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Need a new Handgun

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I've been contemplating the purchase of a new handgun for months. Right now my main full size is a Ruger P89, love it. Built like a tank and will eat anything. My EDC is a Ruger LC9. Great little gun and accurate enough. Eats everything I've put through it so far. Bought a S&W SD40 VE last fall and have been trying to like the 40cal, but just haven't fell in love with it yet. Since my wife doesn't like shooting the 40, I'm looking for a strike fired 9. I've debated several guns and am now down to the S&W M&P 9 or a Glock. I hate online reviews because people skew them to their own likes and dislikes. I'm torn now as to whether it's time to just get a Glock and not look back, or get the S&W. If anyone has either a Glock or S&W M&P 9, I'd like to hear your thoughts. I don't know much about the Glocks and the different flavors they offer. Thanks.
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Glocks are great reliable guns. If your looking at 9mm the Glocks have the 33 round mags that are very cheap and easy to find. Also there are a lot of options for the Glock and the mags. Carbine conversions, AR's, Keltec sub 2000's etc that use the Glock mag and pistol frame.
Biggest think I don't like about Glocks is the shape. Squared off, large grip and uncomfortable to carry or conceal. I'll go as far as saying kind of crude, like a squared off 2x4. Glock doesn't seem to take any pride in workmanship. Here's your block of steel/plastic we just didn't have time to finish it up and make it nice.

M&P's are a lot nicer IMO. If you see an M&P you can change the grip to fit your hand, no looking for the right generation to "FINALLY" get that feature. Smith actually takes the time to round off the edges, contour and finish the gun. Very accurate easy to use. No reaching to trip the slide release etc.
If you can get your hands on a Pro Series M&P I would strongly suggest that as the way to go. Awesome trigger and great accuracy. Really nice fiber optic sights.
The only thing is no high capacity mags, 33 rounds, for the M&P. Guess that's never been a big deal as I've never "run" out with just 17 rounds.

Get down to your local shop and handle a few to see what fits you and what you like. You can't go wrong with either one for reliability etc. I've had more than one person admit regret over their purchase of a Glock, FN, Ruger or Springfield XD after handling and shooting my M&P Pro Series 9mm.
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