This is a discussion on I wonder if..... within the General Firearm Discussion forums, part of the Related Topics category; Glock would be on TOP as it is if the XD, M&P series pistols were all released @ the same time, and all went through ...
Glock would be on TOP as it is if the XD, M&P series pistols were all released @ the same time, and all went through the bugs, and growing pains @ the same time. I feel Glock wouldn't be as it is today.
Though I enjoyed my G23c very much. As I enjoyed my XD40SC two tone.
Glock was the first generally accepted "plastic" handgun, the H&K VP 70 not really catching fire with the public. Hard to say which would have emerged on top if all the ones you mention had been marketed simultaneously. Someone had to be first.
As an ol' geezer I'm just grateful that I'm not required to own and shoot any of them.