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going to be in mississippi for a month starting monday, maybe Gander Mtn. will have it.... love that place


If it's not in your state of residence, you may have to get it transferred into your home state to fill out the form and such.


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If it's not in your state of residence, you may have to get it transferred into your home state to fill out the form and such


just fill out a form? or pay for all that stuff too?


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

Shoot it and become comfortable with the pistol.

Try different types of HD ammo to make sure the pistol likes it.


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just fill out a form? or pay for all that stuff too?


When you purchase a gun at an FFL (federal firearms licensed dealer) you have to fill out a form 4473. It isn't registration or anything but it's basically a temporary contract that you are the one buying the gun.

You can purchase long guns in neighboring states (states touching your state of residence) but I don't think you can buy a handgun out of your state of residence. I could be wrong but I think that's how it works.

So if you can't buy it in MS and you find it there, get them to send it to a dealer in LA and pay their transfer fee, which is usually between 20-30 bucks.

Hope this helped you out...


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re: So I have finally settled on a Smith and Wesson M&P for my first hand gun
so i did a lot of research, and i think the regular M&P will be just fine for what i need, i dont need a 5 inch barrel and a 4.25 will be just right. but im having trouble finding a realistic price on a new 9mm M&P can anyone help me out in finding pricing on one? im assuming the prices on their sites are no where near what i will be paying.

also this is for bapple, how much goes into changing out sites? like putting on night sites?


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re: So I have finally settled on a Smith and Wesson M&P for my first hand gun
Check out Whittaker Guns on facebook, can't beat their prices and they have an amazing selection. They update their inventory on there daily. I scored a Ruger SR1911 this morning from them for only $629.99.


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Check out Whittaker Guns on facebook


dont have facebook, do they update their regular page?

ETA: oh sweet jesus.... its like reading chinese! so confused
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Wooly
This doesn't answer any of your questions, but you made a good choice on the M&P. The M&P 9c was my first handgun, and I've been more than happy with the gun. I think I paid 530ish. Good luck on the search


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Soul Gleaux
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re: So I have finally settled on a Smith and Wesson M&P for my first hand gun
Not that i know of, they are good people though and help out with any questions you may have. As you can imagine they're very hard to get through to on the phone, which is the only hassle in dealing with them.


Wooly
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re: So I have finally settled on a Smith and Wesson M&P for my first hand gun
ill give them a call when i get a chance, im in MS until the 17th on training, so i wont be getting it until i get back home to LA


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re: So I have finally settled on a Smith and Wesson M&P for my first hand gun
Just to give you an idea of prices, they had a M&P40C for $467 (should be about the same as the 9mm). No clue what you could get one locally for as I've never priced that gun. And they had Shields of all calibers for $370.


Wooly
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re: So I have finally settled on a Smith and Wesson M&P for my first hand gun
would the regular size be more or less than the compact you think?

i dont know how they price guns, dunno if compact increases price


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re: So I have finally settled on a Smith and Wesson M&P for my first hand gun
Same price according to s&w's site.


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hmmm, thats less than i was expecting, i was expecting to spend about 650 on the m&p..... hell i might have enough left over from my tax return to buy new new golf irons.


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you going with the 9 compact?


no, its my first handgun, and i wouldnt feel comfortable with a compact. maybe for my next one


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gotcha


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A2J
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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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get apex trigger


talk about that a little. why? im not challenging your statement....just trying to learn a little more.

I just bought a shield last week at Academy. Im satisfied with it but maybe I dont know how much better it can be.....


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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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and i wouldnt feel comfortable with a compact. maybe for my next one


'These' plastic compacts feel really nice, what are you worried about? My P2000 is a compact but outside of barrel length it's made for 'man hands' for sure. The grips are adjustable as well, so can make it real fat if you want.

ETA: Holy shite that 9c is small as frick. Nevermind what I said above. That looks like a subcompact to me. A compact of a compact.
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