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Which Polymer Handgun?????

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by larry24, Dec 29, 2007.

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  1. larry24

    larry24 Member

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    I am currently in the market for a new polymer handgun, I own 15 handguns but the only polymer pistol I own are several GLOCKS and one SIG PRO.

    Any input would be helpful..................Im leaning towards the XD as I personally think its a much better looking piece than the M&P......

    WHICH DO YOU GUYS PREFER?????


    THanks
     
  2. possum

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    welcome to thr! and i love when folks ask this question as it allows me to brag about the xd line. i have 2 xd's that i have ran hard and one that i have torture tested the heck out of. my service model has right at 6k through it, and my sc has right at 2k through it ,and i have never had a single issue with either. they are reliable as anything i have ever seen, accurate beyond belief and just plin fun to shoot. plus sa is a great company that takes care of thier customers, they have an awesome customer service department.

    the xd just feels great in my hand, great grip, both the angle and the the girth. i love em and i will defnetly by more in the future.
     
  3. Zach S

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    I cant decide if I want a P220 or a 5" XD45.

    I'd rather have the P220, but the XD45 is a lot less money, which I dont have at the moment, and I still have 3 guns to finish building before I can put a whole lot of thought into it...

    I guess, in short, I'm saying the XD...
     
  4. possum

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    though they are so much less you get so much gun for the money, they are really a value, both of mine are worth more than i paid for em. that is one reason i have not yet spent alot of money on handguns like sig and h&k, i can get so much gun or 2 for the price of one with the xd's, i have tons of experience with them, impressed as i can be and they have a lifetime warranty. hard to beat that. even if i had all the money in the world and moey was no object i would still own xd's i would have one in every configuration that they make.
     
  5. The Lone Haranguer

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    I prefer the M&P hand fit (which can be adjusted) and trigger action better than the XD, myself. Can you rent guns to shoot?
     
  6. Josh Aston

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    I've never heard anyone say they liked the looks of the XD over the M&P. I prefer the M&P and the Walther P99. Don't care for the Glocks, XDs, or HKs. Haven't tried the new Ruger, the Steyrs, or the FNPs.

    My one XD was the XD45 that so many are so in love with. It wasn't a bad gun I guess. The grip was way too long though. And the bore axis was entirely too high. Not to mention it just looked clunky and cheap. It was reliable and decently accurate though.
     
  7. Samgotit

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    Please don't leave out the "lowly", un-marketed Steyr M40 A1(or M9). I picked mine up this morning. I am stunned that this gun is going for $339 NIB at CDNN. It's every bit as put-together as any Glock (that's from a direct comparison of the two).
     
  8. possum

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    i don't know looks never mattered to me at all when it came to guns.

    i do like the fact that the m&p has the interchangable backstraps that is a good bonus that i hope more companies will start to do more often.
     
  9. larry24

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    Thanks Guys

    thanks for input guys,,,,,,,I know looks don't matter, however I take pride in all the guns I own and appreciate great physical characteristics and looks....

    What about the Taurus line of Polymer guns?????????? I have several of the revolver but never owned an automatic taurus?
     
  10. DENALI

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    Hey looks are plenty important and don't let anyone say otherwise. As to Tauras polymer pistol's like the 24/7 ect.. there just fine. I believe there about the equal of the XD but not the Glock or S&W. The great part is that company really stands behind there guns so you can shoot the hell out of them and not worry about a thing as they'll fix or replace just about anything. Last I checked the .45 version could be had with stainless slide for well under $400.00...............And that would be the one I latched onto..:)
     
  11. possum

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    i disagree.
    i put the xd's, glocks and the m&p's leaps ad bounds over the taurus line of handguns.

    taurus might have a lifetime warraty but good luck getting it backin any timely fashion, which isn't the case with sa, which has been good to me in the past. they did what i wanted and more, and had it ack to me in no time, the only company that has surpassed them and that is ruger, but i did get my xd refinished, adn a set of ight sites to go with it, and that does take a while i am guessing, i still had my xd back in little time,
     
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    taurus might have a lifetime warranty but good luck getting it back in any timely fashion, which isn't the case with sa, which has been good to me in the past. they did what i wanted and more, and had it ack to me in no time, the only company that has surpassed them and that is ruger, but i did get my xd refinished, adn a set of ight sites to go with it, and that does take a while i am guessing, i still had my xd back in little time.
     
