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newyork
09-10-2021, 10:17 AM
I didnít see a designated thread so Iím making an attempt to start one.

https://i.imgur.com/M1L3Ffq.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/Iz1NURu.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/PTxlCw6.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/bWeK5Is.jpg

Vista461
09-11-2021, 07:51 PM
Who did your optic cut?
I dig the forward rear sight.
Iím switching to an M&P at work and Iím putting an optic on it.

Lon
09-11-2021, 08:11 PM
Who did your optic cut?
I dig the forward rear sight.
Iím switching to an M&P at work and Iím putting an optic on it.

Will that work with Safariland RDS duty holsters?

mmc45414
09-11-2021, 08:12 PM
I need to get some better pictures.
Here is my primary shooter, the simple 5" gun with one of my JMCK rigs.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210912/44c9fc71b551acbb3a33813ba4411572.jpg

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newyork
09-11-2021, 09:41 PM
Who did your optic cut?
I dig the forward rear sight.
Iím switching to an M&P at work and Iím putting an optic on it.

Maple Leaf. 5 weeks.

newyork
09-12-2021, 07:46 AM
I need to get some better pictures.
Here is my primary shooter, the simple 5" gun with one of my JMCK rigs.https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20210912/44c9fc71b551acbb3a33813ba4411572.jpg

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I want a 5Ē too. Iím not sure if I want to go regular and mill again, or get a CORE model.

mmc45414
09-12-2021, 08:19 AM
I owe this thread some better pictures (been busy since the thread started), I have a handful of M&Ps.

Including a 5" CORE 1.0 9mm that I created with a Performance Center top half kit on top of my M&P40. Caught a Swamp Fox sale and got a good deal on a Liberty, this is my RDO test bed as I decide if I wanna take the plunge.

Seems there are some nuances in the 2.0 CORE that incline me to getting a direct mill instead. There was (is?) an awesome one listed on Arf.com I was planning to try and buy, but bought a second motorcycle instead.


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newyork
09-14-2021, 10:26 PM
https://i.imgur.com/2pLuO3E.jpg

backtrail540
09-15-2021, 11:24 AM
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Flamingo
09-15-2021, 11:48 AM
I have a M&P that I sent off to Apex and it is an awesome shooting gun.

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I am contemplating getting it milled for an RDS. I may try the ARCO P-2 on this one.

MD7305
09-15-2021, 03:33 PM
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Since this photo I've removed the TS and added a CHPWS plate.

GJM
09-15-2021, 04:14 PM
The CORE rear sight is a monstrosity that is constantly waiting to impale you, or your clothing.

newyork
09-15-2021, 04:26 PM
The CORE rear sight is a monstrosity that is constantly waiting to impale you, or your clothing.

I just bought a Core 5Ē. Should be in my hands by next week some time. Plan on using it for range. Iím entering my first competition next month and hope to make it a monthly event. The 5Ē was the gun I was going to use. Maybe HD too. Idk yet.

Is the rear sight even a hassle on a range belt owb?

GJM
09-15-2021, 04:54 PM
I just bought a Core 5Ē. Should be in my hands by next week some time. Plan on using it for range. Iím entering my first competition next month and hope to make it a monthly event. The 5Ē was the gun I was going to use. Maybe HD too. Idk yet.

Is the rear sight even a hassle on a range belt owb?

Probably not, butI have removed several of them on Comp pistols.

newyork
09-15-2021, 05:27 PM
Probably not, butI have removed several of them on Comp pistols.

What are you replacing them with? Or not necessary since theyíre for competition only?

newyork
09-16-2021, 04:15 PM
Need to stop by pistol license to register in the morning butÖbought this today
C&H rmr/SRO plate is ordered.
https://i.imgur.com/XNiXlFN.jpg

BobM
09-16-2021, 07:43 PM
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My pistol-training.com 9mm from long ago. I carried it a lot as an off duty gun for a few years.

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My daughterís JG I bought I think in her teen years.

Willard
09-16-2021, 08:21 PM
[QUOTE=newyork;1267381]Need to stop by pistol license to register in the morning butÖbought this today
C&H rmr/SRO plate is ordered.
/QUOTE]

Can you get that with the safety? I don't see it on the webpage.

newyork
09-16-2021, 09:03 PM
[QUOTE=newyork;1267381]Need to stop by pistol license to register in the morning butÖbought this today
C&H rmr/SRO plate is ordered.
/QUOTE]

Can you get that with the safety? I don't see it on the webpage.

Iím not sure. I never actually looked. Iím guessing no but I think it can be added.

