I think it's time for the poster, jfrink2 to chime in. Hopefully, he's read the comments and has been able to make an intelligent decision. One that suits his shooting needs/skills.
Personally I don't like Glocks (duck to avoid flaming arrows)
Not because they aren't great guns, but because the angle of the grip makes it uncomfortable to shoot (for me). I feel like I'm aiming at the floor just to hit the target.
To me the XD is far more natural to point and shoot... but again, that's just my opinion.
I disagree that only new shooters worry about the feel of a gun. Granted, if you shoot one long enough you will get used to it. Hell I could probably learn to love Glocks if I shot one enough times.
But I strongly feel that you need to be comfortable with your gun. It has to feel right to you. It can be the most reliable, accurate pistol on the planet but if it doesn't feel right in your hand do you really want to depend on it in a pinch?
Go to the range, shoot a box of ammo through each. Then go back a week later, do the same. After that you'll know without a doubt which one you want.
I shot the XD9 and Glock 19 head to head at the range and while I was a bit more accurate with the Glock, it definitely did not feel right in my hand. Actually it was uncomfortable and I found my middle finger rubbing the bottom of the trigger guard. The XD on the other hand felt as if it was molded for my hand. I also shot the Glock 26...and although my accuracy was actually best with it (so accurate it would make Mother Teresa weep with approval), it was SO uncomfortable to shoot (not nearly as bad as the Kahr PM9 though). I then dry handled the XD9 subcompact and after that there was no way I could in any good conscious buy the Glock over the XD. The comfort level was vastly different for me.
If sex didn't feel good we probably would not go back for more. The same applies to shooting and guns.
For me XD all day long
remember, we are in the springfield part of the forum here. a note regarding triggers on the XDs as well---they can be lightened to around 3-4lbs instead of 5.5-7.7 as listed on the website, and the length can be shortened. put an XD45 in your hand and put a glock .45cal and the glock's lower feels more like a 2x4...
accuracy is also a different point to tackle as you can definitely hit a BG multiple times in the same hole or you can hit a shoulder, rib, stomach, chest....i'd rather my groupings be about 6" rather than 1" if i'm attacked...
a Glock is like a Brick in my hand. Sure, it is a sturdy weapon, but no way would I own one over an XD.