considering buying a m&p 9mm

Discussion in 'Smith & Wesson Forum' started by rob1990, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. rob1990

    rob1990 New Member

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    I'm wondering what everyone thinks I need a new 9mm pistol. I'm between glock 19 and a m&p 9mm. I have a glock 23 so I already know that I like the glock was just thinking of trying somthing diffrent.
     
  2. JW357

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    Love the M&P series. Bought my wife an M&P9 full sized, shot it, fell in love, bought myself a 9c, shot it, fell in love again, bought my mom-in-law a full sized for her birthday.

    I personally don't like Glock. I respect it for being one of the firsts in good polymer pistols, but nowadays there's more options out there.
     

  3. rob1990

    rob1990 New Member

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    Yea I like my glock because its simple and the trigger is nice. Kinda dislike the m&p trigger but I think I could fix it. I like the way the m&p feels though. I'm looking at the fullsize the 9c seems a tad to small for what I want. I can get the m&p for $479 and another glock for $499.
     
  4. JW357

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    I've heard great things about the Apex trigger kits. I haven't experienced it yet. My only problem with the M&P trigger is the reset.

    Don't judge it on dry-firing. It feels alot different when actually shooting. My wife's is used, was a rental. Mine is new, about 100ish rounds through it. Her trigger is much nicer than mine.
     
  5. nicklarimore

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    I don't think you'll be disappointed.
     
  7. Powellwj

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    I have the Shield 40 and the 40c and they are both excellent! They do have some serious recoil, but very nice shooters!
     
  8. NDMarksman

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    M&P 9mm

    If you go with the Pro Series it will have the APEX trigger spring kit in it out of the box. I have one and I LOVE it !!!! Accurate SOB
     

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  9. ScottA

    ScottA FAA licensed bugsmasher Lifetime Supporter

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    Try it. If you don't like it, sell it.
     
  10. SSGN_Doc

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    Very much like you, Rob1990, I like the feel of the M&P but like the Glock trigger better. My M&P .40 has 3 distinct clicks and clunks along the trigger pull, before let off. The reset isn't as distinct as the Glock, but the latest M&Ps are better than the first ones out there.

    With regard to the Apex trigger, just realize that for the $20 cheaper price than the Glock, you will spend over $100 to get a really nice trigger in the M&P.

    With that all said, I'm getting better with my M&P in stock form. I have polished some parts lightly. I think the striker block, safety plunger is probably one of the biggest offending parts in creating the crunchy feel of the M&P trigger, due to the shoulder angles, and amount if straight wa exposed outside of the plunger hole. This means the trigger bar can hits the straight wall, then the shoulder, then the top, before allowing the striker to release. A rounded striker block would fix this.
     
  11. John_Deer

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    He can find the M&P with a 4.25" barrel for less than $479. Buds has them for $425 and other vendors might be a little less.

    When I bought my Glock I was going to buy an M&P. Right now I am glad I got the Glock. I carry the Glock most the time. My father has a similar build. His M&P is under the seat most of the time. There is nothing about the Glock to poke me. Before you buy an M&P try to borrow one to wear for a while. Make sure to sit down for a while.

    check www.gunwatcher.com
     
  12. mahall

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    Love my Shield 9mm, conceals easily, very accurate for its size! My everyday carry! I also own the G19, that I use more for home protection! Either one, are excellent choices!


    Like guns, love people!!
     
  13. racer1

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    I have a M&P pro, nice gun very good fit for me. The pro trigger is better than the stock trigger but not as nice as the Apex. There are a lot of poly guns out there, look around Glock wouldn't even be on the first page of my list. Look at a Steyer much better trigger than a Glock, and more controllable. That's what I carry.

    Dave
     
  14. jakebrake

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    the m&p has great ergodynamics, user friendly controls, and an abysmal trigger.

    that last one can be fixed rather easily. apex trigger, a 25 cent trigger job (instructions online), or just running about a thousand down the pipe.

    I somewhat regret selling mine. (I kicked polymer)
     
  15. k2000k

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    How is it for CCW? Right now the MP Shield is the front runner for the firearm that will replace my now broken P3AT, which was great for carrying but could not stand up to even light moderate shooting.
     
  16. Donn

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    Went to the LGS to get a Glock 26, came home with an M&P 9c and never looked back. Since then, added a full size and a Shield. No slam on Glocks, but IMHO, the M&P's the way to go.
     
  17. Chief51

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    I bought a Glock Gen 4 19 to see what all the Glock "hype" was about. I liked it and it was easy to shoot well. But then I tried the M&P9 Pro Series and that was it for me. No knock on the Glock I just like the M&P better. I don't think I will have to go to the Apex as I like the trigger in the Pro just fine. But that M&P is a range gun for me. I think there are better options for CCW.
     

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  18. ScottA

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    "ergodynamics"? Is that kind of like strategery? ;)
     
  19. k2000k

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    What options do you think are better for CCW?
     
  20. NDMarksman

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    My M&P Pro 9mm

    I purchased a BarSto MT barrel for my 5" Pro 9mm and fit it myself. It does shoot approximately 35 to 40% better groups once you are out to 20 yds. and beyond. It has been that accurate with everything I fed it from 95 grains to 147 grains. For combat or self-defense purposes the OEM barrel is more than sufficient. If you choose to install a BarSto MT barrel then know what you're doing or pay a good smith or the folks at BarSto to fit it or you're wasting your money!!
    Oh.....those are Ameriglo IDot sights I installed.....damn are they nice!!
     

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