m&p 9c

Discussion in 'M&P Forum' started by schnelting21, Mar 17, 2013.

  1. schnelting21

    schnelting21 New Member

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    I'm looking to buy a m&p 9 compact is it a good gun. Anybody out there have any good or bad experience with it. I used to have a xdm 9 compact are they similar guns? And what's the good or bad of the m&p 9c?
     
  2. pistolero_loco

    pistolero_loco New Member

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    Some random thoughts. Glock 26, M&P9c, and Springfield Xd9 are all good choices. All are high quality and all have a lot of after market accessories that are easy to get. I like the grip angle on the M&Pc better than the Glock or Xd. I prefer the M&P9c model with no manual saftey and with the crimson trace laser. Nothing wrong with the model that has the safety however. Both Glock and M&P have a lower bore axis than the Springfield XD, this may or may not matter to you, the only way to tell is to shoot all of them. XD has the grip safety which is a nice feature that doesn't add any complexity. Glock is the easiest and quickest to break down for cleaning, followed by the XD, followed by the M&P. I like hogue or packmyer rubber sleeves to enhance the grip. Another nice option are trijicon night sites. M&P is the longest of the three, followed by the Glock, then Xd. Glock is the lightest, then M&P, then XD. None are pocket pistols. I like the M&P Shield better than any above as a CCW.
     

  3. mountainman13

    mountainman13 New Member

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    The 9c is a great gun after a trigger job. Relatively easy to conceal for a mid-sized gun. I still prefer my glock though.
     
  4. BWilder

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    ive shot the full size m&p .40 and i like the grip and sights better. but i havent shot a glock yet. but the m&p's are nice firearms.
     
  5. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    What mountainman13 said.
     
  6. fastfire

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    I have an M&P 9c and an M&P 45. They are both great guns. I was in a local gun store and the S&W Rep just happened to be there. Since my experience with the VE 40 were not good I was staying away from S&W. The rep explained to me the history of the VE line and how they had made mistakes making a cheap gun. So he invited me to try the M&P. I bought one on his recommendation and guarantee. What a nice surprise. This gun shoots well, on target, and no problems. So well I went back and bought the 45. Don't shy away from the M&P, they are great handguns.
     
  7. Spidey

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    +1 on the Sheild............great carry gun
     
  8. j4454

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    M&p9c is a great gun. It accepts full size mags. It is a good all in one gun or a back up to your full size. If all you want is a CCW go shield if you want an all around gun go compact IMO. The trigger works itself out after shooting. Polishing the trigger components will also correct any issues you have. You don't need to spend $100 plus on a trigger job, if your new to guns a competent S&W can make a smith trigger feel like glass
     
  9. JohnnieHaynes

    JohnnieHaynes New Member

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    Looking to get a m&p 9c how bad is the trigger
     
  10. johnr1943

    johnr1943 New Member

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    IIRC, no manual safety -was a deal breaker for me. Got a Px4 Storm Compact.
     
  11. Donn

    Donn Active Member

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    I've had a 9c a few years. The only trouble I've had with it is bad ammo, otherwise it's like the Energizer Bunny, keeps going and going. I've read the complaints about the M&P trigger. Transitioning from a 1911, the trigger was a whole new ball game. Had nothing to compare the trigger with, just got used to it as is. My biggest problem is since I got a Shield, I don't carry the 9c all that much any more. That aside, I heartily recommend it.
     
  12. JW357

    JW357 New Member

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    The trigger isn't bad IMO. The reset has a "ghost" reset is bad but I've heard it smooths out after around 1000 rounds. I personally love my 9c.


    They DO make models with thumb safties. You just have to find them.