Smith & Wesson M&P 40C Compact

Smith & Wesson M&P 40C Compact

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Positive: 46
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Negative: 2
Retail Price: $405.00
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Smith & Wesson M&P 40C Compact Info

Meet the M&P Compact Pistol from Smith & Wesson.

Reinforced polymer chassis, superior ergonomics, ambidextrous controls, proven safety features. The new standard in reliability when your job is to serve and protect and your life is on the line.

Available in 40S&W, 9mm and 357Sig.

In the design of the M&P, we considered the needs of military and law enforcement from every conceivable angle. No other polymer pistol offers this combination of versatility, durability and safety.

Smith & Wesson M&P 40C Compact Specifications

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  • Legend Ammo .40sw 155gr Solid Hollow Point 20 Rounds BGS: 21357
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  • Armscor 40s&w 180gr Jhp 20/500 BGS: 35287
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  • Colt Ammo .40sw 155gr. Solid Copper Hollow Point 20 BGS: 719006322
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  • Cci Blazer 40 S&w 165 Grain Fmj BGS: 58002
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  • Cci Blazer 40 S&w 180gr Fmj 50-rd BGS: 63222
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  • Glaser Silver 40sw 115gr 6/pk BGS: 714002508
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  • Drt Terminalshock Ammo 40s&w 105 Gr Jhp 20/bx (20 Rounds Per Box) BGS: 718000694
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  • Legend Ammo .40sw 180gr Fmj 50 Rounds BGS: 719015046
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  • Winchester Ammo He40jhp Kinetic High Energy 40 Smith & Wesson 155 Gr Jacketed H BGS: 3231
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  • Jamison 40sw180grd Guardian Grade 40 Smith & Wesson 180 Gr Jacketed Hollow Poin BGS: 99419
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  • Legend Pro Trainer 40sw 115gr Pro Trainer Lead Free Primer BGS: 411558465
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  • Tulammo Tulammo 40 Smith & Wesson Full Metal Jacket 180 Gr BGS: 64054
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  • Pmc 40 Smith & Wesson 180 Grain Full Metal Jacket Flat Point BGS: 74198
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  • Nosler 51283 Match Grade 40 S&w 150 Gr Jhp 20 Bx/ 20 Cs BGS: 98606
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  • Jamison 40sw165grd Guardian Grade 40 Smith & Wesson 165 Gr Jacketed Hollow Poin BGS: 99418
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Smith & Wesson M&P 40C Compact Reviews

Positive: 61 Mixed: 0 Negative: 1
  • Gun Review: Smith & Wesson M&P Compact Concealed Carry Handgun | CCW Guardian
    this weapon is 6.7 Inches long it is 4.3 Inches high and as you flip around here you can see the external extractor right there which is kind of a Smith & Wesson staple. Both on their 1911 and on their M&P series weapons.... The weapon has a 3.5 Inch barrel length. It also weighs about 21.9 Ounces, so it’s pretty light the hand. It has a picatinny rail up front unlike the shield, so you can mount flashlights, lasers, things of that nature right there on the front. It has a very ample trigger guard. Just enough take-up on the trigger so that if you have a gloved hand in the wintertime and you shove it in there, you’re not going to have an accidental discharge. The weapon has a 10+ one capacity, more about that later, and it also has a interchangeable backstrap system. It comes with small, medium, and large backstraps right in the box and I’ll talk about that in just a second. The Smith & Wesson M&P did its job, it actually feels a little better in my hand than a shield. I like the M&P shield because it’s very thin and very concealable. This gun’s just different. The backstrap’s wider. This is more like a Glock 27 size weapon, although it has a little bit longer barrel as you’ll recall. The gun dispersed the recoil very good in my hand. more

    January 3, 2019 | Full review…
    Reed & Ward
  • Smith & Wesson m&p 40c compact unboxing, overview, close look and breakdown
    This gun is a striker fired gun, it has a 3 dot sights, no hammer at the back, no external safety the safety is on the trigger, it has a chamber indicator. It's fits much better, it feels good.

