Hey guys... long time Smith & Wesson revolver collector and shooter. Finally getting into CCW, and while a revolver is great fun, they are not always the best carry choice for me.
Honestly, I never gave Glocks a look. As a guy who lusted after 1970s revolvers and their sexy lines, Glocks seemed like the antithesis of aesthetic cool. But by doing so I overlooked the one thing Glock shares with revolvers: unmitigated reliability.
I did my research and settled on a Glock 19. Found a local store that had two. Went down to fondle them, when the guy behind the counter started pushing me towards a S&W M&P9c. I gotta admit, the palmswell of their grip configuration felt really nice, and for about 15 minutes, I was paralyzed, second-guessing my G19 choice, thinking I really should go with what felt best in my hand (and thinking staying monogamous to S&W had a nice ring to it)... going back and forth, I asked the guy behind the counter what he carried. "Glock 19" he said. The same guy who is trying to sell me a S&W 9c carries the gun I came in for. I practically threw the S&W at him and told him to ring up the Glock.
Awesome choice. Loving this gun. Put about 600 rounds through it already. Incredibly accurate. An engineering marvel. So much easier than a revolver to clean. Begs to shoot 9mm all day (12 pre-loaded magazines go quick at the range!) What in the world is not to like?
So, I swapped in the M-sized backstrap from Glock, which combined with a Pachmayr sleeve makes it a good fit for my hand and a nice replica of the palmswell that the M&P9c had going for it. Put in an extended slide release today and thought I would snap a quick photo.