Re: Titleist vs. Mizuno ironsWell, as you see in my signature... My Miznuo MP29c (customs!) are still going strong some 10+ years after tossing them in my bag. Yes, my PW-7iron probably need to be regrooved (aka, retired...) but I still absolutely love them. The feedback, control, playability and just overall look and feel are just amazing. Even the offcenter hits, provided you're not tagging it off the toe or heal, only lose 2-5 yards. I will take the front bunker going straight over the trees to the right or left any day.
As for what I would buy today, I am not a fan of the Titleist AP2s despite everyone's glowing reviews and this was after a lot of balls with them - in all fairness, it could have been the shaft. However a supremely unsung here comes in the form of theBridgestone J36s which are awesome in my opinion after hitting a bucket with them at a demo day a month ago - focusing on the blades and "tour" style cavity back (I kid you not, with the rep watching, I was bouncing a 6-iron into a pretty decent right to left wind into a pin 195yards out - repeatedly! These were not once-in-a-lifetime homerun swings. The distance wasn't the interesting part at all for me, it was the feel, look and playability they were exuding!) Unfortunately, a Miznuo rep was not there for me to test out all the new offerings beside the J36s.
There is absolutely no way I could go out and buy a set of irons without trying all the current offerings of Mizuno. I know for certain I would continually question my decision. Mizunos just do that to you.
As an aside, I also tried the Callaway X-Tours that same day. They are impressively solid, but just lacked the feel of my MP29s and the J36s. Seemed very light to me.