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Hello everyone,

I might be in the market for an M&P compact. Anyone have one? What are your thoughts?

Also, my friend bought an M&P around the time they came out and had problems with his striker breaking and his magazine fell out one time while firing at the range. :-|

I read somewhere they fixed these issues on the "new" M&P's, however, what do I look for in a "new" one?

Yeah, I know, S&W lifetime warranty but I would rather not send it off unless I HAVE to.

Any info. is appreciated.
 

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I think its a great piece, my buddy just got a .40 and it is very nice points well fits great in the hand and its a great deal right now with the rebates S&W is offering. I would say that the ergo's on it are better than my XD. Oh and I like the trigger a lot too.
 

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I have seen too many issues with M&Ps. If you want a plastic striker fired pistol, Glock still reigns supreme. If you are like me and don't care for the Glock, the XD is a good second choice. Next up is a Walther P99,. Steyrs are pretty good guns, but they have no support. Another thing to keep in mind about S&W semis is the fact that they seem to come out with a new latest and greatest pistol every few yrs and they (and accessory manufacturers) forget about the older designs.

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I've run a few thousand rounds through my "new" M&P without issue. I waited to buy one until they worked out the kinks and I really love the gun. I'm thinking of buying a 9L and a 9C B.O. (Before Obama).

I hate to admit it (here), but I like the M&P better than my XD. :shock:
 

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Hello everyone,

I might be in the market for an M&P compact. Anyone have one? What are your thoughts?

Also, my friend bought an M&P around the time they came out and had problems with his striker breaking and his magazine fell out one time while firing at the range. :-|

I read somewhere they fixed these issues on the "new" M&P's, however, what do I look for in a "new" one?

Yeah, I know, S&W lifetime warranty but I would rather not send it off unless I HAVE to.

Any info. is appreciated.
Make sure your pistol is an '08. Check the date on the envelope the spent casing comes in. My full size I have on lay-away is 4/08. The '08's should be trouble free.
 

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I have seen too many issues with M&Ps. If you want a plastic striker fired pistol, Glock still reigns supreme. If you are like me and don't care for the Glock, the XD is a good second choice. Next up is a Walther P99,. Steyrs are pretty good guns, but they have no support. Another thing to keep in mind about S&W semis is the fact that they seem to come out with a new latest and greatest pistol every few yrs and they (and accessory manufacturers) forget about the older designs.

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Most new pistols have issues. Think recently to the Ruger SR9 and LCP.
 

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I actually just recently bought a m&p compact in 9mm. As some people have already said, try to get one made in 08 (shouldnt be hard if your buying new from a good dealer). Mine was made in July.

I cant say how it will last in the long run, as I've only had it a few days and have only put 100 rounds through it. But it did function flawlessly, and was surprisingly accurate for a compact.

I like the ergonomics on it, you can change the backstraps on it (similar to the xdm) and that really helps to get a good fit for your hand. It points every bit as naturally as my xd, so that is another plus.

Then theres the trigger. Its heavier than my xd, I would say my xd is close 5 or 6, where the m&p is probably closer to 8lbs. But, it is much "crisper", it has a shorter travel, and has a shorter reset. So its kinda give and take in that sense.

Overall, I like it very much, and the rebate/ 2 free mags is a good deal (although it looks like springfield is running a special pretty similar to that also). I was torn between the m&p and an xd9 sc, and even though I'll still probably get a sc someday, I'm completely happy with my smith and wouldnt change it if I had another chance.

The only issue I can think of is that holsters are much harder to find.
 

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I was ready to buy a full size M&P 45 until I read in depth about the M&P . I studies them for about a month and even read up on the M&P forum . A lot of people were having rust issues with the M&P's .
They have stainless steel slides and use the Melonite treatment and if not done exactly right , the stainless steel gets really prone to rust , even more prone to it than it was before the treatment . I may not be exact on my wording but the stainless steel that S&W uses on the M&P slides has a negative effect on the Melonite treatment if not done correctly, and carbon steel like the XD's and Glocks are a lot better and take the Melonite treatment correctly with no ill effects .
Supposedly a bad batch of M&P's got sold that were not properly treated and they rusted bad .
 

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I've got an '07 and have over 1500 rounds through it without a hiccup. Its by far my favorite pistol. Never had an issue with it. Only work done was a trigger job.
 

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Any idea what batch? I just bought one dated 9-08-08
No I dont know , but over at the M&P forum there is a bunch of talk on it . I'll try to find you the website .
 
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