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Old 04-12-2015, 11:13 AM
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The Glock tends to bang the middle knuckle of my middle finger when I hold it and fire it ( the finger under my trigger finger). The S&W does not. Just that simple.
Glock knuckle! Quite common. I use the Dremel tool on all of my Glocks reshape the trigger guard by eliminating that hump. Don't know why Glock does not get rid of it.
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Old 04-15-2015, 02:51 PM
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I would suggest that, if you are not completely satisfied with the Glock or the M&P, then you should look at the Walther P 99, PPQ and the HK VP 9.
I own M&P's, Glocks and the two aforementioned brands. I carry Glocks because that is what my state and city police carry and I have shot them quite a bit. I have also shot the M&P quite a bit also. I could be happy with either pistols. The triggers do not vary that much to me.
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Just an update to a previous post. Yesterday one of our guys showed up with a brand new Glock Gen 4 model 23. We cleaned it, oiled it , loaded 3 mags to max with 180 grain FMJ. Commenced shooting...second mag, fifth shot, failure to feed. FMJ! First firearm related malfunction of a Glock on my range with thousands of rounds fired in hundreds of guns. Glock perfection, keep improving it til it stops working.
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Man, the Fan Boyz are out in this old and long thread.

Glock knuckle, BTF, complex to field strip, made in the US of A, stovepipes, etc.

What a laugh...
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I just bought my first pistol (M&P 45 FS) after going to the range with friends multiple times and doing months of research. Obviously I am biased but I love my new pistol! I took a my first concealed carry course and had a very small grouping which I found impressive coming from a novice at best even with new shooting techniques. Although the Glock and XD were appealing to me (I have fired an XD .40) I found the M&P to be the best choice considering everything I learned. I like the ergonomics, ease of use and disassembly, and most of all the accurate groupings I get at the range. I would recommend M&P to any first time pistol buyer.
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Old 05-20-2015, 12:43 PM
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I'm a long time Glock guy and recently I've made the switch to m&p. I never disliked the m&p but I was so heavily invested in glock mags, holsters, ect that I was slow to switch.

I have shot the Glocks for years and feel like I am ok with them. However when I went to the range and shot a stage with both guns my accuracy was superior with the m&p. I fee some of this is because the m&p with small back strap fits my hand like a glove. Fwiw the m&p I was running was my fathers which has the "bad trigger" and the "inaccurate" barrel.

Now I've replaced my g17 with a m&p 9 FS and am about to replace my g19 with a m&p9c.
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I've not made the switch and won't as the Glock points more naturally for me and I prefer its stock trigger over any M&P trigger other than an Apex.

That said, I really like the way the M&P feels in my hand and love the controls and would never blame anyone for choosing the M&P over the Glock. I just don't shoot it as well and that is what matters to me.
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I enjoy the M&P pistols, but generally find their Glock counterparts more reliable.

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Old 05-21-2015, 07:10 AM
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I started with Glocks and carried them for many years, and in my opinion there is NOTHING more reliable than a Glock...however when the M&P came out, I switched over to them due the fact that they just fit in my hand better than the Glock. My M&P's have always been 100% reliable and never failed, and I shoot my M&P's in competition and seldom shoot my Glocks anymore...but for some reason even though I have tried to go to the M&P for CCW I keep going back to Glock. Not sure why...might be in my mind.
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Old 05-21-2015, 11:17 AM
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I have been a Glock fan since the late '80s, my first was a Gen 2 G22 that I still have. I got a 23 to carry, but never carried it that much because the blasted thing was just too big for me to conceal the way I wanted to. I ended up carrying a J frame most of time, or a Seacamp 32 on those occasions where it is better to have some gun than none. Still carry them on occasion, but finally I became aware of the Shield a while back now. What a great little gun! I love it so much I traded off the G23 that I had no further use for along with my G21 bedroom gun that never fit my hand right for a Pro 40L.

