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XD or Glock 9mm

Discussion in 'Handguns: Autoloaders' started by alwayswithmyp11, Feb 8, 2009.

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  1. alwayswithmyp11

    alwayswithmyp11 Member

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    My CC gun is a Kel Tec P11 and I'd like to get a larger gun for the range as I cannot go to the range with just a Kel Tec lol.

    I'd like to stick with 9mm so I only have to buy one caliber I can stock up on.

    I'm really looking hard at an Springfield XD-9 and Glock 17. They seem to be the most gun for the buck I can find in the $500 and less range.

    Problem is I cannot make up my mind, and I'd like to hear input from people who have owned or own these guns.

    Thanks for your help, and if you have a 9mm your looking to get rid of, email me at loudandlow@gmail.com

    Thanks guys!!!
     
  2. jc650

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    They are both good guns. No one can tell you for sure because what is comfortable for one person may not be for another. In short handle both and decide from there. Glocks fit me well so thats what I like but those SA's are pretty good too. Good luck.
     
  3. twoclones

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    When shopping for an auto loader, I picked up a Glock and raised it like I was going to fire it. Then did the same with an XD and that was all I had to know. For me, the XD pointed where I was looking and the Glock pointed way high.

    Buy what feels good in your hand.
     
  4. 9mmepiphany

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    the grip angle is the most noticeable difference when shooting. some folks just can't get used to one or the other.

    i'm actually most comfortable with the shorter Glock (19 fits my hand better) and the longer XD (tactical balances better)

    additionally the XD has a mag release on both sides of the frame and i find the takedown lever easier to use. if you get the XDm model, it has the interchangeable backstraps and match barrel
     
  5. louie19

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    Why would you be ashamed of your carry Kel-Tec? If it works for you, just bring it. Plus I would want to practice with whatever gun I carry.

    That being said, if you're looking for a Glock, get a G26. It is the closest in size to your P11 and uses the same ammo. If you want a Glock you can get your pinky on, then get the G19.

    With the XD, you'll introduce the grip safety which doesn't exist on your P11.
     
  6. viperstarbuck

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    Both are great and fairly similar. It'll depend on preference on things like grip angle and grip safety. Find out which pistol fells better in your hand. I have shot both and carry the Glock, and i would take either anywhere.
     
  7. possum

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    they are both great, really it comes down to what ever you like best. my xd has over 12000rds through it, and i couldn't be happier, i have a glock 23, and though it is a fine handgun, i would take the xd over the glock.
     
  8. phantomak47

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    Xd XD Xd XD, compare both of them, you will pick the XD.
     
  9. Quack

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    see if a range near you rent them & try them out. i tried to like the XD 3 different times. sold them because i like my Glocks better.

    that being said, i sold most of my glocks and bought 1911s.
     
  10. wow6599

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    IMHO, the S&W M&P9 is a better gun than a Glock or XD, and it's made in America by Americans - not in Austria or Croatia. The M&P line is the only "plastic fantastic" gun line I REALLY like. I also have a Kel-Tec P11 for my CCW, and it a darn good gun for that.
     
  11. fxstchewy

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    I like my XD service for the range but i like my G26 for carry over the XD9 or XDSC9.
     
  12. stogiegila

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    I started off wanting a Glock, (G19 to be exact), but once I saw the XD and felt it, and saw all the extras (i.e.grip safety, round indicator etc). I went with the XD. After shooting it for a while, I sold it for the G19. I discovered that I shot the Glock much better. The XD has a lot of muzzle flip, too much so for my liking and the Glock seemed easier to handle and I was shooting much more accurately.

    I later sold the G19 for a G26, which is better suited for my daily carry. I would recommend the G19 to anyone. But if you are trying to decide between the two, I strongly recommend renting each at a range and comparing. The XD felt great in my hand, until I actually shot it. Also the G19 is a gun that can be CCW'd ( I just like the G26 better).
     
  13. PhillyGlocker

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    Get a G19 or G26. Don't be lured away to purchase a Glock copy. Get the original.
     
  14. tbraddy

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    The best advice given yet: try both and see which one you like the best. The same engineer designed both pistols. I have a most anal friend who just sold his Glock for an XD. He says it fits his hand better, and he feels more comfortable with it. Both are stone reliable, get the one that fits.
     
  15. tbraddy

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    And, by all means, practice with your Kel-Tec. Know it well if it's your CCW.
     
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    The Glock has a history. There are plenty of years of use, plenty of examples of them shooting hundreds of thousands of rounds. Of all the things that can be said about the XD or the S&W M&P, that isn't one of them.

    John
     
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    I just sold a Glock for an XD, a 9mm, and for accuracy sake (i cant say for reliability yet) I will NEVER go back. Just from my experience shooting out of the box.
    FL=Sold on SA XDM
     
  18. alwayswithmyp11

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    haha, thanks guys, the posts go

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    It's great. Well I took your advise and went and shot them both. I almost threw the G17, hated how it felt in my hand, but the it kicked at least 1/2 as hard as the XD9.

    I did like the way the XD9 felt in my hand better, but hated the kick and my accuracy was better w/ the Glock.

    Couldn't make up my mind, so I tried a Glock 19... I think that's the one!!

    Now... WHO HAS A G19 FOR SALE?!?!?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. Hanafuda

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    Don't overlook the Smith M&P. Just sayin'.
     
  20. WaltherPPK

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    Both are great guns. But, my suggestion is to try the new XDm in 9mm.
     
  21. Ben86

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    Both are reliable and accurate and all that good stuff. The xd is more ergonomical to me though.

    I've been thinking about selling my Glock 17 with its conversion kit so I can pick up a ruger p95 and 22/45 instead. I've got this thing for Rugers lately. PM me if you're interested.
     
  22. CoRoMo

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    Very similar sitch here. My daily carry is also the P11.

    My wish list has a spot for a hi-cap 9mm, and I've always wanted to fill that need with a Glock 17 because... well, it's a Glock.

    I bought an XD45 to fill a different particular purpose I have.
    Now that I've experienced the XD, when I go to buy a hi-cap 9mm... it will be the XDm 9mm and not the Glock.

    I'll buy my wife a Glock.

    hth
     
  23. Freezebyte

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    Shot and own one. My first handgun as well. I was enamored and glazed over by the almighty "Glock" for years until I actually decided I wanted my own handgun and started researching. After holding, looking and researching both, I decided on the Springfield XDm. I was amazed at the saftey features built into it as well as the layout and design of the gun. The simple toolness field strip and the promo for two extra 19 round magazines for free was icing on the cake along with a bunch of other goodies. $570 after price matching.
     
  24. Jed Carter

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    Both are fine pistols, however the Glock magazines are some of the best at taking a beating. For ergonomics and function you should look to the Walther P99 as well.
     
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    I would get a Glock 19.

    It is the single most comfortable and balanced pistol of any kind or caliber
    that I have ever held and shot. In my opinion, it is a masterpiece; a best
    of breed item. It points and shoots like no other. And I don't even own one.
     
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