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    I just added my avatar, I will make a new one later with the holster included after work.

    I am typically a Sig Sauer man. However, I do love Smith and Wesson. I wanted to buy a 9mm and had been doing a lot of shopping. I came across the

    Smith and Wesson M&P compact 9mm. I love this handgun.

    Cool features are:

    If you are in a situation and wrestling over this handgun with a bad guy, all you have to do is drop the magazine. Even with a round in the chamber this gun will not fire unless the magazine is locked into place. This would allow a person to simply hit the button, give up the fight and before the bad guy realizes what has happened you have safely retrieved your back up.

    You can reverse the magazine drop button. So for a lefty this would be an ideal firearm.

    Its light weight, and compact. I carry in a high ride slightly tilted holster and barely know its there. Yet, it is a very accurate firearm. I was so very happy with the accuracy.

    can add accessories, like a flashlight. does have a laser that fits this handgun.

    As I said, I more then love Sig Sauer (P229 in a .40 especially) but this handgun meets all the needs.



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    Careful, not all M&Ps have the magazine disconnect.

    I regularly carry an M&P9c as well and opted for the model that does NOT have the magazine disconnect.

    It is a personal preference issue, good arguments for and against.

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    hawaidvr9 wrote:
    My name is James and I am a gun owner that carries.
    Welcome James!


    I too carry an M&P but in the .45 persuasion.
    Its my primary carry, and one of my favorite guns.
    S&W did a great job with its M&P gun line in my opinion, and nothing short of pure genius for a fighting pistol.

    Like Boss, I prefer mine without the Mag disconnect. Mainly due to mechanical reliance issues because its one less piece that can possibly go wrong in a weapon that MUST fire when I need it to. IMHO

    I like the M&P line so much, next up is the M&P15

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    My problem with the magazine disconnects is that if you have to perform a Tactical Reload, you're making yourself incapable of firing while making that mag change. This is BAD, since you may need that one shot to stop a threat that shows up.
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    just_a_car wrote:
    My problem with the magazine disconnects is that if you have to perform a Tactical Reload, you're making yourself incapable of firing while making that mag change. This is BAD, since you may need that one shot to stop a threat that shows up.
    My #2 reason

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    I bought the compact 9 m&p for my wife to use and almost wish I would have kept it...its a great gun and very accurate for being that small. 12 round mags right out of the box....easy to clean .

    I didn't know you could switch the button though....she's a lefty I'll have to look into that.
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    Nice gun and I've shot one quite a bit. Almost bought one myself.



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    Nice choice, also my main carry piece.
    Iím proudly straight. I'm free to not support Legalization, GLBT, Illegal Aliens, or the Islamization of America.

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    just_a_car wrote:
    My problem with the magazine disconnects is that if you have to perform a Tactical Reload, you're making yourself incapable of firing while making that mag change. This is BAD, since you may need that one shot to stop a threat that shows up.
    If you really know your gun, you CAN fire it without the magazine in place without any modifications.

    I will not explain it on the forum, but will gladly demonstrate it f2f

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    Oh come on splain pleese

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    al_raff wrote:
    Oh come on splain pleese
    I'm not exactly sure why hes being so coy about it, but its just a matter of pushing the magazine safety rod up with your finger. Can also be done with tape (depending on the spacing in the mag well) to keep the rod in place. Not sure I would fire a gun with my finger in the mag well for any reason other than an emergency, but....

    Nothing illegal about it, so there ya go.


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    And now I know Thank You

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    OK, I will explain...before you drop the mag, take up the slack in the trigger. hold that trigger position while you make the change. The gun will fire with the mag out, just be damn careful while doing this.

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    Trigger Dr wrote:
    OK, I will explain...before you drop the mag, take up the slack in the trigger. hold that trigger position while you make the change. The gun will fire with the mag out, just be damn careful while doing this.
    That's a new one to me.

    Seems it would take quite a bit more forethought and training to get it down I would imagine. I also understand this doesn't work with all semi-autos as it depends on how the mag safety is connected to the firing pin. Might be something interesting to test out on my guns at the range.

    Good tip.

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    The magazine disconect raises a tab that connects the trigger to the sear when the mag is inserted into the gun. By taking the slack out of the trigger, you are causing the tab to remain in place when the mag is removed. I have tested this on every handgun, so equipped, that we carry, and it works on all of them.

    Yes, it will take a bit of training to get to the point of being able to drop the mag without letting up on the trigger, and still not causing the gun to fire. BE CAREFUL and practice this with a completely UNLOADED, verified gun. This was taught to me when I was attending the Treasury Dept Academy (FLETC) at Glynco Ga.

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