It is possible to be a fan of both brands. Though at the moment I'm leaning toward the M&Ps. I like the way they point (grip angle like a 1911), I like the way they shoot, and compared to Glocks, I like the way they look which is shallow I know, but for me it counts.
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Old 05-21-2015, 07:04 PM
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Well thanks to NICS I won't be getting the m&p FS and compact until my appeal comes back... So much for getting six free mags.
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Old 05-21-2015, 08:33 PM
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Own both like both. My G17.4 is my beater, fishing buddy, lubricate with mud if need be, etc. My M&P 9 FS is my out for the evening with my loved ones to the restaurants, walk in the parks, and a trip to the movies now and then.
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Wondered when this would happen.
Have both, like both but for different reasons.
Glock: parts, mags are everywhere, easy too maintain at the user level, proven track record and the 22 is probably the most popular piece in LEO land, therefore mags are abundant. Mine is a gen 4 model22 and the new spring set up does seem to mitigate the snap some.
M&P: also in .40 excellent grip, a bit more heavy duty and built for the .40.
Trigger wise the Glock wins, accuracy, flip a coin but I find the Glock a bit more accurate do to a better trigger. Mags I find the M&P mag easier to load and seems more "roomy" than the G if that means anything.
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Old 11-29-2015, 11:39 AM
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I owned an m&p 3 yrs ago. I took it to a pistol class and after a 25 yd bench test showed 10" groups and a lousy trigger I traded it for a g19.

I loved the ergonomics of the m&p, but nothing else. Recently, I heard s&w changed the barrels and improved the triggers on the M&P.
I went to the gun shop and dry fired an M&P and I was surprised. The trigger was much more smooth, whereas the Glock trigger felt more mechanical.

Made in the U.S.A. made me also come back. I always told people that if S&W could get their act together and put out a better barrel and trigger I would come back. Glad I did.
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Old 11-29-2015, 01:55 PM
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What the heck, I'll jump in on an old thread that is still a good topic.

I admit that I got used to carrying a Glock 22 on duty for quite a few years so the feel of a Glock does not bother me. Went to the store to touch and feel a Gen 4 Glock 19 versus an M&P9c. I really liked how that M&P felt in the hand in the store. To the point that it was worth a 45 minute drive and the cost of renting both at a range.

The Glock 19 shot fine, like a Glock. The trigger reset was what I remembered so nothing much unexpected. It is shorter than the 22 so the pinky finger was either in between the bottom of the magazine well and the magazine or it was off but that is something I can get used to. An extension might help too.

Took the M&P9c out and it felt good in the hand, until I shot it. The pinky finger did not seem to feel like an issue but after a few shots I noticed that the web of my hand was hurting. I changed my grip around but it still hurt in the web of my hand and I have never had this with any handgun that I have ever shot. So I went back and got the Glock for a few more shots and no hurting. Not sure why this was. I shoot mostly K frame revolvers these days with no pain and the recoil from either 9mm was nothing.

So, while I really thought I would come out in the market for an M&P I have decided a Gen 4 Glock 19 is for me at this point. If I get the chance to shoot an M&P9c again I will. Seemed like a fine gun that many would like. I am a fan of S&W and made in America does matter but...

I know in earlier threads I read comments about the M&P not having as nice of a trigger reset. Perhaps those old threads pre date a change but I thought both were easy to pick up.

I do not profess to be an expert on any of this but it reinforced the notion that when I buy anything other than a good old K frame S&W revolver I will see if the range I went to has the gun I am considering in it's rental pool.
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Glock and Smith & Wesson are #1 and #2, respectively, in worldwide sales.

Neither gun is perfect, but for different reasons:

The Glock is an ugly duckling and ergonomically devoid. It is a simple, yet effective design, which has changed very little over its history. Yet, it is eerily reliable, and like a Timex, can take a licking and keep on ticking.

In stark contrast, the Smith & Wesson M&P is very pleasing to the eye, and feels great in hand, yet has struggled to improve in the area of performance over its brief history.

Both guns are deadly accurate at combat distances.

