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Springfield XD or Smith M&P?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by Knives, Dec 3, 2008.

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  1. Knives

    Knives Member

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    Hi guys. I'll be picking up a new carry pistol in May and my original choice was the Smith in .40s&w. A buddy of mine let me have a look at his XD and now I am conflicted. I like them both and I think the XD is less expensive, but money won't be a deciding factor.

    What are your thoughts?
     
  2. jsalmon_23

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    xd all the way

    In my personal opinion Springfield is the way to go much nicer!
     
  3. The Lone Haranguer

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    I rented both, liked the trigger action and fit/feel of the M&P better, and purchased a 9mm compact, which has run flawlessly. But either will serve you well.
     
  4. dakotasin

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    i have both (in 40).
    i much prefer the smith.
     
  5. Ringer

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    Personal choice. I have nothng against XD's but I'll keep my M&P. Agree that either will serve you well. Shoot both and decide what's best for you.
     
  6. f4t9r

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    A vote for XD
     
  7. gglass

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    You would have to pry my M&P 40 from my cold dead hand.

    I almost bought the XD, but the gun dealer was wearing his M&P and it prompted me to ask why he choose that particular one. After an associates degree worth of information on the M&P, I decided to try their range rental M&P 40... I was sold.

    After 400+ rounds, I still can't find anything about the M&P to nit pick. I can't think of any other gun that I own that has I could say that about.

    A real bonus - M&P is made in America... not an Eastern Block country like Croatia.
     
  8. possum

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    i prefer the xd but that is up to you to descide for yourself what you like.
    i have over 9k through my xd service model and i love it.
     
  9. Deadheadted37

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    XD for me.
     
  10. sparky923

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    Another vote for the M&P. I've got one in .40 and love it.
     
  11. Mike J

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    I have an XD. I haven't shot the M&P but I agree with Ringer. You should shoot them both-then decide which you like best. Whats best for me might not be for you.
     
  12. Yosemite**Sam

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    I own 2 M&P's one full size and one compact. I also own a Springfield XD full size and they're all in 9mm. The Springfield has the best out of the box trigger of the black guns.

    Personally I like the feel of the M&P over the XD. The M&P feels better as a point shooter.

    The XD sights are somewhat lacking. Read Springfield's disclaimer at the back of the owners manual. "They may shoot point of aim point of impact at 25 yards or the may shoot high." :confused:

    I'm friends with the Rangemaster for a small local P.D. that is in the midst of changing over to the XD's. Because my XD shoots high I asked him how their guns were shooting. Out of 20 guns received 18 shot high and 2 shot point of aim point of impact.
     
  13. ZeBool

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    Most definately the XD, I have a service model that has been absolutely stellar.
     
  14. heavyshooter

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    I vote XD. They are both good guns so it's all a matter of preference. I believe that they are both going to knock a dent in Glock's profit margin. It will be small but noticed.

    Heavy
     
  15. flynlr

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    I vote M&P 40, I liked mine so much as my carry gun , I bought another as a spare.
     
  16. Dday

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    Seems like it is 50/50. Go to a range and spend time shooting both. I personally lean toward S&W because I can't get over the fact that the SA is built in eastern Europe. SA is offering some great deals right now, so that might just be enough to sway the scale toward them. Shoot both before buying.
     
  17. Mr. Bojangles

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    I have an xd-m .40 that I purchased new for $550, and it has functioned well thus far with about 250 rounds through it. It's a lot of gun for the money and I don't regret the purchase, although I would feel better about it if it were made in the U.S.A.
     
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    M&P 40 for sure. I had the same conflict but when it came down to it, I just liked the fit and finish of the M&P. The compact is much less boxy than the XD, therefore is more comfortable when carrying. I have no complaints what so ever about the M&P and would definitely recommend it to anyone.
     
  19. Walkalong

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    XD by a mile, maybe a mile and a half.
     
  20. gtmtnbiker98

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    Well, if it's a regular XD then I would opt for the M&P any day and twice on Sunday. But the XDm is a different story and a much harder comparison.
     
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    I have an xd-9 s.c. and love it
     
  22. SightSeeker

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    Just bought my M&P with no regrets. Test drove the the big 3 before I decided.

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  23. Ben86

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    I recently bought an m&p9c over the xd compact just because it felt better in my hand. Also the xd looks to have a higer bore axis. Oh, and S&W is 100% made in the USA, in a crappy economy that means a lot to me. I bet both are great guns though.
     
  24. james_bond

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    All the M&Ps I have handled had "gritty" trigger pulls they might have been dirty or not broken in enough, but they were gritty. the XD has always been smooth feeling to me I love my XD 45.
     
  25. Butter

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    Have both, and like both, but for me Mr. Bond's statement is true: M&P (for me) equals gritty trigger that does get better at the 1K mark but better grip; XD = better trigger and good ergos, if not as svelt a grip as on the M&P. Both are good pistols and you could go far from bad choosing either. :) Or as some of us have, choose both! Solves the problem right there.
     
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