Which is Uglier: Glock or XD?


April 15, 2003, 08:54 PM
Let's see what you guys think. Purely on aesthetics.

Glock 3rd Gen. or SA XD?

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April 15, 2003, 09:03 PM
The XD, but both are homely reliable guns. :D

April 15, 2003, 09:07 PM
Glock, at least the XD doesn't look like it was rough cut from a block of something. And before I get flamed, I've owned several Glock's and liked all of them. But I never bought one of them for their looks. I bought them purely for fucntion and reliabilty. Of course beauty is always in the eye of the beholder.

April 15, 2003, 09:14 PM
They both have an "only a mother could love them" appeal. I think the Glock is just a little uglier than the tactical and service XD's. However, the XD subcompact is in a class by itself. Man that things ugly. Ugly guns can rock!

April 15, 2003, 09:16 PM
Glock by far the ugliest...Ive owned 3 of them and never did like them. Yeah it took 3 of them to make my mind up.

Navy joe
April 15, 2003, 09:19 PM
XD, at least the Glock has its own original style. Now the XD with it's Glock looking frame, USP looking slide, and grip safety looks like the unholy product of an HK, Glock, and 1911 mating. Add to that, it was a nicer gun when it said HS2000 and cost 269.

April 15, 2003, 09:27 PM
Navy joe,

My thoughts exactly!!! :D

April 15, 2003, 09:40 PM
XD is uglier

Glock is a piece of artwork.

April 15, 2003, 09:51 PM
XD is even uglier.

Phantom Warrior
April 15, 2003, 09:53 PM
I'd have to say Glocks are better looking. Personally, I think they are dead sexy. Glocks at least look like they were built like that. XDs look like the bastard (I mean that in the technical sense, not the obscene sense) child of several other guns. Which, as Navy Joe pointed out, they are.

April 15, 2003, 10:01 PM
i think the XD looks much better than the Glocks :)

April 15, 2003, 11:22 PM
Well, I have a Glock and I plan on getting an XD later this year so I don't have anything against either of them. That having been said, I think the Glock possesses a certain serious business look to it that makes it attractive in an industrial, Nine Inch Nails sort of way.

The XD doesn't even have that. :p But I'm gonna try one.

April 16, 2003, 12:04 AM
XD! :barf:

April 16, 2003, 12:14 AM
XD:barf: :barf:

GLOCK:barf: :barf: :barf: :barf:

:D :evil:

April 16, 2003, 01:00 AM
"Ugly"? NEITHER!

OK, so the XD took several of the best features of a few other guns and combined them very nicely into one EXCELLENT gun. That's a BAD thing??? :confused: For the competition maybe. Yes, now it costs more than it did when it was imported by HS - but it now has Springfield's service and lifetime warranty behind it - should it ever need it. It's still a bargain - especially when compared to a Glock.

Oh, and the XD frame looks NOTHING like the Glock. The only similarity is that it's made of polymer. Totally different grip angle (thank God), grip texture and shape (no funky finger grooves), much more meaty (and REPLACABLE) slide rails, etc. It does have a trigger safety - like the Glock.

That said... I think they're both GREAT guns. They're both purpose built tools... nobody buys either because they're pretty. Although I think my Bi-Tone XD looks great, I bought it primarily because it's a great PERFORMING gun at a good price. I guarantee you that if some of you hardcore Glockers would stop feeling all threatened and defensive and just give the XD an objective chance - and I mean actually LOOK at it, HOLD it, and SHOOT it, you'd like it. A lot. If you haven't done that, you have no basis to bash it.

They're BOTH great guns... get over it.

April 16, 2003, 01:52 AM
I would have to say they are both the same ugly, but I like the trigger on the XD much better.

April 16, 2003, 02:21 AM
Glock be an ugly gun, but they ain't ment to be perdy.

April 16, 2003, 03:44 AM

Useful? No.

But for a little fun and a little rock throwin across each other's respective side of the pond? Yes.

But I noticed you posted the longest response out of everyone and went on and on about the features. :rolleyes:

Relax. No one really cares what your gun looks like when the SHTF. Ugly is ugly and when a 1911 owner or Beretta owner calls my Glock 21 ugly. I say "Sure, but it takes care of me like a pit bull" :D Then I pull out my SIG P220ST or P228 to show them I can appreciate good looking pistols too. ;)

Tropical Z
April 16, 2003, 07:10 AM
Clearly the Glock!

April 16, 2003, 07:41 AM
The green XD...

The rest of the Glocks and XDs are fine.

April 16, 2003, 09:42 AM
Which is Uglier: Glock or XD?



12 Volt Man
April 16, 2003, 10:14 AM
I like them both, never owned a Glock yet. I may end up with a Glock 17 because of reliability and the fact that it will have its place is gun history. I do have the XD, but have only had it a short time.
If we want to bash ugly guns, how 'bout the pink Charles Daly .45 I saw at the gun show last weekend. That takes the cake. However it would make a great official gun for the Pink Pistols. LOL.

