Glock vs SA XD


December 25, 2006, 04:51 PM
I need some help my great and sexy wife has given me a gift certificate to sportsmans warehouse for xmas to purchase a new handgun and i now that i can have what i want i cant decide(great problem to have right) i have narrowed it down to an glock .45 or .40 or a springfield armory XD in .40 or
.45. i have a kimber .45 and a glock 17 already so thats why i an considering tha 40 cal. thanks for the help and merry xmas

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December 25, 2006, 04:53 PM
Well both are great weapons overall. But personally I would take the XD in my opinion its an improvement over the GLOCK. Basically its kinda like taking a 1911 and improving it.

December 25, 2006, 04:56 PM
Wow nice wife, so is mine. I received a German Mauser 98k manufactured in 1939. I've never fired a Spingfield anything and I sure like my G17 so if it were my gift certificate I'd probably p/u a G26 to go with the 17. As for .40's I don't have one but I'm sure you'll get plenty of opinions on which to buy. For me it'd be a Glock.

See 2 answers 2 different opinions.

December 25, 2006, 05:03 PM
I'm just the opposite. I prefer the Glock over the XD. Don't get me wrong,the XD is a fine weapon and my son owns one. But, I prefer the trigger in the Glock better than the XD.

Have you ever shot an XD? Give it a go and see if you like it. Since you already have a Glock and if the XD shoots to your liking then that's what you should get.

Nothing wrong with the .40 cal either. I don't have any more .40 cal weapons cause I like the 10MM better.

December 25, 2006, 05:29 PM
Let me say this once again........... IMHO, XD's are the ugliest guns I've ever seen. BTW, I have the 2cnd ugliest guns I've ever seen (Glocks).

December 25, 2006, 05:52 PM
I prefer Glocks.

Again, as stated XD's are fine weapons but I learned on Glocks and prefer the trigger.

December 25, 2006, 06:14 PM
My signature line says it all.

ryan b
December 25, 2006, 06:21 PM
I personnally hate glocks to me they are not as accurate as a xd but glocks have a lot of followings i prefer the trigger in the xd. I have 2 xd's a full size 45 and a sub compact 40 and i had to qualify with them both for my pd i shot a 498 out of 500 with the 40 and 499 out of 500 with the 45. the best i ever shot with a glock was a 483. Go XD ALL THEY WAY!!!!!!!

December 25, 2006, 06:35 PM
Easy - GLOCK.

December 25, 2006, 07:12 PM
Does your wife have a sister?

December 25, 2006, 07:12 PM
Glock. I've got just a 26, but my next will be a 29. In the new year.

December 25, 2006, 07:15 PM
Asking for preferences between Glocks and XD,s often results in unsatisfactory feedback because it is based on emotion, e.g. my gun is better than your gun and so on! Not that my feedback will be somehow a whole heck of a lot better but let me give you some of my personal thoughts.

First, I have owned and shot a lot of Glocks and could never get used to the safety system. I know, I know the best safety system is between one's ears and, if you don't mean to shoot, keep your finger off the trigger. But, the idea of the XD having a grip safety just makes be feel a whole lot more comfortable when I am carrying concealed.

A lost of posters express their preference for the Glock trigger. I just don't see it and, IMHO, there is not a lot of difference. If I am really concerned about a gun's trigger I get a gunsmith to adjust the trigger until I am satisfied. Glock or XD.

I am a real fan of the 45 ACP and, once again, I find the G21 too big and bulky and the G36 too small. I must admit that the G30 is one heck of a weapon and, except for the safety system, is my personal Glock "pick of the litter"!

The XD 45 has, for me, a much better grip and I do like the idea of 13+1 rounds. I find the guns really similar and it is the differences I have expressed that made me choose the XD 45. FWIW:what:

December 25, 2006, 07:31 PM
thax for all the good imput based on your feed back the winner is......
springfield armory in 45 cal. now what color do i want and what barrel

December 25, 2006, 07:49 PM
If money is tight get the XD, if that is not the case spend the extra and get the Glock but either will serve you well. I recently had to decide between the two and after much research, shooting both, and talking to several people most be LEO's I got a new Glock 19 a couple of weeks ago and couldn't be happier.

December 25, 2006, 08:51 PM
I've been told by people who have both, that if you get a glock 40s&w and you are planning to reload, that you will probably need to get an aftermarket barrel for it.

That adds $100 or whatever to the price of glocks in 40s&w.

December 25, 2006, 09:09 PM
5 to 2, Glock over XD and you choose the XD:confused:

Just bugging you, get the one that you want. Go to Sportsman's Warehouse and hold both of them and see which one points and feels the best in your hand.

Great gift from your wife, what'd you buy her?


December 25, 2006, 09:13 PM
everybody here knows the way i feel! i have statd my reasons many many times, and it is a long list why, but for now xd all the way for me. period!
ahh haa! i found the list again!

These are my personal opinions and by no means are true for everyone, but these are the reasons that I prefer the xd to the glock!

Grip angle- more comfortable, feels better in my hands.
Grip girth- I have small hands so something I can wrap my hands around is important.
Finger groves- don’t like them don’t think I need them.
Guide rod- metal instead of plastic
Metal sights-unlike glock
Factory sights- 3 dot sights are better for me than the glock u type sights
XD gear- xd comes with holster, double mag carrier, and loading tool, and three mags glock does not.
Metal trigger- xd has metal trigger, glock has plastic.
Trigger pull- trigger all around better on the xd.
Xd has a Fully supported chamber, glock dosen’t
xd mags are ss, and easy to disassemble, and clean.

glocks are fine weapons though.

