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I took my new Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm VTAC out today for the first time. Just thought i'd share my feedback on the gun. This is actually my first M&P and I am really liking it so far.

Ergonomics on this pistol are superb. I am using the smallest backstrap and it feels like it was molded for my hand. Trigger is actually better than I thought it would be. It breaks pretty clean at exactly 6.0 lbs as tested by my trigger pull gauge. The trigger reset is not as positive as say a glock trigger, but it is still nice and I had no problem utilizing it to shoot accurately. I do plan on picking up the Apex hard sear and striker block, so I will post results when that comes in.

I will also say that the "feature" where the slide automatically slides forward and chambers a round when you slap a loaded mag in is neat. I will not depend on it, but I was able to replicate the function 100% of the time when I held the gun at a 45 degree angle and jambed a loaded mag into the gun and hit the bottom of the back strap with the palm of my hand. Neato.

My only gripe or thing that I need to get used to is the sight picture with the stacked VTAC sights. I'm used to a 6 o'clock sight picture, so with the sights being extra tall...I was holding pretty much a 12 o'clock sight picture when looking at the top fiber optic dots. If I tried to utilize the tritium (bottom dots) and put those directly on target, I would hit a bullseye every time. (same hole accuracy) Although it was a slower target acquisition.

Jury's still out on whether or not I like it or will get used to the vtac setup. I don't think it's too busy. People keep on saying that just from fondling it at the gun shop and not actually shooting it.
My problem stems from the sight picture and the hold over. Once I was dialed in though, it is surprisingly Super accurate.

First target shot with the gun. Needed to get used to the sights.



At this target, at 10 yards, I put the top of the front blade at 12 o'clock on the second ring.



subsequently....If I put the tritium front dot on POI at the same distance, it yielded these results...





and a little bit of M&P gun porn with the rest of the FDE family. ;)



 

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:cool: I can't stop drooling over this one. :)
 

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Congrats! I have a fullsize M&P9 and 40 as well as a Pro9 and really like the M&P line alot. I didn't even know they were making a VTAC in 9mm. I thought they were only done in .40. Learn something everyday. :)
 
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