Let’s be clear, I like the gun, I really do. I think Doug from ATEI does awesome work, but $6k? Do you know how many strip… I mean kids I can feed with $6k? If I was Doug/Chris Costa I would be really feeling myself right about now. Let’s also realize there are 12 bids! Man, I got to hand to ATEI and Chris Costa. You built it and they came, all over it.
I decided to have a talk with Doug at ATEi about this M&P that sold out in minutes, withstanding a $1500 price tag. Initially, I wondered whether paying $1500 for what was essentially a tricked out M&P made any sense. It’s so much easier being a hater, unfortunately, Doug decided he wanted to make a lot of sense during our conversation and I have to say if you had $1500 to spend you would not be a dumb ass for buying this M&P. READ MORE
I think the Chris Costa ATEi M&P 9 Mashup is an Awesome looking handgun. I would not mind if all polymer guns started going in this direction as far as aesthetics go. But sweet baby Jesus, $1500 for an M&P? You can barely resale a lightly used M&P for $400 dollars these days.
I love the the M&P series pistols. Currently, I am trying to find myself (The Gunner version). I have been a long time Glock Fanboy but I have been cheating on my Glocks with the M&P and now I am torn. The M&P is an excellent platform and improves on a lot of the things Glocks do decently but could do better. This ATEi/Costa mashup is sexy, but $1500 sexy? READ MORE
I’ve never really been a huge fan of super modified guns, they always tend to look, too modified. This mashup is no exception. ATEi teamed up with Chris Costa to produce this “too modified” Smith & Wesson M&P9. There is so much going with this gun I don’t know where to begin, so I won’t. Here is what I will say, ” This gun looks nice, real nice”. Actually, “cool” would be a better word to describe this gun.
I have to confess, I could do without the “COSTA” plastered on the slide of the gun. Don’t get me wrong, I think Costa is the S**t, but I don’t need to be reminded of it every time I pick up my gun. I understand the branding implications but I could do without it. READ MORE