Gun Report

Smith & Wesson M&P45 .45 ACP

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GUN TESTS GRADE: A-
We liked a lot of things on the M&P45. Of course, to start it was slightly cheaper than the Glock and $600 cheaper than the H&K. It had impressive fit, finish, and cosmetics. The gun is ambidextrous. Where the M&P gained an edge was in its 1911-style ambi safety paddles. The gun can be made safe loading, unloading, or working the slide.

Smith & Wesson M&P45 .45 ACP

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Home Defense
Law Enforcement
Concealed Carry
Recreational
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Trigger Pull Single
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Trigger Span Single
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The M&P45 comes standard with a steel Novak Lo-Mount carry rear sight. Tritium sights are also available. The new frame-mounted ambidextrous thumb safety (arrow) acts as a passive safety device, allowing the slide to be pulled toward the rear, clearing the firearm without disengaging the safety. The firearm also features an ambidextrous slide stop.
The enlarged trigger guard accommodates gloves, and the trigger incorporates a built-in trigger stop, which takes the form of two molded-in ridges, one on the back of the trigger and the other molded into the grip frame (arrows).

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