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    jkaod is offline Junior Member
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    I have had an XD9 for a couple of years. Awesome gun! Shoots where you point it. Never complains and always goes bang. I have shot a Glock 40 many times and it seems hard to get a quick bead on the target. The XD seems to be a very natural aim for me. I think the grip shape is the issue. I bought an XD9 sub-compact a few weeks ago for easier concealed carry. I love it just as much as the standard XD. Shoots just as nice. In hindsight, I probably should have not bought the standard XD as I doubt I'll shoot it much now that I have the SC. I'll definitely keep both though. As I told my wife...guns are for buying, not selling.

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    XD9 Sub-compact

    I purchased this gun recently for my CCW. I really like the grip and the features of the gun. I tried the Glock 9 sub compact and felt the grip was short and fat for my hand. I also like having a grip and triger safety since I plan to always carry one in the chamber so that I do not have to pull the slide if I need the weapon immediately. I think so far it is a great gun and it shoots great. My favorite target practice gun, however, is still my Beretta Neos. But, that may change the more I shoot my XD9.
    Darryl

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    3 years ago I bought my first handgun. It's an XD45c and I LOVE THAT GUN!!

    I've only put around 3k round through it but it is a great, extremely dependable weapon.
    It fits great in my hand (with the Pearce mag extensions).
    My XD is also my nightstand gun and does a fine job of it with the Springfield XML tac light.

    I will never, ever sell my XD

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    I remember when a Colt Python was around $500 (a lot for a revolver even then). Things change, prices rise. Life goes on.
    I like my XD40SC. It's a quality weapon.
    I'm sure Glocks are wonderful too. Biggest problem with Glocks is the cult of Glock Fanboys. I had no inclination to join The Divine Church of Glock.

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    This thread's been cold for awhile, but I figure reviving it with relevant questions should be alright...

    I've been considering what pistol I want to get for a long time now, and I'm nearly settled on the xd .45acp.

    the questions I have are:
    How is the trigger pull? I've read thread about people that dont like it so much, and I've read threads where people replaced the mechanics of the trigger with a kit and had excellent results. has anyone here felt the need to do this, and if so how was it?

    How are the sights? I've read reviewed that wished for night sights, does anyone make aftermarket night sights of note for this pistol?

    and lastly how does it carry? concealed or open I want to know if it's comfy on the hip inside our out, are their any printing issues, and presentation issues, anything at all?

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    I tried to like the Glocks, but the grip angle is just not for me. I picked up the XD and it fit my hand and pointed well. The XD's have almost the same grip angle as a 1911...and I am a 1911 shooter.
    Done.
    I have had a 4" XD 45c for at least 6 years now and I really like it. It has a defined role to play and fits my purposes.
    The trigger on mine has a fair amount of pre-travel, but break was predictable and got smoother after break-in. Reset was pretty decent, actually.
    The gun has been extremely reliable and fairly accurate too. Considering it's intended use and cost, I am pleased with it.
    I did replace the front site with a fiber to make it easier for my eyes to acquire it quickly. For night sights: Both Mepro and Trijicon make tritium sights for the XD45's. If you want night sights, I would go with one of these two.
    The XD45's are good guns, and also good guns for the money. Go ahead and buy one.

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    I own and XD sc .40 and a XDm Compact .40 and love them!! I am really diggin on my new xdm c! That thing shoots like a beauty and very concealable! It is my everyday carry piece and I trust my life with it. I have owned three XD's and never once has it ever failed in any way. Just my input.

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    I love my XD45 compact. I agree that the trigger could be a little better, but when you take all of the various parameters into account, the gun shoots better than a Glock for me. I can shoot mine one-handed all day long and hit a paper plate over and over at 20 yards without even really concentrating. I can hit 5 out of 10 from 50 yards if I'm hard core focused on it and have support for my arms. I expect to get even better with time. I can't imagine how well the XD(M) shoots. I would love to shoot one. My favorite trigger is a factory Para LDA trigger. If you compare the Glock and XD to the LDA, neither really comes close. That's when you start to take all of the other factors into consideration. For me the XD is just awesome. I will never sell it. Ever.

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    Nice pistols, trigger can be cleaned up nicely ...

