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Poll: Glock or Springfield Armory XD

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Would you rather carry the trusty old Glock or do you prefer the newer XD by Spingfield Armory?

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If I weren't on motors I'd still be carrying my Springfield XD45.  I want the Springfield XDM 40.

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The XD feels better in my hand, but my gunsmith said that if  you're going to bet your life on one or the other, pick the Glock.  I took his advice, but still think the Springfield is a great gun.


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I am a diehard glock fan. I have 2 glocks I carry off duty. My dept just went to the XD45. This feels better in my hand and I like the added backstrap saftey. Shooting wise they both shoot about the same. My next pistol will be a compact XD45 for off duty use. so I guess i'm a diehard glock and springfield fan now!!


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uhh... Glock.


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catm2005 says ...



uhh... Glock.



uhh... seconded.

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Glock for two reasons...


1) The finish - I've put THOUSANDS of rounds through my G-22 with no sign of finish wear yet my XD-45 shows holster wear and the finish is comming off of the barrel from only about 500 rounds through it. The XD(M)s are suppossed to have a better finish; however, they are an even newer gun. I'd wait for them to work out all the bugs for about 6 months before I would even touch an XD(M).


2) The reputation - Glocks have been around for a while, the XDs haven't.


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Glock!

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Riot says ...



Glock for two reasons...


1) The finish - I've put THOUSANDS of rounds through my G-22 with no sign of finish wear yet my XD-45 shows holster wear and the finish is comming off of the barrel from only about 500 rounds through it. The XD(M)s are suppossed to have a better finish; however, they are an even newer gun. I'd wait for them to work out all the bugs for about 6 months before I would even touch an XD(M).


 


2) The reputation - Glocks have been around for a while, the XDs haven't.



 1) Do you carry for the looks?  Or is it a useful tool?  How many of the public see you weapon out of it's holster?


 


2) Smith and Wesson has been around longer than Glock, so obviously their reputation is good too.... but you don't carry S&W. 


 


I really don't like the fact that Glocks have just exploded many people's hands.....


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you may recall that the early glock models had a problem with the finish. the S&W Sigma was a "glock clone" and it was a poor product.


the XD is constructed very well and once the finish issue has been addressed I expect we will see Springfield taking some of the market from Glock.


I have been a glock fan from the start, but hey it is okay to like Ford and Chevy.

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I really don't like the fact that Glocks have just exploded many people's hands.....



This is extremely rare. There is no hard proof it was the Glocks fault. Read the link.


http://www.policeone.com/police-products/firearms/press-releases/83...


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 1) Do you carry for the looks?  Or is it a useful tool?  How many of the public see you weapon out of it's holster?


 


2) Smith and Wesson has been around longer than Glock, so obviously their reputation is good too.... but you don't carry S&W. 


 


I really don't like the fact that Glocks have just exploded many people's hands.....



Glocks are VERY usefull tools...I was actually going to buy an H&K USP .40 cal before I picked up a G-17 and fired it. I didn't like H&K's price tag, their sights, the "feel" of the gun, or the magazine release. So I did some more digging and found that the same people that didn't like the Glocks were also the same people recommending their Police issued Beretta 92FS to me. Glocks are a simplistic tool with an attractive price tag. They work and I've never had a problem with any of my Glocks (I own a G-22 and a G-27).


My Kel-Tec P3AT has been back to manufacturer once. My Springfield 1911 TRP Loaded Operator has been to the manufacturer twice.


I've owned my Glocks for about 5 years and the above guns for only about 3. I've put more rounds through my G-22 than any of my firearms. I've done IDPA competitions with my G-27 (It's a subcompact version of the G-22) and I'm still VERY impressed with it's realiability and accuracy...in fact it's my daily carry gun. The only modification I've done to my G-27 was add an extended +1 plate to the magazine (but I used the G-22 mags when I did IDPA).


Glocks are realible, affordable, durrable and have a very good reputation.


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X74Sig8 says ...



 1) Do you carry for the looks?  Or is it a useful tool?  How many of the public see you weapon out of it's holster?


 


2) Smith and Wesson has been around longer than Glock, so obviously their reputation is good too.... but you don't carry S&W. 


 


I really don't like the fact that Glocks have just exploded many people's hands.....



