I'm currently looking at purchasing my first handgun. My dad owns a SW M&P 40, so I'm looking at a 45 since I can shoot his 40 whenever I want. I'm looking at the M&P as a mate to pair with my M&P 15 5.56, the gun feels pretty good.
I like the look and safety of the Kimber, although it doesn't seem quite as comfortable in my hand out of the box. A set of hogue grips may improve this.
I own 3 guns currently total- 2 12 gauge shotguns, a Franci 612 vario press and a cheap single shot. And the M&P 15 mentioned before.
My question, is that the M&P is about $100-$150 cheaper initially, before upgrades or accessories. Is the kimber so much better to make it worth it?
These are the two I'm looking at.
Smith and Wesson M&P 45
Kimber Custom II