M&P40c or SR40C?

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by Cutlass327, Sep 3, 2013.

  1. Cutlass327

    Cutlass327 New Member

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    Looking to buy a new EDC candidate in .40S. Was at the LGS the other day looking at these two, and am curious about the pros and coins of them. Right now the MP is on sale for $40 more than the SR, so price isn't going to be a deal breaker.

    I had asked the kid behind the counter what has heard about them, and he just spouted off features. He did say something about the Ruger's reassembly having some sort of trick to it though. I don't want something you have to hold your tongue just right while standing on your head and facing towards a specific compass point to put it back together every time I clean it.

    Any experiences with these?
     
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  2. jimmyp7162

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    I can't say anything personal about the M&P, but haven't heard anything negative about em. I have had a SR40c since they came out and love that pistol! I did have some light strikes but took the magazine disconnect out and no issues since. Great ergonomics for sure and would own another in a second. Reassembly is super easy; not sure what the kid is thinking. Even taking the firing pin assembly out is a breeze once you know how to do it.
     

  3. Cutlass327

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    Dunno, but he was saying something about reaching a finger in the mag well to hold something there while assembling or whatever...

    I do know that I am more on the Ruger side just because the S&W seems to have a history of recalls and such. Also heard that S&W has never had a good reputation with autos as compared to their reputation with revolvers.

    Thanks for the reply, as this helps me feel better about the Ruger. I liked it better - trigger was easier, overall weight was lighter, and it looked better (no big ugly safety lever on the side).

    Anyone else?
     
  4. JW357

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    Hold on don't go writing off S&W autos. I own an M&P9c and my wife owns the full size. They're terrific guns.

    In our models, and this isn't necessary in every model, you have to lower the sear level inside the chamber so that you don't have to pull the trigger during disassembly. It's easy to do. It's just an added "safety feature." It doesn't bother me one way or the other.

    There is only a recall going on in Shields, by the way. Not on regular M&Ps. And the recall is just because the gun is relatively new. That's very common on new guns coming out. There's also one on the XDs. It's a pretty common thing and in no way should deter you from a specific handgun. Plus, S&W has a lifetime warranty on all their guns. So anything that might come up in the future will be fixed if you just send it to them.

    I love my M&Ps. I have no experience with the Ruger for comparison, though. A lot of people hate the M&P triggers. But I will say it is much nicer when actually firing he gun vs dry firing.

    Ad by the way, really only the Sigma series wasn't much to write home about. All heir other semis are good quality.
     
  5. jjones45

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    That's funny I heard the same thing about rugers track record of their revolvers vs. Semis. Can't always listen to peoples bashing of firearms dude. I have an m&p 9 and sr45 and love both. Stock trigger is gonna be better on the sr imho. These companies started off making revolvers so I guess that would make since as they are a more simple design. If you want a gun from a company that specializes in semi auto only look at glock, sig, hk and so on......
     
  6. hardluk1

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    Cutlass Buy the one that feels best to you. Both could have issues or run trouble free for ever, well with spring changes once in a while. I like the looks of the ruger but like shooting the m&p better. Wife has a m&p9c that has a apex trigger kit in and all I can stay is man its a shooter. Rugers are not so easy to upgrade if wanted and the newest M&P have some trigger improvements it seems to please folks for this years model so pay attention when handleing them. The regular M&P sell for 470 here ruger 25 bucks cheaper lgs price. You can get the M&P with a safety or with out too.
     
  7. StLshooter

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    Smith &Wesson M&P line of pistols are high quality semi-auto unlike some of the regular Smith & Wesson semi autos. I've had zero issues with my M&P. As far as the "big ugly safety lever"? My M&P9c has NO safety. You can buy M&Ps with or without a safety. I really like the Ruger SR9 and SR40 but all the safety features they Come with is overkill.
     
  8. chloeshooter

    chloeshooter New Member

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    I have the Ruger sr40, love this pistola! eats anything I feed it, accurate as can be.
     
  9. M605

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    I have the SR9c but its basically identical to the .40. I think you will like the feel and trigger pull better on the Ruger.
     
  10. danolator

    danolator New Member

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    Glock 23. That is all.
     
  11. Byron0022

    Byron0022 New Member

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    M&P all day long.
     
  12. CamoToe1

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    I would go with the M&P in .40 unless they had one in 9mm. Then I would get an M&P 9 unless they had a Glock then I'd go with a G19. J/k...but not really.

    The M&P series is reliable, has great ergonomics, is easy to break down and has a low bore axis. That'd be my pick of the two.
     
  13. jimmyp7162

    jimmyp7162 New Member

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    Soooooo....what are ya gonna get? One has to feel better in your hand.
     
  14. kryptar19

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    Go for the one that you like the feel of better. IMO the M&P is worth the extra money over the Ruger. The Ruger is a good gun though.

    IMO, the M&P is the best polymer handgun in the $500 price range.
     
  15. cblowe13

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    I have owned both guns! Sold the ruger and still have the s&w! I like the feel and less snappiness to me! No light strikes go for it
     
  16. eatmydust

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    I own and really like the Ruger SR series guns. They are well made, simple to operate and field strip, they are accurate and a joy to shoot. I own the SR9c and the SR45, the SR9c is my fav of all the semi-autos I own. You can't go wrong with either line of pistols you are considering.
     
  17. chloeshooter

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    +1 on that. The SR40 has less 'snap' than the M&P. It was a no brainer decision for me about a year ago and have not had 1 moment of regret. It fits my hand so much better than the MP as well.

    Don't get me wrong, I like S&W - just bought their MP15 AR as a matter of fact. But in this contest, for me, Ruger takes the cake
     
  18. Cutlass327

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    The Ruger felt better, and the trigger felt better (less like a striker and more like a single action).

    The one thing I wish is that I could test fire them both. We have no ranges around here that rent so you can try them before you buy.

    I have noticed that there are a couple votes for each model being less snappy. Dunno how to take that.

    No matter what, I am having to wait til next summer due to financial reasons.
     
  19. JW357

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    That's because recoil is a subjective thing, at best.
     
  20. cblowe13

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    The sr40c has way more "snap" than the m&pc.