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Trade XD-45 for WHICH 9mm @ Gun Show Tomorrow

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by StrikeFire83, Mar 3, 2007.

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Which one should I trade my XD-45 for??

  1. CZ-75B

    28 vote(s)
    24.1%
  2. Browning HP – MKIII

    26 vote(s)
    22.4%
  3. XD-9

    28 vote(s)
    24.1%
  4. Sig P239

    8 vote(s)
    6.9%
  5. Sig P226

    26 vote(s)
    22.4%
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  1. StrikeFire83

    StrikeFire83 Member

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    Okay, so I've had my XD-45 for awhile now, and I really like it. Problem is, I CANNOT afford to shoot it. For me, its not worth having a gun that I cannot shoot.

    I AM NOT ASKING IF .45 ACP IS A BETTER OR WORSE ROUND, I'M ASKING FOR ADVICE ON WHICH GUN I SHOULD GET GIVEN MY CURRENT WEAPONS:

    1) Glock 17
    2) Kahr K9
    3) Ruger SP-101

    I've got 2 other 9mms, I have confidence in the round, and would like another pistol in the caliber. What do yall recommend. And what would be a realistic trade for an XD-45 in 98% condition?
     
  2. 10-Ring

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    I would go w/ the G17 :D
     
  3. StrikeFire83

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    Already got her, ts my ALWAYS gun and I would never part with it.

    I think I'm itching for either a SA or a DA/SA. I guess we'll just have to see what takers are there tomorrow at saxet.
    :neener:
     
  4. ugaarguy

    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

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    The Glock 19 which has the same manual of arms as the 17, and can use its bigger brother's mags is a logical choice. If you prefer your XD, other than its caliber, over your Glock then trade the XD 45 for an XD 9 service. If you get the XD service then trade the Glock 17 for an XD 9 Tactical at some point and keep a consistent manual of arms pair of 9mm pistols in full and mid size. With the Kahr K9 you're covered on the compact 9mm end so I'd hold off on an XD 9 sub compact ot Glock 26. Really I think it just comes down to whether you'd prefer to a Glock or an XD. Go with whichever platform fits your hand best and you shoot best.
     
  5. ugaarguy

    ugaarguy Moderator Staff Member

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    In light of that (posted while I was typing my first reply - it happens ) I would have recommended a Glock 19, but
    SA - Browning or FN Hi-Power, the original double stack mag Euro "wonder nine" and arguably the finest 9mm pistol ever built.
    DA/SA - 3rd Gen S&W metal frame auto, Ruger P95, used SIG-Sauer, CZ-75, or FN FNP jump to mind as great choices.

    Edit: Again, get each gun in your hands and see what fits best. Something will fit your hand well and it'll let you know it's the one to get.
     
  6. StrikeFire83

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    Yeah, I'm kind of excited. My dad has a High Power that I like to shoot, my friend a sig p220 that I've shot a few times and its great. Never fired a CZ, but there's just something about them.

    The G17 will be MY poly9, the Kahr deep concealment, and the one I'll get tomorrow will just be some icing on the cake.
     
  7. GarandOwner

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    Buying/trading a new gun because you cant afford .45 doesnt make sence to me.....arent you eating up your savings of a cheaper caliber by BUYING a new gun?:scrutiny: Personally Id want more variety than all 9mm, but thats just me
     
  8. GarandOwner

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    that being said, Id vote for the P99
     
  9. StrikeFire83

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    I've got a .357 that I can shoot .38s out of. I almost never shoot it because even 38s are like $10 bucks a box. I can get BRASS 9mm for $5 a box. The idea would be a STRAIGHT TRADE, maybe put in like $100 or less. It's a problem of $$ over time.

    I'm a young guy with limited income, and I can get 2 boxes of 9mm for ever .8 box of 45. Having a variety of guns that share the same ammo means I can get a great day's shooting in without the same (cheap) ammo.

    Makes sense to me. And 9mm JHP will kill/stop someone if i even need the weapon for self defense. All this business about it being a spitwad round is silly.
     
  10. daysleeprx

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    You say you like the XD-45...why not trade it for an XD9?
     
  11. Cokeman

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    If the show is anything like the ones that come to Utah, you will be keeping your XD. At the shows here, you would have the choice of trading it for hot sauce, jerky, or a worn out overpriced piece of crap gun.
     
  12. BADUNAME2

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    If ya absolutely gotta have another nine, then I'd go with the CZ. You're probably not going to see HiPower level dollars out of your XD.

