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Glock, Ruger, or S&W?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Godsgunman, Feb 13, 2013.

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  1. Godsgunman

    Godsgunman Member

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    Probably going to open up a huge can of worms but:
    which would you rather carry and why?

    Glock 26
    Ruger sr9c
    S&W M&P9c

    I will start I guess. I personally own and carry the Glock 26 and I do like it. Shoots great for me and I actually like how it fits in my hand. I do not own the M&P but I am very intrigued by it. I like it having a rail plus external safety option. As far as the Ruger is concerned, the 9c is the only Ruger I could ever see myself carrying since it isn't a heavy tank.
    Alright y'alls turn now.
     
  2. josiewales

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    Ruger. Because Rugers are reliable, accurate, have the best CS out there, look better, and feel better. So... just better! :)
     
  3. Droid noob

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    Glock 26, because there's no external safety. I also have the mp shield that I love to carry. I just don't care much for external safety. I never use it so I don't confuse myself between guns.
     
  4. jacob2745

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    I carry a M&P 9c with no external safety. My wife's carries a glock 26. I have shot them side by side many times, and I personally prefer the M&P. it's just more comfortable to me. I also seem to shoot it better. But as they say,"different strokes for different folks."
     
  5. Old judge creek

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    Glock 26 - because In My (experienced based) Opinion, the Glock reliability has FAR exceeded that of any other semi-auto.

    These days - and I'll be 70 in a few weeks - when I'm prospecting in the desert or on my ranch, I pack a 45 ACP. The high desert environment is HARSH and plays havoc with every gun I've ever carried. Several years ago I replaced my Kimber with a Glock 3. Neither one has ever failed me, but I have more confidence that the Glock is my better choice - fer sure, its finish is impervious to anything the desert inflicts on it.

    And believe you me when I say that prying me away from my 1911 took a LOT of years.

    Just last November, I added a Glock 19 to my battery because while I can still shoot my 45, my hands aren't getting any younger and I figured I'd get a 9mm while the gettin' was good.. and I'm glad I did. :)

    And those choices were made by choosing not "The Best of Three" choices, but the best possible choice above all available choices.

    YMMV
     
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    I would rule out all three because of the triggers.
     
  7. rcmodel

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    Of the three, I would take a Springfield XD.

    rc
     
  8. mrnic3guy1989

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    Glock the Ruger semis make the Glock look like a young vivica fox (;
     
  9. powderx

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    Huge Ruger fan here.

    But I'd suggest none of those listed.
     
  10. Inebriated

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    I'll take the Glock over the other two. No real reason other than it fits better, and I've been shooting them for years. I also trust Glocks more than any other handgun.
     
  11. Teachu2

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    I carry a G26. My wife carries a M&P 9c. She's a better shot with the 9c than the G26, but the G26 is downright silly good in my hands while the 9c is merely average. Her shoes don't fit me, either.

    Shoot them all, if possible. One will speak to you.
     
  12. ku4hx

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    I have Glocks 26, 19 (among others) and wife just recently bought an SR9 and SR9c (among others). She prefers her Rugers and I prefer the G26 ... and G19. There's just no accounting for taste.

    Thing is we shoot the ones we like and that means we gain competence. You won't go wrong with any of the three you've listed.
     
  13. savanahsdad

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    I'd say anything but the glock , but the OP said he likes his 26 , so for him I think that would be his best pick of the three , I have never shot the S&W M&P, but I did have A S&W Sigma 40 , for a very short time! was only too happy to see that one go down to road , so if it were me I'd say go with the Ruger, (of the three listed) now add a XD or a Sig Sauer to the mix , and then you got a real pony race!
     
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    Glock 26 hands down.
     
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    I'd probably take the M&P if it was just a matter of a Mr Miyagi style "choose one", but honestly the differences between all three of those is so minor that for a working gun I'd take whichever I could find at the best price (or since you already have one of them like you have the Glock 26, then I'd say just stick with whatever you already own).

    All 3 will be reliable and accurate enough for self-defense uses.
     
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    I looked at all three a few months ago, and would have been fine with any of them. I chose the Glock 26 because I already had holsters for it (was replacing a 27).
     
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    They are all excellent and reliable firearms. You cannot go wrong with any of them. The important question is whch fits your hand best. Also of among your choices, which would you shoot best with.
     
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    Glock 26 - Only fire one clip through and it fit my hand like a brick with horns. Maybe because it was an older model but...


    Ruger sr9c - Have and carry a full size SR9 and used it to qualify for my CHL. I honestly think I should have went with the "c" model instead though, as the full size is just a tad too large for me conceal well with some shirts.

    S&W M&P9c - I own one of these without external safety. I found this to be my perfect carry piece. Just waiting on my hybrid holster from http://www.jeffreycustomleather.com/ConcealmeantHolsters.html before I can start carrying it on a daily basis. I found this pistol to point and fire naturally for me. Without any need for grip adjustment. Like I had to do with the Glock and the XD. I'm more accurate with this one than I am any other handgun in my arsenal, except for my S&W Mod 66 2 1/2" Combat Magnum.
     
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    Can't go wrong with any one of those choices.
     
  20. Lord Palmerston

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    I own a GLOCK 26, but any of them will do the job. They're all reliable. I think it's rather a matter of good hand fitting and personal preference. As far as external safeties are concerned, I don't miss them. I think that those safeties are more a hindrance tan an advantage. At least in the case of well trained and conscious shooters. Most of us, I presume.
     
  21. TarDevil

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    Never shot the M&P, but between the Glock and Ruger, definitely the SR9c. Not saying it's a better gun... just better for me. Dead-nuts reliable and accurate, ergonomically WAY better for me than the Glock.

    I do hope to experience the M&P soon, but got other fish to fry first (SR45, Sig P290, something in a wheel gun).
     
  22. Pud

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    I carry the SR9c every day....
    For me, it is great.
    But any on your list would be fine-whatever suits YOU !
    PUD
     
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    I carry the SR9C every day and love it.
     
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    I went with the SR9c. It's my primary CCW, and I love it.

    My second choice of these would be the M&P9c.

    I prefer the G19 & G23 > the 26 & 27. I carry my G23 on occasion.
     
  25. coolluke01

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    Had to fix that for you. lol


    You will be hard pressed to find a gun more accurate or reliable than the G26.

    Remember, how a gun feels in the hand is not a good indicator of how it will shoot. There is no alternative to learning proper technique and shooting them all to see what you prefer. I think learning proper technique first is very important. That way you won't be comparing guns when holding them in the way they were not designed to be held. This could have a huge bearing on which gun you choose.
     
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