Home Gun Review Video Gun Review: Smith & Wesson M&P45 Gun Review Video Gun Review: Smith & Wesson M&P45 By Dan Zimmerman - January 2, 2017 19 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email A big boy duty gun for those who want to carry something that starts with a ‘4’. You can read our full review of the compact version here. Post Views: 13 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pawn Shop Gun Review: Astra A-80 .45 ACP Pistol Hands-On With CVA’s Paramount HTR Long-Range .40 Cal Muzzleloader Gun Review: Laugo Arms Alien Signature Edition Pistol 19 COMMENTS If the trigger needs to be replaced for it to be a great gun, it’s not a great gun, it’s a mediocre gun. Just my humble opinion. Reply It doesn’t need to be replaced. You could spend the same amount of money on ammo instead and the trigger would get to the same place. Bonus: you actually get to practice. Replacing the trigger is just a shortcut. Reply Walther ppq 45, CZ 97B Reply It’s funny – I don’t like the PPQ .45 all that much, but I find that I shoot it unusually well. Reply I have had this full size 45 since mid 2012 and the trigger sucks compared to my 2016 M&p 9c. The M&P triggers have really improved since 2012. The 45 trigger feels like I am pulling a cat that doesn’t want to walk. Reply Didn’t Smith just come out with a 2.0 version of the M&P 9 millimeter and 40 caliber? Why wouldn’t they make this gun a 2.0 as well with the updated and improved trigger this makes no sense. Both Glock and Smith and Wesson needs to get with the program on offering a better trigger in their Plain Jane guns not the performance center Firearms. I have to agree with the original poster if it doesn’t have a good trigger that gun is crap. And that’s from someone who owns 3 M&P striker-fired pistols and for Glock striker-fired pistols. Reply You guys need to start video reviewing really bad and really good guns. When all you review is “great guns with a few flaws,” you lose credibility. Reply Is it just easier to do video reviews than written ones or are you doing it because it is more popular? They seem a bit awkward and stiff to me – just one man’s opinion. Reply Akward and stiff? You are being extremely kind sir. These 2 couldn’t be more boring and less entertaining, or informative, if they tried. To borrow a phrase from the review, these video reviews are “sub-optimal,” err, scratch that, they just plain suck! Farago needs to go back to Police hate posts, he is at least convincing in that role. Nick does very good written reviews n guns and gear. TTAG needs to leave the video reviews to JeremyS, he has the winning formula. Reply Link’s broken. Reply Link fixed. Thanks. Reply IIRC, the Hartford PD had a bunch of issues with the M&P 45 mostly extractor issues… they got rid of them and got Glock G22s Reply Would be nice to see some real world testing and reviews done. Shooting at a range does not really put a firearm through its paces other then to show it fires and ejects well out of the box clean or cleaned once out of the box. Reply That’s not full-sized as it’s not the 4.5″ version that was originally introduced. It looks to be the compact version according to the S&W web site. Reply I just got the m&p 45 for Christmas and the thing shoots like a dream! It’s s extremely accurate and fun to shoot- got a two inch grouping at 40yards. Reply I carry the full size, 4.5 inch model, and it is hands down my favorite 45 caliber handgun, and I have had or at least fired most of the major competitors on the market. What I really appreciate about it is that while the capacity isnt the highest compared to the competition, S&W kept the frame slimmer, and it feels much more like a 9mm/40 than a 45 gun in girth. Mine has also been very controllable compared to the other 45’s Ive shot. Ive heard the common complaint that the triggers are bad, but I haven’t experienced that with the ones I’ve had (I’ve had two). I carry mine with a Streamlight TLR1s OWB, and I have also purchased a threaded barrel and have run it suppressed with my Dead Air Ghost-M without issue with all stock parts. Would like to get my hands on an M&P45c, but I have never seen one at any of my LGS’s. Reply Glock 21 beats this by a mile and that is stock, gen 4. With a 3.5# polished ghost connector, extra power trigger spring and a polished gen 3 trigger bar ($50 in drop in mods), it blows the MP45 out into oblivion, plus 3 more rounds capacity. Reply Gun reviewers should never wear black or dark shirts when reviewing black guns. Reply Love my FNX45 Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.