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Looking at "long-slide" guns

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Coffee357, Mar 17, 2004.

  1. Coffee357

    Coffee357 New Member

    Dec 28, 2002
    Trying to decide whether to get a "long-slide" pistol or a sub-compact. I'm seperating the posts in the event I decide. Both the Glock 34 and the XD-9 Tactical (5") are very close to what I'm looking for in a long-slide gun. The Glock has a little fuller grip but the finger grooves would have to be removed to make the gun "fit" me. The XD has a little shorter barrel and a better trigger reach but the thumb indention in the grip seems to be in an awkward spot (I like the lack of finger-grooves, however). I like the fact the XD doesn't have that slide lightening port up front. The Glock seems to be more available. Has anyone shot both these pistols? Any input is appreciated!

  2. PO2Hammer

    PO2Hammer Senior Member

    Nov 30, 2003
    I can tell you're going to need both a lonslide and a subcompact. I've owned or shot Glocks 34/35/24. the long slides are great. usually increased accuracy and reduced recoil. I have a HK USP Elite 9mm (6") that is too sweet for words. I think you have to decide which system to buy into. XD or Glock. Never shot an XD but they feel good in the hand and have a crispy trigger. Choose your brand and get both.

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