    January 3, 2019 | Full review…
    TheFido03
  • M&P 40C Compact Pistol Review and Test Fire - US Triple Tap
    It comes with different sized back straps which you just easily go in to fit it to different size hands. Very nice gun, the gunshot is pretty good group it feels preety good in the hand. The issue that I have with the gu...n is the trigger it's a little mushy, it doesn't have a clean reset on it. It is a accurate gun. more

    January 3, 2019 | Full review…
    USTripleTap
  • Smith & Wesson M&P40c
    It's a semi-auto real firearm. It comes with a 10 round mag, the extended version for the hand grip it also comes with a flush mount makes it very concealable, very easy to carry. It's a solid shooting gun, the sliding a...nd the action on it seems a lot tighter, a lot smoother, lot less recoil. Beautiful little handgun. more

    January 3, 2019 | Full review…
    Evan Pantazi
  • Smith & Wesson m&p 40c compact unboxing, overview, close look and breakdown.
    This gun is a striker fired gun, it has a 3 dot sights, no hammer at the back, no external safety the safety is on the trigger, it has a chamber indicator. It's fits much better, it feels good.

    January 3, 2019 | Full review…
    TheFido03
  • Smith & Wesson M&P .40C
    It comes with steel sights, the front is steel dovetail style sights while the rear is steel dovetail low mount. The overall width is 1.2 inches slightly lighter than 1911. This gun came with no external safety, it came ...with 3 different backstrap the small, medium, and large. The overall weight unloaded with one magazine is 24 ounces which is very light. more

    January 3, 2019 | Full review…
    chanderson1
  • 100

    Comfortable in the hand.
    I have held several types and brands of gun. I did research before shopping and held every gun that was close to what I wanted. Unlike all the others I put in my hand, i took hold of the M&P 2.0 40cal 4.5 inch barrel.... It was so comfortable and fit perfectly in my hand. And the grip texture really enhances the secure feeling in the hand. I knew as soon as I held it their was no other gun for me. I'm not exaggerating. Then I tried the interchangable grips and found it even more perfect fit. It fires so smooth. Recoil is minimal. Easy to put a small grouping on target at a fast pace. For me.... Best pistol ever made! more

    August 30, 2018
    Robert1977
  • 80

    Simple, Powerful and easy to use.
    4 star rating because it doesn't come with a case and the field strip can be difficult due to the way the slide catch is designed.

    August 12, 2018
    Bigboss
  • 100

    Great Gun
    I bought this gun about a month ago and I love it! Used it to qualify for my CHL and it was right on target every shot. Well worth the money.

    August 5, 2018
    Tom62
  • 100

    Great pistol for the money.
    Happen to see this pistol on sale 1 day. The salesman handed it to me and I was very surprised by just how well it fit in my hand. I was amazed. So amazed that I bought all 3 Shields. 1 in 9mm, 1 in 40 S&W and 1 in 4...5 ACP. They all shoot great with different brands of ammo. No malfunctions of any kind. My wife took possession of the Shield in 9mm. more

    July 28, 2018
    SKI2
  • 100

    Great value on duty-size .40 cal
    I got mine 2 yrs ago. Very accurate. Had an issue w it going into lock-back during firing. Sent to S&W, no cost (always great svc), & no issues after quick return. Very reliable w all ammo. Some do not like the l...ong trigger pull on this model. I've shot countless DA revolvers - so no problem for me. I consider it a plus for safety. It does not affect my accuracy & I can fire well, rapidly. more

    June 15, 2018
    JoeInMS
  • 100

    S&W MP40
    The Smith & Wesson MP 40 is the pwrfect gun for my needs. It has the contoured feel with the punch I was looking for. Money well spent.

    May 12, 2018
    James
  • 100

    Fantastic gun!
    Bought this about a month ago. Over 500 rounds through it, and not a single malfunction. The grip is amazing as well. Got my LTC with this handgun as well!

    April 24, 2018
    Jonathan
  • 100

    Great Gun
    I bought this for my wife 4 years ago. It has been a very reliable gun for her to target practice with and home defense. She likes with the size and the interchangeable grips.

