Smith & Wesson M&P Standard 9mm

The M&P (Military and Police) is a short recoil operated, new polymer- framed, locked breach semi-automatic handgun first introduced to the marketplace in the summer of 2005 by Smith & Wesson of the United States of American who manufactured and designed the pistol.
Date of Design (year): 
2005
Length (mm): 
190
Weight Empty (kg): 
21.7
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The M&P (Military and Police) is a short recoil operated, new polymer- framed, locked breach semi-automatic handgun first introduced to the marketplace in the summer of 2005 by Smith & Wesson of the United States of American who manufactured and designed the pistol.

The pistol uses a Browning-type locking system. The intention of S&W was to target law enforcement and military personnel, and the weapon is also available for the lucrative civilian market.

Numerous quality safety features are fully featured on the M&P. A sear deactivation lever essentially requires the shooter to physically check the chamber while disassembling the weapon, and specifically does not require the shooter to manually pull the trigger during disassembly. Also fully utilized on the M&P is a very effective passive trigger safety, this prevents the weapon from firing unless the trigger is fully pulled, even if and when the weapon is dropped. An optional internal magazine and / or lock disconnect are also available on the weapon.

During the design of this firearm, S&W significantly focused on the ergonomics of the weapon and therefore as a result, S&W created three interchangeable palmswell grips that are including in small, medium and large. Additionally, the firearm features a reversible magazine release and an ambidextrous slide stop.

An equipped and fully integrated rail is located underneath the slide ont he front of the frame of the weapon for attaching lasers, flashlights and other accessories.

The M&P comes readily available in 9x19, .357 SIG, and .40 S&W calibers in either a compact or full size version (full with a 4.25 inch barrel and compact with a 3.5 inch barrel). In 2007, a full size .45 ACP version of the M&P was introduced equipped with a 4.5 inch barrel. Laslty, there are 10-round magazine versions of the weapon available for each pistol for specific use in the California market, and an additional option is Tritium sights which are available for all pistol options.

Smith & Wesson M&P Standard 9mm Variants (8)

Smith & Wesson M&P .40Smith & Wesson M&P Standard .40 S&W

The M&P (Military and Police) Standard .40 S&W is a variant of the M&P Standard 9mm. See http://www.gunslot.com/guns/smith-wesson-m-p-standard-9mm for full details on the firearm.

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Compact 9mmSmith & Wesson M&P Compact 9mm

The M&P (Military and Police) Compact 9mm is a variant of the M&P Standard 9mm. See http://www.gunslot.com/guns/smith-wesson-m-p-standard-9mm for full details on the firearm.

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Smith & Wesson M&P Compact .40 S&WSmith & Wesson M&P Compact .40 S&W

The M&P (Military and Police) Compact .40 S&W is a variant of the M&P Standard 9mm. See http://www.gunslot.com/guns/smith-wesson-m-p-standard-9mm for full details on the firearm.

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5 years 33 weeks ago, 11:36 PM

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M&P 9

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5 years 33 weeks ago, 11:39 PM

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mcliberty wrote:
GOOD FIREARM RELIABLE EASY TO SHOOT ACCURATE

KEEP SHOOTING, UNTIL, THEY STOP MOVING!

4 years 37 weeks ago, 10:56 AM

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how do you sell on this site. im new and cant figure it out

5 years 12 weeks ago, 2:46 PM

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is it better , than the original walther ..?? probably not...

5 years 12 weeks ago, 2:47 PM

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is it better , than the original walther ..?? probably not...

5 years 6 weeks ago, 6:59 AM

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S & W 40 Compact

This is a much more accurate semi-auto than any other compact I have ever shot, 40 out of 50 rounds in a 8" circle at 12 yards, Walther had some insight on the first S & W model 99 (ingraved on the side), this also has been one of my most accurate handguns. Neither like the steel cased ammo, however, they both out perform and balance better than the Glock & Springfield. Rating from 1 to 10 is a 10 every time. I shoot at least 500 rounds through each a month.

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4 years 39 weeks ago, 1:03 AM

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Is this a good defense gun for a female?

4 years 39 weeks ago, 1:30 AM

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They're certainly good guns for anyone. You'll have to go to a range that rents handguns and try one for yourself to see if it fits your hand, and if you're comfortable with it, Caliber will depend on how well you can handle recoil. Generally speaking, practically anyone can handle 9 mm. .40 S&W will have more recoil, thus will be somewhat harder to handle the recoil. I would advise against .357 Sig, purely because the ammo is much harder to find.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
4 years 39 weeks ago, 1:33 AM

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I should also have said welcome to the site. I certainly enjoy it, and hope that you will also.

If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man. (Mark Twain).
4 years 39 weeks ago, 7:54 AM

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edy, yes it is

While there are physical differences between maels and females in terms of wrist size and forearm strength, technique can overcome this and as long as you are willing to practice, you can learn to control even the heaviest recoil. It also depends on what you mean by "defense". Do you intend to carry it on you, or use it at home, strictly in the car, where? If you plan to carry it, how big are you? I don't think this would be a suitable gun for a 5'2", 105 pound girl to carry.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
3 years 34 weeks ago, 12:53 PM

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Smith & Wesson M&P Standard 9mm Info

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Pistols
Manufacturer:
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Action:
Striker fired
Caliber:
9 x 19 mm Luger

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