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Old 02-21-2013, 20:31   #26
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I recommend the XDm 3.8 .45 because I like mine much
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Old 02-21-2013, 21:10   #27
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I put my money down on the xdm cause I didn't want to wait for the gen 4

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Old 02-21-2013, 21:29   #28
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I have the Glock 21 SF, 30 and the 36. I got the 36 last. I cared the 30 and found it to heavy and to thick. So I got the 36, I like it best for carry. I like to shoot the 21, it's the easiest to shoot. The 36 isn't bad to shoot but it is so much smaller and lighter the kick is snappy. I wouldn't want to put 100 rounds down range through it at one time. When I shoot the 36 I put no more than fifty through it at a time. It is accurate and I like it very much for carry. It isn't a tinny little gun like the LCP. Yet it is quit easy to carry.
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:28   #29
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I put my money down on the xdm cause I didn't want to wait for the gen 4

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Nice, no looking back - you'll appreciate that pistol for sure!
Buy additional magazines DIRECTLY from Springfield Armory - it's about a five week wait.but I assure you, best quality and price in my view.
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:10   #30
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Had I the free money, I'd buy the XDm 3.8 in a heartbeat! I don't think I've ever seen or handled a better BUG - Ever! Normally I don't like XD(m) anythings; the balance is just too off for me; but this new, little, XDm, 3.8, 45 ACP pistol has WINNER written all over it!
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Old 02-23-2013, 07:15   #31
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Arc Angel, that's what I thought, I went in wanting a Glock and the gun store worker was so busy, he just said "try this" and walked away. I fondled for a while and walked away undecided. I do like the gen 4 Glocks finish and backstraps more than other Glocks.
I will like getting back to a .45. Miss my 1911.
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Old 02-23-2013, 20:11   #32
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I just got a glock 39 off of a guy on this forum today for $420 bnib with factory night sights. Get the glock sir.
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Old 02-23-2013, 20:43   #33
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i would wait for the 30 gen 4

if u cant wait considar a 30S or 30sf gen3
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Old 02-24-2013, 09:52   #34
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:16   #35
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For many calibers I prefer the Glock, but in .45ACP, I do not, and I chose the XD. The size and comfort seals it. Easily the better gun for me (speaking for me!) in that caliber.

Some talk about required trigger jobs, and I agree the triggers on both can be improved, but out of the box, I'd put the XD and Glock at a very similar level (no "Perfection" on either, but both perfectly acceptable... certainly not something I view as a real differentiator).

Glock just didn't do as nice a job dealing with the .45ACP in my book. But if you like the feel of the Glock better, go with it!

I will stick with the XD .45ACP, though!
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Old 02-25-2013, 08:20   #36
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Congratulations! I do think that you will be very pleased, and hope that you are!
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Old 02-25-2013, 18:01   #37
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The size and comfort seals it. Easily the better gun for me (speaking for me!) in that caliber.
which model and what are the dimensions that define the "size" that u perfer?
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Old 02-25-2013, 20:45   #38
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I cannot get my tiny midget hands around the double stack glock frame. Double stack Para, no problem. Carry the Kimber, no problem. Be accurate with a gloc, for me- no way. I chose the XDs for my latest cc pistol. Love it so far. 250 rds through it and no hiccups yet.
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Old 02-26-2013, 19:53   #39
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I cannot get my tiny midget hands around the double stack glock frame. Double stack Para, no problem. Carry the Kimber, no problem. Be accurate with a gloc, for me- no way. I chose the XDs for my latest cc pistol. Love it so far. 250 rds through it and no hiccups yet.
i orginally had the same outlook on the dbl vs single stack frames due to my stubby short fingers and the reason my first glock was a g36 single stack. but i quickly realized with the proper grip the dbl stacks are no problem (thanks to HICKOK45 utube training vids...)

from what i'm seeing from XD web site the are much larger and heavier than the glocks. which model do u have?
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Old 02-26-2013, 20:10   #40
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Glock 36, 6+1, single stack, slim. Hides very nice
+1 on the G-36 a slim easy to cover & shoot 45ACP.
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Old 02-26-2013, 20:21   #41
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Another vote for the G36.

Outstanding SD/EDC pistol.


For a Shooting (SD/EDC)? G36 45 ACP/230 gr. HST+P

For a Shoot-out (HD/Service)? G23 .40/180 gr HST




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Old 02-27-2013, 15:51   #42
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which model and what are the dimensions that define the "size" that u perfer?
In a full size, my XD.45ACP 4" (fits hands better than the Glock sf versions... meaning almost identical to 9mm grip).

