M&P45c vs. Glock 36

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    M&P45c vs. Glock 36

    I had been looking at possibly getting my first Glock, but I've also been looking at the M&P45c with thumb safety. Others may disagree, but being a "1911 guy" traditionally, I like thumb safeties. Not only does the M&P have this available, but it's 8+1 as opposed to 6+1 with the Glock.

    So do any of you have both (or "had" both)? That M&P is actually looking better by the minute. If so, is the concealment good? Which feels thinner? Which do you have more confidence in?
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    If you're a 1911 guy traditionaly I think you would find the transition to the M&P with a Thumb Safety to be a natural occurance.

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    I'd go for the Glock 30SF over the G36 because of capacity with not too much more size.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpringerXD View Post
    I had been looking at possibly getting my first Glock, but I've also been looking at the M&P45c with thumb safety. Others may disagree, but being a "1911 guy" traditionally, I like thumb safeties. Not only does the M&P have this available, but it's 8+1 as opposed to 6+1 with the Glock.

    So do any of you have both (or "had" both)? That M&P is actually looking better by the minute. If so, is the concealment good? Which feels thinner? Which do you have more confidence in?
    I have the full size M&P45 with the thumb safety and love it! Either one of those is a true winner.
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    I am a big fan of more capacity is better. The M&P is nice looking pistol and am actually considering one for myself over a Glock 21.

    Back to your question though, the M&P for sure. Around me the M&P is a little cheaper than Glocks.
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    I have the Glock 36. Its really small too be a glock. I had a Glock 30sf and the size difference is huge to me. The capacity could be more but i love it. But i think you would like the M&P better since your a 1911 guy.
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    I agree with what has been stated. If your a 1911 guy then the M&P will be a easier transition. However if size is a concern it's hard to beat the G36.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
    If your a 1911 guy then the M&P will be a easier transition.
    Dittos to this. I have friends who are dyed-in-the-wool 1911ers and all but one of them also has the M&P. I hear S&W has a rebate on right now too.
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    I appreciate everyone's input!

    Now a crazy question. Two, actually. The width of the pistol is listed as 1.2 inches. Am I correct in assuming that the ambi safety is included in the width, since it protrudes on both sides?



    Also, what are the chances of a non-ambi being available for this gun?
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    +1 for M&P, I too am a 1911 guy and I love my M&P. I have the mid-size .45 with the thumb safety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SpringerXD View Post
    I appreciate everyone's input!

    Now a crazy question. Two, actually. The width of the pistol is listed as 1.2 inches. Am I correct in assuming that the ambi safety is included in the width, since it protrudes on both sides?



    Also, what are the chances of a non-ambi being available for this gun?
    I'm honestly not sure if that includes the controls or not. I'm inclined to say no but thats just a guess.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
    I'm honestly not sure if that includes the controls or not. I'm inclined to say no but thats just a guess.
    I had to take it apart to do an apex sear install and it's truly ambi, I have not seen it for just one side. Call S&W as I may be wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rollo View Post
    I'm honestly not sure if that includes the controls or not. I'm inclined to say no but thats just a guess.
    If those dimensions don't include the safety, then I wonder if it might be a bit of a brick. Guess I need to hold one and see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SpringerXD View Post
    If those dimensions don't include the safety, then I wonder if it might be a bit of a brick. Guess I need to hold one and see.
    From holding one I can say that 1.2 just in the handle wouldn't surprise me. It felt like a pretty thick gun however EXTREMELY comfortable. To be honest the M&&P line is probably THE most comfortable polymer pistol I have held. For comparisons sake a Glock 26 is 1.18 inches thick and a PT145 is 1.25 inches thick. I don't think my Glock 26 is uncomfortable to hold but holding a M&P was kinda like "oooooooooooh yeaaaaaaaaaaah"
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    M&P 45c at 1.2 does not include the controls. It is sweet and sweet shooting.

    Here are a couple of pics for an idea of concealability (not much for me)


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