5/5

Smith and Wesson M and P Compact 9mm

Posted by Jason Brumett     

  • Smith and Wesson M and P Compact 9mm Photo 1
  • Smith and Wesson M and P Compact 9mm Photo 2
  • Smith and Wesson M and P Compact 9mm Photo 3

No pistol is the ideal in a fight. If I know that a fight is coming, and it can’t be avoided, I want a rifle in my hands. In some situations, a shotgun would be better, but a compact rifle comes closest to serving in all situations. The handgun is a compromise when it comes to defense. Its user must balance such features as power, reliability, weight, and size, to select the best compromise to meet his particular needs. Some folks can hide a full-sized pistol with no problem, while others need a more compact package. Many years ago in Miami, I carried a Smith & Wesson Model 469 9mm pistol daily. It served me pretty well, but this new M&P Compact has the 469 beat by a long shot. It is smaller, lighter, and smoother than the old 469, and most importantly, more reliable also.

The M&P Compact is smaller than I ever expected it to be, but still holds thirteen rounds of 9mm ammo. The M&P Compact is heavier, but about the same size as my lightweight J-frame five shot S&W 342PD .38 Special, yet carries eight more cartridges. The gun comes supplied with two magazines, one with and one without a finger extension on the bottom. It also functions with the magazines from the full sized 9mm M&P pistols. The M&P magazines are made of steel, and drop freely from the pistol when released, whether full or empty. The Compact, like its big brother, has an ambidextrous slide release, and the magazine release is reversible, to accommodate both right and left-handed shooters equally. At the rear of the chamber atop the pistol is a chamber-loaded witness hole. The gun comes supplied with three grip backstraps of different sizes to fit most any hand very well.

Specifications [login to edit wiki]

Low Price : $460High Price : $719

User Contributed Gun Pictures

Be the first to add user contributed pictures.

Add Your Gun Picture

Similar Guns

  • Beretta A400 Xplor UNICO KO

    Make: Beretta Model: A400 Xplor UNICO KO Caliber: 12 gauge

    The Beretta A400 Xplor Unico Kick-Off 12 Gauge Shotgun w/28" Barrel is a semi-automatic featuring Beretta's Blink gas system, the hydraulic Kick-Off system reducing recoil, and a g...(more)

  • Beretta Uberti 2nd Model Dragoon

    Make: Beretta Model: Uberti 2nd Model Dragoon Caliber: .44

    The 2nd Model Dragoon differs from the 1st Model in that it has a combination of the squarebacked triggerguard and rectangular cylinder stop notches. It has a one piece grip with a...(more)

  • Sig Sauer P226 X Five Allround

    Make: Sig Sauer Model: P226 X Five Allround Caliber: 9mm

    The Sig Sauer P226 X-Five Allround is a large frame, semi-automatic handgun, designed for competition, recreational, and self-defense shooting purposes. The P226 models are test f...(more)

  • Smith and Wesson Governor w Laser Grips

    Make: Smith & Wesson Model: Governor Caliber: .410, .45 ACP, .45 Colt

    The Crimson Trace version of the Smith & Wesson Governor is a 6 round small revolver that fires .410 shells. It has a 2.75" barrel, and is 8.5" long in total. This gun also fires ....(more)

  • Sig Sauer 1911 Target Stainless

    Make: Sig Sauer Model: 1911 Target Stainless Caliber: 45 ACP

    The Sig Sauer 1911 Target is a large framed, semi-automatic handgun, designed for self-defense, along with conceal and carry purposes. It has some modern features added along side...(more)

Liked this? Try these too..

Revisions

Random Guns Gallery

Ruger M77 Hawkeye Left HandedSmith And Wesson Model 15Beretta Stampede Deluxe 5Sig Sauer SIG556 Classic SWATColt Delta Elite O2020Remington 770 Stainless CamoSig Sauer P226Beretta SV10 Prevail III SportingRemington Versa Max Synthetic