    February 28, 2018
    lshelby
  • 80

    All I wanted
    I got this no 40 I took right to the range put 250 rounds down range no Miss fire or issues only problem I feel is the spring in the clip can be troublesome with out a speed loader

    February 13, 2018
    Tober
  • 100

    Very sleek, reliable, durable and smooth
    I used to own a this gun and shot it many times it never jammed on me once it has a very smooth draw and shooting it is very very satisfying. It is very easy to maintain as long as you know basic gun cleaning. the s&...wm&p is also quite durable. Great job s&w more

    January 9, 2018
    Tacomamade
  • 100

    Born in Texas
    Smooth shooting gun! No "stove-pipping" or "hang-ups". Easy dis-assemble, clean and re-assemble! More importantly, it easy to conceal when in public. Over-all: small, compact and accurate when target ...shooting out to about 20-25 yds. I also like the safty latch that came with mine! Am seriously considering the SMITH&WESSON M&P SHIELD .45 due to the fact that the recoil on the .40 is much less than I thought it would be. more

    October 3, 2017
    texas
  • 100

    S&W Satisfied
    I am very satisfied with my S&W M&P Compact purchsae. I liked the fact that I could change the back strap because I have a smaller hand but felt the little bit bigger frame of the Compact would help me control th...e handgun better in 45 auto. I went to the range and shot about 200 rounds total of JHP and FMJ ammo of various manufacturers. No hang ups what so ever. The Compact performed flawlessly . Very accurate at 21 and 30 feet so I am pleased. The only little issue I found was removing the tool to change the back strap. Took some work to remove it. I still rated it 5 stars dispite the tool issue . I would defiantly recommend the M&P Compact in 45 auto. more

    September 24, 2017
    Pa64
  • 100

    This gun is fantastic
    Just Bought this gun. Fantastic. Grip, sights and trigger are awesome.

    July 10, 2017
    Icedoc
  • 100

    Nice pocket gun, easy to conceal.
    Bought this gun at academy sports, I liked the fact that it came with a $75 dollar rebate. Its a small gun with a big cal. Grip handle fits nice considering I have big hands. Much better with extended mag. Shoots very sm...ooth and straight for a 3 in. barrel. I only had one problem with this gun, kind of hard to load ammo in mag. spring very strong because its new, it will get better the more you load it. overall nice gun, but be extra careful no safety latch, if you chamber a bullet be ready to shoot. Be Safe. more

    April 23, 2017
    Dead Eye 62
  • 100

    Great Value CCW option
    The M&P compact does everything good. Very easy to conceal and carry, nice shooter, holds +2 rounds over it's Glock counterpart in 9mm, and is very reliable. Cabelas made buying a firearm easy. I'll be picking up ano...ther one soon! more

    March 17, 2017
    micro9
  • 100

    M&P Compact 9mm
    I've owned this firearm for over a year now and have logged over 2600 rounds through it. 115 grain Federal & WWB.I don't recall a failure to function at all .It is obviously made for a rigorous application . My only ...complaint in the beginning was the trigger . I did have an Apex trigger set installed(4lbs) , and that solved the Pistol's weakness IMO. Excellent groupings .The sights are clear and bold. I can acquire my target with more ease every time I pick up the Smith.Worth every penny ! more

    March 13, 2017
    Stevenseven
  • 100

    Awesome duty firearm!
    We were issued the M&P .40 for duty use in February. In two days we put 1500 rounds (in the rain) through the weapon we were each issued. No FTE or FTF. DiD have one double feed when performing a magazine reload. The... slide locked back after the last round fired (as it should), then slid forward when I slamed in the mag causing a double feed. This only happened once in 1500 rounds. Over all very happy with this weapon. more

    February 14, 2017
    Officer
  • 100

    Great gun
    I couldn't be more happy with this gun. The grip is amazing and it shoots great. Would buy another.

