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Shot a G26 at the range a few weeks back to "kick the tires" as I shop for a CCW. The grip didn't feel that great (what gun doesn't :wink: when you're an M&P owner? ), but I shot it well and was impressed at the performance of such a small firearm. I'm just in the research-phase of my shopping: reading/looking/handling all the market has to offer. Can't make it to the range this week to size them up firsthand, so I'm looking for instant satisfaction of my curiosity of how the G26 compares to the M&P9c. Anyone own or spend significant time around both?
 

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Yes, I have. Both are excellent.

They are virtually the same size when placed side by side.

Shoot them both; then pick the one that fits you the best.
 

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Would you be using the mags which have the little finger extension most of the time? (I would as it makes the gun feel much more comfortable to shoot). If so, then you could even compare the 9 Compact to the Glock 19 which is so very close to the same size that I find no differrence in carry or concealability. The big difference, however, is in capacity and proven reliability & durability.



Comparing my M&P40 Compact with finger ext. mag to my Glock 23 - there is little difference of note in size, carry-ability. But the 23 holds 14 rounds vs. 11 in the M&P and the reliability of my 23 has buried my M&P in the dirt. Even tough the feel in the hand is better with the M&P, I still feel that Glocks have a critical advantage in reliability and durability. Perhaps in time that balance will change, but at this point in time, I'd consider the Glock 19 or 26 very seriously. The 26 is a great little gun, but as for myself, I find I can carry a 19 just as easily as a 26 with the advantage of greater capacity.
 

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DHart said:
Would you be using the mags which have the little finger extension most of the time? (I would as it makes the gun feel much more comfortable to shoot). If so, then you could even compare the 9 Compact to the Glock 19 which is so very close to the same size that I find no differrence in carry or concealability. The big difference, however, is in capacity and proven reliability & durability.
Yes and no. In many ways the Glock 19/23 is more comparable to the fullsize M&P. The thing is, they are completely different guns. The dimensions of the the fullsize M&P are closer to the G19/23 than the M&P compact is. The G19/23 would generally be considered more concealable than the fullsize M&P because its grip length is shorter. Similarly, the compact M&P is that much more concealable than the G19/23 and is more like the G26/27 in that regard. For me, the compact M&P is night and day from the G19/23 as I can't stand the shortness of the compact M&P's backstrap. That's why I've frankensteined mine. That's where the compact M&P is more like the G26/27. But Glock cannot touch the ergonomics of the M&P's due to the backstrap/palmswells, and their interchangeability (if that's a word) to suit a wider variety of hand sizes. I do like the fat grip of the G21 though. In my mind, the G19/23 and other similarly sized pistols like the HK P2000 are perfect for concealed carry. Does any of that make sense? :wink:
 

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Chooch... I agree with all of your points... but my main point is that IF the M&P Compact is used with the magazine which has the pinky extension, then the overall dimensions of the M&P Compact with magazine extension and the Glock 19/23 are SO VERY CLOSE that the difference in general dimensions is relatively insignificant as far as carry and concealability are concerned. I realized this when laying my M&P Compact and Glock 19/23 (I have both) one on top of the other - very little difference when the pinky extension mag is used on the M&P. I do prefer the feel in the hand of the M&P, and agree that the M&P offeres much better adaptability due to the palm swells, but I choose the Glock due to greater ammo capacity and proven reliability & durability. And I agree that the Glock 19/23 are pretty much perfect carry guns - the size, weight, capacity, handling, reliability are hard to beat. That's why of all the wonderful guns I own, the Glock 23 is my most often used carry gun, by far.
 

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I own both.



I purchased the G26 first. I've had it a little over a year. I obsessed over that gun for a long time, and finally put it on lay away. Paid it off the next day.




Anyway...what was my point?



Oh yeah.
Sorry...too much Mt. Dew.



The G26 and the M&Pc are both fantastic guns. I have the M&P9c. To tell you how great they are, I offer the fact that they both serve the exact same function, and yet I refuse to get rid of one of them.



In my opinion, the greatest advantage that the M&P9c has over the G26 is ergonomics. And that's a bigggg advantage. I shoot both guns great. They conceal about the same (I use a comptac CTAC). I have mags for each that have the finger extensions, but tend to carry and practice using the mags without the extensions.



The stock sights, IMO, are better on the M&P9c. But I've never liked the Glock stock sights anyway.



The reliability of both pistols has been spot on. I have about 3,000 rounds through my G26, and about 800 through my relatively new M&P9c. The M&P9c had to go back to the mothership for a binding of the mag release. It came back fixed and hasn't had a problem since. The G26 hasn't had the first hiccup. Not even a single FTE or FTF.



Both are made by good companies that have strong customer service records and lifetime warranties.



Hard to make a bad decision when choosing between these two guns.



That's my take. Good luck.
 

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I switched from a G27(and I had a 9mm barrel) to a M&P 9c, I think the M&P conceals better, the sloped back of the slide helps and the grip is much slimmer. I definitely prefer the feel and everything about the M&P except when hand chambering rounds slowly they hang up on the feed ramp, you need to let the slide fly to get good quick chambering. It does seem to have more case support than glocks do too.





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I have a compact and did :wink: have a G27. The MP is about 3/8 of an inch longer on each end and the slide is about 3/16 of an inch wider. It is in between the G26/27 and G30 in size.
 

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I've got the G27 (which is the same size as the G26 only in .40S&W) and the 40M&Pc and they are pretty close in size. They're both great guns. Yesterday was the first day I'd been shooting in a few months and shot 150 rnds through my G27, and, boy, does it shoot well for me and I'm very happy with it. Today I shot 150 rnds through my 40M&Pc, and, boy, does it shoot well for me and I'm very happy with it. I've only had the M&P for a short time and have, maybe, 500 rnds through it, but it's been perfect and I expect it to be so for the duration. The G27 I've probably, oh, maybe 3K rnds of .40 and 357SIG (w a 357SIG KKM barrel) through and it's been perfect. I've a bunch of other glocks, but I think the M&Pc might be a little better, at least for me, in the accuracy and recoil-dampening departments, but the G27's shorter grip height allows for pocket carry in pleated front docker-type slacks whereas the M&P's grip height is too big for that. Anyway below I'm posting some picks of the G27 and 40M&Pc:



G19, 40M&Pc, G27:



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40M&Pc and G27:



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sgtdave said:
Any one carried an m&p c in an ankle rig yet? If so , how did it work out?
I've wanted to but could not find a rig for it. I tried a few G26 ankle holsters but the fit was not good.
 
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