GLOCK or MP

Discussion in 'M&P Forum' started by dickie3625, Nov 7, 2015.

  1. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    I had to carry a Glock for 6 years in AK and I did not not like it simply becasue I did not shoot it as well as others guns (hit probability). I could shoot my old 59 series S&W and score 10+ points higher on quals, but I was REQUIRED to carry the Glock! Enter the M&P, I shot it as good or better than the 5906/03's so I used it here for several years but I went back to the 5903 duty and the 3913 off duty about a year ago (all metal;)), BUT when I read the reviews of the M&P 2.0 compact by several Glock guys who said they liked it BETTER THAN THE GLOCK I nearly carped my britches!!! To have a Glock worshiper say that it must be good. I got one (IPO sale, 3 mags and night sites) and I am here to tell you it is the best hand gun I have ever used in 40+ years of LE. Nuff said.:cool:
     
  2. Mouser

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    What about the M&P has changed in the 2.0 that makes you feel so strongly? I have a shield and an M&P Pro series...good pistols and I shoot them well. Sounds like the 2.0 may have improved in some significant way?
     

  3. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    There are several things, but they are cumulative. I comes with 4 grip adapters rather than 3, the texturing is more aggressive on the grip, the trigger (out of the box) is very good, the over all size and weight is good for both duty and most off duty carry, and it just shoots well for me. What I like for a combat/defense zero on a hand gun is to put a 4 inch circle at 10 yd/30 ft use a 6 o'clock hold from a standing two handed hold and put all my shoots inside the 4 inch circle (as near the center as possible) and this gun does it all. I have a shield with NS I use for most of my off duty as well.
     
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  4. Mouser

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    Makes sense...the M&P series is a time proven design and many of the manufacturers are making ergonomics a top priority (Springfield's Mod 2) and trigger quality, imo, is really improving...the VP series from HK and then the Walther PPQ set the bar and looks like Smith is jumping aboard too....for my money, trigger quality is my #1 feature in terms of importance.
     
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  6. Mouser

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    Yes...Glock too! I own a 19 and 35 and enjoy them though their design is pretty proven and the Gen 5 seems to be at a point where they are picking the fly sh** out of the pepper...really not a bad place to be imo
     
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  8. colmustard

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    Would choose the m&p. Nothing against the glock, I carry a gen 4 model 21 for work but the grip angle is not something I like. The m&p has a optimum grip angle that most pistols use while the glock is different. If your used to the glock then you would be fine but if not it takes getting used to. Also it seems that while glock was a innovator years ago that has changed. Other companies are beating them at there own game by improving on the striker fired polymer design while glock seems to be slow to change.

    This does not make glock bad but it may make other companies and better value as they offer more features for a similar price as well as the durability you would want.

    Good luck
     
  9. primer1

    primer1 Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Where have you been hiding at, mustard?
     
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  10. JimRau

    JimRau Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Exactly, my hit probability with is glock was less than that of the S&W, nuff said!:)
     
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  11. Dearhunter

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    Well, back in March I posted about my new carry.
    The moment I picked up the MP Shield in .45acp I knew it was the one. It felt natural in my hand. I purchased one with a thumb safety. Good trigger, shoots great and reliable.
    As for Glock, I have three of them 34, 26, and 41. Use the 34 for IDPA shooting.
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  12. IowaShooter

    IowaShooter Well-Known Member Supporter

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    That's what I carry, very pleased with it and shoot it often
     
  13. colmustard

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    Hi! Sorry have been crazy busy! Bought a house and had a son and work! Glad to be back, missed you all!
     
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