Well I made it to the range this afternoon with my new M&P45. I shot 100 roungs of Winchester Target/Range 230 gr FMJ's without a hitch.
Everything about the pistol operated flawlessly, the sights were right on, the gun was very comfortable in my hand, (I installed the small backstrap which worked best for my smallish hands) the manual safety was within easy reach and recoil wasn't bad. As a matter of fact It's not much different than the 40. The gun is so well balanced you don't really notice it's slightly increased size.
Here's a funny: I shot it better than the M&P40 today and this is my first 45. The trigger is stiff and heavy, but hopefully after it gets several hundred rounds through it it will soften and smooth out (the 9c and 40 have improved signifigantly). If not a little inexpensive trigger work will take care of it.
All in all.....I think it's going to be a great gun and a lot of fun.
Picked mine up yesterday....won't get to shoot it till nxt week. I did notice the heavier trigger. Swapped out the firing Pin Safety for one polished by Dan......big difference! Now I just need to shoot it some before deciding on whether to adjust the trigger pull.
About three weeks ago, I stopped in my local gun store and saw the M&P 45, I decided I liked it, and wanted to buy it. I paid the gun store owner, When I opened the box in the gun shop the last time before I left with it, I noticed that it came with trijicon night sights. He charged me for one with regular sights, I told him (no need to screw over the little gun store owner trying to make an honest living), he looked, and said shiz, sure does, well I didn't order it like that, and preceeded not to charge me for the sights. It sure made my day, i paid $550 total for a gun worth 675. Turns out, the model number is consistent with one that does not have night sights. That was a pretty nice fluke.
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