M&P over Glock for me so far...

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    M&P over Glock for me so far...

    Went to the gun show this morning in Montgomery, AL to compare the M&P, Glock and XD 9mm.

    I didn't like the strap safety on the XD - one more thing to possibly break.

    Both the Glock and M&P felt great in my hand, but the Glock 19 was much more top heavy. I'm wondering if that's to compensate for added recoil due to the shorter barrel.

    Now I haven't shot either and that will be the ultimate test, but for now, the M&P is leading the pick.


    BTW: Those gun show prices are crazy high! $600 for an SKS; $2,000 for a Colt AR-15 and $350 for a Hi-Point 9mm carbine!
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    I'm pretty much strictly a Glock guy and even I admit that the M&P's have the best ergos of any pistol on the market.
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    The M&P's do feel great in the hand, but so do Glocks...I guess I stuck on Glocks.
    Only you can decide on which is best for you.
    If EVERYONE loved Glocks, imagine how expensive and hard they would become to find/purchase?
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    They both are top heavy at the gun shows... With fully loaded magazines the balance is pretty good with either for me. I couldn't make up my mind on which to buy so I bought one of each! Love 'em both but tend to carry the G19 much more.
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    Any comments on how they shoot?
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    The M&P's do feel great in the hand, but so do Glocks...I guess I stuck on Glocks.
    Only you can decide on which is best for you.
    If EVERYONE loved Glocks, imagine how expensive and hard they would become to find/purchase?
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    I isn't so much that I don't like Glock, as a matter of liking the M&P a tad more.


    As ret said,, only the buyer can decide what feels right when shooting, or what shoots better for them.
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    I've had my full size M&P 9 for about two and half years. So reliable with anything I feed it that it's almost boring. I have never had any kind of malfunction that was not clearly ammo related. Not to say that the glocks are not reliable, they certainly are. My father took his out a while back after sitting in his safe for a few years,went to the range and went through a couple hundred rounds without any troubles at all. It really just depends on which one feels better to you. The M&P felt better to me, especially since I am left handed. You can't go wrong either way!!
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    Well, they both are great shooters IMO. Very similar as far as felt recoil although I am not really one that is recoil sensitive. I find that both guns shoot very similar groups both in size and point of impact. I bought the G19 as a carry weapon first and later the M&P thinking I might use it for IPSC and carry as well. The G19 is a Gen. 3 and as such has a bit larger grip than I like (I have smallish hands). The M&P has changable backstraps and using the small size fits my hand much better. I like the ambi slide release of the M&P as I am left handed. The grip on the M&P is about 1/2 inch longer than the G19 making the Glock easier to conceal for me. Both have been totally reliable though at first, the G19 was pinging me in the forehead with ejected cartridges. A slight grip adjustment seems to have fixed that problem for me.
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    I traded an M&P 9c for a Glock 33. Just shot the Glock 33 today. For me, I like both and doesn't seem too much different. Neither has malfunctioned. I do like the .357 Sig over the 9mm though. I don't care for the Springfield XD's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mano3 View Post
    Any comments on how they shoot?
    I don't like the trigger. They aren't HORRIBLE or anything and I can shoot them ok, I just much prefer the Glock trigger. The M&P trigger to me is gritty and mushy.
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    all I ever hear about M&P is how comfy it is in the hand.........Well OK great
    but when else can it do ?
    It has a trigger than always needs a trigger job (+100.00) and has the lowest resale value of any of the
    tupperware guns.......A Glock and a 3# connector kicks butt and if u need cash you will have a gun that holds up well

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    Both the Glock and the M&P shoot softer than the XD. Don't much care for the glock's grip angle or it's dart gun trigger. The M&P feels much better in the hand and while the M&P's stock trigger is only adequate it can easily be made exceptional.
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    My (80 yr young) neighbor has been thinking about getting his CPL, so I bought a groupon coupon to a LGS which included rental of two 9mm, 50 rds, two targets and one hr of range time. I picked up an additional 100 rds at WW.

    He's not unfamiliar with firearms, however, it's been about 20 yrs since he's shot anything, in particular, semi's. He has a (expired) NYC ccw permit that he got in the 70's.

    I picked out a G-26 and M&P 9c to shoot. I did not give him any pre-notions or opinions of either pistol. After some quick review of safety, battery of arms, how to grip, posture, stance, etc. We commenced to aerate some paper. Started at 15 ft and worked our way out to 45 ft. As it turns out, he's a natural (both eyes open) point shooter, and a darn good one. After giving both the Glock and M&P a 3 mag comparison, he decided that he much more preferred the M&P over the Glock, and his groupings reflected this. At 21 ft, he consistently maintained 3 to 4 inch groupings in the center of each target area.

    In this particular case/shooter/single data point, M&P was preferred over the Glock. When I can get my hands on a Shield, I'm gonna' have him try this out too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by retsupt99 View Post
    The M&P's do feel great in the hand, but so do Glocks...I guess I stuck on Glocks.
    Only you can decide on which is best for you.
    If EVERYONE loved Glocks, imagine how expensive and hard they would become to find/purchase?
    Thanks to all who don't like Glocks.
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    and if u need cash you will have a gun that holds up well
    I wouldn't know. I've never sold one.
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