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Old 02-19-2011, 03:20   #21
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The Glock 19 and XD9 are both fantastic guns. There is nothing wrong with a grip safety just ask the 1911 folks. I prefer the Glock 19 over the XD9 but again both are good weapons. If this gun is primarily for her then go with what she feels more comfortable with. Both guns will get the job done. Maybe get the G19 now and the XD9 later. Another thing to consider is that are you using this ever for conceal carry and even if its a primary home gun sometimes you may need to carry it. The G19 is a little more comfortable to carry. Also the G19 is easier to custom and unless its the Gen 4 version you don't need a break in.


The XD will need some break in. The gun you fired was probably a rental or a friends gun that has had many rounds through it and is now smoother. The XD especially the mag release is really tight. For XD/XDM, a Springfield Custom Shop rep quoted to me "Yes, they need about 250 to 500 to get it running smooth but not every XD/XDM will need that many". It took me about 250 for my XD45c and 500 for my XD40 before they were running really smooth. Mag release, recoil spring, ejecting.
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:37   #22
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The XD will need some break in. The gun you fired was probably a rental or a friends gun that has had many rounds through it and is now smoother. The XD especially the mag release is really tight. For XD/XDM, a Springfield Custom Shop rep quoted to me "Yes, they need about 250 to 500 to get it running smooth but not every XD/XDM will need that many". It took me about 250 for my XD45c and 500 for my XD40 before they were running really smooth. Mag release, recoil spring, ejecting.
I own / owned 2 XDs (purchased NIB), a .45 Compact and a .40 Tactical. Both were flawless from day one. Yes, the mag release is tight, but that can be worked out without firing. My friend has / had 8 of them with the same results.

The issue with the mag release on the GEN 4, is if you both shoot the gun you don't want to be flipping it back and forth, that will get old quick. I know a few lefties and they insist on learning the mag release the way it is (using their index finger) so it doesn't limit what they can shoot. It's not like it's awkward, like say manipulating a single sided safety as a southpaw. Although it's a bit different, when I shoot my H&Ks, I manipulate the mag release with my trigger finger.
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Old 02-19-2011, 10:54   #23
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Thanks all for excusing my rookie mistake on posting in the wrong forum!

All valuable responses and input that is greatly appreciated!

I'm heading to the store today to make my puchase...and I'm leaning toward the 19! but maybe after this first gun, I'll step up to the big leagues and get a 1911!!!

Thanks again!
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Old 02-20-2011, 01:48   #24
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Glock 19 without hesitation. Being discussed here already... again: Glock Vs XD.
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I'm heading to the store today to make my puchase...and I'm leaning toward the 19! but maybe after this first gun, I'll step up to the big leagues and get a 1911!!!

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Old 02-21-2011, 02:07   #26
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I had a 19 and sold it due to ergonomics. If I were to have a non-HK poly pistol, it'd be and XD or M&P.
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:08   #27
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With the APex trigger. I shot the prototype when Randy Lee taught a class at our club last May.
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Old 02-21-2011, 02:13   #28
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HK is nothing but overpriced plastic junk. Why on earth would he want to pay an extra $300 for that when he could have an Austrian beauty?
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I like my Glock 19 but the ergonomics on the M&P are sweet.
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I had a 19 and sold it due to ergonomics. If I were to have a non-HK poly pistol, it'd be and XD or M&P.
Yeah, Glocks are a bit on the blocky side.
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Old 02-21-2011, 07:00   #31
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That HK reminds me of the ugliness of the fat Highpoint slides.
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Old 02-21-2011, 11:41   #32
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I would go Glock or HK... Glocks have a much better trigger reset and feel.
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:17   #34
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I would go Glock or HK... Glocks have a much better trigger reset and feel.
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Old 02-21-2011, 12:21   #35
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If I ever get another polymer pistol it WILL be a H&K
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I agree, who in their right mind would carry one of those???
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I agree, who in their right mind would carry one of those???
No idea.
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If I ever get another polymer pistol it WILL be a H&K
I know where you can find a very lightly used V3 9mm P2000 in the next month or so.
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I know where you can find a very lightly used V3 9mm P2000 in the next month or so.
Mine has been through one hellacious training class being,dropped and tossed in dirt, sand, gravel...


Now it runs good.
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Old 02-21-2011, 18:19   #40
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I own an XD9 , and a G19 . Both are fine pistols . I prefer the feel of the XD . The grip safety is a non issue . You can't go wrong with either gun .
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