Trade XD-45 for WHICH 9mm @ Gun Show Tomorrow


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StrikeFire83
March 3, 2007, 02:07 AM
Okay, so I've had my XD-45 for awhile now, and I really like it. Problem is, I CANNOT afford to shoot it. For me, its not worth having a gun that I cannot shoot.

I AM NOT ASKING IF .45 ACP IS A BETTER OR WORSE ROUND, I'M ASKING FOR ADVICE ON WHICH GUN I SHOULD GET GIVEN MY CURRENT WEAPONS:

1) Glock 17
2) Kahr K9
3) Ruger SP-101

I've got 2 other 9mms, I have confidence in the round, and would like another pistol in the caliber. What do yall recommend. And what would be a realistic trade for an XD-45 in 98% condition?

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10-Ring
March 3, 2007, 02:08 AM
I would go w/ the G17 :D

StrikeFire83
March 3, 2007, 02:15 AM
Already got her, ts my ALWAYS gun and I would never part with it.

I think I'm itching for either a SA or a DA/SA. I guess we'll just have to see what takers are there tomorrow at saxet.
:neener:

ugaarguy
March 3, 2007, 02:18 AM
GIVEN MY CURRENT WEAPONS:

1) Glock 17
2) Kahr K9
3) Ruger SP-101
The Glock 19 which has the same manual of arms as the 17, and can use its bigger brother's mags is a logical choice. If you prefer your XD, other than its caliber, over your Glock then trade the XD 45 for an XD 9 service. If you get the XD service then trade the Glock 17 for an XD 9 Tactical at some point and keep a consistent manual of arms pair of 9mm pistols in full and mid size. With the Kahr K9 you're covered on the compact 9mm end so I'd hold off on an XD 9 sub compact ot Glock 26. Really I think it just comes down to whether you'd prefer to a Glock or an XD. Go with whichever platform fits your hand best and you shoot best.

ugaarguy
March 3, 2007, 02:25 AM
Already got her, ts my ALWAYS gun and I would never part with it.
In light of that (posted while I was typing my first reply - it happens ) I would have recommended a Glock 19, but
I think I'm itching for either a SA or a DA/SA. I guess we'll just have to see what takers are there tomorrow at saxet.
SA - Browning or FN Hi-Power, the original double stack mag Euro "wonder nine" and arguably the finest 9mm pistol ever built.
DA/SA - 3rd Gen S&W metal frame auto, Ruger P95, used SIG-Sauer, CZ-75, or FN FNP jump to mind as great choices.

Edit: Again, get each gun in your hands and see what fits best. Something will fit your hand well and it'll let you know it's the one to get.

StrikeFire83
March 3, 2007, 02:33 AM
Yeah, I'm kind of excited. My dad has a High Power that I like to shoot, my friend a sig p220 that I've shot a few times and its great. Never fired a CZ, but there's just something about them.

The G17 will be MY poly9, the Kahr deep concealment, and the one I'll get tomorrow will just be some icing on the cake.

GarandOwner
March 3, 2007, 02:36 AM
Buying/trading a new gun because you cant afford .45 doesnt make sence to me.....arent you eating up your savings of a cheaper caliber by BUYING a new gun?:scrutiny: Personally Id want more variety than all 9mm, but thats just me

GarandOwner
March 3, 2007, 02:38 AM
that being said, Id vote for the P99

StrikeFire83
March 3, 2007, 02:44 AM
Buying/trading a new gun because you cant afford .45 doesnt make sence to me.....arent you eating up your savings of a cheaper caliber by BUYING a new gun? Personally Id want more variety than all 9mm, but thats just me

I've got a .357 that I can shoot .38s out of. I almost never shoot it because even 38s are like $10 bucks a box. I can get BRASS 9mm for $5 a box. The idea would be a STRAIGHT TRADE, maybe put in like $100 or less. It's a problem of $$ over time.

I'm a young guy with limited income, and I can get 2 boxes of 9mm for ever .8 box of 45. Having a variety of guns that share the same ammo means I can get a great day's shooting in without the same (cheap) ammo.

Makes sense to me. And 9mm JHP will kill/stop someone if i even need the weapon for self defense. All this business about it being a spitwad round is silly.

daysleeprx
March 3, 2007, 04:50 AM
You say you like the XD-45...why not trade it for an XD9?

Cokeman
March 3, 2007, 05:36 AM
If the show is anything like the ones that come to Utah, you will be keeping your XD. At the shows here, you would have the choice of trading it for hot sauce, jerky, or a worn out overpriced piece of crap gun.

Mat, not doormat
March 3, 2007, 05:36 AM
If ya absolutely gotta have another nine, then I'd go with the CZ. You're probably not going to see HiPower level dollars out of your XD.

