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Which is better, Glock or Springfield XD??

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by savage22, Jan 23, 2011.

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  1. savage22

    savage22 Member

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    Hello all, I have a question regarding which gun is better. It may be that some of us think one over the other because of personal preference, but I am interested in both personal thoughts and facts on both pistols. I have a Glock 21, which I love, and my brother has a Springfield XD .45 ACP. I have shot his at the range and I still like mine better, although this is probably just personal preference.

    So...which pistol is better, the Glock or the Springfield XD??
     
  2. hirundo82

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    Glock is my preferred platform (I don't like the high bore axis of the XD), but both are good, reliable guns from reputable manufacturers. It really comes down to personal preference.
     
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    In my limited experience with XDs and Glocks, it's a tie. It just depends on which one suits you better, and that can change model to model.
     
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    I like glock, I pretty much gave up after trying to find something more Attractive that I liked to shoot as well. Ugly blocky glock all the way
     
  5. dehughes

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    "Which is better, Glock or Springfield XD??"

    Yes.



    But seriously, I owned one of each until yesterday. I'll let the internet guess which one I sold....
     
  6. mstrat

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    Exactly. :)

    Unless you're buying some obscure branded firearm, or a beat up used one, it's a safe bet that any modern firearm from a reputable company is going to do what it's supposed to do, and not do what it's not supposed to. Every company has lemons, but in general 99.99% of the time it's all about personal preference.
     
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    I like the lower bore axis of glock, but prefer the mag release of the XD...I think I like the Glock trigger more, but the insides of the XD are built so heavy they have been called "bullet proof." Definitely a toss-up in my book.
     
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    I've shot the hell out of some XD's, five inch tactical and subcompact model. They are better than the Glock in my opinion. I'd still take a decent 1911 over either of them.
     
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    I like the Glocks better than the XD's.
     
  11. Weevil

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    I prefer the Glock.

    As mentioned lower bore-axis for better control, and the Glock trigger has a shorter reset for more rapid fire and less chance of short-stroking.

    The Glock is a simpler design with fewer parts and is much easier to detail strip and reassemble than the XD. No roll-pins in the Glock design so no need for a hammer and punch. If all you ever do is field strip and clean then the XD is fine but personally I like to strip them down to the individual parts to clean, polish, and inspect and this is one area where the Glock is head and shoulders above most guns out there.

    Then there's the support aspect if you do need a part. You can buy every single part for a Glock and not just from Glock there are dozens of aftermarket sources for parts and accessories as well. Last I heard the only way to get an XD part is to send the gun back to Springfield and have it replaced by them.

    They're both decent guns but like anything else it all depends on what you want from a gun and what you plan to do with it.
     
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    Glocks are proven over a longer period. More mods are available. Simple designs are much more reliable for me. No safeties. No dated design.

    XDs shoot well, though. If you're a 1911 guy, the grip angle is the same. Some people like grip safeties. Some like the loaded chamber indicator. The extras that come with the gun don't suit everyone (holsters, etc). Finish on the slide is not as durable.

    It's just preferences. Nothing more. Buy one and just be happy. If not, sell it. Someone will buy it.
     
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    I own 2 XD's and I would take a stock glock trigger any day. Although since I did a trigger job on my 40sc I love it. Like what was said before they are both great reliable guns.


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    Whichever one feels best in your hand, and if you can try them out ahead of time, whichever one you shoot better.

    They are equal in quality and reliability, but yes, Glock parts and mags are more plentiful.
     
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    I prefer XDM better safety, bore axis is a hair higher, but lower than most like a 1911. Glock dropped the ball on the GEN 4's they released a gun before they were ready. That alone killed it for me on Glocks. Better mag release on XD'S better package deals included with purchace. SA customer support second to none.
     
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    I had an XD 45, traded it for the XDm .40. Also have a Glock 22. I prefer the XDm over the Glock. Seems to have less recoil and Twist when shooting. Did not like the XD .45. The double stack made it too heavy for my liking. I will be replacing the .45. Have been eyeballin the Para GI Expert. Any comments on this gun out there? Your opinions appreciated;)
     
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    Both have a repuration as reliable psitols. Your choice will most lkely be determined by how they feel in your hands.
    I have shot and carried Glocks but prefer the ergonomics of the S&W99 and current S&W M&P line.
     
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    On a serious note, I say Glock. I like the XD's ergos but I just can not stand grip safeties
     
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    That's weird....it's a passive safety...if you are holding the gun it will fire.

    Color me confused...
     
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    Matter of personal preference. I prefer the Glock.
     
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    I have both and will continue to own and shoot both. I can shoot both pretty well, but I often find that people I take shooting have a natural preference for one or the other. Both great pistols. I have full confidence in either one...
     
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    They are similar, but fit very in the hand very differently. I love glocks, but I can't stand the grip angle...they just aren't pleasant for me to shoot.

    For that reason...


    I shoot Sig!:neener:
     
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    I like both, but overall, I prefer Glocks.

    I really didn't like the XD trigger like I thought I would.
    Even though it's single-action, it was still kind of heavy with too much travel for my taste.
     
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    Which do you shoot best? I have an XD-40 that I like. I have shot my neighbors Glock 23. If I had bought one of them I would have been happy. I like them both.
     
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