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about to get an M&P9....but i keep hearing (glock) in my head

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by jlott00, Jul 2, 2010.

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  1. jlott00

    jlott00 Member

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    i already own a g19,...i mainly like the reputation of being so tough etc. i like it...but i picked up an M&P9 in my hands the other day and instantly noticed how nice it felt in my hands...i dont have a range to rent one ect but it felt nice....

    few things going through my head are
    -my wife needs a pistol she loves the g19, so if i got another g19 we would be able to share everything...M&P would have all different mags etc.

    i can live with the g19 grip (i have small hands, wifes are bigger lol) but i liked the mp

    i guess im asking, is have the M&P's proven them selfs pretty much now? im looking for confidants in this purchase lol i HATE buyers remorse

    its not really a g vs mp thing....

    ONE more thing, are the RTF2 glocks a bit shorter in the grip then the normal glocks?
     
  2. highorder

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    The Cincinnati Police, along with dozens of other agencies issue the M&P9.

    It's proven. I love mine, so I'm partial.
     
  3. brabham78

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    M&P & Glock - they are both good and dependable guns. Pick your favorite, and buy it.
     
  4. Haifisch

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    The only reason agencies are switching is because S&W will give them brand new M&P's for their used Glock's, Straight up trades.

    I owned an M&P .45 and wasn't impressed at all. I'll stick with my Glocks.
     
  5. BearAZ737

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    Hi, I own an M&P45 full size and I love the gun. It has not seen any malfunctions. I couldn't be happier. Glocks are fantastic too and I keep eyeing a used G22;) so I think you should buy the Smith and try something new and if you don't like it possibly you could trade for a G19? They're about the same price. Just a suggestion.

    Good luck!
     
  6. Lefty Gunner

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    Shoot both guns and test the grip angle, trigger reach and grip size between the two pistols. If at all possible experiment a little with the different back straps to see if you prefer one design over the other.

    Trigger parts are available to tune the M&P for any pull you would like.

    I just switched my IDPA Stock Service Pistol from the Glock 34 to the M&P 9L. I had my highest finish and fewest points down (Misses) with the new gun. I would have never thought that I could get so much improvement with an equipment change.

    Now, I am sure that there was some "New Gun Syndrome" going on, but I also really did shoot the higher score!
     
  7. Publius1688

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    Both Glocks and S&W's are fine handguns. With either one, you'll be happy. I own a full size M&P .45, and previously owned a M&P 9c. Excellent pistols. Aftermarket parts abound for Glock--not quite so much for M&P.
     
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    I was looking at the M&P 9 for a new carry gun but after shooting one at a range I decided on the G19. It was the trigger that disappointed me. The travel felt to long and the reset was not crisp.
     
  9. R. Deckard

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    There are more aftermarket accessories available for the Glock. My wife and I both shoot competition and we both have G34s, She got a deal on a used M&P Pro and really likes it but is having trouble finding a magwell for it that will work without changing out the floorplates of her magazines.

    Deckard
     
  10. Nushif

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    Tough choice. Both are good guns.

    That being said I'd get the Glock because I'm a hopeless romantic and I think exploding stuff together with the wife is a lot of fun.
     
  11. CZ223

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    I am a big fan of

    owning many different guns.:) I love my Glocks, currently two G23's, but I also like the feel of the M&P's. My sister has both the 9 and the 40 and likes them a lot. I also think Smith is running their $50 rebate or two spare mags promo right now, making them an even better deal. Go ahead and get the Smith and let us know what you think.
     
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    I want to buy a S&W m&P compact .40 S&W so bad, but I cant justify it over the Glock 27. All of the deminsions of the 27 are smaller, (plus to me) the price of the 27 is cheaper (around here, and definite plus), my local dealer has bookoos of access. for glocks, (another plus) but man I really want to carry an American made gun. By the way im typing this right now with a glock 19 on my side.....
     
