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Old 03-08-2010, 12:52 PM
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Default what the major diff between M&P 9 vs M&P 9 Pro series?

pro series seems to be longer..Is the pro series worth the other 100 bucks?
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The Pro is a 5" barrel, fiber optic front, extended black rear sight, and tuned trigger. I like the extra sight radius and it is strictly a range gun for me. If I planned on possibly carrying it I would stay with the standard M&P9.
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Just when I think I have their options figured out, they add something.
Here's a 4" M&P with night sights and a trigger job in the Pro series.
Product: Model M&P9 Pro Series - 4 1/4"

Maybe an M&P 9c Pro is in the works for a semi-custom carry gun?
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The Pro is a 5" barrel, fiber optic front, extended black rear sight, and tuned trigger. I like the extra sight radius and it is strictly a range gun for me. If I planned on possibly carrying it I would stay with the standard M&P9.
.....and you can't get the Pro in the Peoples Republic of Mass !!! :-(
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I have a M&P9 Pro Series 5".
I have a M&P40 Pro Series 4.25"
Yes they are worth the extra money.
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.....and you can't get the Pro in the Peoples Republic of Mass !!! :-(
That's between you and your elected officials.
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Aside from the longer barrel/slide and the fiber optic front sight, it is the trigger in the Pro that makes the $100 worth every dime.

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.....and you can't get the Pro in the Peoples Republic of Mass !!! :-(
How come? They don't come with 10 round mags?
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To add to the mix, the M&P9L is just a 5" version of the normal model, correct? So it would be similar to the Pro, but with standard sights and stock trigger?

I recently tried out the Storm Lake .40 to 9mm conversion barrel for my 40c, and fell in love. With full size grips and 3.5" barrel it was a dream. I decided I need a full size 9mm for fun at the range and possibly amateur competition. The 5" barrel is the natural choice, and if the Pro is worth it then it gets the nod.
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I purchased the M&P9Pro a bit over one year ago. At that time I beleved it was worth the extra money for the better trigger and sights. Since Apex Tactical has announced the availability of their new sear I would now opt for the M&P9L and then add the Apex sear and my choice of sights.
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I purchased the M&P9Pro a bit over one year ago. At that time I beleved it was worth the extra money for the better trigger and sights. Since Apex Tactical has announced the availability of their new sear I would now opt for the M&P9L and then add the Apex sear and my choice of sights.
Now there's an idea! I'm not crazy about F/O sights, and was considering adding the Apex parts to my purchase (if it wasn't the Pro). This way, you could have the improved trigger and keep the Novaks that I love, or trade up to night sights.
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I have had the fortune of being able to own a couple S&W M&P's over the past couple of years. My first was a S&W M&P Pro Series in 40 cal, the second was a S&W M&P V-Tac 40 cal. Both were decent guns. The Pro Series was better than the V-Tac in my opinion, smoother trigger and I loved the night sites. I am not a fan of fiber optic sights. Although the V-Tac has both, it takes getting used to. Your sight picture may be the same, but point of impact differs when utilizing one vs. the other.

I do like Smith & Wesson M&P pistols, for the money they are great guns, in my opinion much better than Glock and Springfield pistols when looking at polymer framed guns. I have never owned a Glock, shot a couple and just don't like them. I have owned a couple Springfield's, I sold every one except my XDS 45 which is an excellent shooting pistol for how small it is.

I sold all of my Smith & Wesson M&P's I have owned, and have to say I traded up and now run a couple of HK's. By far, much better shooting pistols than the Smith & Wesson M&P's. Tack driving machines. Yes, you pay more, but in the end, you have an extremely accurate gun that runs day in and day out and doesn't fail.

The only complaint by some are their triggers, but I don't mind them at all. I did change out my HK P30 40 trigger and put in an LEM kit, on my HK USP Compact 45 I have never done anything to the trigger. Works great.

This wasn't necessarily a post to hijack S&W enthusiasts, merely letting people know that if you have a couple hundred extra dollars, give an HK a run. You will fall in love

I fell in love so much that I am selling my Ed Brown Special Forces 1911 that I waited 7 months (6 or so years ago) to have them build as to my specifications. Yes, this is a true story. Selling the best 1911 money can buy (I know...Wilson/Nighthawk/Les Baer) because I truly love HK's that much.

Sorry S&W people, I am not trying to be a jerk. If you shoot an HK, you will see what I mean. Accurate beyond what I imagined in a polymer frame pistol.
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