inch barrel
     
  5. StoneCat

    StoneCat New Member

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    I love my dept issued m&p40, but the XD(m) series has higher capacity in the 9mm dept, I believe.

    Both are fine guns.

    One consideration is that there is a booming modular aftermarket for the M&P's (such as Haley Strategic's mag release and trigger upgrades...)
     
  6. broke-again124

    broke-again124 New Member

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    As in "Travis Haley" ?
     
  7. StoneCat

    StoneCat New Member

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    Yes. His company
     
  8. psymmonds

    psymmonds New Member

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    Oddly enough it's the other way around. 9mm/.40 are 4.25" barrel. The pro series come in a 5" barrel. And .45 is 4" barrel. Although there is a version of the .45 that comes in 4.5" barrel