9mm M&P vs. 9mm Px4--Which one, and why?


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Eightball
November 27, 2006, 04:46 PM
If you were going to buy one or the other, just for the fun of it, which would you get, and why? And don't suggest a glock for the "polymer frame/metal slide" kinda pistol.

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robertbank
November 27, 2006, 06:46 PM
Tanfoglio/EAA Witness - gun will last you a lifetime, is a proven design and is incredibly accurate and dependable.

Take Care

Bob

chickenblender
November 27, 2006, 07:08 PM
To me, they're about the same -- great ergonomics, etc -- except for the SA/DA action on the Beretta, which I prefer to the DAO S&W. However, I've shot both (although they were in 40cal) and neither would be my first choice for a new pistol.

High Planes Drifter
November 27, 2006, 07:09 PM
Looks like the Maw and Paw are strolling away with this one:neener:

GunNut
November 27, 2006, 07:26 PM
I prefer how the M&P fits my hand better than the Px4.

They're both very good guns, so pick what fits better.

Steve

CZ.22
November 27, 2006, 07:31 PM
The Cx4 9mm carbine can take the Px4's 17 rd mags
not like that matters...

steelhead
November 27, 2006, 07:52 PM
Basically the same dimensions with a slight edge going to the M&P for overall size and sight radius. Same capacities, same adjustable backstraps....... Recoil should be less with the PX4 (barrel design) and the trigger is very nice (haven't tried the M&P). You can convert the PX4F to a "G" model by yourself. I also like the looks of the PX4 a lot better as well.

http://www.hunt101.com/img/453208-big.jpg

david_the_greek
November 27, 2006, 09:46 PM
perhaps just my opinion but the despite the fact that the m&p I shot fit well in my hand, it felt soft. squishy if you will. I did not like that and all. I promptly went back to my kimber :p

10-Ring
November 27, 2006, 09:53 PM
If I were going to buy a poly gun, it would be a P2000 :neener: But from your options, I'd go w/ the Px4 just because my hands really like the Beretta ergos & I'm kinda hit & miss w/ S&W

Eightball
November 28, 2006, 12:38 AM
To clear something up, this isn't my "first handgun" or anything, just a potential "first auto"--at least the first (only?) poly-framed, if I do decide on one.

Yes, a 1911 is in the pipeline; yes, tanglifo's designs are awesome, i plan on picking up one of each at some point; this is more tentative. Cheers!

And steelhead--something tells me you might just be a little biased. :P

Shipwreck
November 28, 2006, 03:08 PM
I've shot the storm Pistol on 3 seperate occassions. It is "okay," but really like any other standard DA/SA with external hammer. Nothing great about it.

Haven't shot an M&P yet.

Personally, i'd have to recommend a Walther P99 with the A/S trigger (be aware that there are several trigger options)

steelhead
November 28, 2006, 08:43 PM
http://www.hunt101.com/img/453207-big.jpg
http://www.hunt101.com/img/429932-big.jpg
http://www.hunt101.com/img/429933-big.jpg

pablo45
December 5, 2006, 06:13 PM
That finish look's great. I have not seen another like it yet!

rbernie
December 5, 2006, 07:46 PM
I think that the M&P is going to have a longer life and be better supported and the Beretta. I also find the M&P to be more ergonomic and generally a nicer pistol to handle.

Babalouie
December 6, 2006, 06:41 AM
I love my M&P. Very svelt for the overall package, especially compared to the size of the PX4. My son shoots the M&P in Production class ipsc, he loves it big time. Its got a sweet trigger job and is amazing. That being said, however, the PX4 is on my to buy list. I'm thinking the PX4 would be a fun Production class blaster.

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