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Smith & Wesson M&P40 40 S&W (Grade B Aug 2006)

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We think everyone will find this handsome gun easy to shoot, butit may need tweaking in the accuracy department. But it reallyneeds a thumb safety, in our view.

Smith & Wesson M&P40 40 S&W (Grade B Aug 2006)

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The M&P 40 was just about perfect in the hand. The extended beavertail helped control, and the cuts in the slide made for a sure grip and rapid recharge whenever the slide locked back. The Novak sight provided fast acquisition, and texture at the rear of the slide cut glare. The blank pin just below the slide was where an internal lock can be located. But not all M&P pistols have them as standard equipment (ours included).
The trigger was hinged to operate a striker safety block. The trigger also had a stop molded in. The magazine release was perfectly placed amid pleasing contours. The button can easily be changed to the right side.

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