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Death Match: Glock v. M&P

A good write up on why the author chose the M&P. I like both.

21 Responses to “Death Match: Glock v. M&P”

  1. Andy Says:

    Get ready for the fanboi fun to start.

    Why not just own both? I like each one for different reason. So I have 2 of each.

  2. NotClauswitz Says:

    Some mention in the comment thread that Glock parts & accessories are cheap – what/how many accessories does a Glock require?
    I like the idea of a 1911 transition pistol…but I’m keeping the Ed Brown.

  3. Tam Says:

    I’ll assume you read this one, too:

  4. KCSteve Says:

    I sell guns for a living. In one case we have the XD’s, GLOCKS, and M&P’s. I tell people “Ignore the Sigmas, they’re entry level guns. Whatever else in this case feels best in your hand, buy.” I also tend to mention that I personally carry an XD, my ever-indulgent wife has a GLOCK and one of my brothers has the M&P.

    Let’s face it, unless things go really wrong none of us should ever be in circumstances that will put any of those guns (or any of the other pro level guns) to a serious stress test.

  5. TomcatTCH Says:

    I have a bit of a hickup on “Well, it might shoot well, just try it out and see”. That’s why I don’t own any 4th gen Glocks. But it’s A-OKay for an M&P? Weird.

    I don’t have any work arounds with my 3rd or 2nd gen Glocks. They shoot just fine, and I’d buy one sight unseen. Reading this about the M&P’s makes me not interested in a used one.

    I keep thinking of getting a M&P in 9mm, then if I like it getting one in .45. But work arounds, barrel issues, trigger fixes, and THEN it’s a good gun? I don’t want to play with the damn thing to make it work, if I did I’d buy a Kimber.

  6. TomcatTCH Says:

    Or a 4th gen Glock 9mm!! I hit enter too soon.

  7. Patrick Says:

    This is kinda like saying a man only needs one pair of shoes. No boots, no sneakers and no flip-flops. Just one pair of shoes. Ever.

    I don’t get the argument.

  8. comatus Says:

    Jesus, Patrick. Don’t mention shoes.

  9. HL Says:

    Jesus, Patrick. Don’t mention shoes.

    I lol’d so much I pee’d a little.

  10. Patrick Says:

    @comatus: Why? My wife doesn’t read this blog…


  11. Old NFO Says:

    Meh… I don’t care for the M&Ps because my NPOA grip on them has them pointing up and right (with any of the three backs). I don’t like to ‘work’ that hard to shoot a pistol. My Glock is a Gen 1, and other than one recoil spring breaking, it’s run reliably for about 30K rounds. I also have 1911s and I enjoy both! Can’t justify spending the $$ on an M&P!

  12. John Smith. Says:

    Glock and MP SUCK!!!!!! Steyr rules.

  13. Jerry Says:

    Case closed. 1911 is (AHEM,IS) best the pistol. M9 can kiss my ass.

  14. Tam Says:


    This is kinda like saying a man only needs one pair of shoes. No boots, no sneakers and no flip-flops.

    No man needs flip-flops.

  15. Adam Says:

    I’d take my FN FNP-9mm over either the Glock or the M&P. The M&P is a nice handgun after you buy it, $550, and do a trigger kit, $160. The comparable Glock is $475 and the FNP-9 is $500, no trigger kits necessary. The stock M&P trigger is a joke and the only folks that “like” it are S and W fan boys, in my opinion.

  16. NotClauswitz Says:

    Shoes? All I wear is flip-flops half the year, it’s hot and shoes are uncomfortable and stinky.

  17. Patrick Says:

    @Tam: Respectful, you live in Middle Earth. Those of us on the coasts prefer something to accommodate sand.

    We’re still men. We’re just men with neoprene soles.

  18. SteveA Says:

    It seems like everyone advocating is saying “it’s better than a glock once you replace the barrel and fix the trigger”.
    WTH people, when you have to fix a brand new gun there are major issues with that gun even being sold.

  19. Jake Says:

    Have an M&P .45, and work with Glock 17, personally my Sig’s and 1911’s are my favorite to shoot and I am very comfortable with all my firearms…except my issued Gen 3 G17…not a fan, slide bite, fat grip, crappy plastic sites, and shoddy recoil springs…just not a fan. That being said, I bought a agency turn in G17, to try to address my personal reservations with the gun…and,as it is with all things, a little work here and there on my part and the gun is a fantastic tool…both the m&p and the glock have trash triggers as far as I am concerned, for the G17 I bought I dropped in Skimmer Trigger and…well, it’s better. The m&p is a newer run of the gun and I’m not sold on what I want to throw in it. Both guns got new night sites, although those are being dumped for some 10–8’s in the very near future and I am shopping replacement frames or a resin fix for the glocks ergonomics(which I hate right now) the m&p is a excellent for grip, for me…notice I said for me. Stippling is getting added to the m&p as we speak and will to the glock when I decide on a frame. Practice has made the difference(as it almost always does) in my acceptance, and appreciation for both firearms and as far as cost is concerned, the m&p sells for cheaper than the glock here in my area so it’s a non issue to me. The fact is, fr the price of one of my Sig’s, or 1911’s, I can buy 2 glock’s or m&p’s, so to me it is, as it usually should be, a matter of personal preference…except for Steyr, I wouldn’t buy one of those…lol.

  20. TIM Says:

    I own a Glock .40 a M&P .45 and a XD .40.I like all three for different reasons.If I had to put one on top I would go with the XD it just feels real good in my hand and shoots well.

  21. Mark Says:

    In defense of the stock M&P, the trigger isn’t horrible, just that it is hard to run well at the bleeding edge of the speed end of the speed/accuracy bell curve. I shot mine through four school courses with the stock trigger, and never had an issue with it.
    Those who grew up on the 1911 always have issues with triggers other than 1911, but that is because the 1911 trigger is that much better than everything else. πŸ™‚

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