Hello Everyone, I stopped at Wal-Mart this morning and splurged by purchasing two 100 round boxes each of Winchester 45's, 40's and 9mm's on the way to the range.
I think the clerk thought I was going to open a store or something, but didn't say anything.
I wanted to several rounds through all three pistols to put them through their paces by comparomg each other as to recoil, reliability, trigger, accuracy at 20, 35 and 50 and 75 foot and comfort.
This morning was one of those very few times when you have the whole range to yourself except the range officer.
The 9 and 40 have about 500 rounds through them and the 45 only about 100. Triggers on the 9/40 have smoother out considerably and are now much more fun to shoot. The 45 is stiff and very heavy (I think more so than the other two when they had a similar number of rounds through them). Recoil was fantastic on all three with the 40 winning out. As a matter of fact the 40 is my favorite of the three.
Reliability was the same with all three being perfect. Accuracy was pretty much equal up to 40 feet then the 45 started droping off a little bit, but I was able to keep all three pistols inside a 6" circle with no problem up to75 feet. Results: 20'---all three 21/2" circle. 30'----All three guns 4" circle, 40'---All three guns, 5" circle and 75' ---All three inside a 6" circle.
For a lot of you thats not very good shooting, but for me and my abilities woth new guns and not really broken in yet I'm tickled pink and have no doubt with more range time the M&P's triggers and accuracy will dramatically improve.
Conclusion: I think they're great pistols and will only improve. My 45 is black with manual safety only and as soon as the parts become available to install the manual safeties on the 9c and 40c they will have them as well.
Thanks and lets hear your range results.