September 22nd, 2008 04:45 PM
Originally Posted by paul45
I really wanted to get a Glock .40 because of its reputation. I went to a range and rented .40's in the same class. XD40, G23, and a M&P 40c.
I was most accurate with the M&P, it shot the softest, and it also felt the most comfortable in my hands.
Everyone is different, I would rather carry a pistol that makes me the most accurate. Each gun has its positives and negatives, you need to figure it out for yourself.
September 23rd, 2008 10:57 AM
I have posted before my preferences so:
The safety issue is not really an issue as someone said if you are gripping the gun the safety is off. Only if you have small kids and make a habit of leaving your gun around will this come into play.
Glocks are great guns I personally do not like the grip and just something aesthetically unpleasing. While not important makes me move on.
M&P, another fine handgun but I would not carry due to the magazine disconnect. If for the range, absolutely. The mushy trigger is a $50 easy fix.
XD, my favorite in this price range especially for the grip. Customer service is as good as S&W which is as good as it gets.
1911s, I really love however since I came to handguns late in life, not growing up with a Colt in place of my baby rattle, the manual safety is an issue for me in a possible stress situatioin. I prefer a gunthat just goes bang.
My true preference in hot weather is a H&K P2000sk but that is about $200 above the others and not the best choice for everyone. When not carrying the P2000sk i use a SIG 226/220.
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September 23rd, 2008 05:54 PM
Originally Posted by SCfromNY
Are you aware that you don't have to get one with the mag disconnect? They make both types.
Bend the knees, smooth is fast, watch the front sight.
September 23rd, 2008 06:07 PM
I think that the mag lock feature is no longer available at all. The mag drop issues involved the mags being made out of material that is no longer used. There are no current issues with the M&P that I can find anywhere. This is utterly reliable, accurate, the smallest and lightest 45 around (compact). Thumb safety optional too. Do a google search on the M&P 45 compact and see what you can find.
Originally Posted by jualdeaux
September 23rd, 2008 06:23 PM
I had looked at the same models a few years ago... I shoot the XD and the M&P on the same day, and found I personally like the M&P over the XD... then I read a lot and put in similar posting to a number of forums, and then I shoot the Glock... I bought the Glock... personally I prefer the Glock's safeties, feel, reliability, light weight, and years of experience making a great gun... I've also learned that even if some parts were to break I could still operate these guns.
The Glock 19 is a fantastic gun... great size to capacity, and light weight on top of that... you might consider the Glock 26 (the Glock 19's little brother)... I carry the Glock 19, but find myself carrying the Glock 26 more and more... The Glock 26 is a very accurate and reliable subcompact.
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Current: S&W 442, Springfield XD9sc, XDm9, and Glock G26, G19, G23C,
and SIG P226-40 TT, and Ruger GP-100, and Beretta 92FS
Former: Taurus 92SS, SIG P220 TT, S&W 360, SIG P239-40, Ruger 22/45 MKII
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