I am currently looking for a "modern"(non-1911) .45acp for under $700.It would preferably not have a heavy trigger pull and look pretty cool also. PLEASE RESPOND IF YOU HAVE ANY ADVICE WHATSOEVER!!! Ive heard about the springfield xd's are the smith and wesson's m&p's any good?
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You're going to hear this a lot...
When I wanted another 45 I looked and handled all three,the M&P,XD and Glock. I chose the XDc 45 in Dark Earth. Good trigger ,accurate and just about the size of my Glock 19. I've got 500-600 rounds through it not one hic-up or problem.The more you shoot it the more you like it. Every one who tried it wants one. I'm not bashing the others just for a 45 the XD fit me.Try it, you'll like it. Good luck.
One more vote for the XD. I have the .45 GAP around 1000 rnds. with no probs.
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If you want an all metal pistol, then look at the CZ 97 or EAA Witness Match.
Another poly pistol to consider is the FN or the Beretta Storm. If you want something small to carry concealed, then look at the Kahrs.
Another vote for the XD .45 ACP.
+1 on the SA XD 45c and the steel frame EAA witness.
Hate to be a broken record, but Guns & Ammo Handgun magazine had a .45 polymer shoot-off and the XD45 won more categories than the Taurus, M&P and Glock, and placed 2nd in most of the categories it didnt win.
It's a quality polymer 45. I don't own one in .45 but I do in .40, and I love it.
Well, if a gun mag said it's the best, that settles it!
From the posts so far it sounds like XD all the way, but there are alot of XD fans on this board and the M&P guys (not to mention Glock guys) just haven't chimed in yet. I don't own either and here's my take.
Seriously, both (XD or S&W M&P) are excellent guns. The M&P comes with interchangeable grips in different sizes to custom fit to your hands/feel.
If you can find somewhere that rents both, shoot them both a go with the one that you shoot better and like the feel of. At least dry fire them in the store and figure out which one feels better to you (fit, grip, control placement, trigger reach, trigger feel etc) and go with that one.
And, yes, it may come down to which one you like the looks of better. While I don't really find looks a high priority since, these are both great guns what the heck, get the one that "calls" to you or you get the screaming deal on.
You can find alot of useful info on these guns right here in the Springfield, S&W, and general semi-auto forums.
The poll that has been going on in this forum comparing XD, Glock, and M&P still has XD in the lead !!
Pick a high quality firearm like any of these, and then buy the one you shoot best and fits/feels best to YOU. My $0.02.
For that price, Ex-Dee 45. And I am not just jumping on the bandwagon; I own one and it's a nice pistol.
XD45 gets my vote...
How about a Glock model 21? Also, you may be able to find a nice used Sig Sauer P220.
I have the 5" xd45 and i love it. Thinking about trading my taurus pt145 in on the compact xd45. I haven't tried the m&p yet so i cant give an educated comparison.
Glock model 21.
i have both gun
and .................................................. .
i prefer the usp .45 but my wife loves the xd .45
XD45 hands down
now - 4", 5", thumb safety,
choices choices choices
i love the glocks but their 3 45ACP's don't feel right, their 45GAP's do however
i'd rather have two XD's than one Springfield 1911 - same price
if you believe that, i have some land to sell you...........
Don't listen to the blasthemous rants of the XD fiends! They are heretics! Put your faith in the glock 21!
Lo Gaston Glock is Most Gracious, Most Merciful...
You can also find a good, used, Sig 220 for around 500.
I really like my Ruger P90DC but they don't make them any more.
So I broke down today and bought a m&p 45. I love it. With the exception of mag capacity i think i actually like it better than my xd. I would have to say don't choose one over the other without looking at both. It feels great in my had and is easy to pick up at shoot. My first shot with it was in the 9 ring.