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Old February 23, 2013, 10:46 AM   #5
Uncle Malice
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Join Date: May 11, 2009
Location: Phoenix
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I do own and like Glocks, but how much simpler is a Glock than an M&P?
The M&P is a bit more of a pain to detail strip. Roll pins are more difficult to get out than the Glock retainer pins. More parts in the M&P with the sear, tiny sear spring, etc. The M&P slide is a bit weird in that the rear sight has to be removed(or slid over at least) in order to remove the striker safety plunger(Apex DCAEK kit has a replacement).

The M&P is what I would call difficult. It's just a good bit more tedious than the Glock - which I can fully detail strip and reassemble inside of 5 minutes. That's not really a big deal under normal, every day use, but maybe it's psychological in that I know I can replace any part in a Glock in a couple of minutes no matter where I am (assuming I have my parts kit, which I usually do).

Obviously I'm not bashing the M&P here. I love it. The ergos are so damn good... and reliability has been on par with my Glock's from my experiences. I even took my old M&P out to the desert for some shooting and did some pseudo 'torture' tests.. just dumping hand fulls of gritty desert sand all over it... and it ran just fine. I expect the same from this one.

Hopefully I can get out today or tomorrow and do some shooting with it.
Glock 43 | Glock 26 G4 | Glock 19 G4 BFG | HK USP 9 | HK USP 45 (Tan) | HK P2000 | HK P30L | HK VP9 | HK 45 C | HK 45 C "Sand" | Walther PPQ 9
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