Designed for military and police use, the Smith & Wesson M&P40 .40 S&W Full Size Pistol delivers the reliability and performance you want. Reliable enough for those who put their lives on the line to protect and serve others, M&P handguns are designed from every angle to meet the demands of military and law enforcement officers. Versatile, durable, and safe, the M&P40 Full Size features a reinforced Zytel polymer chassis and stainless steel barrel and slide to deliver superior performance from a lightweight 24.25 oz. (unloaded) pistol. Steel ramp dovetail mount front sight and steel Novak® Lo-Mount Carry rear sight. Black Melonite® finish on slide and barrel. Polymer grip. No magazine safety, no internal lock, no thumb safety. Capacity: 15+1 rounds.
Rated 5 out of 5 by NAILS Bullseye
First time at the range I was shooting 1" and 2" groups from 21 feet, 4" groups at 25 yards which is better than any of my other 5 handguns .
This gun is very comfortable and recoil is well controlled. I have put several different brands of ammo through it and had not problems.
I would definitely recommend this gun!
August 23, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by bobdog2 GREAT
Wonderful gun. well balanced, solid and shoots great. the full length grip improved my shooting immensely over the compact Taurus i had been using. I would suggest forking out a little more for the M&P Pro series ($569 at gun show for the PRO .40 S&W). It has better trigger and i believe upgraded barrel. It is definitely my favorite handgun now.
January 19, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5 by Mendozauly First hand gun
Great punch and very easy to shoot and light trigger. Great hand gun for home defence. Easy mag loading. Wait for offers that give you a 2 mag re-bait or a 30 dollar mail in. Must love to shoot this gun have been tru 450+ round in one session and not one jam, will get a little warm but loves to put out lead and will keep it going as fast as you can re-load the mags. Safety is not a option? Keep your finger off the trigger.
July 4, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5 by JoelA Great Semi-Auto
I purchased this Smith and Wesson M&P40 a couple weeks ago. It is my first semi-automatic. I read a lot of reviews and spent time in the store checking out different models. The Smith felt the best in my hand. It also looks great. The weight is perfect - substantial enough to steady your grip but not too heavy. It has three different size handle pieces - I left the medium in place as it felt the best. The magazine holds 15 rounds of .40 caliber ammo and it comes with two mags. I mounted a laser on the accessory rail on the front of the gun as well.
How does it shoot? I came back from spending some time at the range today and I shoots excellent! I was a little worried about recoil on this vs a 9mm, but recoil was barely noticeable for me (I used a two-handed grip). The trigger feels pretty light - use the pad of your finger and it gives you good control. This gun is extremely comfortable - it just fits your hand well.
Other operation: ejecting magazines is quick and easy. The slide is a little tough to rack - takes a little getting used to, but it feels good. I honestly wouldn't want it lighter. Field stripping the gun for oiling and cleaning was relatively painless and only took me a few minutes my first time - I'm sure it will be quicker over time.
For the price, this is an excellent choice. Good on the range, and with the .40 caliber hollow point, it is a great defensive weapon as well - it has punch, and with a 15 round magazine will just keep on punching long after just about any realistic threat is taken care of. Highly recommended!
June 8, 2011
088-01 is a high cap 15+1 where legal "best buy" all safety/lock will intern make action of trigger sightly harder barely noticeable to a novice 860-01 not found 860-00 10+1 magazine lock "lockable action" 740-48 10+1 has a magazine safety "wont fire without mag in gun" 859-00 10+1 compact best buy when hi cap is illegal 885-00 compact 10+1 with mag safety "wont fire without mag"