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Best Plastic Gun?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by dcell, May 23, 2010.

  1. dcell

    dcell Member

    I'm looking to pick up a plastic gun in .40, which do you guys suggest:

    Glock, M&P or XDm?

    It will be used for occaisional carry and will primarily serve as a nightstand gun.
  2. Nick5182

    Nick5182 Well-Known Member

    I've got a glock 22 and love it. Fires every time and eats anything it's fed. I have held the XDM, and I gotta say, they feel GREAT! Never fired one, but they are probably one of the best ergonomic plastic pistols out there.
  3. gofastman

    gofastman Well-Known Member

    I suggest you search, this thread wont produce any thing too usefully for you I'm afraid.
    Go hold and shoot all the guns if possible, they're all high quality weapons.
    I like Glocks, a 23 would probably suite you well, as you could carry it concealed if you decide to do so.
  4. Mike J

    Mike J Well-Known Member

    I have an XD-40 that is accurate & reliable. I have shot a friends G-23 it was really nice. I would suggest looking at the Glock, XD, M&P see which one fits your hand best, if possible rent or borrow & shoot to see which one you like best.
  5. Mad Magyar

    Mad Magyar Well-Known Member

    I cringe at the word "plastic"; polymers are more like it...:D
  6. Johnny Lightning

    Johnny Lightning Well-Known Member

    All great reliable handguns. See which one feels best in your hand. I have 2 Glocks and love them but have held the other two of your choices and they feel more comfortable in the hand then the glocks. I did get a chance to shoot an xd-.40 subcompact and it was a great shooter, comfortable, and easy to carry.
  7. bobelk99

    bobelk99 Well-Known Member

    I agree with the advice of Gofastman.

    It would be very helpful to shoot the three before deciding.

    While they are all good guns, there definitely is a difference in hold and feel between them. Glock lovers will swear by the grip angle of their gun, and a lot of M&P lovers say Glock hold is awful. Go figure....
  8. Grim Peeper

    Grim Peeper Well-Known Member

    Another vote for glock 23 I likey
  9. kwelz

    kwelz Well-Known Member

    M&P hands down.
  10. Runningman

    Runningman Well-Known Member

    Glock, M&P, and XDM are excellent pistols pick the one that feels the best to you. As to the best polymer framed pistol, that would be the HK P30/L.
  11. MTS840

    MTS840 Well-Known Member

    Simple. It's the one you like best.
  12. metalman8600

    metalman8600 member

    I would go with the XD/XDm.

    After that I would go with the M&P.
  13. A and O

    A and O Well-Known Member

    Simple. It's the one you like best.

    Here's my order of preference:

    And of course the Glock

    The Glock is really a great weapon but I have problems in holding them properly. The XD's are more user friendly (for me anyhow) and really are a cross between the 1911 and Glock. I'm more a 1911 guy that really likes the Glock so the XD works best for me.

    I have never used the M&P but have never heard any verifiable negatives. It looks really nice and only set it above the Glock for that reason.
  14. Ala Dan

    Ala Dan Member in memoriam

    Another vote for either the XD, or the XDm; damn good shoot'in pistols~! ;)
  15. Nomad

    Nomad Well-Known Member

    I've had 'em all and I'd go with the XD. For one thing it has a fully supported chamber and you can shoot cast bullets if you ever decide that is what you want.
  16. metalman8600

    metalman8600 member

    M&P has more of a rounded grip.
  17. harmon rabb

    harmon rabb Well-Known Member

    honestly, whichever one feels the best in your hand, or that you can shoot the best with. or that you think looks coolest. or that you can get the best deal on. can't really go wrong here.
  18. Confederate

    Confederate Well-Known Member

    I'd go with the XD without any hesitation.

    Having said that, the third generation S&Ws have plastic grips, and I think they are extremely underrated...the guns, not the grips.

    Test Video 1

    Test Video 2

    On the second video, note the S&W at the end. Beauty, ain't it?

  19. possum

    possum Well-Known Member

    for me the xd is the best( i prefer teh xd and not the "m") i have 2 service models, in .40 one with over 17,000rds and still going strong. i love em so much i have 2 and that is a pretty good endorsement.
  20. modifiedbrowning

    modifiedbrowning Well-Known Member

    Not on the list but, I say look at the Walther P99. It is often overlooked and underrated.

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