Help me choose XD9c or XD9sc


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Storz
July 19, 2012, 07:59 PM
Narrowed my next CCW piece down to either an XD9 compact, or XD9 subcompact. Plan to carry IWB in a Supertuck. Specs show that the height is only .25" apart, with the XD9c being 5" tall and the XD9sc at 4.75. I've handled both and they both fit my hand great.

Is the 1" longer barrel worth the extra grip length, which is often the most difficult part to conceal, or should I go for max concealability.

I live in NC...and its HOT :evil:

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J_McLeod
July 19, 2012, 08:17 PM
I have both and barely notice a difference in when shooting them. Since I have small hands, the XDSC fits better in some ways.

bigfatdave
July 20, 2012, 12:27 AM
get the subcompact, you can always use an extended magazine with the sleeve for casual target stuff or a reload

mes228
July 20, 2012, 07:33 AM
The compact in 9mm might be surprising. I'd suggest you try to shoot one. I've owned a few XD's and generally do not like compacts. I'd have to admit thought that the XD Compact I owned in .40 was exceptional. Especially in the area of recoil. Something about the ergos, or the design, or "I don't know why" but the recoil was the mildest .40 I've fired. Really almost unbelievable. I have full size .40's by other makers that are so snappy, with so much barrel rise, you wonder if they were even tested when developed. They should have looked at the XD's in recoil.

Buckeyeguy525
July 20, 2012, 08:04 AM
I've noticed with the XD's, glocks, etc that there really isn't much difference in shootability between the sizes. I personally would get the smallest one that fit my hand well

Storz
July 20, 2012, 02:37 PM
Well you know what they say about the best laid plans. Went to the shop today with the intention of putting an XD9sc on layaway and ended up coming across a clean used Glock 31c for a great price. Its now on layaway. :D

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KenW.
July 21, 2012, 09:42 AM
So, you gonna join glocktalk.com now?

Dreamliner787
July 21, 2012, 10:09 AM
It's like the G19 or G26 discussion. I'd go with the G19 or XD9SC instead of the smaller. I like the fit of the slight larger frame and the slight difference in size doesn't affect how I carry. It'll depend on how you intend on carrying your weapon; the smaller one is easier to conceal.

TarDevil
July 21, 2012, 12:44 PM
Well you know what they say about the best laid plans. Went to the shop today with the intention of putting an XD9sc on layaway and ended up coming across a clean used Glock 31c for a great price. Its now on layaway. :D

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Oh no...not another one!!:D

Storz
July 21, 2012, 01:04 PM
So, you gonna join glocktalk.com now?

Not sure yet. I don't really read any other firearms sites besides THR, occasionally AR15.COM and RFC

THR is def my favorite.

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herkyguy
July 21, 2012, 04:03 PM
I carry the XD sc9 in a supertuck and love it. fun to shoot and conceals well on me. The extended grip would give you added capacity, but i think that would give a whole heck of a lot more printing under your shirt. consider upping the sights to tritium...either trijicon or meprolight i believe make them reasonably priced.

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