My thought, though, rather than getting rid of the .45, swap one of the nines that seem to be beseiging you for a dillon square deal, and roll your own .45s.

~~~Mat

Pk14
March 3, 2007, 07:41 AM
If cost of ammo is your only issue, a decent .22 conversion kit could answer the mail.

I have conversion kits for both my pre-B CZ-75 and my Kimber .45s - they are are great for working on grip, function, and trigger control. I usually start with 100 rds of .22 and finish with 25-50 rounds of .45 (or 9mm) - saves around $20 / session.

If you are set on picking up a 9mm, I highly recommend the CZ.

Good luck,
Pk

legion3
March 3, 2007, 07:43 AM
Given the choices the CZ would be my choice, but don't pay any extra cash $ for it...trading at a gunshow the dealer always wants cash even if the gun your trading in is worth twice as much :uhoh:

But I would choose a Glock 19 or 26

Ala Dan
March 3, 2007, 08:17 AM
I think you pretty much answered your own question, by stating that you
really LIKE your Spingfield XD- .45 ACP; but its just that you can't afford
too shoot it, is this correct? If so, then I suggest that you trade for the
Springfield XD-9; as the trade won't ruin your bank account, and ammo
(REM-UMC, Blazer Brass, MagTech, etc) only runs $9.88 + tax per 50
rounds at our store.

distra
March 3, 2007, 08:28 AM
Well if you have to get rid of it, BHP is my vote. Before you trade it, have you thought about reloading? I decided it was best to reload and keep my .45 habit going. :D Used presses eithe single or progressive can be had for a couple 100 bucks. My $0.02

CajunBass
March 3, 2007, 08:36 AM
I'd think about reloading for the 45, before I'd take a beating on it in a trade, and you will trake a beating if you try to trade it. I'd get one of those little Lee Loaders, a plastic mallet, and few bucks worth of extra tools. For less than the $100.00 at least, you'll lose on the trade, you can be reloading. It won't be fast, but I put up thousands of rounds of 45 acp with one of those little kits years ago. The ammo shot just fine.

But if you were in Virginia, I'd swap you my XD-9 straight up for it. :D

kansas45
March 3, 2007, 09:06 AM
I would keep the XD & start reloading. Both My XD45 Tactical & XD45 Service pistols are great guns. I have 1911's & a revolver in 45 ACP also. I do like my 9mm 's a lot. I started loading with a RCBS Rockcrusher & still use it. I have added a Dillon 550 & it makes things go much faster. You will find reloading to be a very rewarding & interesting hobby. Think about it. If you decide to let loose of your 45, sell it to a buddy outright then go to the store & buy a XD9 Tactical.

Geno
March 3, 2007, 09:09 AM
I have come to the conclusion that selling firearms is a waste of time, energy and most of all money. Rarely one makes a good sale, meaning they don't lose their shirt and pants with it. Everytime one sell a firearm, they might as well just open their wallet and let the guy reach in and grab a first full of dollars! If .45 ACP ammunition is expensive shoot, how much more so is taking a flatout loss through the sale? Buying an additional 9mm will not save money. I would consider shooting a .22LR more, and reloading the .45 ACP.

fattsgalore
March 3, 2007, 09:20 AM
I'm not going to act like i understand your reasoning but who the heck am I to question. Well I picked the Sig p226 if they let me vote twice I'd of picked the BHP or CZ.

nelson133
March 3, 2007, 09:27 AM
+1 on reloading. If you think .45 acp factory loads are expensive. try .44 special or .45 long colt. Even buying the cast bullets I can shoot these for $5 a box, and you don't need several hundred dollars in equipment to do it.

tango3065
March 3, 2007, 09:31 AM
Glock 19, Sig226, or CZ P01. Out of your poll I picked the 226.

BryanP
March 3, 2007, 09:34 AM
Hmm. Let's see.

You have.

1) Glock 17
2) Kahr K9
3) Ruger SP-101

You're looking at

CZ-75B
Browning HP MKIII
XD-9
Sig P239
Sig P226

You have one full sized 9mm in the G17, therefore the choice of all but the P239 is purely a whim.

You have the K9 and the SP101, both of which are small enough for CCW, therefore making the P239 purely a whim.

The only hint you give is that you love the XD45. You know you like it and can shoot it well. So replace it with the same gun in 9mm and be done with it.

JDGray
March 3, 2007, 10:01 AM
Love my CZ:D After the initial cost, reloading will save you a ton. Reloading for the 45, you'll recover the start up in 1000rds, but thats if you buy red(Lee):D

briansp82593
March 3, 2007, 10:44 AM
get a browning classic they be purrrtty

.357 magnum
March 3, 2007, 11:48 AM
I have a couple of XD 45 acp's really great guns. For about the past 8 months,or so I have been buying the CCI 230gr Brass at Wal Mart for less then 10 a box. I know even .38 special ammo is awfully high. I buy it for my wife and my .40 cal Winchester white box cost less then .38 special, go figure? I would recommend keeping the .45, but we all have our own preferences. With that said, if you have the money the SIG 239 would be my top choice. Otherwise I think the XD 9mm would be a great quality and money purchase. Take care!

The Best to You and Yours!

Frank

HorseSoldier
