I was at the range with a friend of mine for 5 hours on Sat. We had his 4inch XD 9 and my M&P 9. We went through 600 rounds and 2 Cohiba cigars apiece. We tried everything from draw and shoot exercises to shooting from a pistol rest. Both guns perform identical as far as reliability, and felt recoil. We both shot a little better with the M&P but my buddy likes the feel of the XD a little better, but I didn't have my two other back straps for the M&P for him to try. He also likes the idea of the grip safety on the XD. As far as reliability, weight and price, you can't go wrong with either. I have actually shot an XD more than an M&P but I chose the M&P for these reasons.DennyCrane said:Anyone have both of these guns? Which do you like better, and why?
I remember seeing at least 1 member here who just bought the new M&P. I see they finally released the 9mm version too.
I love my sigma and will probally never get rid of it, Ive got 1500rds through mine and no ftf or fte. It doesnt even show any wear. The trigger is a little stiffer than most guns but im so used to it, Its made me a better shooter, I can pick up any of my friends guns (usp40 xd etc) and shoot just as good as they do but when they pick up the sigma they cant even hit the target... It makes you shooting flaws noticeable... I have 100% confidence in my sigma. I will def buy the next gen sigma whenever it comes out. I only paid 299 for my sigma and it was worth ever penny. My fiance even loves my sigma and shes 5'2 maybe 115lbs and shes shoots it very accuratly..TxPhantom said:Hey baggedgp (damn that's a hard name to remember) How do you like your Sigma? I have a Sigma SW9VE. It's a great little gun and highly underrated, no FTF's or FTE in about 800 or so rounds but the trigger is atrocious. I've heard the trigger pull is anywhere from 8 to 12 pounds. Probably closer to 12 pounds. Just wanted to get another Sigma owners opinion.
I'm now looking at the M & P, the S & W 99OL, or the Walther P99 all in 40 caliber. We have a Baby Desert Eagle 9mm that shoots like a dream with a 4 pound trigger pull.
You have never broken down a 1911 have you? :mrgreen:SuckLead said:I don't personally own either, but have experienced both on several occassions. I hate the way you have to break down the M&Ps. I don't think I've seen a more pain in the rear way of breaking down a weapon before.
~ nice to hear that says alot to me. I confess that I have never shot an M&P...so I can't really compare. But I am an XD45 owner and I love it. It's my go~to HD pistol.My new Springer XD- .45 ACP shoots wonderfully
well; damn near as good as my West German SIG-SAUER
P220A, and very close to my new Les Baer Thunder Ranch
1911~! Go figure.
Most of the gun shops in my area have said that is exactly the way they are selling too. I am a regular at 5 different gun shops and they all say the same thing. They can't keep any of the XD models or either of the current M&P models in stock fast enough, and the upcoming models that seem to get the most excitement are the M&P 45 and the M&P compact.Seems to be a split group, I see...