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I don't care if it HAS been done to death: XD9 vs G19

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by danweasel, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. danweasel

    danweasel Well-Known Member

    So, I am going to buy my first 9mm tonight.

    In this corner: XD9 $419.00 I had an XD45 Tactical (wish I still did) and it shot good. That is the extent of my XD experience.

    In that corner: Glock 19 Gen4. $605.00 I shot a Glock once. It was in .357 Sig and had a compensator so not very comparable...

    I know there are posts similar to this but none with the Gen4 that I could find. Maybe I am just excited. Hell, maybe I am just bragging. Either way, I would appreciate some input.

  2. Walking Dead

    Walking Dead Well-Known Member

    Why would you limit yourself to only two choices? Or what process did you use to narrow it down to these? There are a whole bunch of other great options in that category. But if those were the choices I'd probably get the Xd. Price is always a factor and great guns don't have to cost that much.
  3. Hunter125

    Hunter125 Well-Known Member

    Pick whichever points the best to you, whatever your natural point of aim is.
    I chose the XD because of that and because I like the grip saftey. I feel that there would be less chance of AD's like there have been with some Glocks.
    I think the XD is easier to field strip as well.
    It all comes down to personal preference, you won't find a difference in reliability/function and they will both outlast you if you take care of them.
    If it were me, especially if the XD is cheaper, I would scoop it up.
  4. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    XD9, hands down. I prefer the XDm over the XD, but for nearly $200, the XD is a much better buy.

    I'm with Walking Dead - why not the M&P or Caracal? If the Glock is over $600, why not XDm? I understand that certain other options (Ruger, FNS, Taurus) all have manual safeties, and don't quite fit the same category as XD and Glock.
  5. f4t9r

    f4t9r Well-Known Member

    both good guns, i would save the money and buy the XD. You ask so there you go !!
  6. Kyl3

    Kyl3 Active Member

    Save the $200 and get the XD
  7. 1KPerDay

    1KPerDay Well-Known Member

    Buy the one that fits YOUR hand and points well FOR YOU.
  8. Buckeyeguy525

    Buckeyeguy525 Well-Known Member

    If you have $600 to spend, I would look into the XDm as well. Better ergonomics and higher capacity than both listed. Of the two you mentioned, I have owned both so here is my breakdown:

    *Ergonomics: XD fit my hand better, but that may depend on you.
    *Safety: XD has a grip safety, glock has no type of external safety
    *Trigger: Glock. The XD trigger has a lot of takeup, Ive replaced all the triggers on my XD's
    *Reliability: Draw. I have never had a glock or xd jam
    *Sights: XD has standard 3 dot, glock has the frame and dot
    *Maintenance: draw
    *Aftermarket support: glock, but theres a ton for xd also

    If its just between those two, buy the XD and save the $200. You are a fool if you buy the Glock- was that a direct enough answer for you?
  9. danweasel

    danweasel Well-Known Member

    The problem is they both fit my hand well but they are so... different... I worry because the last handgun I bought (FNP40) felt great in the gunshop-and never since. But I think I am agreeing with a lot of what's here. XD is looking real good.

    Caracal is out, too new, and the one guy who I know who has one says, "meh".
    M&P just doesn't feel right.
    XDM is overpriced (I think $650+), here at least. Also it looks really dorky, hahaha.
    And yes, manual safeties are for the birds.

    I love this site. Thanks.
  10. danweasel

    danweasel Well-Known Member

    Oh I forgot to add, the one main sticking point against the XD:

    I like the Glock sights. Love 'em actually. I know, white markings shouldn't matter for precision but as far as fast and "accurate enough" I love frame and dot sights.
  11. R.W.Dale

    R.W.Dale Well-Known Member

    If this is a defensive handgun glock hands down.

    I won't consider an xd for one reason. The grip safety locks the slide when disengaged. Making certain clearance drills impossible
  12. Buckeyeguy525

    Buckeyeguy525 Well-Known Member

    yes, they are both very different, but very similiar. For me, the biggest difference between the two is the bore axis. The XD sits very high, the slide feels "tall", but you'll get used to it. Its really a wash between the two, if they were the same price it would just be a toss-up. If you do get the XD, I would look into a Powder River Precision drop-in trigger kit. Takes about an hour to install, they have youtube videos walking you through it. I've installed 2 and they make the gun shoot like a 1911. This kit costs $115, you can do a Glock trigger job for about $20. Something else to think about
  13. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    I have issue with this as well, but I haven't had any issues where it's been more than just a nuissance. You can tap-rack-bang just fine with it.
  14. barstoolguru

    barstoolguru Well-Known Member

    get the doc to give you some zanex because it is just a gun. it's like shoes some fit some don't but like an ulgy kid you Except it and live life
  15. Tcruse

    Tcruse Well-Known Member

    If you are not going to be a heavy user then pick the one that you like. If you expect to do a lot of shooting and want something that will always work get the Glock. Street price here for G17 gen 4 is about $499. Gen 3 is running about $450 street price. XDm has a much better chance of being a reliable and accurate gun over the XD9. Parts, accessories, and service will all favor the Glock. SW M&P is another service level gun. There are lots of choices and many of me are good. I would not personally but a gun from Croatia.
  16. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    Uh...he doesn't seem to be stressing over it. Not sure what you're rambling about.

    Tcruse, I don't personally buy into the whole Glock-is-more-durable-than-X bit. Glocks have been around for longer, and have a longer track record, but I don't think the other options in the class are likely to break just because they don't have as long of a track record.
  17. coolluke01

    coolluke01 Well-Known Member

    Go glock and never look back. The grip angle and lower bore axis are a huge plus. And they aren't made in Croatia!
  18. boricua9mm

    boricua9mm Well-Known Member

    There's some stuff to hate about Glocks; crummy plastic sights, a strange grip angle, plastic recoil rods (that I've seen break), recent ejection problems, and a weirdo know-it-all fanbase that usually opens their mouth and proves they aren't familiar with other guns.

    Now, since IT HAS been done to death, even recently, I will say that having hated Glocks for a long time and having owned one of the early pre-XD pistols (Gen. 2 HS2000), the Glock is the better choice, unless you have extensive training and predispositions to a completely different type of pistol. It boasts aftermarket support out the *bleep*, is extremely easy to detail strip and perform your own Armorer level maintenance, has multiple trigger upgrades for take-up and break, it is much more size efficient, has no unnecessary safeties that might prevent you from firing the gun in compromised positions/holds, and it is infinitely more sustainable as it is the most common pistol in America.

    ...but you probably shouldn't be researching all of this when you intend to just go and buy a pistol within a few hours of asking the question. :scrutiny:
  19. tobenheim

    tobenheim Active Member

    Buy the XD and put the extra cash into ammo. $605 for a Glock seems high to me. XD is a good solid performer.
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2012
  20. gunnutery

    gunnutery Well-Known Member

    Sorry to base it on looks, the Glock is ugly, but in my eyes, it's a beauty queen next to the XD.

    I've never really been that big a fan of grip safeties. I like the very simple passive safeties of the Glock, it only makes you think about the most important safety (your brain).

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