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Ruger or S&W???

I'm looking to buy either a Ruger P94, which is their .40 cal semi-auto, poly frame steel rails. OR a Smith & wesson M&P 40. Poly frame, S.S. rails. Price is about the same. What do you guys think?

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I'm looking to buy either a Ruger P94, which is their .40 cal semi-auto, poly frame steel rails. OR a Smith & wesson M&P 40. Poly frame, S.S. rails. Price is about the same. What do you guys think?
I struggled for a while to decided M&P versus a few others. I went M&P (9c) and have not regretted it one bit.

One suggestion I have for you - hold them both for a while, and just get the one that feels more comfortable to you. If you can't comfortably handle the weapon, then its worth less to you in a time of need.

But ya, S&W M&P.


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M&P then!!! I held both today at the shop. the M&P is lighter, and easier to use in my opnion, operating the slide lock etc. and the grips are interchangable and it felt better overall. Not crazy about the Poly frame, but oh well.

The more I look into it.. the more I think I'm going with the M&P 40.

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+1 for the Smith.

I've had BAD luck with Ruger semi-auto's, love their wheel guns though!

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+1 for smith&wesson ......also i dont know if thoes are the only ones that your looking at but the springfield xd .40 is a great gun i have the .45 and love it

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springfield armory XD...but if you gotta go with one of your choices id go with the S&W the thing i like about the smith is that its got interchangeable grips and its slimmer. Ive never been a fan of ruger semiautos but who knows i buy guns for my hands (they are small) so they might be better for you.
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GLOCK OR SIG IS MY VOTE
I hated Glocks............. until I bought one, dollar for dollar best pistol on the planet.
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GLOCK OR SIG IS MY VOTE
I was wrestling between the Glock 26 (i think) and the M&P 9C.

Upsides to Glock:
- STRONG aftermarket support
- easier to disassemble
- been around forever, so a concrete reputation

Upsides to M&P:
- The feel, the feel, the feel
- Ease of interchangable grips
- S&W customer support

The guy at the sales desk made a big deal about how easy Glocks are to field strip, but after a little practice my m&p now only takes about 20 seconds.

My brother ended up with a g26 (i think thats the model... its the 9 compact hes got), so I still shoot it often. its a little smaller, so convenient for CC. But then again, take a look at this photo. Can you tell I am carrying? HERE I took that to show just that, its in a SmartCarry holster, and those are bootcut Levi's so not exactly loose-fitting.

In any case, as I mentioned earlier, its all about feel. Go with what is comfortable in YOUR hand.


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