I’ve put plenty of rounds through the M&P; in fact, it was the handgun I used for the Defensive Shooting course – in which only 2 of 14 shooters qualified during the first round. And, yes, I was one of those two. The Smith & Wesson M&P is an excellent handgun. If you don’t have one, especially if you think that Glock is the only polymer handgun worth owning, get your hands on an M&P. You’ll be glad you did.
Shooting a 2 inch barreled revolver, with a 10 pound trigger pull is definitely not the same as shooting a 4.5 inch barreled semi-auto with a 6 pound trigger.
I was all over the paper, and I sometimes didn’t even hit it! OUCH.
After 50 rounds of disappointment, I did the only thing that made sense – I went and bought 50 more rounds and scheduled another training session. I may need this handgun in a difficult situation someday. I want to be ready AND proficient with it.
If you aren’t regularly practicing with your handgun, just remember this – somewhere, someone else is. And when you meet, he will win. And there is no second place in a gunfight.