M&P and Glock comparison

Discussion in 'General Handgun Discussion' started by Recomm, Aug 15, 2011.

  1. Recomm

    Recomm New Member

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    I have a G17 and an M&P .40 cal. I love both weapon systems but am curious as to how they stack up against eachother. I know that Glock has a tremendous reputation with reliability and has been tested to the edge. I really dont know that much about the M&P though. From what I can tell it fires and performs as well but doesn't have the reputation that glocks do. Is it every bit as reliable and tough? Opinions...
     
  2. Crusader2297

    Crusader2297 New Member

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    the m&p 40 is just as reliable and good as the Glock17 ,the glock is so well know because of its military style automatic feature. but i think a good choice for beginners would be a glock
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  3. g17frantz

    g17frantz New Member

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    The m&p is a great gun....I just don't understand the "bendy" trigger...why? Why? Why? Its so weird...
    My friend has had one for about a year (9mm) 1000+ rounds w/o a hiccup. With that being said..still prefer my g17
     
  4. ZombieKiller83

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    I would hope that in the future they will prove to be as reliable as Glocks but it's gonna tough as Glock has a really solid, outspoken reputation as being "hell and back" reliable. But i will say that slowly but surely more law enforcement agencies are starting to employ the M&P line of pistols for duty. I will agree with g17 in that that the trigger is a bit of an odd set-up but it works non the less.

    My S&W Sigma (poor mans M&P with a crap shoot trigger) has over 1000rds through it with zero malfunctions and i've run all sorts of ammo so i've no doubt in my mind the M&P is one you can trust your life to :cool:
     
  5. M14sRock

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    I converted to Glocks around 1987. Great guns, and I own a pile of them.

    But the M&P is coming on strong.

    One of our local ranges has an M&P9 on the rental line. The guys at the range call it "Glock durable". Very high praise in my book. However, they say their rental M&P45 goes back for warranty repair all the time. The M&P45s I've used have been fine, though.
     
  6. Thadeuce

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    Here's the comparison: The M&P line is S&W's take on the Glock. That's what it is. Just like a Boxster is Porsche's take on the Miata. There will similarities and differences. M&P pistols have the potential to get a Glock-like following. Given that both pistols perform the same, the Glock gets the nod. Why? Because it's been around longer and has proven itself. Will the M&P get to that level? I'm sure it will. I own 2 and they have been great. It takes years of solid performance, however, to be considered truly reliable. The M&P will get there...but Glock is there now.
     
  7. Recomm

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    Those were my thoughts exactly but I had no solid idea. I appreciate it
     
  8. RecklessRegard

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    I got rid of mine because of the hinged trigger. It was extremely accurate and very comfortable. Just a dumb trigger.

    I shot about 2000 rounds in about 3 weeks and had a few light strike issues. I will attribute this to ammo. We were running blazers. I had malfunctions, as did a could glocks and an all metal s&w.
     
  9. Gojubrian

    Gojubrian New Member

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    The triggers work, don't they? What's dumb about that?

    :rolleyes: ;)

    There are lots of pistols that copied glock. It's up to you to decide if you like them more, or not!
     
  10. RecklessRegard

    RecklessRegard New Member

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    I blame SA and glock... I have a couple glocks and an XDm. The trigger style is the same, and thats what I got used to. The m&p looks cooler, or in my mind sportier, than the glock. But the feeling just wasnt there.
     
  11. WDB

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    I've owned both still have a G27, my CC is a M&P 45 and has been for several years. I'm on my second one as my son talked me out of the first one. I've owned two of the M&P 9C as well, what I learned with those is not to let your loved ones shoot them otherwise they will talk you into letting them have them! The M&P fits me better, seems to have a more natural point of aim, I seem to do far better with follow up shots with the M&P and is every bit as reliable as a Glock IMO.