The Smith and Wesson M&P line is relatively new to the scene, making its first debut in 2005. Since then they quickly built a reputation for being some of the best pistols on the market. Used by civilians and police departments across the country, the M&P is the go to polymer pistol for shooters who prefer to buy American firearms. The full size .45 is perfect for home defense applications. Add a tactical light and a good pair of tritium night sights and you’re ready to guard your castle. The pistol comes with various back straps so the shooter is able to adjust the grip for their comfort. The M&P has superior ergonomics compared to the Glock, so shooters with smaller hands may appreciate this model.
Looking for a .45 pistol for concealed carry? The compact M&P is a great option. It’s a compact pistol designed for civilian carry but still offers a full grip, 8+1 capacity and a rail for mounting a tactical light. Another great thing about the compact model is it accepts the larger, higher capacity magazines. This gun can do it all. Concealed carry all day, then at home attach a light and insert a larger magazine for home defense. It really is a versatile option.