Before you decide to buy a dedicated game gun, ask yourself what you're trying to accomplish by playing the game. Personally
, it's always been my thought that it's better to come in 5th place with my carry than than 1st place with a gun that serves no purpose other than playing games.
The Pro will give you:
Longer sight radius:
- a longer sight radius
- "competition" sights
- the ability to load your ammo a little weaker if you reload
- the Performance Center sear
The benefit most shooters get from a longer sight radius is much less than they think. Put another way, very few shooters will actually end up with a better score at the end of the day because they've got a 5" gun instead of a 4" gun.
Unless the sights on the Pro are exactly what you want, this is wasted money. You're paying a premium for the Pro sights, then you'll spend more money on whatever sights you later put on the gun.
Making Power Factor:
Again, it's a legitimate thing but like sight radius, very
few people are actually going to get better results because they used two tenths of a grain less powder in their charge. When Rob Leatham and Dave Sevigny are fighting tooth & nail to beat each other, tiny differences like that might make a difference. When you're trying to beat the guys at your local club ... not so much.
Performance Center sear:
There's no denying, the PC sear is a great improvement over the stock one. To me, it's the
reason to buy a Pro. If the better trigger pull alone justifies the increased price over a regular M&P (or whatever other guns you're looking at), go for it. Otherwise ... consider getting a standard M&P (or whatever).