Glock 23 or S&W m&p 4.40? Could use some input!

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  1. Easton512

    Easton512

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    I just recently bought a XD9 and I love it. But now I'm ready for a gun with more fire power. I dont think I want a .45 just quite yet due to ammo and me being in college money is still an issue. I am getting my cpl here soon so I will be carrying. So basically I have narrowed it down to these two firearms. ( I am left handed and I know that bears huge in my decision) Thanks for any advice about these weapons!
     
  2. TSAX

    TSAX USAF Vet

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    If you like the XD9, you'll love the XD40. If thats not an option, both guns are good choices but I'd go with the Glock 23.






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  3. Hollytheninja

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    I'd go for the Glock. You should check out the G27 too. Its a little easier to carry and you can carry a G23 or G22 mag as your reload if you want.
     
  4. Glockz0r

    Glockz0r w00tz0rious

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    M&P 40

    I really like the ergos on these guns and I carry a 40c daily.
     
  5. clancy

    clancy Oh, for a muse of fire

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    I recently purchased a Glock 27, and I am developing a very strong dislike for the pistol. It is reliable, but the Glock trigger is a nightmare to get used too, the recoil is atrocious, I find it impossible to control rapid fire, and the grip actually wore a sore spot on the palm of my hand. The back of the grip has what I can only descibe as serrations. I have resorted to putting black tape on it when I shoot it.

    I had the chance to fire a friend's M&P compact. Buy that.
     
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    I'd just get another 9mm or just buy more ammo for your Xd. The difference between 9mm and 45ACP and 40 is not enough to worry about. Worry about making the shot.
     
  7. Dasglockenspiel

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    Tough Question:

    The Glock is excellent, but the M&P40FS is 3 calibers in one (40S&W, 357Sig, 9mm)and has fully supported chamber. Real sweet shooter too.

    Dasglockenspiel
     
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    @Dasglockenspiel

    I dont understand what that means..3 calibers in 1. Please explain.
     
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    did not like the M&P and sold it (or had to give it away) for a loss,resale value on M&Ps is terrible,go for the glock......
     
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    sometimes it is better in these hard time to stick with one type of ammo.
     
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    The Glock 23 has this too. Its the main reason I went with it over the Glock 19. The Glock 23 is the same size as its 9mm cousin the G19. With the glock you can buy a conversion barrel and G19 mags and shoot 9mm out of your G23 if you want. You can also buy just a regular Glock barrel for .357 sig and using your normal G23 mags shoot .357. As such, you can shoot 9mm, .40 S&W, and .357 sig out of one gun, hence 3 in 1.

    I have a Gen 4 G23 and the thing shoots like a champ. I've never shot another .40 that handles the snap as well as the Glock. Go Glock and never look back.
     
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    OctoberRust Anti-Federalist

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    He's saying you can get conversion barrels for it.

    You can do the same with glock though, and probably has more aftermarket support/accessories.

    Oh and don't buy into the "fully supported chamber" BS. Someone will be here shortly to post the picture of how there's little to no difference between '09 and later glock models compared to other pistols.
     
  13. gatorboy

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    It's pretty nice
    The 23 is sweet. Perfect size and 15 and 22 rd. mags for the extra firepower you seek.
     
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    This! Gen 4 27 all the way. GAP floor plates too.
     
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    I just bought a Gen 4 Glock 23 this week and I love it, and you being left handed glocks mag release will work on either side, go with the 23
     
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    Have a glock 17,20,23,27 all of which were bought before I got the M&P 9, let's just say I don't see myself buying another glock. I love glocks, but my hand is infatuated with the M&P
     
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    I have a Gen 4 23 and a S&W M&P 40c and its a hard choice,right now I wished I'd had bought a 27 instead of the 23
     
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    It sounds to me like you need to find a range you can rent both from and go shoot them side by side. If you are looking for a consensus here you will not find it.
     
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    I prefer the ergos of the M&P.

    That said, I'm not much of a 40S&W fan.
     
  20. FLglockdude

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    Hands down M&P. I have owned a G17, G22, and G23 and sold all of them and replaced them with M&Ps. I have an M&P9L, M&P9c, and M&P40 and all have been utterly reliable. The 9L has over 3000 rounds through it with not a single stoppage.

    I will never own another Glock, not because they are bad guns it's just because the M&P does everything better.