    My thought, though, rather than getting rid of the .45, swap one of the nines that seem to be beseiging you for a dillon square deal, and roll your own .45s.

    ~~~Mat
     
  13. Pk14

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    Does anyone make a .22 conversion kit for your XD?

    If cost of ammo is your only issue, a decent .22 conversion kit could answer the mail.

    I have conversion kits for both my pre-B CZ-75 and my Kimber .45s - they are are great for working on grip, function, and trigger control. I usually start with 100 rds of .22 and finish with 25-50 rounds of .45 (or 9mm) - saves around $20 / session.

    If you are set on picking up a 9mm, I highly recommend the CZ.

    Good luck,
    Pk
     
  14. legion3

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    Given the choices the CZ would be my choice, but don't pay any extra cash $ for it...trading at a gunshow the dealer always wants cash even if the gun your trading in is worth twice as much :uhoh:

    But I would choose a Glock 19 or 26
     
  15. Ala Dan

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    Logical Choice

    I think you pretty much answered your own question, by stating that you
    really LIKE your Spingfield XD- .45 ACP; but its just that you can't afford
    too shoot it, is this correct? If so, then I suggest that you trade for the
    Springfield XD-9; as the trade won't ruin your bank account, and ammo
    (REM-UMC, Blazer Brass, MagTech, etc) only runs $9.88 + tax per 50
    rounds at our store.
     
  16. distra

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    Well if you have to get rid of it, BHP is my vote. Before you trade it, have you thought about reloading? I decided it was best to reload and keep my .45 habit going. :D Used presses eithe single or progressive can be had for a couple 100 bucks. My $0.02
     
  17. CajunBass

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    I'd think about reloading for the 45, before I'd take a beating on it in a trade, and you will trake a beating if you try to trade it. I'd get one of those little Lee Loaders, a plastic mallet, and few bucks worth of extra tools. For less than the $100.00 at least, you'll lose on the trade, you can be reloading. It won't be fast, but I put up thousands of rounds of 45 acp with one of those little kits years ago. The ammo shot just fine.

    But if you were in Virginia, I'd swap you my XD-9 straight up for it. :D
     
  18. kansas45

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    I would keep the XD & start reloading. Both My XD45 Tactical & XD45 Service pistols are great guns. I have 1911's & a revolver in 45 ACP also. I do like my 9mm 's a lot. I started loading with a RCBS Rockcrusher & still use it. I have added a Dillon 550 & it makes things go much faster. You will find reloading to be a very rewarding & interesting hobby. Think about it. If you decide to let loose of your 45, sell it to a buddy outright then go to the store & buy a XD9 Tactical.
     
  19. Geno

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    I have come to the conclusion that selling firearms is a waste of time, energy and most of all money. Rarely one makes a good sale, meaning they don't lose their shirt and pants with it. Everytime one sell a firearm, they might as well just open their wallet and let the guy reach in and grab a first full of dollars! If .45 ACP ammunition is expensive shoot, how much more so is taking a flatout loss through the sale? Buying an additional 9mm will not save money. I would consider shooting a .22LR more, and reloading the .45 ACP.
     
  20. fattsgalore

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    I'm not going to act like i understand your reasoning but who the heck am I to question. Well I picked the Sig p226 if they let me vote twice I'd of picked the BHP or CZ.
     
  21. nelson133

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    +1 on reloading. If you think .45 acp factory loads are expensive. try .44 special or .45 long colt. Even buying the cast bullets I can shoot these for $5 a box, and you don't need several hundred dollars in equipment to do it.
     
  22. tango3065

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    Glock 19, Sig226, or CZ P01. Out of your poll I picked the 226.
     
  23. BryanP

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    Hmm. Let's see.

    You have.

    1) Glock 17
    2) Kahr K9
    3) Ruger SP-101

    You're looking at

    CZ-75B
    Browning HP – MKIII
    XD-9
    Sig P239
    Sig P226

    You have one full sized 9mm in the G17, therefore the choice of all but the P239 is purely a whim.

    You have the K9 and the SP101, both of which are small enough for CCW, therefore making the P239 purely a whim.

    The only hint you give is that you love the XD45. You know you like it and can shoot it well. So replace it with the same gun in 9mm and be done with it.
     
  24. JDGray

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    Buy a press

    Love my CZ:D After the initial cost, reloading will save you a ton. Reloading for the 45, you'll recover the start up in 1000rds, but thats if you buy red(Lee):D
     
  25. briansp82593

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    get a browning classic they be purrrtty
     
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