Age old debate

Discussion in 'Semi-Auto Handguns' started by stevem8, Jun 9, 2012.

  1. stevem8

    stevem8 New Member

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    I'm doing research on my next 9mm purchase. I finally got to hold the XD, G19 and the M&P9. I hated the trigger and overall feel of the XD(in my hand). So that's off my list. I love how the M&P felt. I like the trigger pull too. But there is something about the G19. I've always wanted one. I wish I could buy both. The question is which one is next. I don't like the safety on the MP. So, either way I won't get a safety. Anyone not too tired of this debate, want to weigh in once again?
     
  2. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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    You do realize you'll probably get numerous suggestions of choices other than the ones you specified, don't you? ;) Could make your problem worse! :) So, let me start it off.

    I have no personal experience with any of the three you mention, but seems that all three are well respected for quality & reliability. Seems it would come down to which one feels/balances in your hand the best.

    As to one of the numerous other suggestions you'll get, I prefer a hammer fired pistol with a decocker & DA/SA platform. My personal experience is with the Bersa Ultra Compact & the Bersa High Capacity 9mm's. The Bersa is not known for it's steller finish, but their 9mm pistols are getting the rep for being their most reliable. I also just bought their new BP9CC polymer framed striker fired 9mm & while I only have about 300 rounds through it, I can see that it will join my carry rotation. I can tell you that, new out of the box, the trigger will be gritty & will require some loving care to eliminate that, but has a short take-up, a crisp break & very short reset.

    I wish you luck in making your choice.
     

  3. therewolf

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    I also prefer a hammer fired DA/SA decocker. The DA leaves you with the

    long first trigger pull as an additional safety feature, IMO.

    My taste is more to Berettas, but they're very large for an EDC.

    With an EDC, you should have some sort of secondary safety...
     
  4. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Why??:confused::confused:

    My SIG P226 doesn't have one, and it's one of the safest weapons I own.
     
  5. gollygee

    gollygee New Member

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    Some owners of the Bersa BP9CC complained that the trigger was too light, about 3-1/2 lbs plus too short, & they didn't think it was safe for carry since it didn't have a manual safety. Personally, 'finger off the trigger' is as good a safety as a person should need.
     
  6. amfycoach

    amfycoach New Member

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    I went with the g19, just felt better to me. I was down to those same 3. The m and p went because my wife liked firing the glock better and the xd went because I didn't like the trigger pull.
     
  7. HOSSFLY

    HOSSFLY New Member

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    No thanks :(
    Gud luck on your quest :)
     
  8. Quentin

    Quentin New Member

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    Either is a good choice. I'm impressed with my G23 the 40S&W version of the G19. I do shoot 9mm in it with a Lone Wolf conversion barrel. Really hard to beat when you have both calibers. I like the M&P but still would go with Glock again.
     
  9. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    For me, XD or M&P. I own both, and both are fine pistols. The Smith can be finicky about reloads, I don't know why. I have tried several Glocks, but for whatever reason I don't shoot them very well. I did own a G22 once. For 3 days. Bought it cheap enough that it made more sense to sell it for a decent profit, given that it didn't agree with me.

    I will say that the Glocks are fine pistols as well. You really don't have much opportunity for a bad decision, given the 3 options you listed.
     
  10. therewolf

    therewolf New Member

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    Because you're carrying a live one in the tube.

    I find the grip safety on the 1911, and the DA on the

    Beretta to not be inconvenient. JMHO-YMMV...;)
     
  11. Garadex

    Garadex New Member

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    I think you can get an M&P without a safety. So that would be my suggestion.
     
  12. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i have an XDm so my leanings would be that direction, personally, but you liked the MP in how it fit your hand and the trigger pull. the Glock is a good gun, but the one that fits your hand the best is probably going to be your best choice. just learn the pistol and it's operation and become familiar with it. practice with it then practice more until you are comfortable with it's operation and features. the pistol that fits you hand the best is usually the best one to be able to shoot accurately with.
     
  13. Chandler51

    Chandler51 New Member

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    Mine has no secondary safety, that is correct. Trigger only like a glock.
     
  14. danolator

    danolator New Member

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    I am all about the G19 Gen 4.. Getting used to no safety requires a strong belt, a very reliable holster (I use a Cross Breed), and then U should carry with a full mag, but no round in the chamber until you are comfortable. I practice drawing my weapon with snap caps all the time. Now, I carry my Glock with compete confidence. Of course, I carried a 38 special revolver for years, so the whole safety thing has been somewhat of a nonissue 4 me.
     
  15. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    Stevem8 I understand your thoughts on the other 2 pistols. I also like the basic feel and funtion of a glock 19. My only problem is for me its a pistol with no place for me accept as a house gun or fun gun and thats what ours is. I carry a lighter thinner pistol and have larger revolvers for hunting with . To bad glock did not make a kahr sized pistol, a liter, thinner, single stack .
     
  16. locutus

    locutus Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Uhhhh.... The P226 is double action.:p

    Actually, the only real safety on any weapon is between your ears.!
     
  17. Argyle_Armoring

    Argyle_Armoring New Member

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    Get the Glock 19, send it to me, and I'll give you a light trigger pull with the same feel as a 1911 trigger.
     
  18. stevem8

    stevem8 New Member

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    So I shot both m&p and the G19. I shot both with the same amount of accuracy. I much prefer the trigger on the glock. But I prefer the rubbery grip of the m&p. Any aftermarket rubber grips that could make the g19 feel more like the m&p. If there is a good feeling grip out there, the Glock is gonna be in my near future. Anyone have feedback?
     
  19. Wiseman3

    Wiseman3 New Member

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    yes you can
     
  20. capto56

    capto56 New Member

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    My vote is for the sig p226. That was one of the choices right?