M&P Shield 9mm vs Glock 19 (gen 4)

Discussion in 'Concealed Carrying & Personal Protection' started by ajs19ad6, Nov 27, 2012.

  1. ajs19ad6

    ajs19ad6 New Member

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    This would be my first gun purchase. I've shot the glock 19 gen 3, but not the shield. I'm planning on getting one for concealed carry and i can't decide which one! Can you guys educate me on these two guns?
     
  2. Wiebelhaus

    Wiebelhaus New Member

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    If your CC, I'd say the shield. Glocks are big to me, in my opinion, they are large and heavy, some (the guy that's been carrying one for 20 years) may vehemently disagree.
     

  3. jujutsuka

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    I own and swear by both. The Shield is slightly deeper concealment but I have no problem at all concealing the G19. You can either get to know both before buying or just plan on buying both eventually. Personally, if I absolutely had to decide, I would buy the G19 first. For me, it's the perfect concealed carry gun. YMMV
     
  4. clearsights

    clearsights New Member

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    I own both and they are both good guns. Love them. The Shield is a better choice for concealment. The Glock will give you much more ammo. The accessories are more prevalent and easier to find for the Glock, too.
    Hopefully, you can get a chance to try both out before you buy them. They have a different grip.
    Enjoy whichever you choose and give us pics and a range report!
     
  5. Squawk

    Squawk New Member

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    Get the Shield.
     
    Last edited: Dec 12, 2012
  6. okdonk

    okdonk New Member

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    +1. Same here.
     
  7. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    What ever you get you more than likely will buy others as time gors buy. The shield could be concealable in a looser fit t-shirt and jeans with a good iwb in an appendix position. The glock19 CC with only a t-shirt . never. Buy the glock is fine with a cover . I use a cw9 and find that a t-shirt or tucked in button down is fine too. Your choice is more about how you live and dress as to what you can CC every time you leave your house .
     
  8. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    Wouldn't a Glock 26 be a more appropriate alternative to a Shield than G19?
     
  9. beenz

    beenz New Member

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    Agreed on that one
     
  10. hardluk1

    hardluk1 Active Member

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    Don't think he said he had a g19, just shot one. With the g26 your still dealing with the thickness & weight of a glock. If he allready had a glock 17 then heck yes buy a g26 and try to make it work . For a one pistol house hold at this time the shield or maybe a kahr will work fine. Any how a larger version is avalible for use at the range or a house gun and have all controls feel just right. Nothing new to learn
     
  11. Vincine

    Vincine New Member

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    He doesn't have either. He asked for help trying to decide between the two. I was just pointing out he had an apple & oranges comparison.
     
  12. Tom86

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    I have both. I don't really think they are that comparable. One is significantly thicker than the other, although both are concealable. So it really depends on how you intend to carry it.

    The Shield has become my favorite carry gun. It also has a safety, which I personally prefer. Don't get me wrong, I love my Glocks. Just for a gun that I am going to be handling multiple times a day, I would rather have a safety.
     
  13. Wiebelhaus

    Wiebelhaus New Member

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    External safety is a must for me personally.
     
  14. BeyondTheBox

    BeyondTheBox New Member

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    And that's all that should ever be said of concealed carry handguns.
     
  15. combateffective4

    combateffective4 New Member

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    The shield is a lot smaller I have the Glock 23gen 4 and a m&p 40c those are more comparable I do prefer my 23 allot more
     
  16. combateffective4

    combateffective4 New Member

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    Glock 23 and 19 = exact same size deferent caliber and barrel

    Just encase you didn't know

    And I think the 23 is perfect size still big enough tobe very accurate and still concealable


    here's my points
    Glock gen 4 grip is much better
    The m&p doesn't cut it

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    Size comparison

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    Weight comparison

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    Widths

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    I also need to mention the m&p 40c triggers are horrible and have no reset

    I believe the Shields may be different

    Over all my Glock has more fire power "rounds" more more accurately in my opinion and has a better trigger... I owned the 2m&ps I own before I owned Glocks ... U don't want you to think I am being partial to Glocks I really wish I liked my m&ps more since they are the best looking of the bunch
     

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  17. combateffective4

    combateffective4 New Member

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    Weight with out the extra rounds the Glock is actually lighter

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    The new recoil spring in gen 4 Glocks are supposed to help more with recoil then the standard m&p single recoil spring

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    I will say the slide serrations on the m&p are better



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    Both have different style changer indicators... I do not have a preference on either

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    I like both sights also

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  18. combateffective4

    combateffective4 New Member

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    ???????????
     
  19. Stillersfan

    Stillersfan New Member

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    I have both, and I'll have to tell ya, I can conceal the G19 very well. Its a very nice CC pistol. :)