Wonderful assessment of the Glock vs the other Tupperware. You may have seen it already, but I found it very well thought-out.
"I own 19 Glocks, and nothing else. I've never seen, shot, or held an M&P, or XD(m), (or any other gun) but I've been told they have been shot at the range where I shoot.
The M&P has those sissy slide serrations. If they needed to be all fancy, Glock would have them that way. The fancy cuts weakens the slide and makes it unreliable. The serrations on the M&P and XD are slanted. If they needed to be slanted, the Glock would have them slanted. It takes water longer to run down a slanted serration than a straight. Water will run off a Glock faster than the M&P or XD.
What's that thing sticking out of the back of the M&P? Does it think it's a 1911 (don't get me started on that boat anchor)? If a polymer pistol needed a protuberance sticking out the back, the Glock would have it. That is asking for hang ups on clothing and problems when being deployed in a gun battle.
The XD has a high bore axis, and cannot be shot indoors. When you shoot the XD, you have to hold it at waist level so you can get a sight picture.
The XD and M&P have cuts in the slide for takedown levers. Those weaken the slide and are just plain ugly.
The XD has a loaded chamber indicator. Glocks don't need one because the Glock emits harmonic tones that the user can pick up and know, without looking, that the Glock is loaded. Even though the loaded chamber indicator is in line with the sights, it will catch on clothes and wear on a holster.
The XD had the grip safety. If a polymer pistol needed a grip safety, the Glock would have one. The problem with the grip safety is that it cannot be pressed while holding the pistol with your mouth, elbows, or feet. If you are ever having to shoot with your elbows or feet, the last thing you need to worry about is pressing that stupid grip safety.
What's the deal with the XD and M&P having multiple backstraps? If a polymer needed a good grip, Glock would have them too.
Then there is the fancy grip pattern on the M&P and the drastic texturing on the XD. If a shooter needed a good, steady, comfortable grip on a pistol, Glock would have a good grip. You can always stipple the Glock grip.
What's with the XD and the 19 round magazine? That is entirely too much. If a pistol needed 19 rounds, Glock would have 19 round mags that come standard.
Then there is the fully supported chambers of the XD and M&P. That adds more weight, and makes them entirely too heavy for CCW. The thing will pull your pants down from all that extra weight. If you are afraid of a little Kaboom every now and then, then you are a girlie man.
Do the XD and M&P rattle when you shake them? If they don't, the tolerance are too tight.
Glocks have pignose, which make them more reliable and accurate.
I might not own an XD or M&P, or have even shot or handled one, but owning 19 Glocks and having 45k+ posts on GT pretty much qualifies me as an expert.
Go with the Glock, the XD and M&P, are answers to a question that was never asked."
"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
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