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Glock vs. XD-40

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by 68'chevelle, Feb 27, 2008.

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  1. 68'chevelle

    68'chevelle Member

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    Does the XD-40 have any comparison with the Glock?
     
  2. crew590

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    To me the grip angle is more natural on the XD. That's why I went with an XD40 instead of Glock (though I can shoot both). Is that what you meant by comparison? If not, ignore me. :)

    Jay
     
  3. DENALI

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    It has a polymer frame...It is also single action without the benefit of a manual safety, a big hit in my book. The Glock is DAO.
    I look it at like this, would you be comfy packing your 1911 around cocked and unlocked? Not many are...
     
  4. conrad carter

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    Go with Glock.
    "If you buy a SA "XD" pistol and you need a critical part, they will not sell it to you from Springfield Armory in Genesco, Illinois. You must send the gun to them. Try changing the pressed in extractor of an "XD" pistol that is made in Croatia, good luck, you will need it, even most platers can't get it out."
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    http://actionsbyt.blogspot.com/2006_12_24_archive.html
     
  5. Defensory

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    XD's are safer and more reliable than Crocks will ever be. XD's come with a lifetime warranty, and thanks to the fully supported chamber, they don't have lots of kabooms like Crocks and they don't eat your brass like Crocks. You can't reload with Crocks, which means you're going to spend a fortune having to always buy new major brand factory ammo for it.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springfield_Armory_XD
     
  6. Avenger29

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    I've seen more than once on this site that no auto pistol has a fully supported chamber. Glocks have supposedly gotten better in this regard (there is a thread in autoloaders about this), and there are aftermarket barrels.

    Go with whichever one fits you best, of course. Nothing wrong with Glocks or XDs.
     
  7. NG VI

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    recent Glocks in .40 caliber now have an either fully or pretty close to it supported chamber. I bought a 27 last week and it looks to be jsut as supported as my other pistols.
     
  8. boalex207

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    I own the XD40 Service model. Completely reliable, great ergonomics, and shoots like a champ. It would be a tackdriver but for the operator. :uhoh:
     
  9. 1858remington

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    I work for the courts in delaware. Our department just issued us the XD-40 in a 4inch. They tested the glock next to the XD and found the XD to be easier to shoot.

    In training with the weapon, our officers have fallen in love with the XD. Some officers, who previously were glock fanatics, sold their personal glocks and replaced them with the XD.

    I let my wife shoot my XD, and at christmas, she HAD TO HAVE the XD-9

    The loaded chamber and the firing pin indicators are great for checking the status of your firearm, without the need to look at the gun.

    I think you"ll also find that the XD lines up right to point of aim. glocks tend to point high causeing you to have to adjust your natural point of aim.

    Go to a range and shoot em both. you'll be an xd fan in no time.
     
  10. h-word

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    I can't say enough good things about my XDs. Both are .40 caliber on is the service model and the other a sub-compact. They fit great in my hand and point well for me.

    No amount of reading threads will beat first hand experience, so get out there and try 'em both. Even at the same time John Woo style...
     
  11. coyotehitman

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    When I bought my XD40, I tested it side by side with my Glock 22. The XD40 was not as reliable as my Glock out of the box. I had a lot of problems with it failing to return to battery, a few stovepipes, and going into slide lock with a partially full magazine. It did this with Blazer aluminum as well as CCI Gold Dots. In the first 400 rounds, I probably had a malfunction of some type in every other magazine. Never had a reliability problem with any Glock (owned a 17, 19, 34, 21, 22, 23, and 27) and none have ever required a break in period, though the 23 had some serious durability issues.

    After about 400-500 rounds and a little tweaking here and there, the XD began to run without a hitch. I have put about 2000 through it now and I do not recall a malf. since.

    Shooting it side by side with the G22 I found that it pointed better for me, it seemed more accurate in my hands (and I qualify with the G22 6 times per year), the recoil was noticeably less, and the trigger and trigger reset felt better (I wish the trigger reach were a little longer, though, and I think the pull needs to be heavier for liability reasons).

    What I did not like about the XD is that sometimes I would accidentally hit the slide release, causing the slide to lock open, and sometimes I do not fully depress the grip safety and it doesn't allow the gun to function properly. I would prefer the grip safety be removed, and I prefer a smooth trigger face.

    As for warranty:
    We had a frame rail break on a 23 and one call to Glock had a box of 12 frames delivered to us (we had 12 guns in a bad serial number range). I have needed replacement parts and one call had updated parts headed my way. Springfield also seemed very concerned over my XD, they asked me to send it in for evaluation and offered to send me a loaner gun during the interim period. Both companies take care of their customers.

    Neither gun is perfect, but both have their attributes.
     
  12. MarcusWendt

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    Yes, but the XD is a vast improvement on the Glock for Ergonomics alone. I don't hear any stories of XD Kabooms so thus far, that's an improvement. Made in the US of Croatia... oh wait, that doesn't count. ;)
     
  13. Defensory

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    From top to bottom, the XD is just a better, safer, more reliable weapon than the Glock.

    Glocks are notorious for kabooms, stovepipes, failures to eject, slamfires, questionable design features that noticeably increase the chances of negligent discharges, quality control problems such as defective frames etc. etc.

    The XD is the energizer bunny of its pistol class, whereas Glock has had a substantial number of weapons returned to them by dissatisfied law enforcement agencies.
     
