Smith & Wesson M&P 9c

After deciding I needed a suppressed pistol in the home defense arsenal, I got squared away with a SilencerCo Osprey 45 on a Springfield XD(M) 45. I soon realized that I was the only one that could use it. The wife needed something that fit her better. A Smith & Wesson M&P Shield in 9mm fit her pretty well, but I wasn't looking for a CCW gun. If you don't need to make compromises for concealability why do it? After a few excursions to gunshops and gunshows I was surprised that what she thought fit the best was a Smith & Wesson M&P 9c. So that's what she got. I also ordered a KKM Precision threaded barrel. As my AAC Ti-RANT was then dedicated to pistols that's what gets mounted on it. It turns out they're a great combination.

I've run several hundred rounds through this combination and in my hands not a hiccup. I have to qualify that, because I did let a buddy try it and apparently he was limp-wristing it. I mean almost every shot. He is quite experienced shooting a variety of guns, so it was quite a surprise. It was night and day handing it back and forth. So it doesn't make any sense, but all indications were limp-wristing. The only negative I see is one common to most suppressors -- the sights are blocked. I didn't have a problem seeing "through" the suppresor, but I could see how it's distracting to some. I could shoot quite accurately despite it.

As to the pistol itself, well, it's fine. It's nothing too special. Fit and finish are appropriate to the cost. Reliability for me is there. It's easy to take down and clean. It's run with a variety of JHP, FMJ, brass and steel cases in a variety of bullet weights from 115gr up to 147gr with no issues at all. I have no issue recommending someone to buy it if it fits their hand.