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I currently own an xd40 and like the gun. But, I picked up an MP the other day and then saw a segment about it on personal defense TV. I can't imagine a gun feeling any better in MY hand than this gun. Now, I am torn. I have a couple of questions though. What is the muzzle flip like on an MP 40 or 9mm? If anyone has shot an xd and mp could you please compare them for me. Thanks for the help.
 

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Like you I owned an XD prior to buying the M&P. I've owned almost all versions of the XD at one time or other and enjoyed shooting them all. However, once I picked up an M&P I liked the way it fit my hand better, not to mention the line of the bore was much lower than the XD. The experts tell you that will translate as less muzzle flip. In my (subjective) experience this is very true. When shooting the two side by side I feel that the M&P is easier to get back on target. Actually it feels to go straight back instead of up. I am still a fan of the XD but the M&P will be my choice from now on.
 

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Like Wilsoncreek said, the M&P has a lower bore axis than the XD and that translates into less felt recoil.



I find the M&P has a very soft recoil even compared to my Glocks.
 

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what do you guys think of

the trigger? Is the trigger difficult to work on and improve? I know that some pistol's triggers can be improved by a relatively unskilled owner, while some have to be worked on by pistolsmith. Thanks
 

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My trigger was not very good out of the box. There is an improvement process on the forum that will make it better but frankly I was not comfortable doing the complete process without some skilled help. Even after that was completed I think it can be better, especially with some of the listings of others on the forum that sent their's to a gunsmith. Particularly Dan Burwell. I think that's in my gun's future as well.
 

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Re: what do you guys think of

basilhayden said:
the trigger? Is the trigger difficult to work on and improve? I know that some pistol's triggers can be improved by a relatively unskilled owner, while some have to be worked on by pistolsmith. Thanks


I don't think mine is that bad. I even had a diehard 1911 guy with me at the range when I first shot mine and he didn't think it was all that bad either.



I'm not one to muck with a gun so I will leave mine alone at least until I get a couple thousand rounds through it. From everything I read it's very easy to tune a M&P trigger and if you visit the smith forum you'll find detailed instructions for cleaning up the trigger if you're willing to try it yourself.
 
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