It cannot be overstated the need to be able to defend not only yourself and your family – but your property/supplies after TSHTF. Those who have failed to prepare will reach a level of desperation where they very well may come to take from you (and your loved ones). You have no choice but to stop them. Having a reliable pistol should be part of your defensive system.
I have owned a Smith & Wesson M&P9 (Military & Police) for several years now. So far – this has been a fantastic pistol.
There are many reviews on YouTube as well as other sites on the net so I am not going to get into super detail here – but just provide my 2 cents. The M&P is a polymer-framed striker-fired semi-auto pistol. The pistol is designed to only fire when the trigger is fully depressed. Sights are of the 3 dot variety and are steel. Like many modern pistols today – the M&P has an integral Picatinny rail forward of the trigger guard for the attachment of weapon lights and lasers.
I have owned several pistols over the years including a 1st generation Glock 17, Government Model 1911 45 ACP, Kimber double-stack .45ACP, SCCY 9mm, S&W 686 Classic Hunter, Beretta 92 9mm, and a Smith & Wesson Sigma 9mm. When I initially bought the M&P my mind was made up to purchase a 3rd generation Glock 17 – after all I loved my first.
I remember when I arrived to the gun shop I decided to take a gander at all of the offerings in my price range. The M&P was a newer pistol and I asked to see it. Once I held it I had to have it. It felt like it was designed to fit perfectly in my hand. With the replaceable back-straps these handguns can be a great fit for almost anyone. I bought the M&P which included 2 17 round magazines and a pretty nice hard case.
Over the last few years I have found the M&P to be flawlessly reliable – not experiencing any malfunctions of any kind. I have fired well in excess of 3,000 rounds. I have also found it to be very accurate and handles great.
Here are some specifications:
- Caliber: 9mm
- Capacity: 17+1 Rounds
- Barrel Length: 4.25″
- Front Sight: Steel Ramp Dovetail Mount – Tritium Sights Optional
- Rear Sight: Steel Novak® Lo-Mount Carry – Tritium Sights Optional
- Trigger Pull: 6.5 lbs.
- Trigger Travel: Rest to Fire .300 in.
- Trigger Reset: Approx. .140 in.
- Frame: Large
- Finish: Slide and Barrel Black Melonite®, 68HRc
- Overall Length: 7.63″ / 19.4 cm
- Material: Zytel Polymer Frame, Stainless Steel Barrel/Slide and Structural Components
- Weight Empty (No Mag): 24.00 oz.
- Overall Height: 5.5″ / 13.9 cm
- Width: 1.2″
- Sight Length: 6.4″
- Purpose: Personal Protection, Home Protection, Law Enforcement, Recreational, Competitive
Currently gun owners have it great in that there are so many choices when it comes to firearms. Most important thing is to get something that is right for you.
I highly recommend the Smith & Wesson M&P9 9mm semi-automatic pistol.
Take care all –