I purchased a glock 27 in .40 last week for a concealed carry weapon, and have really came to dislike the weapon. But at the same time I dont even know why I dont like it. Just the feel/look I guess. Oh and I just found out that I have to carry a 9mm anyway because that is what my agency qualifies with.
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Have Glock 26; very reliable pistol. Have had stoppages in all my autos, but only 1 in a couple thousand rounds for Glock. The .45's hang up a bit more than that. Like revolver for CCW for that reason, but when carrying auto would lean toward Glocks.
+ corrosion resistant, very tough, infinitely reliable with all kinds of ammo, firing pin block, tru-glo's give good hi-vis and low light sight picture, reasonably accurate.
- somewhat strange trigger pull (even with mod), Will go BANG with trigger depressed even if you don't want it to (I know this shoud never happen), "blocky" and some have issues with natural pointing characteristics of the gun.
S&W sells a M&P .40 compact. I really like mine,mostly just the way it feels in my hand. A small, medium and larg replacable backstrap and the grip is the same angle as a 1911. By the way, I also own a G27
I agree with ccap74. When I was getting ready to get a handgun, I held a 1911, a Glock, and an M&P. The 1911 was too expensive, the Glock felt horrible in my hand, and the M&P was just right, both with fit (like a 1911), and price (cheaper than a glock).
I own a Glock 22 that I carried for quite a few years, however recently I was looking for something smaller so i bought a Kahr CW40 and carried it for awhile. I still wasnt quite satisfied so I checked out the new S&W M&P compact 40, in a word its awesome! It comes with 3 interchangable backstraps to fit the gun to your hand rather than the one size fits none routine, and has 3 dot steel Novak sights versus the glock plastic.
Now dont get me wrong I love my Glock and am getting ready to completely rework it to include new lower and bar-sto barrel with trijicon night sights. All total Ill have about a grand in it, crazy you say, maybe just depends on how much you like a particular gun. The point Im trying to make here is this, Glocks are by no means inferior, but if you look at what you get for the money the M&P beats the glock hands down. I paid just over 560 for my M&P 40C have put 700 rounds through it and never a malfunction one. IMHO you compare that to a glock and the only thing you get that is the same is reliability at a much higher price.
It's all subjective really. For someone to be proficient, accurate and comfortable, whatever gun we are talking about just has to fit the shooter, not the other way around.
I am not a Glock person. They are abrasive and do not fit in my hands well enough to be comfortable. I have actually gotten beyond the stigma of "plastic guns" but still... it does not fit well... thus I do not shoot it well. Some will argue the safety on the trigger, some swear by it... but I've always felt that was a crazy place to put it. To me, safety always comes first. The irony here is that I have two handguns... one with the safety on the trigger and another with no external, manual safety other than the triggers themselves. I like the line from "Black Hawk Down" ... this is my safety... *holding up his finger* ...
For my own personal sidearms, I chose the Sig P229 "Equinox" and Springfield XD by how it fit my hands. Because of that, I am comfortable, accurate and proficient.
This is not to say people need to run out and buy what others are endorsing... it is a grip/hand comfort thing. Most handguns these days are chambered in almost any caliber you could want... that would be secondary to making sure you are comfortable with the handgun, the controls and the sights.
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I paid just over 560 for my M&P 40C have put 700 rounds through it and never a malfunction one. IMHO you compare that to a glock and the only thing you get that is the same is reliability at a much higher price.
Um, I paid $420+$20shipping+$20transfer = $460 for a "like new/used" G27 with Heinie Straight-Eight night sights, grip plug, Hogue Handall grip sleeve, an extra 10rd G23 mag, and Pearce +1 grip extensions on both G27 mags.
Now, tell me how your $560 gun is cheaper?...
Oh, and my G27 is at around 400 rounds with zero malfunctions.
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