S&W M&P 15 Sport II VS new handgun?

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  1. Kennebago

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    What are your main shooters now? What do you carry?

    The G43 and G19 are staples for a lot of people and are VERY strong choices in general, but if they would be redundant in your collection (if, say, you have a Shield and a compact striker gun already) maybe they lose some of the shine.
     
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    Cabela's / Bass Pro prices on guns suck. I consider them to be the "full price" store on just about everything. I've never bought a gun from them as I can find new and used modern guns for less just about everywhere else.

    I have bought a couple BP revolvers from Cabela's when they went on sale.

    If you decide to buy a handgun instead, I'd recommend you buy a couple 2 or 3 stripped Anderson Lower receivers from Cabela's:
    https://www.cabelas.com/product/sho...-stripped-lower-reciever/2387970.uts?slotId=0

    Then buy a Kit or 3 from PSA.

    https://palmettostatearmory.com/psa-16-m4-carbine-length-5-56-nato-1-7-nitride-rifle-kit.html

    https://palmettostatearmory.com/psa...ic-shockwave-pistol-kit-black-5165449175.html
     
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    Main now:

    Carry:
    Glock 26, 9mm
    S&W 442, .38
    SP101, .38/357

    Plinkers:
    S&W 617, 22lr
    Ruger GP100, 38/357
    Colt Trooper .38

    Hunting:
    S&W 629 Classic 44 magnum
    Taurus ??, 44 magnum
    Several rifles
    Muzzleloader

    POS paperweight:
    Kel-Tec P11, 9mm

    As you see, most areas are covered. My choices are basically redundant.
     
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    You have the bases covered for sure... in a battery like that I'd lean G19 or even a G17, either of which gives you something closer to a fullsize 9mm. The 43 is a solid gun but I personally don't see what it'd gain you over a 26, unless you wish the 26 was flatter and would carry a singlestack more. I think singlestack striker guns are overrated and carry a 26 myself, so I could be biased and YMMV.

    You have a range of revolver frame sizes but only a carry-sized 9mm (ignoring the Kel-Tec), so a bigger 9mm of whatever flavor you like rounds out a collection like yours.

    Lots of options in the carryable 9mm market too.
     
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    What about $700 worth of ammo?

    I didn't like ARs for the longest time. Still not as enthusiastic about the platform as some but, I built one from an Anderson lower that I bought at Cabela's about two years ago. That process is great fun. I'd say get an AR only if you'll shoot it. Owning one just to own one is silly to me, gun laws aside.
     
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    You do have all areas covered.

    I don’t see a shotgun but not everyone needs or wants one.
     
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    I've thought about that. It feels so clunky in hand.
     
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    How does the quality of the kit compare to the S&W M&P Sport II? I mean, it's $200 less than the M&P. Is the barrel thinner? Is it reliable?
     
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    If your looking to trade the P11 let me know.
     
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    I wouldn't do that to you. It has a broken slide lock (I think).
     
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    Have u tried Keltec? They've fixed or replaced everything I've broken
     
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    PSA is the new standard = a low price AR15 that is reliable and accurate. I have 4 of them.

    PSA's CEO states it best - "PSA is about maximizing freedom not maximizing profit."


    Reviews by Mr. Guns & Gear:


     
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    Yes, I sent them an email. They want me to send it in. I'm leery of doing that.
    I'm not positive on the correct procedures.
    Does it have to go through an FFL?
    What carrier will actually allow a firearm to be shipped?

    I shipped a crummy gun to Taurus years ago. I can't remember all of the details.
     
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    USPS will ship long guns but not hand guns.
    UPS is a LOT more reasonable than FedEx when shipping firearms of any kind.
     
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    @Mr. Tettnanger what about a 1911? CZ P10C or another CZ? Sig 229 (you almost have enough)? Do you have a nice .22 rifle with optics? CZ 527 carbine? Ammo stacking? A safe?

    Otherwise get the Ruger PC carbine
     
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    It was cheaper for me to ship thru my FFL. He sent it in a flat rate box via USPS. Keltec sent it back to me. Via USPS.

    But u can overnight it thru Fedex or UPS. I can't remember which (maybe both?)

    They were easy to deal with. One time they replaced the weapon with the same serial number, another they repaired it.
     
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    I have a few of those too.
     
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