God of no Chihuahua
Well, I bought a pistol the other day. I broke down and spent some money that I really need for about a zillion other things, but the way things are going in America these days, I figured I'd better get with the program and buy another gun before they burn up the Bill of Rights at the next Public Bookburning or something.
I bought a Smith & Wesson M&P 45. I haven't shot it yet because I do not live in the country at the moment, but I will be shooting it in a couple of weeks on my days off.
Here is an Internet photo of the gun.....
This is my first "plastic" pistol!! I had found a Para Ordnance SSP for sale at this gun store near me and I really had my tongue hanging out for it....but by the time I had myself talked into actually parting with the money; someone had scarfed it up. It was a used gun on consignment for $649 so I thought that was pretty good [ it looked virtually new ]--but I was trying to keep costs lower than that.....but, I had finally decided "what the hell--grab it!" but it had disappeared. It was very nice...I would have added an extended slide release....but it was wonderful.
Anyway----I had to start over and go shopping for alternatives. So I began to look at other guns. Glocks were everywhere, naturally, and I have always managed to shoot decently with the Glocks but they just don't turn me on. I am one of those dinosaurs that like walnut stocks on my rifles and pistols made out of STEEL.
But when I started handling this Smith at the counter I was really impressed with it. It was on consignment for $549 so I bought it. I like the feel of it better than the Glock. I have one of the Safety-less ones like the one in the above picture. The trigger is DAO ( which I really did not want ) but I can live with that....in that respect it is Glock-like. No safety, draw and squeeze....the triggers of these Smiths can be worked on if it is unsatisfactory.
If anyone has any info or comments about these M&Ps I would love to hear all of your comments. My only experience with 45s ( other than occasionally shooting someone's 45 Auto ) was with Colt Single Action Army 45s....which I don't have anymore.
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