    January 22, 2017
    Gunguy11
  • 100

    Full stainless slide and barrel and a polymer lowr
    I bought a full size 40 and then a shield in same caliber. Great gun to shoot. The shield barks great and only found it loves the 175-180 grn bullets and the shield being brand new it ftd if not using 175 grain. Other th...an that I conceal carry both guns and use critical defense ammo. No problems at all more

    October 14, 2016
    Lanesplitter
  • 100

    Best 40 for the money!
    Smith and Wesson has hit a homerun with the M&P line, exceptional firearm. Interchangeable backstraps, grip angle, magazine release and trigger have this pistol on top of all others. Sig, Springfield and even Glock c...an't come close to this line of pistol for the cost. more

    October 11, 2016
    Boogy89
  • 80

    Love it!
    Out of thousands of guns I researched BIG BERTHA as I call her just fit my hands and needs! has NEVER JAMMED and is easy to reload! It packs a wicked KICK but you het used to it!

    September 18, 2016
    divagirl64
  • 100

    Great Pistol
    Great gun!!

    September 12, 2016
    monstermike
  • 100

    Great gun
    I've had no issues with this gun. It's easy to take apart, clean and reassemble.

    July 22, 2016
    Islagera
  • 100

    Nice Weapon!!!!
    I was looking for either a 9mm or a .45 to use a my EDC. After looking at many different makes and models, I narrowed it down to the Springfield Ar. XD-S .45 and the S&W MP9c. I decided on on the MP9c 3.3" for t...wo reasons. 1) Being round capacity (.45 has 7, 9mm has 12) 2) Seeing it was my first handgun, a 9mm would be easier to handle than a .45 in a compact handgun, although I am not ruling out the XD-S as it will most likely be competing with the G30S for my .45 CC slot. I have put 200 rounds through it and it took it right in stride without a hiccup. Easy to disassemble and clean, it's a great handgun to have in your belt!! Also, with no ambidextrous external safety, it's ready to use on drawing, which is a great plus in my eyes. more

    July 11, 2016
    DixieCowboy
  • 100

    awesome!!!
    easy to handle. and conceal. good for home protection and concealed handgun carry

    June 7, 2016
    eddiecarlos
  • 100

    Sweet gun
    I got my gun last week I've put250 rounds down rainy today I'm loving it!!! Feels solid in the hand verry accurate and easy to manipulate mag release and slide stop.triger is 4pounds verry crisp great gun!

    February 2, 2016
    Nomadiraq
  • 20

    Don't buy
    MP 40 S&W has bad triggers. You will have to work or send them in to get them to fire right. I'm out a lot of money. This gun shoots all over the place because of the defective triggers. Don't be me and buy this gun ...because you own a S&W revolver, they work fine. I wish I would have read this review before I bought mine. I am mad at S&W for selling this defective gun. more

    January 30, 2016
    CRA034
  • 100

    Chrstmas Present
    My wife got me this for Christmas, at first i was unsure. But after a visit to the gun range couple of times, I fell in love with this gun.

    January 15, 2016
    Mike Johns
  • 100

    Quality Smith & Wesson M&P 9c
    The 9c is very solid and definitely has the Smith & Wesson quality. I really like the carrying case for the range which also included two premium M&P holsters. One for the pistol and one that holds two additional... magazines. It's size makes it perfect for CCW too. The pistol also comes with three magazines and one is a 17 round with a very nice Xgrip to give the pistol a better grip with the pinky, along the extra rounds are very nice. The pistol has performed flawlessly and is one of the more accurate in my hands. I have had zero issues. I chose the flat dark earth (FDE) version. more

    January 8, 2016
    Patriot76
  • 100

    Great pistol
    At first sight I loved this pistol, at first I was thinking about the 9 millimeter version, but I just went with the compact 45, oh my god my first time shooting a 45 and I did fairly decent, the power of this pistol is ...amazingly, it cost me about 653.00 with taxes and all, but I have no regrets, this gun makes an average shooter look great and a novice shooter look like they have been training, it's a two for one deal I got it for home protection and CCL. more

    December 10, 2015
    Pbs1914
  • 100

    Great Gun
    I've had my M&P Compact .40 cal. for about seven years now and it has performed flawlessly.Solid built for severe duty.The trigger is the best I've found in any out of the box semi-auto I've fired.Love the .40 cal ch...ambering;easily managed recoil and knock down power if you should ever need it.As much as I like the Compact,it is a little bulky for concealed carry so I recently got a M&P Shield also in .40 cal.Slightly shorter,thinner and lighter than the compact(ideal for concealed carry) but with all the same great characteristics.Quality S&W product. more

