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    Unexpected purchase

    I went to the Mesquite gun show today with my buddy, to help him pick out a good AR-15. I thought I might pick up some reloading supplies, if the price was right, but I wasn't really in shopping mode. After taking a break from AR's, we were looking at a vendor's handguns and I ran across a S&W M&P in .40 S&W. It's a full sized gun, and it looked like it might have been previously owned, but it was in terrific shape. I was stunned to see a price tag of $310 on the gun.

    I've been saying out loud for a while that I need a good 40 cal gun because I've never had a gun in that caliber, and if the only ammo I could get my hands on was 40 cal, I'd be out of luck. So, I've had it in the back of my mind to keep an eye out for one of these. Luckily, the finance department (my wife) had texted me earlier in the day to buy something if I wanted to. After confirming with her that this amount was okay, I paid for the gun and it was mine. It came with two 15 round mags, and 3 different backstraps. As I said before, it looks like it's hardly ever been fired and I can't wait to get it to the range. I'm not sure at this point if I will carry it, or if it will just be a range gun, but this gun was meant to be carried, that much I know. I may at some point order a holster and an extra mag so I can carry it when I want to. Can't wait to shoot it !


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    Nice hand cannon. Can’t wait to hear how it shoots


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    That Smith&Wesson will serve you well.
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    Sweet Smith! And at a good price...shoot it in good health
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    I almost forgot, it's time to buy some 40 cal dies now.
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    “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote" - Benjamin Franklin

    When Leonidas was preparing to make his stand, a Persian envoy arrived. The envoy explained to Leonidas the futility of trying to resist the advance of the huge Persian army and demanded that the Spartans lay down their arms. Leonidas told Xerxes "MOLON LABE", or "Come And Get Them."

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    My buddy has one of.those in .40. I like shooting his M&P way better than my G2 PT140.
    Enjoy!
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    Nice pistol at a good price! Which blackstrap ya gonna go with? In my full size pistols I usually go with the middle sized one.

    To Car_Doc: Most folk might be surprised by my most carried 40 cal is my old 3rd Generation PT140 MilPros.
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    The middle sized one is on there now, I will probably put the large one on and see how it feels. It will be between the two.
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    “Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote" - Benjamin Franklin

    When Leonidas was preparing to make his stand, a Persian envoy arrived. The envoy explained to Leonidas the futility of trying to resist the advance of the huge Persian army and demanded that the Spartans lay down their arms. Leonidas told Xerxes "MOLON LABE", or "Come And Get Them."

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    Sweet Deal! Congratulations and may it serve you well!

    Have heard great things about the S&W M&P line. The closest thing I have to that is my S&W SW9VE, which I like quite a bit.
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    Eh I would have passed, I have had 2 No Luck. But Others have found them a dream Good Luck may it serve well
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    Yuck Moo

 

 
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