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Old 09-20-2010, 01:54 AM   #1
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Default S&W or H&K?

So I'm in the market for a compact 9mm.

I'm pretty much narrowed down to a S&W M&P or a HK USPc

leaving money out of the equation, which would you choose/why?

Thanks, any input is appreciated.

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Old 09-20-2010, 02:04 AM   #2
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choose what fits you the best. Shoot them both and see what you like. I have the M&P9 FS and have been very happy but you will have to try them yourself and see what you like.

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Both are great guns. Which one fits you better?

The indoor range that I use has an M&P 9mm for rent and they say it has held up like a Glock. High praise from the guys that see what a lot of use in a short period of time with mediocre ammo can do to the average handgun.

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Let's see...What would I do? I would go M&P, but you are the only one who will know for sure.

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I've had good success with S&W Customer Service and would weigh that in as a factor along with form, fit and function.

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6 of one, half-dozen of the other. Go with what feels good to you.

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I've had good success with S&W Customer Service and would weigh that in as a factor along with form, fit and function.
HeHe, that's a good recommendation for the H&K, I've never had a need for Customer Service for any of my H&K's.
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Once you have an H&K you'll never go back...

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I will upfront admit I am fond of S&W. I do not own an M&P or an HK (handgun). As an Armorer and Firearms instuctor, I have some opinions. Take them for what they are worth, they are MY opinions based on some facts.

M&P - The mag release is reversible for lefties. The full size mags will function in the compact.

USP - dual side mag release is useable for either hand. Mags can be accidentally released if your hold is not correct. Mags can be inserted backward under stress (USP is the only gun I have ever seen that will do this). Full size mags can not be used in the compact pistols. The design puts the barrel higher in relation to your hand which can lead to more felt recoil and slower follow up shots. The HK's tend to be supremely accurate. The most accurate DA/SA .40 cal pistols I have ever shot are USP's. The only .40 cal pistol I have ever shot that was more accurate was a custom STI. HK barrels are stronger than anything I have ever encountered. I have seen a USP .45 experience a squib load and have a second round fired behind the lodged bullet with ZERO damage!

No matter which one you choose, shoot it a bunch and get good with it. Neither will dissapoint you.

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Robo, I just dug out 2 USP's and neither would allow the mag to be inserted backwards, irregardless how much "Stress" I could put under them...

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