Got rid of my G19 -- MP45c or MP40c to replace it?

Got rid of my G19 -- MP45c or MP40c to replace it?

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    Got rid of my G19 -- MP45c or MP40c to replace it?

    I was really wanting the MP45c because not only could i carry it in the winter, but it'd be a .45 for pin shoots as well. But a .40 should work for pins as well, would let me put a conversion barrel in for other fun and had one other advantage: I can find one locally. No MP45c's around here. I'd have to wait for the gun show I'm working this weekend to get one (if someone has one there). I CAN get the .40 though.

    I like both. I'd be happy with either. About the only other advantage I can think of is buying the .40 would give me an excuse to get a fullsize .45 for myself for x-mas. Or my birthday. Or whatever other day that would make a good excuse.

    My CCW most of the time is my PF-9, except in cold weather where I don't mind carrying something bigger like my old G19. I rarely OC. The G19 was my normal range gun as well -- but I just bought a BHP w/ adjustable sights for that.

    So, Aside from the round counts, the fact that .45s DO clear pins from the table better, and that I am fine with a 9mm for defense so .40 vs .45 isn't big enough difference to matter to me (unless someone can show me that neither would be a step up anyway from my 9mm :P), anyone have any suggestions on why one might be a better selection than the other?

    I keep wondering if there are other compact .45's and .40s that I should look at still. :/


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    I'd suggest buying your G19 back

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    Buy what you like, not what folks say to get. I found the MP line fits my hand and points more naturally than my Glock does, but I like my G30 too much to change. I shoot every gun about the same, regardless of grip and fit. Any reason you gave up Glock and didn't upgrade to its larger calibers?
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    I too have my eye on a M&P45c, I did not warm up to the Glock 19 I had, some problems with the Gen4, let us know how you like the M&P.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rigel42 View Post
    I'd suggest buying your G19 back
    Yep bring it back

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    Not a .40 fan, got a M&P 9c and would love to have a 45c.
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    Well I can't shoot a g19 straight unlike every other pistol I've shot, hate the feel of it, never wanted it except my dad gave me it free. It was a gen 2.

    Plus the m&ps are so much more comfortable.

    Choosing between the 2 versions are like me deciding which ben and jerrys flavor I want. I want them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfrage View Post
    Well I can't shoot a g19 straight unlike every other pistol I've shot, hate the feel of it, never wanted it except my dad gave me it free. It was a gen 2.

    Plus the m&ps are so much more comfortable.

    Choosing between the 2 versions are like me deciding which ben and jerrys flavor I want. I want them all.

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    I'll buy your G19 if it's a Gen 3.
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    Get the .45 Put those pins down with some authority.

    You will want a full-size .45 to supplement it later.

    And don't underestimate being able to carry it year round.
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    The M&P I don't have is the .40 because I tend to like 9mm and .45 acp. There is nothing wrong with the .40 if you want a conversion barrel. You will love which ever one you get. Meanwhile I get to try the purdy new recoil springs Glock sent me for my G19 and my G17! Hopefully third times the charm, then I can sell them and get more M&P's! LOL....
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    I'd get what you want now, if possible. How about ordering one from an online dealer like Bud's Gun Shop. They have them in stock. $531 + free shipping... Discount Guns for Sale - Buds Gun Shop

    Something to think about...
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    Going on caliber choice alone I believe you will find the .45 ACP to be a better all around cartridge than the .40 S&W for your described uses of pin shooting and SD carry.

    I have several Glocks in 9mm, .40 S&W and .45 ACP and if I were to give any of them up (which is highly unlikely at this time) the first to go would be the G-23 and the very last would be the G-19.

    Good luck on your decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldVet View Post
    Buy what you like, not what folks say to get.
    I will -- I'm not asking everyone to pick for me... mostly.. but it's really just me trying to figure out something I hadn't thought about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TX-JB View Post
    I'd get what you want now, if possible. How about ordering one from an online dealer like Bud's Gun Shop. They have them in stock. $531 + free shipping... Discount Guns for Sale - Buds Gun Shop

    Something to think about...
    You know what? I went to local range that I'm a member at and Bud's is the one place they won't deal with for a transfer. Apparently they've screwed up tons of orders, which becomes a bound book nightmare. I was gonna order it and ship to them but they said neg when I said it was Bud's.

    I figure if I order it now, it'll get it in my hands by the weekend... But this weekend is the gun show where i'm selling my inventory app so I keep hoping someone will cut a fellow vendor a break...

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