So, the choice is yours.

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I no longer own any Glocks. As stated by the OP they all feel in my hands like I'm holding lumber, not a gun. The M&Ps on the other hand felt natural and right in my hands from the very first. Natural pointers. Reliability is a wash with both: never had any type of malfunction with either gun. Reset on the Glock vs no reset on the M&P. Who cares? Reset is overhyped by those in the gun press and by some professionals who frankly should know better. I challenge them to honestly recall ever feeling or worrying about reset when under stress, either an intense training scenario or in a real life engagement. I started out as a revolver shooter and as such never even knew what reset was until someone pointed it out to me on a 1911 one day. Interesting factoid with no real world importance what so ever. Final note on the M&P: it just works for me. True, it like the Glock has as much soul as a Ginsu steak knife; but hey, they also are elegant (in the engineering not fashion sense) and entirely utilitarian. For a working gun that you'll throw away when worn out, that's pretty good.

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Meh, I own both. Different tools for different situations. Both are reasonably accurate stock. I like the grip shape of the M&P and I like the ease of upgrading the trigger better on the Glock.
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As much as I would love to try a Glock - everytime I get one in my hand the grips turn me off - the angle is just wrong for me - the MP45 I have is perfect for my hand with the Medium or small grip and it shoots very well - trigger on it is acceptable for me - and have been a fan of S&W auto pistols since my first issue gun 1076 with a sheriff's office.

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As much as I would love to try a Glock - everytime I get one in my hand the grips turn me off - the angle is just wrong for me
Good post, OldeTSgt. When you boil down all the rhetoric, this is as plain as it gets.

When comparing Glock's and M&P's, the differences in performance do not outweigh the differences in ergonomics and economics. Rather, it's quite the opposite.

If you don't feel comfortable with the pistol in hand, then it's the wrong pistol. The logo doesn't matter.
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I have both - cause I can't make a decision. I bought the (3 + ) M&P's for the thumb safety. Can't bring myself to sell the 9mm glocks. Maybe I'll sell the G30sf. Rarely shoot any often as I have too many choices and limited time. I've been trying to fix a software problem with hardware.
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Man, was I glad to read this. After reading so much about the wonders of a perfect trigger "reset", I thought I was the only one who didn't get it. Even under rapid fire conditions, by the time I regain the sight picture after recoil, the triggers on all five of my semi-autos (two M&Ps, two SIGs, and a Ruger) have reset. Maybe that's because I'm old and so slow to recover my sight picture that any trigger on any semi-auto would have time to reset. Bottom line, reset means little to me, and I'm glad to find that I'm not the only one!

As to Glocks, I have never owned one, but I have shot a couple of them (a .40 and a 9mm) owned by a friend. I like their trigger function and their accuracy, but that stupid notch at the back of the trigger guard gives me a case of "Glock Finger", so owning one in the future is not high on my priority list.

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I don't like the grip that Glocks have. That's all.
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I've owned several Glocks, I currently own none. I own 4 M&Ps. The Glock 19 is the Beige Camry of the firearm world - boring, but reliable and will get you there. The M&P 9 is a Honda Accord. Also boring and will get you there, with a different feel. I prefer the feel of the M&Ps, so that's what I have.
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The Glock 19 is the Beige Camry of the firearm world - boring, but reliable and will get you there. The M&P 9 is a Honda Accord. Also boring and will get you there, with a different feel. I prefer the feel of the M&Ps, so that's what I have.
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Old thread, but why not...

I'll take my Gen 4 Glock 19 over my current production FS M&P 9 any day. In fact, I'll take any one of my other 9's over the FS M&P 9.

Now if we're talking single-stacks, I love my Shield. Nothing will trump my Shield.
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I'll take my Gen 4 Glock 19 over my current production FS M&P 9 any day. In fact, I'll take any one of my other 9's over the FS M&P 9.

