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M&P .40 vs. Glock 22 - A Glock Fan's Thoughts

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by ShaneS, Jan 21, 2013.

  1. ShaneS

    ShaneS Millennium Member

    Oct 22, 1999
    Greater D/FW Texas, USA
    I am a long time Glock fan. I bought a M&P .40 this past week because a CHL student of mine had one and liked it. The M&P has some good features and looks and feels more refined to me. I like the looks and feel of M&P. Fits my hand perfectly.

    I took my Gen 3 Glock 22 and the new M&P to the range to shoot side by side with the same ammo. The Glock definitely felt more blocky in my hand but seemed to absorb the recoil better. The M&P seemed a little more snappy and I felt the recoil sting in my hand and finger a little. Less flex? The new M&P ran flawlessly through its first 75 rounds of Winchester WB FMJ, Winchester Ranger JHP and my handloads.

    I think the Glock trigger is smoother and lighter. The M&P trigger is a bit gritty and heavier in comparison. I may work on the trigger a little later. An M&P Pro model I handled at a LGS had a great trigger.

    I like the M&P's stainless guide rod, sights, slide design and grip over the Glock.

    My "God Bless Texas" engraved Glock 22 isn't going anywhere but I really like the features and feel of the M&P better except the trigger. I took an 11 pt buck with the G22 this fall!

    How do you think they compare? Any worthwhile upgrades for the M&P? Easy trigger improvements? Must have accessories?

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  2. Omaha-BeenGlockin


    Dec 16, 2001
    You can get a S&W barrel for like $90 bucks and turn it into a .357 Sig-----no other changes needed---just drop the barrel in.

    New calibers are fun----right?

  3. Stang_Man


    Dec 3, 2006
    I shot both.

    I like the grip of the M&P, and the "smoothness" of the trigger.

    But, I hate that jointed trigger design. And the gun, overall, just feels cheap.

    Glad I went with the G22. Solid performer with zero malfunctions.
  4. gooffeyguy


    Jan 13, 2013
    St. Louis, MO
    What ammo did you use on the 11pt buck and how many shots?
  5. skeeter7

    skeeter7 Brass Vulture

    Nov 13, 2010
    Rhode Island
    Even though I don't like either enough to own one, I have shot both and I like the ergos on the M&P a bit more but I think the Glock trigger is a bit better.
  6. ShaneS

    ShaneS Millennium Member

    Oct 22, 1999
    Greater D/FW Texas, USA
    Thank you for your comments.

    I normally hunt hogs with a 6" .357 Ruger GP-100 from a bow stand, but that day I was going to shoot one with my Glock 22. I thought hogs were coming in when a couple of does came in followed by the 11 point buck. He was so close (15-20) yards that I shot him with the Glock. There was no way to maneuver my rifle to shoot him with it. I shot him with a 155gr Winchester Ranger JHP. The first shot put him down. A second head shot ended it. I recovered the bullet from the hide at the exit wound. It was perfectly mushroomed or expanded. I was very pleased with its performance but will stick with the .357 in the future. The buck had a point broken off or it would have been 12 points. One of the best deer taken on that deer lease in decades. I'll try to post a picture later.
    Last edited: Jan 21, 2013
  7. Please post pics!
  8. ShaneS

    ShaneS Millennium Member

    Oct 22, 1999
    Greater D/FW Texas, USA

    11 point buck taken with my Glock 22 in Fall 2012 near Graham, Texas.

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  9. ctfireman


    Feb 13, 2010
    Bridgeport, CT
    I want to love the M&P but can't get over my hatred for the trigger. Sold my M&P 9 talo to a member here not long ago. I loved everything else about it.
  10. bmoore


    Jan 15, 2006
    Under a regime.
    I have an M&P40, I really like it but I am just a Glock fan through and through. I went back to a Glock 17.
  11. Joshhtn

    Joshhtn The eBay Guy Silver Member

    Mar 31, 2009
    Middle Tennessee
  12. I sold my G22 for an M&P40. I thought it handled the recoil much better than the Glock. The trigger reset on the Glock was much better than the M&P but that's the only thing I thought was better.

    Sent from my Obama phone.
  13. SDGlock23

    SDGlock23 Glockoholic

    Nice deer, I wanted to take one with the G35 earlier this year but didn't get the chance. I like the feel of the M&P, but I'm Glock through and through. The one thing about the M&P I didn't like was the trigger, too mushy/gritty.
  14. bac1023


    Sep 26, 2004
    I also prefer the rgonomics of the M&P over Glock.

    I still need to get one, however.
  15. fuzzy03cls


    Jan 28, 2010
    Same here. Liked the gun except for the trigger. Too heavy. Rented one to compare. However the gen 4 grip fits me great.
  16. 00Glazz


    Apr 3, 2011
  17. ShaneS

    ShaneS Millennium Member

    Oct 22, 1999
    Greater D/FW Texas, USA
    I shot him with a 155 gr Winchester Ranger JHP from 15-20 yards. The first shot put him down. A second head shot ended it. I recovered the bullet from the hide at the exit wound. It was perfectly mushroomed or expanded. Winchester would have been proud.
  18. Cwlongshot


    May 31, 2011
    Have you seen or shot the new VTec?

    I have been very impressed with this M&P version!

    I don't know if a 40 is avalible, a nine is not speaking to me if a 40/45 is avalible.

    Congrats on the buck!
    About 25 plus years back I shot my first with a hand gun about the same way. I was watching a couple does feed toward me thru the rifle scope. When I realized something was closer. I slowly adjusted my view and a small buck appeared heading my direction. I was saying to my self how long his whiskers where when he passed behind a tree and my muzzle touched the tree. I slowly I holstered my 45 ACP loaded with 230g Fed Hydra shocks and dropped him at the shot at about 8 feet. Quite a experience!

    Thanks for sharing your story, it reminded me of mine!

  19. bear62


    Feb 5, 2005
    Rocky Mountains
    Maybe I'm blinded by my love for my Glocks ....... I just prefer them over the M&P. :wavey: