Gun Report

Smith & Wesson M&P45 45 ACP

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The M&P45 shot well enough and was reliable. But there were small complaints that should be easily cured.

Smith & Wesson M&P45 45 ACP

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Trigger Pull Double
Trigger Span Double

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We had trouble keeping the takedown lever vertical. When we were ready to remove the slide, it would create a jam and we would have to start over again. Adding a stronger detent might cure this problem.
The ambidextrous thumb safeties are visible from atop the Novak rear sight. Each safety offered a shelf-like paddle on which the shooter could ride with the strong hand thumb.

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