Beretta 1951 (M951 Brigadier) Summary

The 1951 (M951 Brigadier) by Beretta is a recoil operated semi-automatic Pistol produced during 1951 - 1980 which sells new for $550.00 and has an estimated used valuation of $475.00. It's caliber is listed at 9mm Luger with a muzzle velocity (MV) From 985 to 1500 ft/sec, muzzle energy (ME) From 294 to 450 ft-lb, and muzzle weight (WT) From 90 to 147 grains. The Beretta 1951 (M951 Brigadier) has blade front, V-notch rear sights, a plastic grip, blue finish steel frame, and a single-action (SA) trigger. This handgun has a 8-round magazine with a maximum capacity of 9 rounds. The 1951 (M951 Brigadier) has a recoil factor of 4.47 ft-lb and IDPA Power Factor of 143742.

Smith & Wesson M&P Compact Summary

The M&P Compact by Smith & Wesson is a recoil operated semi-automatic Pistol produced during 2007 which sells new for $569.00 and has an estimated used valuation of $350.00. It's caliber is listed at .40 S&W with a muzzle velocity (MV) From 985 to 1325 ft/sec, muzzle energy (ME) From 355 to 500 ft-lb, and muzzle weight (WT) From 135 to 180 grains. The Smith & Wesson M&P Compact has ramp front, Novak Lo-Mount rear sights, a integrated polymer grip, Zytel polymer frame, and a striker single-action (SA) trigger. This handgun has a 10-round magazine with a maximum capacity of 11 rounds. The M&P Compact has a recoil factor of 8.95 ft-lb and IDPA Power Factor of 172536.

Comparison Chart

Title:Beretta 1951 (M951 Brigadier)Smith & Wesson M&P Compact
Caliber:9mm Luger.40 S&W
Common Name:9mm Parabellum.40 Smith & Wesson Auto
Type:PistolPistol
Production Years:1951 - 19802007
MV:From 985 to 1500 ft/secFrom 985 to 1325 ft/sec
ME:From 294 to 450 ft-lbFrom 355 to 500 ft-lb
WT:From 90 to 147 grainsFrom 135 to 180 grains
Brand Name:BerettaSmith & Wesson
Model Number:1951 (M951 Brigadier)M&P Compact
Retail Price:$550.00$569.00
Used Price:$475.00$350.00
Action:recoil operated semi-automaticrecoil operated semi-automatic
Trigger:single-action (SA)striker single-action (SA)
Safety Type:frame mounted hammer lockpassive trigger safety
Magazine Capacity:8-round10-round
Frame Material:blue finish steelZytel polymer
Grip Type:plasticintegrated polymer
Sights:blade front, V-notch rearramp front, Novak Lo-Mount rear
Width:No Data1.2-in
Length:8-in6.7-in
Height:No Data4.3-in
Barrel:4.5-in3.5-in
Weight:31.4-oz23.4-oz
IDPA Power Factor:143742172536
Recoil Factor:4.47 ft-lb8.95 ft-lb
Total Capacity:9 rounds11 rounds