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Old 05-16-2018, 03:23 PM
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I got the new 3.6 inch model and shot it today. I love it. The size and balance feels amazing. I also got a chance to try my new Apex Flatty in the M&P 2.0 compact. Hereís a side by side for comparison


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Old 05-16-2018, 03:40 PM
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Congratulations! I sure did want a 3.6" model, but everywhere I checked they didn't have them, and I decided to just go ahead and get the 4.0" Compact. I may yet get the 3.6" model someday, if they ever become available locally, but 0.4" isn't that big a difference to wait on. At least that's my excuse for buying one now!
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Old 05-16-2018, 03:57 PM
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Congratulations! I sure did want a 3.6" model, but everywhere I checked they didn't have them, and I decided to just go ahead and get the 4.0" Compact. I may yet get the 3.6" model someday, if they ever become available locally, but 0.4" isn't that big a difference to wait on. At least that's my excuse for buying one now!


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Old 05-17-2018, 02:04 PM
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I got the new 3.6 inch model and shot it today. I love it. The size and balance feels amazing. I also got a chance to try my new Apex Flatty in the M&P 2.0 compact. Hereís a side by side for comparison


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Here are some pics next to the Glock 19 and MP9c 1.0


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Old 05-19-2018, 05:47 PM
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I just purchased one today.Gallery of guns has them in stock.
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Old 05-19-2018, 06:07 PM
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Hi OP. Different triggers aside, any real/noticeable difference in shooting the 2 compacts? I would think less than half inch in length wouldn't affect it much at defense type distances but who knows. Thx!
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Old 05-19-2018, 07:03 PM
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I just purchased one today.Gallery of guns has them in stock.
Figures...now that I bought the 4". Oh well, a gun in hand is worth two on the internet...or so I'll tell myself.
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Old 05-19-2018, 11:20 PM
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Hi OP. Different triggers aside, any real/noticeable difference in shooting the 2 compacts? I would think less than half inch in length wouldn't affect it much at defense type distances but who knows. Thx!


Not really. They all feel the same for me shooting. The 3.6 does feel nice with the slightly shorter barrel, but Iím the type that gets something new and itís my favorite until the next something new comes along. It does conceal easier just a little.


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Old 05-19-2018, 11:21 PM
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Hi OP. Different triggers aside, any real/noticeable difference in shooting the 2 compacts? I would think less than half inch in length wouldn't affect it much at defense type distances but who knows. Thx!


Accuracy was better with the 4 inch one, but Iím pretty sure that was from the trigger mostly and some from the longer sight radius.


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Old 05-20-2018, 03:16 AM
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Does the Compact 3.6 slide fit on the 1.0 compact frame? Just curious.
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:24 AM
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I guess I just don't get it. Why would Smith go to the trouble of machining a shorter barrel and slide for .4” shorter length? If there’s truly no difference other than length, why go to the trouble, and what is the target market?
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:45 AM
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curious...
Is the grip length any different between the original compact and the 2.0 compact?
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Old 05-20-2018, 10:54 AM
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I guess I just don't get it. Why would Smith go to the trouble of machining a shorter barrel and slide for .4Ē shorter length? If thereís truly no difference other than length, why go to the trouble, and what is the target market?
A lot of people said they think itís for the appendix carry market, shorter slide, easier to carry in front.

While i think it serves that purpose, more likely I think itís a pre release of the short slide because we are going to be seeing a 2.0 sub compact coming along here shortly using the 3.6Ē barrel on a chopped down compact frame, prob 12+1 like the 1.0 9c.

Plus all these different variations allow S&W from a marketing standpoint to be able to literally offer something for everybody.
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Old 05-20-2018, 11:21 AM
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A lot of people said they think itís for the appendix carry market, shorter slide, easier to carry in front.

While i think it serves that purpose, more likely I think itís a pre release of the short slide because we are going to be seeing a 2.0 sub compact coming along here shortly using the 3.6Ē barrel on a chopped down compact frame, prob 12+1 like the 1.0 9c.

Plus all these different variations allow S&W from a marketing standpoint to be able to literally offer something for everybody.
Makes sense, thanks.
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Old 05-20-2018, 11:35 AM
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What's the mag capacity on the 3.6" barrel version ?

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What's the mag capacity on the 3.6" barrel version ?
It's the same as the 4" Compact. 15rds for 9mm and 13 in 40.

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I guess I just don't get it. Why would Smith go to the trouble of machining a shorter barrel and slide for .4Ē shorter length? If thereís truly no difference other than length, why go to the trouble, and what is the target market?
I think it's because they've decided to produce a 2.0 version of the short grip 9c/40c (12rd/10rd mag) anyway, so why not.
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Old 05-20-2018, 03:11 PM
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I guess I just don't get it. Why would Smith go to the trouble of machining a shorter barrel and slide for .4” shorter length? If there’s truly no difference other than length, why go to the trouble, and what is the target market?
S&W makes (or made) a number of variations of the 1.0 series...the one I most liked for home defense was the midsize in .45 ACP. It had a 4" barrel and a full size grip, holding 10 rounds. There is also a 14 round extended magazine for it. I hope they come out with a similar version in 2.0.

S&W does give you choices...sometimes too many, for my wallet!
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...Iím the type that gets something new and itís my favorite until the next something new comes along.
You and me both!

I tell my wife that at least I don't apply that to her! (We're going on 40 years now.) She used to think that was a compliment...now she just laughs.
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Old 05-20-2018, 09:24 PM
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You and me both!



I tell my wife that at least I don't apply that to her! (We're going on 40 years now.) She used to think that was a compliment...now she just laughs.


Haha, Iím going on 21 years married. Thatís awesome.


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Old 05-20-2018, 09:27 PM
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Does the Compact 3.6 slide fit on the 1.0 compact frame? Just curious.


I just sold my 1.0 compact yesterday and didnít check. Sorry.


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Old 05-20-2018, 09:28 PM
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Is the grip length any different between the original compact and the 2.0 compact?


Yes. 2.0 compact is Glock 19 size grip. 1.0 almost 26 size grip.


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I dont understand why the 3.6 . I have the 4 inch 9mm and its perfect for me. Im worried there going to stop making the 4 inch, so i just ordered one in 40. Perfect sized pistol and love it.
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