Now if we're talking single-stacks, I love my Shield. Nothing will trump my Shield.
I'm curious. What other 9mm's do you own? If you're not a fan, then why did you buy the M&P9, and why do you still own such an underachiever?

I borrowed our instructor's Glock 19 to take his CCW class. It was my very first experience firing a handgun. After 30 rounds (10 each, at 3, 5 and 7 yards) there was a ragged hole in the center of the target (see my avatar), much to the surprise of everyone - including ME!

My impression is that the Glock 19 is an ugly, misshapen, but very effective, POA>POI tack driver. That said, the length and odd angle of the grip, lack of an effective beavertail, smallish controls, poorly designed mag release and plastic mags are deal-breakers for me.

Firing 30 rounds in a calm, controlled environment, over a period of a few minutes, is one thing. Being prepared to fire multiple mags in an impromptu, uncontrolled, adrenal dumping, maelstrom is quite another thing! Just sayin'...

I believe that there are plenty of other effective AND ergonomic options available, for ME.
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I'm curious. What other 9mm's do you own? If you're not a fan, then why did you buy the M&P9, and why do you still own such an underachiever?

I borrowed our instructor's Glock 19 to take his CCW class. It was my very first experience firing a handgun. After 30 rounds (10 each, at 3, 5 and 7 yards) there was a ragged hole in the center of the target (see my avatar), much to the surprise of everyone - including ME!

My impression is that the Glock 19 is an ugly, misshapen, but very effective, POA>POI tack driver. That said, the length and odd angle of the grip, lack of an effective beavertail, smallish controls, poorly designed mag release and plastic mags are deal-breakers for me.

Firing 30 rounds in a calm, controlled environment, over a period of a few minutes, is one thing. Being prepared to fire multiple mags in an impromptu, uncontrolled, adrenal dumping, maelstrom is quite another thing! Just sayin'...

I believe that there are plenty of other effective AND ergonomic options available, for ME.
I've been flamed on this forum for having the audacity to say that my FS M&P 9 was not accurate so I'll keep this brief.

- I own a CZ75B, Glock 19, Browning Hi-Power, Shield and FS M&P9. Additionally, I have owned, but sold/traded an LC9 and CZ SP01. So a fairly good cross section of 9mm ownership.
- I bought the FS M&P 9 based on my experience with a friends FS M&P 40 and anecdotal feedback on this and other forums.
- Fired many hundreds of rounds through the FS M&P 9 with many different weights and bullet types. All results were lackluster. Way left and way low. I'm not talking a little left and low either. Big time low and left.
- Had friends and other range members fire hundreds of rounds through the FS M&P 9 with similar lackluster results. Again, way left and way low.
- Sent gun to S&W who replaced the sights and did some other tuning.
- Shot another few hundred rounds between me, friends and range members with improved, but not impressive results.
- Put in the safe about a month or two ago and haven't touched it since.

The problem is that it still requires a ridiculously high hold. With every other 9 I've owned, a center hold does the job and puts my shots where I want them to go (or reasonably close to where I want them to go) . With the M&P, I feel like I have to aim at the horizon to get my shots in the black part of the target.

Suggestions from this forum include:

- "Get training". Well, I've been shooting for 20 years. I may not be a marksman, but I'm a decent shot. Certainly decent enough with my other 9's.
- "Apex". Sorry, but I'm not dropping another $100 or whatever to make my gun as accurate as my other bone-stock 9's.

Sorry if I come off as being defensive. It's not my intent. I just know there are people on this forum that will question everything about my experience. Except the gun itself.

I'll say this....It's a reliable and comfortable gun. But I get better results with my other 9's. Even that nasty LC9 was accurate enough. Like I said, I've been flamed for insinuating that S&W let a gun go through their QA that maybe shouldn't have.
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I've been flamed on this forum for having the audacity to say that my FS M&P 9 was not accurate.
Everyone has an opinion, and a right to express it, but flaming someone for expressing that opinion serves no useful purpose. Rest assured that I will not flame you, Wishoot.


