View Poll Results: Glock, XD, M&P?
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01-31-2008, 08:25 AM
Glocks and a XD45 here, i like both. Never played with a M&P
02-02-2008, 08:54 PM
I voted for glock, all three feel good in my hand, glock is the simple design with less moving parts to fail (33 in a G19), besides that, it's the most accurate out of all three when in my hands
glock g19 9mm
taurus m44 6.5 stainless
various long guns, more to come
02-02-2008, 11:43 PM
FINALLY got to shoot a Glock today in .40 SW.. NICE trigger, and recoil felt slick and smooth.. I can see why they're hot.. Was a private owned gun rather than the old beat up XD rental I shoot once before so I expect it should have felt nice.. Recoil after the 1911 rental I was shooting felt very acceptible.... I wasn't too thrilled about the grip angle compared to the 1911 or the XD I shot prior.. it's definitely ... uh... different... But felt like a solid weapon.. That .40 definitely has some bump behind it for sure I think.. Felt not unlike the .45 acp's I was popping out of the para 1911 rental I was playing with.
02-03-2008, 03:06 PM
As a cop now almos 25 yrs, I trust my life daily to Glock, and although it was not a choice, S&W revolver. I have seen the abuse, not cleaning, banging, cold, snow, sand, etc etc that NYPD cops put their Glocks through and never has one not fired that I know of, and I was responsible for many range qualifications.
Just my 2 cents
02-03-2008, 04:25 PM
My vote is the XD. Although I have not shot the M&P, I have shot the Glock and XD both in .45ACP. The XD was more accurate and felt alot better in my hands. Now this is not to say someone else may shoot better with the Glock, but for my hands it was the XD all the way.
That being said if anyone is taking this poll as a guide on what to buy should really go to your local range and try them all out before making a purchase.
02-05-2008, 05:49 PM
As far as functionality, they are all essentially the same. The only real difference is the plastic package the innards are shoved into. I like my XD. Can't stand the grips on glocks. Never shot an M&P.
02-08-2008, 09:00 AM
I voted for the M&P. I have no plans to buy any of the above - at least not right now...we all know how plans change aboug buying new guns,,, but I very much liked the feel of the M&P's I have handled and I like S&W autos if we are talking about TDA's,so...
I'm not really the right guy to ask, though. I have never fired a Glock, and I don't know what an XD is. I just know I like S&W autos based on the old 5904 that is my main house pistol.
02-13-2008, 01:52 PM
I am new here and relatively new to hand guns, being separated from fire arms in general for many years. In earlier days I was a fairly avid hunter for small game. I developed an interest in handguns but could not persue it due to the legal system in Canada.
Now I am a proud Citizen if the US and also retired. I decided to again persue my interest in handguns.
My first aquisition, a S&W "J" frame model 60 with a 2 1/8th inch barrel. I just love this little thing. Whether shooting 38's or 357's it is smooth and accurate (accuracy depends on me). I just keep working on it, like a leather holster and custom grips. I only shoot it about once a month, hell 357 cartidges are not cheap.
Second aquisition: A Taurus PT940. At first I hated it due to magazine problems. However, 3 months and several new mags from Taurus has fixed thre problem. It is a neet gun to shoot but a little bulky for CCW.
Aquisition #3: A Springfield XD9SC. Hell, what a weapon. I love it. I have pumped hundreds of rounds through it, various types and various manufacturers. It is flawless. and quite nice for CCW purposes. also, 9mm ammo is a lot more economical tha 40's, 38's or 45's.
Now I am looking for aquisition #4. Hell this is an addiction. I am seriously looking at the new Ruger 380. Any comments?
OK, this has been too long.
02-13-2008, 10:37 PM
my next handgun (after the one on layaway) is (i hope) an xd-9 sc. Never heard of it till i tried it at a range last month. Almost walked out with it, but restraint came back
On another note, just read a review in some gun rag, they did a "shoot out" with these three pistols, and a PO lda 18.9 (as a 1911 base)
They are all great.
03-01-2008, 10:43 PM
Voted Glock because of it's proven track record...you can even find sites online dedicated to people abusive Glocks worse than red headed step children and they just keep goin bang....Seattle Police Department broke some of the XDs that they had acquired to test for a possible weapon change over and i've heard some stories about XD having problems failing to fire...somethin wrong with the firing pin from the factory? I bought a 5" .45 XD and eventually traded it for a Glock 26...but then again bunch of the red necks around rural WA love XDs and speaking against them is a good way to get a good ole fashion pitch forkin!
03-07-2008, 11:19 PM
Well I'm not a redneck (I don't think) but I do LOVE my XD45 compact. I've only had it a couple of weeks and about 600 rounds. I have had no trouble with it, neither has my cousin with his XD45 or .357sig. I like this gun more every round I fire.
