On the First Day of Christmas… A Smith and Wesson M&P Pistol

By Tom McHale

My Gun Culture
My Gun Culture

USA –-(Ammoland.com)- On the first day of Christmas, I hope my true love gives to me… A Smith and Wesson M and P…

We’ve got a love / hate relationship with the .357 Sig cartridge. Love the power, feeding characteristics, reliability, .357 Magnum-like ballistics from a semi-auto, and sheer joy of shooting it.

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Smith & Wesson M&P .357 Sig

Hate the price of factory ammo, leaving precious .357 Sig brass on the ground at lost-brass matches, and some of the quirks of reloading.

However, we’re thinking the Smith and Wesson M&P would make an outstanding platform for this round. There’s something about the shape of the Smith and Wesson M&P grip that is just, well, shootable.

The more round profile makes it particularly comfortable and facilitates control under recoil We’ve shot the M&P in .40 S&W and found it outstanding. And fun.

Smith and Wesson’s M&P in .357 Sig offers a polymer frame with 15+1 round capacity. Tritium sights would be on it – of course. And ours would not have the optional frame mounted safety. Personal preference there.

Want that.

About: Tom McHale describes himself as a conservative gun-totin’ bible-clingin’ literary assault dude who enjoys finding humor in just about anything. His web blog My Gun Culture is an irreverent, twisted look at gun news bordering on the ridiculous. It covers shootin’ stuff, loud noises, defending your own, the occasional mall ninja, and about 200 years of the American way. “These are the (partially) true stories of… My Gun Culture” says Tom. Visit: www.mygunculture.com

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Alan Murdock
Alan Murdock
8 years ago

I love my M&P. The grip is awesome, the steel insert in the grip makes the frame much more solid, more like shooting a metal framed gun than a polymer, and the ergonomics are drawn from the CZ 75, one of the most hand-friendly designs ever in a metal framed gun. Glock versus M&P? I like both and will carry both.

I posted an in-depth article on my website earlier this month.

Bob Solla
8 years ago

i have the 9mm done up with all apex tactical stuff and it`s terrific!i do love the .40caliber,so maybe i will get one too!