Earlier this year I made the switch to the MR918 as my EDC gun. Is it worth it? That depends on the shooter and what he/she likes or wants. FOR ME, again for me, it is. I say that having owned 30+ Glock 19s and EDCing one since 2005.
1. The grip fits me better than any 19 that I have owned or shot (with the exception of a Bowie Tactical grip reduction and a Robar grip reduction 19). The adjustable back - rear hump is a great feature. The stippling/texturing on the grip is fantastic - for me. Better than any texture on any of the different Glock 19 gens as far as I am concerned.
2. It comes with a very good trigger, better than any stock 19 trigger that I have ever shot. I am a stock trigger guy, always have been; I've only bought one after market trigger in 35 years, a SSVI Tyr trigger - and I didn't even install it in my 43, I ended up giving it to a friend. The trigger on this gun is a factory trigger, so no-one can say "oh lord, he modified his trigger; yada yada yada" something that means something to me (I know that not all shooters think that way, but I do and it matters to me, if it doesn't to you - no problem, I can understand that too.)
3. Sights - fantastic, I like them a lot. Yep, I can get Trijicon HDs or Ameriglo's for my regular 19s and I like Trijicon HDs a lot, but getting these for a stock 19 is going to cost some extra $$.
4. Barrel - I can shoot my 19s good, but with the MR918s (all three of mine) I am getting to an almost "surgical" state. I am impressed with the accuracy of these guns. Both my wife and a couple of friends who have shot these guns agree on this, my buddy is looking to sell his M&P 9c & Glock 48 to free funds for a MR918 - he's that impressed.
5. The beaver tail and undercut on the trigger guard = fantastic, for me these two points have been done perfectly.
6. All of the above and the fact that I can still use my Glock 19 and Magpul mags and all of the dozens of 19 holsters for this gun - a big plus (this wouldn't be the case if I switched from a Glock 19 to a different brand...)
The first one I bought cost me $720, the next two $650 each. For me, the extra $$ was well worth it. I did sell off one of my MR918s a few months ago. My primary 918 has just over 1200 rounds through it, my spare one has 250 rounds through it, as did the one that I sold.
I really like Glock 19s, but now with these guns, I don't see myself owing another 19 again (unless my friend decides to do me a solid and sell me that Robar grip reduction 19 that he has... still working on that!)
Consider me a BIG fan of the Shadow Systems pistols.
(I am thinking about picking up a MR920 Elite and having a red dot mounted on it down the line, time will tell.)
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