I have pretty much decided that an XD 9mm will be my first gun.
I have only shot the SC. Is there any real difference between the SC and compact models?
Last edited by Hiram25; 02-27-2010 at 07:17 PM. Reason: Expand on explanation.
Being that the SC is a little smaller, it would be a better carry gun. I don't plan to carry mine all that much but I will get the permit.
Shooting wise, is there any difference?
The only "compact" the XD comes in is the .45 which is the 4" barrel with the shortened grip. If you're getting a 9mm then it's the SC with the 3" barrel and short grip, Service with the 4" barrel and full-size grip, or Tactical with 5" barrel and full-size grip.
Is there a difference in shooting between the SC and the service? Or is it a matter of preference?
I am ytrying to decide the same thing. The extended mag with the sc is causing me to lean that way I don't plan on carrying but would like the option that the sc gives.