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Which is Uglier: Glock or XD?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Ian11, Apr 15, 2003.

  1. Ian11

    Ian11 Well-Known Member

    Let's see what you guys think. Purely on aesthetics.

    Glock 3rd Gen. or SA XD?
  2. DeltaElite

    DeltaElite Well-Known Member

    The XD, but both are homely reliable guns. :D
  3. Traithe

    Traithe Active Member

    Glock, at least the XD doesn't look like it was rough cut from a block of something. And before I get flamed, I've owned several Glock's and liked all of them. But I never bought one of them for their looks. I bought them purely for fucntion and reliabilty. Of course beauty is always in the eye of the beholder.
  4. litework

    litework Well-Known Member

    They both have an "only a mother could love them" appeal. I think the Glock is just a little uglier than the tactical and service XD's. However, the XD subcompact is in a class by itself. Man that things ugly. Ugly guns can rock!
  5. NevadaPistolero

    NevadaPistolero Well-Known Member

    Glock by far the ugliest...Ive owned 3 of them and never did like them. Yeah it took 3 of them to make my mind up.
  6. Navy joe

    Navy joe Well-Known Member

    XD, at least the Glock has its own original style. Now the XD with it's Glock looking frame, USP looking slide, and grip safety looks like the unholy product of an HK, Glock, and 1911 mating. Add to that, it was a nicer gun when it said HS2000 and cost 269.
  7. Ian11

    Ian11 Well-Known Member

    Navy joe,

    My thoughts exactly!!! :D
  8. Alpha752

    Alpha752 Member

    XD is uglier

    Glock is a piece of artwork.
  9. zahc

    zahc Well-Known Member

    XD is even uglier.
  10. Phantom Warrior

    Phantom Warrior Well-Known Member

    I'd have to say Glocks are better looking. Personally, I think they are dead sexy. Glocks at least look like they were built like that. XDs look like the bastard (I mean that in the technical sense, not the obscene sense) child of several other guns. Which, as Navy Joe pointed out, they are.
  11. gudel

    gudel Well-Known Member

    i think the XD looks much better than the Glocks :)
  12. cratz2

    cratz2 Well-Known Member

    Well, I have a Glock and I plan on getting an XD later this year so I don't have anything against either of them. That having been said, I think the Glock possesses a certain serious business look to it that makes it attractive in an industrial, Nine Inch Nails sort of way.

    The XD doesn't even have that. :p But I'm gonna try one.
  13. Schuey2002

    Schuey2002 Well-Known Member

  14. New_comer

    New_comer Well-Known Member

    XD:barf: :barf:

    GLOCK:barf: :barf: :barf: :barf:

    :D :evil:
  15. JPoe

    JPoe Active Member

    Not the most useful thread.

    "Ugly"? NEITHER!

    OK, so the XD took several of the best features of a few other guns and combined them very nicely into one EXCELLENT gun. That's a BAD thing??? :confused: For the competition maybe. Yes, now it costs more than it did when it was imported by HS - but it now has Springfield's service and lifetime warranty behind it - should it ever need it. It's still a bargain - especially when compared to a Glock.

    Oh, and the XD frame looks NOTHING like the Glock. The only similarity is that it's made of polymer. Totally different grip angle (thank God), grip texture and shape (no funky finger grooves), much more meaty (and REPLACABLE) slide rails, etc. It does have a trigger safety - like the Glock.

    That said... I think they're both GREAT guns. They're both purpose built tools... nobody buys either because they're pretty. Although I think my Bi-Tone XD looks great, I bought it primarily because it's a great PERFORMING gun at a good price. I guarantee you that if some of you hardcore Glockers would stop feeling all threatened and defensive and just give the XD an objective chance - and I mean actually LOOK at it, HOLD it, and SHOOT it, you'd like it. A lot. If you haven't done that, you have no basis to bash it.

    They're BOTH great guns... get over it.
  16. Tacblack

    Tacblack Well-Known Member

    I would have to say they are both the same ugly, but I like the trigger on the XD much better.
  17. Flashpoint

    Flashpoint Well-Known Member

    Glock be an ugly gun, but they ain't ment to be perdy.
  18. Ian11

    Ian11 Well-Known Member


    Useful? No.

    But for a little fun and a little rock throwin across each other's respective side of the pond? Yes.

    But I noticed you posted the longest response out of everyone and went on and on about the features. :rolleyes:

    Relax. No one really cares what your gun looks like when the SHTF. Ugly is ugly and when a 1911 owner or Beretta owner calls my Glock 21 ugly. I say "Sure, but it takes care of me like a pit bull" :D Then I pull out my SIG P220ST or P228 to show them I can appreciate good looking pistols too. ;)
  19. Tropical Z

    Tropical Z Well-Known Member

    Clearly the Glock!
  20. WhoKnowsWho

    WhoKnowsWho Well-Known Member

    The green XD...

    The rest of the Glocks and XDs are fine.

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