close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Welcome to Glock Talk

Why should YOU join our Glock forum?

  • Converse with other Glock Enthusiasts
  • Learn about the latest hunting products
  • Becoming a member is FREE and EASY

If you consider yourself a beginner or an avid shooter, the Glock Talk community is your place to discuss self defense, concealed carry, reloading, target shooting, and all things Glock.

Help me decided between these two heavy hitters!!

Discussion in 'General Firearms Forum' started by chrisbritt15, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. chrisbritt15

    chrisbritt15

    305
    0
    Mar 28, 2012
    I currently carry a g23 gen 4 for my ccw, i have really been wanting to go to a 45 acp. and i have narrowed down my selection between the xd/xdm 45 compact or the glock 30/30sf. not really sure which way to run with it. any pros and cons you can think of guys? and havent heard of a gen 4 30 thats out yet either, not sure if i would want one of the first ones out anyways. lol but any help is greatly appriciated thanks:wavey:
     
  2. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    36,074
    441
    Nov 24, 2005
    Troy
    XDs 45

    -slimmer
    -no issues with trigger bar
    -no issues with FTRTB
    -better grip
    -more ergonomic grip


    G30

    -cheaper
    -easier to acquire spare parts
     


  3. RedHaze

    RedHaze Handgunner

    2,397
    8
    Aug 23, 2009
    SE WA
    Maybe hickok45 could help you decide.
    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61mgZT5gNBI"]XDm 45 Compact vs Glock 30[/ame]
     
  4. glock2740

    glock2740 Gun lover.

    18,888
    13
    Jun 19, 2008
    NW Ark.
    I love my G30, but I do want to see a XDs45 in person before making a call on this one.
     
  5. chrisbritt15

    chrisbritt15

    305
    0
    Mar 28, 2012
    i literally just got done watching this video, and the xds was in the top 3 lol just wanted to have more rounds, this will also be a nightstand gun more than likely until i can get to my ar or my scattergun
     
  6. bac1023

    bac1023

    102,289
    2,682
    Sep 26, 2004
    PA
  7. countrygun

    countrygun

    17,069
    17
    Mar 9, 2012
    I am very impressed with my full size XDM .45. If I needed another compact .45 it would come from the XD series.
     
  8. chrisbritt15

    chrisbritt15

    305
    0
    Mar 28, 2012
    xd or xdm???? theirs about an 150-200 difference between them from what ive seen. havent really seen anything worth that much yet, says has match trigger and barrel, but worth that much???? idk
     
  9. countrygun

    countrygun

    17,069
    17
    Mar 9, 2012

    I wish I could honestly compare the XD to my XDM. I have to sheepishly admit (without telling the whole story) my wife mis understood what she overheard me saying to someone and went full tilt to get me the 'M" model. I have dry fired a couple of non "M"s and I am sure the M has a better trigger. I can tell you the trigger on either is better than either of my out-of-the-box Glocks. (It's also more accurate, but don't say that in front of serious glockers. They will tell you all about aftermarket this and that and barrels. I care about "buy it and shoot")

    I think, if I were looking at is for CCW I would really have to think hard about going with the plain XD. Some of the goodies you pay extra for with the M, suck rocks. The holster is "OK" for the range but.... I don't find the mag holder that great. BTW why do they give you a "paddle" holster, but a mag holder you have to thread onto your belt? For plain old carry I would budget for the M and then buy the plain and spend the extra on mags and ammo.
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2012
  10. faawrenchbndr

    faawrenchbndr DirtyThirty fan CLM

    36,074
    441
    Nov 24, 2005
    Troy
    Who cares about the junk in the case,......it's all garbage!
    The XDm series is leaps and bounds ahead of the XD.

    After I had hands on a XDs 45........I will have one SOON!
     
  11. chrisbritt15

    chrisbritt15

    305
    0
    Mar 28, 2012
    i really want to like the xds, thats what got me on the 45 kick when i seen it in my guns & ammo mag while back, but none of the gun stores i have been to have had it in stock. the only thing i can say bad about it would be the capacity, BUT...... it so small, i know i cant get loads of 45 acp in a small package, just trying to find the happy median, lol and no im not wanting a 1911 before the 1911 people jump in lol:tongueout:, ive considered the 36 but have heard of problems in the past, i beleive the lack of knowledge of the pistol scares me a little, and dont really like the fact that parts are not interchangable with the 36.

    But it is nice to know you can actually tell the difference between the xd and the xdm triggers thats nice, my local GS is gay and will not let you dry fire, or rack the slide to much, pisses me off to be honest, i mean do you buy a car without test driving it, hell no. but owell lol. but dont be afraid to give some recommendations, im open for ideas.
     
    Last edited: Jul 3, 2012
  12. chrisbritt15

    chrisbritt15

    305
    0
    Mar 28, 2012
    Watching vids about the 36 makes me want it now, lol why do their have to be so many guns to choose from!!!! i wish i could have them all lol.
     
  13. DaBurna

    DaBurna

    2,519
    105
    Jun 8, 2008
    Bama Boy
    XDs in .45 ACP seems like the next order of Hotcakes Up in the Market..:whistling:
     
  14. ftw13

    ftw13

    1,626
    0
    Sep 12, 2009
    Fort Worth,TX
    i've seen the grip safeties go out on XDs three seperate times,go with Glock