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    XD vs M&P

    This question I'm sure has been posted in the past, but I'm looking at purchasing a 9mm in either the XD or the M&P.
    I currently have 2 Walther P99 AS,s and very happy with them. Just looking for a new something.

    any input would be great.

    Thanks
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    Well, I love my XD. It's always gone BANG when I wanted it to!

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    I have both the M&P and XD. The M&P is a 40 and the XD is a 45 compact. Both are great shooters and I have never had issues with either one. To me the fit and finish of the M&P seams to be slightly better. If I had to choose one I would probably go with the M&P. Either way I think you will be happy with your purchase.

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    I had the XD now have the M&P. After 1000+ rounds each I definitely prefer the M&P. It fits /feels better so I shoot better with it.

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    thanks for the imput!

    Hey folks,
    Thanks for the imput!

    sab2alpha

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    Are these for range use or competition? I use a XD9 5" for competition and have noticed a couple M&P's lately. The M&P owners like them, but some are wanting the 5" version that is suppose to be available for public sale in July. Realistically, both are sound quality firearm manufacturers.

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    Well I I ended up with a 5" compact 45 XD.

    Bought some cheap rounds, 15yards, 10rounds, 1 big hole.

    I'm happy and once again thanks for the input.

    As for the competition shoots I use a couple Walther P99s in 9mm.

    sab2alpha

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    Quote Originally Posted by sab2alpha View Post
    As for the competition shoots I use a couple Walther P99s in 9mm.
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    Do you find the P99 trigger good enough for speed shooting? My P99 is very accurate, but the trigger 'sucks' regarding any consideration for use in USPSA. And I have not found anyone who does a trigger job on the Walther.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SigZagger View Post
    Do you find the P99 trigger good enough for speed shooting? My P99 is very accurate, but the trigger 'sucks' regarding any consideration for use in USPSA. And I have not found anyone who does a trigger job on the Walther.
    Yes I really like it for the match shoots. I actually have 3 P99 AS's.
    I was running a 1911 and just for the heck of it I ran the P99 one match and have not went back to the 1911 since.

    Now the 1st DA shot that you must take really is a nightmare but after that it is faster than anything else I have ever owned.
    I actually have one that seems to have a faster trigger than the others, if that makes any sense. Sometimes I double tap before I mean to double tap.

    I'm very happy with the P99 AS and wish they were more readily available and a hair cheaper in price. The mags etc are hard to mfind and when you find them they are so high you wish you didn't.

    I would like to pick a compact but I may try out an XD compact instead.

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    Nice to hear your P99 is doing well in competition. I compared my Sig to the P99 before I started to buy equipment for USPSA. Like I stated, the Walther trigger was bad and the Sig wasn't too bad after the first DA. Then I tried a SA XD9. The trigger was fine, but decided to have a trigger job done. The others don't even come close to the XD. I think SA is geared for both the range and competition, but Walther has no thoughts towards manufacturing a weapon that can be upgraded for speed shooting. Regarding the new M&P, I think it will become popular, maybe only because it's new.

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    After living the life of a Sigarms Fanboy for 20 years I broke down and bought an XD 5" .40 S&W last Friday night. I still love my Sigs, but I wanted something different and ore of a fun gun, MAYBE to compete with. I shoot USPSA/IPSC and enjoy using my Sig P226ST.

    I did get a chance to shoot the M&P on Saturday after the match and it was pretty sweet. Very slim in the grip.

    The first thing I'll do with my XD when I pick it up is to get the trigger work done. I'm not a fan of the stock trigger on the XD I bought.

    I was stuck between XD and P99 as well, I pretty much just walked in and said, which is cheaper and ended up with the XD.

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    Well now lets get some things straight. I do a lot of shooting and really love shooting in the USPSA and even High Power Matches, but I didn't say anything about be worth a hoot when it comes to winning a match.

    As`for the DA`on the P99 it is about a mile long, but after that first shot and in SA it really sets fast for me anyway.

    I just picked up an XD SubCompact in 40s&w and I couldn't be happier. I just started to carry it and love it. Fantastic accuracy with factory loads and my reloads.

    ab2alpha

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    My 1st handgun was the XD40 Service. Ive never had a single problem with it.

    As I purchased my XD40 in June 2006, the M&P was out, but not really to a degree that I got to handle one before my purchase of my XD40. However, after handling a S&W M&P; and liking it, Im still glad I got the XD40 Service.

    All that being said, I am very impressed with the S&W M&P COMPACT model.

    I was disapointed with the XD45 Compact as its only a Service model with a shorter Grip.


    I really didnt care for the XDSC models as much as the M&P Compact models, so I do believe, my next handgun purchase could very well be a S&W M&P COMPACT Model.

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    I have no experience with the M&P so can't comment on it. I do however like my XD .45 ACP Tactical quite a bit however. It's been 100% reliable with whatever I put through the tube, fits my hands well and is quite accurate with what I perceive as negligible recoil.

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