Monday, February 25, 2013

S&W M&P Pro 9mm Review

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 capcity-Can be disassmebled without pulling the trigger (I know some folks like that)
-Reversable mag release for lefties out there
-3 interchangable backstraps
-Relatively lightweight at 24oz unloded
-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-existant 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:

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