    November 7, 2015
    IMAGRINCH
  • 100

    Great for every day carry!!
    Recently purchased the M&P 9c for my wife for her every day carry weapon. You can also purchase this pistol with an external safety and a magazine safety, we went with the one without both of these options. Pistol ha...s a very great feel to it with the ergonomic designs and fits very comfortable in her hands. With the 9mm, the recoil is very manageable and she is instantly back on target for the next shots. Pistol comes with 2 magazines, but will also fit other mags like the 17 or 32 round mags. Already put a couple hundred rounds thru the weapon with zero problems. Try this weapon out, you will not be disappointed with the Smith & Wesson M&P 9c. more

    October 28, 2015
    Sacosta66
  • 100

    One of the best
    I bought this firearm around July of 2015. This has been one of the BEST firearms that I have ever owned. It feels a ton better than a Glock to hold. The palm swells are very versatile and the gun shoots great overall. V...ery accurate too with the sights being pretty decent for stock. I will probably replace with fiber optic at some point as it makes sight acquisition a bit easier. more

    October 7, 2015
    RL45401
  • 80

    Great Gun for the Price
    I own a couple of compact guns. For the price of the compact 9mm M&P, you are getting a good firearm. It eats any ammo you put through it, even reloads. It holds 12 +1 shells, and it's very forgiving. Just pull the t...rigger and it will just work. Every. Freaking. Time. There three different grips that you can change in seconds. It's easy and fast to clean and over all a great gun for a first time gun owner or an experienced shooter. It just feels satisfying. As far as the 9mm, the recoil is much less than you expect out of a compact. I highly recommend this to other women who want a carry but not a ton of recoil. S&W also gives you a second magazine with a pinky extender. I have small hands so I personally don't need it but my husband who has sausage fingers loves it. The other really cool feature is if you buy the X-Grip, you can use full size magazines and carry up to 17+1 rounds! Couple of down sides (thus the 4 out of 5 stars) are the trigger is not the greatest (but definitely not the worst). You can get it upgraded pretty inexpensively if really bothers you. Secondly the safety can be easily be bumped so I never know if it's on or off. Had I known, I would have gotten it without a safety. Thirdly, it's a little bulky but that's the trade off when you have a gun that carries that many bullets! Lastly, but not a deal breaker, the sights are average. I own guns with nicer sights but they cost almost double what the M&P costs. Luckily, you can adjust the sights if need be. In closing, I feel this is the best compact firearm at this price point. You will enjoy shooting it. more

    February 7, 2015
    TIA80
  • 80

    S&W M&P 9C
    I have had my 9C over a year and have shot about 500-600 rounds of different loads from several manufactures. It had a few FTF's during the initial 100 rounds of FMJ, but that ceased completely and it feeds everything pe...rfectly now. I had to drift the sight a little to correct for windage. I always have to use my UPLULA mag loader(I have 74 year old hands) for the very tough to load mags. The slide will not go fully into battery if I feed a single round by hand for a +1 so I always start with a full mag and it chambers the first round off the top without fail. No +1!The changeable grip size is a plus and the trigger breaks clean. Extra mags are not expensive nor hard to find. Good holsters are available and the 9C has manageable recoil for rapid fire.The problem chambering a single round may go away as the gun breaks in and the extractor spring weekens as this is also present in my M&P SHIELD 9MM .I have full confidence in this gun as well as my SHIELD. They are equally accurate and easy to carry and a pleasure to shoot. more

    January 24, 2015
    fishpapa
  • 80

    GREAT GUN BUT NEEDS APEX DUTY CARRY
    Very well built, works flawlessly, no jams, no FTF or FTE issues. The only bad thing is the stock trigger is awful. You need to upgrade and get the apex duty carry and apex duty carry aluminum trigger. Once you do those ...two mods, it shoots very good up to 50 feet more

    December 2, 2014
    MarathonRunner
  • 100

    GREAT SHOOTER AND RELIABLE
    Accurate and no FTF or FTE through 500 rds. Would buy again.

