G23 vs. M&P .40C

Discussion in 'The .40 S&W Club' started by roknjs, Oct 26, 2009.


  1. I have a G23. I like it, but don't love it. Anyone handled the M&P .40C and if so, how do they compare?
     

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  2. Fire_Medic

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    I loved the feel of the M&P's I held the other day but to "ME" the stock triggers are horrendous.

    Just my $0.02 :wavey:
     

  3. I had a M&P9C when they first came out. Very nice grip and they point very well. Burwellgunsmithing.com does wonders with the trigger,he makes them smooth as glass! I am also thinking of one as a possible choice as well. The Crimson Trace laser grips are sweet for them as well.
     
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    my mp40c is a fantastic little blaster! more accurate and reliable than any g23 i've ever fired. kicks less too, despite the shorter barrel.
     
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    what a punk-don't you have anything better to do?

    it's a minor, but annoying issue that i thought had been fixed until my range visit today.....get a life, troll :shakehead:
     
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    thanks for the link, i'll use that sometime. that's actually the perfect description of yourself. :rofl:

    and i say that because you're quite the troll that has yet to post anything pertinent-only attempting to instigate arguments with your stupidity. :wavey:
     
  11. I'd have to roughly equate the M&P 40c with the G27 when it comes to overall size, weight and felt recoil characteristics.

    My M&P 40c is my 5th personally-owned pistol chambered in .40 S&W, with 4 of them being in what's generally considered the compact/subcompact range.

    It's a very accurate gun with great ergonomics.

    I still prefer 9mm & .45 ACP guns to those chambered in .40 S&W, though. It's certainly not for lack of trying and use of them in training & practice, either. I recently exceeded more than 10K rounds in my G27, alone.

    I've found that I simply prefer 9/.45 guns.

    Doesn't mean I don't carry one or another of my .40 guns ... and I sure shoot at least a couple of them often enough. ;)

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  12. I have both the G23 and the M&P 40C.

    While I really like the feel-in-the-hand and the softer shooting-feel of the M&P 40C vs. the G23, I think the G23 has a definite edge in the fact that the grip "sticks" in the hand better during recoil and the G23 has a 14 round capacity vs. only 11 rounds with the M&P 40C. The capacity difference is a big deal, in my opinion.

    Interestingly, while the M&P is more comfy in the hand, I find it doesn't lock into the palm as securely as the less comfy G23 does. That sounds a bit incongruous, but the blockiness of the G23 makes it less prone to moving around in your palm than the smoothly sculpted M&P grip is.

    They're both great guns and I enjoy shooting the M&P a lot. But the three extra rounds, less squirrely feel in the hand while shooting, and Glock's proven reliability over a longer period of time are not insignificant considerations weighing in favor of the G23.

    Around the house, my G23 has a G22 mag (15+1 capacity) in it. When I leave the house, I pop a G23 mag in (13+1 capacity) and take the G22 mag as a spare. Nice set of configurations. My M&P 40C sees little but the inside of my safe pretty much all the time... even though it's a great little gun.
     
  13. Opie 1 Kenopie

    Opie 1 Kenopie Regular Guy

    Great message DHart. And I like your choice of home/carry options with the larger capacity mags. I do the same with the G22 and 23 and often carry my G30 with a G21 mag as a spare. Pop in the big dog and you have 14 rounds of .45 for the nightstand.
     
  14. Opie... the G30 IS my FAVORITE Glock by far! Such a wonderfully shooting, accurate, reliable, comfy shooting, and potent gun. The G30 is one of the world's MOST special handguns indeed! I only choose my G23 more often because I think the extra capacity could be very important and .40 is a close second to .45.

    If I'm considering 11 rounds of 180 gr. .40 HST in my M&P 40C vs. 11 rounds of 230 gr. .45acp Federal HST in my G30... the G30 will ALWAYS win out!
     
  15. The Glock 23 should be compared to the S&W M&P40 gun. The compact glock 27 should be compared to the compact and smaller S&W M&P40C as in the picture.
     
  16. I have both an M&P40C and a G23.

    The G23 and the M&P40C carry nearly identically for me, whereas the full size M&P40 is a lot bigger gun than the G23.

    When using the M&P40C, I much prefer using it with the finger rest magazine, which extends the little finger support (FRONT edge of the magazine) slightly, WITHOUT changing the rear of the magazine (the printing edge) and makes it quite comparable to the G23 from a carry gun perspective. The G23 top end length is perhaps 3/8" longer than the M&P40C... a completely negligible difference to me.

    For me, the G23 trounces the M&P40C due to greater capacity, long term reliability and durability, and they carry about the same, though they are both very nice guns. The M&P feels sexier in the hand, but the G23 is grippier in the hand.
     
    #18 DHart, Feb 19, 2010
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  17. I have the M&P40 and the glock 23. They are closer in size. The M&P40 holds 15-16 rounds while the Glock23 holds 13. They both allow a full fingered grip on the gun.

    The M&P40c and the glock 27 are similar and "both" only allow a two fingered grip on the gun per design from the factory. Thus the M&P40c and the Glock 27 are similar compact guns. To compare the Glock 23 with the M&P40c is apples to oranges.
     
  18. Ah, but do you have an M&P40C?

    Let's remember that roknjs is considering a M&P40C relative to his G23. He's not looking at a full size M&P40.

    Which is a perfectly valid comparison, because if you lay a 40C on a G23, or put them each in the same holster and carry them, you will see that the practical difference in size, for carry gun consideration is negligible! And you enjoy greater capacity (14 rounds) with the G23. And when home, pop a G22 mag into the G23 and you've got 16 round capacity.

    The G19/G23 are really sweet models because you get a great handling, comfortable shooting gun with relatively high capacity in a very compact form, given the capabilities. This accounts for why the G19/23 form factor models are incredibly popular and dominate most all other similar sized carry guns.

    roknjs... you may decide you like the M&P40C better than your G23, which is fine too if losing the capacity isn't important to you. The 40C feels great in the hand, is accurate, reliable, and is enjoyable to shoot. They're both great guns, very easy to carry, very reliable. What you really need to do is evaluate your overall needs, capacity considerations, and shoot both guns, then decide for yourself.

    And if you're going to drop down to 10+1 capacity, you really should consider the G30... my very favorite Glock defense gun. I'd prefer 11 rounds of 45acp in a G30 to 11 rounds of .40 in a M&P40C, but that's just me. No one can make this decision for you.
     
    #20 DHart, Feb 19, 2010
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