Very clever post.THIS SHOULD HELP.
It is very simple really. Below is an honest comparison of pistols.
The GLOCK is a polymer frame pistol. This material has more strength than hardened steel.
The XD is made of what is really a type of plastic. Like all toys, being made of plastic, it will break.
The GLOCK, being made of polymer, costs around $50 to make, and is a huge bargain at $500 because the profits go to Gaston Glock.
The XD, being made of polymer, WOULD be huge bargain if Springfield would sell it for $275, because they only cost $50 to make, and the profits go to Springfield Armory.
The GLOCK has no manual safety. The safeties are released by the act of preparing to fire the pistol. This is very fast and will keep you alive.
The XD has no manual safety. Besides the trigger lever, it has a backstrap safety that is released by the act of preparing to fire the pistol. This will get you killed as it will malfunction. Anyone who wants an extra safety is a fool and shouldnt own a gun.
The GLOCK is made in Austria, which is a foreign country. Other foreign countries include Germany, Sweden and Switzerland.
The XD is made in Croatia, which is a foreign country. Other foreign countries include Ethiopia, Belize, and Rwanda.
GLOCKs manufacturing history includes shower curtains rings, truck parts, a toaster and only ONE gun. They got it right the first time.
Springfields manufacturing history spans 100 years and includes every thing from black powder, to a rolling block single shot rifle to the M1, M1a, Garand, 1911, M14 and even guns for airplanes. They obviously cant decide what they want to make.
GLOCKs never break. That is why every single person on every single forum is a certified, trained GLOCK armorer who can fix everything.
Springfield wants you to send a pistol to someone who is a professional gunsmith if it breaks.
The GLOCK 21 shoots the .45acp. The most devastating man-killing round ever devised.
The XD-45 shoots a .45acp cartridge that was designed nearly 100 years ago .hello? 21st century calling Springfield! Are you there yet?
GLOCK uses a process called tennifer on their pistols. They will never rust.
The XD-45 uses a process called melonite with is the same as tennifer. Other older Springfield models do NOT use melonite. Those models will cause the new XD45 to rust by association.
All problems with a GLOCK, from frame rails that fall off, recalls that are not recalls, to barrels that blow up and sights made of plastic, can be traced to one thing .limp wristing the pistol while firing.
All problems with the XD, whenever they show up, come from being made, at first, by a different company.