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

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Eightball, Nov 27, 2006.

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

  1. S&W M&P

    19 vote(s)
    25.3%
  2. Beretta Px4

    36 vote(s)
    48.0%
  3. Save your money for a rainy day

    20 vote(s)
    26.7%
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  1. Eightball

    Eightball Member

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    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.
     
  2. robertbank

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    Tanfoglio/EAA Witness - gun will last you a lifetime, is a proven design and is incredibly accurate and dependable.

    Take Care

    Bob
     
  3. chickenblender

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    Px4

    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.
     
  4. High Planes Drifter

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    Looks like the Maw and Paw are strolling away with this one:neener:
     
  5. GunNut

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    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
     
  6. jparham

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    The Cx4 9mm carbine can take the Px4's 17 rd mags
    not like that matters...
     
  7. steelhead

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    Flip a coin

    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.

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  8. david_the_greek

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    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
     
  9. 10-Ring

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    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
     
  10. Eightball

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    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
     
  11. Shipwreck

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    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)
     
  12. steelhead

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    I was asked to post a few more pics of the PX4.

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  13. pablo45

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    WOW

    That finish look's great. I have not seen another like it yet!
     
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    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.
     
  15. Babalouie

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    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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