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I own a CZ75B, Glock 19, Browning Hi-Power, Shield and FS M&P9. Additionally, I have owned, but sold/traded an LC9 and CZ SP01. So a fairly good cross section of 9mm ownership.
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I bought the FS M&P 9 based on my experience with a friends FS M&P 40 and anecdotal feedback on this and other forums.
- Fired many hundreds of rounds through the FS M&P 9 with many different weights and bullet types. All results were lackluster. Way left and way low. I'm not talking a little left and low either. Big time low and left.
- Had friends and other range members fire hundreds of rounds through the FS M&P 9 with similar lackluster results. Again, way left and way low.
- Sent gun to S&W who replaced the sights and did some other tuning.
- Shot another few hundred rounds between me, friends and range members with improved, but not impressive results.
- Put in the safe about a month or two ago and haven't touched it since.
Seems like you did your due diligence and gave the pistol an honest chance. Also seems like, perhaps, S&W may have dropped the ball in its service effort.

I feel your frustration. I would have reacted similarly, given the same circumstances.


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The problem is that it still requires a ridiculously high hold. With every other 9 I've owned, a center hold does the job and puts my shots where I want them to go (or reasonably close to where I want them to go) . With the M&P, I feel like I have to aim at the horizon to get my shots in the black part of the target.
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Suggestions from this forum include:

- "Get training". Well, I've been shooting for 20 years. I may not be a marksman, but I'm a decent shot. Certainly decent enough with my other 9's.
- "Apex". Sorry, but I'm not dropping another $100 or whatever to make my gun as accurate as my other bone-stock 9's.
Agree 100%. Some folks take things too personally, and some folks can't (or won't) respect differing opinions. The "KIA" (know-it-all) brings nothing constructive or edifying to the table.


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Sorry if I come off as being defensive. It's not my intent. I just know there are people on this forum that will question everything about my experience. Except the gun itself.

I'll say this....It's a reliable and comfortable gun. But I get better results with my other 9's. Even that nasty LC9 was accurate enough.
No apologies needed, Wishoot. I understand completely.

It's unfortunate that your experience with the M&P9 had to be a bad one. The M&P line IS a best seller for S&W and there ARE plenty of satisfied customers out there. That said, no company is perfect and bad things, not of our own doing, will occur along the way. When they do, then we need to make a decision: To stay and fight, or to cut losses and move on.

IMHO, given their lifetime warranty, I would continue to escalate the issue with Smith & Wesson, and insist that they exchange your pistol for a new one. As the issue moves up the chain, management will become more willing to make it right.

Please let us know what you decide and how this ends.

Good luck. Thanks for sharing.
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I have a Glock 19 and a Shield 9. Although the Shield isn't full size I have had problems with double feeds and other FTE's. I tried all different brands and weights with the same problem. I sent it back to Smith for repair and it was returned with a new barrel and extractor. Fired another 100 rounds with no problem. The Shield feels better in my hand and the frame is reinforced and feels better built. I shoot the Glock pretty well but the grip is not at all comfortable. The reason I haven't bought the full size Smith 9mm is due to the bad experience with the Sheld.. Any thoughts? Thank you!!
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I have a Glock 19 and a Shield 9. Although the Shield isn't full size I have had problems with double feeds and other FTE's. I tried all different brands and weights with the same problem. I sent it back to Smith for repair and it was returned with a new barrel and extractor. Fired another 100 rounds with no problem. The Shield feels better in my hand and the frame is reinforced and feels better built. I shoot the Glock pretty well but the grip is not at all comfortable. The reason I haven't bought the full size Smith 9mm is due to the bad experience with the Sheld.. Any thoughts? Thank you!!
Several thoughts, actually.

Firstly, if the Glock isn't comfortable in your hand, then end of story. There are plenty of 9mm's available that are good, reliable shooters AND comfortable in your hand.

Secondly, discounting the M&P9 full-size simply because you had a bad experience with the Shield is simply irrational. You know this, right? There is no "cause and effect" relationship here; that is, it does not follow that having purchased a defective Shield will result in purchasing a defective M&P9. So, cast this notion out of your mind, okay?

