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Hey guys, this is my first post. I bought an M&P 9mm a few months ago and have been pretty darned impressed with it thus far. I have tried to attach a pic of a target that I shot the other day. Nothing to write home over, but pretty good for me anyway. The taget shown has a total of 68 rounds in it. I started at the 7 yd. line and fired a full 17rd. mag, then went back to 10yds.; 15yds.; and 25yds. doing the same thing. The target is an FBI "Q" target. Tell me what ya think.



I have been a Glock shooter for over 10 years now, but that may change too.







 

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Welcome. I am big Glock fan also, but I love my M&P 9mm. My M&P 9mm is the most accurate handgun I have fired.
 

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Practice, practice, practice......

The 1st time I shot my MP40 I was using the medium grips. Shot ok but not great. I was used to shooting my SW9VE Sigma with much larger grips and a heavier trigger. The next time I shot the MP40 I used the large grips and that made a big dufference. I shot better than I ever have before. In between shooting sessions I did a lot of dry firing practicing grip, stance and sight picture from info gathered on the web (mostly www.sportshooter.com ). Shot lot's of bad guys and libs on TV. My shot groupings were so much better I couldn't believe it myself. I wish I had saved the targets. :roll:
 

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Tx Phantom is right

My M&P9, with me shooting it, is not the most accurate handgun I've fired. That would be a highly cusomized Kimber Custom II. It's not even the most accurate handgun I own (toss up between a Ruger MKIII Hunter and my other M&P, a circa 1930 .38 police special fired in single action). In fact, the first couple of times out it kicked my butt and uncovered some poor trigger technique. It's like TxPhantom said, after some "practice, practice, practice" the M&P9 seems to be shooting where it was pointing when the trigger is pulled. I started shooting it at 7-10 yards and now shoot no shorter than 15 yards. Groups are tighter and more centered around the middle of the target.



I have no complaints about the M&P9. I like the way it feels. The trigger isn't the greatest but it's not bad and I'm pretty confident that if I pay attention to what I'm doing, it will shoot where I point it. I'm still playing with which grip works best for me. (How many others can you change the grip size in less than a minute?) It shoots the cheap ammo I've been firing without complaint or problem. It's nice to see the center of the target start disappearing. The only "improvements" I'd like to see are adjustable sights and a touch of work on the trigger.



As far as I can see, the only thing wrong with the accuracy of my M&P is the shooter, and upgrades on that part take a while to obtain (although "she-who-must-be-obeyed" keeps talking about them.)
 

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I like my mp9 too. I did have a little problem with it last weekend. Twice it did not fire a round off when the trigger was puolled. It dented the primer in. I put the round back in and pulled the trigger and it fired. I was shooting my reloads. I have never had that happen on any of my other guns. Do you think it was something with my reloads or the gun. I really like this gun. I probably will get a mp9c and maybe a .45 when they come out.
 

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Sure you seated them fully? I've had a couple failures, but one was just a dud primer, another must have been seated high because the strike was solid looking. Both came out of a batch where i loaded a LOT of ammo at once and probably got a little sloppy.
 

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I'm changing over to federals for that reason. CCI's are just to hard. My pistol fires the brass ok, but if ithe case is nickle plated it gives me tons on problems, don't know why.
 

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I probably got a little shoppy too. Why would it not go off the frist time but the second time it went off?

I must shoot more of my reloads. I will probably reload this winter and I will be more careful. Sitting their for to long can be counter productive.

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The M&P, like most quality arms, is more accurate than 99% of shooters. Unless your name is Leatham or Sevigny, you're not outshooting a pistol.
 
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