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Newbe here from the SW Forum.



I already have a few .45's and .40's both full size and compact and want to have the MP-9.

The battle I'm having is that I really want to have the 17+1 mag in the full size but also really want the compact because I would be able to pack it more often then the full size.



The other decision to be made is that I think it would be best for my wife to shot the full size compaired to the compact. (She doesn't know that I am going to buy her a MP9 for Christmas).



Any advice would be appreciated.



Thanks



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Seeing that you can use the 17 round mag in the compact, an extra mag purchase would get you the capacity you desire along with the concealability of the compact.



I'm fond of the full-size personally, and the compact just didn't fit my hand well, but if you're both comfortable with the smaller size, then capacity is a non-issue.
 

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Full size carrys well...better than my XD subcompact IMHO.



If I were to go for something smaller it would be ALOT smaller. I wish Smith would have made the M&P compact a singlestack like Kahr or kel-tec 9mm. Usually when I can't carry a Full size I can't carry the sub version either. I need something I can slip into my pocket.
 

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Like the others said, the full size is not hard to carry and I prefer it to the compact (have both). I can go with slightly tighter shirts when I carry the compact and it is lighter overall, but I shoot the full size much better. If I could only have one it would be the full size.
 

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I did not know that the full size mag would fit into the compact. Must look sort of funny huh?



I think I'll go for the full size and call it good.



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If you look in the gallery I think I posted pics of the Compact with the full sized magazines in it.



You can't go wrong with a full size as an all around gun imo. Good luck.
 

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I think that if they made a full size with a two piece grip, ala XD45SC, so that you can use the mag sleeves that turns it into a full size grip, it would be aaammazzzinnggg. The complication of course is the adjustable back straps, but I wonder if they could figure out a two piece backstrap as well...



Because really, its not the barrel/slide length that is a problem as thats usually inside the pants waist, its the grip.



Picture of what I am talking about:





 

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JOEM said:
Newbe here from the SW Forum.



I already have a few .45's and .40's both full size and compact and want to have the MP-9.

The battle I'm having is that I really want to have the 17+1 mag in the full size but also really want the compact because I would be able to pack it more often then the full size.



The other decision to be made is that I think it would be best for my wife to shot the full size compaired to the compact. (She doesn't know that I am going to buy her a MP9 for Christmas).



Any advice would be appreciated.



Thanks



Joe




The only thing that I can add to what has been said is that I see many women who don't get the webbing between their thumb and index finger high enough on the frame. I think this is because the grip is actually too long in some cases for small hands.



The compact sort of "forces" you to grip it high to ensure you have room for your pinky. Proper grip really goes a long way towards reducing muzzle flip and felt recoil.
 

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Thanks for the photo's but I'm not sure what the last one is with the mag fitting the way its shown.

Is that the full size mag?
 

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JOEM said:
Thanks for the photo's but I'm not sure what the last one is with the mag fitting the way its shown.

Is that the full size mag?


A few XD and Glock folks are taking the service size gun and cutting the grip down to Subcompact size so they can use the sc mags for carry but still use the full size mags with a sleeve for a full grip.
 

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Those photos are some what sequential. The first one is the sub compact with the sub compact magazine inserted. The second is the full size mag with the sleeve partially inserted (so you can see the sleeve clearly) and then the last is the sub compact with the full size mag and sleeve seated as it would be when you use it.



I think its an excellent idea, two guns in one!
 

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Alright, one last question, is the sleeve something you buy and slip over the full size mag? If so, where do I purchase this?



For sure the compact is the way for me to go.
 

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Thanks jtaliani, cool arrangment for sure.



Is this a special order mag or does S&W sell it on their website?
 

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Sorry for the confusion, I was refering to the XD. Currently there isn't any such mag. for the M&P compact. The compact comes with a flush mag. and a mag. with a grip extension but it is not hi-cap. Hope this clarifies.
 

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Got it. Thanks.

I'm sure S&W will come out with a mag like Springfield offers at some point and time.



I have the full size XD45 which is why I sort of want the MP9c.



Thanks for all the great replies.
 

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ClosetCaseNerd said:
I think that if they made a full size with a two piece grip, ala XD45SC, so that you can use the mag sleeves that turns it into a full size grip, it would be aaammazzzinnggg. The complication of course is the adjustable back straps, but I wonder if they could figure out a two piece backstrap as well...



S&W could probably figure it out, but unfortunatly that adjustable backstrap makes it difficult for the do-it-yourselfer. After cutting the frame you would need to fit the backstrap and a way to secure it. With the Glocks and XDs its an easy modification (provided you know what your doing). Maybe David Bowie or Dan Burwell could figure it out.
 

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I have the M&P9 and 9c. I like them both. My wife likes shooting the 9c. I would get the full-size 9. I you find you really like it then get the 9c a bit later. both are really good pistols and you get the benefit of the full size mags fitting the 9c (good at the range--less tiime reloading mags).
 
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