I DO believe that the M&P9 full-size is a worthy candidate for a 9mm, and has much going for it: great ergonomics, reliable and accurate shooter, lifetime warranty, USA manufacturer, lots of available accessories, and consistently named on "Best 9mm" lists. That said, you may also want to check out the Ruger SR9, which also ticks all of the previously mentioned boxes.

I hope this helps. Good luck!
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I was a die hard Glock goon until I ran an m&p side by side with my Glocks and shot faster with better times.

I've had two g26's, 2 19's, 3 17's, 2 34's, a 27, 23, 22, and 35... I now own zero Glocks and am happy.
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The Glock 27 fits my hand like a glove. The hump slides high into the palm. Feels great. The Glock 17 beats up my hand. The hump is so far down my Palm that It twists the gun forcing the recoil into my thumb knuckle. The m&ps feel great . Hand size is often the determing factor on why you like a gun.
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I am a big fan of both Glock and M&Ps. I like the grip on the M&P better but I can adapt to either one and rock them both.
I think the Glock trigger (blade safety) is a better design than the hinged S&W trigger. The successful APEX forward set sear can be had with the stock trigger, a two choices in aluminum with a blade safety, either curved or flat.
Perhaps the stock Glock barrels are better than S&W, idk. My Pro 9 seems as accurate as I need it to be. I am likely going to get the APEX grade barrel as my next upgrade.

The secondary market reflects generally higher prices for Glocks over M&Ps.

If I was going to stay stock I'd get a Glock. I can live the with the grip angle and prefer the trigger.

I bought my M&P Pro 9 and sold my G17 mostly due to the superior ergonomics of the M&P. The trigger was okay and as I improved my skills I recognized that the trigger was the place to improve my M&P. So I went for the APEX Flat faced trigger. $155 on Amazon (prime too).
If I was to start from scratch now, I'd get a M&P 9 FS (not pro) for $400 off armslist. I'd put in the APEX grade barrel and flat faced trigger. I like the 4lb trigger return spring. Feels great to me.
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I like the single stack option from Smith better. Less expensive, comes in 40, and better/smaller size for concel carry. Other than that I will take a Glock over any other poly pistol.
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I have both and like both. Can't go wrong with either IMO.
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Funny stuff these pistols. My G17 gen 3 is possibly the best shooting 9mms I've been around. Being an instructor I've had the privilege of seeing all manner of weaponry drug to the firing line. Most folks that try my 17 for gits and shiggles do well with it as well. I'm convinced some guns are just plane old good shooters,some aren't. Like deer rifles. Not all are tack drivers and never will be.

On a similar note. A shooting buddy of mine has an m+p pro 9mm. It is the only 9mm I'd consider trading my G17 on. It flat drills holes for me. Totally different feel,grip angle,sights. And I shoot it as well as my Glock out to 25 yards. The fella that owns it isn't all that enthralled with it. He shoots it well enough,but nothing spectacular. His favorite weapon is his m+p 45 . You would think all things would be equal here,right? Nope. In my hands his 45 is OK,but nuttin to write home about. And I've pressed more than my fair share of triggers. You just can't get hung upon brands. I love my Glocks. I can assemble / disassemble them with my eyes closed. Love the grip angle, and the low bore height. I also love that m+p pro! Had I been a snob or narrow minded,I'd never had the opportunity to find that out. I'm currently considering an m+p 9c or Shield for dedicated concealed carry. Life is short. Shoot as many different pistols as you can!
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Pick the one that you shoot better. I own both M&Ps and Glocks, my EDC is a Glock 19 only because it is more comfortable to me. I have tried to carry the M&P but it does not disappear as easily as the Glock on me. What is best for me may not be best for you. Go out and shoot the tar out of several different brands and models, find friends that own them and try them on. Or buy what someone else likes and try to make it fit you.
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