S&W m&p .40 vs. XD .40

S&W m&p .40 vs. XD .40

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    S&W m&p .40 vs. XD .40

    Hey everyone, Im looking for a new sub-sompact in a .40 to use as a carry wepon. I have been doin some shoping and found the Smith and Wesson M&P .40 and the Springifeld XD .40 are about $10 difference both around $550 new.
    Both are great feeling guns I was wondering the opinions of those that have expierence with both.
    Also they had a used M&P they will reduce down to $450, its a great looking gun as well and shows very little sighns of use. I have been considering this gun, but was informed that starting friday S&W will run a promotion, when you buy a new pistol they will throw in two EXTRA mags with it (which im told is an $87 value).

    So give me yalls opinions please. Thanks, Robbie


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    I chose an XD primarily because in the size I wanted it fit my hand better than the M&P, and secondarily because I like the ability to verify by touch that a round is or isn't chambered.

    Both are fine guns. You can't go wrong with either one.

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    When I was choosing my first pistol in late 2007 I had narrowed it down to the XD and the M&P. I ended up with the M&P because the store was running a sale on top of the rebates offered by M&P. I have no idea if I would have been happy with the XD, but I am completely happy with the M&P. I now own two.

    Your information on the new promotion is correct. However, the magazines come in the mail 6 to 8 weeks after you submit the coupon. I received an email from S&W about it, but it still isn't on their web site home page. Here is a link. http://www.smith-wesson.com/wcsstore...Half_Color.pdf

    In spite of my preference for the M&P, I think either is a good choice.
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    This one is easy.

    The XD may be eye candy to some, but it is still the same Croatian-made HS2000 that had a hard time selling when it was a $250 off-brand bargain pistol. It is amazing what Springfield's marketing department has been able to do with this firearm.

    If you compare the XD to Smith's M&P line over the last few years, you will see a much more telling story. Since, its introduction in 2006 the M&P has won more than 370 LE agency "issue weapon" contracts. (more new contracts than any other brand in that time period) During that same period of time the XD has only been allowed to be on "approved sidearm" lists by some LE departments.


    The M&P History:
    The Smith & Wesson M&P (Military & Police) has always been a highly respected revolver from its introduction to today. Introduced in 1899, it became the standard by which every other medium-frame double-action revolver would be judged--as well as serving as the launching platform for one of the most influential handgun cartridges in history: the .38 S&W Special. The popularity of the M&P (aka Model 10) revolver grew so quickly that it was the most widely used police revolver in the free world.

    The M&P line grew into a new brand of semi-auto handguns in 2006, and has become the biggest product launch in S&W's history. The company has been producing semi-auto handguns for more than 100 years, but it was not until 2006 that Smith & Wesson would roll out a semi-auto worthy of the M&P logo.

    The NEW M&P semi-auto really is a worthy heir to the brand's name and reputation.

    Did I mention that the M&P is made right here in the USA. During these times, it just makes sense to look closer to home for the things that are made by our citizens. I am not a blue-collar worker or even a union member, but I know for sure that if we keep buying foreign-manufactured goods at the current levels, we will all be looking for jobs... And finding none!
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    I have both...

    I carry the M&P... And my wife carries an M&P also.

    I don't even take the XD to the range anymore...

    On the rebate... I am still waiting on the two magazines from my last purchase... Nov 08.

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    I bought both an XD and an M&P at the end of 2007. I sold the XD and bought a second M&P. The guy I sold the XD to loves it. Everybody is different.

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    I have had both M&P and XD platform pistols. By far, the M&P9c is my favorite. The ergonomics are better on the M&P and I like the way it points better than the XD. I'm already considering buying another M&P to compliment it.

    The trigger is also much better on the M&P (not as much mush as the XD). The magazine rebate is also a good deal. The XD is much blockier than the M&P. I've found that I can conceal my M&P much easier for carry than the XD.
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    well, i guess ill be the loner in this thread.....i love my xd, granted its not a compact, but between the m&p which my co-worker carries, and loves over his xd, and my xd, i like the xd its easier to field stip for cleaning, i like the loaded chamber indicator better, and the ambidextrious mag release. of course i wouldnt tell anyone not to get an m&p.....you gotta go with what you like the best......my opinion, i like the xd better, just my 2 cents

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    XDm.... to bad it doesnt come in compact. My buddies M&P has a tendency to drop mags with out touching the mag release... that worries me a little.
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    Mag drop issues have been long fixed. If you get a chance go shoot them both, I think you'll find out why the M&P is becoming popular.
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    Quote Originally Posted by usmc3169 View Post
    XDm.... to bad it doesnt come in compact. My buddies M&P has a tendency to drop mags with out touching the mag release... that worries me a little.
    The mag drop issue was fixed a long time ago. If you buddy is still having a problem he needs to call Smith and Wesson. They will either send him out a prepaid shipping label to send it back or they'll mail him the new and improved mag release to install.
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    Quote Originally Posted by usmc3169 View Post
    XDm.... to bad it doesnt come in compact. My buddies M&P has a tendency to drop mags with out touching the mag release... that worries me a little.
    I have to wonder why your buddy has never sent it in to Smith & Wesson to have it fixed. S&W has a lifetime warranty and will pay the shipping both ways. So if he hasn't gotten it repaired, then it raises a lot of questions in my mind.

    I have never had an occasion to send any of mine in, but I never heard of a user that didn't get a fast and easy fix to their issue. You may want to read other user experiences at the MP-pistol forums. The #1 Compact, Full Size, and Modified M&P Pistol Source :: MP-Pistol.com

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    S&w all the way IS

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    I have a M&P9C that dropped mags and I called S&W. They sent me a mailing slip and off I sent it where they fixed the mag problem and a problem that I had with the slide locking open with one round left in the mag.
    Now over 600 rounds later I have not had one burp. Not one!
    S&W fixed it for free and I was not the original owner.
    I carry both this gun and my XD45C. No one should knock either company as they both have great guns.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gglass View Post
    This one is easy.
    Did I mention that the M&P is made right here in the USA. During these times, it just makes sense to look closer to home for the things that are made by our citizens. I am not a blue-collar worker or even a union member, but I know for sure that if we keep buying foreign-manufactured goods at the current levels, we will all be looking for jobs... And finding none!
    Amen to this. My main shooting pistols are a Ruger and two M&Ps. I couldn't agree more with the above statement regarding buying foreign. This country is on a slippery slope and gaining downward velocity on so many different levels. I'm not a blue collar worker nor a union member, but I do buy American whenever I can.

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