With its reinforced polymer chassis, superior ergonomics, ambidextrous controls, and heightened safety features, the Smith and Wesson M&P 45 is becoming a real winner among shooters.
The M&P 45 was originally designed for the military and police, thus the M&P. The M&P 45 adds a removable back strap to provide shooters with greater deal of ergonomic customization and accuracy, and the option of a manual thumb safety in a striker fired pistol. The gun has a chamber that supports the 45 ACP cartridges with ten rounds and one in the chamber.
At 30 ounces and 5.5 inches in length, the compact gun makes an excellent concealed weapon with the right holster. Features include improved trigger action, on field interchangeable palm swells, stainless steel finishing and many more. Over the years, the company has upgraded the striker as some shooters have experienced breakage during dry firing.
Users have mentioned that they find it most comfortable to shoot with the slim fit back strap, and the fact that the gun comes with the take down tool, which is also used to keep the back strap in place. The gun presents no issues with rapid firing or action pistol, but technically speaking, if you are into proper trigger squeeze, then the 6 lb. squeeze will make precision shooting slightly laborious.
Many would say that the M&P line-up of pistols is a worthy successor of the Glock. It shoots well, is quite durable, and with the replaceable trigger and adjustable back straps, the gun is suitable to a wide variety of users.
The Smith and Wesson M&P 45 is no slouch to recoil, but even after extensive range time, the use does not affect many. The M&P has shown a great deal of accuracy, and one can further improve on it by adjusting the back strap and the trigger to better fit their hand.
The first thing that will impress many is that the M&P 45 is shipped with two different magazines; one for maximum concealment, and the second with an extender for the user with larger hands. Also, the ease with which you can change back straps and the trigger with a kit, gives the shooter a great deal of flexibility. The style is sleek and slim and the fish scale serrations help it stand out from the straight side serrations.
Overall, the Smith and Wesson M&P 45 is quote ergonomic with its ambidextrous focus, and the recoil is quite manageable for its size. The gun seems to have outperformed many others in the usage of steel cased ammos. From a maintenance point of view, the recoil spring requires changes depending on usage and also the striker.