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 M9 Commercial 9mm 15Rds

    Make: Beretta Model: M9 Commercial 9mm 15Rds Caliber: 9mm

    From the jungle heat of Panama to the sandstorms of Iraq, the men and women of the U. S. Armed Forces have counted on the Beretta M9 pistol for over two decades of distinguished s...(more)

  • Sig Sauer 1911 Stainless Rail

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

    The Sig Sauer 1911 Stainless Rail is a full sized handgun designed for self-defense along with conceal and carry purposes. It has some modern features added onto it including a be...(more)

  • Beretta A400 Xplor Unico

    Make: Beretta Model: A400 Xplor Unico Caliber: 12 gauge

    A400 Xplor is the result of the hard work of designers passionate about hunting, always in search of the optimal balance between innovation and tradition. But that’s not all: wit...(more)

  • Sig Sauer 1911 Compact RCS Nitron

    Make: Sig Sauer Model: 1911 Compact RCS Nitron Caliber: 45 acp

    The Sig Sauer 1911 Compact Revolution Compact Sig-Anti-Snag (RCS) Nitron is a medium frame, semi-automatic handgun designed for conceal and carry purposes. The frame, slide, and ...(more)

  • Smith and Wesson SW1911 TFP

    Make: Smith & Wesson Model: SW1911 TFP Caliber: .45 ACP

    Smith & Wesson is an old company that makes high quality top end handguns for people who know what they want. The Smith & Wesson SW1911 TFP aint no kiddy gun thats for sure. This ...(more)

Liked this? Try these too..

Revisions

Random Guns Gallery

Smith And Wesson Model 627 V-CompUberti 1849 Pocket RevolverRuger Mini-14 RanchSig Sauer P239 TacticalBeretta AL391 Urika 2 APRemington 7600Smith And Wesson Model 642LSColt Defender O7000DRemington 870 TAC Desert Recon