Hello to all! I'm new to this forum and somewhat new to pistol shooting. I've shot and owned pistols for awhile but I'm seeking to shoot a lot more. I have a M&P .40 which I do like a lot, I have my local dealer now looking for a M&P 9mm performance center with the ported barrel. Now after reading some stuff on a few forums there's been a lot of bad reviews on the 9mm M&P. Does anybody know or have any experience with the performance center 9mm? Only reason I want the 9mm over another .40 is cost of ammo. My plan is to use the 9 as my main target gun.
I own four centerfire M&P's, two of which are the M&P 40 4.25" and the M&P 9 Pro Series 4.25". I shoot the M&P 9 Pro the most, having put over 5,000 rounds through it. A fine gun and worry free as long as you clean it on a reasonably regular basis (clean the magazine(s) you use, too, as when dirty, they can cause failures to feed).
I was at the range two days ago and the man in the lane next to me had an M&P Performance Center. He was shooting nice tight groups. When I asked him about the gun, he said that it took a little getting used to it but once he did, all was well with it.
Thanks, sounds good, hope I'm making a good decision, couldn't find much that I liked out there with so many options and price of the M&P PC. Now I just wait for the phone call saying they found one and its on its way!
I bought one about a month ago, PC with ported barrel and slide. Stock up on your cleaning supplies! The ported barrel makes a mess inside the slide and outside the barrel. It works fine and it shoots fine.
Years ago, there was a waiting period in the Northern Virginia area that ranged from three to five days. It was brought about by a murder/suicide that took place on Valentine's Day, 1964*. We no longer have this here. Waiting periods are a double edged sword. On the one hand, people are led to believe that if someone is made to "cool off" for a predefined period, any crime that they were considering will be washed clean. On the other, if you need a firearm quickly because you are in imminent danger, a waiting period can get you killed.
* I can offer details if anyone wishes to see them.
I've got three M&P's. FS, Compact and Shield. All 9mm. My full size is standard issue, not Performance Center, but I can tell you this. All three are like the Energizer Bunny, they run as long as I feed them. Couldn't ask for any more IMHO.
Good to hear. I have three S&W pistols. The SW40VE Sigma, which has ran like a champ for three years now. I have the M&P Shield 9mm, and the M&P Bodyguard .380 ACP. All of these guns are some of the best I have ever owned, and would not hesitate to buy any of the S&W pistols I could get my hands on. They make wonderful guns.
Sent my PC9MM to S&W 2 weeks ago, got her back yesterday with a new barrel. Kinda wish they just sent me a new barrel but that's fine, didn't cost me a dime to ship the whole thing. Now just to find some time to run her again!