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I have been flirting with a 40 S&W for about a year and there were a lot of good deals and then Wuhan.
Still I see police trade it's in vg-exc for a scootch under $300. Worth it or should I hold out for the 2.0. I'm not in a rush. Plenty to play with but I would like to add a .40
 

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Different texture on the newer grip frames and I believe a steel reinforced frame, though I dont recall there being any problems with the older frame. If I were looking, I wouldnt hesitate to get a first gen
 

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Different texture on the newer grip frames and I believe a steel reinforced frame, though I dont recall there being any problems with the older frame. If I were looking, I wouldn't hesitate to get a first gen
Over on the MP-Pistol.com forum someone did a seriously detailed side-by-side dissection comparison of the 1.0 and 2.0., with pics.

Don't know if this will work for non-members, but here's the link:

M&P 2.0 Differences I See

It's like the differences between the generations of the S&W metal frame pistols, especially the 2nd & 3rd Gens. Both gens are solid performers, and I didn't feel short changed with a 2nd Gen 459 & 559, I went to a 3rd Gens for the 4006 and 4506-1. And I wouldn't mind at all if I could get a 2nd Gen 645, I like the older grip frame better.

On the M&P's, many feel that the grip stippling on the 2.0's are too agrgessive and prefer the 1.0.
 

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We have this M&P .40 that we picked up about 10 years ago:



It is a fine Smith and a fine .40 caliber!
 

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I have a 2.0 in 9mm that I like very much. Only complaint is the stipling on the grip is TOO aggressive. I’ve shot a friend’s 1.0 that I like and shoot just about as well. Even though the 40 s&w has fallen out of favor it’s a good handgun caliber and I think is right at home in a full size M&P, 1.0 or 2.0. Can’t go wrong at that price but double check the big internet sellers for a deal on a brand new gun.
 

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I have a 2.0 in 9mm that I like very much. Only complaint is the stipling on the grip is TOO aggressive. I’ve shot a friend’s 1.0 that I like and shoot just about as well. Even though the 40 s&w has fallen out of favor it’s a good handgun caliber and I think is right at home in a full size M&P, 1.0 or 2.0. Can’t go wrong at that price but double check the big internet sellers for a deal on a brand new gun.
I picked up a new M&P 2.0 45 Compact May 1st.

I agree about the stippling, it's rough!

When it arrived at my FFL, I was talking to him about 9mm's. Told him I'd heard good stuff about the Sig P365. He had one in the case he'd just got it. I ended up with two new pistols that day.

 

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Both the 1.0 and 2.0 are excellent, you won't go wrong with either one.
 

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A freind just dropped off a 2.0 9mm compact. It has a 3.6 inch barrel . Man its a good looking plastic gun and it fits the hand nicely. I may just have to put that on my shopping list in 40S&W. I understand the have a 4inch barrel that will support a 13 round mag. Perfect!!
 

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If you find the 2.o stippling too aggressive you can soften it up with some 220 grit sand paper. Hit the grips lightly to remove the points.
 

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I have a MP 40 1.0 and it’s a good pistol. I installed a Apex duty trigger in it and acquired a factory .357 Sig barrel. Now I have two pistols!
 

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I have a MP 40 1.0 and it’s a good pistol. I installed a Apex duty trigger in it and acquired a factory .357 Sig barrel. Now I have two pistols!
Is the 357 barrel a drop in affair??
 
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