Smith & Wesson M&P 40 Pro Series

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Smith & Wesson M&P 40 Pro Series

Postby Doctor Jenks » Sat 29 May 2010 8:01 pm

I finally broke down and bought a new gun. I spent a lot of time researching my next firearm, and I finally settled on the M&P 40 Pro Series. I bought it today from Cabelas as neither Doug's nor Get Some had the pro series. I can't wait to take it to the range and test it out.

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Re: Smith & Wesson M&P 40 Pro Series

Postby PorterN » Sat 29 May 2010 9:14 pm

SQUEEEEEEEET!!! :mrgreen: Congrats on the new addition!

How new is the Pro series? I admit, I've not shot a Smith and Wesson, and haven't been too interested or knowledgeable in their guns. What're the differences/ improvements in the Pro? How much do they run?
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Re: Smith & Wesson M&P 40 Pro Series

Postby FlyfishermanMike » Sat 29 May 2010 11:38 pm

I'm thinking a M&P 9mm will be my next gun. It's my brother-in-law's carry gun and he loves it. I've heard so many good reviews. Haven't heard of the pro series though. Nice choice for carry ammo. I have it in .45 and it rocks!
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Re: Smith & Wesson M&P 40 Pro Series

Postby Doctor Jenks » Sun 30 May 2010 10:20 am

PorterN wrote:SQUEEEEEEEET!!! :mrgreen: Congrats on the new addition!

How new is the Pro series? I admit, I've not shot a Smith and Wesson, and haven't been too interested or knowledgeable in their guns. What're the differences/ improvements in the Pro? How much do they run?


The Pro series was started earlier this year. It really has only two differences that I am aware of from the regular model. It has tritium sights - which I was unable to find on any regular models although they are supposedly optional- and it has a performance center sear. This gives it a 4 - 5.5 lb trigger pull vs the 6.5 lb trigger on the normal M&P. Mostly I chose the pro series because I wanted the tritium sights which I was unable to find on any but the pro series. You can also get the pro series with a 5 inch barrel. I have the standard 4.25 inch barrel.

I am considering spending another $30 to install a standard sear to give me a heavier trigger pull for carry. The performance center sear isn't as light as the apex sear (4 - 4.5 lb trigger) that a lot of people use, but I still wonder if it will be too light for carry. Right now I think would guess that it is close to 5 lbs; it doesn't feel too much heavier to me than my XD9 and so long as it doesn't get too much lighter with use I think it will be fine. Still, this isn't a topic I am very knowledgeable about. If anyone has ideas on what trigger pull is too light for carry I would appreciate your advice. :?: :|

I could only find the pro series (with tritium sights) at Cabelas. They sell the pro series for $669.99. Luckily they willingly matched the price of 619.99 from a store in Clinton UT. :shades:
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Re: Smith & Wesson M&P 40 Pro Series

Postby Shadehawk » Sun 30 May 2010 2:34 pm

/Drool I want one!
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Re: Smith & Wesson M&P 40 Pro Series

Postby FlyfishermanMike » Sun 30 May 2010 4:15 pm

Doctor Jenks wrote:I could only find the pro series (with tritium sights) at Cabelas. They sell the pro series for $669.99. Luckily they willingly matched the price of 619.99 from a store in Clinton UT. :shades:


I didn't know they did that. That's a hefty savings!
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Re: Smith & Wesson M&P 40 Pro Series

Postby faydee » Sun 20 Jun 2010 6:23 pm

Doctor Jenks wrote:I could only find the pro series (with tritium sights) at Cabelas. They sell the pro series for $669.99. Luckily they willingly matched the price of 619.99 from a store in Clinton UT. :shades:

what was the name of that store in clinton if you dont mind... i am getting a M&P in 357sig here within the next week and i want the lowest price possible... i wont go to clinton but i will to cabelas :thumbsup: thanks in advance!
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Re: Smith & Wesson M&P 40 Pro Series

Postby divegeek » Sun 20 Jun 2010 7:37 pm

Doctor Jenks wrote:If anyone has ideas on what trigger pull is too light for carry I would appreciate your advice.

Why is a light trigger pull bad for carry? If it were a hair trigger, and without any safety switch, or internal drop safety, then I'd be concerned. But I can't think there's any way a drop will manage to work a 4 lb. trigger.

This assumes that you'll be carrying it in a good holster that completely encases the trigger, of course, but that should be a given.
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