M&P Pro 9mm Review

Discussion in 'Modern Handguns' started by plouffedaddy, Feb 26, 2013.

  1. plouffedaddy

    plouffedaddy New Member

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    I've had the M&P Pro for a couple years now and figured it's probably time for a review, so here goes...


    Pros:
    -Reliable. The gun has had 0 malfunctions
    -Durable. There are many, many of these guns with documented round counts over 25k that have only had simple spring replacements in that time
    -Easy to maintain
    -Lots of aftermarket support
    -17+1 capacity-Can be disassembled without pulling the trigger (I know some folks like that)
    -Reversable mag release for lefties out there
    -3 interchangeable backstraps
    -Relatively lightweight at 24oz unloaded
    -S&W has great customer service
    -Durable finish on melonite treated steel
    -Accurate. My gun is a 2011 made model and never had the accuracy issues that have been reported in the older M&Ps
    -Low Bore Axis resulting in a relatively soft shooting gun
    -Easily modified to fit the shooters' preferences
    -Requires very little cleaning/lubrication to run reliably
    -No external safeties
    -Points very naturally for most shooters

    Cons:
    -Poor, almost non-existent trigger reset as it comes from the factory

    Chrono data:
    Federal 124gr HST: 1123FPS, 347 FT/LBS Energy
    Speer 124gr +p Gold Dot: 1260FPS, 436 FT/LBS Energy

    Here's a video with a little shooting, a size comparison with a few other guns, a discussion of the pros and cons, and do a chronograph test with the loads above:

    M&P PRO HD VIDEO LINK
     
  2. Auguste Capone

    Auguste Capone New Member

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    Thanks PD. Nice review as always.
     

  3. jhb

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    Nice description on the trigger in the video. Appreciate the detailing. I don't shoot by reset myself so its a nonissue to me, but a nice detail to know. Been planning on grabbing one of these or an fnh fnx or fns....can't decide which over which or what caliber. Keep going back and forth. Guess it depends more on what I can find.
     
  4. Gleedaniel13

    Gleedaniel13 New Member

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    Do not be mad man. It is their right to engrave the logo of their company. These will serve as their signatures. Or in any other terms, it is their copyright.