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    S&W or Glock

    Here's the deal. I thought I had my mind made up and I was going to buy a Kahr PM9 for concealed carry, then the other day I was holding one and it just felt too small in my hand. Now I am looking at the Glock 26 and the S&W M&P 9c. I know Glock has an awesome record and that the Smith is a good gun as well. I can get the Smith for $550 and the Glock for $525 plus background check and taxes for both. Now my question is "Are these deals or is it too much to pay for the guns." I have yet to shoot either and plan on doing that tomorrow, but they both feel good in my hand.

    Thomas

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    The Glock price is pretty average, but you might be able to find it for right at $500 if you look around.

    The price on the Smith seems too high. I can order one for $513 out the door, so I think you could do better.

    Of course, ordering one will delay your getting a pistol by about a week.

    The Glock 26 is one of the best all-round CCW's out there. Does everything well. I have a feeling the S&W will be just as good, but I've not used one. The Smith does have the advantage of having interchangeable backstraps, which might make it fit your hand better than the G.

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    Similar trigger pull, reset, and over travel... Maybe a BIT better in the M&P.
    Similar low bore axis, for minimal muzzle flip. Tie.
    Similar simple striker-fired Safe Action/Double Action design without external safeties. Tie.
    IMO better fit and finish in the M&P. Advantage M&P.
    Better ergonomics for most hands w/ interchangable backstraps in the M&P. Advantage M&P.
    Longer tarck record for bullet-broof reliability. Slight edge Glock.
    Great choice of holsters/accessories for Glocks. Advantage Glock.
    Any capacity magazine interchangability... Glock, for sure M&P??? I don't know!!!! Homework time....

    I just chose an M&P Pro Series over a Glock 17/34 for competition. But the Pro Series is a unique weapon.

    I would personally chose the M&P9C over the G26, since I already own another M&P, and trigger-time/grip-angle/shape translates...

    Otherwise, by my test, it's a dead heat...

    Buy which one YOU shoot best.

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    I do know prices are going up but I just paid 515 for my 9C on friday, can I ask where ya from, and I was told 579 with the night sights on it. and sorry I'm a S&W fan




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    I appreciate all of the responses. I am on my way out right now to look at the guns and get some more prices. I live in Las Vegas.

    Thomas

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    Don't overlook the $50 S&W rebate or extra pair of magazines offer. Also verify what accessories come with each.

    I expect S&W will come out on the positive side if both fit your hand acceptably.

    I would get the Smith anyway..

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    With these little pistols, if you can test-fire them you really should. I couldn't hit a barn from the inside with the Glock 26, but the Smith 9 compact worked as well as the standard 4" guns for me. YMMV, etc., but I'd sure try to shoot them before buying.

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    glock 26
    i own one and almost any ccw article in the periodicals has it listed
    been around for a long time and totally reliable

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    I would say pay attention to what fits best in your hand. 9mm's are easy to shoot, and both of the pistols you are considering are of excellent quality and reliable. I have one of each and I particularly like the grip and trigger on the M&P 9c. I would not allow a minor differnce in price to sway my decision on a long term committment with a personal defense pistol.

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    Well I ended up buying the S&W. It just felt better in my hand. I have to pick it up on Friday due to it not being in stock at the store I bought it at. I appreciate all of the comments and advice, now I just need to buy some ammo.

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    Good choice.

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    Also what is the better deal the 2 mags or the $50.

    Thomas

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    Luckily I got mine when the deal was both= $50 rebate and 2 mags

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    I just picked up a Glock 19.....so I say Glock

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    theres not enough free mags in the world to get me to buy a s&w semi auto id go glock cause i now own 2 a 19c and a 26

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    both are good guns but you can not argue with the glock trak record

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    Quote Originally Posted by knoxrocks222 View Post
    theres not enough free mags in the world to get me to buy a s&w semi auto id go glock cause i now own 2 a 19c and a 26
    Why not?

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    If glock had the M&P grip I would tell you which one as a no brainer. The glock was ok shooting wise (G23 and G27). Nothing like my Ruger P94. But I could get used to it. I went by the gun shop and help the full sized M&P.40 and the compact M&P .40.

    Felt like a good gun. I am still alittle worried about the problems people had before. The guys at the gun shop said they have not heard of anyone having problems with them. But had a couple of XDM's come back due to striker pins.

    The only thing I really have with the M&P is if it can take the same abuse as a glock and keep on going. I dont plan on doing that much to it but I would rather be safe than sorry. I love my ruger but I know it couldnt survive it.

    Honestly, I was in the same boat, glock or M&P (not sure which S&W you are looking at). I like how reliable the glock is. But I am alittle persuaded to the M&P for a few reasons. Now my only bad thing is I havent shot one or know anyone that has one to shoot. And the range doesnt rent those. So I would be buying blind so to speak. My pros are.

    1. Looks better
    2. The .40 compact has a small rail for a light or laser the g27 doesnt
    3. The grip feels a ton better
    4. I can cahnge the size of the grip if I want

    I do like the glocks for the accessories, and the reliability. Like I said I wasnt real comfortable shooting with it but could be over come by practice.

    In the end my only thing to do is get some of each.

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    Good choice on the M & P. I hope you did have a chance to fire one before your purchase.

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    I bought the M&P 9c. I couldn't be happier. I go shoot at least once a week and have gotten my wife into. She now wants me to buy her one. I appreciate all of the responses but after holding the glock and smith, the smith just felt waaaayyyyyy more comfortable. I also looked at the springfield xd 9 compact. It was nice too and was $60 cheaper and in stock with no wait, but I didnt buy it cause I just had to get the MADE IN THE USA product.

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    Thomas

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