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What's your favorite aspect of your M&P?

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Old July 14th, 2013, 06:15 PM   #16
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Ergonomics. That and the physical trigger itself. I own a Glock 21. I love the trigger action and the pistol fits my hand. However, the Glock trigger hurts my trigger finger after an extended shooting session. My XD has the same type trigger but it does not hurt my finger when shooting.

My M&P's have a nice trigger feel.

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Old July 14th, 2013, 06:58 PM   #17
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Thank you for your responses and feedback. A lot of Glock talk in here so far! Not saying I want to start a brand battle in here, but in my opinion - based off of research and secondhand experience - the M&P line dominates the Glock empire in every way EXCEPT for marketing and production numbers. Hopefully we see a change in this..
How many people here would rely on a Glock before their M&P?
This question was asked by a Glock owning acquaintance today and due to my complete absence of experience, I had nothing to tell him




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Old July 14th, 2013, 06:59 PM   #18
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Dependability without question. Fires anything in anyone's hands.
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Old July 14th, 2013, 07:05 PM   #19
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Dependability without question. Fires anything in anyone's hands.
In a month and a day I will be able to vouch for my M&P's dependability. Until then, I will be sleeping soundly knowing I made am excellent decision on my first sidearm purchase after seeing all these wonderful comments!

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Old July 15th, 2013, 12:12 AM   #20
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Biggest thing for me is how the gun handles the .40 S&W round. It is by far the most comfortable shooting.40 that I have had the pleasure of shooting. It behaves like a mild 9mm or even like shooting a .22 Magnum revolver. It is just smooth.
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Old July 15th, 2013, 04:39 AM   #21
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Pretty much everything but #1 is ergonomics. There is no point in carrying a firearm that doesn't fit you like a glove. I feel like my 40c is an extention of my arm. Glocks, sigs, they are fine guns but nothing fit my hand like my m&p.

Plus, it has never malfunctioned, and it's American Made.



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Old July 15th, 2013, 04:51 AM   #22
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The reliability of the glocks that I carried for 13 years, with the added benefits of better fit & ergonomics, better trigger, slightly better accuracy, and the 1911-style safety that I'd missed ever since switching from 1911's to glocks back in the late 90's.

Have thre MP's - two FS and one C - and like them enough to wish I wasn't so heavily invested in glocks. My glocks have pretty much become my 'static' guns; nightstand, desk drawer, etc. Primary carry is now MP's.
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Old July 15th, 2013, 05:04 AM   #23
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Ergonomic:
For most other pistols, I had to give up one thing for another. SIG's grip was too thick for my comfort. Glock had a narrower grip, but the grip angle made me felt like I would suffer from Carpal Tunnel and always made me put extra effort to tilt the muzzle down for it to point toward what I want it to.

Lower felt recoil:
Recoil of shooting 180 gr Winchester Ranger out of an M&P 40 feels like that of a 9mm Glock.

Trigger:
Stiff at first. However, once it is broken in, it becomes a good trigger for a striker fired pistol. Compared to a Glock, M&P trigger meets a "pressure wall" after the "slack" is taken out, just like most other striker fired pistols, but once the pressure on the trigger reaches near the sear release point, the trigger smoothly rolls past the sear release point. So, it fees like it takes more pressure to get the M&P's trigger to get moving, but once it moves, the trigger resistance "stack" less on the way to the sear release point. Glock trigger has a trigger resistance that rises steeply all the way toward the striker release point. That makes it a lot more easier to be accurate with an M&P than Glock.
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Old July 15th, 2013, 05:51 PM   #24
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Ergonomics-feels like it was built to fit my hand, slide stop, mag release, trigger reach just fit me.
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Old July 15th, 2013, 07:32 PM   #25
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Just like everyone has said, the ergonomics are amazing. It's also dependable, accurate, and easy to shoot. For a carry weapon, I enjoy the 11 rounds of .45 I can have in a very easily concealed full size gun.

Once my APEX DCAEK arrives and I install it, then I can say that this will be the best handgun I will ever own.
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Old July 16th, 2013, 04:46 AM   #26
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I am pleased to hear that the .40 shoots so effortlessly. I will be relying on this firearm as my EDC (not that I have an alternative) not for defense against others, but from everything in damn Wyoming trying to kill you.
How well does your M&P function when wet/submerged/dirty/muddy/in contact with snow or ice etc? I've seen and experienced the Glock first hand being put through the "torture test" and must say, I was very happy with the results.

Sorry guys, that's the last time you hear me praise the "block" lol!

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Old July 16th, 2013, 07:48 AM   #27
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Ergonomics. Fired a M&P 22 in a CCW class. Felt natural. I've since bought on and go a M&P 9 JG.
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Old July 16th, 2013, 04:30 PM   #28
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Ergonomics. I used to carry a Glock 19 and got a chance to shoot an M&P in a class and never looked back. I keep my G19 in the safe but I'd guarantee it hasn't seen 100 rounds total in the last 4 years since I got my FS M&P.
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Old July 16th, 2013, 04:43 PM   #29
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Ergonomics are amazing. It points with my natural point of aim. The glock I have to adjust quit a bit when moving from natural point of aim to the sights. Dependability is awesome! The aesthetics are great but not high on my priority lists.
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Old July 16th, 2013, 05:19 PM   #30
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Ergonimics, accuracy and reliability. Plus it looks really bad a$$!!!!!
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