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Why Glock over an XDM?

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by KAS1981, Mar 29, 2012.

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  1. allaroundhunter

    allaroundhunter Member

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    I prefer a grip safety on a 1911 because it just feels right, and because I do like an extra bit of safety when running a 3.5 lb trigger as opposed to the 5.5 lb trigger on the Glock....as for the XD, I could do without it, but I can live with it too. If the grip safety is a "deal breaker", then you are just shallow ;)
     
  2. tdstout

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    The Grip safety on my 1911 has never bothered me, but then again I've never been shot in the hand. On the other hand (pun intended), I can shoot almost as good with my left hand as I can with my right. What would happen to all you glock shooters if you got shot in your trigger finger? Can you not just switch hands? We can do that with our grip safety guns too.
     
  3. FIVETWOSEVEN

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    I'm not a Glock shooter. The way he was shot allowed him to fire the gun but one round he wasn't able to fire because of his grip. If I couldn't use a hand I would switch to weak hand.
     
  4. WinThePennant

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    What if you got shot in both hands, and was unable to squeeze hard enough to activate the grip safety?

    I'd still be able to shoot my Glock...

    :)
     
  5. MikeRussell

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    Maybe you would be able to cause a round to fire, but if (in your example) you were shot in both hands and could not grasp the grip (it does not require squeezing a XD/XDm to disengage the grip safety), then you will not be able to aim, point, or shoot effectively. So the point is moot.

    Can we move on to the next excuse please?!
     
  6. tarosean

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    Im guessing that your not firing a plastic gun after the bullets pass through it too... Notice this fable starts with a steel gun.. lol
     
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  7. Kiln

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    I don't see the issue of the grip safety. The grip safety on the XDM is so easy to deactivate you won't even notice it if you even have a half limp grip on the gun. If you happen to be shot in the hand that you use to fire the gun, well that is why you should train with your off hand. I can't see anyone getting the type of accuracy they would want in a defensive situation with a hand that has just been torn apart by a pistol/rifle round anyways.

    For me the grip safety is nice but not exactly necessary. I don't see it being a serious handicap in a defensive situation because if you've ever actually held an XDM you'll know just how effortless holding in the grip safety is and if your shooting hand is hit during the encounter hopefully you've reverted to your other (still functional) hand.

    If you're one of those guys that deals in dramatic and far fetched "what if" scenarios, you might as well start training on firing your pistol with your feet...because what if both hands become disabled and can't fire a gun? Then you'll need to be able to shoot with your toes.
     
  8. ole farmerbuck

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    Grip safety

    I dont shoot my handguns much and I store them in their original boxes. When I do get my XDM's out, it's the easiest to reach in around the trigger get ahold of them. I've thought many times if it's loaded or not. They're not but with the grip safety I shouldn't have to worry about it going off if I do pull on the trigger, right?
     
  9. Madcap_Magician

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    Are we talking about the same Croatia? Perhaps you have it mistaken with Saudi Arabia. Or Sudan. Or Myanmar.

    Unless you have information you'd like to share.

    It's one thing to say "Buy USA," but to say you shouldn't by an XD because Croatia is a "Third-world nation that supports slave labor and has no human rights or labor contracts" is just plumb ignorant.
     
  10. mingansr

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    ;)quickly quoting,

    "Posted by: Madcap_Magician
    On: April 11, 2012 12:50 PM


    ---Quote (Originally by jackpinesavages)---
    e. Why buy from a 3rd world nation (SA's XD facility in Croatia) that supports slave labor, no human rights, and no labor contracts for positive human treatment?
    ---End Quote---
    Are we talking about the same Croatia? Perhaps you have it mistaken with Saudi Arabia. Or Sudan. Or Myanmar. "

    oh, Madcap Magician, there jackpine goes again. any post out here regarding SA and XD's gets his same old rant. you know what it is? he's jealous of the XD line, he really is. i've offered to take him to my fabulous gun club, very few of which are better, at the price, and let him warm his barrels (and of course, my XD!) gratis for a big favor he did for my brother in keying us in on a free C C class in WI. he reneged on the offer. and i know why. fear of the coming dominance of the XD line, which will fill the world with an ever better line of XD's, the latest of which is the XDS, for Slim, single stack, now in .45acp, but soon to be in 9 mm and .40sw. they're gonna have such huge demand, they'll have to open a plant in the US just to save on shipping cost. and our best in the world workforce will produce the weapons. and it'll be a union shop! (sorry, Gov Walker;))

    he's afraid he'll trade his Glocks in for pennies on the dollar for the opportunity to purchase my xd 40. well, my xd isn't for sale. 439 plus tax for gun, case, 2 double mag holders, 5 mags, holster, which would be fine for open carry in WI, speed loader, lock, brush.

    jack pine, you savage, gotcha, my friend! ha.
     
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  11. Kiln

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    Wow. You're a real patriot. I'm just glad there's one guy in the USA who has never ever supported any products that were produced my slave labor...unless of course you can look around the room you're in and find something made in China. If you can then you too have supported slave labor.
     
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