To complicate things a little: my wife just got a SW M&P9 compact and I am very impressed with it as well. It's just a pleasure to shoot, I think I like it more than she does. I prefer my XD to her gun. The full size M&P45 just didn't feel as good to hold. I think we got a couple of guns that fit us well. Although I admit I smiled real big inside the other day when she said that she likes her gun but wished she had shot the XD9SC before deciding and would like to see if the range has one she can shoot.
I Have never shot well with Glock. I know they are good reliable guns but I do not like them and don't think I will ever own one.
So for now my 2 cents are.. "Anything but the Glock". In the future I may amend that to "Nothing but an XD".
03-21-2008, 11:46 PM
I really can't decide between the xd and glock. they are both excellent. havent shot the mp, but Ive handled a few, and I don't like the feel, but then again, you can change the feel with grip changes. All three are excellent in their own way, and I think any of the three would suit most people, if the person was open to try a new gun. (god forbid a glock guy tries out an xd for a month, that would be a sin!) I do like the factory 33 round mag for the glock 17, that is some fun, but then again 17 rounds is more than plenty also.
03-21-2008, 11:49 PM
I chose the xd 40 service model as my first buy, (next is the glock 17), because for a defense pistol, I like the 40 cal over the 9, and I would be nervous with a glock 22 because of the kabooms I hear about, because of their chamber not fully supporting the high pressure casing of the 40, the way the xd does. When it comes down to it, I just have to have both the glock and the xd because I love them both and i dont feel complete without having both of them.
03-31-2008, 10:55 PM
I bought a S&W M&P 40 compact 2 weeks ago. I was between the m&p xd and the glock also. I shot the glock before my purchase and i liked it. But as soon as i picked up the M&P i knew i was gonna get it. It just felt better in my hand. so after alot of research and talking to gun shops and looking at every web site i could find i decided on the M&P.
Now after my purchase and about 300rds through the m&p i am very happy with my purchase. I shot it side by side a subcompact xd and the m&p felt better in my hand and the recoil on the m&p is not as bad as i thought it would be. I shoot much better with it than i have shot with glocks in the past.
This weekend I am going to shot the M&P side by side my friends glock compact 40 im not sure the # maybe the 26 or something.
The M&P will be my daily ccw as soon as i get my permit in the mail.
Hope this helps
03-31-2008, 11:00 PM
Oh and one more thing the first time i went to the range i was very surprised how well i shot with the M&P. I have shot many guns in the past and I hunt but i wouldnt call my self an experienced handgun shooter at all.
And with the second mag at about 15-18ft away i unloaded the 10rd mag at the targets head at rapid fire and hit the head every time with nice grouping. I tried this with a glock and it was everywhere.
but with any of the guns you listed you cant go wrong good luck.
its all bout personal preference and what feels good to you.
i think the reason that you see more votes for the glocks and xds is because they have been around for longer than the m&p and more people have shot glocks and xds if you look at the responses some people say that they voted for glock or xd and have never shot a m&P.
04-02-2008, 12:24 AM
I vote Glock. I have Glocks and one XD, but no M&P. I really don't like the XD's grip, guess I'm just used to the Glock grip. Don't have a M&P so can't say anything about them.
04-03-2008, 07:53 PM
I'd go with the M&P second chose the XD.
06-11-2008, 06:36 PM
I would take my XDs over my glock
07-09-2008, 02:15 AM
07-10-2008, 10:57 PM
Glock or Go Home
Talking totally Tactical here....
I fly the OH-58D and I have flown with the Right/Left Serpa Lvl 2 Drop Leg Holsters and I have to say that besides being the best drop leg holster blackhawk also puts out a lvl 2 Serpa that accepts their Xiphos Tac-Light (light fits better on the glock!!), but only for a Glock 17/21/33? not sure on that last model number. BUT what I do know is that Blackhawk isnt making that holster for any other pistol.
Ok I am a XD9C & Glock 17 owner, and between the two pistols I'd go Glock.
Today at the range my XD saw far more jams and double feeds than my Glock. This could be my choice in cheap Remington Ball Ammo, but still the fact is that the Glock didnt have any issues.
Also the Glock is lighter than the XD.
Glock Mags ARE the Shizzo!
Glock Mags hold more rounds than the XD's
I feel like the XD is top heavy, and I really dont like that.
The Glock has a small hole at the bottom of the grip for a tactical restraint strap. (Incase it falls out of your holster in a fire fight.)
Not sure if anyone has noticed this but, if you dont have a great grip on your XD and you go to lock your slide to the rear. (In other words the grip safety is NOT fully engaged) The XD Won't Lock to the rear.
That right there was my #1 reason for switching to Glock. I plan on taking my G21 to Iraq when I head over and I want zero excuses for not getting rounds down range if I need them.
My choice is Glock...
I know XD is sexy, and I was a huge XD guy till I got my hands on a Glock. I will never go back.
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