This is a review of the Smith & Wesson M&P9 by Nutnfancy. This is a really nice polymer framed semi-automatic 9mm pistol. This particular handgun is the Special Ops version and includes a threaded barrel most likely for the addition of a suppressor. He makes a good point about adding a suppressor to a tilting barrel design pistol in that the suppressor would need to be pretty light to ensure proper functioning of the guns mechanism. The M&P9 is a good sized gun, a little large and heavy for concealed carry but perfect for holstered carry. It comes with interchangeable backstraps to customize the grip size for the individual shooter and features a 17 round magazine. The M&P9 compares favorably to the Glock and the Sig Sauer. Find your own Smith & Wesson M&P9 here!
The Smith and Wesson M&P 9mm is an advanced polymer pistol design that competes well with proven reliable designs like Glock and Sig. Upsides include a very low bore axis, Novak low profile sights, impressive magazine capacity (17 rds in 9mm!), excellent durability, simple takedown, threaded barrel options (like this Spec-Ops model), reinforced polymer frame, outstanding ergos (with interchangeable backstraps), black Melonite-finished SS slide and a quality build throughout. Smith and Wesson flat out knows how to make guns and the MP9 is no exception. The M&P pistol is offered in a variety of frame sizes, slide lengths, finishes, and calibers. It has just a few downsides and they are minor: 3 ounces heavier than the Glock 17 standard (28.2 vs 25.2 oz) and no checkering on the front trigger guard. It still is amassing its own track record and time will be the best judge as whether the SW MP9 will rise to the level of durability that the Glock design has established but all indications are positive. You would be a wise to give serious consideration to the outstanding Smith and Wesson M&P 9mm (or other calibers) for your defensive needs.////////////////Nutnfancy Likeability Scale: 8 out of 10////////////Thanks to Impactguns.com for hosting this and many other TNP reviews!/////////////// If you own a gun of ANY kind and are not a member of the NRA you need to change your ways. Political battles rage that serve to disarm you, leaving you the potential victim of criminals who have NEVER obeyed gun laws. Join the NRA today and donate generously to the NRA/ILA. This is a patriotic, freedom organization that fights tirelessly to maintain our freedoms and it advocates no political party.
Comparison to Glock 17, my 9mm standard:
WEIGHT: Advantage G17 by 3 ounces
FIREPOWER: Advantage G17 by at least 2 rounds
DURABILITY: Advantage G17 durable for over 100,000 rounds but M&P could prove just as durable
ERGONOMICS: Advantage M&P (interchangeable backstraps, 1911 grip angle)
ACCESSORIES: Advantage G17 by large margin, many available
PRICE: Tie in most locales
TRACK RECORD: Advantage G17 so far, proven world wide for decades
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