Well, I had to pay a $30 transfer fee, but the Smith and Wesson M&P .45was free. I won a gift certificate for it in a shooting match in August and it finally arrived at the dealer this week.
I haven’t had a chance to shoot it yet; but I do have a few initial impressions.
- The interchangeable backstraps are a great way to have a grip whose shape you can alter on a polymer framed gun. Walther uses a similar system.
- The trigger pull is surprisingly good.
- The fixed sights are very good.
This piece is clearly another attempt by Smith to compete directly with Glock. Pending tests for accuracy and reliability, I’d say this gun is better in many respects than the Glock. If they can compete price-wise, maybe we’ll start seeing more of these in police holsters.