We also had a chance to do some night shooting with the 416 and HK45...
Shane has posted some info about his troubles, but M4 has imploded. Oh, and to be clear, Shane didn't post the original stuff on M4. That was Mike. Shane is the guy I loaned the gun to test out. Just so you know, after buying both, Shane is selling his M&P. For some reason he couldn't get it to run reliably with several types of hollowpoints. He suspects it is a fluke, but since he is using it as a duty weapon, he doesn't want to risk it.
Last edited by Greg Bell; 01-07-2009 at 03:42 AM.
Boy, if you try and pee out a forrest fire all you are going to get is a burnt pecker.
I was thinking about getting a M&P45 after reading some like Larry Vicker and Mr. Hilton recommending them. Maybe your friend got a bad one or S&W is currently going for profit over quality, but I don't think I'll get one now. My HK45 is working fine thank you. See you on the Park Cit Forum Greg. Looking forward to reading your posts.
Every now and then a local store has MP45's on sale. I wouldn't mind picking one up for fun.
But then again I could use the money and buy $500+ worth of .45 ammo and shoot it in my HK45.
Get clean shots, watch your background.
HK45 / HK45c / USP45c SS / P30 / P30L / P7M8 AH
Fostering fear is good for business.
From my observations on the range, reloads are the major source of stopages. Sounds like this little loan/test was as much about trying out light reloads as it was shooting your HK.
I am running .45 ammo on my HK that my $3k Nighthawk wont chamber (JHP with sharp ogive)!
I have witnessed the M&P striker seperation that is quietly becomming a known issue so I am smiling. Every time I think about testing one of them again, I hear about this issue and besides the horrible triggers (out of the box) I cant bring myself to drink the cool aid.
BTW, I noticed Mike was silenced by your throw down.
Last edited by Sidewinder6; 01-07-2009 at 06:11 PM.
Nah, nothing could silence Mike! M4 went down so they could change the server. I am sure he is cooking up something!
Well,I recently bought a USP, And after shooting it for the first time,( I might add that I've never shot a HK pistol before) side by side with a M&P45 I have.. It was interesting..I loaded up the USP with my reloads, 115gr FMJ and a dose of unique, and some 200gr LSWC's for the M&P. With the USP, line up the sights, squeeze the trigger (V1 LEM) and it'd hit what I was aiming at, it was that easy.. When I did miss it wasn't by much.. I was shocked!! I also had no problems with the ammo, the USP just ran. With the M&P same drill, only I'd miss just about every time, The only saving grace here, is that it too, ran flawlessly with my reloads, (hitting low/left) After about 500rnds being careful to squeeze the trigger, dry firing,and wasting about 8weeks trying to learn to shoot it, I'm ready to throw in the towel.. These things are more trouble than their worth.. It'll probably be gone before the "free" mags that S&W had as a customer rebate get here. S&W probably makes the best wheelguns on the market, I own several, all of them are very accurate, S&W never could make a decent semi-auto... The M&P is going on my short list of pistols never to buy again...You get what you pay for... Now, to sell the M&P and get another HK!!
Last edited by ralph; 01-08-2009 at 12:52 AM.