Part of our Competition Gun Series continues with the M&P Pro. Just like we did with the Glock 34 post, today I’ll look at the pros, cons, and what I feel needs to be changed on the M&P Pro to make it ideal for competition out of the box.
- Excellent and customizable ergonomics. One of the best features of the M&P Pro Series is that the wide selection of backstraps allows for multiple fits of the pistol to the user. I prefer the large backstrap, but other shooters may like the small or medium size backstraps.
- No sharp bits! Unlike on the Glock 34, there aren’t any bits of the M&P that are going to abrade or otherwise injure your hand.
- Good sights. The rear sight on the M&P Pro is a fixed Novak, and the front is a green fiber optic. While still something I’d change, it’s light years better than the awful sights on the Glock 34.
- The M&P isn’t quite as deep in the market as the Glock 34 yet, which means there isn’t as much aftermarket support for it. That being said, there is still a lot of support for the gun. With multiple companies offering competition tuned parts for the M&P, it’s catching the Glock.
- The trigger. Let’s be honest, M&P fanboys. The reset on the factory M&P trigger is pretty nasty. It’s not positive or tactile, it just sort of happens.
- Magainzes: S&W recently redesigned their magazines, making them more prone to breakage if dropped on concrete or rocks. Also, the basepads are freakin’ huge and should really be replaced with the basepads from the compact guns.