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    My first handgun purchase was an XD .45 Tactical. I considered Glock and HK, but the grips weren't for me. I could shoot it fairly well with minimal practice, it's easy to clean and very simple and safe to operate. In my opinion, there isn't a better polymer pistol made. The only auto I even compare to XDs capability is 1911's. I can shoot my heavier 1911 slightly better (more accurately with slightly quicker rapid fire). But my 1911 doesn't hold nearly as many rounds, malfunctions 5 X more often, and cost twice as much.

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    I bought an XD45C (.45ACP) a few years ago and it's tough, rugged and dependable. It's a good 25 yard gun and will go out longer distances if you want it to. With the 13 round mag and one in the hole it provides all the firepower you will probably need in most situations. I also like the black and green two toned look. I wasn't too sure about Springfield's foreign connection but it worked out pretty good.

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    XD sub compact? Like the reviews and am going to shoot one this weekend. Just looking for some inside info from someone that owns one. Actually , I am going to rent and several this weekend. So many nice guns out there!

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    I own both a XD .40 SC and a Glock 26. I found the XD to fit my hand better. Both shoot well.

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    I own both XD40 full size service and a Glock 29. Put it this way if Springfield made one in 10mm i could say i own two of them.. I do like them both.

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    I own a XDM 3.8 compact it is wonderful

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    I purchased my .40 SC for concealed carry. I am finding it to be a little heavy and wide for some methods of carry I would prefer. As far as the gun itself, I have no complaints. It is accurate and reliable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ptco911 View Post
    I purchased my .40 SC for concealed carry. I am finding it to be a little heavy and wide for some methods of carry I would prefer. As far as the gun itself, I have no complaints. It is accurate and reliable.
    Yesterday I brought home an XD service 9mm, love it! My conceal carry is an M&P 9mm compact(love the way it carries). My better half brought home a BG 380. Nice St. Patrick's Day for us.

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    I own four; 2 subs and 2 compacts. I carry professionally and chose it over the issue Glock 22/23.

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    I own the XD9 service model, and love it. I use it for both IDPA competition and CC. I have also compared XD's side by side with Glocks.

    Major differences:
    XD has fewer user accessible parts (which has a lifetime warranty), whereas a Glock you can completely strip (not a lifetime warranty)
    XD trigger is single action only, Glock is "safe action" double action
    XD guide rod is a closed all metal unit with very hard springs when compared to a Glock
    XD has a very long initial trigger pull, and a reset that is difficult to feel out of the box (short answer, it needs a trigger job)
    XD has no "Glock hump" (I think Glock made it to where you can take that away on the gen 4's, as they copied the XDM with interchangeable backstraps.... not sure as i haven't got to play with one yet)
    The slide on the XD is somewhat higher (somewhere just short of or at 1cm), which raises the sight picture.
    XD uses polished magazines
    Magazine capacity
    XD9 magazine springs are very firm, especially when you get close to a full mag.

    Percieved:
    You will notice a difference obtaining a sight picture.
    XD trigger reset feels different from a Glock. I guess you could sort of say that the XD reset feels 'broken in' out of the box.
    People have said that the Glock has less perceived recoil, but I haven't been able to feel it using the same ammunition, so.... theres that.

    My Opinion:
    I enjoy both weapons but I prefer the XD because it feels better in my hand and I can acquire a sight picture more quickly.... They are both incredibly rugged, have outstanding performance and both have proven that you can beat them to death and they'll still run. They may very well be the 2 best semiauto handguns on the market to date. I feel that if you like both weapons, get both. If you like both but want something that is very simple and nearly idiot proof to maintain, get both and RTFM. If you like both and are a tinkerer, I still say get both .

    At competition, I can't say for the whole world of competitive shooting, but I've personally never seen an XD break... however I have seen Glocks break. Then again I've also seen a lot of guns break at comp, including my AR's and my 870.

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    I've had a Glock 19 Gen4 for a while and the backstraps made a big difference in giving me the right feel. Recently got the XDM9 (5.25 barrel) for competition. The sight picture is different, but it hasn't been a problem making the adjustment. Recoil feels less than the Glock but that's probably because of the size - the 19 is not big. I'm really happy with both.

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