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    Whats better a glock or Springfield xd?

    What is better a glock or Springfield xd? Help me make my purchase

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    IMHO i like the glock
    the XD was already made before Springfield bought them and it wasn't selling well. Then they got their advertisement dollars behind it and it sold. sure they have made improvements but...
    actually best is to hold each and see how it feels in the hand
    the grip angle is different on these two
    rent them and see how you like the feel

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    Think you ought to shop around and try out a few more, unless you've already made up your mind............IMHO much better choices out there.

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    I go with the Glock for primarily two reasons (which are personal preferences). I don't care for the loaded chamber indicator on the top of the slide with the XD series. I prefer Glock's design which is also the same as that of Kahr, and the Beretta and Taurus 92 series. The XD's bore axis is too high for me. I prefer a lower bore axis for quicker sight alignment.

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    Go handle them, side by side if you can, and you'll know which one is for you. The Glock grip is not for me, so when I did have striker fired weapons, I had two XD's. I have a friend who is a total Glock nut, and the M&P Shield has him singing its praises. So, as was mentioned, there are other choices out there as well.

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    I agree with Todd in the fact that you should try and hold each sise by side. There are also some ranges that rent guns for pretty cheap so you might be able to shoot both of them and decide which you would like.

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    I choose the XD, by a hair. The Glock is good, but the XD fits me better. I consider them equal in quality, with the Glock having a tougher finish and the XD having metal magazines. Their differences pretty much cancel one another out, in my opinion.

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    Absolutely the best thing to do is to handle them and go to a range where you can shoot both of them. Once you have satisfied the quality factor, what matters is what works best for you.

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    Their right, the best one is the one you are most comfortable holding/using.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernBoy View Post
    I prefer Glock's design which is also the same as that of Kahr, and the Beretta and Taurus 92 series.
    Not following the logic on that.

    I really don't like either,or the "safe action" design period,but of the 2 the XD is a safer design.I would explore other possibilities also,there is better unless money is the deciding factor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rex View Post
    Not following the logic on that.

    I really don't like either,or the "safe action" design period,but of the 2 the XD is a safer design.I would explore other possibilities also,there is better unless money is the deciding factor.
    This sentence was in reference to the loaded chamber indicator on the XD series versus the other designs I mentioned. I was only referring to that feature with this sentence.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g2gunny View Post
    What is better a glock or Springfield xd? Help me make my purchase
    Hi Gunny (I'm a retired Gunny to!) This is like the Ford VS Chevy thing. Most of us tend to have a biased opinion. Mine is toward Rugers. Truth be told, both of your choices are excellent, as are many others. It just boils down to personal preference. You really can't go wrong with either one. Go to youtube and do a search on any gun you're interested in. You will find a ton of really excellent gun review videos. But I warn you. Watching these vids can become addictive. It is for me. I've watched hundreds of hours of gun review vids! But you will definitely get an education. Just take it all with a grain of salt.

    Semper Fi !

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    I agree that you should get a feel for each weapon and if you can shoot them as well, try to include an S&W M&P as a third choice.......JJ

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    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernBoy View Post
    This sentence was in reference to the loaded chamber indicator on the XD series versus the other designs I mentioned. I was only referring to that feature with this sentence.
    Gothcha,sorry for the brainfade man.I thought that was a weird comment coming from you.

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    Like the guy on the swamp show says......" choot em."

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    Personally i do not prefer glocks. Nothing wrong with themi just dont prefer them.
    What caliber are you looking for? Purpose of the gun? Price range?
    We could use a couple more details to really give good feedback.

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    Quote Originally Posted by g2gunny View Post
    What is better a glock or Springfield xd? Help me make my purchase
    Functionally, I believe there is very little actual difference. They are both reliable, durable guns.

    It will come down to your preferences.
    When it came down to choosing mine, I went XD. YMMV
    I preferred the XD grip and trigger.
    Glock has a bunch more stuff available for it.

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    I recently purchase a Springfield XD9; the main reason for me was the trigger/grip safety and the striker indicator and a great price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sandman View Post
    I recently purchase a Springfield XD9; the main reason for me was the trigger/grip safety and the striker indicator and a great price.
    Gotta say that's a first for me. I've seen people say they like the chamber loaded indicator, but I've never seen anybody say that little striker indicator was a selling feature.

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    Depends....

    I chose and XDm 9 in 5.25 for competition. I didn't like the blocky look of the glocks or the way they treat fired cases.
    The SW M&P felt best in my hands but some folks i know had quality control issues with them.

    That being said, I went and handled a number of small 9mms for CC and didn't like the smaller XDm's. I shot a glock 19 last week and if felt really good, was accurate and I now on my short list.

    I shot a beretta 92 and yuk, it was terrible First gun that ever bit me and the trigger in SA moved about 4 feet before doing anything. No thanks.

    My XDm has been100% reliable, taken 1900 or more overpressure (think like 9mm magnum...my powder scale was bad and read .7 gr too low..so my min loads were over max and well, my mid and max loads were off the charts. Discovered when I got a chrony - my min loads were 1250fps...supposed to be 1050ish!). Gun doesn't seem to care. I've tried, not that I have proper scales, a below min lead load and the gun functions 100% with it too. I like the feel, function, features of the pistol.

    YMMV of course.

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