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    NewMexicoJoe is offline Junior Member
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    opinions on a .45 purchase

    Ive been doing a little research and im torn between to .45's that both fit my wants and needs.

    First the springfield xd compact:

    Has exactly what im in the market for, has a 1911 style grip safety, and glock style trigger safety(metal) a loaded chamber indicator, and cocked indicator.Its so similar to a glock some might ask why not just go get a glock. Simply because everybody at my local range has a glock on their hip. It's like a glock convention, I dont dis-like the glock, just looking for something different.

    Second the taurus 24/7 pro:

    Again exactly wht im looking for in the market, offers a few extra safety features than the above mentioned, a moulding rubber grip, and has recieved high praise from military and law enforcement.

    Both are well rated and reviewed, and at this point im leaning more toward the springfield, but im looking for some insight from someone who knows more than myself.

    Thanks for the input

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    recommendations

    NewMexicoJoe: Sir; stating the obvious; the reason you see so many Glocks? They work.
    My shooting partner shoots the XD's. He and I have lobbed 1000's down range. No problem. We often interchange; he with my G models I with his XD's. I like the XD's just don't like the safety. He for awhile had the 24/7. It never seemed to come in for either of us. 24/7 became one of his XD's.

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    XD's good to great unit. I don't like the safetys
    Ruger SR9 new model; has received glowing reviews; I've read 12,000, 10,000, 3,000, 2,500 reports; all quite positive. NC $399.00
    Stoeger Cougar 8000; A Beretta renamed. Started building in Turkey; cheap labor. As a Beretta [Italian] $600.00 $700.00 Stoeger $359.00
    In the price range of the 24/7; these two are my choices. I have had both on order at different times. My gun money taker keeps me on my toes. Last week; placed my order; got to talking about something else; out the door with what I couldn't live without Will reorder at a later date.
    Follow up with your thinking.

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    The finish on the XD is just a basic coating and will show wear quickly. The Glock has a Tenifer finish and won't show much wear, nor will it rust.

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    Of those two choices, I think the XD is by far the better gun.

    There are reasons, though, that you see Glocks on everyone's hip at the range.
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    XD or Glock? Shoot them both, personal preference. Both awesome, both around $500.

    That said, I'd put them both above the Taurus.

    I don't have ANY wear, rust, or scratch problems with my XDs. The finish issues w/ XDs have been solved. Buy a new one.

    The compact is an awesome compromise between a full size gun and a carry gun. It's both.

    I'm trying hard every day not to buy my THIRD XD... Be careful.

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    Thanks!

    Wow! never expected so much input thanks alot to you all. I think im going to stay with my original thought and go with the SA XD.45 compact,

    Ive told some of my range buddies about the future purchase, and their all excited to shoot it as well,

    the glock gang is going to let me slide this time but ive been warned that im out of the clique next time i go spend 500 on a pistol and dont show up with a glock

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    not a second

    You will not have to back up to the window hiding your mess. Sir; you will not have a second place unit.
    Follow up with your experience.

    Thanks

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    I have held the XDs a few times and the grip was too fat for me. I held the S&W 4513TSW and it fit perfect. The M&P has changeable rear grips. Check em all out. I really enjoy the feel and performance of a 1911. If I could afford a Kimber, I would own one in a heartbeat. But which one?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jaketips42 View Post
    If I could afford a Kimber, I would own one in a heartbeat. But which one?
    One that works, which might be difficult to locate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Barham View Post
    One that works, which might be difficult to locate.
    Haha. I haven't looked too much into Kimbers due to the price. So it's more or less a trophy gun? Boring.

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    The only Springfields I like a lot all say 1911 on em..I'm not real big into the poly frame guns all that much. I do have a couple pf the Sigma S&W and a Browning Pro 40 and they are pretty good shooters but I really like a little more metal in my guns. I know there are a few that don't believe that the 1911 is as reliable as they should be but I have a lot of rounds through a lot of guns that say otherwise. Of course ya can get a Sig and make it all a moot point..lol:

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    I'm a fan of the XD if you are going for a polymer frame pistol. I personally chose the XD over the Glock because it felt better in my hands, and I like how not everyone has an XD...yet. I'm still waiting for Jeff to convert everyone!

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