BN
09-17-2021, 06:47 AM
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newyork
09-18-2021, 09:57 AM
https://i.imgur.com/C1JjPv4.jpg

OldRunner/CSAT Neighbor
09-18-2021, 03:40 PM
I have a M&P that I sent off to Apex and it is an awesome shooting gun.

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I am contemplating getting it milled for an RDS. I may try the ARCO P-2 on this one.

IMO Apex is an inexpensive ticket for a much better trigger in the M&P series, my 3 CORE's & 1 Shield all have 'em.

Flamingo
09-18-2021, 03:47 PM
IMO Apex is an inexpensive ticket for a much better trigger in the M&P series, my 3 CORE's & 1 Shield all have 'em.

I had them replace all of the internals with their stuff and to fit one of their barrels. It is a great shooting gun now. It was not an accurate gun with the old factory barrel.

newyork
09-20-2021, 11:58 AM
https://i.imgur.com/szdr6KV.jpg

Outpost75
09-20-2021, 12:12 PM
Jumped onto this thread hoping to see eye candy of my favorite wheelguns, so you kids got the laugh on me.

Here are examples of what we old fudds visualize when you say M&P. Sorry for the thread drift 8-)

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Enjoy Grandpa's duty guns.

newyork
09-22-2021, 07:43 AM
https://i.imgur.com/HjwFU55.jpg

newyork
09-27-2021, 04:57 PM
https://i.imgur.com/kF4DRQf.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/o7jwgIO.jpg

newyork
09-29-2021, 08:02 PM
https://i.imgur.com/RSdW4rC.jpg
https://i.imgur.com/RZwSnRs.jpg

newyork
10-23-2021, 10:31 AM


https://i.imgur.com/Ohgvrzb.jpg

newyork
10-30-2021, 01:38 PM
https://i.imgur.com/yjLicCF.jpg

MD7305
11-01-2021, 05:51 AM
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newyork
11-28-2021, 12:38 PM
https://i.imgur.com/ca0vuiH.jpg

Willard
11-28-2021, 06:33 PM
That Performance Center CORE with a manual safety would be something I would trade out of other platforms for.

Bucky
11-29-2021, 03:58 AM
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Since this photo I've removed the TS and added a CHPWS plate.

May I ask why you removed the thumb safety? Been thinking of getting one with a TS. Also, CHPWS?

TOTS
11-29-2021, 09:10 PM
That Performance Center CORE with a manual safety would be something I would trade out of other platforms for.
It seems to me that the M&P 2.0s with a thumb safety are the least expensive way of getting a reliable 2011.

Bucky
11-30-2021, 03:59 AM
It seems to me that the M&P 2.0s with a thumb safety are the least expensive way of getting a reliable 2011.

Like buying a Beetle is the least expensive way of having a Porshe 911, because both have rear engines. ;)


Having shot both M&Ps and 2011s in competition, they are worlds apart.

OldRunner/CSAT Neighbor
11-30-2021, 08:09 AM
Like buying a Beetle is the least expensive way of having a Porshe 911, because both have rear engines. ;)


Having shot both M&Ps and 2011s in competition, they are worlds apart.

Total agreement as a cat that bought a gen1 CORE in 2012, two gen2's this yr. & 2 Stacatto's since 2019.

45dotACP
11-30-2021, 08:55 AM
Like buying a Beetle is the least expensive way of having a Porshe 911, because both have rear engines. ;)


Having shot both M&Ps and 2011s in competition, they are worlds apart.I mean...in build quality yes.

I've seen custom work from Apex on M&Ps that gives them a 3.5lb trigger and sub 2 inch groups at 50 yards. Lots of plastic guns can equal the performance of all but the highest level 1911/2011

I'm a big 1911 fan and I carry and shoot them regularly, but the fact that the top three shooters in limited division at USPSA race gun nationals were shooting a 320, a Canik and a Glock...really this is the age of the polymer pistol and the 1911 truly is a piece of the past.

Why buy a Porsche when you really can beat it in a race with a beetle?



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spinmove_
11-30-2021, 09:33 AM
I mean...in build quality yes.

I've seen custom work from Apex on M&Ps that gives them a 3.5lb trigger and sub 2 inch groups at 50 yards. Lots of plastic guns can equal the performance of all but the highest level 1911/2011

I'm a big 1911 fan and I carry and shoot them regularly, but the fact that the top three shooters in limited division at USPSA race gun nationals were shooting a 320, a Canik and a Glock...really this is the age of the polymer pistol and the 1911 truly is a piece of the past.

Why buy a Porsche when you really can beat it in a race with a beetle?



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Because buying a Porsche for the raw performance overlooks the level of refinement that you get from a Porsche.

