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    Which compact gun should I get to carry?

    Im looking for a compact to carry, I mostly carry with in the belt holsters. I am thinking about G26, G27, PPS, or P2000c. As of right now I am leaning towards the G26 because of the cheap ammo, less recoil for a compact and because the dependability and reputation of the Glock for the money spent on them. I have a reg P2000 9mm but I need a smaller gun to carry. I love the HKs but the Glock also seems like a good buy. What Would You Get????? Thanks for any input.

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    Before going with the G26, at least give the XDsc a hold. It feels infinitely better in my hand than the G26, plus is comes with that extended mag that holds 16 rounds of 9mm.

    You should buy the one that fits you best, though.

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    Predictably, I would get the Glock because of its lower bore axis, shorter trigger reset, greater availability of holsters/magazines/accessories, and long and deep track record of excellent reliability.
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    I'm loving my little Kahr PM 40

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    Touche` Spartan. I have an XD40SC, and for me there was no comparison in comfort between the XD and the Glock. The Glock is a great gun and has many years of proven reliability, however I feel (as do many others) that the XD is a Glock...just better

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    I'd check out the XD too. Though I carry a G23 i looked at a XD a while back and 'bout got ....well... It was nice! My next handgun will probably be a XD. I just not sure if it will be a 9mm or 45.

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    Glock, XD, M&P, Sig, HK, Walther -- they are all great and reliable handguns, so get the one that fits your hand the best and don't look back.

    Of the models you mention -- if I didn't have any ccw to begin with, I would get the PPS as it is quite thin, and I'm a Walther fan. I don't own one however because I already have a Glock 26, and it is a wonderful handgun. IOW, the PPS is nice, but not nice enough to warrant the extra cost of switching. But then again, I am a Walther fan, so there's a good chance I'll end up with a PPS anyway.....

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    HK PSP. Several good used (read less expensive) PSPs on the market right now.

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    I looked into the XD in the 9mm and I like it, now I have to go hold one. thanks. still unsure if I should get a 9mm or 40cal.

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    go with the 9mm
    I have the G26
    for backup it can take the G17 clip with 19 rounds
    the others can't do that
    it does have the longest history of reliability and availability of parts and accessories but
    i love the PPS!!

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    Get the XD9SC... Fantastic, accurate, reliable, simple, safe, low-recoil...

    Under $500

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffWard View Post


    Get the XD9SC... Fantastic, accurate, reliable, simple, safe, low-recoil...

    Under $500
    I think im going to go with the XD9SC, I'm going to go hold one this weekend if I can find one. thanks for the info.... do you think they can compare with the dependability of the glock?

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    What tha' hell. Just get one of each!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie View Post
    What tha' hell. Just get one of each!
    well, thats what will happen in the end, but im thinking about right now, one at a time, ha $$

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    Quote Originally Posted by paine View Post
    I think im going to go with the XD9SC, I'm going to go hold one this weekend if I can find one. thanks for the info.... do you think they can compare with the dependability of the glock?
    Here's the 20,000 round torture test on the XD.

    http://springfield-armory.primediaou.../SPstory11.php

    From the article:

    The more I looked at this gun, the more I found myself comparing it to a Glock. The trigger safeties are very similar, but the XD's trigger is made of metal. Its sights are metal, too. The XD also has a superior trigger pull. The grip angle is improved, which enables more intuitive target acquisition for most shooters.
    So to learn more about what this gun is capable of, we replicated the Glock USA 1,000-round torture test. But instead of performing it with a new gun, we began the tests only after we'd put 17,500 rounds through the gun.
    During that first shooting session, it quickly became apparent that it is especially easy to shoot with the XD. In fact, toward the end of the match, one of my friends put away his Glock and used my XD. Despite owning a Glock for 10 years and having no prior familiarity with the XD, his shooting immediately improved. This same experience was repeated with many shooters throughout the test.

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    I own 2 XDs.

    Never a failure to fire. Hundreds of rounds. Wait... ONE out of round Win WhiteBox 45... but tha was the bullet, not the gun.

    The 45 did fail to FEED an occasional last round fromthe mag, leaving an open slide, like the mag was empty. I removed and deburred/lubed the follower. No more issue.

    They are simply awesome, except for that annoying 1/1,000,000th of an inch higher bore axis problem Mike hates... But then, I think the recoil spring configuration is superior to the Glock...

    I think Mike and I should go head-to-head... Glock vs XD when he gets home. Then after the smokeless smoke clears, we'll argue over a few ice cold beers, and still resolve nothing.

    Who's joining us?

    Jeff

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    PS...

    Before ytou leave the gun store w/ your new XD9SC, spend an extra $9.95 on the Pearce Grips mag extension for your pinky finger. Swap the mag base-plate on the flush fit mag immediately.

    Springfield should make this a standard piece.

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    Quote Originally Posted by propellerhead View Post
    Here's the 20,000 round torture test on the XD.

    http://springfield-armory.primediaou.../SPstory11.php

    From the article:
    .... "A wannabe Glock."

    That was my first thought after laying eyes on Springfield Armory's XD9 pistol. Closer inspection of the slide revealed the words "Made in Croatia." Those are words that, when stamped on the slide of a handgun, aren't known to inspire the consumer's confidence.

    --- They say USA all over them, thats a big trun away for me when a gun says Springfield armory USA but are made else where. They only guns I own that are not made in US are the german guns my Walther and HK, and well my Browning but I know the place of origin is not a problem with some but its still a trun of to me to see USA all over a gun and then hear they are made over seas. thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JeffWard View Post
    But then, I think the recoil spring configuration is superior to the Glock...
    I don't own any XD's, but I do have a Glock, and it's recoil spring/rod work perfectly. I am therefore wondering how the XD's configuration is superior to something that is already 100%. I'm sure that if I had my own XD that I could figure that out, but since I'm not in a position to compare, can you tell me what about the XD's setup is better than a Glock's?

    thanks,
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    When you purchase a Walther P99 A/S full-size or compact model in 9mm, you IQ goes up 20 points, and legions of Germans cheer your name as you walk down the street.


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