Glock guy finally shoots the M&P compact 9

This is a discussion on Glock guy finally shoots the M&P compact 9 within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; I have carried the following pistols for self defense over the last 20 years. Glock 19 First Gen 1993 Sig P230 1994 S&W Model 60 ...

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 17
Like Tree5Likes

Thread: Glock guy finally shoots the M&P compact 9

  1. #1
    Distinguished Member Array ericb327's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Location
    Bellevue, Ky/Cincinatti
    Posts
    1,414

    Glock guy finally shoots the M&P compact 9

    I have carried the following pistols for self defense over the last 20 years.

    Glock 19 First Gen 1993
    Sig P230 1994
    S&W Model 60 1995
    Glock 30 1997
    Sig P238 2011

    My EDC was primarily either my G19 or G30. I have always stood behind Glock due to their accuracy, easy of use, reliability and simplicity of break down. Yesterday I finally rented the S&W M&P Compact 9MM with a 12 round magazine. The M&P was slightly smaller than my EDC G19. I found this gun to be very accurate and reliable. After shooting Glock for almost 20 years I have gotten very accustomed to their triggers. The M&P trigger pull was a bit longer but the break was a little cleaner than a stock Glock. If I were to purchase another gun to replace my G19 it would be the M&P Compact in 9MM or 40 S&W. I currently carry my Sig P238 for summer and carry and when I want ultra concealability.

    All this said. After almost 20 years of owning Glocks with nearly flawless performance; I see no reason to buy new pistol for EDC. I could probably use my Glocks for the rest of my life. I imagine my son will probably carry my Glocks as well. They are made that good!

    My next pistol to rent and shoot will be the Springfield XD.
    For to win one hundred victories in one hundred battles is not the acme of skill. To subdue the enemy without fighting is the acme of skill. (Sun Tzu) The Art of War

    https://www.facebook.com/ninja312


    My food and product review blog
    http://trualitybarandgrille.wordpress.com/

  2. Remove Ads

  3. #2
    VIP Member Array zonker1986's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Location
    Orlando, Florida
    Posts
    3,450
    I too am a Glock guy. If they ever take all my Glocks away, I'll carry an M&P. My M&P 9C is just a sweet shooting little gun, and deadly accurate.
    Kimbers are the guns you show your friends....Glocks are the ones you show your enemies.

  4. #3
    Member Array CZRex's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Ga
    Posts
    132
    Eric, make sure you try the XDm. I've had 3 XD'S and 2 XDm's. The XD'S were compacts and the XDm's were Compact 3.8 in 9 and .45.
    ericb327 likes this.

  5. #4
    Senior Member Array Mattmann's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Ar
    Posts
    1,012
    I love my m&p9c. It is my primary edc. Great guns and great price point!

    Sent from my DROID RAZR

  6. #5
    Member Array longhornfan6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Location
    Central Texas
    Posts
    235
    Quote Originally Posted by Mattmann View Post
    I love my m&p9c. It is my primary edc. Great guns and great price point!

    Sent from my DROID RAZR
    +1


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    "Government exists to protect us from each other. Where government has gone beyond its limits is in deciding to protect us from ourselves."--Ronald Reagan

  7. #6
    Member Array JoeK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    146
    My M&P9c is my first choice for carry. Everyone in the family, including my 14YO daughter, loves to shoot the 9C.

  8. #7
    sgb
    sgb is offline
    VIP Member Array sgb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    You don't need to know
    Posts
    2,414
    Been packing a 1911 35 years, only polymer pistol I own is a M&P 9c. I do however see more M&P's in my future.
    oneshot and ericb327 like this.
    "There is a secret pride in every human heart that revolts at tyranny. You may order and drive an individual, but you cannot make him respect you." William Hazlitt (1778 - 1830)

    Best Choices for Self Defense Ammunition

  9. #8
    Member Array XDshooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    128
    I carry a Glock 23, which I shoot quite a bit. I'd definitely say I'm a Glock guy. A while back, I shot my buddy's M&P 40 and I found the trigger a little too scratchy for my tastes. It's accuracy was fine and the cycling was without flaw, but shooting felt like kissing my sister. I guess I'm spoiled by my Glock, but I didn't much care for the M&P trigger. A fine firearm, but not for me.
    ericb327 likes this.

