Glock and XD

Discussion in 'General Glocking' started by sage1, Nov 3, 2010.

  1. sage1

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    I'm shopping for a new handgun. When compared to a Glock, what major differences / drawbacks do you see to a Springfield XD?

    Thanks S1
     
  2. Flared_Nostrils

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    More frills.
    A buddy picked one up and loves it.
    I'm staying the Glock course, already have the extra mags to fit smaller frames.
    Also, the no BS, all simplicity and reliability, all the time thing is good.
    Not that the extra XD features are "BS" of course.
    The usual thing I see with that question is that either will make you happy.
    Lots of reviews and opinions to find online...
    Lots and lots.
    If you have the extra bucks, renting both at the range sure would be a big help...
    To see what feels best to you.
     

  3. bac1023

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    I prefer the XDm to the Glock or standard XD.
     
  4. XD-Generate

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    Both are fine pistols. I bought XD both times was looking at 9s. Wouldn't mind having a Glock but when I compare and shoot them I like the XD better hands down.

    XDm's are nice too.
     
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    I have owned both an xd40 and xd9. Both were great guns. To keep this short, the Glock fits my hand better and has aftermarket parts available to install myself should I need to. The XD does not.
     
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    I had an XDSC 9mm and it had a lot of good points.

    I liked the palm safety, and I liked the trigger. It was also a very accurate pistol. It was my main carry-pistol.... until.

    The biggest drawback on an XD, in my opinion, is the firing pin retainer pin. That's the rollpin you see on the top of the slide behind the ejection port. One day, that pin shattered. After that, I lost confidence in the pistol. I replaced the pin and sold the pistol.

    To replace it, I bought a G26.
     
  7. voyager4520

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    Some points are obviously related to my opinions/preferences.

    Glock:
    Pros:
    Front and back metal frame rails
    No roll pins
    Lower bore axis allows for better recoil control
    Design allows for longer barrel length than other pistols with the same overall length
    Easy to completely disassemble AND find factory parts for
    WIDE availability of accessories like holsters, lights/lasers
    Cons:
    Some may not like the grip angle or the "hump" on the backstrap
    Some hate the feel of the trigger
    The grip texture of Gen3s(besides RTF2) stinks
    No dependable aftermarket magazines

    XD:
    Pros:
    Some like the grip angle and trigger better
    Still offered in various colors
    Very dependable aftermarket magazines
    Factory-made grip extenders for using longer factory magazines
    The polymer of the frame is generally thicker in most points than on Glocks, plus the magazine well has a metal framework inside of it so that the metal magazines don't cause undue wear on the polymer grip.
    Cons:
    Roll pins
    Not so easy to completely disassemble and somewhat difficult to find factory parts
    Rear frame rails are polymer

    I've been thinking of getting an XD at some point because they're still offered with green frames. Springfield is supposed to release their XDm Compact soon, hopefully it'll be similar in size to the XD Compact/Service. If so, I'd likely get one with the green frame.
     
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  8. TxGun

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  9. faawrenchbndr

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    Glock: plenty of aftermarket accessories, parts and even a sight tool so you can install your own night sights.
    I don't really care for the finger grooves.

    XD: not sure about availability of a sight tool, sources for parts are fewer, grip feels good, no finger grooves.
    Can't put any thing around the grip to improve traction (like a piece of bicycle tube) because of the grip safety.
    Roll pin seems to be a negative.

    I sold my XD's
     
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    73% of all law enforcement agencies in the USA use Glock

    Zero use XD's
     
  12. bac1023

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    Voyager4520 above has a pretty good list. I have owned XD's, and XDm, and numerous glocks.

    If you want to be able to maintain your own guns - detail stripping and replacing parts, the Glock wins hands down. The XD's are a $%*& to detail strip and get back together and have many extra delicate parts. Once I dug into the Glock, it was BEAUTIFUL in its simplicity of function and ease of maintenance.

    I have since sold the XD's and XDm and have never looked back.
     
  14. faawrenchbndr

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    Yes Sir,.......I LMAO everytime I see it. :rofl:
     
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    :agree:

    They're both really good guns, I like them both.

    IGF
     
  16. sciolist

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    Overall, I like the relative simplicity of the Glocks.
     
  17. ambluemax

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    grip demensions/angle and trigger are the only differences that matter...and they're both subjective
     
  18. VAisForGlockers

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    Yes you can. Just take a razor blade and cut a notch around where the grip safety is. Simple
     
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  20. bac1023

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    so? :dunno:

    It means nothing.

    There are deals to be had for agencies. Plus, Glocks have been around longer. Neither make them a better pistol.