Sure you can buy a Beetle and tune it to beat a Porsche, but thatís just not some peopleís jam. Some people want Porsches. Some people want Tacomas. You can tune a P320 to be on par with a 2011 performance wise, but you canít refine it to be a nice. At the end of the day itís still just a P320.

MK11
11-30-2021, 10:17 AM
May I ask why you removed the thumb safety? Been thinking of getting one with a TS. Also, CHPWS?

I'm not MD but I pulled the ambi safety out of my gen 1 M&P .45 because it sits higher than a 1911 safety and riding the safety proved irritating to my thumb. It was also way too easy to engage in either direction--I accidentally popped the safety on transitioning from strong hand to weak hand more than once.

MD7305
11-30-2021, 02:01 PM
May I ask why you removed the thumb safety? Been thinking of getting one with a TS. Also, CHPWS?

Primarily because all my other M&Ps at the time did not have manual safeties. But since that picture was taken I reinstalled the safety because I've frequently been carrying it in a Hill People Gear chest rig and like the extra layer of safety.

CHPWS stands for C&H Precision Weapon Systems who manufactures aftermarket optic plates.

TOTS
12-29-2021, 08:34 PM
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Using this to start down the RDS rabbit-hole without dropping major $ on my 1911s and not totally switching platforms (I consider M&Ps to be cheap 2011s for all intents and purposes). Pretty happy so far with everything but the trigger. Iíll give it a bit and see if I can get used to it, but that hinge has to go. You either have to pull from the middle and sacrifice mechanical advantage or only contact the trigger on the upsweep of the bottom tip. Neither is optimal and Iím wearing a hole in my finger. Thinking Apex; just trying to decide if paying $100 and not decreasing the pull weight is worth it. Or pay $200 for an extra pound reduction on a $500 gun?

backtrail540
01-13-2022, 10:34 AM
https://i.postimg.cc/QCjr0Xv3/IMG-20220113-113047-818.jpg (https://postimg.cc/gXt50PYS)

newyork
03-20-2022, 01:23 PM
https://i.imgur.com/dZArlmI.jpg

MK11
03-21-2022, 09:51 AM
https://i.imgur.com/dZArlmI.jpg

Phew! That previous Glock photo had me thinking youíd strayed from The Path.

newyork
03-21-2022, 10:37 AM
Wanted a Glock back in my life but itís not replacing anything.

newyork
03-25-2022, 08:26 PM
https://i.imgur.com/6IAJOUy.jpg

Corse
03-26-2022, 11:19 AM
https://i.postimg.cc/QCjr0Xv3/IMG-20220113-113047-818.jpg (https://postimg.cc/gXt50PYS)

Is that a direct mill? It looks low.

backtrail540
03-26-2022, 01:53 PM
Is that a direct mill? It looks low.

Yes. Ffloyds custom shop milled it. Factory irons are useable through the window.

mmc45414
03-27-2022, 09:14 AM
82059 Thinking Apex; just trying to decide if paying $100 and not decreasing the pull weight is worth it. Or pay $200 for an extra pound reduction on a $500 gun?

I was pretty happy with the 2.0 trigger, and stuck with it

They supply a variety of springs and show a combination matrix with projected results utilizing their springs and the factory springs. I went with the factory trigger spring and their heavier sear spring and am very pleased. If you like the 1911 I would recommend you give it a try.



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MasterBlaster
03-27-2022, 11:04 AM
https://i.imgur.com/dZArlmI.jpg

I like that belt--what is it?

newyork
03-27-2022, 11:11 AM
I like that belt--what is it?

https://www.mastermindtactics.com/shop/specialist-covert

There ya go.

TOTS
03-27-2022, 01:59 PM
I was pretty happy with the 2.0 trigger, and stuck with it

They supply a variety of springs and show a combination matrix with projected results utilizing their springs and the factory springs. I went with the factory trigger spring and their heavier sear spring and am very pleased. If you like the 1911 I would recommend you give it a try.



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Mods can definitely move this to the appropriate thread (since, drift!) but I, too like the factory trigger. Especially since I cleaned it up a little. I could give a lot more detail if the community would like to hear it, but largely what I did was hit all the metal trigger parts that contact each other with 800/1000 grit sandpaper to smooth any tool marks and then polish with black compound and a buffing wheel on a bench grinder to get a mirror finish.
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I donít think itís any lighter than before, but I donít see how the aftermarket could get it cleaner or smoother. I focused on the trigger bar/ striker block interface, sear/striker interface, and the trigger bar/ sear actuator interface. Everything got a coating of grease. I could be happy just replacing the shoe and what Iím really contemplating is if replacing the shoe for $100 and getting a little lighter pull is worth it.

Also did the RMR mod; pics since pic thread!

