Which gun would you recommend? The Springfield XD Sub-Compact .40? Or the Smith & Wesson M&P compact .40?
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July 21, 2008, 08:02 PM
O own the Springfield XD sc. It is a fine gun and I love shooting it. However I handled a M&P Compact today and I must say that I think it fits my hand a bit better. Handle both and see which fits you better. Honestly you can't go wrong with either one.
July 21, 2008, 08:08 PM
I've held both several times. And they fit my hand about the same. Does the XD being chunkier than the M&P make that much of a difference when you carry it? What sold you on getting the XDSC?
July 21, 2008, 08:29 PM
What sold me on the XD is that we carried it in stock when I worked at Kieslers. We were a Distributor so we got a good price on them. It really came down to money for me, they were that close. In the Full sized gun I like the M&P a little more but in the SC it is really a toss up.
I have not found that the XD is any harder to conceal because of how blocky it is. The nice thing about the XD is that I can put a 10 round mag in it for concealed carry and then when I get home swap out for a 16 rounder with a grip extension and it is a great nightstand gun. I never even have to get into my safe.
July 21, 2008, 08:36 PM
Do the trigger and grip safety's get in the way or anything?
July 21, 2008, 08:44 PM
Not in the least. Grip safety is less obtrusive than a 1911s and the Trigger is fine.
July 21, 2008, 08:50 PM
Do you have the 3 white dot sights on it? If you do, how do you like them?
July 22, 2008, 09:11 AM
The nice thing about the XD is that I can put a 10 round mag in it for concealed carry and then when I get home swap out for a 16 rounder with a grip extension and it is a great nightstand gun.
The same thing can be done with the compact M&P using a mag sleeve from Custom Carry Concepts.