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Glock 21sf or Springfield XD 45...

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by TJ42, Mar 9, 2010.

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  1. TJ42

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    Glock 21sf or Springfield XD 45 service 4"...for general home defense and occasional carry? And why would you choose one over the other?

    Thanks!

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  2. Balrog

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    I have had both. I would go with the Glock. Glocks are more plentiful, parts are everywhere, and you can pretty much rebuild your Glock yourself just watching videos on youtube.

    The Glock feels more solid to me (this is subjective).

    The Glock will have better resale value if you decide to get rid of it one day.

    Glock magazines are cheaper and easier to find.

    The Glock does not have a grip safety, and while the grip safety is nice in some ways, it is also one more thing to go wrong.
     
  3. bkjeffrey

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    Im a Glock fan. I hate the XD line......Sorry guys.

    But until Glock hashes out the issues with the ambi-mag release on th 21sf line I would hold out. Other that that the 21sf is a fine hand gun that will serve you just fine.
    I own a 21sf with the ambi-mag release and its been nothing but problems since I took the gun out of the box. Give Glock some time to get it right. They will.

    Or just go with a standard G21. Thats what I would do if I had to do it all over again.
     
  4. 19-3Ben

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    Right now my answer would be the XD45.

    Better ergos, and one of my LGS's has a sale on them right now for $429.
     
  5. jem375

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    I would also pick the XD45, own one and have shot the G21 and didn't like it as much...
     
  6. Full Metal Jacket

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    i've owned both the glock21sf and the xd45, and i would say go with glock, without question!
     
  7. ByAnyMeans

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    I have no experience with either so I would shoot them a bit and see which felt and shot best for me. I personally use a Glock 26 so I do like them but have only a 1911 in .45acp.


    If it's for occasional carry you may want to also try the Glock 30. I am not sure if the XD comes in a subcompact but check it out. The reason I go G26 is it can switch form a nice carrying subcompact to compact or fullsize grip with a magazine change. It's quite adaptable to the situation.
     
  8. bk1

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    From everything I have read, it comes down to personal preference. I have both and like how the grip feels on the XD better than the 21sf. Other than that, both are super reliable and do their job if you can do yours.

    You often read the "rent or try both and see what fits for you" and I think this is a case where I will re-use that same advice I have seen many times.

    I would say, try both and unless the XD feels better and points better for you go with the 21sf.
     
  9. David E

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    I've had zero problem with mine. What's yours doing ?

    Another gun to consider is the M&P in .45 acp from S&W.
     
  10. Mikeybudo

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    I have a 21SF with ambi. mag. release. No problems at all.
     
  11. Ughh

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    Balrog, well said, i couldn't agree more on all those points. I've had a 21SF, sold it, and now i have a 30SF

    XD's feel better, slightly, but the trigger is mooshier than the Glock out-of-the-box especially the XDms, by far.

    First time my bro shot our friends XD40, it jammed several times with factory loads. Not 1 hiccup, not 1 FTF or FTE so far in my G30SF with the cheapest factory loads. :D
     
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    ^^^mirrors my xd experience. mine was a jamming piece of crapola.
     
  13. Mr.Davis

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    Go with the XD so you can have fun trolling the Glock owners along with us :evil:

    Both are excellent firearms. I suggest shooting both and selecting the one whose grip angle better fits you.
     
  14. cmcmillen

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    Have you looked at the FNP 45? I also looked the the other two you mention and chose to go with it instead. It's all personal preference.
     
  15. General Tso

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    Glock. Why get the imitation? That's how I see it.
     
  16. Gryffydd

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    Get whichever one fits your hand best.
     
  17. John Wayne

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    I'd say M&P, then Glock, then XD. I like my XDM9 a lot, but I'm not a huge fan of the regular XD line.

    While Glock is not my favorite, they do have a reliable .22 LR conversion available, and can also change calibers very easily. The G21 can also be converted to shoot 10mm.

    So, for a dedicated .45, get the M&P. I like the way it feels better. If you're looking for a versatile, "do-all" gun, get the Glock. The XD45 doesn't have a lot going for it, IMO.
     
  18. Mikhail Weiss

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    Springfield XD.

    I like Glocks in every other caliber, but their .45 models, SF or not, don't feel nearly as comfortable in my hand as the XD, and that lack of comfort isn't sufficiently compensated by the Glock's Lego-like parts abundance and swap-ability. I'd likely have the XD trigger improved though.
     
  19. Mr.Davis

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    Buying a car? Go Model T. Why get the imitation? That's how I see it.

    The only thing a Springfield XD has in common with the Glock is a polymer frame and striker-fired design.

    /runs screaming out of the thread
     
  20. shootinxd

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    Pull the slide from the frame,look at how both are built.You'll chose the XD.But you need to shoot them both for yourself.Carry guns are a personal choise-Yours!
     
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    Shot them both, I bought the XD

    Most of my shooting buddies have tried to get me to drink the Glock kool-aid but it had affect on my. The funny thing is they are starting to buy XD's and selling or sidelining there Glocks.
     
  22. Ughh

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    Yep, but guess who pioneered the polymer frame design: Glock. Every company now makes polymer pistols following Glocks great success. Even S&W new owners made a plastic gun with the M&P because they see this technology going somewhere and they want to get back on top of the pistol hierarchy like back in the 'ol days.

    The list of companies go on that made polymer pistols to go up against Glocks, springfield-armory XDs & XDm, Sig Sauer with the sp2022 and it's predecessors, CZ, etc, etc....
     
  23. Ughh

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    However Eugene Stoner was the first, period, to use plastic with the....

    --If you have to ask, then your just silly :neener:
     
  24. David E

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    Sorry, no. Might want to do some more research on this one.

    HK's VP-70, introduced in 1970, was the first poly framed handgun. It pre-dated the Glock by 12 years.
     
  25. Full Metal Jacket

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    i'd say glock, m&p, hi-point, then xd :evil:
     
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