April 16, 2003, 10:24 AM
What Navy Joe said

April 16, 2003, 11:38 AM
There is no handgun on earth that is more consistantly ugly than a Glock.:barf:

April 16, 2003, 12:15 PM

Regular Glocks have their own appeal to those who like them, and baby Glocks are downright cute. :)


My doctor says that I have a malformed public-duty gland and a natural deficiency in moral fibre, and that I am therefore excused from saving Universes. -- Douglas Adams

April 16, 2003, 12:36 PM
:D ugliest got to be any 1911.
now stand back and watch the burn!!!!:p

April 16, 2003, 12:36 PM
The XD isn't ugly, and neither is the Glock, but I would have to say the XD is the less attractive of the two.

I think Glocks look great, but I don't care at all for the accessory rails, as I wouldn't ever put anything on them, so to me they detract from the Glock's good looks.

Mike Irwin
April 16, 2003, 12:41 PM
XD, but not by much.

April 16, 2003, 12:52 PM
Depends on which end I'm looking at.

(Don't like staring at the muzzle of either.)


April 16, 2003, 12:54 PM
Siad it before, I'll say it again....

I love my XD!!! And with TWO threads on THR about how "ugly" XDs are, Im going to have to keep my XD away from the computer lest she see the horrid things you people say.

XDs are as pleasing to the eye as any Glock will ever be... and thats putting in mildly, If you own one, or handle one just look at it in your hand, feel it, fire it, clean it... you will understand. The XD is a work of art.

But you know, opinions are like *******s...

I think my Makarov and CETME are things of beauty so maybe I have different tastes than most?:D


John Forsyth
April 16, 2003, 01:19 PM
Which is Uglier: Glock or XD?

This is like asking who is dumber, Beavis or Butthead.

(Thanks US)

April 16, 2003, 01:23 PM
"dumber"... ;)

April 16, 2003, 01:33 PM
XD. It's hideous.

I actually like the way Glocks look.

- Gabe

Nero Steptoe
April 16, 2003, 03:00 PM
I find my Glocks to be stunningly pulchritudinous.

April 16, 2003, 03:38 PM
Which ever one is closer & I can see better :what:

April 16, 2003, 03:51 PM

April 16, 2003, 06:08 PM
I think my XD is sexy! :neener:


Now the XD Subcompact on the other hand...:barf:

April 16, 2003, 09:24 PM
Bagdad Bob said it best:

"Let these Glock infidels bask in their illusion. They are sick in their minds. These Glocks they are using are the ugliest, most heinous instuments in the WHOOOOOLE world, and these bastards know it!

"They claim these Glocks are beautiful in their functionality. DON'T BELIEVE THEM!! We will chase these cowards all the way back to Austria! Even now, they are committing suicide on the factory walls of SigSauer and CZ and Beretta, ashamed as they are at the appearance of their stupid plastic and tin they call weapons!! God will roast their stomachs in hell for purchasing Glocks!!

"I blame Al-Jazeera - it is a well-known fact that they are marketing for Glock. I can assure you that those villains will recognize, will discover in appropriate time in the future how stupid they are and how they are pretending things which have never taken place, such as the purchase of their Glocks.

"The Glock press is all about lies! All they tell is lies, lies and more lies! Just look carefully, I only want you to look carefully. Do not repeat the lies of liars. Do not become like them.

"Once again, I blame al-Jazeera before it ascertains what takes place, and what is truly beautiful, and what is only ugly like the leavings of camels and donkeys. Please, make sure of what you say and do not play such a role. Lies and liars should be outlawed, and it is a well known fact that GLOCKS ARE UGLY!!"

:p ;) :p

April 16, 2003, 11:42 PM

April 17, 2003, 12:00 AM
Definitely the SA XD. Leave my Glocks alone!!!!


April 17, 2003, 01:15 AM
Which is Uglier: Glock or XD?


April 17, 2003, 04:05 AM

Very funny. I enjoyed that.:D :evil:

Jesse H
April 17, 2003, 02:38 PM
I'm an HS/XD guy and I think it's ugly.

April 17, 2003, 03:30 PM
No contest.... they are both ugly to the same extreme.

Lifes to short to shoot ugly weapons.:D

Tom B
April 17, 2003, 05:44 PM
Ah...theres nothing like a scientific thread. One poster gives the Glock 4 pukes and the XD 2 pukes. :scrutiny:

April 18, 2003, 09:28 AM
my vote goes to the XD, altough I find both pistols very attractive, but I just can't call an XD more beautiful than my own G17 3rd gen.

BTW: I counted the votes, and the winner is .................. the SA XD :barf:

it has 19 votes, against 9 for the Glock :neener:

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