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Poll: S&W M&P9c or Springfield XDMc
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S&W M&P9c
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1 16.67%
Springfield XDM9c
83.33%
5 83.33%
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S&W MP9c or Spingfield XDMc
#1
I need a good concealable pistol as you all know. I think I have it narrowed down to one of these two. Which would you choose and why? Thank you. Dom
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#2
22 views and not one answer, thanks a lot.
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#3
I don't have any experience with either pistol, but I do have full size XDm .40SW which I like. Since I bought it 3 years ago I have grown to prefer striker type pistols over those with hammers. Since both are striker fired, that doesn't help you much.

Which one is more comfortable for you to hold an shoot? If you have held and shot each do that first.


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I asked a friend, who has extensive time behind each, in his opinion the XD has a far better trigger from the factory. I have only shot the XD and prefer the grip safety. Hope that helps.Shy
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I considered BOTH of these guns while looking for a FIRST handgun for my 20 year old son this past Christmas.

I held both. I liked the S&W for size, but when I tested the trigger on the M&P it was very "mushy" to me.

I held the XDMc and loved it....and the trigger was far superior. IMHO.


I quickly ordered the XDMc. (in two tone) for my boy. He likes it a lot.
I am satisfied with it too.



The grip safety was a plus for me due to it being my son's first gun.
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#6
Both are good guns, but in my opinion I think the Springfield XDM is the best standard/factory gun for striker fired pistols right now.
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#7
XDm, but only because I've owned a number of them and each was flawless. It was an XDm that my perpetrator met the working end of, last year. Big Grin

I'm sure that the m&p is good too, but I've never had one so I can't speak to it, really.

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I think the M&P has better ergonomics and pointed more naturally for me. Also, the M&P will take fullsize 17 round mags. Xgrip makes a sleeve for them so it looks normal. If you go with the .40 in M&P, you can get barrels to also shoot 9mm and .357sig for around $100 each you can have a different caliber weapon. I put the Apex Forward Set Sear trigger kit in my M&P and it made a night and day difference. If you're ever out this way, send me a PM and you can test it out.

Both guns have lots of fans. There's probably not a wrong choice. See if you can shoot both somewhere. That's what I did, and I took home the M&P.
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TheWolff;95709 Wrote:I think the M&P has better ergonomics and pointed more naturally for me. Also, the M&P will take fullsize 17 round mags. Xgrip makes a sleeve for them so it looks normal. If you go with the .40 in M&P, you can get barrels to also shoot 9mm and .357sig for around $100 each you can have a different caliber weapon. I put the Apex Forward Set Sear trigger kit in my M&P and it made a night and day difference. If you're ever out this way, send me a PM and you can test it out.

Both guns have lots of fans. There's probably not a wrong choice. See if you can shoot both somewhere. That's what I did, and I took home the M&P.
Thank you Wolff. I have heard about the Apex kit but I dont know the benefits of it. Would you please explain? Dom
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das;95723 Wrote:
TheWolff;95709 Wrote:I think the M&P has better ergonomics and pointed more naturally for me. Also, the M&P will take fullsize 17 round mags. Xgrip makes a sleeve for them so it looks normal. If you go with the .40 in M&P, you can get barrels to also shoot 9mm and .357sig for around $100 each you can have a different caliber weapon. I put the Apex Forward Set Sear trigger kit in my M&P and it made a night and day difference. If you're ever out this way, send me a PM and you can test it out.

Both guns have lots of fans. There's probably not a wrong choice. See if you can shoot both somewhere. That's what I did, and I took home the M&P.
Thank you Wolff. I have heard about the Apex kit but I don't know the benefits of it. Would you please explain? Dom

They have different kits for different goals. The M&P uses a hinged trigger as some sort of safety. My perception is that it creates pre-travel. My stock M&P trigger (vintage 2010) had an almost imperceptible reset. Some people also report a gritty feel, but I had worn through that by the time I intalled the kit. The FSS kit uses a machined aluminum trigger, and that seems to remove almost all pre-travel. The kit includes their worked sear and USB to lighten, smooth the pull and remove overtravel. It breaks very clean and light (I think around 4lbs, I don't have a gauge), and reset is short, clean, tactile, and audible. They don't recommend it for carry, I'd imagine since the pull is light and there isn't much overall travel, but I don't flick off my thumb safety until my sights are on the target, so I'm not worried about that. The short, light trigger has really helped my accuracy, and the reset has really helped my speed and follow-up shots.

If you're interested in doing some of the work yourself, a couple gunsmiths have told me the M&P has one of the easiest triggers to improve. Jeff Burwell is the most renowned M&P Smith on MP-forum.com, and he posted his instructions here: http://www.burwellguns.com/misc/M&Ptriggerjob.pdf

You can now also just buy the aluminum trigger if you don't want to mess with the rest of the timing, but I haven't tried that. If it was available when I was looking for improvements, I'd probably have tried that and the Burwell job.
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