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I am about to purchase my first "real" handgun and I have decided on the M&P 9mm. I know I want to pick up more magazines as well but from what I have heard they are hard to find. For this reason I would like to purchase the range and carry kit because it comes with 3 magazines and some nice accessories for not much more than standard gun price. I called a few shops and they don't get many of these kits in. I don't want to wait forever to get this gun if I special order it. Those who have purchased the kit is it worth it and how long did it take to come in.
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Default M&P 9mm range and carry kit

Do you have a link to one of those kits?

I just ordered a 9c yesterday and might be interested in the same thing.

Seems like the 9mm ammo is just as hard to find as the mags. I went to 5 gun stores (Sacramento) before I could find some...American Eagle.
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i bought 9mm range kit 6 mounths ago .very well worth price and a good firearm .worth the price for extras.had in stock
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The range kits are nice but very hard to find. I am not sure S&W is even producing them anymore. I tried to find one when I bought my 40fs.
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Here is a link to the kits.
Product: Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm Carry and Range Kit
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Old 03-03-2013, 08:53 AM
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Worth it for the Uplula and extra mag alone. I haven't used the holsters since my CCW quals, but it is nice to know I have them. They are too clunky for any daily sort of use. Oh, and it has earplugs too, and you can never have too many of those.
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I purchased the Dark Earth 9mm kit from cabela's and am 100% happy with it. It took less than 2 weeks to get it in my hands, just under a year ago.
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i bought mine last November and he had plenty coming in. I paid $569 and it has been well worth it.

Three mags, holster, speed loader, and 3 back pads which is nice when my wife wants to shoot my gun (switch to small pad). Last time I checked with my gun shop he wasn't getting any more in. Wonder why?
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I purchased mine in December for $509+tax off the shelf.

The speed loader alone made it worth it.

I noticed Friday they had one in the display case again. $499+tax.
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Shop in Louisville usually has 2 in the case. They are nice but big for CCW. imo
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M&P 9mm range kit was my first handgun purchase I like really like it but it now costing me money once shooting it for awhile I had to get the 9c and then the 40 range kit and now on waiting list for a shield. Can't go wrong with M&P products.
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I was lucky when I decided to go and look for my 40 range and carry kit I found it at the second store I stopped at. For me the three magazines is enough until the panic settles a bit. The mag loader is nice but I found after you use each mag few times they get easier to load, but it sure does save your fingers. The holster is decent but I prefer leather. If the wait isn't too horrible I would wait it out. I got mine late last December.

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M&P 9mm range kit was my first handgun purchase I like really like it but it now costing me money once shooting it for awhile I had to get the 9c and then the 40 range kit and now on waiting list for a shield. Can't go wrong with M&P products.
Isn't that the truth.
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I am about to purchase my first "real" handgun and I have decided on the M&P 9mm. I know I want to pick up more magazines as well but from what I have heard they are hard to find. For this reason I would like to purchase the range and carry kit because it comes with 3 magazines and some nice accessories for not much more than standard gun price. I called a few shops and they don't get many of these kits in. I don't want to wait forever to get this gun if I special order it. Those who have purchased the kit is it worth it and how long did it take to come in.
The difference in price is more than just buying a third magazine. Yes, I know you get the holster, magazine pouch and loader, but the holster and mag pouch are low grade Blade Tech stuff (yes, I know about them, but their low grade stuff is not the same as their higher grade products). The loader is, or at least was, the excellent UPLULA, but you can also buy those separately. So, I would say you should just buy whatever you can find first, the range kit or the pistol and an extra magazine. While waiting to find the pistol and extra magazine, you can go ahead and order a good holster and mag pouch from Paul Giannaula at PJ Holster. The UPLULA loader can be found anywhere - no panic buying on those! Just my thoughts.
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I bought my range kit because I had two choices. That or a threaded barrel m&p9 with two magazines. They were both around the same price. The holster was useless to me since I'm a lefty but the third magazine was more useful than a threaded barrel ill never use

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Always get the Range kits right now. The extra mag alone is worth it even if you don't use any of the other accessories.
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I wish S&W would sell the range kit separately without the gun.
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I'd get what ever you could get your hands on first. The kits are getting harder to find and you do want a FS-9. Things aren't going to be that easy to be picky about for awhile yet. First come first grab if you want one.
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Always get the Range kits right now. The extra mag alone is worth it even if you don't use any of the other accessories.
Agreed, if you can find it get the range kit. Someone would be willing to pay $40 for that magazine right now.

