This is a discussion on Official m&p picture thread! within the Defensive Carry Guns forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; As a long time Glock owner I was really impressed with how good the M&P felt in my hand at my LGS the other day. ...
As a long time Glock owner I was really impressed with how good the M&P felt in my hand at my LGS the other day. Prior to yesterday, I always overlooked the S&W semi auto's due to some bad experiences with a few of the S&W Sigma pistols. I tried the M&P full size in 40 and the Shield in 9mm. I think one will come home with me in the near future and could see a .40 Shield replacing the G27 for carry. I would love to try a compact 45 ACP down the road as well.
For the Glock owners, how does the M&P shoot compared to a Glock?
The Sigma, ehh I think S&W would probably like to disavow that one. I thought about going the Shield route, but after a lot of consideration and evaluation I went with the 9c.
I think the Sigma's left a sour taste for a lot of people. I don't mind the recoil of the G27 and actually shoot it better than the 22 or 23. Have around 3,000 rounds down the tube with mine. However, my wife does not like the 27's "snappiness" at all.
How does the M&P carry compared to the 27?
I'm going to carry the G27 tomorrow, I dress casually for work (a benefit of being in a casual industry), I'll see how it is compared to the 9c and report back.
Tundra5.7. I have a G36 and a G23 Gen4. I love them both and they have both serve me well (G36 had a bit of a learning curve for me as it was my first .45 and I admittedly limp-wristed it a handful of times, G23 has been flawless). I was a full blown Glock fanboy until my wife changed me like she's changed so many things for me in the past (always for the better I might add). When it came time to buy her her first pistol I did absolutely everything I could to convince her to get a G19 Gen4 but she brought home an M&P9. I whined about their terrible, gritty, over travel-prone triggers the whole way home. Then we went to the range the next day, and as the Lord is my witness, I shot the best groupings I ever have with a pistol. Long story short, an M&P9c has now supplanted all my Glocks and I couldn't be happier. The grip feels better, the trigger though still minutely gritty in the uptake is a very consistent and light in the break, and the extra few ounces don't feel any different IWB but I honestly notice a positive difference in recoil compared to the G19 (buddy's G19) that I've shot many times. Glocks will always have a place in my heart but I honestly feel my eyes have been opened to the up and coming M&P line. I think we'll see more and more LEO's carrying them in the future over their beloved Glocks.
My M&P 40c
I'm a convert from M&P to glock. I like the M&P, the compact model just doesn't fit my hand very well. That and two very small other things, when I was breaking it in, it wouldn't feed steel cased rounds very well at all (I wanted a gun that would "eat anything and everything", it didn't, my glock does), and the take down lever popping back was a little annoying.
I think the M&P's are great though, I still would like to get a full size 9 one day.
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