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Wooly
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So I have finally settled on a Smith and Wesson M&P for my first hand gun

went out with a friend last weekend and got to shoot a M&P and a glock 17, and the M&P just felt much more comfortable in my hands.
which is what i really want for a pistol that I am purchasing for home defense, because if i have to grab it in a hurry i want it to feel right, if that makes any sense. (it does to me at least)


so the one i shot was a 9mm M&P and was wondering if I should go with the 9mm or the .40.

im going to get the 5" barel just because i like the way it looks, i dont particularly like the compact look, and i wont be using it as a CC so no need for it.


so what do yall suggest? 9mm or 40?
also where do you suggest i make the purchase? i do not want to purchase it online.
and what specific ammo do you suggest? for target practice and HD?


TIA

Image: http://www.shooting-proshop.com/gallery/images/smith-and-wesson/pistols/MP/M&P9_5inch_L.jpg width=500




ETA: any accessories you recommend for it?
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Glock17
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re: So I have finally settled on a Smith and Wesson M&P for my first hand gun
The M&P was originally designed to be a 40 if I'm not mistaken. I know the early M&P 9's had some issues but they should all be GTG now.


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RATeamWannabe
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re: So I have finally settled on a Smith and Wesson M&P for my first hand gun
9mm, and great choice

Look into the APEX trigger as soon as you can


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Nodust
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re: So I have finally settled on a Smith and Wesson M&P for my first hand gun
Buy from where ever you can find it. I got my ruger from cabelas cause it was within $50 of anything online. After FFL and everything just wasn't worth the hassle online.

I got a 9mm cause ammo was cheap and i wanted to shoot it plenty. Maybe not the case as much now.


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DrTyger
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re: So I have finally settled on a Smith and Wesson M&P for my first hand gun
Solid choice.

Good luck finding mags though.


jack6294
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re: So I have finally settled on a Smith and Wesson M&P for my first hand gun
Good luck finding one


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Wooly
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re: So I have finally settled on a Smith and Wesson M&P for my first hand gun
is 9mm ammo hard to come by right now?

i thought it was just riffle ammo
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Nodust
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re: So I have finally settled on a Smith and Wesson M&P for my first hand gun
You can find it. The same as 40 most likely. Just got to keep looking.


Fishhead
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re: So I have finally settled on a Smith and Wesson M&P for my first hand gun
Get the .45. I shot all three before I decided. .40 is way snappier, although still a nice piece. At least shoot the .45 before deciding. I love mine!
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DrTyger
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re: So I have finally settled on a Smith and Wesson M&P for my first hand gun
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is 9mm ammo hard to come by right now?



quote:

i thought it was just riffle ammo



jack6294
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re: So I have finally settled on a Smith and Wesson M&P for my first hand gun
Everything is hard to find, especially handgun ammo


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sloopy
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re: So I have finally settled on a Smith and Wesson M&P for my first hand gun
It would be hard to find pellets for my damn Benjamin pump.


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Wooly
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re: So I have finally settled on a Smith and Wesson M&P for my first hand gun
well shit, am i going to buy this gun then have to hunt for ammo for like 3 months?

they should at least guarantee a box of ammo with a gun.


thanks obama

also what type of 9mm ammo should i look for? specifically?
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Nodust
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re: So I have finally settled on a Smith and Wesson M&P for my first hand gun
Stay on gunbot. I got 600rds of 9coming next week.


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DrTyger
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re: So I have finally settled on a Smith and Wesson M&P for my first hand gun
I've got some extra if I might be willing to sell ya.


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NYCAuburn
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re: So I have finally settled on a Smith and Wesson M&P for my first hand gun
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they should at least guarantee a box of ammo with a gun.


you get a coupon for 5 bullets a year


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mommas boy
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re: So I have finally settled on a Smith and Wesson M&P for my first hand gun


It's not as pretty as my OD glock 19 I just got!!

ETA: sorry for the troll.


Chad504boy
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re: So I have finally settled on a Smith and Wesson M&P for my first hand gun
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ETA: any accessories you recommend for it?


duct tape to a tomahawk.


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Gaston
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re: So I have finally settled on a Smith and Wesson M&P for my first hand gun
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OD glock 19


Which looks like a bag of dicks next to my HK.

Image: http://www.pbase.com/bslnoel/image/149595040/medium.jpg


quote:

ETA: sorry for the troll.

x2
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Carson123987
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re: So I have finally settled on a Smith and Wesson M&P for my first hand gun
good choice

get apex trigger


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