  13. Strahley

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    Both are great guns, but my vote goes to the Glock. I used to own a M&P9c...used to ;) Still got my Glocks
     
  14. DA Wood

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    I have the M&P 45c and I love it! Put about 500 rounds through it without problems. It fits well in my hand and is quickly back on target round after round. I have fired Glocks before and wanted someting new. I'm glad I bought it
     
  15. Skylerbone

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    1100+ rounds through my M&P 40 since late March:
    No failures to feed, shooting 135 gr - 180 gr HP and lead
    No failures to fire
    Zero problems

    Wife has an M&P 9c, 150 rounds in last 2 weeks, 2-3 failures to eject (new shooter limpwristing).

    Speedshooterspecialties should give you an idea of what's available aftermarket and Bowie Tactical or Burwell Gunsmithing can provide beautiful pictures of custom options.

    I love the M&Ps and plan on adding a 9Pro soon. The fact that they field strip easily, are simple to work on and are reliable.

    Say Glock again, does little for me, even less for my wife's small hands. They are an excellent tool but you must decide which is right for you.

    Best of luck.
     
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    I love my M&P 40 fullsize, and I like Glocks too... FWIW I also have small hands for a guy and the M&P fits my hands better than a Glock.

    They are both fine handguns, but I admit that it is easier to find magazines for Glocks than for the M&Ps.
     
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    Buy American.......S&W M&P ;)
     
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    The M&P's have absolutely been proven. They are one of the main firearms used in production division for USPSA competition. These folks buy rounds by the THOUSANDS and fire more rounds through their firearms in one year than most non-competitors or LEO's do in 20 years.
     
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    I believe in diversity and have both of them. I like them both. The m&p really impressed me with its smoothness. You can also change the grip really quickly for you or your wife.
    The glock is a fine pistol as well.
    So get the one you want now and save for the other one.
     
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    I have both and you can't go wrong with either. Like you, I have small hands, and the M&P with the small backstrap just fits. No knocking the Glocks, but if you already have a G19, you really should get the M&P. No need to have two of the same pistols.
     
  21. Runningman

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    Both are excellent I don't think you will go wrong either way.

    A couple years ago I bought a S&W M&P 357, really like the ergonomics of the M&P. But did not care for the out of the box trigger on the M&P. It kind of made its way to the back of the safe for awhile. A few months back I spent $30 on a Apex hard sear on the M&P. It made enough of a difference that I now really like the M&P.
     
  22. The Lone Haranguer

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    Agreed. In fact, the M&P 9C I had was more reliable out of the box than my Glock 19, which had some initial problems feeding JHP ammunition. (To be fair, this was actually a magazine problem which was easily corrected.)
     
  23. Manco

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    That may sound useful, but realistically I don't think it's a major advantage unless you expect to have to reload one another's weapons during a shootout.

    Yes, the M&P has rather quickly become a dependable design. I can't think of a major issue that hasn't already been addressed in newly manufactured M&Ps. Mine has functioned flawlessly so far, even when abused by deliberate limp-wristing, and I trust it to go bang every time I pull the trigger.

    How could it not be? Fortunately, you can't go wrong with either. I went with the M&P because it felt more comfortable in my hands, pointed more naturally for me, and seemed to fit the small hands of other family members better, although I would have been happy with a Glock, too.

    As for the trigger, many do prefer the Glock's stock trigger to that of the M&P, although the M&P's trigger system appears to have a bit more potential than the Glock's, and can be addressed through easily replaced aftermarket parts or a trigger job.

    Some advantages of the Glock are that it's a bit tougher in some ways, such as the finish and corrosion resistance (although the plastic sights are definitely not tougher), and it has more accessories available. It also has much more of a track record, of course, the M&P still being a relatively new design.

    Some of the M&P's advantages are that it's generally more robust when tortured by shooting technique (which is a concern of some people regarding all the things that could go wrong during a shooting), and its ergonomics seem to be better for most, albeit hardly all, people.
     
  24. Blackhawk30

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    You really should listen to the voices in your head:evil:d.
     
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    I'm with Nushif in every way on this one.
     
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