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Glock 22 or M&P 40

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ra407, Jul 23, 2007.

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  1. ra407

    ra407 Member

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    I have a Glock 22 that I have a hard time with. I was offered to trade it for a M&P 40 at the Gun Dealer I do business with. I have the M&P 9mil. and I like it. Would you swap it even? I don't know why I am not good with the Glock.
     
  2. texagun

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    I traded my G22 to buy an MP40 and have never regretted it. I like the Glocks and have several but the MP40 has several advantages over the G22, which I never particularly liked:

    Much better ergonomics
    Better grip
    Better sights
    More fully supported chamber for reloads
    American made
    LIFETIME WARRANTY

    I would recommend you get an MP40 with a later serial number (mine is MPHXXX) and definately make sure it is a "REV N" gun. This will be stamped on the bottom of the dustcover. S&W Customer Service has been great in dealing with some problems in the very early guns.



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  3. cbsbyte

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    Glock by far. It is a proven reliable design. The M&P series seems to be having many teething issues. I am sure Smith will fix the design but until then why be tester for Smith product department.
     
  4. WarMachine

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    What do you mean by having a "hard time" with it?

    If you're not shooting it, there's no reason to keep it around. However, if I already had an M&P, I'd keep the Glock for variety. I personally will never trade another firearm again (unless it's like trading up my Loaded for a TRP or something like that). Every trade that I made, I eventually regretted later on. :(

    I used to HATE shooting my Glock 22, but the more I shot it, the more I got used to it. I don't even notice the finger grooves or grip angle anymore. YMMV

    The M&P is a great gun; I'll be picking one up myself once these teething problems are worked out.
     
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    I've owned a G22 and still own an M&P.40

    Personally I like the feel of the M&P and I'm much more accurate with it than I ever was with the Glock. To me the G22 feels like you're shooting a .40, whereas the M&P feels more like shooting a 9mm.

    Which is better? Well you can find that argument on here all over the place. Glock certainly has the reputation and proven history to back it up. M&P's are new to the market and there seems to be kinks that still need to be ironed out.

    However that said I've put thousands of rounds through my M&P and it has been problem free. You get a lifetime warranty, you can replace the backstrap to better fit your hand. IMO the gun feels much more comfortable in hand as opposed to the Glock, although some people don't mind the Glock grip.

    Personally the lifetime warranty is what sold me on the M&P, when my mag release started having problems I took full advantage of it. When I started looking for a new carry gun I was going to buy another Glock, but I liked the feel of the M&P and wanted something different. If it didn't come with that warranty however I would have gone with Glock.
     
  6. gudel

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    Get both!
     
  7. CountGlockula

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    How long have you had the G22?
     
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    Roger that +1

    I have a G22 that I'll never get rid of (for sentimental reasons - if you can fathom that!)

    I have on order a M&P40 that I'm picking up tomorrow. Can't wait to give her a spin!

    Did I just refer to a gun as "her?"
     
  9. wally

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    Why keep a gun you can't shoot well unless you are a collector. Glocks are the guns I shoot worst. Now that I've put in the 3.5lb connectors into my 17 and 21, I do passable with them, but I'd question if this setup is really safe to carry.

    I can make a case to having the same gun in 9mm and .40S&W or .45ACP to carry the larger bore and use the 9mm for cheap practice. The cost of 9mm vs. .40S&W practice ammo has made my Kahr CW9 pay for itself in a bit over a year by not shooing my P40 all the time.

    --wally.
     
  10. glockman19

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    In a .40 caliber I'd rather have a Sig or HK.
     
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    I have over a thousand rounds through my M&P40, not one problem ever and I have never even cleaned the thing, just keeps chugging along.
     
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