December 25, 2006, 09:59 PM
Having shot both, I have to agree with possum. The XD just feels better in my hand, and I like the trigger better as well.

My own .40 is a CZ75B and I like it even better.

There's really no wrong choice here.:)


December 25, 2006, 10:31 PM
Now, I am not going to say that Glocks or XDs are garbage, or any other such drivel. I think any pistol that has wrought as much change and innovation in the handgunning world in the last 20 years has to be a good pistol.

Before I tell you which one I would prefer, I suggest you go to the store and check out which one fits YOU the best. Try a friend's Glock or XD if you can and make your own mind up. Glocks are reliable, XDs are reliable (SA put their XD9 through the same G17 torture test). Since this is about your choice of a pistol, try out the different models. You might like the Glocks' wierd grip angles, or you might like the XD which is modeled after the 1911.

Here's what I would choose: XD45ACP. It's my choice and I fired every .45 I could get my hands on.
Good luck with your choice!

December 25, 2006, 11:08 PM
(SA put their XD9 through the same G17 torture test).
i don't know if this is totally true i am sure that sa did go to great lenghts to test them out, but i know for sure there was a gun writer in a gun magazine that did a 20,000rd torture test on the xd 9mm. which is what sold me on the xd in the first place.
that can be read here!

December 25, 2006, 11:29 PM
I would get the Glock but before I get the Glock I would get an HK.

December 26, 2006, 03:39 AM
there is nothing like the XD , holding 14 rounds , of 45 ammo.
This is what God feels like, when He holds a gun.

30 cal slob
December 26, 2006, 06:03 AM
Does your wife have a sister?

Yeah. :neener:

p.s. I've shot both Glock and Springfield, and like both. For me it would boil down to which one has better resale value if I decided to flip 'em. lol.

December 26, 2006, 07:59 AM

December 26, 2006, 11:18 AM
Why didnt I get a wife who would buy me a XD or Glock for Christmas! :(
ok ok, so im not married, but WOW, what a woman you got ;)

December 26, 2006, 11:31 AM
XD-45 in a .45. Isn't a Glock fan calling an XD kind of like the proverbial pot calling the kettle black? :neener:

Glocks are great guns. Actually they are damn near perfect for their intended use.

XDs, for me, have been just as reliable, have better triggers and are a bit safer, especially when holstering. I also much prefer the SIG style take down that requires one to lock the slide back. Does any of this make the XD the BETTER gun? Not really just better for ME.

They both shoot, they both have excellent finishes (Now), They both cost about the same, they are both reliable etc. etc. etc. Pick the one that is more comfortable.


December 26, 2006, 11:35 AM
Have owned both... XD is my choice.

December 26, 2006, 11:34 PM
It all depends on personal preference. Either find a range that rents guns or find friends with both and try before you buy. They are equally well-made guns, but feel totally different from each other.

December 26, 2006, 11:48 PM
I went Glock, picked up my 34 today.

December 26, 2006, 11:54 PM

Cousin Mike
December 27, 2006, 12:06 AM
Picked up my first Glock ever about 6 hours ago - a G33. I figure if I'm gonna get a funky-lookin plastic gun with a doo-hickey on the trigger, it might as well be the original. :neener:

Quickdraw Limpsalot
December 27, 2006, 10:09 AM
I've owned both in comparable models and ended up with an XD due to fit and function for my personal tastes.

December 28, 2006, 03:50 AM
Cousin Mike: The original plastic guns were HKs.:neener:

Phil DeGraves
December 28, 2006, 09:38 AM
Between those two, go with the XD.

December 30, 2006, 11:10 PM
I'm sticking with the Glock format. I went out and bought one of the newer XD .45acp compacts just to give the XD thing a try. I was happy to see a shorter grip with the full 4" barrel slide...easier to conceal, enough barrel to keep the fps up there. But nope, for me it's just wrong. Maybe too many years of using Glocks. It's got way too many little doodads and widgets inside. The Glock is simple, parts are easy to get, etc.

December 31, 2006, 09:27 AM
My personal experience has been better with Glocks. Reliability has definitely been better with my Glocks. I do like the feel of the XD, but that's not to say that I don't like the feel of a Glock. I don't like the fact that the XD is not completely serviceable as easily as a Glock. I can do anything that needs to be done to a Glock, and get the parts with no hassle. Not so with the XD. I don't want a gun that has to be sent off to the factory for simple repairs.

Ala Dan
December 31, 2006, 09:41 AM
I own but one polymer frame pistol, and its an


December 31, 2006, 09:00 PM
Glock, I hate grip safeties. Even a lot of 1911 users hated the grip safety up until the literatures times it was common to pin the grip safety.

The 40 S&W was/is just a snappy recoil way to equal the 45acp. Iíll take a 45acp every time over a 40S&W, but I carry a Glock 26 every day and time I leave the house.

January 1, 2007, 03:54 AM
At my job, we are currently turning in our Glock 17's for H&K P2000's :D . I have had experience with the XD in 9mm & .45 and I have to say that if it was between a Glock and an XD, I'd go for the XD. I prefer the extra safety features that the XD has and I like the way it feels in my hand. I feel the XD has better balance than my G-17. Just my .02 !

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