Glocks are VERY usefull tools...I was actually going to buy an H&K USP .40 cal before I picked up a G-17 and fired it. I didn't like H&K's price tag, their signs, the "feel" of the gun, or the magazine release. So I did some more digging and found that the same people that didn't like the Glocks were also the same people recommending their Police issued Beretta 92FS to me. Glocks are a simplistic tool with an attractive price tag. The work and I've never had a problem with any of my Glocks (I own a G-22 and a G-27).


My Kel-Tec P3AT has been back to manufacturer once. My Springfield 1911 TRP Loaded Operator has been to the manufacturer twice.


I've owned my Glocks for about 5 years and the above guns for only about 3. I've put more rounds through my G-22 than any of my firearms. I've done IDPA competitions with my G-27 (It's a subcompact version of the G-22) and I'm still VERY impressed with it's realiability and accuracy...in fact it's my daily carry gun. The only modification I've done to my G-27 was add an extended +1 plate to the magazine (but I used the G-22 mags when I did IDPA).


Glocks are realible, affordable, durrable and have a very good reputation.



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Well put. You coulda hammered the guy for poking at ya, but you remained solid. Well done, good post!


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catm2005 says ...



Riot says ...



X74Sig8 says ...



 1) Do you carry for the looks?  Or is it a useful tool?  How many of the public see you weapon out of it's holster?


 


2) Smith and Wesson has been around longer than Glock, so obviously their reputation is good too.... but you don't carry S&W. 


 


I really don't like the fact that Glocks have just exploded many people's hands.....



Glocks are VERY usefull tools...I was actually going to buy an H&K USP .40 cal before I picked up a G-17 and fired it. I didn't like H&K's price tag, their signs, the "feel" of the gun, or the magazine release. So I did some more digging and found that the same people that didn't like the Glocks were also the same people recommending their Police issued Beretta 92FS to me. Glocks are a simplistic tool with an attractive price tag. The work and I've never had a problem with any of my Glocks (I own a G-22 and a G-27).


My Kel-Tec P3AT has been back to manufacturer once. My Springfield 1911 TRP Loaded Operator has been to the manufacturer twice.


I've owned my Glocks for about 5 years and the above guns for only about 3. I've put more rounds through my G-22 than any of my firearms. I've done IDPA competitions with my G-27 (It's a subcompact version of the G-22) and I'm still VERY impressed with it's realiability and accuracy...in fact it's my daily carry gun. The only modification I've done to my G-27 was add an extended +1 plate to the magazine (but I used the G-22 mags when I did IDPA).


Glocks are realible, affordable, durrable and have a very good reputation.



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Well put. You coulda hammered the guy for poking at ya, but you remained solid. Well done, good post!



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this is a never ending topic.  by far the best gun i have ever shot is the new xdm 40.  i wouldnt hesitate to chose that over the glock.  i personally would rather shoot an M&P over the glock.  but it is all personal preference.

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This is a hard choice they both have pro's and con's. I agree with USAmedic24 on the M&P. I LOVE the M&P .40. it's my favorite "plastic" pistol. But I love my SIG!

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Hey Riot thanks for a great response!!


 


We all have different reasons, and this discussion could go on forever.  Just like Ford v. GM.


 


I didn't buy my XDs for their looks.  I didn't buy them for their finish.  I bought for their durability, and affordability (to me), and because I just don't like the Glock forward tilt-to-shoot.  The XD just feels more comfortable and natural to me.  I also can't bring myself to spend the extra money on an H&K yet or Sig for that matter.


 


Catm2005, why hould he hammer me?  Because I didn't agree with him, and poked at him?  That would just make this forum resemble most of the other millions of internet forums.  I hope here we can atleast have civilized discussions and at some point agree to disagree if any of us need to.


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I voted for the SA XD which is what I carry concealed everyday now. Soon I'll be buying the new XDM9 when the funds are available. I think Glocks are a strange beast you either hate or love them it seems. For me the Glocks are an awesome tool extremely dependable, rugged, and almost infinately customizable. All that being said the grip angle is just odd feeling to me, I've always been a 1911 guy and SA uses the same grip angle as the 1911's. All in all I honestly think they're both winners and would bet my life on using either for me the winning attribute is I'm a better shot with the SA mainly due to the fact I've more familiar with the 1911 type grip and feel of it.

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X74Sig8-


If you get a Sig, get one used if you can. Price will be better and any certified used sig is going to be fine. Thats the only way I was able to afford mine. 

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Yea I keep forgetting about CPO Sigs. 


