I am looking for some advise....I used to own two Springfield XD's.... a .9 and a .40S&W (both were the 4" barrel). I am going to be buying a new XD, as I think they are extremely awesome pistols. I will be applying for CCW permit shortly, but can't decide which XD would be best for me. I don't plan on buying a .9 or carrying one, so that narrows it down. However, these are some factors which I am running into and looking for feedback. To give you an idea about me, I am of average build, 5'6", 180 lbs, strong upper body and arms.
I was very comfortable shooting the .40 caliber and had some tight groups with it, but I keep hearing all about the new .45 ACP and how great it is. I am having trouble with conflicting information, some people say the .40 has a much harder recoil than the .45. Also, when it comes to the standard model or sub-compact, I can't decide....mainly because I worry the sub will be harder to shoot accurately. Can the 4" barrel standard model be concealed just as easily ( I know wardrobe is a factor)?
Any help with these questions would be great, thanks everybody :eek: