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Old 09-14-2018, 06:11 PM
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I got an ad for a Plastic M&P 2.0 that (almost) meets my interest.
A 5" without manual safety or "tactile" loaded chamber indicator.
All it lacks is a fibre optic front sight and an action tune.

Problem is, it is still brown.
Maybe I can find a Pro.
But the brown gun is a lot cheaper.
Decisions, decisions.
I guess I could just shoot my present 4.25".
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Old 09-14-2018, 06:22 PM
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I guess I could just shoot my present 4.25".


That's what I'm doing


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Old 09-16-2018, 08:03 AM
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Old 09-16-2018, 08:09 AM
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You could RIT dye the frame.
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Old 09-16-2018, 08:45 AM
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I don’t find the FDE and bronze-colored plastic guns too off-putting. They’re never going to look like a real gun, so why not? Besides, I get tired of nothing but black, black, black. The only ones I object to are those with an FDE frame and a black slide. If it’s going to be FDE, make the whole gun FDE!

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Old 09-16-2018, 08:49 AM
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I see no problem as long as it matches your shoes.
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Old 09-16-2018, 09:24 AM
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I bought a brown M&P 45 a few years back when they were hard to find and I didn’t know if I could get another one. Shoots just fine, and I don’t notice the color any more.
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The only thing more ugly than a two tone FDE pistol, is a two tone FDE AR15!

Personally I don’t see myself EVER buying an FDE firearm. But others like them and even prefer them. And that is exactly why they make both. Choices!
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Has a black 5" version even been mentioned by S&W?
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Old 09-16-2018, 11:08 AM
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I wanted a 5" FDE until I thought about trying to keep it clean. The black residue on the gun would drive me crazy if I couldn't get it all off. Still, if the price was low enough I would be very tempted to pick one up.
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Old 09-16-2018, 11:14 AM
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Not suitable for a gun. If you use this, your gun will look like you used spray paint.......get it?
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Only you can tell if that color will bother you.

If I saw a gun I wanted, the color wouldn't stop me from buying it.
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Personally, I like the FDE color in M&P pistols but if you don't, you don't.
So you could just order a 5" Performance Center slide assembly that's set up with FO sights and CORE optics mounts.
They run about $375 and require no FFL. That should leave you some $ left over for trigger work, an optic, extra mags etc.


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And here I am waiting/wishing for S&W to release a FDE 2.0 Compact.
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I see no problem as long as it matches your shoes.
Well, I have to have a matching purse as well.
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