    October 21, 2014
    ShanksnHooch
  • 100

    Fire's Great
    Bought it, and shoot a hand full of round felt better then a 9mm

    October 10, 2014
    Manbearpig 5
  • 100

    So far....so good.....
    I purchased the 9mm Compact this past weekend as the gun I will use to get my CHL, and plan my first trip to the range later this week. I liked the look and feel of the gun and saw basically nothing but positive reviews ...of it. more

    June 12, 2014
    CMCDON
  • 100

    Great CCW
    I have the 357c which was discontinued. The .357 Sig round is punchy to say the least. I also have a .40 caliber barrel that is easy to swap out (just don't forget to swap ammo too!). When configured as a 40c, the recoil... is more manageable than the 357c. This is a great concealed carry weapon. It's no pocket pistol, but it works great with an inside the waistband (IWB) or standard holster. The M&P compact line is comfortable and accurate. Most importantly, these are reliable pistols. more

    May 30, 2014
    BassmanB
  • 100

    Incredible Pistol
    I bought a M&P .40 from academy over a year ago. After over 1,500 rounds it is still the sweetest automatic I've ever fired. No malfunctions even after I made the mistake of trying cheap Russian ammo.

    April 15, 2014
    Rhino79
  • 100

    Utterly reliable and accurate
    Another home run from S&W, looks great, performs even better and it is utterly reliable and accurate. The M&P designation (military & police) was well earned by this pistol. There is nothing to do to it out o...f the box, the trigger has no over-travel or creep, breaks cleanly and cycles flawlessly no matter what kind of ammo you feed it. You can trust your life to this pistol more

    March 6, 2014
    Econewpower
  • 100

    Great pistol
    I have had this pistol for 4 or 5 weeks now and have put 600 rounds through it with no problems at all. Feels real good in the hand, light weight and very easy to take down. At first the trigger was a little gritty but a...fter a few hundred rounds it is broken in. In a lot of reviews they compare the M&P to Glocks which I can see. But I like the feel a lot better and it fits my hand better and if it didn’t I could always put on one of the other back straps. I have bigger hands and the large back strap feels great. When my girlfriend is shooting I can put on the small one in under 30 seconds. It shoots very accurate and recoil isn’t bad at all. Perfect size for a CPL carry you can’t see it at all. On one of the forums I am on there are people that have shot thousands of rounds through it and had no problems. One of the guys put around over 50,000 rounds through it before having to swap out the recoil spring witch S&W sent to him free of charge. All in all a great pistol and a must have. more

    January 17, 2014
    thatguy2
  • 100

    Best gun $500 will buy.
    I bought this gun after months of deliberation. I've not be disappointed. It shoots well, recoil is light, it has had 0 malfunctions. This gun was designed to be a work horse, and it does its job quite well. I can&#...039;t recommend a gun any more than this one for quality and reliability. more

    January 8, 2014
    jrhd437
  • 100

    Great Gun
    Im a newbie to the gun range, and this is one of the first guns i've ever shot, I find that it is a great weight to handle, not too much recoil, (some, but not overwhelming..) and I like that the magazine holds 10 bullet...s.. We have used ours a handful of times at the range and have never had any jams or problems with it as of date. We (My BF and I) would recommend this gun to others. more

    August 16, 2013
    StPaulyGirl
  • 100

    EXCELLANT !!!
    I own the full size 9mm and the compact 9mm. Both are fantastic shooters. Never have had an issue with either one.

    June 1, 2013
    gdawg56
  • 100

    M&P Series Semi-Auto Handguns
    My first pistol, an M&P 9 Full Size, followed by a M&P 9 Compact, 45 Compact, 40 Compact, 40 Full Size and now a M&P 40 Shield. My favorite(s) are actually the 40's. Originally never planned on buying a 40 du...e to stories about heavy recoil. I actually like shooting the M&P 40 Compact the best of them all. The Shield 40 is very accurate and not really too bad for such a light gun with so much power. I would definitely recommend any of the M&P 9, 40 or 45's to anyone looking for a semi-auto that is comfortable, reliable and accurate. I would not recommend the Bodyguard 380. Had one, don't anymore. I like the Ruger LCP better for a mouse gun. more

    March 11, 2013
    ThinkNdo
  • 100

    Wow!
    I own a 9mm compact M&P, and an M&P Shield. I love them both, but love the 9c just a bit more because of the larger magazine (17 or 12 vs 7 or 8). It just keeps shooting.