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Mine was also cheaper because it was an issued duty pistol from Europe. It's a P6/P225. The only thing that's a PNA about mine is that the magazines are rarely made. So I'm constantly watching the Sig site to see if the mags come in. The only alternative to the Sig mags are the promags.They are ok for rec. shooting but I don't trust em for defense. The have a tendacy to prematurely lock back the slide and the only remedy is the shave down that part on the follower, but you take off too much and it won't lock back at all. If you don't shave it down it will lock the slide with one round still in the mag or in the case with another one of the mags if will lock with two rounds still in it.

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Well put. You coulda hammered the guy for poking at ya, but you remained solid. Well done, good post!



Thanks...for the most part I realize that everyone has their own preferences. Some people like a Jeep Wrangler, some may like a Dodge Durango- who am I to criticize who likes what? What do I know what someone else's preferences are or what they're going to be using on a day to day basis? Someone asked a question (Glock vs XD) and I said my peice.
 
I appreciate everyone ignoring all my spelling/grammar errors too...
 


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Thanks...for the most part I realize that everyone has their own preferences. Some people like a Jeep Wrangler, some may like a Dodge Durango- who am I to criticize who likes what? What do I know what someone else's preferences are or what they're going to be using on a day to day basis? Someone asked a question (Glock vs XD) and I said my peice.
 
I appreciate everyone ignoring all my spelling/grammar errors too...
 

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Topics like these should only consist of I recommend "X" because my experiences etc etc.


In the end, the buyer should go to a gun store and hold whichever they want to buy. The feel alone might be enough to decide. If not, trying to find people that own them and getting them to let you shoot them will be the best ways to figure it out.


 


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I would not refuse either weapon in a fight, period. I own an XD40 and have fired it along side a Glock. Both fired about the same, but for me the feel of the XD is what sold me on it. Drawing it out of a holster and it just feels ready rather than feeling like I have to make grip adjustments. My hand naturally falls in place. Anything is better then the Beretta I have to carry here, but even that I would not refuse in a fight. Inmy opinion of course.


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The early Glock 'KaBooms' were due to the pistol not having a completely supported chamber. Couple that with the earlier .40 cartridges that did not have a reinforced web at the base, and the possibility of a catastrophic failure was present.


This only occurred in the early .40 S&W offerings, and I have not heard of a failure like this since. Keep in mind that ANY pistol has the potential for a catastrophic failure if certain conditions are present.

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I have the XD9 and I love it i have never had any type of problem.  Springfield has many local outlets for me in illinois and I am looking into the 3inch barrel for off duty/backup weapon.

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Both are excellent choices.  I get tired of the "religion" that starts to form over this topic, though.  I wouldn't take anybody's opinion seriously if they can't tell you a single thing negative about the gun, even if ever so slight.  You don't want to get your info from a religious nutcase.  Find a gun that fits well in your hand and you can hit the stupid target with.  If that's a Glock, great; if it's a SA XD, great.  Personally I prefer my XD45 to the Glocks; probably because I put about 1000 rounds through it before I ever even fired a Glock.  I've since put a few thousand rounds through Glocks during departmental trainings; I've never had a jam in either and would trust my life to either PROPERLY MAINTAINED FIREARM.  I've never had my XD jam, and i've only seen a Glock jam twice (Due to the firarm not being maintained properly; it had not been cleaned in a very long time... Unfortunatley the guy must have thought that it was a miracle gun that never needed cleaning.)   Bottom line, find what feels right, and spend your time deciding which caliber is best suited for your purpose instead.

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Both on and off duty as a police officer I carry the Springfield Armory XD service model in .45ACP.  Its the only sidearm I have qualified with as a police officer, and I dont see myself changing that any time soon.  In fact, I may buy the XD tactical model in .40S&W soon.  I cannot be more pleased with a weapon than I am with the XD.  The recoil for my pistol feels like I am firing a large frame pistol chambered for the 9mm. 


Interesting thing about my XD, the FIRST time I EVER shot it was at my hiring qualification for my police job.  Had never fired it, was used to firing the Glock 17 and the Glock 22 in the academy as well as the M9 Beretta (9mm) in the Army.  It was a gamble, if I flunked, i wouldnt have been hired.  My shot group was tight and I scored the 3rd best out of 12 guys.  Not bad for a round I wasnt familiar with and a weapon I have no operation use with.  The XD made me a believer that day.  Its both my on and off duty weapon, and the weapon I take to all my tactical courses.

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