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    Quote Originally Posted by timone321 View Post
    I am also trying to decide between 9mm and 45ACP. Since I am a poor college student, I am leaning slightly toward the 9mm because the cost of ammo is significantly cheaper. However, I do understand that the 45 is the premium home defense round. If anyone has any advice on this matter I would also love to hear it. Tim
    I have 2 XD's; a Service Model XD40 and a XD9SC for CCW. So you know where my preference lies. But, shoot the one you like the best. If you truly like them both equally and can't decide, let money make the decision for you. Get the one you can get a better deal on.

    In regards to ammo, get the 9mm. It's easier on the wallet. Also, don't get hung up on the whole "premium defense round" or "stopping power" thing. If you're in a home defense or self defense situation, you're not going to care about one hit stopping power. Why? Because you're probably not going to shoot the guy once and then see if he's down. You're going to empty the damn gun at the BG and, hopefully, hit him multiple times. I'd say if someone got hit multiple times with a premuim 9mm round, they will probably be in a world of hurt.

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    i happen to own both of dose gun the m&p 9 and the xd .45
    they both very well made guns but they both have their flaws

    m&p 9 is made more for shorter person i am 6,01 tall becose ever time i shoot it the expend shell hits me on the side of the face or on top of my head so i get burn a lot but my wife is 5,9 and they go over her head


    the xd .45 i have a old shoulder injury that really kills me some times and shooting the xd .45 hurts my shoulder some times

    both of this gun are very very accurate

    my m&p 9 is my carry gun and my xd.45 is the house gun
    but some times i swich them and carry my xd.45 and my m&p 9 is the house gun

    hope this helps you out

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    Quote Originally Posted by toolboxluis View Post
    i happen to own both of dose gun the m&p 9 and the xd .45
    they both very well made guns but they both have their flaws

    m&p 9 is made more for shorter person i am 6,01 tall becose ever time i shoot it the expend shell hits me on the side of the face or on top of my head so i get burn a lot but my wife is 5,9 and they go over her head
    That typically has to do with the shooters form and/or stance. I have never heard of the height of a shooter having any bearing on the direction of the spent casings. Also, I have never heard of anyone having this problem with an M&P, so I somewhat doubt that this is any sort of flaw in the gun itself.

    Quote Originally Posted by toolboxluis View Post
    the xd .45 i have a old shoulder injury that really kills me some times and shooting the xd .45 hurts my shoulder some times
    I'm sorry to hear about your shoulder injury, but this is hardly a flaw in the gun itself. This is simply a case of someone with a bad shoulder shooting a .45 handgun. Perhaps there is a way to adjust your form/stance so that there is not so much affect on your shoulder.

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    My vote is for the XD. I once owned both and now only have the XD. I liked the fit and feel better and it showed in how well I shot them.

    If you have the oppurtunity to shoot both pistols, do so. Your hand may like the M&P better. The only way to know is to try them both.

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    I had an XD40 Tactical and XD9MM service. The XD40 gave flawless performance for several thousand rounds. The only problem is that 200 or so rounds left me with a bloody thumb nuckle. It just didn't fit. The XD9 gave me a lot of trouble with failure to eject so got rid of it fairly early on.

    I have had a M&P40 for a year or so now and love it. Well over 10,000 rounds and going strong. I had a M&P9 which has been gifted to my Grandson. It is near if not over 10,000 rounds and still going strong. The M&P Beavertail solved the bloody nuckle problem. If the XD had a Beavertail I would still own it.

    Try both then flip a coin if its hard to decide. They are both good choices.

    Enjoy

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    Last week i would have said XD all the way. I bought a m&p sat. and i love it. I love my XD and have had no problems with it, but it is not as comfortable in my hand as my m&p. You may have a different experience though. You cant go wrong either way.

    I will also eco what the other ppl here have said regarding caliber. If you are gonna be able to shot more 9mm than get a 9mm. I do believe a 45 is better but caliber is not near as important as knowing your gun and shot placement. The only way you get better is shooting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BeefyBeefo View Post
    That typically has to do with the shooters form and/or stance. I have never heard of the height of a shooter having any bearing on the direction of the spent casings. Also, I have never heard of anyone having this problem with an M&P, so I somewhat doubt that this is any sort of flaw in the gun itself.



    I'm sorry to hear about your shoulder injury, but this is hardly a flaw in the gun itself. This is simply a case of someone with a bad shoulder shooting a .45 handgun. Perhaps there is a way to adjust your form/stance so that there is not so much affect on your shoulder.

    -Jeff-
    i now i now it sound strange but trust me i have many guns and this are the only ones that do that i have a usp.45 and it dose not hurt my sholder what so ever and i have a fnp-9 and a glock 19 mark II .22 and an sr9 ruger and non of this give me a problomse

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    Well, after much research, and many trips to the local gun range to shoot various models, it didn't come down to the M&P and XD afterall. After many trials, I was able to narrow it down to the CZ 75 and the XD, both in 9mm.

    Neadless to say, I am now the proud owner of a XD 9mm. I love it and couldn't be happier with my decision.

    I would like to thank everyone for the information that they provided. This is a fantastic forum with tons of enthusiastic and knowledgeable individuals!

    Thanks again for the help!

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