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newyork
04-04-2022, 09:45 PM
https://i.imgur.com/SJ79V9v.jpg

Vista461
04-09-2022, 07:30 PM
Ran 150 rounds through my M&P 40 Iíll be switching to at work and retiring my Beretta to off duty carry.
I put the Pro Texture from Talon Grips on it for a little extra grip in less than perfect weather.

newyork
04-21-2022, 08:21 PM
https://i.imgur.com/qqEEskP.jpg

newyork
04-21-2022, 08:46 PM
https://i.imgur.com/lhBkNRJ.jpg

Vista461
04-23-2022, 10:06 AM
The M&P40 with TLR1-HL is a little lighter than the 92A1 TLR1-HL combo it replaced
I added the Talon Grips Pro grips to it
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newyork
04-24-2022, 03:01 PM
https://i.imgur.com/913e1Sq.jpg

TOTS
04-25-2022, 09:10 PM
Iím wondering if we should allow newyork to keep posting legit M&P pics since heís always stating in other threads that heís dumping his M&Ps to be all-in on Glock!!?? Seems like heís leaving the club. In or out, man!!

newyork
04-25-2022, 09:14 PM
Iím wondering if we should allow newyork to keep posting legit M&P pics since heís always stating in other threads that heís dumping his M&Ps to be all-in on Glock!!?? Seems like heís leaving the club. In or out, man!!

I removed my sales ads and am sticking with the M&P. Back to dry riding, carrying and in a couple weeks, competing with em.

I have a $3k Alchemy on order and had a brief old ex girlfriend love affair with Glock. ďI swear she didnít mean anything to me babyĒ. I panicked and posted the smiths.

Keeping them.

newyork
04-25-2022, 09:48 PM
https://i.imgur.com/VFfSv0N.jpg

Willard
04-25-2022, 10:00 PM
This with a stiff safety would be my all the time gun.

TOTS
04-25-2022, 11:57 PM
I removed my sales ads and am sticking with the M&P. Back to dry riding, carrying and in a couple weeks, competing with em.

I have a $3k Alchemy on order and had a brief old ex girlfriend love affair with Glock. ďI swear she didnít mean anything to me babyĒ. I panicked and posted the smiths.

Keeping them.
Hey man, I was just giving you a hard time!! No one is accusing me of being monogamous! I have twins in the safe (1911s in .45 and 9) sitting beside a German (P229) but canít stop playing with the new girl (M&P) because she has better ďbolt-onsĒ (RMR). What are we talking about again?

newyork
04-28-2022, 07:05 AM
https://i.imgur.com/07nOa0w.jpg

Odin Bravo One
05-01-2022, 03:41 PM
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newyork
05-14-2022, 06:03 AM
https://i.imgur.com/fUCgzrK.jpg

awp_101
05-14-2022, 11:25 AM
Not sure how I missed playing in this thread!:D

Old pic of my M&P40 CORE. It has since been upgraded with a 40-9 conversion barrel and an RMR. It was a range toy for a while but it will probably replace the 92 for HD work soonô️ thanks to hand issues/compromised hand strength. Part of me wants to replace the frame with a 2.0 for the thumb safety but I may just use the trigger lock built into the frame when the grandkids are over.

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MK11
05-24-2022, 04:35 PM
On the left, a police trade in M&P .45 1.0 with Ameriglo Hackathorn sights and an Apex trigger. On the right, a 9mm 1.0 with Apex semi-fit barrel, Apex Action Enhancement Kit, and Ameriglo I-Dot Pros.


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newyork
06-10-2022, 05:59 PM
https://i.imgur.com/gXTVPEl.jpg

Tannhauser
06-12-2022, 07:16 AM
Last hunting season

Danko
06-30-2022, 05:19 PM
I really like the yellow front sight. You can't miss it. What brand is it?

Thank you!

newyork
09-15-2022, 07:38 AM
https://i.imgur.com/Bk4HOXH.jpg

newyork
09-16-2022, 01:24 PM
https://i.imgur.com/RtuPMW8.jpg

newyork
10-02-2022, 08:23 PM
https://i.imgur.com/uuNdqpp.jpg

newyork
11-15-2022, 08:32 AM
https://i.imgur.com/UI3LqEo.jpg

newyork
11-15-2022, 08:36 PM
https://i.imgur.com/QntarTP.jpg

MichaelD
11-16-2022, 12:10 AM
My first .45 ACP, and first larger-than-9mm M&P. Got the last one Kings Firearms had...

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Navyguns
12-07-2022, 07:14 PM
Bring back the beaver tail.
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Vista461
04-10-2023, 05:18 PM
Bring back the beaver tail.
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