  10. #9
    Senior Member Array DoctorBob's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    581
    I carry either the Glock 19, 26 or 36 dpepending on my mood, and I'm VERY happy with them (esp the 36).

    But if Glock came out with a single stack 9mm the size of a Kahr CM9, or a S&W shield, I would be all over it. I'm waiting, Gaston...!
    Last edited by DoctorBob; June 29th, 2012 at 07:30 AM.
    'Guerir quelquefois, soulager souvent, consoler toujours.'

    "Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires." (John Steinbeck)

    Good health actually just means dying at the slowest possible rate.

  11. #10
    Member Array texasKA's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Houston
    Posts
    165
    Quote Originally Posted by longhornfan6 View Post
    +1


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    +2
    It is my orimary EDC too

  12. #11
    VIP Member
    Array C hawk Glock's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    W. Washington
    Posts
    3,552
    I have been at time ridiculed for this, but these two are just purely fantastic firearms. I love M&P and Glock, I would be happy with either when lives are on the line.
    Tangle likes this.
    Ccccccc what? Ccccccccccc Hawks!

  13. #12
    VIP Member
    Array atctimmy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    NSA Headquarters
    Posts
    6,372
    I have owned both M&Ps and Glocks and I prefer Glock. That's not to say that M&Ps are bad, they're great. It just comes down to what you like best. I believe that the market has finally caught up with Gaston. Competition is a good thing for us as the consumer.

    I'm hoping that Gaston comes up with a single stack 9mm pistol some time soon.
    Mark Twain:
    The government is merely a servant -- merely a temporary servant; it cannot be its prerogative to determine what is right and what is wrong, and decide who is a
    patriot and who isn't. Its function is to obey orders, not originate them.

  14. #13
    Member Array JoeK's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Location
    United States
    Posts
    146
    Quote Originally Posted by XDshooter View Post
    but shooting felt like kissing my sister.
    How many times have you kissed her?

  15. #14
    Member Array XDshooter's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Location
    Michigan
    Posts
    128
    That information is classified, sir! Lol!

  16. #15
    Senior Moderator
    Array Tangle's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    Chattanooga
    Posts
    9,669
    Quote Originally Posted by sgb View Post
    Been packing a 1911 35 years, only polymer pistol I own is a M&P 9c. I do however see more M&P's in my future.
    Love those easy-on/easy-off snap on holsters! (your signature line).

    Ok, back to the regularly scheduled program.

    I like the Glock and M&P. I've been carrying an M&P(fs) lately, but before that it was a Glock 17. I can't tell that either has a significant advantage other than personal preference.

    Glocks just feel right in my hand. I've never had the 'block' sensation some talk about. In fact, personal preference here, I prefer the Glock grip over the M&P, but that's such a minor thing and I see no major things, not even the triggers. They're different, but I can't see why that would really matter, except, again as personal thing, what we're used to.

    Now that Glock has the backstrap feature and the reversible mag release, the gen 4 Glocks have all the features of the M&P, save one, an ambi mag release, again, that seems a minor thing as well. I like the grip texture on the gen 4s better than the M&P, but again, not a major deal.
    I'm too young to be this old!
    Getting old isn't good for you!

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Search tags for this page

compact m&p forum
,
edc glock 19
,
glock 19 edc
,
glock 19 vs m&p 9 compact
,
glock 19 vs m&p compact accuracy
,
m&p 9c edc
,

m&p 9mm compact vs glock 19

,
m&p 9mm vs glock 19
,
m&p compact edc
,

m&p compact forum

,
m&p compact vs glock 19
,
s&w m&pc 9
Click on a term to search for related topics.