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I put on a shoot for my Police Department yesterday. During the shoot we also did some testing of different weapons for possible purchase for department issue next year. Our department is only a ten officer department with officer's ranging from 6' 8" tall, to 5'4" female. We are looking for one weapon that can be made to work with all of our officers.



We tested the M&P .40, Glock 22, XD, and Beretta. I have nothing bad to say about any of the weapons tested, but the M&P was the clear winner by all the officers vote. We also tested it with a light/laser attachment, THAT was very nice.



This has to be one of the most natural pointing weapons I have ever held. Very accurate, with consistant hits on 8x12 steel plates at 50 yrds. being very easy. Recoil was also easily controlled. One of the drills called for carrying a body bunker through a shoot house, shooting targets partially obscured with no shoot targets. You must fire the weapon one handed when carrying a bunker. You are looking through a window in the bunker and trying to align the sights while holding the weapon at an unnatural angle. The M&P worked the best out of all the weapons, then add the light/laser device and you really have a nice set up. We also ran a multi-gun shoot using rifle, shotgun, and handgun. Runs were timed and scored. The stress added to officers in this type of shooting can really bring out any problems in weapons handling. All officers felt the runs were smoother and faster when using the M&P.



All of the weapons worked perfectly. No malfunctions, accurate, and all would work for personal protection or duty use. The M&P was just better according to our officers vote.
 

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man.. this lil bugger is getting everywhere with positive feedback, maybe i should buy another one!!
 

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The interchangeable back straps really make it ideal for the assortment of different hand sizes encountered within any department, and that departments range from 5'4" to 6'8" represents a really wide range!




I particularly remember one guy I met a long time ago when I was a Deputy Sheriff, this guy was a retired Sheriff from a very rural part of the state, someone pointed out his hands, they were huge! My hands are about average size, his hands were at least 50% larger than mine, he told me he wore a size 22 ring, for comparison the average male has a ring size around 10 or 11.
The guy was 6' tall, so he wasn't unusually tall, he just had big hands, I bet he had a heck of a time finding gloves to fit him!
 

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man.. this lil bugger is getting everywhere with positive feedback, maybe i should buy another one!!


I bought two and then Bud's lowered the price to $370 and I bought two more. I let my son use one 9 and one .40 but that's still a lot of M&Ps for one house. Now bring on the compacts.


I have one big rule with my son. Never but never ever let mom see more than one pistol or AR15 at one time. They all look the same to her so she thinks we have one black rifle and one pistol + something little we may be hiding. I don't know what she thinks is in those two big safes.


If the feedback on the M&Ps remain very positive I can see the price coming closer to retail list.
 

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BSTOCK said:
[quote name='darklyte24']man.. this lil bugger is getting everywhere with positive feedback, maybe i should buy another one!!


I bought two and then Bud's lowered the price to $370 and I bought two more. I let my son use one 9 and one .40 but that's still a lot of M&Ps for one house. Now bring on the compacts.


I have one big rule with my son. Never but never ever let mom see more than one pistol or AR15 at one time. They all look the same to her so she thinks we have one black rifle and one pistol + something little we may be hiding. I don't know what she thinks is in those two big safes.


If the feedback on the M&Ps remain very positive I can see the price coming closer to retail list.[/quote]



haha wow can i be your son? haha

2 more .. geez
 

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Payne,



My PD also tested the MP, but already made the decision to transition to it several months ago. We are just waiting on the guns to arrive in the next week or so.



I have had one from SW since last Oct for T&E for SWAT. We shot it together as a team for months and never had any issues with it. We shot the hell out of it 10,000 + rounds and I dont think anyone ever cleaned it, but it ran w/out any issues.



Ive got 2000-3000 rounds out of it myself alone and like it.
 
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