Glock 19 vs XD - First Gun

Discussion in '1911 Forums' started by deezy68, Feb 15, 2011.

  1. TSAX


    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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  2. BuckyP

    Lifetime Member

    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.

  3. Thanks all for excusing my rookie mistake on posting in the wrong forum! :whistling:

    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!!! :cool:

    Thanks again!
  4. cole

    Millennium Member

    Glock 19 without hesitation. Being discussed here already... again: Glock Vs XD.
    #24 cole, Feb 20, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2011
  5. Congrats! :cool:

    The G19 is the best Glock, in my opinion.


    #25 bac1023, Feb 20, 2011
    Last edited: Feb 20, 2011
  6. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    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.
  7. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    With the APex trigger. I shot the prototype when Randy Lee taught a class at our club last May.
  8. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts


    "Austrian beauty"

    An HK feels and points like a pistol. :tongueout:

  9. duncan

    Millennium Member Lifetime Member

    I like my Glock 19 but the ergonomics on the M&P are sweet.
  10. Yeah, Glocks are a bit on the blocky side. ;)
  11. onalandline

    onalandline Me Got Gun!

    That HK reminds me of the ugliness of the fat Highpoint slides.
  12. I would go Glock or HK... Glocks have a much better trigger reset and feel.
  13. What a POS. :tongueout:
  14. I would go Glock or HK... Glocks have a much better trigger reset and feel.
  15. GeorgiaRedfish

    GeorgiaRedfish Senior Member

    If I ever get another polymer pistol it WILL be a H&K
  16. I agree, who in their right mind would carry one of those???
  17. No idea. :whistling:
  18. I know where you can find a very lightly used V3 9mm P2000 in the next month or so. :whistling:
  19. Cobra64

    Cobra64 Deals in Facts

    Mine has been through one hellacious training class being,dropped and tossed in dirt, sand, gravel...

    Now it runs good. :rofl:
  20. 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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