This is a discussion on Which one for daily carry and why? within the Polls forums, part of the Smith & Wesson MP Forum category; I choose none of the above!! My choice is the Smith & Wesson M&P 40 Shield. It is smaller and lighter than all of the ...
|View Poll Results: which one would you carry and why?|
|1911 Commander LWT COLT 38 Super||2||2.56%|
|1911 full size 5" Les Baer||9||11.54%|
|M&P mid size 45acp (thumb safety, CT)||29||37.18%|
|M&P full size 9mm (thumb safety, CT)||38||48.72%|
|Voters: 78. You may not vote on this poll|
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|April 3rd, 2013, 01:59 PM||#16|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Beautiful Downtown Monroe, GA
I choose none of the above!! My choice is the Smith & Wesson M&P 40 Shield. It is smaller and lighter than all of the mentioned choices and packs a .40 caliber power. Not quite .45 ACP power, but a hell of a lot more than 9mm.
I just plain never had a use for a .38 Super. If I wanted to shoot a bullet that size, I would choose a .357 Sig. Since there is no such thing as a .357 Sig Shield, that rules that out.
|April 3rd, 2013, 03:28 PM||#17|
Join Date: Oct 2007
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|April 3rd, 2013, 07:04 PM||#19|
Join Date: Nov 2012
I carried .45acp 1911's thru the 80's and 90's, switching to glock 9mm's in 1998, and then discovered the M&P just last year. Personally, I think any of those platforms is fine functionally, and any of the three calibers you list is fine ballistically.
In all honesty, with the advances of the last few decades I really don't believe there's currently a massive difference in effectiveness between the three calibers in the OP's list, as long as reasonable thought is given to load choice. Personally, any of the guns/calibers listed would be fine for my personal comfort zone as far as 'needs', though I do tend to 'want' more capacity if I can have it.
Last edited by John in ar; April 3rd, 2013 at 07:07 PM.
|April 3rd, 2013, 07:05 PM||#20|
Join Date: Oct 2008
I carry an M&P 9mm F/S. No Thumb Safety. Tritium Night Sights. Just got a M&P 9mm Compact again no thumb safety, ordered tritium sights for it. I dunno which will be my EDC.. Probably the compact. For about 3 years I packed a 3" Kimber 1911, I just sold it and replaced it with the 9C. 9mm's give you plenty of power and when you consider that you can carry a lot more rounds in the same size gun it seems to be an advantage to me. Besides for that since I don't train like a swat team member I feel like in a stress situation a simple point and click gun is best for me.
|December 6th, 2014, 08:23 PM||#22|
Join Date: Apr 2012
If we're limited strictly to the guns listed in the poll, the lightweight Commander in 38 Super, hands down. It's an exceptional cartridge. I wish I could sweet-talk S&W into making an M&P in 38 Super.
|December 7th, 2014, 06:34 PM||#23|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Weeki Wachee, FL
|December 7th, 2014, 06:57 PM||#24|
Join Date: May 2008
Limited with the choices listed. I voted for the M&P FS9 (thumb safety, CT). My daily carry is a Shield 9 with thumb safety and a green CT laser.
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