Add the P99 A/S to that short list, man
Looking at M&P9 and G19. I can't decide.
Add the P99 A/S to that short list, man
Buying both cures this problem.
If your not going to take their advice, then why did you ask?
Never argue with drunks or crazy people.
Take this with a grain of salt, since I am the resident Glockaholic. I'd buy the G19 simply because of its far longer successful track record and much greater availability of holsters, magazines, and various other accessories.
You can't go wrong with either. The M&P is a little larger gun than the G19 but it overall gives you more gun for the buck, Three backstraps, comes with two 17 round mags, world class accuracy, low felt recoil, stainless steel blued slide, loaded chamber indicator, great trigger, and S&W lifetime warranty. It does not have the long track record of the Glock but all the M&P needs is time for that. If you can try them both out first their both excellent guns. If you can't decide, toss a coin.
Seriously, I shoot the P99 better than I can any Glock.
the M&P is cool, but I will agree w/ Mike - if you ONLY are deciding between those TWO, I'd get the Glock as well... Been around longer...
But, I'd buy neither myself, because of the ol' P99
I have to go with Mike on this one. The Glock is so easy to get accessories for, it has a proven track record, and if I may add one thing... it's easier to break down. I turned away from the M&Ps pretty fast when I saw how they break down and get these images of that tool eventually coming loose and vanishing, so you need to use a pen or something. I'm also slightly untrusting of S&W semi-autos. So I'd go for the Glock. You know you are getting a reliable weapon that is always going to be there for you when you need it and it won't cause you any grief when you want to care for it. Low maintenance, durability, and easily accessible parts and accessories are always a major, major plus.
My only reservation about the glock is the trigger safety system.
Anyone have comments on that? Good or bad?
The Glock 19... Better accessories, outstanding factory support, and the internal safeties work just fine.
You could buy a hideous foreign thing made in a socialist country by a company that hasn't even been around 30 years or you could buy an American pistol made in this country by Americans whose company has been around over 150 years and has great service. Yeah... that's a toughy.
And the comical thing is people blame the government for the national deficit and factories being moved overseas.
Sorry for the rant. I'm just one of those "buy American" types.
Last edited by Revolver; 10-10-2006 at 07:27 PM.
The M&P is a nice pistol. But it's a new gun, with no track record. Accessories for it are rare compared to more common pistols. If you can live with that, great. It's very fine for a range gun. I even recommended to Galco that they expand their holster line for the M&P because I think the gun will eventually take off. But it still has a VERY short track record, and S&W's history with autos has been rather...checkered. Their history with polymer-framed autos has been rather...atrocious.
Every suitable holster from every maker is made for the Glock 19. New magazines are everywhere for $15-$20. Night sights, laser sights, and a zillion other accessories are available for the Glock. Glock armorers are on practically every corner. The "institutional knowledge" in the firearms training industry is deep for this design. The Glock is perfectly safe as long as you follow Rule Three, and it has been working fine since 1984 or so. Anyone who says the Glock is somehow more dangerous than other designs is simply confessing that they don't know how to safely handle a loaded weapon.
I don't give a damn where the Glock is made. If it says "Austria," that's fine, if it's a good product. The gun works, and that's what I care about when it comes to defending my life and that of my wife and daughter.
Besides, Massachusetts is pretty much a socialist entity and a lost cause, anyway. Would anyone on this board volunteer to move there? ... Yeah, I didn't think so.
Last edited by Mike Barham; 10-11-2006 at 09:20 AM.
Put me in the Glock camp. The G19 is the most size efficient high cap 9mm I can think of. Regards, Richard