I bought a S&W M&P VTAC Viking Tactics 9mm the other day. I decided on the MP VTAC model because of the combination fiber optic / tritium sights. I read some reviews stating that the fiber optic piece popped out for people but I have yet to run into that problem. The gun came with two 17 round magazines, three interchangeable backstraps, a lock, a case, a manual and a chamber flag.
I took the S&W M&P VTAC 9mm to the range yesterday. I was shooting the pistol from the standing position at 50 feet at an indoor range. The gun came with three different back straps. I chose the medium one for the test.
I put 100 rounds of Federal Champion Target Ammunition through the pistol without a single issue.
The VTAC fiber optic sights were excellent. The trigger was crisp and short. The pistol shot on the low side because of how high the fiber optic sights sit. If I had a chance to use the MP9 in low light settings I would use the Trijicon sights that are just below the fiber optic sights. The only issue I did come across was that about every third round ejected directly back into my face. This caused me to flinch the rest of my time with the pistol. I read that this issue maybe caused by the type of ammo that I used or not having a proper grip on the gun.
I’m going to test the pistol further next week and post an update. Until then here are some pictures of the gun. I’m new to shooting pistols so keep that in mind when you see the pictures of the targets below.
Model: M&P9 VTAC®
Capacity: 17+1 Rounds
Action: Striker Fire Action
Barrel Length: 4.25″ / 10.8 cm
Front Sight: VTAC® Warrior
Rear Sight: VTAC® Warrior
Overall Length: 7.63″ / 19.4 cm
Weight: 24 oz./680.4 g
Frame Material: Polymer
Slide Material: Stainless Steel
Finish: Flat Dark Earth (FDE)