M&P 9 FS or G19 for CCW

M&P 9 FS or G19 for CCW

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    M&P 9 FS or G19 for CCW

    I am looking to get my first pistol, have shot both the G19 and M&P a few times, like the feel of the M&P a little more. I want an all around handgun: plinker, IDPA, CCW. I don't really want a M&PC as I want to start with a gun that is very easy to train on. Does anyone have experience trying to conceal the M&P9 FS? As for my frame I am 6'5'' and skinny, don't know if that helps or hurts my cause.

    Any advice is appreciated.


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    Not a bad choice either way. Carrying either one is easy enough if your willing to adapt your dress and invest in quality carry gear. There may be some hits and misses when it comes to choosing the right holsters for you but, if you do your research here and elsewhere, you can narrow it down quicker. As always, invest in a good belt...or two.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kpw View Post
    Not a bad choice either way. Carrying either one is easy enough if your willing to adapt your dress and invest in quality carry gear. There may be some hits and misses when it comes to choosing the right holsters for you but, if you do your research here and elsewhere, you can narrow it down quicker. As always, invest in a good belt...or two.
    Yep, I am looking into getting a Crossbreed with a nice belt. I just wasn't sure if the extra length of the M&P (3/4"ish) will make a big difference in terms of printing. Weight difference is only 2 or 3 ounces... decisions decisions.

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    Personally, I'd go with the G19, but Glocks work for me; they don't work for everyone else.
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    Hold both shoot both.. but I'll bet that you'll like the M&P better, I did, despite what all the glock guys are going to tell you JMO

    I have a M&P40 FS... my girlfriend can easily use it and she is not a firearm person (until she met me)

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    When it comes to CCW, the grip is what prints the most. The barrel is easy enough to conceal, especially with IWB holsters.

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    Having owned a G-19 for years, I would never recommend it for CCW. It's just a bit too big. My I recommend a G26 or an M&P9c? I would choose the M&P if it were me.
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    My vote is for Glock 19. It is possible the most popular Glock Pistol ever made.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C hawk Glock View Post
    Having owned a G-19 for years, I would never recommend it for CCW. It's just a bit too big. My I recommend a G26 or an M&P9c? I would choose the M&P if it were me.
    It seems like a lot of people on the board carry a G19, maybe I misread that.

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    I haven't shot a G19, but I have a full size M&P40. I'm 5'6" 135 lbs and I have no problems concealing it under jeans and a t-shirt.

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    Glock 19. No questions asked. I'm 6' 175 lbs and I conceal it without even wearing baggy clothes. Not to mention it's a Glock and they just work.
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    Glock 19...Absolutely no problem concealing...or Glock 26. I think with your height and prob hand size, the G19 would work better. Shoot both and go with what's best for you. I'm obviously a bit biased... ;)
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    I'm biased toward M&Ps but the Glock is a fantastic gun. I was in the same situation you're in a year ago and bought the M&P 9FS. I now wish I bought the 9c instead.

    The FS is concealable but you've got to be very careful when bending over and such to avoid printing.

    I think the 9c is a good choice because of the shorter grip, the barrel's not too much shorter and the 9c can use full sized mags. Add one of these and you've got pretty much the same grip as the FS with a slightly shorter barrel.


    I'll probably end up buying a 9c to complement my 9FS at some point which isn't that bad, but I'm more of a user than a collector of firearms.

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    I own three Glocks and love everything about um. That said, I plan to add a M&P 9 or .40 to my inventory sometime in the future. I don't think you can go wrong with either platform, and they should conceal about the same, with a slight edge going to the Glock. (No external safety)
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    If you like the M&P more go for it.
    Hubby is 6 feet tall and trim and carries the Glock 19 well concealed with just a standard fitting untucked cover shirt.
    Dad is 5'7" and neither fat nor thin and carries his M&P dressed the same way.
    I haven't carried either one, but I have fired them both and I like the M&P, can't stand the Glock.
    I stand a towering 5'4" and weigh a whopping 125 pounds and have no problem concealing anything from a .38 snubbie to my .44 revolver, wearing jeans and a sweatshirt or t shirt depending on weather, you should have no trouble hiding either one.
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