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Old 03-30-2012, 06:30 PM   #11
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Depending on the intended use,

For self defense I like all 3 in this order
G19,M&P9, XDM

If you feel the need for an external safety the M&P can be found with one and the XDM has the grip safety.

The XDM just feels like a double decker bus in my hand, but that is just me as a buddy loves his with a passion and hates my Glock.
I also have a M&P9C and wish I had gotten the full size as the grip is just a hair small for my paws, my daughter carries it now.

Hope this helps some, good luck with what ever you get.

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Old 03-30-2012, 07:07 PM   #12
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They're all great guns, but for me, it comes down to the triggers.

In my hands: XD(M) > Glock > XD > M&P

But I think you've answered your own question:

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The S&W M&P9. This is my favorite so far. I don't know why, but this gun seems to really melt in to my hands. It feels by far the most natural, almost like and extension of my arms when I'm shooting.
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:43 PM   #13
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Thank ALL of you for your input. I was really hoping to hear exactly what all of you said, that they are all reliable guns and one have any MAJOR flaws that would disqualify it from the running. I think I'll be getting the M&P9 FS just us to the fit. Later down the line I can see myself owning all three, but to start I think the M&P is what I'm looking for.

Once again, thank ALL of you. You guys are the reason I come to this forum more than any other, and I really appreciate all of you taking your time to help me out.

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No prob brother. Let is know how it goes.

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Thank ALL of you for your input. I was really hoping to hear exactly what all of you said, that they are all reliable guns and one have any MAJOR flaws that would disqualify it from the running. I think I'll be getting the M&P9 FS just us to the fit. Later down the line I can see myself owning all three, but to start I think the M&P is what I'm looking for.

Once again, thank ALL of you. You guys are the reason I come to this forum more than any other, and I really appreciate all of you taking your time to help me out.
Great choice. Good luck and enjoy!
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Should try a FNP or FNX. also.

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Old 04-01-2012, 06:53 PM   #17
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Not for nothun', but many folks claim the backbone to any decent

(shooting) gun collection is a decent 22LR rifle and pistol.

Hi-Standards are extremely pricey recently, but Ruger MKs(I,II,III),

Buckmarks, etc.

For my money, a Beretta 92A1, if you have to go larger, because as

yet, I've no faith in polymers as working parts. YMMV...

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Walther ppq,you'll never look back.

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Perhaps one of the SR9 models offered by Ruger? I shot a G19 a couple weeks ago and again this morning but I strongly prefer my SR9 over both the Glocks I shot. The large grip of the Glock feels too big for my comfort. I also like my pistol to have a redundant safety and we all know the Glock has only the trigger shoe safety, which Ruger put on the SR9 along with a standard on/off safety right above the shooter's thumb. I did like shooting my buddy's XD45 but in a heat of the moment situation I am afraid it may not be possible for me to take the firm grip on the gun required to depress the backstrap safety. If the 3 you listed were the only options on my plate I would jump to the M&P but I feel you are missing out on a number of great offerings from Ruger, FNH, Kahr, Walther, and many others. Again, I love my SR9 which I did not purchase without lots of homework and rounds down range through other guns. Just more food for thought...

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How ironic!...I just traded my Ruger SR9 in for a Gen3 Glock17!!....But ya no worries the SR9 is a great gun!..I put 1000 rounds through mine without a single malfunction!..It's a very impressive gun but just make sure you get a post recall gun preferably with the D shaped msg release . I had a O shaped mag release on mine and I had to use 2 thumbs to drop the mag..Also on pre recall SR9's they have bad barrel peening problems..Just a little heads up from a fellow Ruger fan.

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