My VFC M&P 9c arrived today and I couldn't be happier with the product. This little baby fits right into the Blackhawk Serpa CQC holster (also purchased from ASGI) that I've had here waiting for it as if it were the real thing. And it might as well be. Dimensions and controls are an exact match for the real thing. The only place VFC missed a little is the weight. I'm going to bet they were aiming for the unloaded weight spec given by S&W. Too bad you can't get 130 grain BB's! I figured the magazine was where they would make up the weight difference, a la KWA's ATP and M9, but they did not.
Speaking of the magazine, it does not slide smoothly out of the mag well. I'd guess this is caused by the coating of "non slip" friction paint it's covered with. I believe this will wear into place with use, it already has a little after I shot up the back yard. There are also some slight oddities, like having to install the sight dots. It comes with something called "dark sights, something I've never heard of but kind of like. I'll probably just leave it as-is. Time will tell me more about how it stands up to regular use but I can foresee no problems. The tabs on the top of the magazine are a softer plastic than KWA uses so we might not have to load from the slide back position that is recommended for KWA's to prevent breaking these. It's already a habit so I'll probably just stick with it. For personalized grip adjustment, this comes with the same three grip adjustment "pads" as the real one.
Shooting the gun is a real pleasure. As much as I like those KWA pistols, they feel a little "delicate" when shot next to the VFC. I have not disassembled it yet but something about the way it shoots gives it more realistic recoil and a general feeling of, I don't know, "strength"? Whatever, I love the way it shoots! The ASGI QC tag in the box list the FPS at 302, a nice number that should usually pass, even at the most strict indoor field.
I strongly recommend this pistol for drill (in place of the real thing) or on the Airsoft field!
Realistic feel, including the S&W jointed trigger and all other controls
Realistic shooting feel and good accuracy, even with the short barrel
Apparently good quality and design
Minimalist operation manual (Yay!)
Full Auto setting (I won't be using this but enjoy, if you so desire)
Lighter than the real steel counterpart
Magazine does not eject easily (which I believe will self-correct)
DIY sight dots (comes with "dark sights", if point shooting is your thing just leave it like that - I think I might)
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]