    December 10, 2012
    Fairness
  • 100

    first compact semi
    I grew up loving revolvers, but I love this gun. Plenty of power and punch for such a small thing, Trigger pull is smooth and even once you learn the trigger safety. The different sized grips are easy to change out. I've... compared with my buddy's Glock 22, 23 and FNP, about a dead even with the Glock 23 for me on accuracy, feel, and trigger pull. Even my friend who is a glock person really loved this gun. I'll usually bang out 100-130 rnds at the range with no problem. Weight is very balanced on this gun as well even fully loaded. more

    November 7, 2012
    Oceantendency
  • 100

    Size Feel and Balance
    I qualified for my CHL with a S&W M&P 9mm, but I found the grip a little smaller than I like. I tried the 40 cal and it was perfect for me. It comes with three grips, so you still have a good choice for your size... hand. In fact when my wife wants to fire, or carry it, we change grips for her. She likes the smallest one. I go to the range as often as I can, and I have never had a problem. You do need an UpLuLa loader to make your visits to the range more enjoyable. more

    October 10, 2012
    BelieverInReviews
  • 80

    A Pleasant Surprise
    A friend of mine was shopping for a .40 cal pistol and while renting some possible options the range officer suggested trying out an M&P. I confess... I was highly skeptical of this little polymer pistol. After putti...ng 100 rounds through it all my doubts and biases when out the windo. It is definitely worthy of being considered right up there with the Springfield XD(m) 40 and Glock 22. The trigger action was reasonable smooth for DAO and was surprisingly accurate at 25 and 50 feet. There were no failures or jams, but it was only 100 rounds fired.To top it off... it's a few bucks cheaper than the other 2 pistols mentioned earlier. I only gave it a 4 out of 5 cause I don't like the looks of the pistol... but still it is very functional. Don't believe me? Call around and see if any of your local ranges have it available to rent. more

    July 7, 2012
    AKOwner
  • 100

    I have been extremely impressed with this gun. It feels great and shoots well. I have not had one problem with this gun. I have taken at a number of my friends to the range with me to shoot........without exception, they... have all loved this gun. more

    March 25, 2012
    Loz
  • 60

    If you are looking for a handgun for concealed carry, the M&P C40 fits the bill. It is accurate, fits most hands well, holds 10+1, reasonable recoil and above all; is reliable.

    March 15, 2012
    Kevman
  • 100

    amazing firearm
    this is a ccw must have. i am a huge fan of s&w and this pistol is incredible. not to heavy when fully loaded with winchester dpx 165 grain rounds. as accurate as can be and very nice to shoot. the different size gri...ps are easy to change out and the magazine extensions are the perfect size.i am not a glock guy. they feel too loose for me. this is a more solid built weapon and i trust it 100%. more

    March 15, 2012
    fleshnugget
  • 75

    This is an accurate, reliable gun for self defense with plenty of power without being unwieldy. It's weight is perfect for range work, and it's still reasonably concealable, although a IMO a little large for that. It mak...es an excellent house or car gun, and is easily accessorized for various purposes. The interchangeable grip pads make it suitable for different hand sizes too. more

    February 7, 2012
    Jim
  • 100

    One great Gun!
    This 9mm is a great carry gun and is easily concealed. My first time at the range I was impressed with its accuracy at 7 yds. and the lack of recoil: there is muzzle flip, but it is easily managed. My mags have 12 & ...17 rds. and I have added two extra of each. It is simple to break-down for cleaning and is 100% American made:you will not be disappointed with this compact and, if you add night sights, you will be ready for anything. And you have choices for the grip included. A great gun & a great buy! more

    September 26, 2011
    PhillyBoy