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Old 04-22-2011, 09:45 AM   #21
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Just a quick note about the M&P- yes, the trigger is gritty when new, but both my 9 and 40 have cleaned up quite nicely after putting 1000-1500 rounds through each.
Agreed. I bought my M&P 9mm on my 21st birthday (I'm 23 now) and have put countless rounds through it. Tight patterns, controllable recoil (which is a plus, considering I'm a scrawny guy), and VERY comfortable. I have fairly large hands, but the medium backstrap works great for me.

I chose M&P over Glock for ergonomic and comfort reasons. The Glock felt like a Lego block compared to the M&P. The higher capacity was also a plus, but I only keep 11+1 in it while carrying.

The lack of a thumb safety is a bonus for me. I can relate to Reedo and know how to keep my finger off the trigger unless necessary. I don't want something in my way if there comes a time to defend myself, my friends, or my family.
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:34 PM   #22
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The big issue with the Glock has been the rear backstrap. The large bulge on the lower half has been an issue of complaint for a long time. I am one of those people that hates it, as I have small hands and it sucks. I currently have my Glock 34 set up to be sent to Robar to get their grip reduction done because of it.
I'm not sure which gen you have; but I recently picked up a G27 Gen4 with the replaceable back straps.

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2. Medium 2mm back strap, Standard frame (equivalent to the size of a Gen3)
3. Large 4mm back strap

I don't have the largest hands in the world either, but I like my grip on the short frame.

Although I've heard some murmoring of ejection problems on the Gen4s. Hasn't happened to me yet (knock on wood), but I also haven't put a lot of rounds through it.

And for the other pistol notes:

XD - Very nice, great trigger, fun to shoot.
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Old 04-22-2011, 11:47 PM   #23
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Get the Sig saur, or beretta. Great guns.

The glock .45 ate the hell outta my knuckles. Guess the saying with glock is right. Either you love them or hate them no in-between.


Go to you local gun shop and shoot a few see what you will like.

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Old 04-23-2011, 07:32 AM   #24
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Get the Sig saur, or beretta. Great guns.

The glock .45 ate the hell outta my knuckles. Guess the saying with glock is right. Either you love them or hate them no in-between.


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Huh?

What do you mean it "ate your knuckles"?
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I'm not sure which gen you have; but I recently picked up a G27 Gen4 with the replaceable back straps.

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1. No back strap, Short frame
2. Medium 2mm back strap, Standard frame (equivalent to the size of a Gen3)
3. Large 4mm back strap

I don't have the largest hands in the world either, but I like my grip on the short frame.

Although I've heard some murmoring of ejection problems on the Gen4s. Hasn't happened to me yet (knock on wood), but I also haven't put a lot of rounds through it.

And for the other pistol notes:

XD - Very nice, great trigger, fun to shoot.
The Gen4 actually still has a bulge on the backstrap. Not as big as the Gen3 (w/ no backstrap on the Gen4), but still there. I have done fine with my G27 actually, though I will likely get the grip reduction anyways (supposing I like it on my G34).
The ejection problems are from the original G17 and G22 put out for the Gen4 series. Glock put them out with the same recoil spring, which was obviously a very stupid mistake that was a poor calculation on their part. All of them put out now have a spring commensurate with the caliber.


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Get the Sig saur, or beretta. Great guns.

The glock .45 ate the hell outta my knuckles. Guess the saying with glock is right. Either you love them or hate them no in-between.


Go to you local gun shop and shoot a few see what you will like.
Yeah, I'm not sure what you mean about the knuckles.
But it is true- they're like the Beatles. Love em or hate em.
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Old 04-23-2011, 02:55 PM   #26
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Where I gripped the glock, everytime I fired that gun off it was just painfull after shooting two clips. On the last clip I shot two rounds then handed it back. I just don't like them at all very uncomfortable gun to shoot for me.

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Old 04-23-2011, 03:37 PM   #27
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Where I gripped the glock, everytime I fired that gun off it was just painfull after shooting two clips. On the last clip I shot two rounds then handed it back. I just don't like them at all very uncomfortable gun to shoot for me.

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Please send it my way for proper disposal. Glock 21sf?
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Please send it my way for proper disposal. Glock 21sf?
Ambi G21SF would be the only one that makes sense to me.

I had a G21 and G21SF ambi and it drove me crazy rubbing my right hand. I should have just filed it down instead of selling it.
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I was testing guns out I do not own the glock. I bought a ruger 6 shot 357/ .38 special. Love that gun, shoots straight and bearly even has any recoil at all.

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I was testing guns out I do not own the glock. I bought a ruger 6 shot 357/ .38 special. Love that gun, shoots straight and bearly even has any recoil at all.

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What Glock specifically were you shooting?

The Glock has recoil but the Ruger .357 didn't?
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What Glock specifically were you shooting?

The Glock has recoil but the Ruger .357 didn't?

Both of them did have recoil don't get me wrong on that. But the Ruger .357 was not as bad and did not hurt my hand after shooting a lot or felt like it was going to jump out. Ruger was just easier to control IMO. I could shot all 6 shots and keep them in a center mass, But the Glock was all over the place. And it was my first time shooting the Glock thought I would love it but I was wrong wrong wrong.

And I think it was the G21 .45, but I am no Glock expert so I am not 100% sure on that. It was the short barrel Glock not the longer one.
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So it was the G30 then? Or the G36? Was it single stack magazine or double-stack? That might be the problem. It's not the G21 if it's the short barrel version.
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One of those two Im pretty sure by looking at the pics now that it was the G30. And on double stack or single stack it was back in october so I really do not remember.
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One of those two Im pretty sure by looking at the pics now that it was the G30. And on double stack or single stack it was back in october so I really do not remember.
Gotta buy what you like, but it is like apples and oranges.

I have a Ruger SP101 .357 and its OK, but far from my favorite. Sits in her nightstand now (with .38)

I can not image having more control over an SP101 with .357 than a Glock .45, but hey.

You might want to shoot a Glock 17 for the heck of it. It may change the taste in your mouth.

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Yea thats what the .357 is for its in the safe next to the bed. It was bought just for protection in the house. Next gun will be the beretta 92fs love that gun.
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You might want to shoot a Glock 17 for the heck of it. It may change the taste in your mouth.

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The G17 is on a smaller frame, and it makes a huge difference in feel.
If you want something more rounded in feel, then definitely look into the M&P. I am going to the range next week to try out an M&P. Thinking about picking up an M&P45, as I can't physically grip and shoot a Glock 21.
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