Originally Posted by retusarmy
Beretta M 9 first, then my Glock 19, I owned a S&W Sigma then sold it...just couldn't get use to it.
First off, the M&P is NOT a Sigma. Saying it is the same thing is like saying the Ford Pinto is the same as a Mach I or the Chevy Chevette is the same as the Corvette. There is a WORLD of difference between the two.
Personally, I would take a Glock over a Sigma any day of the week and twice on Sunday. Similarly, I would take an M&P over the Glock any day as well. When I was shopping for a hi-cap .40, I looked at the Glock, XD, and M&P. I would have liked to try out the XDm, but none were available at the time. The M&P fit MY hand the best, had the best natural point, and was priced about the same as the others. I quickly ruled out the Glock based on feel and natural point. The decision between the XD and M&P was a very tough call. Pricewise, the XD was about $50 more than the M&P (at that time) and the XDm about $100 more than the XD.
I had seen lots of great reviews on both guns, so I knew I wouldn't go wrong with either one. The decision was a toss up between the XD and the M&P. The thing that swayed me to the M&P side (however slightly it may have been) was seeing the "Made in USA" versus the Austrian made XD.
I have since handled the XDm and think my choice would still be to go with the M&P.
Of course, this was all MY experience in gun selection, and was in the .40 cal instead of the 9mm. YMMV. We are all very individual in our likes and dislikes. The things I saw as negatives could very well be strong positives for somebody else. That is the beauty of having several options to choose from.