Comparing the Springfield XD to the Glock...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Balrog, Jan 11, 2010.

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  1. GLOOB

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    If the GLOCK is the AK-47 of the pistol world, it's an AK-47 made with super tight tolerances, durable finish, consistent metallurgy, and outstanding quality control, in a state-of-the art, highly automated manufacturing facility where no part of the process involves hand polishing/fitting.

    Whereas the XD takes advantage of the inherent reliability of the design by making their version with lowered machining tolerances, poorer finish, and extra doodads, and lo and behold, it's still reliable. It's just that some of the extra doodads might break or stop working (e.g. chamber indicator stuck), you'll need a gunsmith to make many common repairs (or even change the sights), and you'll have fewer aftermarket accessories. It might shoot better, off hand, for some people, and to these people go my sincerest condolences. Even if I could shoot a Hi Point better than a Sig, I still wouldn't call the Hi Point a superior firearm.
     
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  2. Full Metal Jacket

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    i simply reported my personal experience, no more & no less. draw any conclusions you like from it.
     
  3. Balrog

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    Yep that is what I did. I concluded you will not own an XD now because you had on that jammed.

    Is that accurate or not? I don't see why you cant just answer.
     
  4. Full Metal Jacket

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    i answered your question, either you're simply beating a dead horse at this point or just trolling for an argument.

    not to mention: why don't you answer your question about your own post, if your so worried about it.
     
  5. PT1911

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    there is no comparison IMO... Glock has One good thing going for it... its durability/reliability. Regardless of what all the haters will tell you, the xd has met every challenge that the Glock has and passed with flying colors. Having matched Glock in the D/R area (some would say surpassed,) the xd also has a far superior trigger, better sights, a more natural grip angle (for most shooters) and functional safety features as well.
     
  6. Balrog

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    Could you simply restate your answer, because I am somehow missing it. Why won't you buy another XD? It sounded to me like you would not have another one because the one you had jammed a lot. Sorry if I came across as trolling. I am trying to understand your reasoning.
     
  7. EddieNFL

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    At the range this AM and my shooting partner tried another shooters XD. He left talking about trading his 17 for a XD.
     
  8. AOK

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    the xd also has a far superior trigger, better sights, a more natural grip angle (for most shooters) and functional safety features as well.

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    Not just superior but FAR SUPERIOR? Ahhhh, okay. I guess everybody is free to their own opinions.

    You know who would be GREAT people to ask their opinions on this subject? Seasoned/Respected instructors who see hundreds of Glock's and XD's being ran in their classes every year. Find out what they say they would trust their lives with.
     
  9. iyaoyas98

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    I like the XD better. It just fits better. That said, I have a Glock. The ergos aren't as good for me, but passable. I bought the Glock for parts and mags availability, every hick in TN has at least one 9mm Glock. I figure when Al Gore repo's the internet it will be easier to keep fed and maintained.
     
  10. Blues Brother

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    Good thinkin.
     
  11. TG13

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    i own an XD45 Service.. i find it comically funny that people have a hard time understanding that the XD is a single action and that requires a grip safety..
     
  12. NinjaFeint

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    I own a Glock 17 and my brother owns an XD9. He likes the grip safety and I think it is a false sense of security (I understand the XD is single action and this is why I think the grip safety is not enough in itself). He thinks the XD9 looks cool and I think it is one of the few guns uglier than my Glock. I could go on forever. I think they are both good but I like the low bore axis and easily changeable trigger weights on the glock.
     
  13. EddieNFL

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    So, who is wrong? You or your brother?
     
  14. NinjaFeint

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    The point was neither of us are wrong. They are both finely made firearms and the best one is the best one for each individual shooter.
     
  15. Blues Brother

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    so you and your brother actually get along?
     
  16. NinjaFeint

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    At the range when both are holding loaded firearms...yes:evil: I kid, I kid.

    Contrary to what you would believe we do not have any "Jets" vs "Sharks" west side story styled rivalry due to our handgun choices. Now my Dad is a 1911 guy...We have fun filled family firearm discussions
     
  17. EddieNFL

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    It was a rhetorical question, but it is refreshing to see someone understand others can have a valid opinion, as well.
     
  18. NinjaFeint

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    Gotcha, hard to tell peoples intent in text.
     
  19. Blues Brother

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    Good story Ninjataint. I was just goofin ya about your brother. ;)

    good info though about your & his gun preferences!!
     
  20. NinjaFeint

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    No offense taken...could you tell my response was super serious...
     
  21. Blues Brother

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    yup.
     
  22. Just One Shot

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    Here we go again. :)

    I guess I'll throw in my $.02

    I had a Glock 30 .45acp. Nice gun, dependable and it shot decent enough. The trigger and grip angle just didn't suit me.

    I prefer the XD line. I recently traded the Glock for an XD .45 full size and it has joined my other XD's in the CC rotation.

    Glock is the original tupperware pistol and it's a good one. It's just not my choice.

    I know a guy who is a Glock fanatic. It's his favorite pistol but we don't argue over who's is best. We respect the other guys choice to carry what they want.

    You know the old saying: Opinions are like ***holes, everybody has one.

    That being said, both guns are excellent performers and should out last most of their owners.

    What I can't understand is why anyone would want a 1911 when you can have one of these fine handguns.

    :neener:

    (Running for the exit!)

    :D
     
  23. EddieNFL

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    But some smell worse than others...

    ...and your's really stinks. :neener:
     
  24. Larry Ashcraft

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    Congratulations.

    Very nice thread.

    Lights out.

    Now can we try something resembling adult conversation? :mad:
     
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