Since I started carrying a handgun on a regular basis, I’ve tried dozens of different carry guns of all types; full size semi-autos, compacts, revolvers big and small, tiny pocket rocket .380s, and vintage Cold War-Era military surplus pistols. And that’s not even counting the guns I’ve carried as part of research for reviews — just my personal carry options. I tend to have a hard time making a major decision unless I know what all my options are. So in the case of carry pistols, I tried as many as I could before really committing.
A few months back, I did a list of my top seven .45 ACPs on the market, and unfortunately, that list did not include the iconic M&P.
I then started thinking about all of the praise that the M&P 9mm received for being an excellent home defense handgun and for being an excellent gun for women, and that got me wondering.
Did I overlook one of S&W’s most popular .45ACPs? Does the M&P shoot as good as it looks?
Smith & Wesson M&P is considered one of the main competitors for Glocks on the market of relatively cheap polymer frame pistols. Recently, I had a chance to lay my hands on an M&P 9mm and to compare it to its rival. Below is the detailed review.