Model: M&P Pro Series
Capacity: 17+1 Rounds
Action: Striker Fire Action
Barrel Length: 5″
Front Sight: Fixed
Rear Sight: Dovetail Fiber Optic Green
Weight: 26 oz.
Overall Length: 8.5″
Steel Challenge Limited
Any other Production gun style match
Advantanges of the M&P over other polymer handguns:
Better trigger pulls
Better factory sights
Quickly adaptable to shooters of all sizes.
What really stood out to me when the M&P series first came out was the flexibilty of the platform, even more so when I was able to start working on them some. Pretty much the most important aspect of a gun that I start to evaluate is the trigger, sights can be changed, grips can be changed or re-shaped, but the trigger system can make or break a gun faster than anything else. The M&P trigger system is extremely flexible in how you choose to set it up, since I shot the 1911 design for so long, I like my triggers to be as close to that as I can make, because thats what I’m used to. The M&P allows me to set my trigger to feel like a 1911, which is not something any other polymer pistol does, it also allows my good friend and teammate Jerry Miculek to set his triggers to feel like a good revolver trigger pull, since that’s what he is used to.
Now with the M&P Pro Series in 9mm, anybody can buy the gun straight out of the box and go compete, as it comes with a competition trigger job and target sights, all for a street price of about $700. It should be noted that I won the 2009 US Steel Challenge Nationals Limited Division using a Pro Series with only a minor modifcation to the trigger. That’s it, no aftermarket sights, barrels, guide rods, etc.