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Picked mine up today.... :mrgreen:







I really like the safety on it. I wish my 40 had one! Not because of any "safety" concern really, but it is in the perfect position (for me) to ride the safety while shooting. This should eliminate the issue I have had with my M&P40 of riding the slide stop lever, causing the slide to not lock back on an empty mag. The safety on mine is not "mushy" at all. It has very positive audible "clicks" when manipulating it.



Out of the box, the trigger was as mushy and gritty as my M&P40 was, so I performed the same trigger job on the 45. It completely smoothed it out, and lightened it up a bit as well. The reset is not as positive on the 45 as on my 40, but I may work on it a little more to see if I can get it similar to my 40. The reset does seem shorter on the 45 than on my 40.



The grip is very nice as well. I use the Medium backstrap on my 40, and the M&P45 feels best with the Medium installed as well. The length of the grip, front to rear, is slightly longer on the 45, but not bad at all. Still very comfortable.



I also changed out the rear factory night sight to the 10-8 rear like on my M&P40. I prefer it over the factory Novak rear for a few reasons. It helps me focus more on the front sight as there are no dots on the rear. My favorite sight configuration is the "straight-eight" from Heinie which should also be available soon for the M&P's. I like the profile of the 10-8 as well, as it allows one handed malfunction clearances and reloads to be performed easier, as I can snag the rear sight on my duty gear or belt, etc. due to the 10-8 sights blockier profile. The serrations on the 10-8 also cut down on glare. The factory Novak rear was a pain in the ass to remove. Much harder then my 40's rear.



Overall, the ergonomics and controls on the M&P45 are a perfect match for me. I really like the feel of this pistol. I think that S&W did the right thing by compromising on the overall size of the pistol with the capacity of the mags. Im getting tired of guys saying "Well my Glock 21 holds 13 rounds, so I like it more n' stuff". Well, your G21 also has the ergos of a 2x4 and at least to me, the G21 feels much larger overall. The new G21SF may be a slightly different story though.



I hope to have a range report up by next week.
 

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For those curious, the M&P45 does fit perfectly in the Tucker Gunleather "The Answer" IWB holster. I also tried it in my Safariland duty holster mod#6280 w/light attached, and the 45 definately WILL NOT fit in this holsters

 

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nickdrak said:
Picked mine up today.... :mrgreen: The factory Novak rear was a pain in the butt to remove. Much harder then my 40's rear.


By "pain in the butt", do you mean it was very tight in the dovetail? What did you use to remove it, hammer & drift, sight pusher, or...?
 

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[quote name='nickdrak']Picked mine up today.... :mrgreen: The factory Novak rear was a pain in the butt to remove. Much harder then my 40's rear.


By "pain in the butt", do you mean it was very tight in the dovetail? What did you use to remove it, hammer & drift, sight pusher, or...?[/quote]



Yes, it was extremely tight in the dovetail. I used a hammer/drift to remove it.
 
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