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Glock 19 or Springfield XD?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by hankrearden2000, Jul 9, 2004.

  1. hankrearden2000

    hankrearden2000 Well-Known Member

    I'm considering a semi auto for my next concealed carry gun. I've always been a revolver man. Which do you guys and gals recommend? The Glock 19 9mm or the Springfield XD Service Model also in 9mm? They are similar in size, weight, and barrel length and the XD is significantly cheaper.
  2. TScottW99

    TScottW99 New Member

    Try them both on for size and go with the one that you like and feel comfortable with. Try to rent one of each and see which one you like to shoot the best. I own several Glocks and one XD9 and like them all.

    I didn't want the XD9 but was trying to find a 9mm that my wife would like to shoot. She tried both the Glock 19 and the XD and like the XD much better. After taking the XD to the range I was pleasently surprised and now carry it alot. Mine has performed 100% and really likes the Corbon 125 grain +P.

    Good luck!
  3. azrael

    azrael Well-Known Member

    Springy....All others, are but pale imitationss....
  4. Spot77

    Spot77 Well-Known Member

    All other pros, cons, and arguments aside, I think the Springfield is just a way cooler gun.:p

    Glocks are everywhere; XD's still seem pretty rare.
  5. TODD3465

    TODD3465 Well-Known Member

    In that caliber I'd get the Glock.

    It's got a few more custom parts and holsters out for it.

    You can get real high cap mags for it if you want to pay the money.

    That said go to a range and rent both shoot them and get what works for you the best.
  6. TScottW99

    TScottW99 New Member

    Actually the holster selection for the XD is pretty good and getting better.

    Sidearmor, Blade-Tech, CTACT, High Noon, Don Hume, Blackhawk and others all have holsters. Some good XD gear can be found here... http://www.xd-gear.com
  7. jc2

    jc2 member

    The XD has a better trigger and is more usually more accurate than the 19. Holsters are fairly easy the find anymore--it has really caught on. Though in about ten weeks magazines should not be an issue, the XD40 mags serve as perfectly legal and functional high cap mags in the XD9 and will cost you about $25 each new. High cap 19 mags are a little harder find, generally well-used (to worn out) and cost two to three times as much. It's your choice. The XD is probably somewhat less prone to operator error (accidental discharge) when comes to holstering (particularly concealment/IWB type holsters) and cleaning. The finish of the 19 requires less maintenance than the finish of the XD, and the 19 is somewhat easier to work on than the XD.
  8. middy

    middy Well-Known Member

    Of course, a G23 mag will work as a high-cap for a G19, as well.

    I like them both, but the Glock has a more proven track record for durability (and how!)
  9. Frenchy

    Frenchy Well-Known Member

    I have owned and carried both as duty pieces...I still own the HS (XD).
    Both guns were dead reliable with all ammo.
    Glock has the advantage on finish.
    The HS (IMO) is more ergonomic (grip angle, etc) than the Glock, but that's subjective.
    Mag release on the HS is ambi if that's important to you.

    Try them both...you can't go wrong withe either.

  10. jc2

    jc2 member

    The 19 certainly has a longer history than XD which includes the infamous slam-fires/going full auto of some of the early models, the Phase 3 malfunctions and, of course, broken slide rails, but there has been absolutely no indication of durability problems with the XD during its lifespan.

    It might not be too wise to assume merely because the 19 has been in production longer it will prove more durable than than the XD, right?
  11. hksw

    hksw Well-Known Member

    Have a G34 and an XD9. Although I can be quite accurate with the G34 if I take my time, overall I like the XD better. Like the single action trigger.
  12. Brasso

    Brasso Well-Known Member

    I've had them both but I kept the Glock. Having said that, if the xd had a tennifer finish and got rid of that stupid roll pin on top I wouldn't touch another glock. The tennifer finish has me won on the glock, even though the xd is better in most every other area. The xd sub 9mm I had was some kind of freaky accurate for such a short gun.
  13. twoblink

    twoblink Well-Known Member

    Easy. Get the SUPERIOR Steyr.

  14. tlhelmer

    tlhelmer Well-Known Member

    Glock 19!:cool:
  15. Kilroy

    Kilroy Well-Known Member

    Is the Steyr back in production? Did they build another factory?

    XD is interesting in that it absolutely has to have that grip safety. The trigger mechanism is very simple and the gun is cocked full time. The other guns that are cocked full time are furnished with a manual safety.
  16. carpettbaggerr

    carpettbaggerr Well-Known Member

    Pull trigger = bang.
    Holster with finger on trigger = bang.
    Something about the XD I'm missing?
  17. mattf7184

    mattf7184 Well-Known Member


    The lookout for Steyr in the US is stronger than ever. Id look at the M9 at CDNN, one of the BEST deal in pistols right now($280 I believe). There is even a new M series redesign coming out. I like the XD a lil more than the G-19 overall (due to it fitting my hand better than the Steyr and Glock and I like the grip angle better), but if you go that route I HIGHLY recommend a two tone stainless slide due to issues with the slide finish. The Glock and Steyr are tenifer treated.

    The Steyr has the best trigger imo out of all of them and if you dont mind the Glock/Steyr Grip angle then i'd recomend it as well. Plus there is a group buy for 14round magazines going on for ~$9 a magazine if you can get in on it (u will most likely have to use paypal to get in on the deal).

    All of those guns are very well built and none of them are bad choices. If you go the Glock route www.topglock.com has the best prices and for the XD two tone, Aimsurplus has them for $450 (even though I dont like Aim due to past experience but many people have luck with them).Good luck.
  18. litework

    litework Well-Known Member

    When you holster the XD, use the lower 2/3 of the grip (the part without the grip safety) and you don't have to worry about anything (not just your finger) causing the the trigger to be depressed when you push your firearm forward into the holster.
  19. jc2

    jc2 member

    Yep. Sure is.

    Pull trigger = Bang (XD and Glock)
    Holster with finger on trigger = Bang (Glock)
    Holster with finger on trigger and hand off grip safety = NO Bang (XD)
    Holster with shirt tail or strap in trigger guard = Bang (Glock)
    Holster with shirt tail or strap in trigger guard and hand off grip safety = NO Bang (XD)

    Fieldstripping fail to check chamber = Bang (Glock)
    Fieldstripping, lock slide back, turn release, move slide forward, pull trigger = NO Bang (XD)

    Drop weapon--grab it on the way down = Bang (Glock)
    Drop weapon--grab it on the way down = NO Bang (XD)

    See you were missing quite a lot, weren't you!
  20. Blueduck

    Blueduck Well-Known Member

    Was just about to post about the grip safety :)

    As thats done, Glocks apparently having some problems with the newest followers in the G-19 with the ten round mags. Personally I'd wait to Sept to see if the ban expires but thats just me.

    Glock has had a few issues to date but of course they have likely have 20 times as many 9mm's "on the road" as Springfield or Steyr have ever dreamed of or ever will...

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