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M&P vs. Glock Trigger

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by ezypikns, Dec 19, 2009.

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  1. ezypikns

    ezypikns Member

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    I've never shot a S&W M&P. How does the trigger compare with a Glock trigger?
     
  2. desert gator

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    I like the M&P better. They feel fairly similar, but I think that the actual shape of the M&P feels better and is a little crisper.
     
  3. Oldnoob

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    I prefer Glock's trigger much more than M&P. M&P's trigger creep in a very weird way. Beside, Glock can easily install at least 3 different "factory" connector to adjust the trigger, no smith needed.

    #3.5 (or later call #4) connector give you a slightly heavier trigger travel but easier break then stock #5.5 connector.

    #8 connector give you a very light trigger travel but very heavy break.

    Stock #5.5 connector give you a middle ground of both (and it's the one I prefer).
     
  4. NinjaFeint

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    I actually shot the M&P before I shot a Glock and hated the trigger. It just didn't feel right for me and I could not shoot it very well. I ended up buying a Glock 17 and the trigger is great for me. My brother who shoots an XD did not like the Glock or M&P until my Glock had about 500 rounds through it. No comparison for me.
     
  5. Nuke8401

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    I've had a G34 for about 3 years and an M+P 9 full size for about a year. M+P trigger was initially heavier but much smoother. The Glock is crunchy but lighter. The M+P has gotten lighter over time >1000 rds? I still shoot the G34 better than the M+P but much prefer the M+P. Both can be made/modified into good triggers. If you can find an M+P Pro, try the trigger, much improved over the standard trigger.

    Be wear of the MASS compliant M+P guns, their triggers are HEAVY! But I guess all MASS triggers are heavy.

    I shoot the Glock in competition but carry an M+P.
     
  6. The Lone Haranguer

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    Agreed, but I can live with either just fine, mostly because I've had my Glock longer.
     
  7. Ben86

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    The glock trigger is way smoother. The m&p's is gritty yet a little shorter. I do really like the feel of the actual trigger itself (m&p).
     
  8. jon_in_wv

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    I have two M&Ps and the generalization that all M&P triggers are gritty is just bunk. Both of my M&Ps have very nice, crisp triggers. That being said the Glocks trigger is a little crisper and has a more positive reset. Both mechanisms are very similar so modifying the M&P for a better trigger is an easy thing too.
     
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  9. Philo_Beddoe

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    I thought the m&p trigger was better then my glock 17. It was crisper

    Both are fine though out of the box and smooth up over time.
     
  10. David E

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    A trigger job on the M&P beats a trigger job on the Glock easy.
     
  11. Jim Watson

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    Factory Plastic M&P triggers DO tend to be gritty, at least the ones I handled before buying mine... and having Dan Burwell do a trigger job on it. If you are a reset fanboy, the M&P's is not as sharp as a Glock's. I have seen some trigger jobs on Glocks that beat my M&P, but they were done with major surgery and soft springs I would not trust on a serious weapon.
     
  12. Mags

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    I own both an M&P in 9mm and a Glock 19. The Glock trigger is easily fixed by adding a 3.5 pound connector the Glock trigger's reset is easily defined and crisper for faster follow up shots. The M&Ps trigger has a decent pull but the reset is very vague and sometimes you will try to fire without a full reset so now I let the trigger go all the way forward before firing this affects accuracy but it helps with follow ups because the gun will actually go off.
     
  13. sheephearder

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    Had both but kept the Glock. Neither trigger is bad, I just prefer the Glock. Really you have to shoot both and decide for your self, there is no right answer. Bill
     
  14. Full Metal Jacket

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    glock's perceptible reset is definitely an advantage over the m&p's trigger. i have 2 m&p's and 1 glock. about to sell my mp's to make up for my recent emp40 purchase-keeping the glock though. :)
     
  15. Digitalage03

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    I Had a 3.5 pd trigger put on at a gun show for $20 from a authorized glock retailer and it made a word of difference, though the m&p is a nice gun ive had my glock for years and if its one thing i learned is if it aint broke dont try to fix it.
     
  16. legion3

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    The trigger reset is why I prefer Glock over just about any other gun. At least striker fired weapons. To me my speed, accuracy and followup shots are better due to Glocks reset which the M&P seems IMO to lack. The XD reset is better than SW's but still was not a Glock.

    I could probably get used to the M&P trigger but why when Glock does all I need it to and has a 33 round 9mm mag to boot ;).

    No offense to anyone but Made in America means nothing to me anymore.
     
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    I own both and I perceive very little difference between the two.
     
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    Out of the box, the Glock has the edge, but over a couple hundred rounds the M&P REALLY smooths out and has a better overall feel. If you DIY a Burwell trigger job, or send it to Dan Burwell, the M&P trigger will take the Glock trigger to the proverbial woodshed.
     
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    Why do Smith and Wessons always need trigger jobs?

    First Sigma and now the M&P needs to be worked on to be "better" than Glock. What's the world coming to.

    How about making a trigger pull thats good to begin with?
     
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    It also depends on the Glock and M&P. I have shot several different Glocks and M&Ps and find that it really depends on the model. I hated the trigger on a Glock 22, 26 & 27 - but I love the trigger on my Glock 20SF (only Glock I have ever owned). The M&P line - I have had a FS .40, .357 and 9mm (no mag safety) and I found their triggers to be better than the G22, 26 & 27's I have shot, but no where near as good as my 20. I got rid of a M&Pc 9mm with the mag safety that had a horrible trigger. As always, YMMV.
    BTW - M&P triggers do smooth up after 500 - 1000 rds.
     
  22. Teddyb

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    I prefer the Glock Trigger more than any other for a self defense gun. That said, when the SHTF and the adrenaline is flowing you are never going to notice a difference in any handgun trigger as long as it shoots. Trigger dynamics are only for paper shooting me thinks!
     
  23. Art Eatman

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    "...when the SHTF and the adrenaline is flowing you are never going to notice a difference in any handgun trigger..."

    Your mind won't, true. Your trained-in reflexes will, however.
     
  24. Teddyb

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    I could not agree more. That's why we had all that in service training all the time to keep those trained-in reflexes sharp. In my years in law enforcement I could never begin to tell you how many rounds I fired at paper. The 5 that I fired in self defense are still very vivid in my mind to this day.
     
  25. BlayGlock

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    That has been the case with mine. I have both Glocks and a M&P. The glock is more crisp and the M&P tends to been a little more "spongy." The Glock has a better reset as well. (These are comparing the stock triggers on my guns.) The M&P is a lttle more smooth however. Both are great platforms, but I prefer the Glock trigger.
     
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