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I wouldn't fret too much because Smith and Wesson makes the MnP in so many variations (w/ night sights, w/o night sights, w/ mag safety, w/o mag safety, compact, full size, 9mm, .40, .45 OH MY!) I for see both offerings having the thumb safety...



...and even if they didn't you know it can be easily retrofitted. So no worries!



What I'm interested in is what does the 14+1 magazine look like! Are they referring people's republik of californistan/jersistan magazines as 10+1's or will there be mags with +4 base plates?
 

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I didn't say how long awhile....

Dang! I just bought the MP compact & told my better half that I wouldn't need to buy another gun for a while. Guess I won't be buying one until at least Feb. 2007. 8)

Kinda had a 1911 in mind but maybe I'll go with the new MP45! :?
 

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14+1 capacity? Wow. That is something in a 45 acp pistol. Got to see and feel how big that grip is before I lay down the cash. But that sounds really special. Got a SW99 in 45 acp; wonder if the M&P is any bigger through the grip?



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Out West said:
14+1 capacity? Wow. That is something in a 45 acp pistol. Got to see and feel how big that grip is before I lay down the cash. But that sounds really special. Got a SW99 in 45 acp; wonder if the M&P is any bigger through the grip?



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The grip will be roughly the same as the other M&P's - the 14 round mag is likely an extended magazine.
 

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Bryan W said:
[quote name='Out West']14+1 capacity? Wow. That is something in a 45 acp pistol. Got to see and feel how big that grip is before I lay down the cash. But that sounds really special. Got a SW99 in 45 acp; wonder if the M&P is any bigger through the grip?



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The grip will be roughly the same as the other M&P's - the 14 round mag is likely an extended magazine.[/quote]



Thats how it reads for me as well. The M&P45's frame/grip should be similar in size to the M&P9/40 with the standard 10+1 magazine, and the 14+1 capacity will be via an extended magazine.
 

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I don't see why they couldn't cram more rounds in there...they had to redesign the frame anyways from the .40/9mm (to be expected) and the XD45 is only 1/4 inch longer then their .40 counter parts and no thicker/longer (they removed some grip material) and has a 14+1 capacity. Its an amazing engineering feat but I just hope this extended magazine doesn't look like something off a race gun for the MP45. Its still a fricken sweet pistol and I think they have the best interpretation of tan on the market.



The more MnP flavors the better!
 

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New M&P .45

Funny this was posted because my husband just got an XD, has not even shot it yet and we are always playing with each other that my M&P is better then his XD, well guess what I showed him the pic of the new .45 and he is already saying he is going to trade in the XD. Haha, look who won, me I told him the M&P was better. He is a die-hard 1911 .45 fan but he really likes the looks of the new M&P. I have the M&P .40 and he likes the way it shoots, but of course he still has to tell me his XD is better.
 

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MP 45

I can't wait to see and feel this new 45 ACP pistol!!!!!!!

I hope the price is not too much more than the 9 or 40.



I will go for the version with the manual thumb safety, whether it has a mag disconnect and internal lock or without, but I do want the thumb safety.



I have the SW1911 45 ACP now, and really like it, but I like the 4.5" size of the new M&P 45 and I like the 10-round capacity. I don't think I'd need or care for one with 14 rounds. Does ANYBODY HAVE ANY PICS OF THE MP 45 YET?
 

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I don't see why they couldn't cram more rounds in there...they had to redesign the frame anyways from the .40/9mm (to be expected) and the XD45 is only 1/4 inch longer then their .40 counter parts and no thicker/longer (they removed some grip material) and has a 14+1 capacity. Its an amazing engineering feat but I just hope this extended magazine doesn't look like something off a race gun for the MP45. Its still a fricken sweet pistol and I think they have the best interpretation of tan on the market.



The more MnP flavors the better!


I don't think that the engineering for the XD45 is quite as impressive as we are made to think, after all they merely made the magazine/grip taller, and isn't it a 13+1 cap not 14.



I imagine that the M&P45 will have grip extension like the XD45 compact, but that is just speculation.



A Look at the XD45 compact:

http://www.springfield-armory.com/xd.php?model=23
 

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My mistake, your right on the 13+1, not the 14+1. Still, it holds 3 more rounds then the M&P. Thats what, 30% more ammunition?



I suppose I should reserve opinions until I see specs and can handle them, but the XD45 only has 1/4 inch longer of a grip, and hold more ammo (1 more, to be exact) then its XD40 counterpart. I thought that an indication of quite a bit of thought going into their newest offering.



If they were to offer a mag extension "like the XD45's compact" it wouldn't be for the same principle. The MP45's grip is already full sized... I fail to see what S&W would gain beyond the obvious. You are not getting two guns in one, you are getting higher ammo capacity for a less concealable pistol, nothing profound in that.
 

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ClosetCaseNerd said:
I suppose I should reserve opinions until I see specs and can handle them, but the XD45 only has 1/4 inch longer of a grip, and hold more ammo (1 more, to be exact) then its XD40 counterpart. I thought that an indication of quite a bit of thought going into their newest offering.



If they were to offer a mag extension "like the XD45's compact" it wouldn't be for the same principle. The MP45's grip is already full sized... I fail to see what S&W would gain beyond the obvious. You are not getting two guns in one, you are getting higher ammo capacity for a less concealable pistol, nothing profound in that.
I hope my statements did not in any way come off as rude. If so I apologize. Also, I don't really think the XD compact gives you two guns in one either. It seems from my handling of the fullsize XD's 40 and 45 that they are taller than the M&P's to begin with. Besides lets wait to see what the 14 rd mags look like.
 
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