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xdm m&p or ruger sr40

This is a discussion on xdm m&p or ruger sr40 within the Non-XD Handguns forums, part of the Other Handgun Talk category; The M&P line should eventually share the new and better trigger found on the M&P SHIELD handgun, so if you want an M&P, wait. I ...


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Old 08-17-2012, 04:01 AM   #11
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The M&P line should eventually share the new and better trigger found on the M&P SHIELD handgun, so if you want an M&P, wait. I don't know when this will happen, if it indeed does.

The Ruger SR9 and 40 are very good affordable guns. They are not as "nice" compared to M&P's in terms of finish, but are durable, accurate, reliable, and good looking guns. The SR9c/40c seem be the slightly better than their full-size brothers for some reason, but not by much.

The XDM's are very nice, and worth a close look, despite being $50-100 more expensive.

My personal preference:

1, M&P
2. XDM
3. Ruger
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Old 08-17-2012, 07:16 AM   #12
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#1 XD/m
#2 M&P
#3 SR

At the end of the day....you get what ya pay for.
^^ He is right!!

This M&P is a great pistol though.
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:13 AM   #13
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My opinion,

#1 xdm
#2 m&p
#3 ruger

I would go with the xdm too, but honestly, IMHO, the xds is the same as an xdm, but lighter and smaller. Same gear package, right down to the interchangeable back straps. You mentioned you can get the xdm 3.8 for $590, I paid $569 for the xds. And honestly, in a comparison, I shot a full mag out of my xds, then immediately picked up my friends xdm45 5.25" and shot it. And saw absolutely no difference inaccuracy or recoil. I was quite surprised. Also, I carried my XD40sc iwb for a long time until I got my xds, and, it really can get to be uncomfortable. That's just my 2 cents. Happy shopping!

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Old 08-17-2012, 05:18 PM   #14
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There are a lot of options out there. I wouldn't necessarily narrow it down to these three. If you are set on a polymer striker fired gun, check out the FN FNS and the Steyr M40, Glock 22/23, Walther PPQ/P99.

I'm not much of a fan of the guns you've chosen. The xd/xdm trigger guard scrapes agains my finger (I have large hands), the M&P has a long, heavy trigger pull and long reset, and the Ruger has a gritty trigger, feels like you're pulling it through sand.
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Old 08-18-2012, 12:17 AM   #15
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I am definitely bias. I own the XDM 40 4.5 barrel, XDM 9mm compact and a .45 ACP compact and I love them all. Like you they feel great in my hand. With that said my next gun will most likely be a M&P. I don’t think you can go wrong with any of your choices. Get what works for you and what you fire well, that is the most important in my opinion, good luck!
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Old 08-25-2012, 02:32 AM   #16
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Every forum needs a "that guy" so....1911.
I have an xdm 4.5 and a m&p .40
There xdm is an amazing gun, extremely accurate, mag capacity, awesome weapon. I have never played with the 3.8 but I know when I carry it, it blows. Too big and heavy, the blockiness of the slide is a deal breaker, the m&p is awesome, needs some serious trigger work but I love it, it is a really slick gun, nothing to catch on, even the sights have been melted down, Its strange switching from a razor sharp defender to an impressive carry gun
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+1 for shopping around to find a better price on the XDm. I just liked the way the Xdm felt in my hand a little better, but it's all personal preference.
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To me it's all about feel in your hand and trigger release and the XDM and M&P are the best. In that order...

You won't go wrong with either.
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Arrow I'd put the SR over the M&P.

My buddy just got a SR40c, which I have to say is pretty sweet. Another buddy of mine has the M&P 45c, prefer my XD45c, and the SR40c over it. Don't have any experience with the XDm, but I would expect it to be a slightly better XD. I'd put the SR over the M&P though, but it really comes down to personal preference. I'm sure you can't go wrong with any of them. None of the above have ever had a malfunction, and fired hundreds of rounds, so I wouldn't hesitate to trust them.
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I am with TX Xd......

Sure... am biased since I am an XDM owner.... but man, I just think it is the best of the breed with the extra mag capacity, feel (ergonomics), and general quality / upgrades.

My second choice would be the M&P, based on feel and price. I like them, and will look at getting the M&P9c for my wife when she is ready. My instructor LOVES the M&P and can't say enough good stuff about it.

The Ruger.... not even on my list..... just doesn't have the feel or standard features that would make me want to look at one.
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