Considering XDm, too, but first priority was the .45ACP XDs (currently on order, and looking forward to it!).

Size preference is relative and personal. I have some tiny guns that I like (.380, 340PD). I also just ordered a G20sf 10mm. I can hold all fine, so size isn't always a deterrent. But when a smaller gun can meet or exceed the performance of a larger gun while feeling better to hold, it appeals to me. Glock was slow on the .45ACP front in terms of size in my opinion. I like the XD's better.

I will not be trading in my G17 for a 9mm XD, though... and I think the G26 is better than the subcompact XD.
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Old 02-27-2013, 17:11   #43
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I only own one XDM and its the 3.8 in .45ACP. I went with it because I could not find a G30 Gen4. I also like the 9 round CC and the 13 round H/D. The XDM 3.8 shoots great.
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Old 02-28-2013, 13:24   #44
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I have no experience with the XD .45s. But I'll stick with my G-36. It hides and rides very very well. Very accurate and goes bang every time. That's good enough for me.
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Old 03-02-2013, 21:18   #45
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im sure the XD's are good (i can see alot glock influence in the design) but glocks are lighter & smaller relative to mag cap. / barrel length (XD's web site does a poor job of giving dimensions compaired to glock's site).

are all XD's single stack mag? for me it's all about the dbl stack mags - i love my g36 but i love the dbl stack mag more...
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Old 03-04-2013, 16:11   #46
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im sure the XD's are good (i can see alot glock influence in the design) but glocks are lighter & smaller relative to mag cap. / barrel length (XD's web site does a poor job of giving dimensions compaired to glock's site).

are all XD's single stack mag? for me it's all about the dbl stack mags - i love my g36 but i love the dbl stack mag more...
No. The S are single stack. Others are double stack (and quite often pack more rounds into a smaller space than comparable Glocks).


For comparison:
SLIM (single stack)... since you don't care for the G36, the XDm might be something to consider!
G36 is 7" long, 20.11oz, 4.76" H, 1.1" W, capacity 6+1
XDm is 6.9" long, 27oz, 4.75"H, 1.26"W, capacity of 9+1
XDs is 6.3" long, 21.5oz, 4.4"H, 0.9" W, capacity of 5+1

COMPACT
G30 is 7" long, 24oz., 4.8" H, 1.27" W, capacity of 9+1
XDm is 6.9" long, 27oz, 4.75" H, 1.26" W, capacity of 9+1
XD Compact 7.3" long, 29oz, 5" H, 1.22" W, capacity of 10+1

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G21 is 8.22 long, 26.5oz, 5.47" H, 1.27" W, capacity of 13+1
XD Full is 7.3" long, 30oz, 5.5" H, 1.22" W, capacity of 13+1

XD's do tend to weight a smidge more. They also have factory metal mags and factory metal sights. In the grand scheme of things, carrying a few more ounces is easier for me than hiding extra width or length, but to each his or her own. I do prefer the XD grip. Another factor that is ignored in the spec is the grip circumference. Some Glocks have a rather long front-to-rear length (and some SF models trim this down), but the grip width isn't all of the story in terms of how they fill the hand.

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im sure the XD's are good (i can see alot glock influence in the design) but glocks are lighter & smaller relative to mag cap. / barrel length (XD's web site does a poor job of giving dimensions compaired to glock's site).

are all XD's single stack mag? for me it's all about the dbl stack mags - i love my g36 but i love the dbl stack mag more...
As for the website, one can get the XD catalog from the XD site by clicking on it (pdf). It has all XD's in a catalog, with Ben Franklin-like table with all calibers, dimensions, etc. displayed on two clean pages (widths, capacities with/without extensions, all dimensions, weight with/without mags, etc.. Really easy to read and compare, if you need some stats fast.
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Glock 30 Gen 4 may be one of the best compact 45's out there
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Old 03-04-2013, 19:36   #49
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thanks - i found the catalog with the specs...

looking at the dbl stack models with ~4" barrels and 9+ mags, the glock 30 gen 4 is smaller in evey dim except the grip width which is 0.02" - 0.06 wider. the new 30S is even ligher making it ~7-9oz lighter than the XDs.

G30 Gen4, 6.77" long (my 30S is ~6.78"), 23.81 (30S=20.28)oz., 4.8" (4.35" with 9rd mag) H, 1.28" W, 10+1 cap.

XDm is 6.9" long, 27oz, 4.75" H, 1.26" W, capacity of 9+1
XD Compact 7.3" long, 29oz, 5" H, 1.22" W, capacity of 10+1

even with the sizes in close range, i would not want to deal with the added weight and grip safety of the XDs.
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X=>9(4). Do the math!

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