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XD series compared to Glock in durability and reliability

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by peacebutready, Jun 8, 2012.

  1. peacebutready

    peacebutready Well-Known Member

    Good Day,

    Would anyone know how close the Springfield XD series compares to Glock in durability (ex: torture tests) and reliability for the recently manufactured ones. I'm assuming one should wait some more time on the XD(m) models for any gremlins to be worked out.

    Happy Shooting!
  2. Kingcreek

    Kingcreek Well-Known Member

    An early XD 9mm had over 60k rounds thru it and that was last report almost 2 years ago. I've not talked to the guy recently but other than springs he said he didn't think he could make it fail.
  3. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    Most shooters will never shoot enough to come close to wearing out either one in any way.
  4. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    The only reason Glocks have a bigger reputation than any of their competition (M&P, XD/XDm, etc) is because they've been around longer to build that reputation. Anything from a known manufacturer should be good, barring a few lemons.

    HGUNHNTR Well-Known Member

    I don't have any brand loyalties whatsoever, but I can tell you I have had one issue with a Glock. It was a recall some years back, the rear left slide guide rail broke off of the frame. With XD's I have had two issues, both involving reliability, and not related to magazines. Choose the one that feels the best.

    No, thats not the only reason. Quality and value are part of it as well. Jennings has been around quite some time and has failed to build a glowing reputation among those that appreciate quality.
  6. Skribs

    Skribs Well-Known Member

    HG, I meant in relation to the competition. The SR series, XD series, and M&P series all have quality and value as well. The only difference is the Glock has been out since 1982, the HS2000 (AKA XD) since 99, M&P since 2005, Caracal and SR9 since 2007. The Glock has 17 years seniority on the next oldest.
  7. boricua9mm

    boricua9mm Well-Known Member

    My old HS2000 developed a crack in the locking block after ~3,000 rounds of range ammo. Springfield later "addressed" this by putting a radiused cut on the corners of the locking block rather than a 90 degree angle.

    No problems with my Glocks, other than the fact that they're Glocks :)
  8. CDR_Glock

    CDR_Glock Well-Known Member

    I have an XDM and A few Glocks. Reliability, accuracy and function are the same for me. However, I don't like the S&W split trigger.
  9. Teachu2

    Teachu2 Well-Known Member

    The internet, like nature, discovers the hidden flaw. If any major manufacturer has problems, it soon becomes known. As far as durability and longetivity, I doubt you could wear out and of the major players' (Glock, S&W, XD, Ruger, Sig, etc) polymer offerings.

    Reliability is another matter - some are wary of the Glock Gen4 guns, but can still take comfort in knowing Glock will make them right.

    My last five purchases have been my first five polymer-framed pistols. Glock 30, 34 and 21, S&W M&P 9c, and Sig 20229. If Glock didn't have GSSF competitions, I might well have skipped the 34 and 21, and bought a M&P 45 or XD 45 Tactical - and I may still get those as time and budget allow. I expect all of these guns to end up in my grandkids hands many years from now.
  10. The_Armed_Therapist

    The_Armed_Therapist Well-Known Member

    They're the same. Glock came first, but Springfield is Springfield.
  11. M1key

    M1key Well-Known Member

    I own Glocks and have owned three Springfields: two XDs (9 and 40) and an XDm9.

    Hope you like the XD factory sights, cuz they are press-fit and can be very difficult to replace.

    In a few cases, the roll pin on the XD that holds the striker assy has walked out. It's a simple fix to push it back down or replace it with a thicker one.

    I would own the XDm 9mm again, but not over a similar model in the Glock.

    Last edited: Jun 8, 2012
  12. daybreak

    daybreak Well-Known Member

    This topic has been beaten to death over the years. Do a search, they're both generally super reliable and there's a reason why they are compared so often.
  13. jmr40

    jmr40 Well-Known Member

    The XD may someday prove it is as durable as a Glock, but to date no one has come close to replicating what Glocks have proven they can handle. There are several G-17's with near, or over 300,000 rounds and still going strong.


    Nothing has come close to proving it can handle abuse either


    Not saying an XD can't do it, but until someone does, my vote is with Glock.

    XD's have been around for a while now. I they can do it surely someone has tried.
  14. Happypuppy

    Happypuppy Member

    I have .45 XD and a g19. Both have not misfeed, jammed etc. I have put 2-3k rounds through both at the range with everything from range ammo to SD loads. No drama , both are nice guns and maintained with just a basic field strip cleaning post the range

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  15. mljdeckard

    mljdeckard Well-Known Member

    Springfield is Springfield?
  16. CGT80

    CGT80 Well-Known Member

    I have a 2005 XD 4" service model in 40S&W. It has around 30k rounds through it. The last 5-10k were 9mm with a barsto barrel. Almost all of the rounds have been low power loads that I have reloaded. The gun has many upgrades since I shoot it for competition. It runs great and is still even on the original recoil spring. I have never had a problem with factory ammo. I have had issues with my reloads feeding before, just as many competitors do. Some of the problems were my own error in seating depth or crimp. Some of the problems may be due to running 9mm ammo through a 40 cal gun. I now run Montana gold jhp's in the gun and case gauge all my ammo. I rarely have a problem now.
  17. Kachok

    Kachok Well-Known Member

    Both have functioned flawlessly for me, but for me the ergonomics of the XDm is superior so it is my top pick
  18. Prince Yamato

    Prince Yamato Well-Known Member

    Most people who shoot wont run the guns hard enough to notice a difference. I'd say that Glocks probably have a slight edge, due to fewer parts.
  19. Kiln

    Kiln Well-Known Member

    Look up the XD torture test. I don't know if they'll outlast a Glock but they're sure as hell alot more comfortable.

    That goes double for the XDM. My guess is that the XD pistols will run more ammo than you can afford to shoot and if there is an issue, Springfield Armory will take care of you.

    I know it isn't much compared to some but my XDM 4.5 chambered in .40 S&W has fired about 5,000 rounds or so now with two jams...I'd say that is pretty good performance.
  20. NG VI

    NG VI Well-Known Member

    That was my problem with them as well, until I owned a couple.

    Appears to be the biggest internet issue with them too.

    I agree. I don't think a rare choke here or there is anything to be concerned about, you really can't read much into a malfunction that doesn't reoccur. There are just too many weird variables in manufacturing goods to mistrust a consistent pistol because of an isolated failure.

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