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G30SF vs XD45C for HD

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by jwalker497, May 1, 2010.


Which one for Home Defense and why>??

  1. G30SF

    33 vote(s)
  2. XD45C

    40 vote(s)
  1. jwalker497

    jwalker497 Well-Known Member

    Which do you think would be a better Home Defense Gun, the Glock 30SW or the XD45 compact. Both of these are 45acp. I prefer the look/feel of the Glock better, the XD45 seems to sit too high for me. However, the XD has some interesting features like the Loaded Chamber & the Striker fire indicator which seems like they might be reallt beneficial in the middle of night or the dark, etc.

    Given the Pros/Cons I just laid out, which would you pick and why? thx
  2. ScratchnDent

    ScratchnDent Well-Known Member

    I would choose the one that felt better in my hand. For me, that was the XD. Sounds like the Glock is the one for you.
  3. Glock.

    i owned an xd45--it was a disaster.

    sold it for a glock 45, which didn't feel quite as comfy in the hand, but that takes a back seat to reliability and accuracy ;)
  4. REAPER4206969

    REAPER4206969 Well-Known Member

  5. Ridgerunner665

    Ridgerunner665 Well-Known Member

    I have two XD 45's...tough as nails, accurate, reliable, and just as ugly as a Glock.

    I'm a 1911 guy, but for a polymer gun the XD is my choice.
  6. easyg

    easyg Well-Known Member

    Either one.
  7. denfoote

    denfoote Well-Known Member

    This one is a no brainer because I own a G30SF. ;)
  8. ojibweindian

    ojibweindian Well-Known Member

    XD45 for me because shooting a Glock is a lot like grabbing a 2x4 with a pipe afixed to it.
  9. BushyGuy

    BushyGuy Well-Known Member

    XD45 but not the compact thats for CC its bad enough the .45 doesnt have enough bullets when u need it get the xd 45 tactical.
  10. you know, i've held both a glock and a 2x4, and they feel nothing alike. not sure where this analogy originated.....
  11. grubbylabs

    grubbylabs Well-Known Member


    I bought the XD because it fit my hand better. It comes with one compact clip and two 13 round clips with grip extensions on them. I like the compact grip better.

    But like it was said if the Glock fits you better then get that one. I think both are just as good a gun as the other.
  12. Jed Carter

    Jed Carter Well-Known Member

    Vote Glock, or maybe an FNH FNP 45, XD just has too high of bore axis, too many graphics and grooves to suite my taste. Grip safety on a striker fired pistol are for those that can't hold a Glock correctly. Whatever you choose get night sights. My personal choice is either a SIG P220 or my SIG P226, both with night sights.
  13. Youngrevolver

    Youngrevolver Well-Known Member

    Sigs and HKs are nice .45s but are a bit expensive. I am like you I like the XDs but the grip angle was weird for me seeing how I have been shooting glocks since is was 16 (25 now). The diameter of the grip was comfortable but I am not acustomed to the "1911" grip angle. Go with what fells comfortable sounds to me like it's the G30SF. That's also my next purchase (next weekend). I also want to buy the 10mm conversion barrel to keep my options open: .357 mag SP101, .45 acp, and 10mm.
  14. Youngrevolver

    Youngrevolver Well-Known Member

    Oh and you don't plan on ever carrying it I would seriously consider the 21SF. If nothing else buy some extra hi cap mags.
  15. ojibweindian

    ojibweindian Well-Known Member

    Just a self-invented colloquialism.

    In all honesty, I do recognize the Glock as a reliable platform. When I was in the market for a 10+ round capacity 45 ACP, the Glock and the XD were the two platforms that made my short list. I found that, ergonomically, the XD suited me, and the Glock felt "blocky", like wrapping my hands around a 2x4.

    That's where the analogy came from.
  16. chicharrones

    chicharrones Well-Known Member

    I like the XD for the ambi-mag release and the smoother trigger. I also like the way XDs fit my hand compared to most Glocks. However, I've never held an SF version of the 30.

    In another twist, I still bought a Glock 36 over a XD 40SC just because I wanted the Glock more when I was comparing the two.

    Soooooo, it all means . . . [​IMG]

    BTW, the Gen 3 Glocks have a nub on the extractor that is the loaded chamber indicator AND when Glock triggers are forward the gun is cocked, sorta like a striker cocked indicator.
  17. WRGADog

    WRGADog Well-Known Member

    I own an XD45C and a G30SF

    The XD45 with the 13 round mag, Tru Glo TFO, and Xtreme light is my night stand gun. I bought the G30SF, with night sights, earlier this week and will keep it in my truck full time. I am going to the range later today to put a couple hundred rounds through the G30 and will let you know how it goes. I also keep my constant pocket companion, a Khar PM9, with me at all times unless in a place where CCW is prohibited by law. I agree with the earlier poster both these guns are butt ugly, but they go bang every time you pull the trigger, and they are extremely reliable and tough.
  18. rimfireriot

    rimfireriot Well-Known Member

    I voted Glock, but both are fine guns. I own a XD and Glock.

    None of the features that interest you in the XD will matter at night.

    You won't be awakened in the middle of night by a sound and think "I'd better feel the back of my gun for the Striker Indicator, and feel the top of gun to see if a round is chambered."

    You either keep a round chambered, or you don't.

    Regardless, in the stress of a home defense situation you won't check any of those features, you will react.

    All that being said. I have a Glock 19, and an XD 9 SC. I like them both. If the Glock feels better in your hand get it, if the XD feels better get it.

    I keep the XD in my night stand because my wife can shoot it better, and if worse comes to worse she might need to use it.
  19. CTGunner

    CTGunner Well-Known Member

    Both are great guns. I have owned the Glock 30 and the XD 45 compact.

    The XD45 has a slimmer grip and of course the back strap safety. I think some people tend to like the XD more than the glock because of the feel of the grip.

    I really like the loaded chamber indicator on the XD, but that's just my personal preference. The reason is that while I keep a mag in the gun I do not store it with the chamber loaded. The loaded chamber indicator is a quick visual for me as I store the gun to double and tripple check that the chamber is clear.

    I don't think it's even worth debating the reliability of one over the other. They are both solid. But for HD its purpose may be better served backing up a shotgun. :)
  20. TG13

    TG13 Well-Known Member


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