I bought my first handgun in November, the M&P .40 in the Range & Carry Kit. I haven't really used the holster but the third magazine and speed reloader alone are worth it.
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Concur with the previous comments. Got mine for $530 out the door last week. The extras in the kit make it worth it. I'm seeing them go for closer to $700 on gunbroker right now...they're hot so grab one if you can.
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The difference in price is more than just buying a third magazine. Yes, I know you get the holster, magazine pouch and loader, but the holster and mag pouch are low grade Blade Tech stuff (yes, I know about them, but their low grade stuff is not the same as their higher grade products). The loader is, or at least was, the excellent UPLULA, but you can also buy those separately. So, I would say you should just buy whatever you can find first, the range kit or the pistol and an extra magazine. While waiting to find the pistol and extra magazine, you can go ahead and order a good holster and mag pouch from Paul Giannaula at PJ Holster. The UPLULA loader can be found anywhere - no panic buying on those! Just my thoughts.
Thanks for the info. Another reason I wanted to the range kit is that I was taking two handgun courses by a NRA instructor soon after the gun purchase. For handgun II they require three magazines, holster, and mag pouch. I doubt I would use them again but it would save me from making an additional purchase just to take the classes.
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I purchased mine in December for $509+tax off the shelf.

The speed loader alone made it worth it.

I noticed Friday they had one in the display case again. $499+tax.
Where is this? Do they ship to another FFL dealer? That is a great price.
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Hi all, this is my first post. I have been shooting guns my whole life (mostly hunting) and am going to buy the M&P 9mm FS. My question is: Should i get the regular gun ($429) or the carry and range kit ($499)? I am not too familiar with cost/availability of magazines or necessity of a 3rd mag as well as the importance of a holster and Uplula. I could care less about the ear plugs, have plenty.

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I was able to buy the range kit this past November. They are hard to come by and I got mine by being at the right place at the right time. Someone who had put it on layaway had stop making payments and so the shop owner sold it to me for the difference owed ($400.)

I feel like you really get your money's worth. As mentioned, 3 mags, an Uplula speed loader, a holster, a dual mag carry pouch, and it all comes in a really classy charcoal/black case (not the typical blue case most M&P's come in.) If you can find one, go for it.
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I was going to order this kit so i went to my local gun shop here in gainesville, and asked to get the FFL info and info about getting the gun shipped there, however they had just gotten one in stock last week, the manufacture date on it was 3 months ago...anyway here

Smith and Wesson M&P 4.25 inch 9mm 17RD Black CARY Kit Online Gun Store

That is where I was going to order mine from, if that one sells another will most likely be posted in under 48 hrs, Ive seen 5-6 posted in the past 3 weeks...I pick up my gun friday! Stupid 3 day " Cool Off " period


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$500 Shipped
SMITH AND WESSON MP9 9MM FULL SIZE CARRY AND RANGE KIT @ Sportsmans Outdoor Superstore:
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Went with the $500 at Sportsmans Outdoor Superstore.

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Went with the $500 at Sportsmans Outdoor Superstore.

Thanks!
I think you made a good choice. I didn't get one (none available at the time I bought any of my M&P's) I've ended up using a Blade Tech holster and mag carrier for both competition and EDC because I liked them the best. Already had an Uplula (got spoiled with the .223 version so buying the pistol one was a no brainer) so I think S&W did their homework on this one. Having the black box might be neat but all my boxes live in a closet with the original papers and unused accessories in them, I don't use them to transport or store pistols (take up too much room in the range bag)
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