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?
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?
ClosetCaseNerd said: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 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.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.