I have picked up my new M&P 9 and have approximately 100 rounds through it. I find that this gun makes you concentrate on your trigger control. I can't say enough about how much I like this gun. Just plain awesome out of the box. I have really big hands so I use the large back strap. A couple of comfort issues quickly resolved. First, my middle finger on my strong hand found that little line separating the stippling from the smooth part of the trigger guard had just enough edge to it to cause irritation. A moment with a needle file took care of it. The same with the left side of the back strap where it rests under the thumb, same fix. Now it is as comfortable as can be. The trigger is said to smooth out after a couple hundred rounds, and I didn't find it really bad to start with. There is a little grittiness but it breaks nicely and is very consistent. I plan to carry this weapon in a Cross Breed Super Tuck holster, it is a little heavy fully loaded, so we'll see how that goes.
Final impression; Smith and Wesson have a winner by all means, great gun. This may well be my go to gun for self defense and range work.
You made a good choice, now go and enjoy it. It is a very good gun I have one with just over 1100 rounds through it and it has yet to malfunction with just simple cleaning and only one field strip at appox. 800 rounds.
Cool, what model and color, just the standard in black? My Dad and my Uncle just got my Great Uncle an M&P40 since, according to them, all he's ever owned is various "Saturday Night Specials," and he needed a real gun. Far as I know he hasn't stopped smiling yet.
I had an MP9 and enjoyed it quite a bit. I had 2 jams in the first box then never another problem ran probably a couple thousand rounds through it. There was a small build up of the nitrite powder coat on the feed ramp.
I'm sure this firearm will bring you years of enjoyment. I know it did for me.