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Beretta px4 sub-compact or XD9 sub-compact

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by saenzrich, May 27, 2011.

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  1. saenzrich

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    Which do you prefer and why?:confused:
     
  2. Carter

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    My experience with the XD subcompact wasn't that spectacular. It was a decent shooter, but I think it looks ugly. The fullsize models look good though. Maybe I'm just crazy though. They have a pretty steady following though.

    I haven't shot the beretta but it feels great in my hand. Just hate the slide mounted safety. The magazines have a push down extension so your pinky has somewhere to go, but in a defensive situation you wouldn't have time to employ it. Plus, the extension leaves a small gap to pinch your finger when its pushed down. Neat idea though.

    Out of the two though, I'd decide on which I could shoot better. Striker fired or DA/SA. I think DA/SA is more fun, but I shoot striker fired better. So I'd probably go with the XD.
     
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    If I were you, I'd also look at the PX4 compact. For me, it feels way better in my hand than the sub-compact, and is just marginally bigger. Plus, you get the rotating barrel in the compact, which makes it a real nice shooter.
     
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    I haven't shot the XD9 but I have the full size and sub compact PX4 and have shot them a lot.
    Excellent guns, reliable and very accurate.

    I liked the full size so much I bought the sub compact, although I'm not interested in carrying the gun because (for me) it's too bulky.

    A number of people have shot and liked the guns.
     
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    I own a XD9sc, PX4sc, and PX4c

    They are all superb guns. No difference in reliability or accuracy. I prefer the PX4 compact as it fits my hand better. That said, I suggest you also consider the XDm compact and pick the one that best fits your hand. You will not go wrong with any of the guns.
     
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    The Beretta PX4 sc looks real good, but I still prefer the xd sc. I just think I'm more accurate and consistent with the striker fired.

    With my DA/SA guns I'm still low and to the right, despite a lot of practice. Whereas with the striker fired I'm dead on accurate.

    I also think the xd type grip safety is more convenient, especially in the sub compact size.
     
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    XDm compact.;)
     
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    XD9mmsc with the extended magazine (16 round) fits my hand, easy to control, easy to conceal.
     
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