March 3, 2007, 11:50 AM
Strong list of potential picks. I'd personally think you're a winner with the Sig, High Power, or the CZ. I would probably rank them High Power, CZ-75, and Sig, in that order, but they're all good.

Golddog
March 3, 2007, 12:02 PM
I've shot 'em all and owned some of the ones on your lists. The CZ 75B, full or compact size, had the best ergonomics for my medium large hand, and I much preferred the the CZ cocked and locked SA trigger to the others. CZ's are also quite accurate. They're the only semi-autos I now own.

The BHP fits smaller hands nicely, is reliable and accurate, and has nice sights. Its trigger, with the mag safety removed, can be excellent, but out of the box the pull is sometimes heavy. Because it is slimmer and lighter than the CZ's, the BHP may be a more comfortable concealed carry piece. However, the BHP safety's indistinct feel always made me nervous - is it on? is it off? is not a question you wish to entertain in concealed carry.

armoredman
March 3, 2007, 12:05 PM
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b13/armoredman/CZ.gif

HMMurdock
March 3, 2007, 12:16 PM
I've had all three and I'm infatuated with the Kahr K9. The G17 is a runner-up. If you want defense, the Kahr, hands down. If you want a "combat" handgun for home defense or taking to the range, go for a G17.

I'm not a big fan of the XD .45s....

TRL

yomama
March 3, 2007, 02:56 PM
Since income is limited, just sell it to buy ammo for the ones you already have!

USAFA06STX
March 3, 2007, 03:36 PM
If you like the XD 45, you'll like the XD 9. Unless you know you'll be happy with one of the other choices I'd stick with the XD 9.

.cheese.
March 3, 2007, 03:40 PM
The XD9 and Sigs are your best bet.

I voted for the XD9 since you'd have a reliable gun that you could afford to shoot.

You'd be equally happy with the Sigs though I think. If I could choose between the Sigs, I'd go with the 226.

shaggycat
March 3, 2007, 03:49 PM
I say Hi Power. You have the ugly/reliable/polymer gun already. Time to get a beautiful/reliable/steel gun.

kmrcstintn
March 3, 2007, 08:00 PM
I'm not gonna tell you which gun to go for; I am going to caution you about gun shows...I've been taken to the cleaners a few times when I was a newbie and unwise to what guns really cost by sellers that I dealt with; if you choose to buy at a show, make sure it is a dealer that has an established shop that is accessible to you later on...

Marshall
March 3, 2007, 08:22 PM
Hi Power.

Everyone should have at least one BHP 9mm in their collection. You'll be glad you picked it, if you do.

tbtrout
March 3, 2007, 10:38 PM
Since you already like the XD platform get the 9mm.

wooderson
March 3, 2007, 11:17 PM
I'd say P226 or CZ, whichever feels better in your hand. I appreciate the weight of the CZ, but the P226 is just a little bit bigger in the grip area and fits my hand awfully well.

ArchAngelCD
March 4, 2007, 12:00 AM
I agree with the others who said trade the XD-45 for an XD-9 since you said you like the gun so much.

StrikeFire83
March 4, 2007, 03:31 AM
Well, for those interested, I traded my XD-45 for a 99%, possibly less than 50 rounds through it, CZ-75B.

Here's a pic:

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l315/strikefire83/CZ-75B.jpg

It was a straight trade, and I know that I came out a little bit behind, but this weapon feels like a "modern" high power, has the feel I wanted in an all-steel gun, and will work with the almost 1000 rounds of 9mm that I have stockpiled.

I'm happy. Going to shoot it on wednesday. :)

Cokeman
March 4, 2007, 03:39 AM
I shot one of those yesterday. It's actually a pretty nice gun. You will like it.

ugaarguy
March 4, 2007, 03:58 AM
It was a straight trade, and I know that I came out a little bit behind, but this weapon feels like a "modern" high power, has the feel I wanted in an all-steel gun, and will work with the almost 1000 rounds of 9mm that I have stockpiled.
Congrats on the new pistol. You traded your old pistol even for a different one in similar condition which has the feel you want and is also chambered in a round that you have a large supply of (and is cheaper to resupply). Regardless of each pistols' normal retail price you got exactly what you wanted and didn't have to put any extra cash into the trade - you came out ahead in that regard.

jwerlc
March 4, 2007, 08:43 AM
Regardless of each pistols' normal retail price you got exactly what you wanted and didn't have to put any extra cash into the trade - you came out ahead in that regard.

+1

DirksterG30
March 4, 2007, 08:55 AM
Congrats on the purchase, StrikeFire83. I'm sure you'll have a blast shooting it. Check out www.czshooters.com & CZ Forum http://p201.ezboard.com/bczechpistols82792.

legion3
March 4, 2007, 09:51 AM
Good choice...no extra $ good deal...from a dealer:)

waynedm
March 4, 2007, 10:30 AM
CZ 75 straight up for a used xd45? You couldn't have done any better than that in my mind. Have you shot it yet? You'll be nothing but impressed.

cirrus
March 4, 2007, 11:33 AM
damn!

Texfire
March 4, 2007, 11:56 AM
You should enjoy your CZ, I love mine.

Tex

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