  14. gunjunky

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    Defensory: Wow...would love to see the facts to support your remarks...internet boards don't count.

    I have done a side by side "tourture test" with an XD-9 and a G19

    The test; fire 1000 rounds of 9mm, in each gun, with multiple shooters, when the gun gets hot drop in snow or creek for cooling. We also dropped the guns in the mud. In other words we used what was on hand that day.

    The XD had a couple failures to feed and one to extract (as I recall). The failures to feed happend using modified M9 mags. The failure to extract happened right after a plunge in the snow for cooling. Edit; after re-reading, after seeing what COYOTE wrote, we did have a few failure to close the grip safety issues that day. Remember it was cold (snow) and some were wearing gloves. But I too do not see a need for a grip safety on this pistol.

    The Glock had no failures. But one of the night sight ampules did come out (Trigicon replace the set of sights, free). I think this happened when I tossed the gun in the creek and it struck a rock - it did not slam fire either.

    The XD does have superior ergonomics from the factory, at least all the shooters that day thought so, however. After grip work on the Glock (done at home this is easy and cheap) I think this is negated.

    After the test we tossed the guns in an ammo can for a couple of days before cleaning.
    Glock came out looking great, I had to bead blast and Duracoat the XD, it came out of the can orange:)

    Both are great guns I would take either into the fray with full confidense. I choose to own Glocks but will not bash the XD as I think choice, in a free market, is great. That G19 has seen about 10-12K rounds in my hands and I picked it up used. I have not been kind to the gun and it has seen many other "tests" on the range with students. If you are going to abuse the gun at all go Glock.
     
  15. PhillyGlocker

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    The Glock is better. It's that simple. Nothing has stirred up the handgun world like the Glock line of pistol. Let's be serious here. Immitated but not duplicated. Well at least not yet.
     
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    i think i have an aura of greatness around me i own a 20 and 21 and used to own a 27 and between the three ive fired probably 6000 rounds without and malfunction whatsoever i dont do any torture tests but i dont clean them either so this must mean i have an aura of greatness because i make notoriously bad functioning glocks perfect
    you may all begin bidding on a lock of my hair
     
  17. DENALI

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    Philly, don't waste your time with these people, they just troll from thread to thread stirring the pot until they get bannished and then they go and sign up with the next gun forum down the way and so it goes...............
     
  18. gunjunky

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    jgo296...I thought it was me..but it is you...that makes all these terrible Glocks run great...LOL

    Also one thing I don't care for on the XD. It seems very tall in the hand, the slide/bore axis is higher than the Glock. Is it just me?
     
  19. .357 magnum

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    Hi 68' Chevelle-

    Give the SW-MP a try too. The Best .40 I have ever owned. A real tack driver. The low bore-axis creates a very well balanced gun and makes your .40 recoil more straight back. Similar to a .45- Between the XD and Glock. I prefer the XD, because of the Grip angle. I have never been comfortable with the Grip angle on a Glock. That is just me of course. I own two .45 XD'S, Very Nice guns. Not quite as accurate as the MP though. The MP is THE most balanced of the bunch. All three are very reliable. For SD Ammo I switched to the Winchester 180gr Bonded. Best Damn .40 load I have ever shot! Hot load, great penetration and opens extremely well.:evil:

    I wish You the Best in your search:)

    The Best to You and Yours!

    Frank
     
  20. conrad carter

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    I had the MP .45. It was a strange gun to shoot. I took a finger nail file to the rough spots on the grip and smoothed it out a bit. I checked the barrel and slide length against other guns and found the slide was longer (thus oal) compared to barel length. For me, it affected shootability and gave the gun a ker-chunk ker-chunk feeling as it cycled. The trigger became more uncomfortable as I shot it and groups were nothing to write home about though it did shoot to point of aim right out of the box. I traded it for another Glock.
    Oh, and that thingey you have to pull up to dismantle the gun was awkward... and most importantly, they recommend you NOT shoot +P ammo through their guns.
     
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    "and most importantly, they recommend you NOT shoot +P ammo through their guns."


    is that just for the .45? I have the 9mm, and it says in the manual that +p is warrantied fine and doesn't say anything about it not being recommended. +p+, however, is not all covered.
     
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    They are both fine weapons and more than capable of doing the job in trained hands.


    How anyone can flat out say the XD is better than a Glock, is just ignorant. There are millions of Glocks in the hands of private citizens, LEO and government agencies around the world and have been for over 20 years.

    Sure the XD is a fine weapon, but it's got a long way to go to be flat out better than Glock.


    FWIW, I have owned many examples of both and have decided to stick with the Glock but do not consider myself a Glock kool-aid drinker.
     
  23. Defensory

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    Using your own evaluative criteria, I don't believe a word of your alleged comparison between the Glock and XD, because "internet boards don't count."! And this IS an "internet board" we're posting on right now. :p

    You provided no documentation whatsoever to substantiate YOUR alleged "test" results, thus NOTHING you said can be established as fact. :D
     
  24. tpaw

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    Six, one half, dozen of the other. The XD40 is an imitation Glock......:neener:
     
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    Defensory states:

    You must be dissapointed that you bought an XD, and wished you bought the Glock instead.........:banghead: I can tell by your assessment of Glocks, that your a REAL expert in handguns......:rolleyes:
     
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