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Old 05-30-2011, 12:39 AM   #1
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Finally went shooting today...

...after an 8 year layoff. Gotta say, I'm impressed with the Springfield XD. For the longest time I really liked the Kimber line (still do), but I think I'll be getting an XD first.
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XDs are nice, kind of heavy though. Might also want to check out Glock if you like XDs.
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Again... my argument still stands: Smith & Wesson M&P. Glock felt uncomfortable to shoot. It was like holding a Lego brick in my hand.
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XDs are nice, kind of heavy though. Might also want to check out Glock if you like XDs.
Oh, I've fired many Glocks and I love how easy they are to clean. The SA XD just felt more natural for me.
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Fair enough! Go pick up an XD
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Check out the M&P Compact also before you decide for certain. They have CA legal models.
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Check out the M&P Compact also before you decide for certain. They have CA legal models.
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Friend of mine bought an M&P 9mmC. She loves it to death. I fired it a few times and I was surprised at how accurate and easy to handle it was. Of course, I had the clip with the pinky grip in it, but still... great gun.
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With the M&P line, pick up either the S&W Performance or Apex Tactical sear. Makes the trigger useable. The absolutely indistinct trigger reset is really difficult for me to deal with. I've accidentally short stroked the trigger a few times while shooting quickly.
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With the M&P line, pick up either the S&W Performance or Apex Tactical sear. Makes the trigger useable. The absolutely indistinct trigger reset is really difficult for me to deal with. I've accidentally short stroked the trigger a few times while shooting quickly.
I've never had that problem with mine. I've seen countless complaints about trigger reset, but I really haven't noticed any issues with mine. I have the full-sized M&P 9mm.
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With the M&P line, pick up either the S&W Performance or Apex Tactical sear. Makes the trigger useable. The absolutely indistinct trigger reset is really difficult for me to deal with. I've accidentally short stroked the trigger a few times while shooting quickly.
That stupid Apex trigger job is $250.
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That stupid Apex trigger job is $250.
You can buy the sear yourself for under $100 and install it yourself, save a few bucks for ammo. For me - it's a necessity. The stock trigger on the M&P's is just absolute sh*t.
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You can buy the sear yourself for under $100 and install it yourself, save a few bucks for ammo. For me - it's a necessity. The stock trigger on the M&P's is just absolute sh*t.
Yeah about 8/10 times on CalGuns M&P owners have gotten the APEX trigger.

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Check out the M&P Compact also before you decide for certain. They have CA legal models.
I'll see if I can find one locally. The SA XD was just really smooth for me and once I got used to the subtleties, it was pretty accurate. Even my bro was amazed by it.

Thanks to everyone else for the tips about the trigger. It's definitely something to consider.
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What about Sigs? It's been over 10 years since I've fired one? Are they any better?
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What about Sigs? It's been over 10 years since I've fired one? Are they any better?
Any better than what the other guns suggested? No not really. I've owned two Sigs and they were good, but I ended up selling them anyways. Great guns, expensive, and some will argue that their quality has gone down over the years.

There are just so many other great options out there that I end up passing up Sig.
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What about Sigs? It's been over 10 years since I've fired one? Are they any better?
I wouldn't say that they are better, they're different. M&Ps are polymer framed and striker fired. Sigs are alloy/steel framed and hammer fired. Both are proven combat pistols and would serve you well.

IMO, I like the Sig better. I've shot the G17, G19, XD 9 Service and Tactical, and M&P 9 and still prefer my Sig 226, but thats just me.
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You can buy the sear yourself for under $100 and install it yourself, save a few bucks for ammo. For me - it's a necessity. The stock trigger on the M&P's is just absolute sh*t.
This.

If you go with the M&P, a trigger job is mandatory. Out of the box, the trigger is garbage.
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