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    You must not be to impressed with your Glock, or you would want another, so I won't recommend what I like the best:D
     
  14. larry24

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    I Love Glock Also

    I own a glock model 19 as well as a model 26....................I am huge fans of both. In fact, my model 26 is my CCW, and my 19 stays close by at home.
    I love glock for their reliability, toughness, and most of all-----ease of operation in a stressful situation.

    I just wanted something new to play with............................

    Thanks to all for your input..............I am a new member as of tonight and look forward to years of discussions with you guys..................
     
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    Another M&P fan here. I especially like the free mag and rebate special offered right now...
     
  16. SA Friday

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    Get a Glock 34 or 17, or an XD Tactical in 9mm, or wait and pick up an M&P 9mm 5". Get 6 good mags for the gun, an uncle mikes kydex holster and a good belt. Then come out to Fredricksburg this summer and shoot some USPSA matches. If you get one of the glocks and come out to play, I'll help you out setting it up to shoot Production division. It's the most fun you can have with your pants on.
     
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    My favorite poly guns are my S&W 99s (the same would go for the Walther P99). They have different backstraps to fit your hand and are very accurate and comfortable to shoot. Saw CDNN has some for pretty reasonable prices and they're worth a look. Top is a .45, bottom a .40
     

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    Welcome to THR !

    No experience with the M&P, so I can't say anything bad.

    BUT

    I have the XD40 Service model and I love it. Ergos, the external safety features, accurate, no problems ever other than the shooter. And, I think it's a good looking pistol.

    I'll be buying an XD Subcompact one of these days to join it.

    I say the XD takes a back seat to no GLOCK !
     
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    i loved the xd service so much i took a chance on the sc and i am glad that i did the sc xd is my favorite handgun it is all around great and i carry it everyday. plus the mags can go form the service to the sc all day long, ad you can get the full capacity in the sc gun, what canbe better than that?
     
  20. W.E.G.

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    I think you should buy a high-end 1911.

    Then you will remember why you got the Glock.

    Is there any polymer pistol that has surpassed the Glock?
    No?... I didn't think so.

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    Its frustrating to know that the quest for the grail has ended with the discovery of the Glock.
    But, this is the truth we must know.

    Spend your money on ammunition and training now.
     
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    Glock - you are already familiar with them.

    H&K P30 felt great too.
     
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    Love my XD40 4" bitone. Another 100 rounds through it today. Comfortable to shoot, natural point for me, and quick back on target. Much less recoil than the new S&W 642 .38 Special snub that I ran 50 rds through today.
     
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    Beretta PX4

    I own a PX4 in .40S&W and .45ACP and i LOVE this pistol. customizable grips, great feeling in the hand, reduced recoil, awesome accuracy and good styling. .40 was $429 with three mags and the .45 was $499 with three mags
     
  24. Lonestar49

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    Beretta Px4

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    +1 for the Beretta Px4 in 40cal or 9mm, and now out in 45cal (full size)

    My Px4 40cal has gone 5800 rounds without ANY failures, just 100%, and mine is still a kid, among many others that have gone twice that and more at 100%..

    One of, if not, the easiest guns to field strip, inspect, clean, and reassemble out there, bar none.. KEY

    The Px4's just keep on going, and going, and going.. and never take a Glock break.. ;)


    Ls

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    With Hogue fingered rubber slip-on sleeve, which I use.

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  25. usp9

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    It's time for a HK maybe? Everyone should own at least one. A P2000, P30 or HK45?

    Perhaps a Kahr, so light and small, yet competent...a P45 perhaps?
     
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